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Upcoming Events

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

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. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 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, April 24, 2019 - 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. 

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton — Poetry Reflective of the Holocaust

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In conjunction with our 2019 Wilton Reads program, Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore poetry related to the Holocaust.  Poems will come from the anthology Holocaust Poetry compiled by Hilda Schiff, The Poetry of Survival, Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe edited by Daniel Weissbort, poems by W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Elie Wiesel, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko will be considered along with powerful poems by lesser-known voices. 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 packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. The series dates are April 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

A Plant for Mother's Day

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and up are invited to plant a flower for Mother's Day. Many different flower seeds will be available so kids may choose their favorites. Plants should grow just in time for the holiday. We also will talk about why flowers and pollinators are important. Registration is required, and space is limited. All materials will be supplied free of charge. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Bouncing Babies

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on April 19 & 26. No registration, no program fee.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features at least 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – histories, biographies, wellness, cookbooks, art books, religion, sports, travel, and science fiction; all level of books and AV for children and teens, and so many more; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 27 from 7 to 9 am. Sale is free to public from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday; Sunday, April 28 from 1 to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Hot dogs on sale by Wilton Library on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the library.   

Tales to Tails

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 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.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features at least 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – histories, biographies, wellness, cookbooks, art books, religion, sports, travel, and science fiction; all level of books and AV for children and teens, and so many more; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Sunday, April 28 from 1 to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Make Fun Buttons!

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!

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.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features at least 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – histories, biographies, wellness, cookbooks, art books, religion, sports, travel, and science fiction; all level of books and AV for children and teens, and so many more; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 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.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features at least 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – histories, biographies, wellness, cookbooks, art books, religion, sports, travel, and science fiction; all level of books and AV for children and teens, and so many more; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 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. 

Ready Readers

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

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 occasional short book films, and participate in fun activities as well. Drop-in. No registration, no fee.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 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.

May Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

Children of all ages and adults are invited to this spring celebration. At 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., we will perform an interactive may pole dance in costume. Kids can also 'seek and find' spring flowers. If they find all ten flowers, they will receive a flower to take home. Simple spring-time crafts will also be available to complete. Feel free to wear costumes and remember your camera! Drop-in; no registration.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 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. 

The College Timeline: What to Do and When

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

When should you begin touring colleges? How many AP exams should you take? How do you start researching schools? What about SATs and ACTs? These are just a few of the questions high school students have as they start to think about college. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College and get advice on important items and a timeline for the 9th-12th grade years. This program is designed for 8th grade - high school students and their parents. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

Springtime Fun Crafts

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for some Springtime Fun! Children in 1st grade are encouraged to drop in and create their own Flowerpot Pals along with some other fun crafts! No registration required. 

Paint It Up!

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 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! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

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

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

All over America, kids and adults will celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 4, 2019. A tradition that started in 2002, on the first Saturday in May, local comic book stores donate comics to libraries to give away. Cave Comics in Newtown has been a loyal sponsor of this program at the Wilton Library for over 10 years, donating a great variety of free comics for Wilton's children. Visitors to Wilton Library can stop during the day and pick up comics at no charge while supplies last. No registration required.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Jazz duo clarinetist Anat Cohen and 7-string guitarist Marcello Gonçalves team together in a series of intimate, lyrical duets based on groundbreaking compositions by Brazilian composer Moacir Santos. Breathtaking melodies, Brazilian grooves, and elements of jazz highlight the intricate talents of both Cohen and Gonçalves on their Grammy Award-nominated album, Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos. See library’s registration link for more details. Reception following the concert. No charge. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  Registration strongly suggested. 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.

STEM Club for 7th & 8th Graders

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This club lets students in grades 7-8 explore the world of STEM through hardware projects such as an LED light-box, motion sensor light strip, brushbots and more. Students will be guided through several DIY projects over three sessions (May 5, 19 & June 2) by members of Wilton Library’s very own robotics team, Singularity Technology. Participants will gain a greater understanding of hardware and circuitry while having fun!  Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all three dates. Sponsored by Singularity Technology Robotics team. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Book Folding Art

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us to learn a fun way to re-use and re-purpose an old book. Learn how to fold a book into a simple picture (for example: a heart, a paw print, or a cat) during this class. We will provide the book, the pencil, the ruler and the pattern to follow to create a unique piece of art. Bring your measuring and folding skills and you will be surprised at what you will create!For adults ages 18+. Space is limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:30am 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. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 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.

