2011 November — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

Drop-in Movie

Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Tuesday, November 01, 10:30-11:30 am

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Drop-in Movie

Cars 2
Tuesday, November 01, 2-3:45 pm

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Wilton Up Close 2011 Teen Photography Project-Photo Selection

Tuesday, November 1, 5-8 pm
Wilton Up Close 2011 is a Wilton Library project for students in grades 8-12 with renowned photographer Daryl Hawk. The project will conclude with an exhibit in the main gallery of the Library in February 2012. Rain date 10/12. Next dates: 12/6 or 12/7-Attend one of these writing workshops, 5-7 pm; 1/10/12 or 1/11/12-Attend one of these photo framing sessions, 5-7 pm Registration filled.

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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Monday, October 3 through Wednesday, December 7, 9:30-11:30 am
Twice-weekly classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages continues on Mondays and Wednesdays until December 21 at the Wilton Library by Westport Continuing Education. Testing and registration required.

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Lego Club

Wednesday, November 2, 9, 16 & 30, 4-5 pm
Kids in grades 3 and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library’s Lego collection. A great time for all! There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children’s reference desk starting at 3:45 pm the day of the program each week. This program runs for 4 sessions in November; no session 11/23. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Author Talk: ATLANTIC-Simon Winchester

Wednesday, November 2, 7-8:30 pm
Join Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman, for a discussion of his latest work Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. Winchester blends history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, to tell the breathtaking saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. Explorers, scientists, warriors and fishermen have lived off of and been captivated by this vast expanse of water. Winchester brings it all to vivid life. He studied geology at Oxford and has written for Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. His books have been New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM The Queen in 2006. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland. Q&A follows the talk. Books available for purchase and signing before and after the talk. Registration recommended.

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Aspects of the Short Story with Bill Ziegler

Thursday November 3, 10:30am-12 pm
Bill Ziegler will again lead his popular five-part series of short stories on November 3, 10, 17 and December 1 and 8. Participants read and discuss a variety of short stories that illustrate the characteristics of the genre and provide a basis for critical evaluation. The stories will be available at the circulation desk before the seminar begins in the fall. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required. Registering for the first session automatically will register you for all five sessions.

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Drop-in Movie Pony Play Date

Thursday, November 03, 10:30-11:30 am

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Drop-in Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

Thursday, November 03, 2-3:45 am

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Children’s Beginner Chess
Registration Closed

Thursday, September 15 through November 10, 4-5 pm
Children in grades 1-7 are invited to join the Children’s Library Chess Club instructed by Christopher Potts. In this program, those brand new to chess will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns, basic strategy and tactics. Students will play games and put the lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight sessions (September 15, 22, October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, and 10). There is no session on September 29. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

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Are You a Bull or a Bear?

Market Strategies with Robert J. Lucente
Thursday, November 3, 7-8:30 pm
Market strategist Robert J. Lucente discusses the outlook for the U.S. economy, the stock market, and investment strategy based on his outlook. Bob is an Executive Director in the Capital Markets Division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB) and has 29 years of Wall Street experience. This talk is part of an ongoing financial seminar series organized by Steve Sherman – VP/PM, MSSB.

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Read It, Watch It!

Friday, November 4, 10:30-11:30 am
Children ages 2-5 with caregivers are invited to this book and movie pairing. Each week we will read a story and watch the accompanying Weston Woods animated adaptation. This week we will read and watch Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin and The Three-Legged Cat by Margaret Mahy. No registration.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Drop-in Movie: Toy Story 3 (G)

Friday, November 04, 2-3:45 am

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Black & White and Read All Over Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, November 4, 6-7:30 pm
This exhibition presents new works of art from Women’s Caucus for Art-Connecticut, that combine words, text, and images. The works exhibited will include words with images in a way which will work with and inform each other. Language can be used to transform art from the merely aesthetic into the creative and political, in much the same way as poetry or political speech can do the same. Reception open to the public. Exhibit runs through Tuesday, November 29. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library.

