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Upcoming Events

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter, and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, 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.

Children’s Garden Club

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

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

- REGISTRATION FILLED -

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Jay Petrow

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

August brings Jay Petrow to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Jay began painting in an abstract expressionist style after many years of representational work in order to connect with and express his experience fathering an autistic child. Love, anger, humor, sadness, and loss become an explosive convergence of vivid color and expressive brush stroke. His entire body of work approximates a place that he inhabits physically and psychologically. His goal in painting is to recreate on canvas what he is experiencing inside, from high states of agitation and angst to feelings of calm. Incorporating vibrant colors and layering textures on the canvas, he strives to reconstruct a path through his emotional world that produces areas of high kinetic energy and serenity on the canvas. See library’s registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. 

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Children’s Garden Club

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

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

- REGISTRATION FILLED -

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

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

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

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. 

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Silk Painters International—NY Metro Chapter Art Exhibition/Reception at Wilton Library

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

NY Metro Chapter artists of Silk Painters International (SPIN) display their fascinating works in Wilton Library’s September art exhibition. Their works represent a wide variety of styles, media and subject matter choices all created on silk.   Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through October 3.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor:  The Wilton Bulletin.

Rockin' Rhythms

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray’s way (of Jay and Ray) of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but also socially and behaviorally as well. We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will.We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars, to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music. Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

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

Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $9 for the tray, 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.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 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.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray’s way (of Jay and Ray) of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but also socially and behaviorally as well. We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will. We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars, to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music. Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Please note:  no sessions on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. Registration required. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

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

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Alissa Siegal

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

September brings Alissa Siegal to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Alissa's art is contemporary and expressive with classical roots. She is constantly experimenting and evolving her style and subject matter - everything in her life shows up in her work. Creating something that has energy, life, and motion with inert materials is the driving force behind her art. She hopes through her work to express some of the complexity, joy, fear, and wonder of being human. See library’s registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Ready Readers

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales and more. Children will hear stories, participate in activities, and occasionally watch short book films as well. Drop-in. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. No charge. Registration highly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroider a Chef's Apron

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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.

Author Talk: Anne Gardiner Perkins - Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

 In the summer of 1969, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating ‘one thousand male leaders’ each year had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women's equality in education. However, this first class of women found themselves immersed in an overwhelmingly male culture they were unprepared to face. Yale Needs Women, an unflinching account of a group of young women striving for change, is an inspiring story of strength, resilience, and courage that continues to resonate today. Anne Gardiner Perkins attended Yale University, where she earned her BA in history and was the first woman editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. She is also a Rhodes Scholar and completed a BA in modern history at Balliol College, Oxford University. She has spent her life in education, from urban high school teacher to state-level policy maker. She received her Ph.D. in higher education at UMass Boston and has presented papers on higher education at leading conferences. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. See the library’s registration link for more details.  Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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.

Wilton Library Readers—Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. The October discussion will be October 23, 2019. Advance registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

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

Storybook STEM Series

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for storybook infused STEM programs twice monthly throughout September to November. Children in first to second grade will listen to read-a-loud picture books and follow up with a STEM related craft. We will read Perfect Square by Michael Hall (9/12), What to do With A Box by Jane Yolen (9/26), The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spire (10/10), The Magic Hat by Mem Fox (10/24), Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty (11/7), and Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty (11/21). Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; no fee.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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

Monogram a Key-chain

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four-hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Meet the Instruments

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This workshop will provide children the perfect hands-on introduction to the violin, viola, and cello.  Students will be able to touch, tap, and pluck strings in a fun, interactive environment. Experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive instructors will lead the group and be available to answer any further questions parents might have.  Ages 6 and up with caregivers in the building. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Meet the instructor: Seray Goktekin's musical career spans twenty years with formal education in classical violin performance, music theory, and aural studies from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). See registration link for more details. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Make Fun Buttons!

