2013 April — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, January 28 through Wednesday, April 24, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cancelled
Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language will begin on Monday, January 28th and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until April 24th at the Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 18th, Feb. 20th, April 15th and April 17th.) Testing and registration required. Testing takes place at Wilton Library from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Jan. 16.

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Literary Littles

Monday, March 18 through Monday, May 20, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4-6 years. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. This program repeats for ten weeks.

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Sham el-Nessim: Egyptian Spring Festival

Monday, April 1, 4 – 5 p.m.
Come celebrate the Egyptian Spring Festival of Sham el-Nessim at the Wilton Library. Honored guests Nisreen Saeed and Nevine Michaels will share their cultural traditions with us in a fascinating program. There will be crafts, authentic Egyptian refreshments and stories to enjoy. For children ages 4 and up, caretaker stays with child. Registration required.

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Author Talk: Therese Anne Fowler – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Monday, April 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Combining extensive research and a novelist’s eye, Therese Anne Fowler brings Zelda Fitzgerald to life. The author visits the library to discuss Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and why the subject captivated her for her re-imagined novel – the tumultuous union with a famous husband, the soirées with the most notable figures of the Jazz Age, playgrounds from New York to Paris to the French Riviera. Ms. Fowler has a BA in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing. Her work has won honors from the Faulkner Society and Thomas Wolfe Fiction prize competitions. She was an editorial assistant and taught undergraduate fiction writing before leaving academia to write full-time. An Illinois native, she has two grown sons and two nearly grown stepsons, and lives in North Carolina with her husband. Registration encouraged. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books.

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StorytimeTerrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 19 through Tuesday, May 21, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Join Wilton Library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This program runs for ten weeks.

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StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, March 19 through Tuesday, May 21, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
For 3 and 4-year-olds with a caregiver. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. This program runs for ten weeks.

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Wilton Volunteer Ambulance CorpsHands Only CPR – 2 Steps to Save a Life

Tuesday, April 2 , 7 – 8:30 p.m.
All are welcome(*) to this free one-hour class sponsored by the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Wilton Library.

(*) 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 one’s knees.

Registration begins at 7 p.m.; class begins promptly at 7:30. Registration required.

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Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 22, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for ten weeks. Caregivers must be present.

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Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 22 , 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time.

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business with SCORE

Wednesday, March 20 & 27, April 3, 10 & 17, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
People thinking of starting their own businesses or having trouble getting them of the ground have a 5-part series developed by SCORE – “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” is designed to avoid start-up pitfalls and puts businesses on the road to success.  The first session on March 20 provides an opportunity to discover what starting a business is all about – the challenges, requirements, choices. The follow-on sessions cover the planning tools necessary to build a successful business. March 20—Self Assessment; March 27—Developing Your Business Plan;April 3—Marketing Planning; Wednesday, April 10—Financial Planning; April 17—Funding & Next Steps. No charge. Check in begins at 5:15 p.m. Registration required. By registering for first, attendees will be registered for all 5 sessions.  Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE and Wilton Library.

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Poetic Excursions with Judson Scruton: Skimming the Cream

Thursday, April 4, 11, 25 & May 2, 10:30 – noon.
Judson Scruton leads this 4-part spring poetry series exploring various poets and their writing techniques using the The Poets Laureate Anthology as source material. Poetry packets available at front desk before seminar begins. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See speaker and program details in registration link. Advance registration required.

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The Guitar Guy

Friday, April 5 , 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-6 are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Registration recommended. This program takes place on the first Friday of the month through June. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Friday, April 5, 7 – 11 p.m.

Wilton Library will hold its annual spring benefit, Beyond Words, where guests will enjoy a full and festive evening in library spaces transformed for a Venetian Masquerade. The event will feature spectacular food by Luca Wine Bar & Italian Seafood, unique silent and live auction items as well as on-line auction items available at www.biddingforgood.com. The Wilton Bank is the event’s Lead Sponsor. The Emerald Sponsor is Fairfield County Bank, and Ruby Sponsors include The Greens at Cannondale, Gregory and Adams, P.C., Michael P. Kaelin/Cummings and Lockwood LLC, and Rings End. The media sponsor is Wilton Magazine. Tickets range from $150 – $500 which may be purchased online (www.wiltonlibrary.org/beyondwords), by phone (203-762-3950 ext. 216) or at the circulation desk. Proceeds benefit the library, which in turn benefits the community.

