Please join us for a trip down memory lane as we screen the 2002 documentary film about Wilton’s history produced 15 years ago on the 200th anniversary of the town’s separation from Norwalk in 1802. When Wilton was a farm town with one-room schools, unpaved roads, swimming in the river, and the Great Flood of 1955. A number of long-time residents, some with family histories going back to the 17th and 18th centuries, were interviewed in a significant oral history project. These recordings were then excerpted and combined with historical photographs and footage to create this wonderful film. Narrated by David and Maureen Canary with music by Chris and Dave Brubeck, the film follows Wilton’s path from its early roots through two world wars, the Depression, a major hurricane and a flood, and into the post-WW2 period of growth. We’ll see how Wiltonians worked, played and thrived in a rural farming town that became a major suburban community. The screening will be hosted by Bob and Carol Russell and will include recognition of some of the still living oral history participants from the 2002 project as well as remembrances of those no longer with us. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.
Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session Oct. 9.
Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. No session October 9.
October brings Liz Leggett to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Liz's paintings utilize the landscape and natural world as a foundation and departure point for her artistic exploration of the space between abstraction and representation where forms and images are suggested but left open for a multitude of interpretations and meanings. Her technical practice is open to material accidents, the paint encouraged to fall where it may, allowing spontaneous forms to take shape. To Liz, this artistic process emulates nature's power and omnipresence and the fine balance of human existence within the natural world. See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
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