National Library Week
National Library Week takes place April 8-14 and Wilton Library, as always, welcomes everyone through its doors. During the week, kids will have a chance to watch Vacation Movies at 3, beginning with April 10 — Coco; April 11 — Ferdinand; and April 12 — Despicable Me 3. They also will have their regular story times on Tuesday, Terrific Tales for Two and Threes at 10:15 and Wednesday, Books for Babies at 10:15, and Wonderful Ones and Twos at 11. Movement and Dance for Little Ones takes place on Friday, at 11. A new Lego Club continues April 9, from 4 to 4:45 for kids in grades K and up. Details for all the above mentioned programs may be found on the library’s website.
Passport to Connecticut
The month of April also kicks off the Passport to Connecticut Libraries program. This is a program in which people are encouraged to travel around the state visiting other libraries taking in all that Connecticut libraries have to offer. The program is open to adults and children. People can start off at Wilton Library where they pick up their “passports” and a token gift. They then visit other libraries, show their passports, get them stamped and pick up more small gifts. After visiting at least five participating libraries, visitors return their passports to a participating library by May 7 and they will be entered into a statewide drawing for a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card (for adults 18 years or older) and a $100 Visa gift card (for children under 18). This is a statewide contest where four winners will be selected: one adult and one child from a random drawing from all who visited at least five libraries, and one adult and one child from a random drawing from all who visited the most libraries. Visit the library’s circulation desk for details, passports and gifts.
More to see around Connecticut
While people are traveling around visiting other Connecticut libraries, it might be a great time to pick up one of the more than 10 museum passes around the state and combine some fun activities during vacation week. From the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield to the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, the program offers reduced to free admissions at some of Connecticut’s best museums. Recently added to the program is the EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown, with hands-on STEM-based exhibits. The pass program also includes the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. A pass will be held for one hour if it is available and requested over the phone. The passes are loaned for three consecutive days. The Museum Pass Program is generously supported by the Van Raalte Family in loving memory of Peter Van Raalte.
Wellness group meets
The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group gathers this Tuesday, April 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. This group of post-cancer survivors meets once a month at the library led by Nina Marino, LCSW. People may email Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Registration is highly encouraged. There is no charge. Registration is through the library’s website.
Book group convenes
The Wilton Library Readers get together on Wednesday, April 11, from noon to 1:30 to discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. The author’s debut novel made Amazon’s Best Books of the Year for 2014 and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Debut. Professional book group leader Susan Boyar facilitates the discussion. Advance registration is suggested, along with participants bringing their lunches. Beverages are provided by the library.
To register for programs, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org 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.