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New Life for Old Videos

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, October 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. No session Oct. 9.

Ready Readers

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. No session October 9.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Liz Leggett

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

October brings Liz Leggett to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Liz's paintings utilize the landscape and natural world as a foundation and departure point for her artistic exploration of the space between abstraction and representation where forms and images are suggested but left open for a multitude of interpretations and meanings. Her technical practice is open to material accidents, the paint encouraged to fall where it may, allowing spontaneous forms to take shape. To Liz, this artistic process emulates nature's power and omnipresence and the fine balance of human existence within the natural world.   See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Louisa—The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

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

Barbara Jones will lead a discussion of Louisa—The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas which presents an intimate biography of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams and the only foreign-born First Lady until Melania Trump.  This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December.  Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

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

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival.   For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Wilton Reads—Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, Book Discussion with Susan Boyar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses our Wilton Reads selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire. This program is part of Wilton Library’s Wilton Reads 2017 Waiting for Snow in Havana event. Beverages will be provided.  No charge. Registration recommended. Author Talk with Carlos Eire is Wednesday, November 8, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $5 per towel payable upon arrival. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  

Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, October 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. No registration, no program charge.

Wilton Reads—Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, Book Discussion with Susan Boyar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses our Wilton Reads selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire. This program is part of Wilton Library’s Wilton Reads 2017 Waiting for Snow in Havana event. Beverages will be provided.  No charge. Registration recommended. Author Talk with Carlos Eire is Wednesday, November 8, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wilton Reads—90 Miles to Havana-Children’s Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Kids in grades 5 - 7 are invited to join this book discussion as part of the Wilton Reads program. The book selected is 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis. Registrants will receive a free copy of the novel to read before the program. In 90 Miles to Havana Julian and his brothers flee from Cuba to Miami in 'Operation Pedro Pan'. Once in Miami they soon find that things were not as they hoped. Julian must be courageous and grow up quickly if he is to overcome his struggles. This is a coming-of-age story inspired by real events from the author's life. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and some activities. Cuban sandwiches will be provided by Craft 14.   Registration required; space is limited to ten participants. No fee. The free books are sponsored by Fairfield County Bank.  Books available Sept. 25. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Paint it Up!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 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.

Registration Filled.

Autumn Poetry with Judson Scruton: Islands in the Autumn Sun

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Autumn Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of islands. In keeping with Wilton Library’s focus on Cuba this fall with its Wilton Reads program, our poetry seminar will focus on Islands, both literal and metaphoric. From John Donne’s “No Man Is An Island” to Cuban-exile poet Richard Blanco’s “The Island Within,” and from Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, “Crusoe in England,” and “The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket.” Additionally, we will discuss island related poems by Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott.

Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University.

Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more program and speaker details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 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.

Registration Filled.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, October 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, brand 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.  Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Registration Filled.

WLA/SCORE – Income Tax Strategies for Your Small Business

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will help small business owners to get a head start with their year-end planning for 2017 taxes due in 2018. Tax Advisor Tom Figgatt will return again to SCORE to review important aspects of your tax strategies. This workshop will include topics such as: year-end retirement strategies; maximizing depreciation with Section 179; a review of Schedule C deductions; substantial penalties that should be avoided; the role of independent contractor vs employee; how your accountant can guide you with overall business planning as well as income taxes; and, getting ready to use the right tax entity for 2018.

Speaker Thomas Figgatt is a tax advisor and an accountant who helps his clients file income taxes, minimize their tax burdens, and successfully navigate a tax audit. His MBA is from Harvard Business School.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Registration required. No charge.

Wilton Reads - Back into the Heart of Cuba with Daryl Hawk

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

In the spring of 2016 and again in 2017 explorer and international documentary photographer Daryl Hawk embarked upon an unprecedented 2,700-mile circumnavigation of Cuba. One of the few Americans granted unrestricted access to Cuba, Hawk was able to capture the perennially colorful city streets. What he discovered was the heartbeat sustaining this Communist-ruled province: its people. The resulting photographs depict a people and place both lost in time and on the cusp of change. In his engaging storytelling style Hawk will share vivid photographs from both trips, his first-hand experiences, and insightful reflections into a country straddling decay as well as renewal and the open-hearted enterprising people who carry out Cuba’s evolution. For the past thirty years Daryl Hawk has explored some of the most remote and isolated places in the world telling stories with his camera. A photographer, travel writer, lecturer, and explorer whose articles and photographs appear in national magazines and publications worldwide, Hawk has traversed the globe helping people realize that there is more that draws us together than drives us apart. He is a member of the Explorers Club, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the Professional Photographers Association. See library’s registration link for more speaker details. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. This program complements the library’s Wilton Reads selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire.

