Holiday Book Sale
Tuesday, Nov. 26 through Monday, Dec. 23
Mondays through Thursdays, 10 – 8; Fridays 10 – 6; Saturdays, 10 – 5, Sundays 1- 5
The library’s holiday book sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight. Bargains can be found – most of the items are new or like-new condition, making a terrific opportunity for holiday gift-giving. Items include books, unopened CDs and DVDs, children’s books and a huge assortment of art books. As items are sold, new ones appear daily, thanks to the hard-working book sale volunteers, who always seem to have an un-ending supply of tantalizing offerings. All sales support the library.
Sale opens at noon on Nov. 26 and continues during regular library hours through Dec. 23. Library closed Thursday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Monday, Sept. 30 through Wednesday, Dec. 18 , 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language will begin on Monday, September 30 and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until December 18 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (Note: no class Oct. 14 or Nov. 27) Testing and registration required.
Scams: Prepare Yourself
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Don McGran, Security Advisor at Fairfield County Bank, will discuss the many current scams that are being employed against citizens in our area. Frauds can occur online, via telephone, in the mail, or in person. Many of these frauds are targeted at the elderly in our community. Don will give tips on how to recognize these scams and prevent falling prey to them. He will also discuss Identity Theft prevention and safe banking practices. Don McGran is a 30-year veteran of the Ridgefield Police Department, retiring at the rank of Major (Deputy Chief) in 2011. He is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and the FBI National Academy. As Security Advisor at Fairfield County Bank for the past two years, Don is involved on a daily basis with advising customers and staff on the world of financial fraud. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County Bank and Wilton Library. Registration recommended.
Books for Babies
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18 , 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. Caregivers must be present.
Wonderful Ones and Twos
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18, 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.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4 – 5 p.m.
Tis the season when people everywhere exchange presents and those we love are in our thoughts. Are you stumped on what to get for your Mom or Dad, your brothers and sisters, Grandparents, friends and pets? Learn to make gifts like beautiful scarves, candy train ornaments or portable game boards that everyone in your family will love to find under the tree! Grades 2 and up, registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Chris Brubeck and the French Connection featuring Guillaume Saint-James and Didier Ithurssary
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
In his travels the past year, Chris Brubeck met two brilliant musicians who he performed with in France: Saxophonist Guillaume Saint-James and Didier Ithurssary, on accordi0n. Chris says: “Guillaume is one of France’s leading saxophonists and composers and Didier is the hippest accordion player you’ll ever hear – think Herbie Hancock, not Lawrence Welk!” This trio will be joined by an American rhythm section for a special Hot & Cool Jazz concert at Wilton Library. Chris, Guillaume and Didier will present jazz with a decidedly international flavor performing jazz standards and original compositions. After one of their concerts in France last year, a question from the audience led Chris and Guillaume to realize that their fathers were both in the area of Normandy during the Summer of 1944. That was the year of the Allied Liberation of France and jazz was the music that represented the spirit of that new freedom. Mr. Robert Tate, the Cultural Attache from the US Consolate in France, was in the audience and suggested Chris and Guillaume co-write a symphonic piece to honor their fathers’ generation and commemorate the Allied Liberation of France. That was the inspiration for their new symphonic work, “Brothers in Arts – 70 Years of Liberty” which will premiere in France in June of 2014 to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. At this Wilton Library concert, you will hear the combo’s innovative international collaboration, which will be presented the next night as part of a special performance at the United Nations. A reception follows the concert. Registration highly recommended. Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:50 to be guaranteed seating; waitlisted and walk-ins will be admitted after 6:50 if seats are available.