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Upcoming Events

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

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

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

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

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

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

Minecraft Club

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

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

Tales to Tails

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

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

Embroidery (Session 2)

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

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

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

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Embroider or Monogram It!

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

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

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

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

Rock ‘n’ Roll Toddlers Class

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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

Rock City Preschoolers Class

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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

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

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

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

Discussion Leader - John Ragognetti

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

Sound Explorers

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

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

Embroider or Monogram It!

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

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

3D Designing with Tinkercad

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

Learn Tinkercad and then design your own 3D bookmark, coaster, or luggage tag.  Add your initials or a symbol to make it unique.  Afterwards, schedule a one-on-one 3D session to print your creation. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the complete form to the workshop.  Space limited to 8 students. Registration required.

Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group—Bridget Bennett

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a special speaker event - all are welcome. Bridget Bennett, MS, RD, Oncology Dietician at The Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital will be speaking on how nutrition can help prevent cancer, ease the side effects of treatment and improve the quality of life for the cancer survivor.

The next regular meeting of this group is April 4. No charge. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

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

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

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

Embroider or Monogram It!

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

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

3D Printing One-on-One

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

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Modeling and Monetization for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

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

This is the final session of a three-part series aimed at the freelancers and entrepreneurs in the business community featuring independent personal finance expert Galia Gichon. This workshop is geared towards people with variable income, work for themselves or own their own businesses. Attendees will learn standard models for budgeting and framing the financial aspects of their businesses including financial margins and multi-channel revenue models. Also covered: alternative streams of revenue, understanding the capital raise of friends and family, angel investing to venture capital, finding investors and how to monetize projects. Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall Street and an MBA in Finance. She runs her own company, Down-to-Earth Finance. Galia is also the author of 'My Money Matters” featured on TODAY SHOW.

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

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

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

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

Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

New Life for Old Videos

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Spring Benefit

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

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

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Make Fun Buttons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Ready Readers

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Clergy Panel Discussion Series

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is the last of the three-part interfaith clergy panel discussion series. Tonight’s topic is “What does it mean to be a community?”  We will have a panel and open discussion on our respective role in the community from faith to citizenship. These are round-table discussions for all participants. No charge but donations are always welcome. Registration strongly suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Create Beautiful Eggs

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

 A new take on the traditional art of egg decorating. We'll have different stations for you to try: dying with silk ties; oil-based sharpies for zentangles or emojis; cricut vinyl images; and marbling with shaving cream and food dye.   $5 materials fee to offset costs, payable upon arrival. Registration required. For ages 18+ with a valid CT Library Card.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Author Talk: Jane Hamilton - The Excellent Lombards

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Notable author Jane Hamilton visits Wilton Library on the paperback release date of her latest novel, The Excellent Lombards. Mary Frances 'Frankie' Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. However change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.   Jane Hamilton is the author of The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction, and A Map of the World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, the Miami Herald, and People. Both The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World have been selections of Oprah's Book Club.  Hamilton lives and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin.    Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm

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

3D Printing for Beginners

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

The Poetry of Stoicism in Seneca's Troades

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

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

Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the library’s registration link for more details. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroider an Easter Apron

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

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

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come to the Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun!  Registration required, ages 2-6.

Cupcake Club

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Create Easter Cards, Gift Tags & More

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown Art Exhibition

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) is a non-profit association of artists from western Connecticut and surrounding areas. Artists of all skill levels work in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphics, mixed media, and pencil. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through April 29. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Embroider or Monogram a Spring Tea Towel

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

New Perspectives Film Series—Very Semi-Serious

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists is an offbeat documentary about humor, art and the genius of the single panel.  The film goes behind-the-scenes of The New Yorker and introduces the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons.  Two cartoonists, Roz Chast and Bob Mankoff, have had author talks at Wilton Library. Directed by Leah Wolchok, the film won a 2016 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming and was nominated for Outstanding Documentary Editing.  

Suggested donation of $5 to offset licensing fees. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film.   Registration highly recommended.

Etch a Springtime Votive or Vase

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come etch a spring design on votives or a vase using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 per person for two votives with candles or one vase, payable upon arrival. Limited space. Registration required.  Drop-ins welcome if space available. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn, too.   Must have a valid CT Library cards and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church—Members of Yale’s Music Faculty

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

David Shifrin (clarinet), William Purvis (horn), Frank Morelli (bassoon), and Steven Taylor (oboe), all members of Yale’s Music Faculty, with their students and alumni present Harmoniemusik, a program of wind music by Beethoven in this final performance of the season. Concert held at Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Embroider an Easter Apron

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Ready Readers

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Make Fun Buttons

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Wilton Library Readers : Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

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

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

Free Downloads – Online Learning

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Bring your own device and learn how to use the library’s free online learning services (Lynda.com and Transparent Language), which are available 24/7. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6334..

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

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

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm

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

Decorate a Picture Frame for Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Students in grades 6+ decorate a picture frame. Choose from an assortment of materials and supplies— buttons, ribbon, paint, decoupage, fabric, odds & ends, and get creative!   Registration required. Space limited.  Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of several of the major ‘World War One Poets’. Poets to be studied will include Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves, among others. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins.

No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Zoo Two by Two

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and see and visit with an amazing assortment of fascinating creatures! The Zoo Two by Two program will bring animals such as a young kangaroo, chinchillas and hedgehogs all for kids to look at and enjoy. Registration required, ages 4 and up.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Experience 3D Printing

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

 This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

I Spy Easter Eggs!