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SAFA- Social Acceptance for All!

Sunday November 6, 2-2:45 pm
Children in grades K-3 are invited to learn about how we are the same and how we are different by listening to stories and participating in interactive discussions and activities presented by school psychologist, Barry Wasserman. Some topics that will be covered are Autism, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Learning Disability, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Tourette Syndrome, etc. There are some ways that we are all the same. There are some ways that we are different. We all have strengths and weaknesses, but we have different combinations of strengths and weaknesses. Some people have extra difficulty with learning, or talking, or walking, or thinking, or writing, or math, or getting along with others, or playing, or making friends, or paying attention, or sitting still or things like that just because they are born that way. It’s no one’s fault. It just happens. Some of us get better at our weaknesses by learning what to do, what not to do, and practicing. Some of us improve a lot; some of us improve only a little. That’s just the way it is. In each session we will talk about similarities/differences, strengths/weaknesses and multiple disabilities. This week’s focus will be on physical disabilities. This program runs for three consecutive Sundays. Registration recommended.

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Dinosaur Club

Sunday, November 6, 2-4 pm
Students in grades 4-6 will participate in a Science Competition at Yale University held annually in November. The club will explore dinosaurs, fossils, paleobiology, geology and more, through presentations, discussions and demonstrations. Registration is closed.

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Connecticut’s Own:

Ralph Kirmser, Kyle Nobles, and Jessica Raposo
Sunday, November 6, 4-5 pm
This first Connecticut’s Own Concert for 2011-2012 features three musicians who have all performed before at Wilton Library, but not on the same stage. And they are all residents of Wilton-truly a Wilton’s Own Concert! The trio consists of Ralph Kirmser on oboe, Kyle Nobles on piano, and Jessica Raposo on flute, featuring works by Madeleine Dring, Simon A Sargon, Jean-Michel Damase, and Astor Piazzola. Performance begins promptly at 4pm-late arrivals may be asked to wait to enter. Registration recommended.

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You’re Not Elected Charlie Brown!

Tuesday, November 8, 11-11:30 am
Children of all ages are invited to stop by the library and watch You’re Not Elected Charlie Brown in celebration of Election Day. No registration. Caregivers must be present for children under the age of 8 and in the building for children under age 12.

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Dinosaurs Rock Fossil Adventure

Tuesday, November 8, 3-4 pm
Children ages 5 and up are invited to this fun, interactive dinosaur program with giant, museum-quality, life-size, fossils and replicas. Children will love learning about various dinosaurs in this hands-on format. Each child can dig for fossils to take home too. In keeping with Election Day, children will have a mock vote for their favorite dinosaur. Ages 5 and up with a caregiver. Registration required. Sponsored by the Dibner Family Science Fund.

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Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, November 8, 6-8 pm
The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, holds a meeting at Wilton Library. Chris Terenzio (BS, ACE) will address topics and concerns that have come up in previous support/discussion meetings, such as movement after surgery; regaining flexibility after surgery; exercises to prevent lymphedema; improving balance; how to maintain flexibility and prevent falling; and exercises that help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, (90% of survivors are on hormonal medications that reduce bone density). Also, Chris will teach some exercises so wear comfortable clothing. Please call Nina Marino, LCSW, Clinical Director of The BCSC, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. To learn more about the visit BCSC. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Registration highly encouraged.

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BusinessSmarts Fall Series:

Optimizing Your Website and Investment-Google Analytics and SEO
Wednesday, November 9, 8-10 am
Three-part series: 10/12- Websites 3.0-Your 24 Hour Business; 10/26-Website Marketing Strategies & Social Media Integration; and 11/9-Optimizing Your Website and Investment-Google Analytics and SEO. This informative session will discuss the next generation of websites and the ideas businesses are putting together to generate more revenue. Discussion of the new trends and upcoming technologies to connect with customers. Outline the website basics, ecommerce integration, design, services vs. shipping challenges and next generation planning for web 3.0. First session presented by Pam Barnet, lead architect and developer for Barnet Associates LLC’s technical and client delivery solutions. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Fairfield County SCORE and Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Registration starts at 7:30 am Light breakfast will be served. $10.00 per session-cash or check. See Wilton Library website for content and speaker details.

