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Upcoming Events

Writers' Workshop

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Calling all writers! Join us for a three-part workshop where we will flex our writing muscles with fun exercises and the chance to share our work with the group. For ages 10-12. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, April 26, 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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This is a 9-week program.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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. 

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm

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.

Make Book Bird Houses - Postponed

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

- Postponed -

Join us for two creative evenings (4/19 & 4/26). We'll paint, decoupage and produce one-of-a-kind book bird houses using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a unique gift or keep for yourself.   $10 fee to offset costs, payable the first evening. For adults and students in grades 7+. Limited space. Registration required. We'll be in touch several days before to confirm your spot. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 27, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton: Over Here, Over There – The World War One Poets

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of several of the major ‘World War One Poets’. Poets to be studied will include Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves, among others. 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. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 27, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

WLA/SCORE - Personal Budgeting for Small Business Owners

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar  that will help you understand and balance your personal and business budgets. This workshop seeks to provide guidance on balancing the push and pull between personal and business expenses on a business owner’s budget.

Speaker: Jeffrey Costa, an Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer at First County Advisors, the Wealth Management Division of First County Bank.

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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, April 28, 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.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, April 28, 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, April 29, 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.

Personalize a Tumbler

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, April 29, 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.

Embroider or Monogram a Hostess Gift

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize 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 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Create Cards, Gift Tag, May Day Flowers & More

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 1, 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, May 1, 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 May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram a Tea Towel

Monday, May 1, 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 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Are You Prepared? How New Social Security Regulations Could Affect Your Retirement

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make in context of planning your retirement. This is a great opportunity to learn KEY CONCEPTS you need to know BEFORE applying for Social Security. Depending on your age, Social Security filing strategies may boost lifetime benefits and increase retirement income by tens of thousands. Key topics: changes in recent Social Security regulations, how benefits are calculated and how to increase them, getting all that’s coming to you, three-legged stool approach to retirement planning, and more. Please join hosts Michael Alimo and David Weyner as they help you navigate crucial retirement decisions. See library’s registration link for topic and speaker details. No charge. Registration recommended.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 2, 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. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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. 

Writers' Workshop

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Calling all writers! Join us for a three-part workshop where we will flex our writing muscles with fun exercises and the chance to share our work with the group. For ages 10-12. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Author Talk: Kate Moore - The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.  Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. These 'shining girls' are the luckiest alive ― until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the 'wonder' substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Kate Moore is a Sunday Times bestselling writer with more than a decade's experience in writing across varying genres, including memoir and biography and history. She was the director of the critically acclaimed play about The Radium Girls called 'These Shining Lives'. Kate lives in London.Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.

Monogrammed Baby Bibs

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a baby’s bib or burp cloth. $5 per bib, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 3, 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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This is a 9-week program.

Fairy Tales and Fables

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

The Gingerbread Man and Hansel & Gretel will be there. So will the Three Little Pigs. Won't you join us? Come hear their stories any Wednesday in May. Ages 5 and up.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 4, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton: Over Here, Over There – The World War One Poets

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of several of the major ‘World War One Poets’. Poets to be studied will include Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves, among others. 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. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 4, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Make Fun Buttons

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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. 

Experience 3D Printing

Thursday, May 4, 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.  Registration required; no charge.

Pre-K Zumba

Friday, May 5, 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, May 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

 All over America, kids and adults are celebrating Free Comic Book Day. A tradition that started in 2002, on the first Saturday in May, local comic book stores donate comics to libraries to give away. Cave Comics in Newtown Ct. has been a loyal sponsor of this program at the Wilton Library for over 10 years, donating a great variety of free comics for the children of Wilton. So come to the Wilton Library and pick up some comics. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, May 6, 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.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Monogrammed Baby Bibs

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a baby’s bib or burp cloth. $5 per bib, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Star Wars—501st Legion

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Force will be strong at Wilton Library when the famous 501st Legion represents a Galaxy far, far away! Come and see characters from George Lucas's Universe, interact with them and have your picture taken! If you are a Jedi-in-training this is a wonderful opportunity for you. Wear costume if you wish and pick up some free comic books while you are here! No registration required, for all ages.

