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Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including fantasy and science fiction, bestsellers and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs. Sunday everything is half-priced.

If you're a girl in grades 6 - 12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games and websites, join Girls Who Code. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an ongoing program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.  

We'll meet for twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

We have a new embroidery machine -- the Janome Memory Craft 500E! If you've already learned how to embroider or monogram with our Singer Machine, then this is the session for you. We'll go over the features and capabilities of the Janome, so you can keep creating personalized items. Registration required. Class size limited. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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.

Getting ready for college? Need a little help with your essay? During this one hour workshop, join Carey Field, editor, writer and marketer, to find out: how to research and clearly understand the essay prompts; how to come up with compelling essay topics; how to develop these topics effectively; how to edit, edit, edit; essay pitfalls to avoid   Recommended for high school sophomores through seniors. Registration required; there is no fee. 

Candlelight Concerts opens its 69th season with The Dover String Quartet in a program including works by Mozart, Beethoven, and David Ludwig. The Strad noted their “exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement, and taut ensemble.” All performances are on Sunday afternoons at the Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

News:

Now the Wilton community has mental health information resources at the library through a partnership with Silver Hill Hospital.  The hospital designed twelve Mental Health “To-Go Kits” that can be checked out for three weeks just like a library book. The kits include books, CDs or DVDs and information sheets. The twelve topics covered are Alcoholism, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Chronic Pain, Depression, Eating Disorders, Opioid Addiction, Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse, Suicide Ideation, and Teen Stress.  Find Mental Health To Go Kits in the catalog

Wilton Library's Innovation Day
Saturday, October 22, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CALLING ALL MAKERS & DIYers! Wilton Library's 2nd Innovation Day is a celebration of making, creating, and demonstrating. People of all ages can Discover, Dabble and Do-It-Yourself! We are seeking individuals, local businesses and organizations to share their knowledge, skills or inventions through workshops, exhibits and mini presentations. Hands on activities are a plus! There will be no selling of merchandise or services, but exhibitors are free to distribute information or accept orders for their products or services.   Please fill out our online form or download a printable PDF.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

While registering for your new library card, remember that voter registration forms are also available either in person in the library at the Circulation or Reference desks, or through this link (also found on our About Wilton page).  For more information, call or visit the Registrar of Voters, Town of Wilton, 238 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT, 203-563-0111.  

Wilton Library is pleased to announce its “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative that supports early literacy.  The program encourages parents to read to their little ones receiving free books, stickers and certificates whenever the goals are reached. Sponsored by Cohen & Wolf, P.C. and Tiger Tales Publishing.   And now children of all ages can get a Wilton Library card to call their very own – with no age restriction. Sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program at the Children’s Library desk.

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