Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair is Saturday, July 20 and the library will be front and center with its Summer Sidewalk Book Sale. An endless supply of gently used books great for vacation/beach reading will be on sale from 10 to 4. Books will be replenished as supplies are purchased. This year the sale has a trove of pristine golf books — early holiday shopping for the golf fanatic. Shop early; shop often.
Fun activities for kids
Summer programs at the library are off to a great start with something to do every day of the week. Drop-in Summer Crafts takes place on Monday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. This week’s theme for Pages Through the Ages is the 1970s, so programs will reflect this decade including the crafts. Drop-in Story Times are on Tuesday, July 23 for babies to eight-year-olds. The website has times and age groups. Bubbles are the fun for Wonderful Wednesdays on July 24, from 3 to 4. Keith Michael Johnson will be presenting his Secret World of Bubbles in the Bubbleology program for kids in kindergarten and up. Registration is required. This week’s Movie Theater Thursdays on July 25 features Honey I Shrunk the Kids at 10:15, and Return to Nim’s Island at 2. Dancing through the Decades on Friday, July 26, from 3 to 4, highlights Disco Dances of the 70s. Crafts, Bubbleology, the movies and Dancing through the Decades are made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Book club for kids
This week’s Un-Book Club (Not Just for Readers) will meet on Monday, July 22, from 4 to 4:45, to listen to My Dog May Be a Genius by Jack Prelutsky. The program is for kids in second grade and up who want to hear stories and have fun activities. Participants receive a free copy of the book. Registration is required; there is no fee. The program is sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.
Teens find things to do
Teens this week have a Scavenger Hunt in the library on Tuesday, July 23, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. They will be tracking through the stacks, searching the computers and testing their book, movie and music knowledge in a scavenger hunt throughout the library. Teams of kids entering grades 6 through 12 will compete. Pizza and dessert will be served. Registration is required. Then on Wednesday, July 24, from 3 to 5, teens have an Animated Movie Workshop where they can become mini-movie directors. The teens will learn how to make animated movies online using Xtranormal. Registration is required for both teen programs which are sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Steve Kazlauskas brings his Echoes of Sinatra show to the library’s Summer Music & More Concert Series on Thursday, July 25, from 5 to 6:30. The concerts are sponsored by the Village Market with wine donated by Michael Crystal. The concerts are free, along with the refreshments and wine. In Harmony will perform on a special night on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 8:30, to conclude the concert schedule. The concerts are open to the public.
What’s new at the library
Patrons who are regular users of the library’s Internet computers may notice a change in the coming weeks. The older models are being replaced and the new systems will feature Windows 7. The purpose of the upgrade is twofold: Microsoft will no longer be supporting the Windows XP operating system as of April 2014, therefore the library is migrating to the supported Windows 7; Windows 7 is a more stable and capable operating system and is the standard installed on new computers. If there are any questions during use, reference librarians will be available to help patrons.
The Bernadettes are the featured performers at tonight’s Summer Music & More Concert Series at 5 p.m. To register for programs, please visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult and teen programs and ext. 217 for children’s events.