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Teen stuff

Teens Services is gearing up with a number of clubs this fall for students.  Girls Who Code gives girls in grades 6-12 a chance to learn how to create mobile apps, games or websites. This is an ongoing program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. The club will meet twice a month on Sundays from Oct. 1 to June 3, from 1 to 3. This club is supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund. Another technology-based club is STEM Club for Middle School Students, beginning Sunday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 4 for kids in grades 6 to 8. The kids will experiment and learn in a fun environment. This club also is supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. No experience is necessary for either club, but a full-season commitment is expected. Club details are available on the library’s website.Registration is required for all clubs either online or by calling 203-762-6342.

Do-gooders unite

The library is looking for a few good, committed kids who want to make other people’s lives just a little bit brighter. Students in grades 6 through 8 who join the RAKtivist Club become part of a world-wide movement that practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month, kids in the club will do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. Baking cookies for a senior living community, making dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorating gingerbread houses for local agencies, reading to the elderly are just some of the activities the club will undertake to spread some joy.  The dates for the club meetings are Oct. 3, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1. A full season’s commitment is highly encouraged. The program is sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration is required.

Training for a drug crisis

An informational presentation, a demonstration, and training session is being given at the library entitled, How to Respond to an Overdose: Narcan Information and Training Session, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Participants will learn how to acquire and administer Narcan, a life-saving medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose situations. Local legislators and experts will discuss legislative efforts and other resources to combat the opioid crisis. Free Narcan kits will be distributed courtesy of Silver Hill Hospital. The program is hosted by state Reps. Gail Lavielle and Tom O'Dea, state Senator Toni Boucher, and Wilton First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice. It is sponsored by Silver Hill Hospital, Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services and Human Services Council. There is no charge. Registration is recommended.

Money, money, money

The library is hosting an introductory seminar on Women and Wealth on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m.  This seminar will provide information ranging from simple terms and definitions to investment strategies. Speaker Laurie Stefanowicz, senior vice president and managing partner at Catamount Wealth Management in Westport, is responsible for working with clients to design financial plans and portfolios that best meet their needs and situation. See the library’s registration link for more speaker details. There is no charge. Registration is highly recommended.

The library will close at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5 in preparation for the 18th Annual Ladies’ Soirée Fundraiser. To register for programs, visit and click on Events or call the Circulation Desk at 203-762-6334 for adult programs, the Children’s Library at 203-762-6336, Teen Services and Innovation Station at 203-762-6342.