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Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Can't come to story time because you have a morning napper? No problem. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a story followed by a chance to build and play with Duplo Legos. Adding 'build and play' to story time helps develop early literacy skills and encourages creativity.  For ages 2-5. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required.

Solder Craft—Blinkie Pins

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Come learn to solder and go home with a fun blinking pin! For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too!  Must have a valid CT Library cards and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 4 students. Registration required; no charge.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Merill Comeau

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

February brings Merill Comeau to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Merrill's work takes the shape of murals and garments that explore historical and contemporary women’s roles: the toil of the maker, the privilege of the wearer, the job of mothering, how to be a ‘good’ daughter, and societal expectations for sexual and emotional expression. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Emily Dickinson—Pushing The Envelope

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:30am

02/09 Session Postponed

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Judson will be looking at and discussing some familiar and some lesser known Dickinson poems with the aid of new resources to see Dickinson’s poems as, in poet and critic Dan Chiasson words, a 'unique category of verbal notation, significant both for their literary power and for their physical appearance on the page.' Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!    Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Children's Beginner Chess

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

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

Cursive Writing

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

Here's your chance to have some fun practicing your cursive handwriting! You'll read, write and create a cool craft all using your newly improved cursive skills! Ages 9+. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Children's Advanced Chess

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

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

Experience 3-D Printing

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

WGG/WLA Wilton Go Green Community Forum

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wilton Go Green presents a recap of the 2016 Symposium: How Green Could Wilton Be? Highlights from symposium keynote speaker Gary Cuneen, Executive Director of Seven Generations Ahead, and priority initiatives that were identified at the symposium, will be shared, as well as a request for feedback from the audience. Dates for four follow-up spring workshops in the areas of Energy, Land/Water, Food and Recycling (Materials Management) will be announced. The purpose of the spring workshops is to engage the community at large on the refinement of key initiatives, development of action plans, and defining milestones that will drive successful completion of initiatives. Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 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.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Where in the World

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Wilton EDC and Wilton Library are celebrating Wilton's diversity by inviting families to mark their countries of ancestry on a wall map that will be on display in the gallery on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. Children are invited to decorate paper squares in images reflecting their cultural heritage, which will then be constructed into a paper quilt that will be displayed in the Children's Library. Through this project, Wilton's growing diversity will be creatively illustrated through the eyes of its children. No registration required; just drop by.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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

Where in the World

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

The Wilton EDC and Wilton Library are celebrating Wilton's diversity by inviting families to mark their countries of ancestry on a wall map that will be on display in the gallery and then in the Children’s Library. Children are invited to decorate paper squares in images reflecting their cultural heritage, which will then be constructed into a paper quilt that will be displayed in the Children's Library. Through this project, Wilton's growing diversity will be creatively illustrated through the eyes of its children. No registration required; just drop by.

Make Fun Buttons

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - Connecticut and the Federal Art Project: Idealism and Identity During the 1930s - Amy Trout

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

In this second lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Museum Curator Amy Trout will focus on community identity expressed in and shaped by art. By examining the artwork created by Connecticut artists for the Federal Art Project (1935-1941), Ms. Trout will discuss Connecticut's identity during the decade of the Depression. Did the artwork reflect the harsh reality of the times or was it an idealized version of the past? 

Amy Trout has been the Curator of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut since 2008. Previously, she spent twenty years at the New Haven Historical Society (now known as the New Haven Museum) where she first began her study of the Federal Art Project in Connecticut. During the past ten years, she has researched the topic, written and lectured about it, and curated two exhibits. She has served with the Mattatuck Museum and with the Connecticut Humanities. See registration link for more details.

Lecture Location: Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor: Lila and Buck Griswold
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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 (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time.  Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: Alexander Hamilton

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

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

Discussion Leader - Carol Kaelin

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

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Experience 3-D Printing

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Can't come to story time because you have a morning napper? No problem. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a story followed by a chance to build and play with Duplo Legos. Adding 'build and play' to story time helps develop early literacy skills and encourages creativity.  For ages 2-5. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required.

