2014 April — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

The Guitar Guy

Tuesday, April 1, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers 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.  Registration recommended.   Parent and each child must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Author Talk: Barbara Taylor Bradford – Cavendon Hall

Tuesday, April 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
International bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford visits Wilton Library to discuss her 29th novel, Cavendon Hall. The novel tells the riveting tale of two families whose lives have been intertwined for generations.  Set over a period of sixteen years from 1913 to 1929, the families face uncertainties that will forever change them. Barbara Taylor Bradford was born and brought up in England, where she started her writing career as a journalist. In 2007 Queen Elizabeth awarded her the OBE for her literary achievements. She lives in New York with her husband, television and film producer Robert Bradford. Mrs. Bradford will be interviewed by Wilton resident, Megan Smith-Harris. See the registration link for more information about the new novel. Registration is highly recommended. A Q&A and book signing follow the talk.  Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:50 p.m. if space is available.

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ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Wednesday, April 28, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 29 and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until April 28 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no class the weeks of Feb. 17-21 and April 14-18) Testing and registration required.

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Lego® Club

Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 4 – 5 p.m.
Kids in grades K 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.  There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come, first served basis each week.  Tickets will be passed out at the Children’s reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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A Peek Into Poetry

Thursday, April 3, 4 – 5 p.m.
In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Children’s Library will present four programs celebrating the art and enjoyment of poetry. Children will be introduced to various forms of poetry; they will be encouraged to read poetry out loud, and to write their own poetry to share with the class, if they wish.   At the final session on Thursday, April 24th, Alan Katz, a renowned local poet, will be our guest. Parents are welcome to attend along with their children. Grades 2 through 4, registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Beyond Words—an Evening to Benefit Wilton Library

Friday, April 4, 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 to look like the clean, colorful lines of a Mondrian painting.  The event will feature spectacular food by Bianco Rosso, unique silent and live auction items and live music performances. Beyond Words is made possible in part through the generous support of the Amadeo Family and the Romer Family. Bankwell in Wilton is the event’s Signature Sponsor; the Gold Sponsor is Fairfield County Bank, Silver Sponsors include Cummings and Lockwood LLC/Michael Kaelin and The Greens at Cannondale. The media sponsor is Wilton Magazine.  Tickets range for individuals from $150 for seniors to $500, along with special tables for $2500 which may be purchased online (www.wiltonlibrary.org/beyondwords), by phone (203-762-3950 ext. 239) 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 4 in preparation for the event. 

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 5, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.  Registration required.

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Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – Martin Taylor

Sunday, April 6, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist. Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him ‘THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation.’ He dazzles audiences with his solo shows which combine virtuosity, emotion, humor, and a strong stage presence while his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo fingerstyle guitar playing. See registration link for more information. Reception following the concert. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. 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.  Accommodations provided by Hilton Garden Inn, Norwalk.

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Stock Market Game for Teens

Monday, Feb. 10 through Monday, April 7, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Interested in how the stock market works? Join SMG (The Stock Market Game), a simulated marketplace played by teens all around the world. Working individually or in teams of two, you’ll be given $100,000 in virtual cash and then build a portfolio, do research, evaluate stocks, trade common stocks and mutual funds and more.  Tracey Morgan, a former Senior Trader of foreign exchange derivatives will be running this nine week program — Mondays, from 02/10-04/07. No class on 02/17. First class meets from 4-5:30 p.m. All other classes meet from 4-5 p.m. For teens in grades 7-12. Registration required.

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StorytimeTerrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 8 through Tuesday, June 10, 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. No story time during the week of April 14.

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Music’s Romantic Era with Genevieve Brings

Tuesday, April 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Fantasy, drama and magic: the ingredients to be found in music of the nineteenth century. We shall explore the music of the Romantic Era by listening to and commenting on music by Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, Carl Maria von Weber and Modest Moussorgsky, composers who relished those elements and reflected the literary impulse of the time.  Dr. Genevieve Chinn Brings is Director of Music History, LIU Post, Long Island University.

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StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, April 8 through Tuesday, June 10, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. 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. No story time during the week of April 14.

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Literary Littles

Tuesday, April 8 through Tuesday, June 10, 2:15 – 3:00 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. No story time during the week of April 14.

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Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, April 8, 6 – 8 p.m. 

A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors is 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.  No charge. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruits and beverages will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged. Next date: May 13.

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Books for Babies

Wednesday, April 9 through Wednesday, June 11, 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. No story time during the week of April 14.   Caregivers must be present.

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Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, April 9 through Wednesday, June 11, 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. No story time during the week of April 14.

