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Wilton Library will be closing at 2PM on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, Nov 21) and will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

Lottery closed and filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

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

Lottery closed and filled.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a 2-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitter Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross Babysitting certificate.

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Around the World

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and learn about different cultures around the world through stories, crafts and food. For children in grades 3 to 5. In the last of this 3-month program, we will find out about Colonial and Native American food and folklore.  A Colonial craft will also be offered. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Panel Discussion and Author Talk

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, this informational panel discussion includes a special guest, author Mary Hogan who will talk about her new novel, Left, which she describes as a kind of memoir/novel hybrid inspired in part by her own love story with her husband and the emergence of his dementia at a relatively early age. Mary will kick off the program by talking about her book and experience. Then the panel will discuss topics such as: the medical implications of Alzheimer’s, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. A Q&A session will follow.   

Moderator: Shanon Jordan, Southwestern Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter.   
Panelists: Alan Radin, MD—Internist; Geriatrician Danielle Ramos—Director of Community Relations, National Healthcare; Robin Roscillo—Elder Support Services; Lynda Lee Arnold—Attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC.  Mary Hogan is the bestselling author of Two Sisters and the historical novel The Woman in the Photo. Her previous novels include the young adult titles: The Serious Kiss, Perfect Girl and Pretty Face. Mary lives in New York City with her husband, Bob, and their Catahoula Leopard rescue dog, Lucy.   

No charge. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Pumpkin Book Centerpiece

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Looking for a unique Thanksgiving centerpiece? Join us to transform an old book into a magnificent pumpkin! $5 materials fee, payable upon arrival. For ages 18+. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a 2-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitter Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross Babysitting certificate.

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Artists of Firing Circuits Studios Art Exhibition/Reception at Wilton Library

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

More than twenty artists from Firing Circuits Studios in Norwalk will be exhibiting at Wilton Library for the library’s November/December exhibition. The works featured represent a wide variety of media including oils, watercolors, photography, mixed media and sculptures; the subject matter choices also are diverse.  Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through December 26.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor:  The Wilton Bulletin.

Scouting for Tech Help

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need tech help?  Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here!  Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any size. No appointments necessary—just drop in.  If you’re looking for assistance with your email or the library’s databases, please bring your library card and passwords. For information, call 203-762-6350.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

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

Tales to Tails

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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

The Science of Sound

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This is a hands-on STEAM-oriented workshop for kids ages 5 and up. Participants will explore the basic principles of sound. This knowledge will then be applied to understanding how string instruments work by handling and exploring a real violin, viola, and cello - all in a fun, interactive environment. Experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive instructors will lead the group and answer questions. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   Meet the instructor: Seray Goktekin's musical career spans twenty years with formal education in classical violin performance, music theory, and aural studies from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). See registration link for details. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Perspectives Film Series – Poliwood

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Oscar winning director Barry Levinson documents the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions and looks at the way Hollywood celebrity and political activism have become entwined.  Actors Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon and Sting among others are a part of the Creative Coalition, a non-partisan group of actors and artists that promote the importance of the arts in education as they reached across party lines to make their case at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.  Suggested donation: $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film.   Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Experience 3D Printing

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

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required.

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

Thanksgiving Crafts

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come make some Thanksgiving crafts! Create a turkey centerpiece, decorated napkins and placemats for your Thanksgiving table. No registration required. All ages.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Thanksgiving Story Time

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Join us for Thanksgiving fun! Children ages 3 - 5 are invited to drop by and hear stories, watch a short film and participate in activities and crafts. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must remain in the program.

Day after Thanksgiving Movies - The Incredibles

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:15am to 12:15pm

Enjoy a free movie on the day after Thanksgiving! We will be showing the Pixar hit The Incredibles. Rated PG, 115 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must remain with children under 8, and stay in the building for children under 12. 

Day after Thanksgiving Movies - The Incredibles 2

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Enjoy a free movie on the day after Thanksgiving! We will be showing the Pixar hit The Incredibles 2. Rated PG, 111 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must remain with children under 8, and stay in the building for children under 12. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

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

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

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

Learn to Etch!