The library will close at 2 p.m. on April 5 in preparation for the event.

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First Saturday Books for Babies

Saturday, April 6, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old on the first Saturday of each month before the library opens. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Registration suggested.

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 Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 6, 10 – noon.
Minecraft is an online computer game unlike any other. It is a creative game. Worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. In these unique worlds players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. The only limit is your imagination. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club on Saturday mornings between 10- noon to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children’s Library. Ages 8 and up.  Registration required.

Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.

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Aspects of Poetry: Discussion and Readings by Bill Ziegler

Sunday, April 7 , 3 – 4:30 p.m
Rescheduled for Sunday, May 19, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Bill Ziegler will discuss the elements of the poetry genre. To illustrate his talking points, he will read relevant poems he and others have written. April is National Poetry Month. To observe the beginning of that event and learn more about form in poetry, come to this lively and informative session. Registration required.

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Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra: The Harp

Sunday, April 7 , 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Families with children ages 4 and up are invited to this interactive concert. Wendy Kerner Lucas from the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra will join us for a concert and demonstration with a harp. Now she is principal harpist for the Ridgefield, Bridgeport, and Norwalk Symphonies, and a member of several chamber groups, including The Fontenay Chamber Players, The Glorian Duo, and Themselves, which is dedicated to Irish music. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, April 8, 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online for first time attendees or by emailing emailing Tracey Morgan, Teen Services Assistant, at tmorgan@wiltonlibrary.org. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is recommended.

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Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors will be held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruit and a beverage will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

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Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, April 10, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich. Group meets second Wednesday of each month. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. Visit our Wilton Library Readers page for a complete listing of meetings and titles.

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Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, April 10, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 and their caregivers 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! During the month of April the focus will be on sheep. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Additional dates and focus: May 8—chickens; June 12—bees.

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WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: GMO’s – Genetically Modified Organisms – Are They on Your Plate Without You Knowing?

Thursday, April 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Join Tara Cook-Littman, Director of GMO Free CT and Christine O’Day, member of GMO Free CT, to learn how the government of the United States allowed Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs, to take over the crops we grow and the food we eat. Learn about the history of the US government policy toward GMOs and how that policy affects us today. GMO Free CT is a grassroots organization dedicated to education and labeling of genetically modified organisms. This talk is co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. Registration recommended.

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Wilton Arts Council Focus ’13 Art Exhibition Reception

Friday, April 12, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception for the photographers exhibiting in the Wilton Arts Council Focus ’13 Juried Photography Exhibition, an annual exhibition featuring artists using a variety of photography media. Exhibition runs through April 29. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library. Reception open to the public.

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 Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 13, 10 – noon.
Minecraft is an online computer game unlike any other. It is a creative game. Worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. In these unique worlds players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. The only limit is your imagination. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club on Saturday mornings between 10- noon to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children’s Library. Ages 8 and up.  Registration required.

Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.

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Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club

Saturday, April 13, 3 – 4 p.m.
Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Find out as we re-tell our own high-octane versions of the best in children’s literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. Will we beat the buzzer? Expect fast talk, quick thinking and lots of laughter. What’s more, once we’ve learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, we’ll use technology to enhance our literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of our 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Coraline by Neil Gaiman (postponed from February blizzard). Grades 4-6, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.

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New Perspectives Film Series: The Queen of Versailles

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film depicts the go-go days of real estate with the building of their 90,000 square ft. American palace to the bursting of the real estate bubble. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff. 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.

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Connecticut’s Own: Jessica Raposo

Sunday, April 14, 4 – 5 p.m.
Flutist Jessica Raposo is joined by pianist Andrew Gordon and guitarist Daniel Corr.  Their selections include works by J.S. Bach, George Enesco and Katherine Hoover. Jessica Raposo is a freelance flutist, conductor, and teacher in Fairfield County. She has earned music degrees from the University of Michigan (BM), the Royal Academy of Music (London), and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). In addition to her private teaching, Jessica teaches at Fairfield University and several community colleges, and she also conducts the flute choirs of the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic program.   Performance begins promptly at 4 p.m. – late arrivals may be asked to wait to enter. Registration recommended.

