Library Lines: Aug. 6
A clean craft
Teens in grades 6 through 12 will be ensuring their cleanliness with Teen Soaps & Sachets on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 5. The kids will be making sachets and felt soaps to enjoy or give to a friend or family member. Registration is required because space is limited. The program is supported by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Creepy myths explored
The Cryptozoology Club gets together on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 4 to 5, to explore the elusive Olgoi-Khorkhoi. This monster of the Mongolian Steppes has sent shivers down the spines of many generations of Gobi herdsmen. Kids in grades 3 through 6 are welcome to examine the evidence and gobble some snacks. Registration is required.
Support group meeting
The monthly meeting of the Breast Cancer Survivors’ Group gets together on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. This group is for post-treatment survivors and is held at the library each month. The program is co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and the library. Please call Nina Marino at 203-857-7304 with any questions. There is no charge. Registration is recommended.
Can you dig it!
Young paleontologists unite! The Wonderful Wednesdays presentation this week is Dinosaurs Rock! on Aug. 12, from 3 to 4. Kids in grades 1 and up accompanied by caregivers will witness a highly interactive presentation and an amazing hands-on fossil dig. Kids will dig, find and take home genuine fossils and seashells. Dinosaur lovers will not want to miss this program which is supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration is required.
The final session of STEMming for Teens gives kids in grades 7 through 12 a chance to work with LEDs and T-shirts to create their own fashion statements. The program is Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 4:30. The kids will design their T-shirts, which are supplied by the library, then sew LED lights on them in this maker session. Registration is required as space is limited. The teens must have a signed Innovation Station agreement form on file which can be downloaded from the library’s Innovation Station page. The program is supported by the Amadeo Family.
The library is offering new technology classes that will help “never-evers” become comfortable with their computers. The Basic Computer classes are free and offered on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. and again on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 12:30 to 1:30. By taking this class, people will become familiar with their computers so they can begin taking technology classes in the fall that will address Microsoft Office software. Topics covered in this session include saving files, Internet browsers, email, and printing. Class size is limited to six students to provide hands-on training. Registration is required. Innovation Station and maker classes scheduled for this week are: Friday, Aug. 7, New Life for Old Videos, 10-11:30 a.m.; Monday, Aug. 10, New Life for Old Videos, 10-11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 11, Monogrammed Bookmarks, Coasters & More, 6-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 12, Summer Barbecue Invitations, 10-11:30 a.m. Innovation Station classes are for ages 13 and up and 6th and 7th graders accompanied by adults. Participants must have valid Connecticut library cards and signed Innovation Station agreement forms. Attendees are asked to please bring the completed forms to the workshops. Please note that some workshops are very limited in size so that optimum hands-on training may take place.
Summer show concludes
Wilton Library’s 71st Wilton Artists Summer Show ends on Thursday, Aug. 13, but there is still time for friends and neighbors to view the talents that lie within the community. Many paintings have already been sold and the proceeds benefit the library. A new installation will be opening on Friday, Aug. 21, with “Travels with John,” highlighting 50 new watercolors and several large-scale acrylics by John Newcomb, a Norwalk artist. The reception is open to the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the exhibition runs through Sept. 27.
This is a reminder to parents and grandparents that their young princesses will be able to Meet the Disney Princesses on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This very special drop-in event is an afternoon of wonderment for the little ones as they get to meet and greet, and get the autographs of some of their most cherished princesses. This is a photo op if there ever was one! Everyone from Snow White to Pocahontas will be there. Costumes are encouraged. The program is supported by the Coyle Family. There is no registration; children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers.
To register for programs, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs, ext. 217 for children’s activities and ext. 243 for teen events.