Movement and Dance

Friday, October 27, 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 Friday morning work-out! No registration required.

Haunted Chamber

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Can you survive the Wilton Children's Library's Haunted Chamber? Proceed with caution through a nightmarish room filled with slimy touch buckets, creepy obstacles, and scary storytellers. Enter the Haunted Chamber if you dare any time between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Need to gather your courage before entering the Haunted Chamber? No problem! There will also be a Pumpkin Search & Find game, a jack-o-lantern felt board, and coloring sheets set up in the Children's Library. Enter the Haunted Chamber if you dare! Walk in - no fee required. Suggested for first grade and up.

Make Fun Buttons

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

Tales to Tails

Saturday, October 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 look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

(Not) Just for Kids—Orchestra Music Families

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season 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.' 

Series schedule on Saturdays: Oct. 28 - Orchestra Music Families!; Dec. 9 - Celebrate with Horns! – Brass; Feb. 3, 2018 - Sounds from the Heart – Strings; March 10, 2018 - Tap! Bang! Boom! – Percussion; May 12, 2018 – Soft and Sweet – Winds.

No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Hot & Cool Jazz: The Paquito D’Rivera Ensemble

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Cuban-born Paquito D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards in both jazz and classical categories, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer and performer. His works embrace the world he has experienced and he moves “effortlessly among jazz, Latin and Mozart.” Performing on clarinet and saxophone, he will be joined by Cesar Orozco on piano, Zach Brown, contrabass and Arturo Stable, percussion. Please see registration link for more details.  Informal reception follows the concert. CDs and his books will be available for purchase.  Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris and Tish Brubeck.

Advance registration strongly suggested. 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. if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Halloween Crafts

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to the Wilton Library and make a creepy craft (or two) just in time for Halloween! Drop in, no registration required. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high resolution slide scanner! It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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, October 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. No session Oct. 9.

Ready Readers

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. No session October 9.

Wilton Reads – Cuban History with Professor Ariel Mae Lambe

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Lambe will provide context for readings on the Cuban Revolution by presenting a summary survey of Cuban history from the 1860s through the 1950s, covering Cuba's three wars of independence, U.S. intervention in the island country following the Spanish American War, the republican or neocolonial period of the first half of the twentieth century, and ending with the revolution during the 1950s.  Lambe received her B.A. in history from Yale and her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in New York City. She teaches Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. history at UConn's Waterbury Campus. Her book in progress examines antifascism as a popular political movement in Cuba during the 1930s.  See library’s registration link for more details. This program is part of Wilton Library's Wilton Reads 2017 Waiting for Snow in Havana event. A Q& A session will follow the talk. Registration highly recommended. There is no charge for the program. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Wednesday, November 1, 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.  Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, November 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. No registration, no program charge.

Paper Botanicals with Laurie Davis

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Wilton's own Glitter Fairy, Laurie Davis, as she once again graces the Innovation Station with her magical art and guides us in creating a lovely Paper Botanical Amaryllis for the upcoming holidays.  Together we will learn how to make a white blooming Amaryllis flower that will last for years to come!  Materials include crepe paper, pigment, glitter and moss all festively planted in terracotta pot and embellished with ribbon.   Keep the flower for your own home or gift it to someone special for the holidays. 

Class consists of two 2 & 1/2 hour sessions. Sign up for the afternoon of November 1st (1-3:30 p.m.) automatically places you in the November 15th afternoon session (1-3:30 p.m.). Registration for the November 1st evening session (5:30-8 p.m.) automatically enrolls you in the November 15th evening workshop (5:30-8 p.m.). Cost is $55, payable in advance.   Additional fees funded by Wilton Library’s Innovation Station.  Registration required.

Sign up today!

Paper Botanicals with Laurie Davis

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Wilton's own Glitter Fairy, Laurie Davis, as she once again graces the Innovation Station with her magical art and guides us in creating a lovely Paper Botanical Amaryllis for the upcoming holidays.  Together we will learn how to make a white blooming Amaryllis flower that will last for years to come!  Materials include crepe paper, pigment, glitter and moss all festively planted in terracotta pot and embellished with ribbon.   Keep the flower for your own home or gift it to someone special for the holidays. 

