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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


Wilton Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5th in observance of Easter.

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Events:

March brings Patricia Miranda to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Patricia utilizes natural materials to reveal connections between art, science, history and culture. She will incorporate Weir Farm as content in her work, the Witness Project, an installation using natural materials as a lens to uncover larger narratives.  Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. 

The Wilton Clergy, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library invite you to a four-part lecture series: 'And Who Is My Neighbor? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and Conflict.'   The lectures are Tuesdays in March and feature guest speakers who will address the question of how civility and compassion can repair and transform community life, especially when diversity, differences of opinion, polarization or even hostile conflict appear in our midst. 

In this final session, a panel comprised of Wilton Clergy Association members will explore what the world's great faith traditions teach about sustaining community.   No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Please register for each session separately.

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Have you ever wondered about the chemistry of cooking? In this five-part program, kids will watch and participate as we investigate Dairy Science, Leavening Science, Reactive Science and others. See Mentos explode! Make your own Marshmallows! Create Rock Candy Crystals! Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; grades 3-6. Signing up for first date automatically registers you for all 5 sessions

News:

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!

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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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