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

What are all these pictures of eggs doing in the Children's Library? Pick up a list of the eggs from the Children's Desk and check off the list when you see each egg! Can you spot all ten? Be sure to pick up a take-home craft as your prize. For all ages, registration not required.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Watch Trolls

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Stop by on your day off and watch the colorful and musical movie Trolls by DreamWorks. ‘After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.’ All ages, no registration required.

Make Felt Trolls

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

After watching Trolls, don't you want to try making your own felt troll picture? Stick around and we'll bring out the materials you need! Grades 2-6. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Create Easter Table Place Cards, Gift Tags & More

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

I Spy Easter Eggs!

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

What are all these pictures of eggs doing in the Children's Library? Pick up a list of the eggs from the Children's Desk and check off the list when you see each egg! Can you spot all ten? Be sure to pick up a take-home craft as your prize. For all ages, registration not required.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Ready Readers

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Earth Day Terrariums

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Celebrate Earth Day (4/22/17) by creating a mini living garden with succulents.  Registration required. $12 materials fee to offset costs. For ages 18+ with a valid CT Library Card. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

The pressure associated with The College Process, aka THE BIG EVENT, often creates a lot of negative fallout such as ruptured relationships and high levels of stress and anxiety in students and their families. In this presentation, Parent Coach and Clinical Psychologist Susan Bauerfeld, PhD and College Consultant Victoria Hirsch will offer tips, strategies and suggestions for viewing the college process as a natural next step rather than THE BIG EVENT and for managing the process in ways that foster connection and resilience rather than discord and despair.   For parents of 8th-12th graders. Presented by the Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Library. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Writers' Workshop

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Experience 3D Printing

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

 This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Wilton Garden Club: The Wilton Pollinator Pathway - How to Bring Butterflies and Bees Back to Your Yard

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wilton residents are creating a 'pollinator pathway' through town. This is an informative panel discussion on why pollinators are important to the environment and what homeowners and apartment dwellers can do to protect and attract them.  Panel experts include: Jim Nordgren, an environmental consultant from South Salem who served as Executive Director of the Northeast Wilderness Trust and the Bedford Audubon Society; Shaun McCoshum, Ph.D., the Preserve Manager and Educator for the Westchester Land Trust; and, Victor DeMasi, a lepidopterist, research affiliate for Yale's Peabody Museum, Redding Conservation Officer, and NRWA Advisory Board member. These panelists have researched and written about bird, bee, and butterfly ecology. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Norwalk River Watershed Association, Woodcock Nature Center and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm

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

Make Book Bird Houses

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of several of the major ‘World War One Poets’. Poets to be studied will include Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves, among others. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins.

No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Kids Catch the Wind!

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

April is National Kite Flying Month! Come to the Wilton Library and listen to 'windy' stories, and do fun filled wind related activities. For grades K-2, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram a Hostess Gift

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

Embroider or Monogram an Apron

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Features upwards of 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories including art books, children’s and teens, cooking, gardening, history, travel, and teacher’s materials; gently used, new, signed, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs; something for everyone. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime. Proceeds benefit the library.

Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 22 from 7 to 9 a.m.
Sale is free to public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. books half-price, and Tuesday April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day).

Minecraft Club

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 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. NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Registration required. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Features upwards of 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories including art books, children’s and teens, cooking, gardening, history, travel, and teacher’s materials; gently used, new, signed, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs; something for everyone. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime. Proceeds benefit the library.

Sale is free to public Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. books half-price, and Tuesday April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day).

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Features upwards of 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories including art books, children’s and teens, cooking, gardening, history, travel, and teacher’s materials; gently used, new, signed, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs; something for everyone. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime. Proceeds benefit the library.

Sale is free to public Monday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. books half-price, and Tuesday April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day).

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Meg Pierce

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

April brings Meg Pierce to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program.  Pattern, symmetrical design, and grids are the organizing principles in Meg’s work. Through working in painting, drawing, and collage, she has been drawn to fine variations color and line, especially found in textiles. Lace, handkerchiefs, thread, and women’s stories are her inspirations. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Features upwards of 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories including art books, children’s and teens, cooking, gardening, history, travel, and teacher’s materials; gently used, new, signed, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs; something for everyone. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime. Proceeds benefit the library.

Sale is free to public Tuesday April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day).

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Mary Barton

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

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

Discussion Leader - Miwako Ogasawara

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

Writers' Workshop

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

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

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

Build-a-Story

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

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

Make Book Bird Houses

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

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

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

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of several of the major ‘World War One Poets’. Poets to be studied will include Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves, among others. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins.

No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

WLA/SCORE - Personal Budgeting for Small Business Owners

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

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

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

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

Embroidery (Session 2)

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Minecraft Club

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

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

Personalize a Tumbler

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

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

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Embroider or Monogram a Hostess Gift

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Writers' Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

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

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

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of several of the major ‘World War One Poets’. Poets to be studied will include Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves, among others. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins.

No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Books for Babies

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

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

Wilton Library Readers : The Underground Railroad

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

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

Ambler Farm Reads

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

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

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

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

Discussion Leader - Michael Bellacosa

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Ready Readers

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This is a 9-week program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Ready Readers

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note – to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 20, 2017 and must be returned by April 3, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is an 9-week program.

Wilton Library Readers : Commonwealth

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

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

Ambler Farm Reads

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

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

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

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

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

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