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The Wilton EDC and Wilton Library are celebrating Wilton's diversity by inviting families to mark their countries of ancestry on a wall map that will be on display in the gallery and then in the Children’s Library. Children are invited to decorate paper squares in images reflecting their cultural heritage, which will then be constructed into a paper quilt that will be displayed in the Children's Library. Through this project, Wilton's growing diversity will be creatively illustrated through the eyes of its children. No registration required; just drop by.

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

In this second lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Museum Curator Amy Trout will focus on community identity expressed in and shaped by art. By examining the artwork created by Connecticut artists for the Federal Art Project (1935-1941), Ms. Trout will discuss Connecticut's identity during the decade of the Depression. Did the artwork reflect the harsh reality of the times or was it an idealized version of the past? 

Amy Trout has been the Curator of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut since 2008. Previously, she spent twenty years at the New Haven Historical Society (now known as the New Haven Museum) where she first began her study of the Federal Art Project in Connecticut. During the past ten years, she has researched the topic, written and lectured about it, and curated two exhibits. She has served with the Mattatuck Museum and with the Connecticut Humanities. See registration link for more details.

Lecture Location: Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor: Lila and Buck Griswold
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

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

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

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.

News:

Book It! March 9th – Give Where You Live!

Wilton Library is taking part in Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Giving Day on Thursday, March 9, 2017!  Help us reach our fundraising goal for this 24-hour online giving event by donating as little as $10 or as much as you want. The more you give throughout the day, the more chances we have to win monetary prizes. Stay tuned for more Facebook and Twitter announcements as we get closer to this exciting day. 

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March Maker Madness: Ladies’ Night Out

Join our modern take on the Ladies' Night out on Tuesday, March 7, 8 – 10 pm. Sip wine, nibble on appetizers and create fun and easy DIY projects by the fire! No experience necessary. Bring a friend or make new ones! Materials, appetizers and wine provided. Registration required; $30 per person.

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