(Not) Just For Kids Music Program: Winds, Soft & Sweet -- Woodwinds

Saturday, May 6, 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. The program ends with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Wilton Go Green Festival

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Come join your Wilton neighbors and other green-minded friends at the Wilton Go Green Festival on the Wilton Town Green. Free admission.  The festival includes fun and educational activities focusing on sustainable food, transportation, land and water use, building and energy savings and recycling. Hosted by Wilton Go Green, Inc. and Wilton Library. Please visit www.wiltongogreen.org for more information and a list of sponsors.

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.

Personalize a Set of Double Old-Fashioned Glasses

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique stencil to etch on a set of double old-fashioned glasses to give someone or use yourself! $10 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.Limited space. Registration required.  Drop-ins welcome if space available. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are 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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 8, 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, May 8, 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 May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 9, 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. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Paper Botanical Tulip with Laurie Davis

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Wilton's own Glitterfairy, Laurie Davis, as she graces us with her magical art and guides us in creating a paper botanical for Mother's Day.   Together we will learn how to make an everlasting tulip using crepe paper, a little glitter (of course) and moss all nestled in a terracotta pot.  Keep the flower for yourself or give it to your mother on her special day.

$30 per person. Advanced registration required. Limited space. Register Now!

STEM Sandbox

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:30pm

Children in grades K and up can drop in to play in the 'STEM sandbox'. Various Children's Library STEM stations will be available for kids to explore. Some stations will include Dash and Dot robots, Code-a-pillars, stop-motion animation apps, gears, and more. Each week will have different stations. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under the age of 12. Adult participation is encouraged. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Paper Botanical Tulip with Laurie Davis

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wilton's own Glitterfairy, Laurie Davis, as she graces us with her magical art and guides us in creating a paper botanical for Mother's Day.   Together we will learn how to make an everlasting tulip using crepe paper, a little glitter (of course) and moss all nestled in a terracotta pot.  Keep the flower for yourself or give it to your mother on her special day.

$30 per person. Advanced registration required. Limited space. Register Now!

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 10, 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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This is a 9-week program.

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.

Free Downloads – eBooks and Audiobooks

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates our free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks which are available 24/7. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Children ages 2 - 4 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! In May, the focus will be chickens.

Fairy Tales and Fables

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

The Gingerbread Man and Hansel & Gretel will be there. So will the Three Little Pigs. Won't you join us? Come hear their stories any Wednesday in May. Ages 5 and up.

Experience 3D Printing

Wednesday, May 10, 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.  Registration required; no charge.

WLA/SCORE—Business Law 101: Legal Issues of Social Media

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present the first of a three-part 'Business Law 101' series of workshops on various elements of business law including social media, managing business relationships, and intellectual property. Social media websites such as Facebook®, LinkedIn® and Twitter® are changing the ways we advertise and promote ourselves to others, and even the way we think about things. Our legal system has had trouble keeping up with the new technology.  As a result, there are many cutting-edge legal issues that attorneys, accountants and other professionals are only beginning to grapple with.

In this fast-paced, entertaining presentation, technology lawyer Cliff Ennico will walk you through the social media maze and help answer some of your questions about the rules that apply when you engage in social activities online. A former Wall Street lawyer and business development consultant, Ennico is the author of ten books on entrepreneurship and small business success.

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.

May 31: Managing Business Relationships; June 21: Intellectual Property. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 11, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 11, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, May 11, 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. 