Loss of a Spouse Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public.  No session May 27. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Author Talk: Tyler Kepner — K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

From New York Times national baseball writer Tyler Kepner comes K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches – a deep dive into the stories, stats, folklore, and nostalgia behind America’s pastime told through vivid anecdotes and insights examining the fastball, the curveball, the changeup, the slider, the cutter, the sinker, the splitter, the knuckleball, the screwball, and the spitball. Kepner has found that pitchers almost always love to talk about their craft: eighteen of the twenty-five pitchers with the most strikeouts in the history of the sport have shared their perspectives with him, including Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson, and Pedro Martinez. Tyler Kepner, who lives in Wilton, started covering baseball as a teenager, interviewing players for a homemade magazine that was featured in The New York Times in 1989. He attended Vanderbilt University on the Grantland Rice/Fred Russell sportswriting scholarship, then covered the Angels and the Mariners. He joined The New York Times in 2000, covering the Mets for two seasons, the Yankees for eight, and serving as the national baseball writer since 2010.   Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. See the library’s registration link for more details.  Book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 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. 

Ready Readers

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

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 occasional short book films, and participate in fun activities as well. Drop-in. No registration, no fee.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. 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, May 8, 2019 - 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, May 8, 2019 - 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 : Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 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.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Children ages 2-4 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme-based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! During the month of April the focus will be pigs, May: sheep and goats; and June: geese and chickens. Registration required, no fee. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

WLA/SCORE: From Dreams to Reality: Women-Led Small Business Owners Tell Their Stories

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a panel of dynamic small business owners as they discuss the challenges and opportunities encountered in following their dreams. After hearing their personal stories, enjoy small group networking with the speakers. Learn from those who have already blazed the trail to jumpstart your success.  We'll hear about: Challenges, Solutions, Next Steps, and Advice.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Media sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin.  Registration required. No charge. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public.  Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Learn to Create Zentangle Art

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren't a good artist, this is the program for you. Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. For adults ages 18+. Registration required with $5 fee payable at time of registration. Call 203-762-6342 to register.

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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 with caregivers. Supported by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on May 10 & 24. No registration, no program fee.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Monogram a Key-chain

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

All About Color Art Exhibition/Reception at Wilton Library

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Eight area artists will be exhibiting at Wilton Library for the library’s May exhibition. The artists are Sally Aldrich, Ridgefield; Rich Alexander, Mt. Kisco; Sharon Cavagnolo, Chappaqua; Hans Fischer, Ridgefield; Jennifer Moné Hill, Danbury; Nancy Moore, Ridgefield; Erin Nazzaro, Redding; and Kris Davenport Toohey, Westport.  Their works represent a wide variety of media and subject matter choices.   Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through May 31.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor:  The Wilton Bulletin. 

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 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.

Embroider a Chef's Apron

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+.

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

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra—(Not) Just for Kids: Light and Airy - Woodwinds

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 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 instruments, play for the children, and answer questions. The  program ends with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Perspectives Film Series— From Seed to Seed

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

In this unique documentary, Terry Mierau and Monique Scholt give up their lives as opera singers in Europe to pursue their shared passion for sustainable, small-scale farming  in the small Village of Neugberthal, in Southern Manitoba. While exploring this new community, they grow their passion for ecological farming along with their crops. Environmental Activist Dr. Vandana Shiva and Climate Scientist Dr. Ian Mauro address many issues related to farming in our changing climate. Experts in consumer and processor forces discuss the growing preference for organic food and how this increased demand affects ecological agriculture. 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.

Drop-in Mother's Day Crafts

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Come to Wilton Library and make some special Mother's Day crafts for mom. Cards and flowers specially for her! Drop in, no registration required.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

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. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 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.

Fun for Kids with Zentangle Art

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all artists and doodlers! If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren't a good artist, this is the program for you. Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. For children ages 9-12. Registration required. No program fee. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Loss of a Spouse Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public.  No session May 27. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 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. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 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. 

