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January 2021

Paper Plane Challenge for Grades 4-8

January 4 - February 7
Free

The Wilton Library Robotics Team, Singularity Technology, has planned a fun, educational Paper Plane Challenge for students in grades 4-8. Use your creativity and engineering ingenuity to create a paper plane from ordinary materials you can find around your house. Submit a 1-3 minute video of your creation in flight via email along with an explanation of the materials you used. The team will view your videos and announce the top three planes based on design, function and creativity. Submissions…

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Python Coding for Ages 11-14

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Calling all kids aged 11-14 years for a fun-filled and educational session of Python. This programming language drives all cool computer programs at companies like Google and Facebook. Learning to code in Python is like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no prior programming experience. The instructor is Wilton High School sophomore Samik Wangneo, an honor student taking AP Computer Science who has been coding for five years. Classes are via…

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Ready Readers Live!

January 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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No session on January 18
Free

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join the Wilton Library in some storytime fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Visit the Wilton Library website to register. No session Jan. 18. Email any questions.

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Firefighter Story Time Live

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Wilton Firefighters for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required, and we will send you a link to the meeting via email. Email with questions. To register, visit the Wilton Library website.

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Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Ted Kooser

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Janet Krauss leads a virtual discussion of ten short poems by former Poet Laureate of the United States, Ted Kooser. Janet Krauss has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University and has two poetry books published, along with having been published in Amethyst Review five times. Registration required online in order to receive the Zoom invitation link. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program. No charge. Please email with any questions. Visit the Wilton Library website…

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Zooming Toddler Story Time

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 27, 2021

Free

Join the Wilton Library for an interactive Zoom storytime geared especially for toddlers ages 1-3 years. Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills. Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program. For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy. Please visit the Wilton Library website to register.

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Meditation for Wilton’s High School Students

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 27, 2021

Free

Mindfulness meditation is a powerful form of self-care that can be practiced anytime and anywhere. Alena Murphy, a mindfulness meditation instructor, will give an introduction to this simple, yet effective method. In a small group virtual setting, you will be shown how meditation can help you: reduce stress and anxiety, manage difficult emotions, improve focus, find compassion and empathy for yourself and others. For Wilton's high school students. Space limited and registration required for each session. Come to one or…

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College Q&A with Matthew Greene

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join educational consultant, Matthew Greene, for a live virtual Q&A session on Zoom. We'll have a discussion about testing, deferring admission and the latest updates on the college scene. Come prepared with questions. Recommended for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants the morning of the event. Please email with any questions. Visit the Wilton Library website to register.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

Free

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. The sessions run on Thursdays from Jan. 7 through March 11. Registration is required for each individual session (Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28) and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details, email. Please visit the Wilton Library website to register.

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Virtual Chess for Beginners

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

Free

Kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Jithu. Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. Coach Jithu is currently USCF Rated 1910. Registration is required for each session, no fee. Visit the Wilton Library website to register and for more details. Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email.

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