Library Lines: Nov. 24

Thanksgiving weekend fun

The days after Thanksgiving are always tough ones when parents are faced with the task of how to entertain the kids. The library has a few suggestions, beginning with two free movies that are being shown on Friday, Nov. 25. The first is Finding Dory at 10:15 to noon; the second is the remake of the classic The Jungle Book, from 2 to 3:45. Both movies are rated PG. There is no registration, kids can just drop in. Caregivers must remain with children under 8 and must stay in the building for children between the ages of 8 and 12. The second opportunity is the Minecraft Club on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 to noon. Kids ages 8 and up are invited to be a part of the Minecraft phenomenon. This is a subscription based game; children must bring their own laptops and already be registered on their own accounts. Pre-registration is needed for the session and to be on the Fairfield County server, which can be done at the Children’s Library. The program is free. Also on Saturday, kids ages 10 through 12 can have fun with Let’s Make Something with TinkerCAD, from 2 to 3. Kids will learn how to make a simple 3-D puzzle. Registration is required. The library’s Museum Pass Program is a great way for families to spend the weekend together. There are more than 10 museums/attractions on the list with admissions ranging from free to heavily discounted. The entire list can be seen on the library’s website at; click on Services, then scroll to Museum Passes.

Winter palace

Another fun, family idea for this weekend involves using creative juices to craft a winter palace. The Wilton Economic Development Commission in partnership with the library invites Wilton children in grades K through 12 to submit Winter Palace Sculpture creations. Submissions will be on display in the Children's Library from Nov. 30 to Dec. 10. During this time, the community is invited to vote for their favorite sculptures, and winners will be awarded prizes donated by local Wilton businesses. There is no entry fee but registration is required. Contest details, rules and the registration link can be found at Sculptures must be delivered to Wilton Library by Nov. 29.

Weir Farm artist

Bonnie Beers Johnson is the November Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence. Bonnie will be exploring significant historical details of the park; colors and textures of places and things that go unnoticed and make Weir Farm unique. She will be discussing her work in her exhibition on Monday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. Johnson uses a printmaking technique called silk aquatint. She combines painting and printmaking to produce prints in a painting style similar to impressionism. The program is co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by the library. There is no charge. Registration is suggested.

What’s the ‘Word’

Michael Bellacosa takes people through an introductory class on Microsoft Word on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Technology Classes — Basic Microsoft Word 2010 will be held from 2 to 3 and repeated from 6:30 to 7:30. The free classes will focus on how to create and format a basic document. Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency are required, along with advance registration. Each class is limited to 16 students.

Books for the holidays

The library’s annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery begins on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at noon and continues through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, during regular library hours. This wonderful tradition is a seasonal delight featuring a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks suitable for gift-giving to all ages. The inventory is replenished regularly as items are purchased. All sales support the library.

D-I-Y holiday gifts

Innovation Station is the place to be this holiday season where people can craft personal items for loved ones. Some of the maker classes are as follows: Embroider a Holiday Apron, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 10-noon; Make Tile Coasters, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6-7:30; Personalize a Tumbler, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 10-noon; and Holiday Wreath Making, Friday, Dec. 2, 11-1. These sessions have fees associated with them to help offset costs. See the website for details. It is time to get crafty.

The library is closed Thursday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving Day. 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 and Teen Services at 203-762-6342.