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Techie Time for Tots

POSTPONED:
please stay tuned for a rescheduled date and time.

Wednesday, November 9, 11–11:30 am
Children ages 3 -5 are invited to this tech-savvy story program. Parents and children can learn how an iPad can support literacy with young children. Using technology to reinforce reading concepts has been shown to have many benefits. Traditional stories will be read and accompanied by an interactive iPad application shown on our projection system. This is a fun, interactive program the kids will be sure to love! No registration. Caregivers must be present.

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Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday November 9, 12-1:30 pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Group meets second Wednesday of each month from September through May (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

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Board of Finance Meeting with the Public

Wednesday, November 9, 12:30–1:30 pm
The Board of Finance invites the public to an informational meeting where members of the Board will present an overview of the rationale for the proposed mill rate target for the 2013 Town budget. Topics include the financial profile of both the Wilton taxpayers and the financial position of the Town. Pre-meeting for those who are unfamiliar with the budget or for those looking for a refresher on how the Town’s Mill Rate is developed takes place from 12-12:20 pm The Board welcomes questions and comments. Wednesday, November 9th at 12:30 pm and Monday, November 14th at 7:30 pm. No registration.

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Fight Chronic Disease with Healthier Food Choices: Dr. Zembroski

Wednesday, November 9, 7-8:30 pm
Additional talks by Dr. Zembroski:

  • 1/25/2012 – Busting the Cholesterol Myth: Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?
  • 3/14/2012 – Got Belly Fat? Simple Ways to Eliminate This Silent Killer

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Fight Chronic Disease with Healthier Food Choices

Wednesday, November 9, 7-8:30 pm
Research says that most chronic disease and illnesses are created by unhealthful lifestyles. Dr. Robert Zembroski, director of the Darien Center for Integrative Medicine, discusses the five major triggers for the development of chronic disease. Participants will discover the three foods that cause chronic disease to persist, and will learn about the nutrients proven to help prevent their return. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and the New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Z is a chiropractic neurologist certified by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Dr. Z will hand out some healthful holiday alternatives and recipes at the lecture. Additional talks by Dr. Zembroski: 1/25/2012-Busting the Cholesterol Myth: Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease? 3/14/2012-Got Belly Fat? Simple Ways to Eliminate This Silent Killer. Registration recommended.

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Aspects of the Short Story with Bill Ziegler

Thursday November 10, 10:30am-12 pm
Bill Ziegler will again lead his popular five-part series of short stories on November 3, 10, 17 and December 1 and 8. Participants read and discuss a variety of short stories that illustrate the characteristics of the genre and provide a basis for critical evaluation. The stories will be available at the circulation desk before the seminar begins in the fall. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required. Registering for the first session automatically will register you for all five sessions.

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Wine Tasting Event Benefiting Wilton Library

Thursday, November 10, 7-8:30 pm
Sample wines from California, Spain, France, and Italy thanks to New Canaan Wine Merchants. Tasting notes and an overview add to the evening’s enjoyment, as will delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by some of Wilton’s finest restaurants. Admission limited to the first 125 people to buy tickets which can be purchased online or at the Library’s Circulation Desk. Tickets: $50 per person. Note that 10% of all sales resulting from the evening (for which free delivery is available) will benefit the Library. Perfectly timed for holiday entertaining.

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Read It, Watch It!

Friday, November 11, 10:30-11:30 am
Children ages 2-5 with caregivers are invited to this book and movie pairing. Each week we will read a story and watch the accompanying Weston Woods animated adaptation. This week we will read and watch Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. No registration.

