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Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Cupcake Club

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children in grades 1 – 5.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by adults. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Holiday Cards and Gift Tags—Drop-in Session

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Drop in any time between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and make a card or gift tag for the holidays. FREE! For grades 7+ through adults or 6th graders accompanied by adults. No registration; no fee.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

(Not) Just For Kids Music Program— A Joyful Noise!—Percussion

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:30pm

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 in hour long presentations. Throughout the season Saturday presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' December 10, A Joyful Noise!—Percussion; March 4, 2017 – Horns a Plenty! –Brass and May 6, 2017 – Winds, Soft & Sweet -- Woodwinds.  No charge. Registration recommended. 

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to 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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Wilton Singers Holiday Sing Additional Performance

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

ADDITIONAL CONCERT ADDED! Already a festive Wilton holiday tradition in its 3rd year, friends and neighbors of every generation are sure to enjoy the harmonies of Wilton Singers as they perform highlights from their Holiday Feast, then join with the choir for a festive sing-along that will raise holiday spirits and warm the hearts of all who attend. The grand finale – a visit from Santa Claus!  A portion of the proceeds support Wilton Library.   Advance registration strongly recommended. Please register each person who will be attending.  Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child, $20 per family (maximum), payable at the door (check or cash only, please).  For additional information, visit http://www.wiltonsingers.org.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. 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 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Monogrammed Tumblers as Stocking Stuffers

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler for someone's stocking! $5 to offset costs, 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.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Wilton Singers Holiday Sing

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Already a festive Wilton holiday tradition in its 3rd year, friends and neighbors of every generation are sure to enjoy the harmonies of Wilton Singers as they perform highlights from their Holiday Feast, then join with the choir for a festive sing-along that will raise holiday spirits and warm the hearts of all who attend. The grand finale – a visit from Santa Claus!  A portion of the proceeds support Wilton Library.   Advance registration strongly recommended. Please register each person who will be attending.  Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:20 p.m. if space is available. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child, $20 per family (maximum), payable at the door (check or cash only, please).  For additional information, visit http://www.wiltonsingers.org.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 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 Holiday Book Sale

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

December Story Times

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Come to the library for infant through 4-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.

STEM for Kids

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us as we explore, experiment, build and just have fun with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on Tuesdays through Dec. 20th. Each week will be a different topic. Week 5:  Dec. 13 Civil Engineering. This program is open to children ages 8 through 11. Registration is required. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

3D Printing for Beginners

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

New to the world of 3D printing? Wondering what all the buzz is about? If so, join us to for an introductory session on how to use our 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X.  Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

December Story Times

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Come to the library for infant through 4-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.

Free Downloads – Online Learning

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates the free online learning services (Lynda.com and Transparent Language), which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. 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. Registration is strongly suggested.

Make a Button to Wear—Drop-in Session

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Swing by the Innovation Station between 4-5:30 and test out our new button maker. FREE. For grades 7+ through adults or 6th graders accompanied by adults. No registration; no fee.

Night Time Knitters

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Can't join us for knitting on Monday afternoons? Try out our occasional Wednesday evening. Bring something you're working on or borrow our needles and yarn and get started!  For adults and teens in 7th grade and up. No registration required. 

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Make a No-Sew Pillow

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to the Wilton Library and make a No-Sew Pillow! Follow instructions for an easy to make pillow that doesn't require sewing. This could be a perfect gift for the holiday season! For ages 6-12 only, registration is required. Caretakers must stay with children under 8; children under 12, caretakers should remain in the building. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 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 actually 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. Call for details (203) 762-6336.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Holiday Crafts

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Come to the Wilton Library and make a holiday craft like a Gingerbread ornament or a pipe cleaner Candy Cane. No registration required. All ages.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 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, December 19, 2016 - 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.

