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Upcoming Events

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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 registration, no fee. 

Monogram a Key-chain

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Monogram a silver disc key-chain or bottle cap opener key-chain using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a gift or keep it for yourself! $4 each, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Little Polar Bear and the Big Balloon by Hans de Beer. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider a Chef’s Apron

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron. $10 fee payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 registration, no program charge.

Paint it Up!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Author Talk: Laura Lippman - Sunburn

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman visits Wilton Library for a discussion of her superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals and cold-blooded murder. Lippman has won multiple awards and critical acclaim for provocative, timely crime novels set in her beloved hometown of Baltimore. Laura has been nominated for more than 50 awards for crime fiction and won almost twenty, including the Edgar. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Now a perennial New York Times bestselling author, she lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family. Q&A will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Poetry, Power, and Politics - Words that Pushed the Boundaries of Comedy, History, and Tragedy

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. 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. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high resolution slide scanner! It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $8 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  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 look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Leading the Helicopter Industry into the 21st Century - Andrew Driver

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Wilton resident and Sikorsky Aircraft's Andrew Driver will provide a short history of how Igor Sikorsky emigrated from Kiev to the Nutmeg State, founded Sikorsky Aircraft, invented the helicopter, and launched an entire industry which today generates over $20 billion in global new helicopter sales each year. He will provide a summary of significant helicopter models the company has produced and then move into current day products and trends in the industry. Andrew will end the presentation with a look into the future and discuss how Sikorsky is leading the paradigm shift the helicopter industry is currently experiencing as a result of technology advances.

Andrew Driver has worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for 29 years.  He spent the first half of his career at Sikorsky in Engineering, during which he led manufacturing engineering efforts for the development of the transmission and rotor head for the S-92 helicopter.  The S-92 helicopter is used mainly for moving offshore oil workers to and from oil rigs, and also for head of state missions.  It is slated to be the next Marine One, and will begin flying the President of the United States in 2020.  Andrew was also a critical member of the team that secured the development contract for the US Marine Corp next generation heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion, which is set to enter service in 2019.   See registration link for more details.

Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Lila and Buck Griswold
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $7 for the tray, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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.  There is no session Feb. 19. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Kazaan Viveiros

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

February brings Kazaan Viveiros to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Kazaan’s work is an extension of the series of tree paintings she began during her 2010 Weir Farm residency. These were inspired by the trees surrounding the cottage as she spent her time walking through the woods, taking photos, and painting trees. Her current project will continue her exploration of the relationship between man and nature creating work that resides at the point of intersection between the environment and our experience of it. See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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 registration, no fee. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Senior Center Book Discussion: John Adams

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Carol Kaelin will lead a discussion of David McCullough’s Pulitzer Price-winning biography John Adams which has taken its well-deserved place among the literary monuments commemorating the Founding Fathers of the United States. The extraordinary events of Adams’ life cannot possibly be summarized in a few sentences: from his role in the Revolution, the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, dangerous diplomatic dealings overseas, the Vice Presidency, the Presidency and more. And then there’s the intensely loving relationship with his wife and partner Abigail as well as his lifelong contentious relationship with Thomas Jefferson. From the Kirkus review: 'Despite the whopping length, there's not a wasted word in this superb, swiftly moving narrative, which brings new and overdue honor to a Founding Father.'  In addition to winning four Golden Globes, an HBO miniseries based on the book won 13 Emmy Awards, more than any other miniseries in history.
 
This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett Brown; illustrated by Ron Barrett. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Parent Information Series: Book Discussion on How to Raise an Adult

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Please join us for a discussion of Julie Lythcott-Haims' popular parenting book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Silver Hill Hospital's Ellen Brezovsky will facilitate the discussion as a follow-up to the January program in which Lythcott-Haims' TED talk was watched and discussed on this important topic. In How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. This event is appropriate for parents of children of all ages.

Please note that attendance will be limited to 20 in either the morning or evening session to ensure opportunities to participate.

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, and Silver Hill Hospital. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 registration, no program charge.

Parent Information Series: Book Discussion on How to Raise an Adult

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of Julie Lythcott-Haims' popular parenting book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Silver Hill Hospital's Ellen Brezovsky will facilitate the discussion as a follow-up to the January program in which Lythcott-Haims' TED talk was watched and discussed on this important topic. In How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. This event is appropriate for parents of children of all ages.

