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Please note that on Tuesday, April 7, Wilton Library will be upgrading the network equipment that will permit the configuration of a new, robust wifi system. The initial work on this system will take place on Tuesday, April 7. The Library's "Unplugged Day" means that computers, wifi, Internet, the catalog, and printers will not be available to the public or the staff. The website also will not be operational on that day.  Read More


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With a career spanning over four decades, jazz flutist Ali Ryerson consistently ranks among the top flutists in the DownBeat Jazz Poll. Ryerson has released nearly two-dozen albums as leader or co-leader on major jazz labels and has recorded and performed with jazz greats such as Stephane Grappelli, Red Rodney, Roy Haynes, Hubert Laws, Art Farmer, Kenny Barron, Frank Wess, and Joe Beck. Don Friedman on piano and David Finck on bass will be joining her on stage.  See website for details. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Reception follows the concert. CDs will be available for purchase and signing. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by7:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 p.m. if space is available.

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; no fee.

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. No program charge, registration is required.

Students in grades 5 – 6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must have registered for the first session. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must be registered for the first session. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

News:

The Wilton Newcomers Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Murder Mystery Cocktail Party, Saturday, March 28th, 8 pm at Wilton Library. All proceeds benefit the library.

For more information, please visit the Newcomers Club home page.

New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson is known for expertly transporting readers to past worlds. With his remarkable new work of nonfiction, Dead Wake, he ushers us aboard the Lusitania as it begins its tragic and final crossing. It is a timely trip, as 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Join us for Mr. Larson's only Connecticut appearance!

Click here for information and ticket/book reservations.

innovationdaylogo(6)PNG020415.pngCALLING ALL MAKERS! Wilton Library’s Innovation Day will showcase the work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  Presentations, workshops, and exhibitions– we’re looking for them all!  We particularly encourage those who demonstrate the process of making things or have interactive exhibits. There will be no selling of merchandise or services, but exhibitors are free to distribute information or accept orders for their products or services.  Apply today!

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