Finance Fundamentals for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am

This is the first session of a three-part series aimed at the freelancers and entrepreneurs in the business community featuring independent personal finance expert Galia Gichon. This workshop is geared towards people with variable income, work for themselves or own their own businesses. Attendees will learn business models that turn ideas into revenue, scale current resources, learn how to project realistic assumptions and which ratios or key numbers to regularly track. Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall Street and an MBA in Finance. She runs her own company, Down-to-Earth Finance. Galia is also the author of 'My Money Matters” featured on TODAY SHOW. See registration link for more details.

The program is part of Wilton Library’s Business Outreach initiative. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce, Wilton Library, and Catamount Wealth Management. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Additional dates and topics:  March 16 Financial Modeling and Monetization for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs; March 30 Finance and Marketing for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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

Cursive Writing

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

Here's your chance to have some fun practicing your cursive handwriting! You'll read, write and create a cool craft all using your newly improved cursive skills! Ages 9+. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Read Across America

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Come and celebrate Read Across America Day as well as the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss! There will be stories and a craft and an interactive scavenger hunt about famous children's authors from state to state! Registration required. For Pre-K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Managing Joint Pain

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

This is the next program in the “Get Well,  Stay Well” health literacy series presented by Western Connecticut Health Network and Wilton Library.  Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr. Mark J. Fletcher and Dr. Nicholas V. Polifroni will discuss the prevention of joint pain as well as causes and symptoms. In addition to providing tips on managing joint pain, they will discuss various treatment options which are determined by the cause of the pain. Both orthopaedic surgeons are associated with the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Center at Norwalk Hospital, and Dr. Polifroni is the co-director of the Center.   The program will be moderated by Wilton Library Trustee Saras Nair, MD who was previously Chairman of the Pathology Department at Norwalk Hospital. This interesting and informative program will certainly help you to prevent and, if necessary, manage those bothersome aches and pains.  No charge for the program. Registration recommended. See the registration link for more details. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

New Life for Old Videos

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

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

Pre-K Zumba

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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

Cupcake Club

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

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

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Minecraft Club

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

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

(Not) Just For Kids Music Program: Horns a Plenty!–Brass

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining.  Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season Saturday presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Last program in series: May 6, 2017 – Winds, Soft & Sweet -- Woodwinds.  No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Make Fun Buttons

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

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

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

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

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!    Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: An Introduction to Electric Vehicles: Scott Thompson

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

There is a lot of misperception about EVs, and this talk will cover some of these myths and counter them with real facts. Westport Electric Car Club member Scott Thompson will give the audience an “Introduction to Electric Vehicles,” covering EV basics and types of choices available. Thompson is an environmental engineer by profession, EV owner, and volunteer chairman of the Town of Fairfield's Clean Energy Task Force.  This Green Speaker talk is co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended. See the registration link for more details.  Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

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

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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 (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

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

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time.  Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Author Talk: Maggie Kneip - Now Everyone Will Know: The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life: A Memoir

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

After a fairy-tale courtship in 1980s New York City, Maggie Kneip’s young marriage shatters when her 'perfect' husband--a star editor at The Wall Street Journal--is diagnosed with and dies of AIDS, leaving her with two young children in a city electrified by paranoia about the new epidemic. Devastated by his betrayal, Maggie struggles to protect herself and her children from stigma, keeping the circumstances of her husband's death a secret for nearly twenty-five years. It is only when a journey of self-discovery aligns with her children's coming of age and a new world of sexual tolerance that she can finally embrace the truth and set herself free.  Psychologist Dr. Dale Atkins, who provided the Afterword for the book will appear with Ms. Kneip. Maggie Kneip is a veteran of the publishing industry, with a career spanning more than two decades in publicity and marketing. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and has a master of fine arts in dance from Sarah Lawrence College.  Maggie lives in Westport, CT. Dr. Atkins is a frequent commentator on NBC’s Today Show and CNN’s Headline News.  Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. See registration link for details. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Books available for purchase and signing.

