Fun activities for kids

Relatives staying in town for the extended holiday weekend have a chance to take in two activities with their grandkids, nieces, and nephews. Day After Thanksgiving Movies on Nov. 29 start at 10 a.m. with the summer’s hit movie, Turbo, rated PG; at 2 p.m. Monsters University, rated G will be screened. The movies are for kids of all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children 8 to 12 must have caregivers remain in the building. Healthy snacks will be served thanks to the sponsorship of the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. The movies are free and there is no registration. On Saturday, children ages 3 through 10 can come with their families to enjoy the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra for Kids program, from 10 to 11 a.m. Children will experience hands-on participation with string instruments. Musicians from the orchestra will play a few selections and then kids will be able to touch a violin and cello. Additional dates in the program are March 1, 2014 brass and May 10, 2014 percussion instruments. Registration is suggested.

Gifts for the family

So many people; so many presents to make. The library has a new program for kids, Nifty Gifties, which may help with their gift-giving ideas for their family members. The program is on two different Wednesdays, Dec. 4 and 18, from 4 to 5 p.m.  The same activities will be presented on both days. Kids can make beautiful scarves, candy train ornaments or portable game boards that everyone in the family will love. The program is for kids in grades 2 and up. Registration is required. The program is made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Teens create sugary houses

Teens in grades 6 through 12 get to show-off their creativity in the program Teen Gingerbread Houses on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. The kids will be using their own imaginations and decorating skills to fashion one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses which will then be distributed throughout the community. Some of the locations include Ogden House, the fire and police departments and town hall. The kids will enjoy refreshments and get into the holiday mood with music of the season.  Registration is required as space is limited. There is no charge. The program is made possible by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Looming fun

The library has just added a Rainbow Loom® Club to its calendar in December. The club will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 and Friday, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. each day. The club is for kids in grades 1 and up and gives them a place to hang out together and have some loopy good fun. In the hour-long sessions, kids will share their knowledge and enthusiasm of the latest craze. The children should bring their own looms to make their bracelets. Kids teach kids in a fun, freeform, instructional program. Some rubber bands will be provided, but supplies will be limited. There is no registration. Caregivers must remain in the building.  The program is sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Additional programs this week:  Drop-in December Story Times for babies through six-year olds on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church, Sunday, Dec. 1, 4 to 5:30 p.m.  To register for programs, visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adults, ext. 243 for teens and ext. 217 for children’s programs.