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Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, April 9, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger.  Emphasis will be on ‘A Perfect Day for Bananafish,’ ‘For Esme–With Love and Squalor,’ ‘The Laughing Man,’ and ‘Teddy.’  Group meets second Wednesday of each month.  Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Wilton Library Readers in Quick Links.

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Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, April 9, 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 shearing.  Registration required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Program runs through June.

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Nutmeg Book Award Voting

April 10 – 30
Drop by the Teen Room April 10 – 30 and cast a ballot for your favorite 2014 Nutmeg Book. There will be a drawing for a gift certificate at the end of the voting period.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 10 through Thursday, May 29, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Thursday, April 10 through Thursday, May 29, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children’s Library desk starting March 17, 2014 and must be returned by April 7, 2014. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

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Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton

Thursday, April 10, 17 & 24 & May 1, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Series exploring various poets and their writing techniques. 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 library’s registration link for speaker details. Poetry packet available at front desk before seminar begins.  Advance registration required.

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A Peek Into Poetry

Thursday, April 10, 4 – 5 p.m.
In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Children’s Library will present four programs celebrating the art and enjoyment of poetry. Children will be introduced to various forms of poetry; they will be encouraged to read poetry out loud, and to write their own poetry to share with the class, if they wish.   At the final session on Thursday, April 24th, Alan Katz, a renowned local poet, will be our guest. Parents are welcome to attend along with their children. Grades 2 through 4, registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Author Talk: Elizabeth Strout – The Burgess Boys

Thursday, April 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout visits Wilton Library to discuss her popular book, The Burgess Boys. A New York Times bestseller and named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, NPR and Good Housekeeping, The Burgess Boys  is a captivating story of two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Olive Kitteridge, a novel in stories, won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a New York Times Bestseller. Elizabeth Strout’s earlier novels are Abide With Me, a national bestseller, and Amy and Isabelle, also a New York Times Bestseller. Strout has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in London. Ms. Strout will be interviewed by book discussion leader Susan Boyar. A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk. Registration is highly recommended. Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:50 p.m. if space is available.

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Art Reception for BEAUTY by Maria Jarreau Heller—A Retrospective

Friday, April 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
The children of Wilton artist Maria Jarreau Heller (1924-2014) lovingly mount an exhibition of their late mother’s works.  The 70 pieces highlight her attention to detail in her highly refined art style along with her sense of vibrant colors and smooth textures.  Maria’s media choices included Oriental Brush painting style on paper and silk, colored pencil on vellum, 3D cut out watercolor on paper. The majority of the works will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the library. Reception open to the public.  Exhibition runs through April 29.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 12, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.  Registration required.

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New Perspectives Film Series—20 Feet From Stardom

Saturday, April 12, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
In his compelling documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. 2014 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary.  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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Tuesday Book Buzz

Tuesday, April 15, 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 20, June 17.

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Informal Drop-in Crafts and Snacks for Teens

Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, 12 – 4 p.m.
Teens sticking around Wilton this vacation can drop-in, hang out and create a craft while enjoying snacks.

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Critter Encounter

Wednesday, April 16, 2 – 3 p.m.
Come to a fun and educational program with Earthplace’s Critter Encounter!  A naturalist from Earthplace will be bringing a reptile, bird, amphibian and mammal to visit the Wilton Library. Children will learn all sorts of interesting facts about our friends in Nature.  Registration required, grades K and up.  Children under 8 must stay with caregivers; 8 to 12 year olds must have caregivers remain in the building.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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An Apple a Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Do you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac Laptop? You can use your Apple device to access eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and music for free through the library. Bring your Apple device for a demonstration and hands-on training of our free downloadables and streaming media. You will learn about our downloadable eBooks and audiobooks (OverDrive and OneClick), downloadable magazines (Zinio), streaming movies (IndieFlix), and streaming classical and jazz music (Naxos), all available 24/7. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Registration suggested.

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Grab Bag Book Club

Wednesday, April 16, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Come and discuss a brand new best selling children’s book! The book for The book for April will be Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy By Karen Foxlee. This luminous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Snow Queen” will appeal to lovers of fantasy. Healthy snacks will be provided as well as a book-related activity.  Registration required.  Grades 3 and up.  Parents and guardians must be in the building. Sponsored by the Steve and Alison Sherman Family Fund.

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A Peek Into Poetry

Thursday, April 17, 4 – 5 p.m.
In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Children’s Library will present four programs celebrating the art and enjoyment of poetry. Children will be introduced to various forms of poetry; they will be encouraged to read poetry out loud, and to write their own poetry to share with the class, if they wish.   At the final session on Thursday, April 24th, Alan Katz, a renowned local poet, will be our guest. Parents are welcome to attend along with their children. Grades 2 through 4, registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
What are all these eggs doing in the Children’s Library? Pick up an Easter Egg Hunt list from the Children’s Reference Desk to help you keep track of all the eggs. Try to spot all ten!