Class consists of two 2 & 1/2 hour sessions. Sign up for the afternoon of November 1st (1-3:30 p.m.) automatically places you in the November 15th afternoon session (1-3:30 p.m.). Registration for the November 1st evening session (5:30-8 p.m.) automatically enrolls you in the November 15th evening workshop (5:30-8 p.m.). Cost is $55, payable in advance.   Additional fees funded by Wilton Library’s Innovation Station.  Registration required.

Sign up today!

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 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.

Registration Filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 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.

Registration Filled.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, November 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, brand 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.  Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Registration Filled.

Wilton Reads – Experience Cuba

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Travel consultant Margaret Sanko of Wilton Center Travel and Meghan O’Shea, Sales Development Manager and Joyce Williams, Group Sales Specialist both from Tauck in Wilton, will share their vast knowledge of Cuba. They also will share details of a trip being planned for October 11 – 17, 2018 to benefit Wilton Library. Come prepared with questions.  Supported by Wilton Center Travel and Tauck. Registration is recommended.

Media sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. 

Embellished Napkins or Dish Towels

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

 In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embellish napkins or dish towels with decorative stitches. $5 fee for a set of two napkins or one linen towel, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, November 3, 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 Friday morning work-out!  No registration required.

Flu Shot Clinic at Wilton Library

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

lu shots are available to anyone age four years and older. Persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No appointment needed, first-come, first-served, no waiting. Please wear sleeves that roll up easily. Cost of the flu shot is $42 payable by cash or check or it can be billed directly to Aetna, Anthem, Connecticare, Fallon, Harvard Pilgrim, Healthy Ct, Multi Plan, Unicare, Wellcare or Medicare Part B. Bring your insurance card with you.   HIGH DOSE vaccine ($65) is available to persons age 65 or older who would like it instead of the regular dose vaccine.   Sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For more information, call the Flu Info-line at 203-834-6341, extension 444.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. All other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Wilton Reads – Kids Create Cuban Art

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Joanne Hunter from Danbury's Art Spot will be coming to the Wilton Library. With her guidance, children in grades 3 to 5 will be creating an acrylic painting on canvas of a still life motivated by Cuban artist Julio Larraz.  Sponsored by Fairfield County Bank. Registration required for grades 3 to 5.

Wilton Reads – Film Screening: Cubamerican

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:15pm

Cubamerican tells us the story of a variety of eminent exiles from Cuba who overcame personal loss and struggle to assimilate, triumph and thrive in the United States as Cuban-Americans. The cast covers a wide range of professional, business, and cultural fields and includes such notables as baseball great Tony Perez, actor Andy Garcia, and our featured Wilton Reads author and Yale historian Carlos Eire. Refreshments served. A Q&A session and discussion will follow the film moderated by documentary filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Registration highly recommended.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, November 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 or websites, join Girls Who Code. No experience necessary – just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Make Fun Buttons

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

Connecticut's Own Concert: The Madera Winds

Sunday, November 5, 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 1980's. Rosemary Dellinger (Bassoon) has been the bassoonist for the Connecticut Little Symphony and teaches Spanish at Cider Mill School in Wilton. Joanne Hiscocks, a member of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years, is the flutist.   Zach Glavan, Horn, is a graduate of the Indiana School of Music and has performed with the Hong Kong Symphony and the Macau Orchestra. The Madera Winds will perform chamber music by Debussy, Malcolm Arnold, George Gershwin and Paquito D’Rivera. 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. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider a Chef’s Apron

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron for the barbeque season. $7 fee payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 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. No session Oct. 9.

Ready Readers

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. No session October 9.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, November 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. No registration, no program charge.

Wilton Library Readers : A Gentleman in Moscow

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 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 eAudiobooks

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to use free downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks 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 required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Children ages 2-4 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and Children ages 2 – 4 with their caregivers meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! During the month of November, the focus will be on animals preparing for winter. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Reads: Author Visit—Carlos Eire: Waiting for Snow in Havana

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Carlos Eire’s talk is the culminating event of Wilton Library’s twelfth Wilton Reads town-wide reading program. Winner of the National Book Award for Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, this stunning memoir is a vibrant and evocative look at Latin America from a child’s unforgettable experience. Eire earned his Ph.D. at Yale University in 1979 and is now the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale. Mr. Eire will be presented with the Grodin Family Fine Writers Award before his talk. Registration is strongly recommended. There is no charge for the
program. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 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.