Make a Mother's Day Present

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Come make a thoughtful gift to give to your Mom on Mother's Day! Show your Mom how much you love her and appreciate everything that she does for you. For grades K and up. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, 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 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Embroider or Monogram a Mother’s Day Gift

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Embroidery (Session 2)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

New Perspectives Film Series--Bright Lights

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricities, made all the poignant with their passing one day apart. Fisher and her mother, Reynolds, live in the same Beverly Hills compound. The 83-year old grand dame has a Las Vegas act, but performing is taking its toll. Carrie's response is both hilarious and heart-rending. Featuring vintage family films and extensive vérité footage that bring iconic old-World Hollywood to life. Directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens and screened at the Cannes, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals in 2015.  Suggested donation: $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film.   Registration highly recommended.

Make Fun Buttons

Sunday, May 14, 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

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 15, 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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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.

Ready Readers

Monday, May 15, 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 May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 16, 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. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, May 16, 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.

STEM Sandbox

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:30pm

Children in grades K and up can drop in to play in the 'STEM sandbox'. Various Children's Library STEM stations will be available for kids to explore. Some stations will include Dash and Dot robots, Code-a-pillars, stop-motion animation apps, gears, and more. Each week will have different stations. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under the age of 12. Adult participation is encouraged. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Experience 3D Printing

Tuesday, May 16, 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.  Registration required; no charge.

Create Graduation Cards, Gift Tags & More

Wednesday, May 17, 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, graduation, anniversary, thank you cards and more.  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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 17, 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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This is a 9-week program.

Fairy Tales and Fables

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

The Gingerbread Man and Hansel & Gretel will be there. So will the Three Little Pigs. Won't you join us? Come hear their stories any Wednesday in May. Ages 5 and up.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, 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 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk: Jane Wyker interviewed by Ira Joe Fisher - Soul Selfish

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Author Jane Wyker will be in conversation with poet Ira Joe Fisher as she discusses her memoir Soul Selfish. Jane shares the experience of her 46-year inner journey. Working in over a dozen different psychological, mind-body and spiritual disciplines, she had the courage and faith to follow the guidance of many teachers, and ultimately her own soul. Now 80, she models a life that is created from within, demonstrating that sustained happiness rests upon soul connection. A Cornell graduate and former elementary school teacher, Jane was a pioneer in parent education, opening her Parents School in the ‘70s, before 'parenting ' was a word. Ira Joe Fisher is a prolific writer and poet.  He has received two Emmy Awards for television writing, has written several poetry books, taught communications and broadcast history, lectures and teaches poetry and creative writing.  A Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 18, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 18, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.   For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Fairy Doll Workshop

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to a workshop on how to make enchanting Fairy Dolls. Staff member Lesley Keogh will use common craft items like wooden beads and pipe cleaners to show children how to create their own tiny Fairies. Registration required. Grades K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Medicare Boot Camp

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for a community conversation which will provide information for those who will be new to Medicare in the near future. Learn the ‘ins and outs’ of Medicare enrollment and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly. There will be a brief presentation by Nancy Lombard, Long-term Options Specialist and CHOICES counselor for the Southwest CT Agency on Aging and Lauren Hughes, Coordinator of Senior Services for the Wilton Department of Social Services. No charge. Registration recommended.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.   Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, May 20, 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.

Make BBQ Invites, Birthday Cards & More

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Create unique BBQ invites, birthday cards, gift tags and more using our die cutter, the Cricut. 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, May 20, 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.

World War I Memorabilia Digitization Day

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Please join us for our World War One ‘Digitization Day’ where you can have your family's memorabilia of the Great War scanned, photographed and digitized and added to the State Library's growing online World War Collection. Wilton Library is partnering with the State Library for this special program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into the War.  Do you have any letters from your great-uncle written from the trenches? Do you have a cherished photograph of your great-grandfather in his new uniform as a young man about to head off to Europe? Or a paystub from your great-grandmother from her job working in a factory on the homefront? Please bring them to the library on May 20 where digital archive experts from the State Library will scan and photograph your items, briefly interview you in order to catalog them, and later upload them into the State Library's growing online World War One collection. The whole process only takes about 15 minutes after which your items are returned to you. And while the archivists are doing their work, you can peruse books and other resources and maybe even do a few minutes of guided genealogy research on your ancestors from that period. You and your family can be a part of Connecticut history.