Parent Information Series: Delay Your Gray

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Delay Your Gray: How to Keep Your Teenager Safe and Yourself Sane with Liz Jorgensen, CADC, Director, Insight Counseling, is the final program in the Parent Information Series. Topics include: “normal” adolescent behavior, setting effective limits, dealing with alcohol and drugs, improving partnerships and creating team-parenting strategies.  There will be time for Q&A. No charge. Co-sponsored by Insight Counseling, Newport Academy, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, and Wilton Youth Council.  Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

March Maker Madness: Ladies Night Out

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join our modern take on the Ladies' Night out -- making, mingling and mixing it up with friends. Sip wine, nibble on appetizers and create fun and easy DIY projects by the fire! No experience necessary: you'll etch two old fashion glasses and make unique coasters. Buffy Goodwin and Beth Culnane will help you create your own floral centerpiece. And we'll even show you how to make fun buttons. Bring a friend or make new ones! Materials, appetizers and wine provided. Cost is $30, payable in advance.  Please bring clippers for flower arranging.

Get your tickets today!

Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Wilton Library Readers : The Sellout

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

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

Free Downloads – Movies and Music

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

Bring your own device and learn how to use the library’s free music and movie service (Hoopla). There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Can't come to story time because you have a morning napper? No problem. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a story followed by a chance to build and play with Duplo Legos. Adding 'build and play' to story time helps develop early literacy skills and encourages creativity.  For ages 2-5. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required.

3D Printing for Beginners

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

New to the world of 3D printing? Wondering what all the buzz is about? If so, join us to for an introductory session on how to use our 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X.  Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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

The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades

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

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads the adult literature seminar: The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades on March 9, 16, 23 and April 6. The Troades (Trojan Women) in particular merits study today not only for its literary genius but also because of its relevance for the times. This course will take us through the chaos, cruelty and dissolution of Homer's world as well as the Stoic interpretation of Seneca's own. The destruction of Troy and its aftermath symbolizes every city, nation or individual that has suffered cruelty, violence,  conquest, exile or loss of self-identity.

Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the library’s registration link for more details. Poetry packet 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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

Cursive Writing

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

Here's your chance to have some fun practicing your cursive handwriting! You'll read, write and create a cool craft all using your newly improved cursive skills! Ages 9+. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

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

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

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

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

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Wilton Arts Council Focus ’17 Photography Exhibition Reception

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Reception for the photographers exhibiting in the Wilton Arts Council Focus ʼ17 Juried Photography Exhibition, an annual exhibition featuring artists using a variety of photography media. Exhibition runs through March 30. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Reception open to the public.

Minecraft Club

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

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

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

New Perspectives Film Series

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

Title to be announced. Suggested donation of $5 to offset licensing fees. 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. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

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

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - Finding Brass Valley, a Place in Time that Has Almost Vanished - Emery Roth

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In this third lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Emery Roth will focus on place in society defined by our work, specifically the Connecticut brass industry and its collapse. Connecticut’s Naugatuck River valley was where the brass industry thrived  until the last factory closed in 2013. The talk is derived from Roth's book, Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry (Schiffer Books, 2015). The book tells the story of the last working brass mill, how Brass Valley came to be, the men and communities that made Brass Valley and the culture we call the American Dream. The talk is accompanied by vivid photographs of Brass Valley from the book and others taken more recently; the author shares experiences and discoveries made while capturing images and talks about what it means to try to find Brass Valley, a place in time that has not quite vanished. Q&A and book signing after. 

