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Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

Tales to Tails

Saturday, December 14, 11:00am - 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. Register online or call (203) 762-6336

December Paper Chains

Saturday, December 14, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Sunday, December 15, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Sunday, December 15, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Make Fun Button Ornaments!

Sunday, December 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Swing by the Innovation Station between 2-4 p.m. and make one or more button ornaments. A variety of holiday and seasonal designs are available. $1 per ornament.  

For 7th graders - ADULTS and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.

Holiday Book Sale

Monday, December 16, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, December 16, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each session. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 16, 1:00pm - 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.

December Paper Chains

Monday, December 16, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Tuesday, December 17, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Tuesday, December 17, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Dreidel Days

Tuesday, December 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The menorah might be the best known symbol of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, but the dreidel is the most fun! Temple B'nai Chaim's Rabbi Rachel Bearman and Director of Lifelong Learning Karin Beitel invite the community to join them on December 17th from 4-6pm in the Brubeck Room for Dreidel Days, an interactive Hanukkah program where people of all ages will learn, play, and celebrate the Hanukkah season.Dreidel Days is an educational and community-oriented program. People of all faith backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to come play dreidel and learn about Hanukkah!  Drop-in; no registration. Suggested for Grades K through adults.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, December 17, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Holiday Book Sale

Wednesday, December 18, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Wednesday, December 18, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 19, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Thursday, December 19, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 20, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Friday, December 20, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 21, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Saturday, December 21, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, December 21, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should bring a few copies of their poem so that the group can, if needed, mark it up while discussing it; those copies will be returned to the poet. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees.  No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Holiday Book Sale

Sunday, December 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Sunday, December 22, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Monday, December 23, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Monday, December 23, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, December 23, 1:00pm - 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.

For this drive, donors will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt!

Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation.

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 26, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Thursday, December 26, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 27, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Friday, December 27, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Saturday, December 28, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Holiday Book Sale

Sunday, December 29, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Holiday Book Sale – December 5 through December 29, 2019

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

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

December Paper Chains

Sunday, December 29, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Electronic Embroidering

Sunday, December 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

December Paper Chains

Monday, December 30, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For the Month of December kids from Pre-K to Grades 5 can come to the Wilton Library and make a colorful paper chain. There will be colored paper strips and trimming available for Hanukkah, Christmas, Rainbow, Kwanzaa and Yule. The chains will be hung around the Children's Library to brighten up the Month of December. No registration required.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Sunday, January 5, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, January 6, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. $1 fee for the DVD-R. Please realize this is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Unfortunately, our equipment can not accommodate 8mm tapes.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, January 6, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 6, 1:00pm - 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.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, January 7, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Electronic Embroidery

Wednesday, January 8, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Wilton Library Readers: The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

Wednesday, January 8, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Register online or call 203-762-6334.  www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk: Daniel Levitin - Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives

Wednesday, January 8, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Author of the bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age, why we should think about health span, not life span, and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, what you can do to make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today no matter how old you are now.

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. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

See registration link for more details.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, January 9, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

For 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop and a thumb drive to save your photos on.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Snowstorm in a Jar

Thursday, January 9, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Join us this winter season at the Wilton Library to learn how to make your very own snowstorm in a jar! We will listen to Snowflake Bentley, a book about the scientist who discovered snowflakes' unique formations and photographed over thousands of snowflakes in his lifetime. We will then create our very own snowstorm jars that can be re-created at home. Kids in Grade K-2 are welcome to attend. Registration required. Inquiries call (203) 762-6336.

Is the ACT or SAT Best for Me?

Thursday, January 9, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Starting to think about college entrance exams, but not sure whether to take the SAT or ACT? Join Priyanka Shingala at Wilton Library and learn about the purpose and the differences between the two. Topics explored: how much weight they carry in your application; the breakdown of each exam; what’s considered a good score; which one is best for you; taking the optional essays; which universities don’t require exam scores and more. 

Priyanka has been helping students for almost a decade -- first as a Master-level tutor and SAT instructor for the Princeton Review and now as a college counselor and instructor for her own business, Let’s Talk College, LLC. For high school students, but parents are welcome too. Registration required. Limited space.  SNOW DATE: 1/14

Bouncing Babies

Friday, January 10, 11:00am - 11:45am

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months and pre-walking babies with their caregivers. We will start off with some time to play and socialize. Then we will share stories, songs and rhymes geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. No Registration, no program fee. For more information, call: (203)762-6336.