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Connecticut’s Own Concert: The Wilton Music Studios Virtuosi

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Faculty members of Wilton Music Studios will present an eclectic program of chamber music mixing winds, strings and piano. Longtime colleagues come together to play works by Mozart, Bohuslav Martinu, and their own Monte Morgenstern. Artistic Director, flutist Lisa Arkis, is joined by pianist Elina Christova, violinist Jeff Ellenberger, clarinetist/composer Monte Morgenstern, and cellist Peter Prosser. See library’s registration link for more details. 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray’s way (of Jay and Ray) of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but also socially and behaviorally as well. We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will. We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars, to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music. Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Please note:  no sessions on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. Registration required. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Get Well, Stay Well: Vaccinations for Adults and Children

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The next topic in “Get Well, Stay Well,” the health literacy series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network is vaccinations.  Featured speakers are Dr. Jasmina Krstic, an internist with Wilton Primary and Specialty Care, and Heidi Steller, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, patient care director of Maternal/Child Health at Norwalk Hospital and Connecticut’s 2019 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion. Dr. Krstic and Heidi will discuss the importance of immunizations (vaccinations) for adults and for children. The program and Q&A session will be moderated by Wilton Library Trustee Saras Nair, MD who was previously Chairman of the Pathology Department at Norwalk Hospital. No charge for the program. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Ready Readers

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales and more. Children will hear stories, participate in activities, and occasionally watch short book films as well. Drop-in. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Paint It Up!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We’ll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

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

Creating Yourself in Retirement: The Emotional Aspect

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

For retirees and soon-to-be-retirees, this presentation showcases various options for enhancing the quality of life in retirement. Learn what to expect in transitioning to retirement and how to successfully navigate this tremendous life change. Our speaker, Michael Amoroso, BBA, MBA has been a retiree for 22 years previously running his own consulting firm in Manhattan. He is the director of the Greenwich, CT based non-profit Utilize Senior Energy or USE which helps jobseekers over 50.  No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

How to Raise a Reader: 10 Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Children are wired to speak, see, and think, but reading must be explicitly taught. Good instruction, rich language experiences, and reading practice help to build the wiring in the brain to support fluent reading and comprehension. Find out more about the reading brain, how we learn to read, and what makes reading challenging. Certified Academic Language Therapist Margie Gillis, Ed.D., research affiliate at Haskins Laboratories and president of Literacy How, will discuss what parents can do at home to encourage and motivate their children to engage in reading and provide a list of resources they can explore to support their children’s reading success. No charge. Sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED*NET Wilton. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Experience the Zentangle Art Method

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you love art, whether you are a beginner who thinks you can’t draw or an experienced artist, the Zentangle method has something for everyone. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns.  This class is open to beginners as well as those with previous experience. Join us to build up your repertoire and create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. Supplies will be provided, but please bring any tools you already have. For Adults ages 18+. Registration required with $5 fee payable at time of registration. Please call 203-762-6342 to register.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 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.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on tape and CD, DVDs and music CDs. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library.

Saturday, 9 – 10 a.m. Early Buying $5 Admission
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission
Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. Free admission
Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All items half price on Monday
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just for Kids—Musical Journeys: Brass

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions 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'. Ages 4 and up with caregivers. See registration link for details Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on tape and CD, DVDs and music CDs. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library.

Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. Free admission
Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All items half price on Monday
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on tape and CD, DVDs and music CDs. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library.

Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All items half price on Monday
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Crafter's Choice for Cricut

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Your choice of project while supplies last.  Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper, desk cube, tumbler or learn to etch a pub glass, coffee mug or water bottle. Prices vary from $4 - 12. 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.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray’s way (of Jay and Ray) of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but also socially and behaviorally as well. We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will. We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars, to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music. Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Please note:  no sessions on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. Registration required. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on tape and CD, DVDs and music CDs. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library.

Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Poets Laureate Anthology

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads a discussion of a selection of poems from The Poets Laureate Anthology edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt. The Poets Laureate Anthology brings together a sampling of the works of the 43 ‘poets laureate’ of the United States from the inception of the position in 1937 until the book’s publication in 2010. Collected and edited by the former poetry editor of The New York Times Book Review, the volume includes brief introductions to each of the poets as well as an inviting foreword by poet Billy Collins who held the position from 2001 to 2003. In its review, Booklist said that “the nearly 500 poems map a great republic of the imagination.” For this season’s discussion, we will be reading 'So This Is Nebraska,' 'Grasshoppers,' and 'Highway 30' by Ted Kooser and 'The Monosyllable,' 'How We Learn,' and 'Hourglass' by Josephine Jacobsen. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Please note: This September session only will be on the third Tuesday, September 17.  Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Ready Readers