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Author Talk: Forsaken Heroes of the Pacific War-One Man’s True Story

Friday, November 11, 6-7 pm
Dr. Albert Brown, now 105 years old, is not only the oldest living veteran of World War II, but even more astounding is the fact that Dr. Brown is also the oldest confirmed survivor of the Bataan Death March of 1942, which left thousands of people dead. Don’t miss this Veterans’ Day chance to hear all about Dr. Brown’s remarkable life and World War II experiences when Danbury authors, Don Morrow and Kevin Moore, visit the library to discuss their biography of Dr. Brown-Forsaken Heroes of the Pacific War: One Man’s True Story. See library’s website for speaker details. Books available for purchase and signing. Registration recommended.

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WINRs (Wilton Intermediate Nutmeg Readers) Circle

Saturday, November 12, 3-4 pm
For grades 4-6. Each month the WINRs Circle book club discusses a new 2012 Nutmeg nominated book. In addition to discussion, children will have the opportunity to participate in activities, games, trivia, and pizza generously donated by Wilton Pizza. This month’s Nutmeg book is Savvy by Ingrid Law. Bring a friend, win a prize! Children in grades 4-6 with caregiver in the building. Registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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SAFA- Social Acceptance for All: Session Canceled

Sunday, November 13
Children in grades K-3 are invited to learn about how we are the same and how we are different by listening to stories and participating in interactive discussions and activities presented by school psychologist, Barry Wasserman. Some topics that will be covered are Autism, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Learning Disability, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Tourette Syndrome, etc. In each session we will talk about similarities/differences, strengths/weaknesses and multiple disabilities. This week’s focus will be on learning disabilities and ADHD. Registration recommended.

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Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church: Johannes String Quartet

Sunday, November 13, 4-5:30 pm
Back by popular demand, the exciting young Johannes Quartet offers a program of Mozart, Respighi, and Esa Pekka Salonen. All performances are on Sunday afternoons at the Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

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Parenting Book Series: Dr. Susan Bauerfeld

Monday, November 14, 7-8:30 pm
This new Parenting Book series will introduce parents to important books on parenting. Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist and mother of three boys, will review several parenting books over the course of the year. The books will represent a smattering of what is out there. Sessions will consist of an overview of each book and the premise; general practical suggestion on how to apply the principles set forth in the book, and a Q&A period. Preparation for each session (e.g. reading the book) is not required but will most likely enhance the discussion and benefit of the session. The series will take place on the third Tuesday of alternating months (except for January) 11/15, 1/10, 3/20, and 5/15. The book for November is Getting to Calm: Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens by Laura Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt. The session repeats Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 am Registration strongly encouraged.

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Board of Finance Meeting with the Public

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30-8:30 pm
The Board of Finance invites the public to an informational meeting where members of the Board will present an overview of the rationale for the proposed mill rate target for the 2013 Town budget. Topics include the financial profile of both the Wilton taxpayers and the financial position of the Town. Pre-meeting for those who are unfamiliar with the budget or for those looking for a refresher on how the Town’s Mill Rate is developed takes place from 12 – 12:20 pm The Board welcomes questions and comments. No registration.

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Parenting Book Series: Dr. Susan Bauerfeld

Tuesday, November 15, 10:30-noon
This new Parenting Book series will introduce parents to important books on parenting. Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist and mother of three boys, will review several parenting books over the course of the year. The books will represent a smattering of what is out there. Sessions will consist of an overview of each book and the premise; general practical suggestion o how to apply the principles set forth in the book, and a Q&A period. Preparation for each session (e.g. reading the book) is not required but will most likely enhance the discussion and benefit of the session. The series will take place on the third Tuesday of, months with the exception of January (9/20, 11/15, 1/10, 3/20, and 5/15). The book for November is Getting to Calm: Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens by Laura Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt. Registration strongly encouraged for either session.

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Mind Your Manners!