Charlie Brown Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Come to the Wilton Library for a Charlie Brown Christmas! We will show the classic children's movie A Charlie Brown Christmas and then kids can create their own Charlie Brown Christmas trees in miniature. So come celebrate the season with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy! Registration required, for ages 4 and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

December Story Times

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Come to the library for infant through 4-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.

STEM for Kids

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us as we explore, experiment, build and just have fun with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on Tuesdays through Dec. 20th. This is the final week. Dec. 20 Sights and Sounds. This program is open to children ages 8 through 11. Registration is required. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

December Story Times

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Come to the library for infant through 4-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.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Holiday Movies

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:15am to 5:30pm

Come to the Wilton Library and see a continuing loop of Holiday movies! Children's classics will be shown all day, with such favorites as Beauty and The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. No registration required. Caretakers must remain with children under 8; for children between * and under 12, caregivers must remain in the building.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 is required.  Caregivers remain in the program with children. 

Chanukah Celebration

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Miss Shayna for a family fun Chanukah program! Together we will celebrate the Festival of Lights with stories and songs. Children are invited to share what they know or learn something new! All ages – registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Night Time Knitters

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Can't join us for knitting on Monday afternoons? Try out our occasional Wednesday evening. Bring something you're working on or borrow our needles and yarn and get started!  For adults and teens in 7th grade and up. No registration required. 

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

New Year Celebration

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Goodbye 2016 and welcome 2017! Let's get ready for the New Year with crafts and activities. For all ages, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2017. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. 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 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 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.

Make Thank You Cards

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to write Thank You notes. Let us introduce you to our die cutter, and get you started on making your own cards and more.   For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!o!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Pre-K Zumba

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Boys and girls will have so much fun in this extremely interactive and easy-to-follow Latin-inspired Zumba Kids class. Music is like magic to children. Now add this with rhythms of other countries and they will instantly come alive as soon as the music starts. Parents/adults please join the fun. Ages 2-6 with caregivers.  Registration required, no fee.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Cupcake Club

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Artists: Art Times Six Art Exhibition/Reception

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Six artists who live or work in Wilton will feature their works using various styles, medium and subject matter. The artists are Janel Cassara, Art Gerstein, Susan Kurnit, Lenore Sillery, Russell Sillery and Cindy Sinor. The reception is open to the public. The exhibition runs through Friday, Jan. 27. The majority of the works are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Wilton Library. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own accounts.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children's Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Mother and Daughter Book Club

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Calling all daughters and mothers who want to read about heroines that are smart, brave, strong and kind. In the fourth session we will read Beverly Cleary's hilarious book Ramona the Pest. In this book we see how sometimes a girl has to be 'a little bit noisier and a little bit more stubborn in order to be noticed at all.'  For grades 3-5. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Please note new time.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 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.  No charge. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Wilton Library Readers : Nobody's Fool and Everybody's Fool

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Nobody's Fool and Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo 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 – eBooks and Audiobooks

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates our free downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks, which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. 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. Registration is strongly suggested.  Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

WLA/SCORE - Your Elevator Speech

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will help you to develop a concise, compelling, and memorable introduction to enhance your business opportunities. Topics include: the 5 elements of a successful introduction; brand yourself quickly and memorably; how to pick up on signals from the audience; and, understanding the importance of establishing and maintaining connections.

Speaker: Stanley Witkow, a SCORE counselor for more than ten years, is the former general counsel of GE Capital IT Solutions. He helps clients develop compelling stories about themselves and to set achievable goals.