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Capucine Gros

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

November brings Capucine Gros to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Capucine’s work is greatly influenced by her experiences traveling around the country, hiking, and camping through several national parks. These experiences had an enormous impact on her as she was struck by the parks’ extraordinary role in sharing and caring for our country’s natural treasures. The Weir Farm residency program is a unique opportunity for her to serve this role through the platform of art, another tool for the preservation of otherwise vulnerable or ephemeral things. Her recent projects investigated geography, populations and the ownership of land and inevitably pointed her towards opportunities to make work while immersed in nature.  See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Quiet American

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

Ray Rauth will lead a discussion of The Quiet American by Graham Greene, perhaps Greene’s most controversial novel combining a love triangle/murder mystery with a secret agent thriller as the substrate for a political commentary.  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.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Library's holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found - featuring a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks suitable for gift-giving to all ages. This year, 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 November 29 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2019. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

WLA/SCORE: 5 Secret Strategies to Generating More Profits, Working Fewer Hours

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show small business owners how to improve their productivity and make more money in less time. This workshop is designed to show small business owners 5 strategies to increase profits and cash-flow, reduce stress and have more time to spend with loved ones. Topics include: 7 time-wasters that sap time, energy and profits, and how to eliminate them;  how to create a bigger impact that leads to more clients; top 3 ways money is leaking from your business and what to do to fix it; how to work less without sacrificing your profits; plus the #1 secret to knowing what to do in your business every single day so that you work less while making more.

Speaker Bernie Kettle is a business consultant and business growth coach with 30+ years of experience from working with Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs. His leadership training includes participating in the Mankind Project, Landmark Forum and Journey Practitioner Program. Bernie was a certified coach with Conscious Company Media, which provides leadership advice to senior executives.

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

Learn to Etch!

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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

English Paper and Appliqué

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join Carolina Asmussen, a professional quilter, for an introductory workshop on English Paper Piecing (EPP), a popular British method of attaching and stabilizing pieces of fabric together.   Carolina is an architect who discovered the quilting world years ago and now designs her own patterns and quilts which have been featured at the International Quilt Festival, the American Quilters Society and other quilt festivals. A $10 material fee is required in advance to hold your spot. Please bring a pair of small scissors and if available, a cutting mat. For adults, ages 18+. Limited to 8 participants. Registration required. To register, call 203-762-6342; there is no online registration.

Artists of Firing Circuits Studios Art Exhibition at Wilton Library

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 8:00pm

Twenty artists from Firing Circuits Studios in Norwalk are exhibiting at Wilton Library for the library’s November/December exhibition. The works featured represent a wide variety of media including oils, watercolors, photography, mixed media and sculptures; the subject matter choices also are diverse.  Exhibition runs through December 26.  Most of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor:  The Wilton Bulletin.

Scouting for Tech Help

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need tech help?  Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here!  Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any size. No appointments necessary—just drop in.  If you’re looking for assistance with your email or the library’s databases, please bring your library card and passwords. For information, call 203-762-6350.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra—(Not) Just for Kids: Joyful Noise! – Horns

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Series schedule: Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Horns; Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Soloists and Concert Preview; Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Percussion and Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Woodwinds. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

How Sweet It Is in Wilton – Gingerbread House Contest

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce invite families, groups and individuals to submit gingerbread or other edible models of Wilton houses or buildings to be put on display in the library.

Drop off dates and times for the creations are Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Entries will be judged in two age groups by prominent community members. The groups are 12 and under; and ages 13 to adult. Winners will be judged in three categories – best historical Wilton house, best creative Wilton building, and best whimsical design. From Dec. 4 through Dec. 18, visitors to the library also can vote for their favorite models. Winners will be announced December 19 at 4 p.m.  Winning submissions including the Community Favorite will be awarded Wilton Chamber gift certificates.  Entries will remain on display through Jan. 2, 2019. The Gingerbread House Contest is sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

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Computer Buying for the Holidays

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Looking to treat yourself or someone else to a new computer for the holidays, but just not sure what you need or where to begin? Swing by the Innovation Station between 1-3 p.m. for some ideas from Jake, our tech intern. Consultations are in 15-minute increments, first-come, first served.

Author Talk: Susan Orlean - The Library Book

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Susan Orlean, hailed as a ‘national treasure’ by The Washington Post, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution – libraries – when she visits Wilton Library to discuss her latest nonfiction, The Library Book. Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries, Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling story about the devastating fire that took place on April 29, 1986 at the Los Angeles Public Library. With her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, she investigates the legendary Los Angeles Public Library fire to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives. Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York. See the library’s registration link for more details. 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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room -- The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrating TimeLine

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Musicians Chris and Dan Brubeck, sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, head a versatile band with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb. They will be performing music from their latest recording TimeLine which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's historic State Department tour of the Middle East. TimeLine has earned excellent reviews and was a favorite on the jazz radio charts for four months. In addition, they'll share behind-the-scenes stories about the music and the history of the music's creation. See library's registration link for more details. Reception following the concert.  Suggested donation: $10.  Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 4:50pm to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 4:50pm if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  

How Sweet It Is in Wilton – Gingerbread House Contest

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce invite families, groups and individuals to submit gingerbread or other edible models of Wilton houses or buildings to be put on display in the library.