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.

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or  monogram a chef’s apron for the barbeque season. $7 fee payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 22, 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

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

Personalize Glass Votives

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique stencil to etch onto glass votives to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival. Registration required.  Drop-ins welcome if space available. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn, too.

Ready Readers

Monday, May 22, 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 May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Kathy Stark

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

May brings Kathy Stark to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. The artist is fascinated with repetitive patterns found in nature, music, and the thoughts and rhythms of her life. Her work is intuitive, a process both planned and spontaneous. Each new body of work is an outgrowth of previous work incorporating current ideas, thoughts, and experiences resulting in a series. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 23, 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. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

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.

STEM Sandbox

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

Children in grades K and up can drop in to play in the 'STEM sandbox'. Various Children's Library STEM stations will be available for kids to explore. Some stations will include Dash and Dot robots, Code-a-pillars, stop-motion animation apps, gears, and more. Each week will have different stations. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under the age of 12. Adult participation is encouraged. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Get Well, Stay Well: The Skinny on Skin Cancer

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Norwalk Hospital dermatologist Steven A. Kolenik III, MD gives a presentation on skin cancer prevention including risk factors, symptoms, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. He also explains the different types of skin cancer. Dr. Kolenik graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania and received a doctorate from Yale's School of Medicine where he also completed his post-graduate training in dermatology. He is board certified in dermatology and is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, the American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery, the Connecticut State Medical Society, and the Fairfield County Medical Association. Program moderated by Wilton Library Trustee Saras Nair, MD who was previously Chairman of the Pathology Department at Norwalk Hospital. No charge. Registration recommended.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 24, 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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This is a 9-week program.

Fairy Tales and Fables

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

The Gingerbread Man and Hansel & Gretel will be there. So will the Three Little Pigs. Won't you join us? Come hear their stories any Wednesday in May. Ages 5 and up.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 25, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 25, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Exploring Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wondering what all the buzz about virtual reality is? Join us for a beginner's workshop where you'll get your own VR cardboard headset for your smartphone and learn how to explore various apps. Must have an Android 4.1 or higher OR an IOS 8.0 or higher. Larger phones with 4-6” screens can be supported. For adults and teens in grades 8+.  Registration required. Cost $15 payable upon arrival.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, May 27, 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

Sunday, May 28, 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.

Ready Readers

Monday, May 29, 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 May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 30, 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. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

STEM Sandbox

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:30pm

Children in grades K and up can drop in to play in the 'STEM sandbox'. Various Children's Library STEM stations will be available for kids to explore. Some stations will include Dash and Dot robots, Code-a-pillars, stop-motion animation apps, gears, and more. Each week will have different stations. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under the age of 12. Adult participation is encouraged. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 31, 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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This is a 9-week program.

Fairy Tales and Fables

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

The Gingerbread Man and Hansel & Gretel will be there. So will the Three Little Pigs. Won't you join us? Come hear their stories any Wednesday in May. Ages 5 and up.

WLA/SCORE—Business Law 101: Managing Business Relationships

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present the second of a three-part 'Business Law 101' series of workshops on various elements of business law including social media, managing business relationships, and intellectual property. Business is all about relationships – with customers, employees, suppliers, partners and investors. This workshop offers practical guidelines for managing your business relationships to avoid common costly legal mistakes. Topics covered will include: Identifying the Risks in your Business Relationships; Practical Legal Rules to Control Liabilities; and, Using Contracts, Insurance and Advisors effectively.  

Speaker: Gary Hirsch is a business lawyer who advises private companies on issues from contracts, partnerships and IP, to venture funding, corporate governance and acquisitions.

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.

June 21: Intellectual Property. 

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, June 1, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, June 1, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

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.

Ready Readers

Monday, June 5, 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 May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, June 8, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, June 8, 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 – 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 March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

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.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Children ages 2 - 4 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! In June, the focus will be chickens.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program: aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6337. 

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