Please note that attendance will be limited to 20 in either the morning or evening session to ensure opportunities to participate.

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, and Silver Hill Hospital. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Calling all Entrepreneurs: A Workshop Series on Starting a Business

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

This five-part series helps entrepreneurs discover how to start a business, finance it, market and advertise it and learn how to do business with the state of Connecticut and the federal government. Sessions presented by Lisa Powell and Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The sessions are as follows:
March 1: How to Start Your Own Business including topics such as choosing a business name/structure, licensing, registrations
March 8: ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis
March 15: How to Finance Your Small Business
March 22: Marketing and Advertising
March 29: Contracting 101. Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or up to all five sessions individually. 

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SCORE Fairfield County, the SBA CT District Office, and Silver Pine Real Estate. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin.  Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize an apron, baby’s bib, or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Join us at the Wilton Library to say Happy 114th Birthday to Dr. Seuss! Listen to some of his most famous stories and enjoy a visit from a very tricky Cat with a big striped Hat. There will be crafts and coloring sheets as well. Ages 3 and up, caretakers must stay with children under 8. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Tea with Belle

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come to Wilton Library and Be Our Guest for a Tea party with Belle! At this fabulous fundraiser, children will meet and greet the popular Disney Princess, enjoy some scrumptious refreshments and take home a sparkly craft. A wonderful photo opportunity for all! Costumes encouraged. $25.00 per child, register and pay at the Children's Library Reference Desk.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Monogram a Key-chain or Make a Pocket Mirror

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Monogram a silver disc key-chain or bottle cap opener key-chain using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Or learn how to use our new Button Maker to create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a pocket mirror that you have customized. Give the key-chain or mirror as a gift or keep it for yourself. Material fee for the key chain is $4 each; fee for mirror is $1 each. Payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room—Fred Hersch

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome 12-time Grammy Award-nominated pianist Fred Hersch back to the Brubeck Room. Proclaimed by Vanity Fair ‘the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade,’ Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental and composing skills with significant achievements as an educator, bandleader, collaborator, and recording artist. In addition to multiple nominations for Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Album, recent accolades include winning 2016 Jazz Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. His September 2017 solo album Open Book offers some of the finest, most unguardedly emotional solo music that Hersch has ever created in a career unique for its profound poignancy and passion. Also in 2017, Hersch published a companion piece to the album, a bravely confessional memoir entitled Good Things Happen Slowly. Intertwined with his performance, Fred will also be reading some excerpts from his book. Reception following the concert. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris and Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. CDs and books available for purchase and signing. 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. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program continues to teach 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 are 3 remaining workshop programs.   Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $7 for the tray, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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 registration, no fee. 

Experience 3D Printing

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Lucky O'Leprechaun by Jana Dillon. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider a Chef’s Apron

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron. $10 fee payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 registration, no program charge.

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Children and their caregivers will listen to a read aloud of a popular children's picture book and rotate through correlating STEM stations. Registration required, supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Cyber Security Essentials

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Do you know how to protect your identity and your assets? Credit monitoring and credit freezes are just the beginning. Are you vulnerable to phishing, social engineering, and data breaches? This informative and eye-opening seminar will educate you to know what to look for, and it will teach you how to protect yourself from cyber-attacks that can wreak havoc with your identity and steal your money. Speaker Don McGran is a 30-year veteran of the Ridgefield Police Department where he retired at the rank of Major. He is now the Security Advisor for Fairfield County Bank. Sponsored by Wilton Library and Fairfield County Bank. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Calling all Entrepreneurs: A Workshop Series on Starting a Business

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

This five-part series helps entrepreneurs discover how to start a business, finance it, market and advertise it and learn how to do business with the state of Connecticut and the federal government. Sessions presented by Lisa Powell and Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The sessions are as follows:
March 1: How to Start Your Own Business including topics such as choosing a business name/structure, licensing, registrations
March 8: ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis
March 15: How to Finance Your Small Business
March 22: Marketing and Advertising
March 29: Contracting 101. Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or up to all five sessions individually. 

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SCORE Fairfield County, the SBA CT District Office, and Silver Pine Real Estate. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin.  Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aid Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8-12 only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Arts Council Focus ’18 Photography Exhibition Reception

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Reception for the photographers exhibiting in the Wilton Arts Council Focus ʼ18 Juried Photography Exhibition, an annual exhibition featuring artists using a variety of photography media. Exhibition runs through March 29. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Reception and awards presentation open to the public.