Ready Readers

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

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 occasional short book films, and participate in fun activities as well. Drop-in. No registration, no fee.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 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. No charge. Registration highly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

The Hunt for Your Heritage: A Genealogy Case Study and Ancestry.com Demo

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This program is designed to jump-start your family history research. First, Wilton resident Kathleen Kalamarides will talk about the book she wrote about her grandmother: noted miniaturist painter Birgitta Moran Farmer and the detailed genealogy she sorted through during her research. In the second part of the program, Michael Bellacosa will give a live demo of using Ancestry.com through the library's website and will show how easy it is to get started with your own family history research. No charge for the program. Registration recommended. See the library’s registration link for details. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 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, May 15, 2019 - 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. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public.  Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Undamming Our Rivers: The Return of Migratory Fish to the Norwalk River and Other CT Streams

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Norwalk River Watershed Association and Wilton Library co-sponsor a talk by Steve Gephard, Supervising Fisheries Biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). With the Flock Process Dam in Norwalk now removed and plans underway to take down the Merwin Meadows dam in Wilton, our river is opening up once again to migratory fish.  Steve will talk about the history of fish in the Norwalk and other CT rivers and the changes we can expect as fish are once again able to head for their historic spawning habitats after a 150-year absence. All are welcome. Registration is recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 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.

Mutt-i-grees® Story Time and Dog Safety

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Join Dod March, the Senior Manager of Youth Programs at Stepping Stones Museum for Children for a Mutt-i-grees® story time. Mutti-i-grees teaches children of all ages social-emotional skills such as compassion, empathy and teamwork. We start with a story, Let’s Get A Pup, Said Kate by Bob Graham, which touches on those important skills. Dod will provide very important instructions on how to safely meet a dog you don’t know but would like to pet. Then comes the best part: meeting a real dog! You’ll get a chance to practice your new skills with a friendly canine friend and learn more about the importance of animal rescue and adoption. Drop-in. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Embroider a Golf Towel

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a golf towel. $5 fee payable upon arrival.

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

Tales to Tails

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 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.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

STEM Club for 7th & 8th Graders

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This club lets students in grades 7-8 explore the world of STEM through hardware projects such as an LED light-box, motion sensor light strip, brushbots and more. Students will be guided through several DIY projects over three sessions (May 5, 19 & June 2) by members of Wilton Library’s very own robotics team, Singularity Technology. Participants will gain a greater understanding of hardware and circuitry while having fun!  Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all three dates. Sponsored by Singularity Technology Robotics team. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – Guitarist Martin Taylor

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor returns to Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room for another engaging concert demonstrating his fingerstyle guitar playing. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired and often imitated by guitarists all over the world. His collaborations with world-class musicians have garnered two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, Top 10 albums in both the USA and Europe, a record 14 British Jazz Awards, and in 2002 he was appointed MBE 'For Services to Jazz Music' by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain. See library’s registration link for more details. Reception following the concert. No charge. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

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. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

Appointment Hours: 1:00PM - 6:15PM. To sign up, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org.   Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 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: Yuki Murata

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

May brings Yuki Murata to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Yuki channels her architecture and industrial design experience into her painting practice by exploring lines, grids and text. She frequently changes medium, but habitually returns to square formats to bring stability to issues she finds disrupting and disorienting. In the past decade she has deepened her meditation and mindfulness practice in relationship to her art making. Currently, she is incorporating the colors and materials of her immediate landscape into her work. The natural environment is paramount to her understanding of and connection to beauty.   See library’s 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.

Loss of a Spouse Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public.  No session May 27. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 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. 

Ready Readers

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

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 occasional short book films, and participate in fun activities as well. Drop-in. No registration, no fee.

Ballroom for Kids

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Join the library and staff from Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio for a four-week session where kids ages 8 - 10 can learn some dance moves while adding in some social skills. Besides all the physical skills, ballroom dancing also provides great social and life skills. Registration required for each child for each session. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

10 Things to Know About Getting into College

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

College admissions is more competitive than ever. How do you find the right college for a top education and experience? What strategies will help you showcase your character and achievements and stand out? College admissions consultant Beth and Tim Manners will detail the process, from putting your college list together to writing your essays. Learn what it takes to gain admission and be successful. For high school students and their parents. Registration required. Space limited. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Dancing Like the Stars

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in knowing more about the dances you watch on your favorite TV show? Come to Wilton Library where instructors from the Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio will show you some basic moves to get you started with this fun activity. Each session will cover a new dance, and its history, from some of the most popular social dances.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library. Space is limited to 15. Registration required. Please note: each session requires a separate registration as they become available on our events calendar. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