Winter Interlude Art Exhibition/Reception

Friday, January 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Nine area artists will be showcased in Wilton Library’s first art exhibition of the new year, “Winter Interlude.” Wilton artists are Dawn Dahl, Gini Fischer, Dorothy Hyde, Trish Nelson, Rama Ramaswami, and Robert Tortorella; Frank Bordonaro, Norwalk; Bobbi Eike Mullen, Weston/Georgetown; and Dick Rauh, Westport (formerly Wilton). Their works represent a wide variety of styles, media and subject matter choices.   Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through January 30, 2020.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor:  The Wilton Bulletin.

Electronic Embroidering

Saturday, January 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, January 11, 11:00am - 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. Register online or call (203) 762-6336

Hot & Cool Jazz: Brubecks Play Brubeck

Saturday, January 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Please join us on Saturday night January 11 for our next Hot & Cool jazz concert as we kick off Dave Brubeck's centennial year with "The Brubecks Play Brubeck" when Darius, Chris and Dan Brubeck will be joined by Special Guest Dave O’Higgins. The group has generously offered to play two sets: at 6pm and at 8pm. Due to anticipated demand, please register for only one set.

Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.

See registration link for more details.

Hot & Cool Jazz: Brubecks Play Brubeck

Saturday, January 11, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Please join us on Saturday night January 11 for our next Hot & Cool jazz concert as we kick off Dave Brubeck's centennial year with "The Brubecks Play Brubeck" when Darius, Chris and Dan Brubeck will be joined by Special Guest Dave O’Higgins. The group has generously offered to play two sets: at 6pm and at 8pm. Due to anticipated demand, please register for only one set.

Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.

See registration link for more details.

Mindfulness for Teens

Sunday, January 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Growing up today is not easy: social media, peer competition and society expectations can overwhelm and create stress, resulting in sleep problems, anxiety, depression and other issues. Mindfulness can help. With practice, it helps with clarity and focus in life, while allowing you to experience more peace, calm and acceptance towards yourself, others and life in general. This is a great way to get the new year off to a good start! For teens in grades 7-12. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Electronic Embroidering

Monday, January 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, January 13, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out.

No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, January 13, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

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

Paint It Up

Monday, January 13, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! $5 non-refundable materials fee payable in advance. Your spot is not guaranteed until we receive payment. For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 14, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group

Tuesday, January 14, 6:00pm - 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. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, January 14, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Wilton Youth Council - Vaping: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, January 15, 10:00am - 11:30am

Please join us for this interactive session when Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC, will discuss the short-term and long-term  effects of vaping, nicotine, and marijuana use. In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • Vital information about vaping/JUULing, including what the most popular devices look like and how they are used
  • The connection between addiction and underlying mental health issues such as anxiety
  • Current research on the risks of vaping, including its potential to serve as a gateway to alcohol, opioid or THC abuse
  • How to talk with your teens and intervene, if necessary
Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, and Newport Academy. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Liz Jorgensen has 30 year’s experience with adolescent and adult psychotherapy and counseling.  She is a nationally recognized expert in counseling, particularly in engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She was the coordinator of Adolescent Substance Abuse Services at Danbury Hospital and created and ran a dual diagnosis partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services in her 18 years there. Since 2000 Liz has been the owner and director of Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT where she collaborates with seven dedicated colleagues to run a full spectrum of outpatient counseling programs, including intensive outpatient services for adolescents and young adults. Liz is also a consultant to Newport Academy, an adolescent treatment system with residential centers in CT and CA and outpatient centers in CA and CT.

See registration link for more details.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 15, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 15, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, January 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 16, 10:15am - 10:45am

Welcome to the new updated Mother Goose on the Loose! Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used in the updated Winter Session of Mother Goose on the Loose. No fee. Call for details.

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  December 23 thru January 13. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 16, 11:00am - 11:30am

Welcome to the new updated Mother Goose on the Loose! Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used in the updated Winter Session of Mother Goose on the Loose. No fee. Call for details.

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 December 23 thru January 13. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Cozy Sweater Mittens

Thursday, January 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Let’s upcycle! Instead of tossing out old wool sweaters, learn how to transform them into warm, cozy mittens. Bring a good pair of scissors and we’ll supply the rest of the goods.  

Registration required.  $5 materials fee payable in advance. Space is limited.  For ages 18+.Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, January 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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

For 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop and a thumb drive to save your photos on.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America - Darius Brubeck

Thursday, January 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Dave Brubeck: Twentieth Century American – Darius Brubeck

In the 13th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of “Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America”. With 2020 being Dave Brubeck’s centennial year, his son Darius will kick off our lecture series with an overview of the panorama of Dave’s life in music over several decades.

See registration link for more details.

