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Upcoming Events

Awesome Autumn Book Sale - Early Buyers Admission

Saturday, September 25, 9:00am - 10:00am

Awesome Autumn Book Sale – Early Buyers Admission

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on CDs, DVDs, CDs and vinyl.  Proceeds benefit the library.

Sat. Sept. 25 - Early Buying 9-10 a.m. ($10 admission),  10 - 5 Free AdmissionSun. Sept. 26 - 1 - 5Mon. Sept. 27 - 10 - 5 - Half-Price DayTues. Sept. 28 - 10 - 5 ($5 Bag Day, bags supplied by the library)

Free Comic Book Day

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

Once again the Wilton Library Children's Dept will be giving out free Comic Books. Supplied by long time generous donors Cave Comics in Newtown, Ct. Kids can come in and take some popular age appropriate comics. No registration required, while supplies last.Questions? Email Lesley Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6336

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Saturday, September 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Awesome Autumn Book Sale – Saturday, Sept. 25 through Tuesday, Sept. 28

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on CDs, DVDs, CDs and vinyl.  Proceeds benefit the library.

Sat. Sept. 25 - 10 - 5 Free AdmissionSun. Sept. 26 - 1 - 5Mon. Sept. 27 - 10 - 5 - Half-Price DayTues. Sept. 28 - 10 - 5 ($5 Bag Day, bags supplied by the library)

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Sunday, September 26, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Awesome Autumn Book Sale – Sunday, Sept. 26 through Tuesday, Sept. 28

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on CDs, DVDs, CDs and vinyl.  Proceeds benefit the library.

Sun. Sept. 26 - 1 - 5

Mon. Sept. 27 - 10 - 5 - Half-Price DayTues. Sept. 28 - 10 - 5 ($5 Bag Day, bags supplied by the library)

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Monday, September 27, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Awesome Autumn Book Sale – Monday, Sept. 27 through Tuesday, Sept. 28

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on CDs, DVDs, CDs and vinyl.  Proceeds benefit the library.

Mon. Sept. 27 - 10 - 5 - Half-Price Day

Tues. Sept. 28 - 10 - 5 ($5 Bag Day, bags supplied by the library)

Zentangle Art Workshop for Teens (Virtual)

Monday, September 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Calling all teen artists and doodlers!  If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren’t a good artist, this is the program for you.  Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. 
Whether or not you joined us for previous classes, this program is for you!  We will be doing different tangles and this class will work equally well for first-timers and those who have a bit more experience.  

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent no later than the morning of the program. 

See registration link for more details.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Tuesday, September 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Awesome Autumn Book Sale – Tuesday, Sept. 28

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on CDs, DVDs, CDs and vinyl.  Proceeds benefit the library.

Tues. Sept. 28 - 10 - 5 ($5 Bag Day, bags supplied by the library)

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Poets Laureate Anthology

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

Judson Scruton will lead a discussion of a selection of poems from The Poets Laureate Anthology edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt. The Poets Laureate Anthology brings together a sampling of the works of the 43 "poets laureate" of the United States from the inception of the position in 1937 until the book’s publication in 2010. Collected and edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt, the former poetry editor of The New York Times Book Review, the volume includes brief introductions to each of the poets as well as an inviting foreword by poet Billy Collins who held the position from 2001 to 2003. In its review Booklist said that "the nearly 500 poems map a great republic of the imagination." For this season’s discussion, we will be reading "Those Winter Sundays," "The Whipping" and "A Plague of Starlings" by Robert Hayden and "The Gentle Snorer," "The Burning of Yellowstone" and "A Kind of Music" by Mona Van Duyn.

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

Ready to Read Story Time (In-Person)

Tuesday, September 28, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, activities and so much more! Story time will be in the Reference Area Courtyard. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Caregivers must remain on library property. Email contact for questions- tcoperine@wiltonlibrary.org

Zooming Family Story Time

Wednesday, September 29, 9:30am - 10:00am

Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Courtyard Story Time (In-Person)

Wednesday, September 29, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our outdoor,  in-person story time.  Story time will be in the Reference area Courtyard. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Questions? Email alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose (Zoom)

Thursday, September 30, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun Virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Spy School Book Discussion (In-Person)

Thursday, September 30, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 4 and 5 are invited to join this spy-tastic, two-session book club. We will discuss chapters 1 - 13 (please read them ahead of time) during the first meeting, and we will discuss chapters 14 - 25 the second week.  We will also have fun with some spy activities. Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Space is limited to 8 children - you must be able to attend both sessions. Masks are required. In the event of rain, this event will become a Zoom event. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Go Green - Our Plastic World: How you can help the environment and your health by living with less plastic

Thursday, September 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please join us for a presentation about plastic - what plastic is, its environmental and health impacts, and how we can take action to live with less of it at systemic, individual, and community levels.

Our speaker, Jay Sinha, is the co-author (with Chantal Plamondon) of the timely bestselling book, Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy (Page Street Publications, 2017), which distills their years of experience seeking out plastic alternatives into an easily understandable deep dive into the plastic pollution issue and practical how-to guide for living with less plastic. Please note: the speaker will give his presentation via Zoom which will be projected on-screen to an in-person audience in the Brubeck Room.

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Go Green. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. The library's Covid protocols will be followed. Please see the homepage for details.

Please note: Wilton Go Green will be giving away 15 free copies of Jay;s book.