Tuesday, November 15, 4-5 pm
Children ages 5-10 are invited to brush up on their table manners just in time for Thanksgiving. Impress your friends and relatives with your etiquette at the table and beyond! Registration required. Caregivers must remain in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Screenplay Writing Workshop: GiGi New

Tuesday, November 15, 7-8:30 pm
Screenwriter GiGi New is convinced that everyone has at least one good story to tell, one that deserves to be put on the page. But how to do it? How do you write that idea that will spring to life in script form and be performed on screen? Topics include: format, story, character development, the script, the marketplace. GiGi New is a film and television writer, who has written over a dozen scripts and been staffed on sitcoms. See the library’s website for speaker details.Coffee and tea served. Participants should bring writing pads and pens/pencils. Registration highly recommended.

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Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, November 16, 2:15-3 pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card. November’s program is on animals preparing for winter. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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The Smart Way to Save for College

Wednesday, November 16, 7-9 pm
Is the thought of saving for your children’s or grandchildren’s future education expenses on your mind? Should it be? In fact, next to saving for retirement, funding higher education may be the single largest expense a family can incur. Thankfully, there are investment options available to help you maximize your college savings and plan for this important stage in your family’s life. For grandparents, it can be an opportunity to take advantage of estate planning strategies. Join local financial advisors Steven Sherman and David McNamara, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Ralph Richetti, The Hartford 529 Plan, for an informative discussion on these timely savings strategies and important changes to the CT 529 plan.

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Aspects of the Short Story with Bill Ziegler

Thursday November 17, 10:30am-12 pm
Bill Ziegler will again lead his popular five-part series of short stories on November 3, 10, 17 and December 1 and 8. Participants read and discuss a variety of short stories that illustrate the characteristics of the genre and provide a basis for critical evaluation. The stories will be available at the circulation desk before the seminar begins in the fall. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required. Registering for the first session automatically will register you for all five sessions.

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Mythology Club for Kids

Thursday, November 17, 6:30-7:30 pm
Each month children in grades 3-5 will read a book on a mythological theme and discuss it. Snacks will be provided and an activity or craft will be made. The book for the month of November is The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris and there will be activities about knights. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under 12. Registration required. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.

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Read It, Watch It!

Friday, November 18, 10:30-11:30 am
Children ages 2-5 with caregivers are invited to this book and movie pairing. Each week we will read a story and watch the accompanying Weston Woods animated adaptation. This week we will read and watch Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton and Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus. No registration.

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Acoustic Wilton Concert to Benefit WEF and Wilton Library

Friday, November 18, 7:30-9 pm
Acoustic Wilton “Plays it Forward” with a live concert sponsored by the WLA on November 18 at 7:30pm in The Brubeck Room. Special performances by student musicians and singer/songwriters from the middle and high schools. Tickets are on sale at Events.org with proceeds benefitting WLA, the Wilton Education Foundation and music departments in each of our four schools. Prior to the concert, The Wilton Education Foundation will host a wine and cheese reception from 6:00-7:30 pm to thank the public for supporting WEF’s mission. Come speak with Wilton Education Foundation board members, learn about upcoming events, see SMARTBOARD demonstrations, and opportunities to purchase bricks and honor an educator awards.

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Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts

Saturday, November 19, 10 am-5 pm
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Thanksgiving-themed craft to take home. No registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Tales to Tails

Saturday, November 19, 11-noon
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration is required.

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Thanksgiving Story Time

Saturday, November 19, 2:15-3 pm
Children ages 4-7 are invited to join us for a fun, Thanksgiving themed story time. Children will hear stories and enjoy an activity. No registration. Caregivers must remain in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Chamber Music with Jonathan Yates, Judith Yanchus and Gunnar Sahlin

Saturday, November 19, 3-4 pm
Come enjoy a short concert of solo and chamber music, perfect for a Saturday afternoon break from holiday preparations, with the new Music Director of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Yates, the NSO’s Concertmaster, Judith Yanchus, and the NSO’s Principal Cellist, Gunnar Sahlin. The program will include Mozart Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 330; Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano (1917); and Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, Op. 69. In addition to being a conductor, Jonathan is a widely-respected concert pianist, and Judith and Gunnar are two of the area’s most admired chamber musicians. Registration recommended.

