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Upcoming Events

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Paint it Up!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 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.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge.

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Parent Information Series--How to Raise Successful Kids Without Over-Parenting

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the second presentation in the Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series 2017-2018.   We will start by watching Julie Lythcott-Haims’s popular TED Talk on parental expectations and unconditional love. The video will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Tracey Masella. Tracey will help us understand how to stop over-parenting and help our children develop resilience. We will discuss how to create a safe and effective family frame in which children learn to manage their lives effectively. This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages. Sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Library, Weston Youth Services, and Weston Library. Registration recommended.  Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Last date:  March 20, 2018: Managing Media: What to do, how to do it and why it’s important.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 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.

Simply Calligraphy - POSTPONED

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

- POSTPONED to February 1 -

Calligraphy is the art of forming beautiful symbols by hand. While it is a style of handwriting, the aim is to produce an 'art' reaction by developing skills involving touch, pressure and hand movement. Learn the beauty of the handwritten word! Registration required; children will be registered for all 3 classes. For grades 4-6. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 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!  Drop in. No registration required.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Wilton Moms Club Preschool Fair

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Wilton Moms Club and Wilton Library invite you to get to know your local preschools. Meet and talk to representatives from Wilton preschools to find out which one is just right for you and your child. Join us for a morning of fun activities for the children and get all your questions answered.
 
No charge; open to the public. No registration necessary. If you have any questions or are a school and would like to participate, please contact the Wilton Moms Club: wiltonmomsclub13@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Moms Club and Wilton Library.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a pillow cover, tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. All items range from $5 to $10 each. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 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. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Building the First 'Steamship' in History - John Laurence Busch

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Historian and author John Laurence Busch will kick off the four-part series by using his deep knowledge of early steam vessels to explore the interaction between humankind and the first time-and-space-altering 'high technology.' He'll attempt to re-calibrate our minds and take us back to the early 1800s before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a 'steamship' was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear. He then will show how New London native Captain Moses Rogers addressed that skepticism and fear by designing and building the first example of globalized high technology in history. The presentation is based upon his book, Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier.

John Laurence Busch is an independent historian who focuses upon the interaction between humanity and technology, with a particular specialization in the first generation of steam-powered vessels.  He has devoted years of research to discovering the true story of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah. The result is his book, Steam Coffin, the most descriptive account of the saga of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah ever written.  Steam Coffin has received positive reviews from over two dozen periodicals based in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. For additional background, please visit www.steamcoffin.com. See registration link for more details.

Location:Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor: Mary Gail and Jerome Gristina
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

WLA/SCORE –Easy Ways to Launch an International Business

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 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 launch an international business. If you are already operating a domestic business, you are in a good position to launch an international one. Areas of interest: how to identify and evaluate online marketplaces, foreighn distributors and foreign partnerships; pros and cons of mthods of doing business internationally; lessons from a case study. 

Speaker Dorcia Carrillo is an alumna of Loyola College - Maryland and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Dorcia began her career in international trade for a Fortune 50 defense contractor where she drafted and reviewed hundreds of export authorization requests that were adjudicated by the Departments of State and Commerce. She currently manages her own law practice in New York and lives with her husband in Norwalk, Connecticut where she is a member of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.

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.

Embroider a Chef’s Apron

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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 season. $10 fee payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge.

Author Talk: Marie Benedict—Carnegie’s Maid

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Lawyer and novelist Marie Benedict discusses her historical novel, Carnegie’s Maid, when she visits Wilton Library. Irish immigrant Clara Kelley is hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. Although working for an icy mistress who rules her sons, Clara has an uncanny understanding of business. With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist. Q&A will follow the talk. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Winter Reading Olympics at Wilton Library

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

You won't need to travel all the way to Pyeong Chang, South Korea to take part in our 2018 Winter Reading Olympics at Wilton Library. During the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, young readers will have to complete different reading challenges, inspired by Olympic events, in order to place in bronze, silver or gold. Grab your bobsled, skis, or skates and make your way over to Wilton's Children's Library between February 1st and the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics (February 9th) to sign up! Children must be able to read on their own. Please call the Children’s Library at 203-762-6336 with any questions.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

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

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

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

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

Simply Calligraphy

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Calligraphy is the art of forming beautiful symbols by hand. While it is a style of handwriting, the aim is to produce an 'art' reaction by developing skills involving touch, pressure and hand movement. Learn the beauty of the handwritten word! Registration required; children will be registered for all 3 classes. For grades 4-6. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

A Couple of Couples Art Exhibition and Reception

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Wilton Library’s art exhibition this month features two very talented couples. Artists Julie Leff and Charles Douthat live in Weston and artist Leona Frank lives in Westport with her husband, photographer Richard Frank. The exhibition showcases more than 60 of their works in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, charcoal drawings and photography with subject matter encompassing portraits, still life, abstracts, botanicals, landscapes and more. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through February 23. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

Take your Child to the Library to See Animal Embassy!

