Summertime fun for kids

This week’s summer fun includes crafts, book group, story times, space exploration and more from the decade of the 1960s. The Pages Through the Ages summer reading program has 1960s crafts on Monday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during Drop-in Summer Crafts. The crafts are sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Drop-in Story Times take place on Tuesday, July 16 at various times throughout the day depending on age groups. The times can be found on the library’s website. The Wonderful Wednesday program on July 17, from 3 to 4 p.m., is Space Exploration provided by the Discovery Museum. The 1960s was a great time for space exploration and this program will highlight how astronauts work and live in extreme environments. The activity is for kids in grades K through eight. Registration is required. The Space Exploration program is made possible by the Sherman Family Fund. Movie Theater Thursdays on July 18 features the Walt Disney classic, One Hundred and One Dalmatians (rated PG) at 10:15 and Escape from Planet Earth (rated PG) at 2. Healthy snacks will be provided. There is no registration and no fee. The movies are sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Dancing Through the Decades on Friday, July 19, from 3 to 4,  showcases the Groovy Dances of the 60s with Debra MacDonald from Wilton Dance Studio for kids K and up. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Reading fun

On Monday, July 15, the Un-Book Club (Not Just for Readers) gets together for kids in grades 2 and up, from 4 to 4:45. This week’s selection is Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Registration is required; there is no fee. The program is sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.

Weir Farm artist’s reception

Lisa Gabrielle Russell is the July Weir Farm artist-in-residence who will be holding her reception and exhibition at the library on Monday, July 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program is co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. There is no charge. Registration is suggested.

Hot topic

The League of Women Voters and the library present this quarter’s Reel Mondays Film Series with a showing of Hot Coffee on Monday, July 15, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The film reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who gained national attention when she sued McDonald’s because she spilled hot coffee on herself. The film explores how and why the case received so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. The program will be moderated by attorney Larry Reilly, a civil trial lawyer who works exclusively for injured plaintiffs in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. For more information about the moderator, please visit the library’s website. Registration is recommended.

Teen activities

Teens get involved in creating their own champion desserts and are introduced to classic Mel Brooks comedies this week in Teen Services. On Tuesday, July 16, from 3 to 5, teens get to participate in Dessert Wars, where they team with other kids to fashion one-of-a kind desserts.  The creations will be judged on taste, creativity and presentation. Space is limited so registration is essential. Teen Movie Double Feature takes place on Wednesday, July 17, from 4 to 8, with two classic Mel Brooks films, Men in Tights and Young Frankenstein. Pizza will be served. Registration is suggested. Both programs are sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Concert series continues

The Summer Music & More Concert Series begins tonight with Chance Browne and the Twinkies at 5, and continues next week with The Bernadettes on Thursday, July 18. The Bernadettes bring a lively performance of R&B, disco and Motown selections. Steve Kazlauskas will perform his Echoes of Sinatra show on Thursday, July 25. The concert series is made possible by The Village Market. To register for any program, visit the library’s website at wiltonlibrary.org