Visit www.scorefairfieldcounty.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions and to register.  Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Registration required. No charge.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Minecraft Club

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own accounts.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children's Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

New Perspectives Film Series—Back on Board—Greg Louganis

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Furjanic brings us Back on Board, a full-length and candid documentary about the Olympic champion diver Greg Louganis. The film recounts his troubled upbringing, his glorious Olympic achievements as a diving champion, his personal and financial struggles once he disclosed he was openly gay with HIV, and his turn as a mentor to the US Diving team in 2012. The Hollywood Reporter called the film a “rich, satisfying story, skillfully told by director Cheryl Furjanic.”  Suggested donation of $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.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 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. NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Registration required. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

3D Printing for Beginners

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

New to the world of 3D printing? Wondering what all the buzz is about? If so, join us to for an introductory session on how to use our 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X.  Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own accounts.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children's Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church: Pamela Frank and Friends

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Pamela Frank will be joined by noted instrumentalists in a program of string quintets and other works by Dvořák, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. The New York Times described Ms. Frank’s playing as “a perfect combination of peacefulness and intensity.” All performances are on Sunday afternoons at the Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Empire

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Gore Vidal's Empire is the fifth historical novel in his "Narratives of Empire" series encompassing the conclusion of the Spanish-American War in 1898, President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, and up through the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. During this period, Congress was debating whether or not the United States should remain a republic or become an empire by virtue of the lands it had gained from winning the war against Spain. The Gilded Age provides the background for a story that combines fictional characters, including a brother and sister team growing a newspaper empire, with many of the most notable historical figures of the day. "And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, Empire is a vivid documentary drama" (New York Times).

Discussion Leader - Michael Hess

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

3D Printing (2nd Session)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

If you've already attended our 3-D Printing for Beginners, but want one-on-one time to test things out, then this is the session for you! Limited to one.  Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

3D Printing (2nd Session)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

If you've already attended our 3-D Printing for Beginners, but want one-on-one time to test things out, then this is the session for you! Limited to one.  Registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Author Talk: Larry Kudlow - JFK and the Reagan Revolution

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In their new book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic reveal the surprising source of America’s economic growth. In his talk, Kudlow will shed light on a time when bipartisanship was a driving force behind the US’ thriving economy. JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity argues that the solutions needed to fix the current woes, in this election cycle and the ongoing aftermath of the Great Recession, stem from the free-market principals of limited government, low tax rates and a strong dollar, once put in place by the bipartisan wisdom of two great presidents.

Lawrence Kudlow is CNBC’s Senior Contributor. He previously hosted CNBC’s primetime show 'The Kudlow Report” and currently hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and writes a weekly syndicated column. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce and the Wilton Economic Development Commission.

Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own accounts.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children's Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 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 actually 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. Call for details (203) 762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

Technology Classes — Basic Microsoft Excel 2010

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Michael Bellacosa shows how to create and format a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2010 in this free class.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required.  Advance registration required.   Class limited to 16 students.  No charge.

Technology Classes — Basic Microsoft Excel 2010

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Michael Bellacosa shows how to create and format a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2010 in this free class.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required.  Advance registration required.   Class limited to 16 students.  No charge.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – Amina Figarova Sextet

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Composer and pianist Amina Figarova has toured extensively concentrating on an all-original repertoire for more than 20 years. The Amina Figarova Sextet has triumphed at the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; has performed in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam, and New York and Wilton’s Brubeck Room in 2013. Her latest album, titled Blue Whisper, is a beautiful musical journey of discovery, admiration, sensitivity and reflection. See registration link for more information. Reception following the concert. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 p.m.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Wilton Library Readers : The Past

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Past by Tessa Hadley 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Connecticut's Own Concert: The Madera Winds

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Madera Winds, formed in 2012, is a blend of Connecticut Musicians who have performed over the last thirty years in other chamber music groups in Wilton as well as throughout Fairfield County. Ralph Kirmser (oboe) of Wilton and Janet Atherton (clarinet) of Norwalk had been founding members of the Prevailing Winds Quintet since the 1980s. Rosemary Dellinger has been the bassoonist for the Connecticut Little Symphony and teaches Spanish at Cider Mill School in Wilton.  Dr. Kerry Walker is professor of flute at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.  Zachary Glavin, horn, has performed with the Madera Winds for several years in Connecticut and currently resides in New York City. The Madera Winds will present a program of American composers. No charge. 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Basic Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Michael Bellacosa shows how to create and format a basic presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 in this free class.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required.  Advance registration required.   Class limited to 16 students.  No charge.