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales and more. Children will hear stories, participate in activities, and occasionally watch short book films as well. Drop-in. Call for details 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Book Folding Art

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

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

College Frenzy: How to Manage and Minimize the Stress

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The College Process has come to be viewed as THE BIG EVENT in the lives of students and their families. The pressure associated with THE BIG EVENT often creates a lot of negative fallout such as ruptured relationships and high levels of stress and anxiety. In this updated presentation, Parent Coach and Clinical Psychologist Susan Bauerfeld, PhD and College Consultant Victoria Hirsch will offer tips, strategies and suggestions for viewing the college process as a natural next step rather than THE BIG EVENT and for managing the process in ways that foster resilience and relationships rather than discord and despair. This presentation is for parents of 8th-12th graders. All parents and interested parties are welcome to attend. No charge but registration strongly encouraged. Sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services, SPED*NET Wilton, and Wilton Presbyterian Church. Please contact Genevieve Eason at geason@wiltonyouth.com with questions. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Storybook STEM Series

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for storybook infused STEM programs twice monthly throughout September to November. Children in first to second grade will listen to read-a-loud picture books and follow up with a STEM related craft. We will read Perfect Square by Michael Hall (9/12), What to do With A Box by Jane Yolen (9/26), The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spire (10/10), The Magic Hat by Mem Fox (10/24), Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty (11/7), and Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty (11/21). Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; no fee.

WLA/SCORE: How to Become a Trusted Advisor in Your Business to Grow and Sustain Your Business

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show how to become a trusted advisor or influencer in your business. We will learn: Process to become a Trusted Advisor or Influencer in your business; How this process strategy will grow and sustain your business; Why values and beliefs in your business are important to your audience; Value Statements and their strategic role to increase sales; Influence strategy to enhance your sales & marketing objectives; Why it is important to be compelling versus unique in your business. 

Our speaker Chris Salem is a life & business strategist and radio show host who has partnered with entrepreneurs, corporate executives and sales professionals to create sustainable success at the next level. He has a successful career of 26 years as a senior sales executive. He co-authored Mastering the Art of Success with Jack Canfield.

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

Bouncing Babies

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

“Longest way round is the shortest way home”: A 3-part Series on How to Read James Joyce

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Mark Schenker of Yale College will present three lecture-discussions on how to appreciate Joyce’s own method of detouring—of using indirection to find direction—in the writer’s presentation of the extraordinarily rich dimensions of everyday life. With an overview of Joyce’s method in Dubliners (1914) and A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man (1916) as a foundation, Dean Schenker will give close attention to 'The Dead' and provide a brief introduction to how the method is extended in Ulysses. Over the course of the sessions, participants will gain an appreciation of how Joyce’s symbolical realism enables readers to see both what is present and what is hidden in the author’s texts. Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990 and is currently a senior associate dean of the College and Dean of Academic Affairs. See registration link for more details about the program and the speaker. Each lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Wine and cheese will be served afterwards for those who wish to stay for refreshment and further discussion. No charge for the program. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Ready Readers

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales and more. Children will hear stories, participate in activities, and occasionally watch short book films as well. Drop-in. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Author Talk: Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Time, the former CBS Evening News anchor and much admired 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley recalls and reflects upon some of his most dramatic, moving, and inspiring encounters in the field and how they exemplify what is good about humanity both in America and abroad. With straightforward storytelling skills of a seasoned journalist, Pelley shares private recollections of very public moments as well as intimate portraits of acts of courage, hope, determination and humanity. As a counterbalance to the divisive partisanship that has split the nation, Pelley offers a book about values, ethics, and the importance of telling the truth.  Scott Pelley has been a reporter and photographer more than 45 years. He is best known for his work on 60 Minutes and as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. Pelley’s work has been recognized with 3 duPont-Columbia Awards, 3 Peabody Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 37 Emmy Awards. Pelley is the most awarded correspondent in the history of 60 Minutes. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. See the library’s registration link for more details.  Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Holiday Book Sale

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

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

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

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