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AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, April 19, 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.  NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Registration required. Program cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.  Bring check or cash only.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What are all these eggs doing in the Children’s Library? Pick up an Easter Egg Hunt list from the Children’s Reference Desk to help you keep track of all the eggs. Try to spot all ten!

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 19, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.  Registration required.

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Whodunit? Book Club

Monday, April 21, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Children in grades 2 and 3 will meet and discuss mystery books as a group. The book for April is Tuesday by David Wiesner, a Caldecott Medal award winner.  Snacks will be provided with fun detective activities.   Parents and guardians must remain in the Library.  Sponsored by the Steve and Alison Sherman Family Fund.

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Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Layla Luna

Monday, April 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
April brings Layla Luna to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Ms. Luna makes drawings and paintings that explore our relationship with nature. While at Weir Farm, she will continue to work on her current project, The Specimen Experiment, which addresses habitat conservation and the direct impact we have on nature. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.

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Senior Center Book Discussion: Stoner

Tuesday, April 22, 11 a.m. – noon.
Miwako Ogasawara  will lead a discussion of Stoner by John Williams The New York Times Book Review describes this novel as “something rarer than a great novel–it is a perfect novel, so well told and beautifully written, so deeply moving, that it takes your breath away.” Group meets 4th Tuesday of each month through May. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 22, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join a monthly 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. Input from the board helps to create a better library for all teens.  Newcomers always welcome! Newcomers can fill out an application and bring it to the meeting or fill them out there.  Registration is recommended. Call for details (203)762-3950 x224 or email Tracey Morgan, Teen Services Assistant, at tmorgan@wiltonlibrary.org. Next meeting:  May 20.

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Author Talk: Andrew Gross – Everything to Lose

Tuesday, April 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Bestselling author Andrew Gross visits Wilton Library to discuss his latest thriller, Everything to Lose. A down-on-her-luck woman witnesses a horrible car accident uncovering a dead body with a bag of money which sets things in motion during the chaotic and tragic days of Hurricane Sandy. Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers No Way Back, 15 SecondsEyes Wide Open, The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, Don’t Look Twice, and Reckless. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration highly recommended.

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SCORE:  Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Self Assessment & Business Plan

Wednesday, April 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thinking about starting your own business? Or are you just starting but are having trouble getting it off the ground? SCORE’s new Simple Steps for Starting Your Business is designed to avoid start-up pitfalls and put you on the road to success. The series schedule is Wednesdays.  Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

Registration required. Visit  www.scorenorwalk.org and click on Workshops.

The series continues with:

April 30:  Marketing Strategy
May 7: Marketing Implementation
May 14:  Financial Planning & Reporting
May 21:  Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs.

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A Peek Into Poetry

Thursday, April 24, 4 – 5 p.m.
In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Children’s Library will present four programs celebrating the art and enjoyment of poetry. Children will be introduced to various forms of poetry; they will be encouraged to read poetry out loud, and to write their own poetry to share with the class, if they wish.   At the final session on Thursday, April 24th, Alan Katz, a renowned local poet, will be our guest. Parents are welcome to attend along with their children. Grades 2 through 4, registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Wilton Library’s Annual Gigantic Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 26 through Tuesday, April 29.
Saturday, April 26: 7 – 9 a.m. Early Buyers with $15 admissions fee, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. free to public.
Sunday, April 27: noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Rare books, silent auction.  Check out the Silent Auction highlights.
Monday, April 28: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. books ½ price.
Tuesday, April 29: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $5 per bag.

Press Release
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  THE LAST DAY WE ARE ABLE TO ACCEPT BOOK DONATIONS BEFORE THE BOOK SALE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 11.  WE WILL RESUME TAKING BOOK DONATIONS ON FRIDAY, MAY 16.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 26, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.  Registration required.

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Tales to TailsTales to Tails

Saturday, April 26, 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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SCORE:  Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Marketing Strategy

Wednesday, April 30, 6 – 8 p.m.
SCORE’s new Simple Steps for Starting Your Business is designed to avoid start-up pitfalls and put you on the road to success.  Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

Registration required. Visit  www.scorenorwalk.org and click on Workshops.

The series continues with:

May 7: Marketing Implementation
May 14:  Financial Planning & Reporting
May 21:  Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs.

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WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: Chasing Ice Film Screening

Wednesday, April 30, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. The documentary has received more than 30 awards, including the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation’s 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award.   A panel discussion will follow the film: ‘How are the Wilton faith communities responding to climate change?’ featuring Rev. Dr. Arnold Thomas – Wilton Congregational Church, and Rev. Shannon White – Wilton Presbyterian Church.  The Green Speaker series is co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. Registration recommended.

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