Registration Filled.

Autumn Poetry with Judson Scruton: Islands in the Autumn Sun

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Autumn Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of islands. In keeping with Wilton Library’s focus on Cuba this fall with its Wilton Reads program, our poetry seminar will focus on Islands, both literal and metaphoric. From John Donne’s “No Man Is An Island” to Cuban-exile poet Richard Blanco’s “The Island Within,” and from Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, “Crusoe in England,” and “The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket.” Additionally, we will discuss island related poems by Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott.

Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University.

Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more program and speaker details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 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.

Registration Filled.

Throwback Thursdays Games—Rainbow Loom

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades 2 - 5 are invited to visit the library and enjoy some 'old' games and hobbies. Each week we will have fun with an activity, game, or skill from yonder year. Week One, November 9: Rainbow Loom - remember that Rainbow Loom you got a couple of years ago? Dust it off and bring it to the library! We have some bands you can use. *Please note that you need to bring your own loom.

Nov. 16: Marbles and Jacks;  Nov. 30: My Little Pony and Care Bears (1980s); Dec. 7: Hakey Sack and Hoola Hoops; Dec.14: Friendship Bracelets;  Dec. 21: Classic Board Games. No registration, no fee. 

Talk and Book Signing with Alan Schwarz, Author of ADHD Nation

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Alan Schwarz will present and sign copies of his highly acclaimed book ADHD Nation. In addition, Anita Chu, MD, Medical Director of Insight Counseling and Elizabeth Jorgensen, consultant to Newport Academy and Director of Insight Counseling will lead a panel discussion on the issue of proper diagnosis of ADHD and other mental health disorders as well as the safe and empirically-based use of medications. See the library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, SPED*Net, Newport Academy, and Insight Counseling. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. All other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Off the Hook!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then you're invited to the Children's Library to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a unique yarn craft without using any knitting needles or crochet hooks. For children grades 3 and up, no registration required. 

New Perspectives Film Series—An Insignificant Man

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

An Insignificant Man is a documentary thriller about Arvind Kejriwal, an Indian activist, who has emerged as the leader of the newest political force in India - the Common Man’s Party.  The film provides an insider’s view in to Kejriwal’s brand of politics which has been labeled as selfish, dangerous, anarchic and yet revolutionary, shaking the country's most powerful political establishments with basic public issues like water, electricity, and graft. Capturing moments of triumph and despair, the film is a moving cinematic journey through the narrow lanes of Delhi’s shantytowns to the closed corridors of political power. The Huffington Post Winner of the Chameleon Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival 2017 for Best Documentary.   Suggested donation: $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film.   Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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. 

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 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. No session Oct. 9.

Ready Readers

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. No session October 9.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high resolution slide scanner! It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

College Talk with the Greenes

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join educational consultants, Howard and Mathew Greene, to learn about the latest trends in college admissions, what matters most and hear about the ‘Hidden Ivies.’ Get tips on how to navigate the admissions process with minimal stress and more enjoyment while setting the right priorities. The program is geared toward students in 9th - 11th grades and their parents. Registration is highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Flu Shot Clinic at Wilton Library

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

lu shots are available to anyone age four years and older. Persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No appointment needed, first-come, first-served, no waiting. Please wear sleeves that roll up easily. Cost of the flu shot is $42 payable by cash or check or it can be billed directly to Aetna, Anthem, Connecticare, Fallon, Harvard Pilgrim, Healthy Ct, Multi Plan, Unicare, Wellcare or Medicare Part B. Bring your insurance card with you.   HIGH DOSE vaccine ($65) is available to persons age 65 or older who would like it instead of the regular dose vaccine.   Sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For more information, call the Flu Info-line at 203-834-6341, extension 444.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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

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

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Recycled Book Turkey Centerpiece

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a unique Thanksgiving Centerpiece? Join artist Betsy Huffman to transform an old book into a magnificent turkey! For ages 18+. Space limited. No cost, but registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, November 14, 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.  Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Creating Yourself in Retirement: The Emotional Aspect

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

For retirees and soon-to-be-retirees, this program showcases various options for enhancing the quality of life in retirement.  Retirement experts Michael Amoroso and Ingrid Gillespie will showcase new things to consider as retirement brings about enormous change, from emotional rewards to the potential of emotional dangers such as boredom, depression and addiction.  Learn what to expect in transitioning to retirement and how to successfully navigate this life change. Speakers Ingrid Gillespie, BS, MS is the executive director of Communities4Action, a regional action council. She has worked for over 30 years in the human services field. Michael Amoroso, BBA, MBA ran his own marketing research firm. A retiree for 20 years, he currently provides guidance to other retirees. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, November 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. No registration, no program charge.