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Drop-in Spring Crafts

Monday, April 15, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Come and celebrate National Library Week and make a spring craft. Children of all ages can exercise their imaginations and creativity. Create spring flowers, butterflies and wind socks to take home. Caregivers should stay with children. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Downton Abbey Marathon

Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
In celebration of National Library Week, the library is screening the three seasons of Downton Abbey, complete with tea service and biscuits. Fascinators and decorative hats are encouraged! Lord Grantham, his daughters, the servants and of course, the Dowager Countess will parade across the screen in the Brubeck Room in all their early 20th century British glory. Season 1 will be shown Monday through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will include highlights of Seasons 2 and 3. Drop in and join the fun and catch up on what everyone’s talking about! Or just get a Downton fix with friends.

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Tuesday Book Buzz

Tuesday, April 16, 11 – noon.
Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker, two of Wilton Library’s knowledgeable librarians, on the third Tuesday of each month. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend. Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits. Registration suggested. Additional dates: May 21, June 18.

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Computer Class: Getting Started–Basic PowerPoint 2007

Wednesday, April 17, 12:30-2 pm
Mary Anne Franco shows how to create and format a basic presentation in PowerPoint 2007 in this free, hands-on class. Basic computer skills, including mouse proficiency, required. Advance registration required. Class limited to 10 students. To insure the best learning experience for all, latecomers will not be seated ten minutes past the posted start time. The door to the Training Lab will be closed at that time. (This same class is offered on Thursday, April 18, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.)

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Curious Creatures

Wednesday, April 17, 3 – 4 p.m.
Have you ever seen a blue tongued skink (not skunk)? Or a gargoyle gecko? Or an 18 inch bearded dragon lizard? Not to mention bunnies, ferrets, tarantulas, chinchillas and hedgehogs. These are just some of the wide variety of amazing reptiles, insects and mammals that will be visiting Wilton Library from Curious Creatures for National Library Week. Children 4 and over can come and visit with some of these unusual and interesting creatures. Registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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 Newbery Club

Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Children in grades 4-6 are invited to join our newest book club! This book club will introduce children to Newbery Award winning books. Once a month we will meet and discuss one of these classics. The book for April’s discussion is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, which won the Newbery in 1979. Read the book and spend a fun hour at the Library with crafts, questions, snacks, and activities. Registration required. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.

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Board Game Extravaganza!

Thursday, April 18, 1 – 5 p.m.
Get ready to play some great board games! Roll the dice and see if you’ll end up a millionaire at Monopoly! Take a wind-about way through Candyland or beat your friends at Operation. Come and play with the Wilton Library’s extensive collection of fun and exciting board games. And while you’re there, be sure to play the ever popular game of Trivial Pursuit! All kids ages 3 and up should get their game faces on! Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; ages 8 – 12 must have caregivers remain in the building.

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Computer Class: Getting Started—Basic PowerPoint 2007

Thursday, April 18, 6-7:30 pm
Mary Anne Franco shows how to create and format a basic presentation in PowerPoint 2007 in this free, hands-on class. Basic computer skills, including mouse proficiency, required. Advance registration required. Class limited to 10 students. To insure the best learning experience for all, latecomers will not be seated ten minutes past the posted start time. The door to the Training Lab will be closed at that time.

This is the same class offered on Wednesday, April 17, from 12:30 – 2 p.m.

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Friday Flick

Friday, April 19, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
The film Wreck it Ralph (PG) will be shown. Snacks will be provided. All ages with caregivers. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must have caregivers present; children 8 to 12 must have caregivers in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Friday Flick

Friday, April 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
The film Rise of the Guardians (PG) will be shown. Snacks will be provided. All ages with caregivers. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must have caregivers present; children 8 to 12 must have caregivers in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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 Minecraft Club

Saturday,April 20, 10 – noon.
Minecraft is an online computer game unlike any other. It is a creative game. Worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. In these unique worlds players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. The only limit is your imagination. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club on Saturday mornings between 10- noon to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children’s Library. Ages 8 and up.  Registration required.

Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.

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AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. No written or driving tests; classroom only. CT residents only. Registration required. Program cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Bring check or cash only.