Help Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun!

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

From March 10 to St. Patrick's Day, children will be able to look for Liam the Library Leprechaun all over Wilton Library! Every day Liam will be in a new location somewhere in the library and children will find him and tell us about it. Great opportunities for a funny photo! No registration required.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course 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. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Monogrammed Baby Bibs

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a baby's bib. $5 per bib, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

(Not) Just for Kids - Tap! Bang! Boom! – Percussion

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their percussion instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in this hour-long presentation. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Last date in series: May 12, 2018 – Soft and Sweet – Winds. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Perspectives Film Series—I Am Jane Doe

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

This is the story of how several American mothers fought a battle on behalf of their middle-school age daughters who were victims of sex trafficking on the internet.  The documentary chronicles how these mothers, after rescuing their daughters, some as young as 13, filed lawsuits and fought many battles with judges, special interest groups and Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, an internet freedom law that provides a safe haven for website publishers to advertise underage girls for sex. The voices of these mothers and their children in the film have helped to usher in legislative change in both the House and Senate. Hollywood Film Festival 2017: Winner, Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature. See library’s website for details. Suggested donation: $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. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Saint Patrick's Day Crafts

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some fun crafts! No registration required. 

Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church— Opus One

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Opus One is the result of a mutual love of music making among four extraordinary instrumentalists and friends: Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, Violinist Ida Kavafian, Violist Steven Tenenbom, and Cellist Peter Wiley. They will present works by Beethoven, Fauré, and Sierra. Concert held at 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.

How to Respond to an Overdose: Narcan Information and Training Session

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Please join us for an informational presentation, a demonstration, and a training session on how to acquire and administer Narcan, a lifesaving medication used to block the effects of opioids especially in overdose situations.  Free Narcan kits will be distributed courtesy of Silver Hill Hospital.   The program is sponsored by Silver Hill Hospital, Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services and Human Services Council.   No charge. Registration is recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program continues to teach 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 are 3 remaining workshop programs.   Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embellished Napkins or Dish Towels

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embellish napkins or dish towels with decorative stitches. $5 fee for a set of two napkins or one linen towel, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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 registration, no fee. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Paint it Up!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 registration, no program charge.

Wilton Library Readers : The Handmaid’s Tale

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Free Downloads – Music and Movies

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Bring your own device and learn how to use the library’s free downloadable music and movie service (Hoopla). There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Please bring devices, passwords and Wilton Library cards. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Children and their caregivers will listen to a read aloud of a popular children's picture book and rotate through correlating STEM stations. Registration required, supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Happy Pi Day Drop-in Craft

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Calling all teens! Swing by the Innovation Station between 4-6pm and decorate a sugar cookie for 3.14 Pi Day because everyone should celebrate a mathematical day! We will provide the cookies and the frosting and you can provide the creativity and the appetite. While supplies last. For students in 7th grade - 12th grades.

Calling all Entrepreneurs: A Workshop Series on Starting a Business

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

This five-part series helps entrepreneurs discover how to start a business, finance it, market and advertise it and learn how to do business with the state of Connecticut and the federal government. Sessions presented by Lisa Powell and Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The sessions are as follows:
March 1: How to Start Your Own Business including topics such as choosing a business name/structure, licensing, registrations
March 8: ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis
March 15: How to Finance Your Small Business
March 22: Marketing and Advertising
March 29: Contracting 101. Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or up to all five sessions individually. 

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SCORE Fairfield County, the SBA CT District Office, and Silver Pine Real Estate. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin.  Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Spring Poetry - Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar on Goethe’s Faust. Goethe’s tragedy, Faust, is one of the greatest masterpieces not only of German literature but of world literature as well. Although no English translation can capture the beauty of his poetry or the depth of Goethe's thought, an exposure to his various poetical forms and the relevance of his underlying message for our own time is too important to ignore. As someone has said: 'It is the poem of Humanity.” This course will focus on a few selected scenes that best illustrate his poetic genius and develop the main characters through the themes of passion, pathos, power and politics.  Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the registration link for more details. No charge for program. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins. Advance registration required. By registering for the first session, attendees will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Etched Glass Coffee Mug or Pub Glass: Drop-in Craft

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Swing by the Innovation Station and etch a glass coffee mug or pub glass using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 fee per person, payable upon arrival. No registration required, but only available while supplies last. For students entering 7th grade through adults.