Drop off dates and times for the creations are Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Entries will be judged in two age groups by prominent community members. The groups are 12 and under; and ages 13 to adult. Winners will be judged in three categories – best historical Wilton house, best creative Wilton building, and best whimsical design. From Dec. 4 through Dec. 18, visitors to the library also can vote for their favorite models. Winners will be announced December 19 at 4 p.m.  Winning submissions including the Community Favorite will be awarded Wilton Chamber gift certificates.  Entries will remain on display through Jan. 2, 2019. The Gingerbread House Contest is sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

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Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+. For 7th graders to ADULTS 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 required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Getting Through the Holidays After a Loss

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

If you are seeking practical tips and coping strategies for how to make it thought the holiday season after a loss, you are invited to attend a workshop for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958  ext. 316.

Too Stressed to Learn: Top 10 Practical Strategies for Getting Worry & Anxiety Out of the Way in the Classroom, During Homework, and Beyond

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Are anxiety and worry getting in the way of your child’s learning? Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, parent consultant/coach, and ADHD coach, will present an overview of the neurobiological mechanisms of anxiety and worry; a model for understanding how these mechanisms impact the brain’s availability for both learning and interpersonal connections; and, a set of practical skills for managing worry that fosters self-regulation, an increased capacity for learning, and improved interpersonal relationships. Dr. Bauerfeld’s passionate about teaching skills that lead to positive, connected relationships, especially skills of self-regulation, anxiety management, and effective communication. Combining the experiences and challenges she encountered while raising her own three boys with her experience in psychotherapy, neuropsychology, cognitive remediation, and ADHD coaching, she works to help parents strengthen their most powerful tool – a supportive, connective relationship with their children.   No charge for the program. Registration recommended. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED-NET. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Kiddie Crafts

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 - 4 are invited to this crafty story time. Each week there will be a book shared and some crafts for the kids to make and take home. Be prepared to get messy! Registration required, space is limited. Register for each session separately.

Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding (Session 4)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! Kids, parents, grandparents, friends or anyone with a 'How'd they do that?' curiosity is encouraged to take part. Once again, Wilton Library is joining Code.org to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

One-hour introductory 'lessons' in coding will be given throughout the afternoon and evening for adults and children ages 6+ at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction will be given at the start of each session and then attendees can participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 3 - 9, 2018 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Registration is required and space is limited. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding (Session 4)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! Kids, parents, grandparents, friends or anyone with a 'How'd they do that?' curiosity is encouraged to take part. Once again, Wilton Library is joining Code.org to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

One-hour introductory 'lessons' in coding will be given throughout the afternoon and evening for adults and children ages 6+ at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction will be given at the start of each session and then attendees can participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 3 - 9, 2018 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Registration is required and space is limited. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding (Session 4)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! Kids, parents, grandparents, friends or anyone with a 'How'd they do that?' curiosity is encouraged to take part. Once again, Wilton Library is joining Code.org to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

One-hour introductory 'lessons' in coding will be given throughout the afternoon and evening for adults and children ages 6+ at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction will be given at the start of each session and then attendees can participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 3 - 9, 2018 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Registration is required and space is limited. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding (Session 4)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! Kids, parents, grandparents, friends or anyone with a 'How'd they do that?' curiosity is encouraged to take part. Once again, Wilton Library is joining Code.org to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

One-hour introductory 'lessons' in coding will be given throughout the afternoon and evening for adults and children ages 6+ at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction will be given at the start of each session and then attendees can participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 3 - 9, 2018 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Registration is required and space is limited. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

WLA/SCORE: Facebook Ad Campaign Case Study: How To Create Profitable Facebook Ad Campaigns

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show small business owners how to maximize leads on Facebook. Using a case study, participants will learn about the importance of profile targeting, types of Facebook ads, creating memorable copy and images, creating landing pages that convert to sales and best markets for Facebook ads. 