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Stay at Home/Wilton Library Concert

Sunday, April 21, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Stay at Home in Wilton  and Wilton Library are proud to present a command performance of ‘The Great American Songbook’ with Dr. Joe Utterback.  Dr. Joe is a superb pianist, story teller, composer and recording artist.  Performing at music festivals across the country or at Tony Award dinners in New York City, his high-energy jazz piano delights audiences of all ages.  He infuses familiar blues, ballads, Broadway and jazz classics with a captivating, dynamic style.  Dr. Joe will perform hits from the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and stay for the reception following the concert. (Stay at Home Wilton will be celebrating their 3 year anniversary at this concert!)

Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 p.m. if space is available.

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Whodunit? Book Club

Monday, April 22, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Kids in grades 2 and 3 are invited to join this mystery book club. Children will have the opportunity to meet and discuss mystery books as a group. The book for April is The Secret of Robber’s Cave by Kristiana Gregory. Snacks will be provided, along with fun detective activities. Grades 2 and 3. Parents and guardians must be in the Library. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.

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WLA/LWV – Reel Mondays: High Tech, Low Life

Monday, April 22 , 7 – 9:30 p.m.
High Tech, Low Life follows the journey of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country – chronicling underreported news and social issues stories navigating China’s evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution. Moderator to be announced. Refreshments served. Co-sponsored by the Wilton League of Women Voters and Wilton Library. Registration recommended.

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Senior Center Book Discussion: The Housekeeper and the Professor

Tuesday, April 23, 11 a.m. – noon.
Miwako Ogasawara will lead a discussion of The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. The New York Times Book Review described the book as “Deceptively elegant.” Group meets 4th Tuesday of each month through May. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

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Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Eric Robinson

Tuesday, April 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
April brings Eric Robinson to the Weir Farm artist in residency program. Eric will explore variation and perception in paint. He will paint variations in the natural structures he finds in the land and sky of Connecticut. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.

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“No Kidding, Me Too!” Documentary Screening and Mental Health Fair

Tuesday, April 23, 6 – 9 p.m.
An important community event addressing mental health issues takes place at Wilton High School’s Little Theater.

Joey Pantoliano’s documentary, “No Kidding, Me Too!” will be screened. The film is an educational, provocative, hopeful and sometimes even humorous look at mental illness and recovery. The fair will be held in the WHS lobby before the screening. Sponsored by NKM2, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Public Schools, Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Library, Wilton High School PTA, Wilton Family Y, Silver Hill Hospital, Trackside Teen Center, SPED*NET Wilton and Norwalk Hospital. For more information, call Wilton Youth Services at 203 834-6241.

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Computer Class: Getting Started: Working with WILS—Get the Most Out of the Catalog

Wednesday, April 24, 12:30-2 pm
WILS (Wilton Library’s Integrated Library System aka Catalog) has many features you may not know about. Join Mary Anne Franco to learn how to easily find materials, place/suspend holds, check your account, create alerts, lists, and more. Demonstration-style class. Registration suggested.

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Author Talk – Madeline Miller: The Song of Achilles

Friday, April 26 , 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles presents a thrilling and unique retelling of the Iliad and the legend of Achilles: a tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart. Miller has two degrees from Brown University in Latin and Ancient Greek, and has been teaching both for the past nine years. She also has a degree from Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. This debut novel is the winner of the 2012 Orange Prize, one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes, joining among others, Ann Patchett, Zadie Smith, Barbara Kingsolver, and Téa Obreht. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Wilton Library’s Annual Gigantic Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 27 through Tuesday, April 30.
Saturday, April 27: 7 – 9 a.m. Early Buyers with $15 admissions fee, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. free to public.
Sunday, April 28: noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, silent auction.  Check out the Silent Auction highlights.
Monday, April 29: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. books ½ price.
Tuesday, April 30: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $5 per bag.

Features more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and CDs. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime. Proceeds benefit the library.

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 Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 27, 10 – noon.
Minecraft is an online computer game unlike any other. It is a creative game. Worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. In these unique worlds players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. The only limit is your imagination. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club on Saturday mornings between 10- noon to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children’s Library. Ages 8 and up.  Registration required.

Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.

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Tales to TailsTales to Tails

Saturday, April 27, 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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Area Author Affair: Dorothy Hayes – Murder at the P&Z

Monday, April 29, 6 – 7 p.m.
Dorothy Hayes, former staff writer for The Wilton Bulletin and The Norwalk Hour has written a local mystery, Murder at the P&Z, set in Wilton. See the library’s website for more information about the book and the author. No charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments are served at Area Author Affairs, held to celebrate our local authors. Registration encouraged.

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