Emery Roth, Southwest CT Arts Council, has been shooting photographs since childhood. He studied both design and language arts at Carnegie-Mellon University, simultaneously earning degrees in architecture and literature. After forty years living and teaching in Connecticut’s Northwest Hills, he became fascinated with the old mill towns of Connecticut and their history, and he began following tracks through old ruins until he was led to the last working brass mill in Brass Valley. His book documents his journey into time and culture; it seeks to revive in words and pictures, a place in time, perhaps a place in the American Dream. See registration link for more details.

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

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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 (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Create St. Patrick’s Day Cards, Gift Tags & More

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

 Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own St. Patrick’s Day cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Ready Readers

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

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time.  Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

College Frenzy: How to Manage Yourself and Your Family Through the Process

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

The pressure associated with The College Process, aka THE BIG EVENT, often creates a lot of negative fallout such as ruptured relationships and high levels of stress and anxiety in students and their families. In this 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 connection and resilience rather than discord and despair.   For parents of 8th-12th graders. Presented by the Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Library. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

HAM Radio for Teens

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Are you interested in technology? Do you like to tinker? Enjoy talking? HAM or Amateur Radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. HAM radios are used talk across town or the world and often play a key role during emergency situations.   If you're a teen in grades 7-12, come join us for an introductory session. You'll even get a chance to test out some equipment.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

3D Printing One-on-One

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Create St. Patrick’s Day Cards, Gift Tags & More

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

 Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own St. Patrick’s Day cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Financial Modeling and Monetization for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am

This is the second session of a three-part series aimed at the freelancers and entrepreneurs in the business community featuring independent personal finance expert Galia Gichon. This workshop is geared towards people with variable income, work for themselves or own their own businesses. Attendees will learn standard models for budgeting and framing the financial aspects of their businesses including financial margins and multi-channel revenue models. Also covered: alternative streams of revenue, understanding the capital raise of friends and family, angel investing to venture capital, finding investors and how to monetize projects. Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall Street and an MBA in Finance. She runs her own company, Down-to-Earth Finance. Galia is also the author of 'My Money Matters” featured on TODAY SHOW. See library’s registration link for more details. The program is part of Wilton Library’s Business Outreach initiative. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce, Wilton Library and Catamount Wealth Management. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Last date:  March 30 Finance and Marketing for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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

The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads the adult literature seminar: The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades on March 9, 16, 23 and April 6. The Troades (Trojan Women) in particular merits study today not only for its literary genius but also because of its relevance for the times. This course will take us through the chaos, cruelty and dissolution of Homer's world as well as the Stoic interpretation of Seneca's own. The destruction of Troy and its aftermath symbolizes every city, nation or individual that has suffered cruelty, violence,  conquest, exile or loss of self-identity.

Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the library’s registration link for more details. Poetry packet 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!    Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Minecraft Club

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Clone of Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

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

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!    Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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.  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Author Talk: Wendy Sachs – Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot – and Relaunch Their Careers

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Author Wendy Sachs talked to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks, and failures to reinvent themselves. Faced with a wild job market, technology changing daily and industries morphing on the spot, many women feel forced to pivot to stay relevant, while others choose to pivot to keep engaged. Or they may be struggling to get back into the workforce after taking time off to raise kids. Sachs discusses the insights and experiences of those interviewed together with current research and actionable advice. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Picked by Oprah for the “17 Books to Read this Spring.”

Relax and Color a Zentangle

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Looking for a fun and creative way to relax? Learn how to Zentangle!  This new trend is an abstract drawing for all abilities using black ink on white paper that combines designs and patterns.   Drawing Zentangles is supposed to have many benefits like reducing stress, eliminating anxiety, and self-soothing effects. No experience needed.   For adults and teens in grades 7+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Pushing Past “No”: Overcoming Obstacles on the Path to Success

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is an interactive multi-media program by Kathryn Gloor, Executive Director of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame presenting inspiring stories of some of Connecticut’s remarkable women who overcame obstacles and objections to achieve great things. Gloor examines the determination of women in science and medicine such as Barbara McClintock, Helen Smits and Emeline Roberts Jones; women pioneers in law such as Constance Baker Motley and Patricia Wald, female sports icons such as Joan Joyce and Donna Lopiano, and others from across all fields of endeavor. Kathryn Gloor has spent more than 15 years raising awareness and support for the causes she loves, including education, women’s rights, and cultural organizations. Most recently she served as Director of Development at Westport Country Playhouse, where she oversaw fundraising for the historic regional theater. No charge for the program. Advance registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See library’s registration link for more details.