Speaker Ed Winslow has been a career entrepreneur for 30 years. He formed Niche Quest Media in 2006, an online lead generating agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Display Advertising, Adwords and Facebook Ads, which created income-producing websites in the real estate, construction and healthcare industries.

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

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Look, Listen, and Learn

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 1 - 4 with their caregivers are invited to this three-week program. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. Drop-in. For inquiries: 203-762-6336. 

Gingerbread House & Sleigh Creations for Teens

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come decorate your own Gingerbread House and make a candy cane sleigh while listening to holiday tunes! For students in grades 6-9. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Buttons!

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Holiday Gifts Crafted by Kids

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and make a beautiful holiday gift for one of your loved ones. Children in grades 3 to 5 can make a warm no-sew scarf in a variety of holiday colors. Finish your scarf and then wrap it up so it's ready to give! Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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

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

Wilton Holiday Stroll

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Wilton Library takes part in the annual Wilton Holiday Stroll, offering refreshments. Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace and while you are here, take an 'ornament' from our Giving Tree to help the Library with our wish list, peruse the Holiday Book Sale and the art exhibition for holiday gift giving.  There is something for everyone!

STEAM: The Brain

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Children in grades 2 and 3 are invited to learn about their brains in this hands-on program. Kids will create a brain with macaroni, learn what different parts of the brain do, and learn about the five senses. A book will be shared, and there will be some fun puzzles to work on as well. This class is being led by Wilton resident Neha Kushwaha. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Experience 3D Printing

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required.

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Friends of the Library Holiday Party

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Trustees of the Wilton Library Association invite you to our annual Friends Holiday Party.  Please join us for this holiday event. RSVP to 203-762-6321 or online at www.wiltonlibrary.org.   Please note that this celebration is for adults only please.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Kiddie Crafts

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 - 4 are invited to this crafty story time. Each week there will be a book shared and some crafts for the kids to make and take home. Be prepared to get messy! Registration required, space is limited. Register for each session separately.

Marbleized and Glitter Ornaments

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Swing by the Innovation Station and create two unique ornaments: one marbleized and one with glitter. They make great gifts or keepsakes! For ages 18+. $5 per two, payable upon arrival. Available while supplies last.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Look, Listen, and Learn

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 1 - 4 with their caregivers are invited to this three-week program. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. Drop-in. For inquiries: 203-762-6336. 

Wilton Library Readers: Story & Movie: The Bear Came Over the Mountain

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a special gathering of Wilton Library Readers!  Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss The Bear Came Over the Mountain, a short story by Alice Munro originally published in The New Yorker magazine in 1999, and then we'll watch the film adaptation, Away From Her, starring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent and Olympia Dukakis.  Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. 

The story may be accessed online at: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/10/21/the-bear-came-over-the-mountain-2  Paper copies of the story will be available at the circulation desk beginning on November 15, 2018.  Advance registration strongly advised. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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

Marbleized and Glitter Ornaments

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Swing by the Innovation Station and create two unique ornaments: one marbleized and one with glitter. They make great gifts or keepsakes! For ages 18+. $5 per two, payable upon arrival. Available while supplies last.

Snow Slime Snowmen

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 3 to 4 are invited to join us for our Holiday Science STEM Program. Children will listen to a read aloud book about the scientist who discovered snowflake formations, followed by creating their very own mason jar snowmen and snow slime. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning from 10:30 - 11am or in the afternoon from 4:15 - 4:45pm. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer. Drop-in, no fee. Call for details: 203-762-6336.

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning from 10:30 - 11am or in the afternoon from 4:15 - 4:45pm. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer. Drop-in, no fee. Call for details: 203-762-6336.

Scouting for Tech Help

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need tech help?  Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here!  Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any size. No appointments necessary—just drop in.  If you’re looking for assistance with your email or the library’s databases, please bring your library card and passwords. For information, call 203-762-6350.