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun! Registration required, ages 2-6. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Cupcake Club

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12.  Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Personalize an Acrylic Note Cube

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic note cube for your desk. Makes a great gift! $12 for the note cube, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Spring Benefit

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Save the date for a very special celebration! Wilton Library will hold its annual spring benefit at Silver Spring Country Club. Guests of the benefit will enjoy a festive evening. There will be great food in a beautiful environment, a unique silent auction, a fabulous live auction, entertainment and much more. Of course the date might just give you a hint as to what the theme will be…all things Irish!

We are especially pleased to be honoring this year, Carol and Bob Russell for their many years of loyal support and dedication to the Library. The library has been a beneficiary of their support over many years, both in large and small ways. Join us in celebrating these two amazing people. Keep watch for more details for this very special event! For questions or information call Robin Axness, Director of Development at 203-762- 6323.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+. 

dults 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Faster, Smaller, Greener: How Semiconductor Lithography Enables Innovations All Around Us - Chip Mason

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

ASML Fellow Christopher 'Chip' Mason will conclude the series with a presentation on the wide variety of innovations that are made possible by semiconductor lithography. As the manufacturer of the machines that are used to make silicon chips, Wilton's ASML is one of the world's most important companies in this field.

Mr. Mason is an ASML Fellow and an expert in alignment systems, focus systems, and reticle stage technology.

Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Chris and Dan Delmar
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program continues to teach 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 are 3 remaining workshop programs.   Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival. Space limited to two students per session. 

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Parent Information Series: Managing the Impact and Influence of Digital Devices and Content

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join popular speakers Susan Bauerfeld (PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist) and Chris Parrott (BPS Chartered Counseling Psychologist) to learn how to take a different approach to managing today’s Digital World based on an understanding of the science of how both devices and human relationships can influence behavior. The presentation will include practical, flexible and straightforward guidelines for teaching the skills needed to manage digital devices and content so children and parents can travel in and out of the Digital World with composure, mindfulness, resilience and good health. This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages. See the library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Youth Services and SPED*NET. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Vernal Pools: The Jewels of the Forest

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is the first 2018 Community Conservation Initiative program focusing on the importance of vernal pools. Vernal pools are exceptionally productive ecosystems that are common in the forests of the region Speaker: Dr. Michael Rubbo, Associate Professor Environmental Studies and Science at Pace University, will discuss an amazing habitats that are in the area. The community is invited to follow up this library event by joining an April 28 exploration of vernal pools and the many amphibians born there every spring. See library’s registration link for details. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Norwalk River Watershed Association, and Woodcock Nature Center. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Children and their caregivers will listen to a read aloud of a popular children's picture book and rotate through correlating STEM stations. Registration required, supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Women and Wealth: Investment 101—What Women Need to Know

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This is the first of a two-part seminar that gets people up to speed on basic, yet essential, investment concepts. Attendees learn how to 'talk shop' with financial professionals. This seminar will go over terms and definitions of account types, investment vehicles, and statements. The second session, What’s Your Money Story?, follows on March 28, 6 p.m. Speaker Laurie Stefanowicz, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner at Catamount Wealth Management in Westport, is responsible for working with clients to design financial plans and portfolios that best meet their needs and situation. See library’s registration link for details. No charge. Registration highly recommended.

Calling all Entrepreneurs: A Workshop Series on Starting a Business

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

This five-part series helps entrepreneurs discover how to start a business, finance it, market and advertise it and learn how to do business with the state of Connecticut and the federal government. Sessions presented by Lisa Powell and Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The sessions are as follows:
March 1: How to Start Your Own Business including topics such as choosing a business name/structure, licensing, registrations
March 8: ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis
March 15: How to Finance Your Small Business
March 22: Marketing and Advertising
March 29: Contracting 101. Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or up to all five sessions individually. 

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SCORE Fairfield County, the SBA CT District Office, and Silver Pine Real Estate. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin.  Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Spring Poetry - Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar on Goethe’s Faust. Goethe’s tragedy, Faust, is one of the greatest masterpieces not only of German literature but of world literature as well. Although no English translation can capture the beauty of his poetry or the depth of Goethe's thought, an exposure to his various poetical forms and the relevance of his underlying message for our own time is too important to ignore. As someone has said: 'It is the poem of Humanity.” This course will focus on a few selected scenes that best illustrate his poetic genius and develop the main characters through the themes of passion, pathos, power and politics.  Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the registration link for more details. No charge for program. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins. Advance registration required. By registering for the first session, attendees will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  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 look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Library’s Human Library

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

"Don't judge a book by its cover"-but in this case, we mean human beings, not books! Our human books are community members who have volunteered to share their stories in order to break down barriers based on appearance or identity (e.g.; age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, lifestyle choices, etc.).