Paper Botanicals with Laurie Davis

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Wilton's own Glitter Fairy, Laurie Davis, as she once again graces the Innovation Station with her magical art and guides us in creating a lovely Paper Botanical Amaryllis for the upcoming holidays.  Together we will learn how to make a white blooming Amaryllis flower that will last for years to come!  Materials include crepe paper, pigment, glitter and moss all festively planted in terracotta pot and embellished with ribbon.   Keep the flower for your own home or gift it to someone special for the holidays. 

Class consists of two 2 & 1/2 hour sessions. Sign up for the afternoon of November 1st (1-3:30 p.m.) automatically places you in the November 15th afternoon session (1-3:30 p.m.). Registration for the November 1st evening session (5:30-8 p.m.) automatically enrolls you in the November 15th evening workshop (5:30-8 p.m.). Cost is $55, payable in advance.   Additional fees funded by Wilton Library’s Innovation Station.  Registration required.

Sign up today!

Paper Botanicals with Laurie Davis

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Wilton's own Glitter Fairy, Laurie Davis, as she once again graces the Innovation Station with her magical art and guides us in creating a lovely Paper Botanical Amaryllis for the upcoming holidays.  Together we will learn how to make a white blooming Amaryllis flower that will last for years to come!  Materials include crepe paper, pigment, glitter and moss all festively planted in terracotta pot and embellished with ribbon.   Keep the flower for your own home or gift it to someone special for the holidays. 

Class consists of two 2 & 1/2 hour sessions. Sign up for the afternoon of November 1st (1-3:30 p.m.) automatically places you in the November 15th afternoon session (1-3:30 p.m.). Registration for the November 1st evening session (5:30-8 p.m.) automatically enrolls you in the November 15th evening workshop (5:30-8 p.m.). Cost is $55, payable in advance.   Additional fees funded by Wilton Library’s Innovation Station.  Registration required.

Sign up today!

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 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.

Registration Filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 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.

Registration Filled.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 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. 

Throwback Thursdays Games—Marbles and Jacks

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades 2 - 5 are invited to visit the library and enjoy some ‘old’ games and hobbies. Each week we will have fun with an activity, game, or skill from yonder year. Marbles and Jacks - Miss Andrea will teach everyone these fun past-times with the library’s sets of marbles and jacks.

Nov. 30: My Little Pony and Care Bears (1980s); Dec. 7: Hakey Sack and Hoola Hoops; Dec.14: Friendship Bracelets;  Dec. 21: Classic Board Games. No registration, no fee.

National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, please join us for an informational panel and discussion. Topics of discussion include: medical implications of Alzheimer's, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics.   

Moderator: Shanon Jordan, Southwestern Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter.

Panelists: Alan Siegal, MD, Internist, Geriatrician; Danielle Ancona, Therapeutic Recreation Director; Robin Roscillo, Elder Support Services; Lynda Lee Arnold, Attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC. 

No charge. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library. Registration recommended. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Author Talk: Heather Webb - Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of WWI

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is Heather Webb's second visit to Wilton Library; she was part of an author panel discussion of Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War.  In Last Christmas in Paris, she brings to life the experiences of Evie and Thomas, friends and maybe more, whose realities are very different about the war. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears and grow ever fonder from afar.   Webb’s other historical novels include Becoming Josephine and Rodin's Lover.  She has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and France Magazine.  Q&A will follow the talk. See library’s registration link for more details.  No charge. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton.    Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Unhung Heroes Art Exhibition

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Wilton Library welcomes more than 20 artists who have either not exhibited at the library before or not in the recent past. The artists work in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphics, mixed media, drawings, photography and sculpture. Their works encompass an array of styles and subject matter such as figures, portraits, still life, abstracts, botanicals, landscapes and more. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through December 28.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

Destroy Your Hard Drive Fundraiser

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Are you looking to get rid of your old computer, but worried about all the personal information stored on it? Let Singularity Technology, Wilton Library’s Robotics team take care of it! This is a team fundraiser. $20 per computer. They’ll destroy your hard-drive while you wait. No registration necessary. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high resolution slide scanner! It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, November 18, 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 look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Create Thanksgiving Place Cards, Gift Tags & More

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own Thanksgiving Place Cards for your upcoming holiday table. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult 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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, November 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 or websites, join Girls Who Code. No experience necessary – just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Thanksgiving Crafts

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Come to Wilton Library and make a Thanksgiving craft! Turkey centerpieces and place mats will be available for busy crafters. Create something to make your Thanksgiving table extra special this year! All ages. Drop in, no registration required. 