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. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 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, May 22, 2019 - 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. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public.  Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Colombia: Light at the Edge of the World

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

International documentary photographer and explorer Daryl Hawk will give a special photography presentation and lecture based on his most recent expedition to the northwestern provinces of Colombia this past March. Hawk embarked alone on a 1600-mile journey that started in the city of Cartegena and followed the highest coastal mountain range in the world – the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Range. His adventure culminated in the vast Guajira Peninsula which has some of the most rugged and spectacular desert landscapes in Colombia. La Guarija is home to the Wayuu indigenous people, who have maintained their independent way of life through the centuries. Mr. Hawk was there to shoot a documentary for magazines. He will share his nonstop, day-to-day adventures, experiences, discoveries, and valuable lessons he learned on this incredibly spiritual journey. Registration is strongly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

The Versailles Treaty: From Victory to Chaos with Jean-Pierre Lavielle

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for another lecture in our World War One series presented by Wilton resident Jean-Pierre Lavielle. This lecture about the Versailles Treaty which ended WWI in 1919 is the story of a failure that led to a tragedy - that of WWII. The combination of many factors sowed the seeds that brought Hitler to power in 1933. These factors were economic and political in nature. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on May 10 & 24. No registration, no program fee.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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. 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.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago in May of 1519 so it's fitting that we take up the biography of this amazing intellectual and creative giant, the prototypical "Renaissance Man". After his highly successful biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson immersed himself in the thousands of pages of Leonardo's notebooks, among other sources and materials, to produce this multi-faceted portrait. David McCullough wrote: "To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages."

Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. 

Ballroom for Kids

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Join the library and staff from Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio for a four-week session where kids ages 8 - 10 can learn some dance moves while adding in some social skills. Besides all the physical skills, ballroom dancing also provides great social and life skills. Registration required for each child for each session. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Dancing Like the Stars

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in knowing more about the dances you watch on your favorite TV show? Come to Wilton Library where instructors from the Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio will show you some basic moves to get you started with this fun activity. Each session will cover a new dance, and its history, from some of the most popular social dances.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library. Space is limited to 15. Registration required. Please note: each session requires a separate registration as they become available on our events calendar. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Learn to Create Zentangle Art

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren't a good artist, this is the program for you. Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. For adults ages 18+. Registration required with $5 fee payable at time of registration. Call 203-762-6342 to register.

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public.  Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

Motets, Madrigals, and Masses: Sound and Culture in Renaissance Europe

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The popular, local musicologist Gil Harel presents an engaging program of Renaissance music in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Modern musicologists often point to the mid-15th century as a turning point in the history of European art music. During this program, Professor Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) will discuss three genres of Renaissance music: first, the motets and masses which represent the spiritual nature of this period as well as the madrigals which reflect the poetic and secular in life. Gil Harel is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from western classical repertoire to jazz. Currently he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College where he was presented with the 'Merit Award for Exemplary Service to the College'. At NVCC, Dr. Harel conducts the college chorale, a cappella ensemble, teaches music history and theory, and serves as musical director of theater productions. Please see the library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Registration strongly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

STEM Club for 7th & 8th Graders

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This club lets students in grades 7-8 explore the world of STEM through hardware projects such as an LED light-box, motion sensor light strip, brushbots and more. Students will be guided through several DIY projects over three sessions (May 5, 19 & June 2) by members of Wilton Library’s very own robotics team, Singularity Technology. Participants will gain a greater understanding of hardware and circuitry while having fun!  Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all three dates. Sponsored by Singularity Technology Robotics team. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 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.

Wilton Library Readers : Exit West

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 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.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Children ages 2-4 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme-based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! During the month of April the focus will be pigs, May: sheep and goats; and June: geese and chickens. Registration required, no fee. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Coinciding with Wilton's town Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair, this sale is located out in front of the Library and specializes in great summer "reads" and selections for all ages.  Bargains galore and something for everyone.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family. Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337.

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Library's holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found - featuring a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks suitable for gift-giving to all ages. The sale includes a diverse collection of classical, jazz, Latin and blues CDs.  All CDs are priced to sell, many are new shrink-wrapped items.  All merchandise is perfect for holiday gift-giving. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library.

Sale opens at noon on December 5 and continues during regular library hours through December 29, 2019. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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