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In this fourth lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Professor Julia Adams will highlight the role of women in 'tech culture' within our emergent digital environment. Drawing on her research on Wikipedia and academic knowledge, and on the uses of journalism and fake news in the recent presidential election, Professor Adams will discuss the promise and peril in the emergent digital landscape of knowledge.

Julia Adams is Professor of Sociology and International and Area Studies and Head of Calhoun College at Yale University. She was previously the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. At Yale she has chaired the department of Sociology, directed the Division of the Social Sciences and the International Affairs Council. She currently codirects YaleCHESS (Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences). Her book, The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe (Cornell University Press)  won the Gaddis Smith Book Prize. See registration link for more details.

Lecture Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Elaine Tai-Lauria and Phil Lauria
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

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.

March brings Cristina Bonilla to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Bonilla “draws inspiration from the observation of Nature – to understand the colors, forces, movements and spatial tensions that characterize a particular place.” At Weir Farm she will work on a series entitled “Stones Are the Roots of Clouds” that explores the constantly shifting relationship between land and sky—“a meditation upon the finite place we inhabit and its connection to the boundless sky.” Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

 Bach to Rock brings a high energy Rock ‘n’ Roll program for toddlers to Wilton Library. This class contains a variety of music and movement based activities. Experience the developmental benefits of music in a fun setting that children, moms, dads and caretakers will all enjoy. Registration required, for ages 6 months to 3. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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