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New Perspectives Film Series: Good Hair

Saturday, November 19, 7:30-9:30 pm
Chris Rock visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community in this exposé of comic proportions that only he could pull off. GOOD HAIR, directed by Jeff Stilson, received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended. Registration highly recommended.

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Fireside College Talk for Teens

Sunday, November 20, 6-7:30 pm
High School Students join Matthew Greene, educational consultant, for a discussion on colleges and the college application process. Sit by the fire, eat pizza and ask all the things you want to know. Please, no parents or adults. Registration highly suggested. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration recommended.

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Red Cross Babysitting Training

Registration Filled
Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22, 2-5 pm
This is a 2-day workshop conducted by the Red Cross for students ages 11-15. Upon completion of the course, all students will receive a babysitting certification. Cost is $85 due before class. To register, call Susan L. at 203-762-3950, ext. 243. (Registration cannot be done online.) Once placed on the list, the patron must send a check made out to the Wilton Library to Susan in order to hold the spot. Maximum of 12 per class. Students should bring drinks and/or snacks to class.

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Good Reads, Great Kids

Monday, November 21, 6:15-7 pm
Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents will have the opportunity to meet and discuss books as a group. In addition to shared stories, we will all discuss the book N.C. Wyeth’s Pilgrims by Robert San Souci. Please note grade change to Grades 2 and 3. Parents and guardians must be present. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund. Registration required.

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Senior Center Book Discussion:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Tuesday, November 22, 11-noon
Ray Rauth will lead a discussion of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Visit Senior Center Book Discussion for more dates and titles.

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Hands Only CPR Classes

CANCELLED
2Steps To Save a Life

Tuesday, November 22, 7:30–8:30 pm
Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents Hands Only CPR. All are welcome(*) to these free one-hour classes at Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room. (*) Must be a Wilton resident or working for a Wilton business. a minimum of 18 years old and ‘able-bodied’ to perform chest compressions while on your knees. Registration required. Repeat class: Dec.13, 7:30 pm Sponsored by the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Wilton Library.

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Flu Vaccine Clinic at Wilton Library

Friday, November 25, 10:30 am -1:30 pm
Flu clinics are open to anyone over three years of age. Persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Flu shots will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no appointments. Please wear shirt sleeves that roll up easily. Please bring your insurance card. Cost of the Flu Vaccine is $38. Medicare Part B, Anthem and Aetna accepted as payment. Pneumonia vaccine is available to personsage 65 or older who have never received this vaccine. The cost of the Pneumonia Vaccine is $60 and it is billable to Medicare Part B. Sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For more information, call the Flu Hotline at 203-834-6341, extension 444.

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Day After Thanksgiving Movie for Kids

Friday, November 25, 10:30 am and 2 pm
Children of all ages are invited to join the library for a day after Thanksgiving movie. The morning movie is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (G). The afternoon movie is The Lion King (G). Snacks will be served. Caregivers must be present for children under the age of 8 and in the building for children under that age of 12. No registration. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception:

Sara Worden
Monday, November 28, 6–7:30 pm
November brings Sara Worden to the Weir Farm artist in residency program. Sara is an interdisciplinary artist and gardener living in the Hudson River Valley. She makes sculptures, installations, and creates performances using foraged materials and living entities which bridge agriculture, conceptual art, and natural history. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.

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Author Talk: Michael Gross – Unreal Estate

Wednesday November 30, 7-8:30 pm
Michael Gross is the preeminent chronicler of America’s rich and powerful, most recently in 740 Park and Rogues’ Gallery. In his latest entry, Unreal Estate, he uncovers the secrets of Los Angeles, a place renowned for secrets and cover ups of the wealthiest kinds. Gross explores the most private sections of Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Beverly Park and delves into the dark histories that exist there. Talk followed by a Q&A, book sales and signing. Books provided by Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Registration highly recommended.

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