The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads the adult literature seminar: The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades on March 9, 16, 23 and April 6. The Troades (Trojan Women) in particular merits study today not only for its literary genius but also because of its relevance for the times. This course will take us through the chaos, cruelty and dissolution of Homer's world as well as the Stoic interpretation of Seneca's own. The destruction of Troy and its aftermath symbolizes every city, nation or individual that has suffered cruelty, violence,  conquest, exile or loss of self-identity.

Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the library’s registration link for more details. Poetry packet 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.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Poetry in Motion—But Wait, There’s More!

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Poetry in Motion— But Wait, There’s More! is a two-performance, poetry and arts event created by teens in grades 7 through 12. Reception follows each evening’s performance. Tickets: $10 per person on sale Friday, March 3rd. Snow date: Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Tales to Tails

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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

Embroidery (Session 2)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Poetry in Motion—But Wait, There’s More!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Poetry in Motion— But Wait, There’s More! is a two-performance, poetry and arts event created by teens in grades 7 through 12. Reception follows each evening’s performance. Tickets: $10 per person on sale Friday, March 3rd. Snow date: Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m. 

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - Navigating the New Digital Landscape of Knowledge - Julia Adams

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

In this fourth lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Professor Julia Adams will highlight the role of women in 'tech culture' within our emergent digital environment. Drawing on her research on Wikipedia and academic knowledge, and on the uses of journalism and fake news in the recent presidential election, Professor Adams will discuss the promise and peril in the emergent digital landscape of knowledge.

Julia Adams is Professor of Sociology and International and Area Studies and Head of Calhoun College at Yale University. She was previously the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. At Yale she has chaired the department of Sociology, directed the Division of the Social Sciences and the International Affairs Council. She currently codirects YaleCHESS (Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences). Her book, The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe (Cornell University Press)  won the Gaddis Smith Book Prize. See registration link for more details.

Lecture Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Elaine Tai-Lauria and Phil Lauria
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Toddlers Class

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:00am

 Bach to Rock brings a high energy Rock ‘n’ Roll program for toddlers to Wilton Library. This class contains a variety of music and movement based activities. Experience the developmental benefits of music in a fun setting that children, moms, dads and caretakers will all enjoy. Registration required, for ages 6 months to 3. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Rock City Preschoolers Class

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Bach to Rock brings Rock City for Preschoolers to the Wilton Library. This program helps budding young musicians play simple rhythms. The class focuses on musical concepts such as fast and slow, sound and silence, high and low, singing and exposure to live instruments. Registration required, for ages 4 to 5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Cristina Bonilla

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

March brings Cristina Bonilla to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Bonilla “draws inspiration from the observation of Nature – to understand the colors, forces, movements and spatial tensions that characterize a particular place.” At Weir Farm she will work on a series entitled “Stones Are the Roots of Clouds” that explores the constantly shifting relationship between land and sky—“a meditation upon the finite place we inhabit and its connection to the boundless sky.” Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

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

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

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

Discussion Leader - John Ragognetti

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

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

3D Designing with Tinkercad

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn Tinkercad and then design your own 3D bookmark, coaster, or luggage tag.  Add your initials or a symbol to make it unique.  Afterwards, schedule a one-on-one 3D session to print your creation. 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 complete form to the workshop.  Space limited to 8 students. Registration required.