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 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. No session Oct. 9.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a two-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitting Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross babysitting certification. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class. To register, call the teen department at 203-762-6342. Once placed on the list, please send a check in the amount of $70 made out to Wilton Library to hold the spot. Space limited. Advanced registration and payment required.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Linda Packard

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

November brings Linda Packard to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Linda’s work is expressive, responding to direct observation in nature. She has a personal relationship with trees. She often treats trees as figures, gestural and dancing. She was deeply moved by two 2014 art shows in New York in which the artists used trees either as the subject or as a source of expression. Since then, it has been her goal to produce a major body of work exploring her personal expression of ‘tree.’   See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a two-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitting Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross babysitting certification. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class. To register, call the teen department at 203-762-6342. Once placed on the list, please send a check in the amount of $70 made out to Wilton Library to hold the spot. Space limited. Advanced registration and payment required.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Day After Thanksgiving Movies—Cars 3

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Enjoy a free movie on the day after Thanksgiving! We will be showing the Disney hit Cars 3. Rated G, 95 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must remain with children under 8, and stay in the building for children under 12. 

Day After Thanksgiving Movies—Captain Underpants

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Enjoy a free movie on the day after Thanksgiving! We will be showing the summer hit Captain Underpants. Rated PG, 90 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must remain with children under 8, and stay in the building for children under 12. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. All other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church—Stephen Hough

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Debussy. Concert held at Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library.  For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high resolution slide scanner! It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 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. No session Oct. 9.

DINOvember

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

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us in a dinosaur-themed story time. Children and their caregivers will sing and dance to songs, listen to stories, and create their very own dinosaur fossil to bring home. Grab your paleontologist tools and head on over to this story time before it becomes extinct! Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Drop-in Craft for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Drop in and start crafting today to get a jump start on the holidays!  You can choose a project to complete—etch a glass vase, etch a glass votive, etch a glass coffee cup, decorate a large soup/coffee mug or even make a candy dish.  They will all make a nice gift to give to your neighbor, a teacher or a hostess.  Minimal cost for materials depending on craft you choose.  Payable upon arrival. No reservation required.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Drop-in Craft for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Drop in and start crafting today to get a jump start on the holidays!  You can choose a project to complete—etch a glass vase, etch a glass votive, etch a glass coffee cup, decorate a large soup/coffee mug or even make a candy dish.  They will all make a nice gift to give to your neighbor, a teacher or a hostess.  Minimal cost for materials depending on craft you choose.  Payable upon arrival. No reservation required.

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 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 3, 2018. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

DINOvember

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us in a dinosaur-themed story time. Children and their caregivers will sing and dance to songs, listen to stories, and create their very own dinosaur fossil to bring home. Grab your paleontologist tools and head on over to this story time before it becomes extinct! Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Make a Holiday Craft

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Make a holiday craft for yourself or to give as a gift. We will be etching a glass hurricane globe with a holiday design of your choice and then we will fill it with blue, silver or gold colored balls and a string of white lights and other decorations for display on your table, mantel or anywhere else in your home. $10 for one hurricane globe, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 6th graders accompanied by an adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to six students per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Throwback Thursdays Games—My Little Pony and Care Bears

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades 2 - 5 are invited to visit the library and enjoy some 'old' games and hobbies. Each week we will have fun with an activity, game, or skill from yonder year. Nov. 30: My Little Pony and Care Bears (1980s) – we will watch old My Little Pony episodes and read a book about the Care Bears from the 1980s.

Dec. 7: Hakey Sack and Hoola Hoops; Dec.14: Friendship Bracelets;  Dec. 21: Classic Board Games. No registration, no fee.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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

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

Wilton Library Readers : Moonglow

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Moonglow by Michael Chabon 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, January 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Library Readers : Mothering Sunday

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift 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, March 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

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

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

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

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

Wilton Library Readers : The Handmaid’s Tale

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

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

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

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

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

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

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

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