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, January 17, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!Registration required. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - ADULTS and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.This is session can accommodate up to two people, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, January 18, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should bring a few copies of their poem so that the group can, if needed, mark it up while discussing it; those copies will be returned to the poet. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees.

No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Electronic Embroidering

Sunday, January 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 21, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Stay at Home in Wilton: Get to Know Your Library

Tuesday, January 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us for an informative session on the variety of resources offered at Wilton Library. After a brief overview presentation, you'll be given a choice: take a walking tour of the library highlighting various resources of interest; or, bring your smart phone or tablet to a tech training session where you can learn about how to use your devices to access e-books, music, movies and more.

Sponsored by Wilton Library and Stay at Home in Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, January 21, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

The Treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne - Case Studies of Diplomatic Nonsense

Tuesday, January 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please join us for the next and last historical lecture in our series about World War One and its aftermath presented by Wilton resident Jean-Pierre Lavielle: The Treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne - Case Studies of Diplomatic Nonsense.

Register online or call 203-762-6334.

See registration link for more details.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 22, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 22, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Snowman Book Art Workshop

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a fun evening workshop and recycle old books into an adorable snowman that's sure to put a smile on everyone's faces. Approximately 1&1/2 - 2' tall. Registration required and an $8 non-refundable materials fee required in advance. For ages 18+. 

Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Electronic Embroidering

Thursday, January 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 23, 10:15am - 10:45am

Welcome to the new updated Mother Goose on the Loose! Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used in the updated Winter Session of Mother Goose on the Loose. No fee. Call for details.

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  December 23 thru January 13. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 23, 11:00am - 11:30am

Welcome to the new updated Mother Goose on the Loose! Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used in the updated Winter Session of Mother Goose on the Loose. No fee. Call for details.

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 December 23 thru January 13. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Experience the Zentangle Art Method

Thursday, January 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

SCORE - Buying a Winning Franchise

Thursday, January 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please join us as SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show you how to buy a winning franchise.

Reserve early - there is no charge. Registration required. Please click here to register. Visit www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at 203-831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. SCORE is a non-profit organization that helps individuals start a new business or grow their existing business. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, January 24, 10:00am - 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, bring them in and learn how to convert those VHS tapes to DVDs.

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. $1 fee for the DVD-R. Please realize this is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Unfortunately, our equipment can not accommodate 8mm tapes.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Bouncing Babies

Friday, January 24, 11:00am - 11:45am

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months and pre-walking babies with their caregivers. We will start off with some time to play and socialize. Then we will share stories, songs and rhymes geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. No Registration, no program fee. For more information, call: (203)762-6336.

Why Children Love the Wilton Library

Saturday, January 25, 10:00am - 4:30pm

In honor of the Wilton Library's 125th Anniversary, children can participate in a very special event. Children will come to the Children's Library and write up a small composition on why they love the Wilton Library.  Materials will be provided and assistance and suggestions given. If smaller children and their parents wish to participate, parents can do the writing for the child. The contributions will be collected and bound into a special book which will become part of the Wilton Children's Library Forever Collection. Drop in, no registration required. Inquiries (203)762-6336.

Electronic Embroidering

Saturday, January 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Make Fun Buttons!

Sunday, January 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!Registration required. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - ADULTS and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.This is session can accommodate up to two people, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America - Dr. Gil Harel

Sunday, January 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Jazz, Civil Rights, and Social Justice – Dr. Gil Harel, Naugatuck Valley Community College

In the 13th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of “Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America”. During this program, Dr. Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) will discuss the ways in which jazz as a medium was intertwined with the civil rights movement and the unrelenting drive towards social justice.

See registration link for more details.

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: What They Are, What They Aren’t, and What We Can Do About Them

Monday, January 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Starting with its very name, understanding Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities can be a confusing task. Although the features of NVLD— and many of the treatment suggestions— overlap with other social and learning difficulties, the similarities and differences between NVLD and Asperger’s and LD matter. It is important to be able to accurately describe our kids with NVLD to school administrators, teachers, coaches and activity directors. In addition, helping kids with NVLD understand their own constellation of strengths and challenges is a crucial step in developing self-advocacy, independence and resilience.

In this interactive presentation, school psychologist Dave Sylvestro will compare and contrast NVLD, Asperger’s and LD and will discuss how to help kids with NVLD develop and practice key social skills and anticipate emotional pitfalls often associated with NVLD.