The Human Library is an international movement that started in Denmark in 2000 and is now held in more than 70 countries. Wilton Library is the first non-academic library in Connecticut to receive permission from the Human Library Organization to host an event. This is the time for open conversations between two people in a non-judgmental environment. Spend a few minutes with each “book.”  It is an opportunity for those who have faced prejudice to tell their story and show people who they really are; and it is a chance for others to change their preconceived notions based on a person’s appearance or identity. Sponsored by Catamount Wealth Management. No advance registration; no fee. Come and enjoy the experience.

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In Concert: Violinist Igor Pikayzen

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen graces the Brubeck Room stage for an exhilarating performance. Since his concerto debut with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra at age 8, Pikayzen has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras spanning Europe and Asia, as well as both North and South America. In the last two years alone, he has given debuts and returned to Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City as well as many other major international venues.  Grandson of the legendary Soviet violinist Viktor Pikayzen, Igor was born in Moscow. Igor splits his time between New York City and Westport CT where he launched an annual summer music festival called Edelio. See library’s registration link for details. This concert was made possible by the generous support of Ann Chernow, artist; Price Financial Group, Lori Price, President; and Dr. Mark and Linda Rubinstein. The media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton. No charge. Registration strongly recommended. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Silk Tie Egg Decorating: Drop-in Craft

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Drop-in and celebrate Spring by decorating eggs in the Innovation Station. Learn a new method for decorating eggs using colorful silk ties. Take home the finished eggs to use for decorations. $5 fee per person, payable upon arrival. No registration required, but only available while supplies last. For students in 7th grade or older and adults.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel. $5 per towel payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Martha Wakefield

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

March brings Martha Wakefield to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Wakefield is a mixed-media artist who explores love, loss, and what remains. She examines the theme of vessels or containers, delving deeply into a structure that 'holds' possessions, value, or stories. See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Our Souls at Night

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Janet Krauss will lead a discussion of Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. The novel begins when widow Addie Moore suddenly decides to pay a visit to her neighbor Louis Waters, himself a widower. Living in the familiar, fictional, small town of Holt Colorado, the setting for all of Kent Haruf’s stories, the two have known of each other for years but have never really known each other. Addie proposes that they begin to sleep together, not for sexual intimacy, but just to talk. The visit commences a relationship through which the two seek an antidote to the loneliness they feel in their lives, especially in the dark at night. The Philadelphia Enquirer said: '[Haruf] has given us a powerful, pared-down story of two characters who refuse to go gentle into that good night.'
 
This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Silk Tie Egg Decorating

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come celebrate Spring by decorating eggs in the Innovation Station. Learn a new method for decorating eggs using colorful silk ties. Take home the finished eggs to use for decorations. $5 fee per person, payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Wilton Garden Club: Bringing Nature Home

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to keep yards and gardens in good working order with Professor Doug Tallamy.  He will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in landscapes, emphasize the ecological, educational, physical, and emotional benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so. Managing landscapes in this crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities that can no longer be ignored. Well-known and respected entomologist Doug Tallamy has a fan-base throughout America based on his lively speaking style, knowledgeable awareness of nature and his ability to share the impact of what we do to the environment through our land stewardship. Doug is currently professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects. Doug won the Silver Medal from the Garden Writer's Association for his book, Bringing Nature Home, which has become an instant and long-lasting classic. No charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embellished Napkins or Dish Towels

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embellish napkins or dish towels with decorative stitches. $5 fee for a set of two napkins or one linen towel, payable upon arrival.

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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning or in the afternoon. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer! Drop-in. No registration.

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Children and their caregivers will listen to a read aloud of a popular children's picture book and rotate through correlating STEM stations. Registration required, supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning or in the afternoon. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer! Drop-in. No registration.

Women and Wealth Series: What's Your Money Story?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This is the second of this two-part seminar on Women and Wealth. What does it really take to get finances in order? Learn what needs to be changed or fixed so the right choices can be made to achieve a greater sense of financial calm and control. Speaker Laurie Stefanowicz, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner at Catamount Wealth Management in Westport, is responsible for working with clients to design financial plans and portfolios that best meet their needs and situation. See library’s registration link for details. No charge. Registration highly recommended.

