Library Lines: July 21
Funk and blues concert
Creamery Station is a new addition to this year’s Summer Music & More Concert Series line up and they are performing tonight from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Their relaxed style brings a different mix to the series. Many audience members might remember the brilliant harmonica playing of Don DeStefano, who has performed with the Bernadettes in previous concerts at the library. The concerts and refreshments are free. The wine is donated by Michael Crystal and the Village Market sponsors the series. Next week is the final concert for the season with Echoes of Sinatra on July 28 featuring Steve Kazlauskas and the music of “Old Blue Eyes.” The concerts are open to the public rain or shine in the Brubeck Room and courtyard. There is no registration for the performances.
Weir Farm artist
Myda Iamiceli is this month’s Weir Farm artist who will be featuring her works in an exhibition on Monday, July 25, 6-7:30 p.m. at the library. Her work will focus on creating storyboards, editing video interviews and creating design elements for a video project about the experiences of second-generation Cuban-Americans. This project is timely and will show a different point of view, that of the child of the immigrant. Using the natural beauty of Connecticut, she plans to use that inspiration to create some small works to augment her video work. 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.
Riding on a skateboard is very cool, but personalizing it in the image of a grand master makes it even better. Sixth through 12th graders get to transform old skateboards into a piece of art using inspiration from the old masters: Picasso, van Gogh, Dali, Monet and more. The two-day workshop Skateboard Artwork for Teens takes place on Tuesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. Space is limited so registration is a must. Registering for the first day automatically places the teen in the second session on Thursday. All materials are supplied by the library thanks to the support from the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Round and round
This week’s Wonderful Wednesday brings Hula Hooping with Judi Ann Jones on July 27, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten and up will spend a fun-filled hour with the infectious Judi Ann when she brings everyone to their feet for an interactive and action-packed performance. The program is supported by the Coyle Family. Tickets will be given out beginning at 2:15 p.m. the day of the performance on a first-come, first-served basis at the Children’s Library reference desk. The regular summer programs continue this week with Minecraft on Saturday, crafts on Monday, story times on Tuesday, and two movies on Thursday -- Curious George: Garden Discoveries , 10:15-11:30 a.m. and American Girl: Lea to the Rescue , 2-3:45 p.m. Kids can still sign up for the summer reading program, “Welcome to the Jungle of Books” and receive reading prizes from Scoops, Subway and The Toy Chest.
Let the games begin
The Pokémon Go game is hitting Wilton like a tsunami and the library is actually a PokéStop. While kids are roaming around glued to their smartphones, now may be the time to take a moment and play an interactive game to solve an absurd puzzle. Flaming Goat! and Other Mini-Games takes place on Friday, July 29, from 3 to 3:45 p.m. for kids in first through fifth grade. Kids will be totally unplugged; there are no screens, game boards, dice or cards – only the children’s collective minds. After solving the puzzle, they will design a simple game together. There is no registration for the program.
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 and Teen Services at 203-762-6342.