Co-sponsored by SPED*NET Wilton and Wilton Library. Registration is strongly suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

In his work at the Eagle Hill Schools for over 40 years, Dave has provided individual and group counseling for students, parent support groups, Dads-Only support groups, in-service staff training and professional development, and has presented at numerous LD conferences both nationally and internationally. He currently is the school psychologist at The Southport School, in Southport, CT.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, January 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, January 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. $1 fee for the DVD-R. Please realize this is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Unfortunately, our equipment can not accommodate 8mm tapes.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, January 27, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 27, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out.

No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, January 27, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 28, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Tuesday, January 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Michael Hess leads a discussion of Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Have you ever wondered where the concept of “paradigm shift” came from? Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is the book that coined the phrase. Based on years of research on how scientific progress actually takes place, Kuhn’s controversial book became a landmark event in the history, philosophy, and sociology of scientific knowledge. It challenged the prevailing view of scientific progress as the accumulation of accepted facts and theories. He argued that periods of continuity in “normal science” were interrupted by periods of “revolutionary science” in which anomalies are discovered that cannot be explained by the existing paradigm. Hence the shift to a new paradigm which then asks new questions of old data, changes the rules of the game, and suggests directions for new research. Scientific American said the book “may be the most influential treatise ever written on how science does (or does not) proceed.”

Let's Build a Fort!

Tuesday, January 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Come join us at the Wilton Library this winter season and listen to a read aloud book, followed by a STEM building activity. just like on Innovation Day, children will work together in a group to build and engineer a large fort, as well as construct smaller ones to see the difference in materials and construction.  For Children in grades 3-5. Registration required.  Inquiries call (203)762-6336.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, January 28, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 29, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 29, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, January 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 30, 10:15am - 10:45am

Welcome to the new updated Mother Goose on the Loose! Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used in the updated Winter Session of Mother Goose on the Loose. No fee. Call for details.

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  December 23 thru January 13. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 30, 11:00am - 11:30am

Welcome to the new updated Mother Goose on the Loose! Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used in the updated Winter Session of Mother Goose on the Loose. No fee. Call for details.

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 December 23 thru January 13. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, January 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Electronic Embroidering

Thursday, January 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, January 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

For 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop and a thumb drive to save your photos on.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, January 31, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders to ADULT and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, February 3, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 3, 1:00pm - 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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 5, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 5, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, February 7, 11:00am - 11:45am

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months and pre-walking babies with their caregivers. We will start off with some time to play and socialize. Then we will share stories, songs and rhymes geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. No Registration, no program fee. For more information, call: (203)762-6336.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America - Chris Coulter

Sunday, February 9, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Seriously Satchmo: The Importance of Louis Armstrong, The Early Years – Chris Coulter

In the 13th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of “Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America”. In this lecture, Chris Coulter will explore Louis Armstrong’s early life and his important early recordings that laid the groundwork for his most remarkable career as one of our country’s most influential musicians.

See registration link for more details.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, February 10, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 10, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out.

No registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 11, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group

Tuesday, February 11, 6:00pm - 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. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 12, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 12, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Wilton Library Readers: Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson

Wednesday, February 12, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Register online or call 203-762-6334.  www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 18, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 19, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 19, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, February 21, 11:00am - 11:45am

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months and pre-walking babies with their caregivers. We will start off with some time to play and socialize. Then we will share stories, songs and rhymes geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. No Registration, no program fee. For more information, call: (203)762-6336.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, February 24, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out.

No registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 25, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Senior Center Book Discussion: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Tuesday, February 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Carol Kaelin leads a discussion of Jon Meacham's American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Following our last three great discussions of Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson we now move on to Andrew Jackson. Award-winning writer Jon Meacham’s definitive biography of the seventh American president won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. Upon his ascent to the presidency, “Old Hickory” championed the rights of the common man against the corrupt elites. If you think today’s politics are dramatic, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Walter Isaacson said it is “a book that explains our nation's most enigmatic hero, a man who was revered and reviled and little understood…It's a vivid, fascinating human drama, and Meacham shows how the personal was interwoven with the political. Jackson presided over the birth of modern politics, and this book's brew of patriotism and religion and populism tastes very familiar. In helping us understand Jackson, Meacham helps us understand America.”

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 26, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 26, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, March 2, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 2, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out.

No registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 3, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 4, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 4, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America - Reggie Quinerly

Sunday, March 8, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The Harlem Renaissance: Connections and Creativity – Reggie Quinerly

In the 13th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of “Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America”. In this lecture, Reggie Quinerly will address the factors, influences and artistic offerings associated with the unique period in America’s history that was the Harlem Renaissance.

See registration link for more details.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, March 9, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 9, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out.

No registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 10, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group

Tuesday, March 10, 6:00pm - 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. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 11, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 11, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Wilton Library Readers: Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi AND Breaking Kola, by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Wednesday, March 11, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses two books this month: Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi and Breaking Kola, by Catherine Onyemelukwe. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Register online or call 203-762-6334.  www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, March 13, 11:00am - 11:45am

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months and pre-walking babies with their caregivers. We will start off with some time to play and socialize. Then we will share stories, songs and rhymes geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. No Registration, no program fee. For more information, call: (203)762-6336.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, March 16, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out.

No registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 17, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime geared especially for two and three year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. 

No registration, no program fee. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 18, 10:15am - 10:45am

Join us for a storytime especially geared for active 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and some instruments and scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration, no program charge. Call for details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 18, 11:00am - 11:30pm

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring Dad too! Caregivers must be present.

No registration required.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, March 23, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Senior Center Book Discussion: Where the Crawdads Sing

Tuesday, March 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of Delia Owens's Where the Crawdads Sing.

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

This blockbuster debut novel by wildlife scientist Delia Owens landed on The New York Times Best Seller list just a few weeks after its publication in August 2018, reaching Number One by January 2019 and then spending over 20 weeks in the top spot during 2019. Its two plots are an intertwining of a coming-of-age story and a murder mystery in the context of naturalist writing centered on the marshes and swamps of North Carolina. Chris Schluep wrote in Amazon Book Review: “This novel has a mystery at its core, but it can be read on a variety of levels. There is great nature writing; there is coming of age; and there is literature. Crawdads is a story lovingly told…You’ll want to relax and take your time as well, and when you’re done you will want to talk about it with another reader.”

Bouncing Babies

Friday, March 27, 11:00am - 11:45am

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months and pre-walking babies with their caregivers. We will start off with some time to play and socialize. Then we will share stories, songs and rhymes geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. No Registration, no program fee. For more information, call: (203)762-6336.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, March 30, 11:15am - 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray of Jay and Ray way of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but socially and behaviorally as well! We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will! We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars,to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.

Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required for each individual session date. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Call for details (203)762-6336

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 30, 1:00pm - 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.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America - Brenda Earle Stokes

Sunday, April 5, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Women in Jazz: Past, Present, Future – Brenda Earle Stokes

In the 13th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of “Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America”.  Vocalist, pianist and composer Brenda Earle Stokes shares the rich history of women in jazz, focusing on the many contributions of the often-overlooked female instrumentalists and composers.

See registration link for more details.

Wilton Library Readers: The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett

Wednesday, April 8, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Register online or call 203-762-6334.  www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Old New York: Four Novellas

Tuesday, April 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Miwako Ogasawara leads a discussion of Edith Wharton's Old New York: Four Novellas.

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Edith Wharton followed up her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Age of Innocence with Old New York: a set of four novellas set in that novel’s same time and place. Indeed, some of the characters from the earlier novel overlap in these stories. Each novella corresponds to a decade with the set spanning the 1840s through the 1870s. In contrast to the full-blown novel, these are more like character studies in which the characters and their relationships to each other and to society at large are brought under the scrutiny of Wharton’s acute social-critical sense. One of the novellas, “The Old Maid,” was adapted as a 1939 film starring Betty Davis. Gore Vidal has said that “there are only three or four American novelists who can be thought of as ‘major’ -- and Edith Wharton is one.”

Wilton Library Readers: Sula, by Toni Morrison

Wednesday, May 13, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Sula, by Toni Morrison this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Register online or call 203-762-6334.  www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Five Days in London: May 1940

Tuesday, May 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Michael Bellacosa leads a discussion of John Lukacs's Five Days in London: May 1940.

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

The five days in 1940 from May 24 through May 28 in London were among the most consequential in world history. Just two weeks after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister, and with the British Army bottled up backs against the English Channel at Dunkirk, the fate of Western Civilization hung in the balance. Historian John Lukacs takes us through a fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of the struggle inside Britain’s War Cabinet between Winston Churchill and Lord Halifax: Churchill advocating standing alone against Hitler even unto death; and Halifax arguing for a negotiated settlement with the Nazi dictator. Even though we know the outcome, the book reads like a tense political thriller. The Boston Globe said that it “is a relatively compact book, but it has the power and sweep of Shakespeare's chronicle plays….One of Lukacs' impressive strengths is a gripping narrative drive. He is lucid and splendidly readable, and furthermore, commands a host of dramatic characters.”

Wilton Library Readers: Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout

Wednesday, June 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Register online or call 203-762-6334.  www.wiltonlibrary.org.

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