Calling all Entrepreneurs: A Workshop Series on Starting a Business

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

This five-part series helps entrepreneurs discover how to start a business, finance it, market and advertise it and learn how to do business with the state of Connecticut and the federal government. Sessions presented by Lisa Powell and Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The sessions are as follows:
March 1: How to Start Your Own Business including topics such as choosing a business name/structure, licensing, registrations
March 8: ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis
March 15: How to Finance Your Small Business
March 22: Marketing and Advertising
March 29: Contracting 101. Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or up to all five sessions individually. 

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SCORE Fairfield County, the SBA CT District Office, and Silver Pine Real Estate. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin.  Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Spring Poetry - Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar on Goethe’s Faust. Goethe’s tragedy, Faust, is one of the greatest masterpieces not only of German literature but of world literature as well. Although no English translation can capture the beauty of his poetry or the depth of Goethe's thought, an exposure to his various poetical forms and the relevance of his underlying message for our own time is too important to ignore. As someone has said: 'It is the poem of Humanity.” This course will focus on a few selected scenes that best illustrate his poetic genius and develop the main characters through the themes of passion, pathos, power and politics.  Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the registration link for more details. No charge for program. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins. Advance registration required. By registering for the first session, attendees will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Drumming with Mr. K

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Get ready to feel the rhythm and join us for a special, hands-on drumming program. Children ages 4-8 years old will learn a brief history of African drums and the process of drum making from Mr. K, who has been making African drums and leading drum circles for many years. The little drummers will then have the opportunity to participate in a drum circle using instruments, such as the Djembe and the Dundun. The children will even make their very own drums out of various recycled materials to take home. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Spring Poetry - Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar on Goethe’s Faust. Goethe’s tragedy, Faust, is one of the greatest masterpieces not only of German literature but of world literature as well. Although no English translation can capture the beauty of his poetry or the depth of Goethe's thought, an exposure to his various poetical forms and the relevance of his underlying message for our own time is too important to ignore. As someone has said: 'It is the poem of Humanity.” This course will focus on a few selected scenes that best illustrate his poetic genius and develop the main characters through the themes of passion, pathos, power and politics.  Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the registration link for more details. No charge for program. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins. Advance registration required. By registering for the first session, attendees will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wilton Library Readers : Everything I Never Told You

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 21 from 7 to 9 am. Sale is free to public from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, April 22 from noon to 5 pm, Monday April 23 from 10 am to 5 pm books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 3 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public from noon to 5 pm Sunday, April 22, Monday April 23 from 10 am to 5 pm books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 3 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public from 10 am to 5 pm Monday April 23 books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 3 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 3 pm ($5 bag day).

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Last September

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Miwako Ogasawara will lead a discussion of The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen. The novel is a social satire of the dying Anglo-Irish Protestant Ascendency set around 1920, the period of violent uprisings of the ultimately successful Irish War of Independence against the ruling class which had dominated Ireland for about 300 years. It is also the story of a young woman coming of age against the ominous backdrop of brutal political violence by both the Irish Republican Army and the British security forces. In a discussion thread focusing on the 'luxurious beauty of the sentences and the flashes of unsuspecting dry humor,' Rohan Maitzen called it a 'combination of highly aestheticized language and social comedy, as if you are being batted around by [Virginia] Woolf on one side and [Jane] Austen on the other!'
 
This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Library Readers : Rebecca

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Michael Bellacosa will lead a discussion of Reckless Endangerment by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times business reporter Gretchen Morgenson and housing finance expert Joshua Rosner which provides one of the best explanations of the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. With facts and data from previously untapped sources as well as Rosner’s original research, this accessible analysis takes the reader behind the curtain at mortgage-finance behemoth Fannie Mae as well as the Federal Reserve, HUD, Congress, two presidents, and some of the biggest players on Wall Street. Reviewing the book, Stanford economics professor John Taylor wrote: 'In a series of clearly written narratives with many names, dates and figures, [the authors] show that government officials took actions that benefited well-connected individuals, who in turn helped the government officials. This mutual support system thwarted good economic policies and encouraged reckless ones. It thereby brought on the crisis, sending the economy into a tailspin.'
 
This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Library Readers : Homegoing

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

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