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Take your child to Wilton Library for a fun and educational program with Animal Embassy. Animal Embassy will show how animals prepare for winter in a variety of ways. Some migrate, some get new fur coats, some hibernate and some store food to last through the winter. Animal Embassy will help children to define and understand terms such as hibernation, migration, and adaptation. Families will meet a variety of animals such as rabbits, ferrets, an African bullfrog, South American chinchillas, an axolotl and more! Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, ages 4 and up with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram a Valentine’s Day Gift

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift. You can choose to personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. All items range from $5 to $10 each. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

(Not) Just for Kids - Sounds from the Heart: Strings

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their string instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in this hour-long presentation. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Series schedule on Saturdays: 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.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 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 through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

More Sign, Say, and Play

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

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs.  There is no session Feb. 19. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram It!

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

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a pillow cover. Pillow covers are available for $8. 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, February 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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 through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

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. 

Storytime STEM

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

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

Embroider or Monogram a Valentine’s Day Gift

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

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift. You can choose to personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. All items range from $5 to $10 each. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

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

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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

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

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

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

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

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

Embroider or Monogram a Valentine’s Day Gift

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

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift. You can choose to personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. All items range from $5 to $10 each. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

CoderDojo Python Class

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

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

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

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

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Animals Spell Love

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Kids in grades 1 - 5 are invited to join author David Cundy and meet his word-picture animals in his gorgeously written and designed book, Animals Spell Love.  David will share the book and lead a craft where kids can create their own word pictures using letters of the alphabet.  David also will sign books at the end of the event. Animals Spell Love is David Cundy's debut children's book, following his lengthy career in the graphic arts and academia. David was a long-time Wilton resident whose studio is now in Guilford, CT. Registration required, no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Perspectives Film Series—I Am Not Your Negro

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

In 1979, author James Baldwin’s quest was to write a book about the lives and assassinations of his three closest friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and about race in America. He never finished it. In the award-winning film, I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished using archival material and actor Samuel L. Jackson to narrate the film, using Baldwin’s original words from his manuscript. It is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present #BlackLivesMatter, that ultimately challenges the definition of what America stands for with a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. 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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Valentine's Day Crafts

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

Come to Wilton Library and make a special Valentine for someone you love. Classic doily hearts and Valentine mice will be among the crafts to make. No registration required.

Shooting the Moon: Space Technology, Earthbound Nature, and the New Left During the Vietnam War - Neil Maher

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

Neil Maher’s lecture will examine the shared history of the space race to the moon and the Vietnam War during the 1960s and 1970s. He will begin by describing NASA’s history, often hidden from public view, of developing space technologies for use in the war in Southeast Asia. He will then highlight opposition to such efforts by anti-war activists from the New Left who protested on college campuses across the United States. He will conclude by analyzing how such opposition forced NASA to scrap its space technology developed for the war and begin developing alternative space technologies that would aid developing countries across Southeast Asia.

Neil M. Maher is an associate professor of history in the Federated History Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark, where he teaches environmental and political history on the undergraduate and graduate levels. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1986, Maher received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2001. In March 2017 he published his second book, Apollo in the Age of Aquarius (Harvard University Press).  His first book, Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008), received the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award in 2009 for the best monograph in conservation history. He has been invited to give public lectures at institutions including the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. See registration link for more details.

Location: Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor: Janice and Michael Hess
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

More Sign, Say, and Play

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

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs.  There is no session Feb. 19. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Ready Readers

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

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

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

Author Talk: Andrew Morton - Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Historical biographer Andrew Morton brings new light to the story of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. Morton’s Wilton Library visit is the only one in the New York tri-state area since he is taking time out from working on a biography of Prince Harry’s fiancé, Meghan Markle. In his book, Wallis in Love, Morton uses diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she climbed the social ladder, transforming from a hard-nosed gold digger to charming chatelaine. Morton takes us through the cacophonous Jazz Age, Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington and friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt; her exploits in China and beyond; to her entrance into London Society. Andrew Morton studied history at the University of Sussex, England, with a focus on aristocracy and the 1930s. Morton has written biographies featuring the British Royal Family including Princess Diana, as well as celebrities including Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie. Get a taste of “The Crown” up close and personal.  The moderator for the evening is Gretchen Young, VP, Executive Editor at Grand Central Publishing. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge.

Wilton Library Readers : 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.

Cupcake Club

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

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

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

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Chinese New Year Celebration

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

This Chinese New Year we celebrate the Year of the Dog! Join us at the library for a special story time with snacks, crafts and activities. We might even see a dragon walking around the library. Registration required. Ages 3 and up suggested. Caregivers must remain with children. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

CoderDojo Python Class

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

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

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

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

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Tea with Belle

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Storytime STEM

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

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

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge.

Author Talk: Laura Lippman - Sunburn

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

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

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

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

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

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

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

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

CoderDojo Python Class

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

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

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

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

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Tales to Tails

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

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clone of More Sign, Say, and Play

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

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs.  There is no session Feb. 19. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

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

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Ready Readers

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

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

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

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

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

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: John Adams

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

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

Storytime STEM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge.

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

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

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

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

CoderDojo Python Class

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

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

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

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

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Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Ready Readers

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

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. 

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

CoderDojo Python Class

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

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

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

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

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Ready Readers

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge.

Wilton Library Readers : The Handmaid’s Tale

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

CoderDojo Python Class

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

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

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

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

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Spring Benefit

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

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

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

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

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

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

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: Our Souls at Night

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

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

“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 : Everything I Never Told You

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Last September

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

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

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

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

“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 3:00pm

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Library Readers : Rebecca

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Library Readers : Homegoing

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

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

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