How Much is Too Much: Media, Alcohol, Drugs and Other Addictive Behaviors

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Addictive behaviors can have dangerous and long-lasting consequences. If your teens and pre-teens are stressed at home or at school or if they have mood, regulatory or learning challenges, addictive behaviors can easily get the better of them. Liz Driscoll Jorgensen, CADC, a certified alcohol and drug counselor, will discuss how to set and maintain reasonable and healthy limits to keep your teen safe and balanced in a drug and alcohol- and technology-driven world. Liz, the director of Insight Counseling, LLC, Ridgefield, CT, has over 28 years of experience with adolescent and adult psychotherapy and counseling.  See registration link for more details. No charge. Co-sponsored by Weston Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Library. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

3D Printing One-on-One

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:45pm to 6:15pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

WLA/SCORE - Hands-On – Google Keyword Planning for SEO

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Understanding why you should develop a Keyword strategy first and how it relates to your website’s SEO, is critical to the success of being found on a Google search. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a strategy for your products and services by watching a live demonstration. Bring your laptop, tablet or iPhone and follow along on the web. In today’s digital marketing environment, there’s nothing more important than understanding how your customers will find you.

Speaker: Bob Zukowski has been involved in marketing and strategic planning for over 26 years. His career has spanned from large corporations to his own startups. Over the past 12 years Bob has been a hands-on entrepreneur involved with 3 startup companies all of which were driven by the various tactics available in digital marketing.

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

Finance and Marketing for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am

This is the final session of a three-part series aimed at the freelancers and entrepreneurs in the business community featuring independent personal finance expert Galia Gichon. This workshop is geared towards people with variable income, work for themselves or own their own businesses. This hands-on seminar is part lecture and part roll-up-your-sleeves practical application.  No matter what stage your business is at, you will leave with key concepts to combine the important targets of your financials with the quantitative foundation for a strategic marketing plan.  Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall Street and an MBA in Finance. She runs her own company, Down-to-Earth Finance. Galia is also the author of 'My Money Matters” featured on TODAY SHOW. See library’s registration link for more details. The program is part of Wilton Library’s Business Outreach initiative. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce, Wilton Library and Catamount Wealth Management. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Spring Benefit

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

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

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

Keep watch for more details for this very special event!  For questions or information call Robin Axness, Director of Development at 203-762-6323.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - 9/11 and America's World View - Matthew Warshauer

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In this final lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Professor Matthew Warshauer will summarize the series, focusing specifically on two themes: who are we now and who can we expect to be? In his lecture, Dr. Warshauer will reflect on America's response to the 9/11 attacks. He will also examine our memory of the tragedy as well as where the nation is today more than 15 years later.

Dr. Warshauer received his B.A. in history from Central Connecticut State University in 1990. He completed his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) in American Studies at Saint Louis University. He joined the faculty at CCSU in the fall of 1997 and has served as editor of Connecticut History from 2003 to 2011. In 2007, Dr.Warshauer won the Connecticut State University Trustees Research Award and in 2012 he was awarded the Kidger Award for Inspiring Scholarship and Teaching by the New England History Teachers Association. Dr. Warshauer's book publications include: Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law; Andrew Jackson in Context; Connecticut in the American Civil War; and Inside Connecticut and the Civil War: Essays on One State's Struggles. See registration link for more details.

Lecture Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Chris and Dan Delmar
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads the adult literature seminar: The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades on March 9, 16, 23 and April 6. The Troades (Trojan Women) in particular merits study today not only for its literary genius but also because of its relevance for the times. This course will take us through the chaos, cruelty and dissolution of Homer's world as well as the Stoic interpretation of Seneca's own. The destruction of Troy and its aftermath symbolizes every city, nation or individual that has suffered cruelty, violence,  conquest, exile or loss of self-identity.

Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the library’s registration link for more details. Poetry packet 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Wilton Library Readers : Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Mary Barton

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

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

Discussion Leader - Miwako Ogasawara

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Wilton Library Readers : The Underground Railroad

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

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

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

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

Discussion Leader - Michael Bellacosa

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Wilton Library Readers : Commonwealth

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

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

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

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

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

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