Basic Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Michael Bellacosa shows how to create and format a basic presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 in this free class.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required.  Advance registration required.   Class limited to 16 students.  No charge.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Alexander Hamilton

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Alexander Hamilton by award-winning historian Ron Chernow fills a major gap in our understanding of the founding of the United States and of the founders themselves. Hamilton had as much, and perhaps more, of an impact on the early history of the United States than some if his better-known founding brethren. And he had an amazing life: an illegitimate birth in the Caribbean and an orphaned childhood; his role as George Washington's chief of staff and the new nation's first Treasury Secretary; his untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr. David McCullough wrote: "Alexander Hamilton was one of the most brilliant men of his brilliant time, and one of the most fascinating figures in all of American history…His importance to the founding of the new nation, and thus to the whole course of American history, can hardly be overstated…This is grand-scale biography at its best." A smash hit based on the book opened on Broadway in 2015.

Discussion Leader - Carol Kaelin

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Wilton Library Readers : The Sellout

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Sellout by Paul Beatty 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 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.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 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.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The chance sighting of a Japanese parasol at the demolition of a hotel on the edge of Seattle's Japantown brings the memories of a turbulent time in American history flooding back to Henry Lee. With the World War Two internment of Japanese-Americans as the backdrop, Jamie Ford's best-selling and award-winning debut novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, published in 2009, explores the forbidden friendship and love between Henry, a Chinese-American and Keiko, a Japanese-American at a time when Old World prejudices prevailed. "In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us the power of forgiveness and the human heart" (Random House).

Discussion Leader - John Ragognetti

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

Spring Benefit

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Save the date for a special celebration!  Experience the wonder……Wilton Library will hold its annual spring benefit at Silver Spring Country Club. Guests of the benefit will enjoy a festive evening with a very special theme of Alice in Wonderland to set the tone. There will be great food in a beautiful environment, a unique silent auction, a fabulous live auction, entertainment and much more.

We are especially pleased to be honoring this year a wonderful Wilton business, the Village Market, which has supported the library in countless ways over many years.  It is our pleasure to be able to recognize Peter Keating, Nancy Dolnier, Tim Dolnier and Mike Picheco for all they have done in supporting the library.

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, April 2, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 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 : Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Mary Barton

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel Mary Barton tells a story of the plight of the lower classes in Victorian-Era England. Set in Manchester in the mid-1800s, the plot revolves around a young woman, her two potential love-interests (one each from the lower- and upper-classes), and her immediate family, most especially her father, and her estranged aunt; it's a story of class conflict, romance, murder, and redemption. The meticulously researched novel truly puts the reader amidst the daily sights and sounds of a Victorian-Era industrial city. The Manchester Guardian reviewed the book in 1849 writing: "As a whole, the tale is beautifully written; the characters introduced are graphically delineated; the events are so interestingly interwoven, and the groundwork is so artistically constructed, that whoever reads the two first chapters is sure to read the whole story."

Discussion Leader - Miwako Ogasawara

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, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Wilton Library Readers : The Underground Railroad

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 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 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Yankee Division was a core component of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) sent to France to fight in World War One. Composed of units from all of the New England states, its nickname was selected to highlight this geographic connection. Thought by many to have been unfairly criticized in the various histories of the war, the Division's reputation got a significant upgrade due to the research of Wiltonian Michael Shay who has written a number of books related to World War One. Beyond standard military records from the National Archives, Shay's sources also included numerous personal records such as letters and diaries of the Division's soldiers.  Military historian and World War One expert Dr. Mark Grotelueschen said: "Michael Shay has mined an impressive collection of personal accounts to tell the story of the AEF's most controversial division."

Discussion Leader - Michael Bellacosa

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 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Wilton Library Readers : Commonwealth

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 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.

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Wilton Library will sell gently used books in pristine condition for great beach/vacation reading during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair.

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