Steve Kazlauskas, a new performer in the Summer Music & More Concert Series is appearing tonight at 5, with his “Echoes of Sinatra” show. The concert is free and open to the public with free refreshments. The last performance of the series will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7, with the group In Harmony bringing their enthusiastic doo-wop vocals to the library for the sixth year in a row. The concert series is made possible by the Village Market; the wine is donated by Michael Crystal.
Dancing, reading, crafting and more
There is more summer fun for kids this upcoming week, beginning with dancing, reading, crafts, and animals. On Friday, July 26, the Dancing Through the Decades program finishes up the week of the 1970s with disco fun provided by Debra MacDonald of Wilton Dance Studio, teaching moves that would even make John Travolta envious from 3 to 4 p.m. in a program sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Monday, July 29 has Drop-in Summer Crafts from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Drop-in Story Times take place for babies through eight-year olds on Tuesday, July 30. The Beardsley Zoo and its furry and human representatives visit the library on Wednesday, July 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. in a Wonderful Wednesdays program made possible by the Sherman Family Fund. The program is for kids entering kindergarten and up. Registration is required. Movie Theater Thursdays on Aug. 1 will be screening The Fox and the Hound (Rated G) at 10:15 and Lilo and Stitch (Rated PG) at 2. The movies are sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. The week finishes with the Dancing through the Decades program on Friday, Aug. 2 with dances from the 1980s (think moonwalk) sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Registration is required.
Young readers get together
This week there are two programs that encourage reading for kids. The Tales to Tails program takes place on Saturday, July 27, from 11 to noon. This program gives kids a chance to read to gentle therapy dogs provided by ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue). These quiet pups give reluctant readers a relaxed environment to practice reading out loud. Children must be independent readers. Registration is required. On Monday, July 29, from 4 to 4:45, the Un-Book Club (Not Just for Readers) gathers to hear this week’s selection, Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise. Children in grades 2 and up will listen to the story and participate in fun activities relating to it. Registration is required; there is no fee. The program is sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.
Teen Chef Challenge takes place on Tuesday, July 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. with kids working in teams to compete in three delicious rounds — appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Each team will work from a specific basket of required ingredients, as well as a pantry of add-on selections. A panel of judges will announce a winner of each round and choose an overall champion, with each dish being judged on taste, creativity and presentation. On Wednesday, July 31, kids will get creative in Duct Tape for Teens, from 4 to 5:30. Kids will learn how to transform colored and patterned duct tape into wallets, purses, ties and more. Registration is required for both activites. They are sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Registration for any of the programs listed above can be made by visiting wiltonlibrary.org and clicking on Events or by calling the library at 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs, ext. 243 for teens and ext. 217 for children’s activities.