Jay and Ray Live!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up are invited to welcome winter with this fun, interactive concert.  Jay and Ray will share the joy of music with our community using drums, guitars, and lots of singing! Registration required.  Caregivers must remain present for children under the age of 8, and in the building for kids under 12. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Kiddie Crafts

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 - 4 are invited to this crafty story time. Each week there will be a book shared and some crafts for the kids to make and take home. Be prepared to get messy! Registration required, space is limited. Register for each session separately.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Look, Listen, and Learn

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 1 - 4 with their caregivers are invited to this three-week program. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. Drop-in. For inquiries: 203-762-6336. 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

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

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Library Readers : Autumn

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Although we live in an era of "fake news" and general skepticism about Science, most of us have a deep interest in how things "really" work and what Reality is "really" like. Physics works on an objective basis with no agenda other than the advancement of knowledge and its practical application.  In only 80 pages, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on a guided tour of the most important concepts in modern physics using poetic imagery and vivid metaphorical language to bring those ideas to life for non-scientists. The book has sold well over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into dozens of languages. The New York Times said: "The essays in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics arrive like shots of espresso, which you can consume the way the Italians do, quickly and while standing up. As slim as a volume of poetry, Mr. Rovelli's book also has that tantalizing quality that good books of poems have; it artfully hints at meanings beyond its immediate scope."

Wilton Library’s Mini Golf Fundraising Event: Mini-Golf Tourney for Adults

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for a fun event . All proceeds benefit Wilton Library.

Save the Date!  Join us for Wilton Library's annual Mini Golf in the stacks fundraiser.  Friday night will be the Mini-Golf Tourney for adults only. A fun night of food and libations and prizes to win, all while teams compete in a tournament. Get a four-some together and try your hand at winning the prized trophy. If you would rather cheer a team on than play, spectators are welcomed.

Stay tuned for more detail and information. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Robin Axness at 203-762-6323 or raxness@wiltonlibrary.org for more information.

Wilton Library’s Mini Golf Fundraising Event: Family Day

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Join us for a fun event for both adults and children alike
All proceeds benefit Wilton Library

Admission: $5 per person (both adult and children)

Save the Date!  Join us for Wilton Library's 2nd Annual Mini Golf in the stacks fundraiser.  A fun-filled day for all ages.  Stay tuned for more detail and information. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Robin Axness at 203-762-6323 or raxness@wiltonlibrary.org for more information.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Following our last two great discussions of first Alexander Hamilton and then John Adams, we now move on to Thomas Jefferson dubbed the "architect of American liberty" by scholar and Rice University professor John B. Boles. Published in 2017, this is the first comprehensive biography of Jefferson in nearly 50 years and Professor Boles' deep knowledge of the source material allows him to cover the full range of Jefferson's life, career, character, and philosophy. Among such career highlights as drafting the Declaration of Independence or Purchasing Louisiana from Napolean, we'll see Jefferson as a true renaissance man with wide interests in science, music, architecture, education, gourmet food and wine and books! Publishers Weekly said: "In a narrative as majestic as its subject, Boles takes a fresh, nuanced look at one of the America's most enigmatic founding fathers... This is a gem of a biography."

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Tenth of December: Stories

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

This collection of stories by MacArthur Fellow and Booker Prize-winner George Saunders offers something for everyone and will tantalize and move its readers. There's the pathos of the title story about an encounter between a misfit boy and a dying cancer patient on a frozen pond in December. Another delivers the intensity of love-inducing pharmaceutical experiments on prisoners by a demented warden. One is in the form of a management memo about a mysterious department whose function is never explicitly revealed.  Whimsical, funny, and certainly unconventional, Saunders is an impish post-modernist following in the steps of Twain or Vonnegut.  The New York Times Book Review named it one of the top ten books of 2013 and The New York Times Magazine bluntly stated when it came out: "The best book you'll read this year."

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: An Artist of the Floating World

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Nobel Price-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro's novel An Artist of the Floating World is a first-person narrative of an elderly Japanese artist looking back on his life and career. Masuji Ono reflects on his choices, actions, and errors particularly during the period leading up to and after World War Two. His reflections and reconsiderations span both aesthetic and political themes as well as the loyalties due to one's teacher, one's country, and one's art. Written in a lyrical style, Ishiguro's novel combines elements of historical, literary, and psychological fiction.  In its review, Library Journal asks: "Should he have remained a traditional painter of the floating world, of geishas, tea houses, and such? Should an artist follow an aesthetic of pure art or of social involvement? How does a person or a society come to terms with mistakes of the past?"

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

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

Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 27 from 7 to 9 am. Sale is free to public from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday; Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Sale is free to public on Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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

Sale is free to public on Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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

Sale is free to public on Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Senior Center Book Discussion: Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago in May of 1519 so it's fitting that we take up the biography of this amazing intellectual and creative giant, the prototypical "Renaissance Man". After his highly successful biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson immersed himself in the thousands of pages of Leonardo's notebooks, among other sources and materials, to produce this multi-faceted portrait. David McCullough wrote: "To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages."

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