College Q&A with Matthew Greene (Virtual)

Monday, October 4, 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Join educational consultant, Matthew Greene, for a live Q&A session. We'll have a discussion about testing, deferring admission and the latest updates on the college scene.  Come prepared with questions.
Recommended for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants the morning of the event. 

Virtual Intermediate Chess Club

Tuesday, October 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids in Kindergarten through High School are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing.  This class is geared toward intermediate players who know basic game play. Classes are taught by instructors from the award winning Chess Club of Fairfield County, LLC. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. Registration is required, the fee is $80 for an eight week session. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Zoom links will be sent out the day of the program. Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Ready to Read Story Time (In-Person)

Tuesday, October 5, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, activities and so much more! Story time will be in the Reference Area Courtyard. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Caregivers must remain on library property. Email contact for questions- tcoperine@wiltonlibrary.org

Zooming Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 6, 9:30am - 10:00am

Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Courtyard Story Time (In-Person)

Wednesday, October 6, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our outdoor,  in-person story time.  Story time will be in the Reference area Courtyard. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Questions? Email alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Curious Minds - STEAM Club (In-person)

Wednesday, October 6, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 1 and 2 are invited to explore STEAM with fun, hands-on activities! Each week we will learn about different science topics such as the water cycle, magnetism, living creatures, and more. A book will also be featured. Registration is required for each session. Classes are limited to 8 students, masks required and social distancing will be maintained. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Author Talk: Susanna Kearsley - The Vanished Days

Wednesday, October 6, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

From international bestselling author Susanna Kearsley comes The Vanished Days, a historical tale of intrigue and revolution in Scotland, where the exile of King James brought plots, machinations, suspicion and untold bravery to light. An investigation of a young widow's secrets by a man who's far from objective, leads to a multi-layered tale of adventure, endurance, romance...and the courage to hope.

"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! Bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters―historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"―DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander.

See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose (Zoom)

Thursday, October 7, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun Virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

What’s “Modern” About The Modern British Novel? A Consideration of Four Novels by Four Authors

Thursday, October 7, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join us as Mark J. Schenker of Yale College returns to the Brubeck Room at Wilton Library for a four-part series on great English fiction of the modern age. Following up on his June series on the Victorian novel, he will focus on four novels - one from each of the first four decades of the 20th century. He will consider the legacy of the Victorian Age and the transformations wrought by WWI; modernism’s intense interest in the value of the primitive; the fragmentation of a central culture and the rise of alienation; the problem of evil; and the influence of disciplines as varied as psychology and physics on the literary representation of character and reality.

See registration link for more details.

Draw Monsters with Rick (Zoom)

Friday, October 8, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Let's draw monsters!  Kids in Grades 3 and up can learn to draw monsters with award winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski. In this Zoom program kids will learn to draw a variety of creepy, scary and funny creatures.  The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. Registration required, Grades 3 and up. Participants should have paper and a writing utensil.

Questions? Call the Wilton Children's Library at 203-762-6336

Ready to Read Story Time (In-Person)

Tuesday, October 12, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, activities and so much more! Story time will be in the Reference Area Courtyard. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Caregivers must remain on library property. Email contact for questions- tcoperine@wiltonlibrary.org

Author Talk: Mark Rubinstein - The Storytellers

Tuesday, October 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Storytellers: Straight Talk from the World's Most Acclaimed Suspense and Thriller Authors takes you inside the hearts and minds of famous suspense and thriller authors, their personal stories, and their sources of creativity.

Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you had to stop and think to yourself, ''How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real?'' For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds of questions in interviews for the Huffington Post.

See registration link for more details.

Zooming Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 13, 9:30am - 10:00am

Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Courtyard Story Time (In-Person)

Wednesday, October 13, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our outdoor,  in-person story time.  Story time will be in the Reference area Courtyard. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Questions? Email alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Library Readers: Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar (Zoom)

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

Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar this month.  Space limited and registration required.  Must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants before the meeting. Please note that the Zoom link will be sent to you from kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Library Readers group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. Feel free to munch your lunch while we discuss the book!

Questions?  Please email Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org

Curious Minds - STEAM Club (In-person)

Wednesday, October 13, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 1 and 2 are invited to explore STEAM with fun, hands-on activities! Each week we will learn about different science topics such as the water cycle, magnetism, living creatures, and more. A book will also be featured. Registration is required for each session. Classes are limited to 8 students, masks required and social distancing will be maintained. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

How to Pay for College (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

With education costs rising year after year, paying for college is a concern for most families. Additionally, the financial aid process can be confusing, intimidating, and often frustrating. 

In this one-hour workshop led by financial advisor and certified college planning specialist Sean Flynn, you’ll learn about which colleges offer the best financial aid packages, how to avoid mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS profile, how students can receive more free money and less loans, why private universities can cost less than a state school, and how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid. 

Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants the morning of the event. 

Mother Goose on the Loose (Zoom)

Thursday, October 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun Virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

What’s “Modern” About The Modern British Novel? A Consideration of Four Novels by Four Authors

Thursday, October 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join us as Mark J. Schenker of Yale College returns to the Brubeck Room at Wilton Library for a four-part series on great English fiction of the modern age. Following up on his June series on the Victorian novel, he will focus on four novels - one from each of the first four decades of the 20th century. He will consider the legacy of the Victorian Age and the transformations wrought by WWI; modernism’s intense interest in the value of the primitive; the fragmentation of a central culture and the rise of alienation; the problem of evil; and the influence of disciplines as varied as psychology and physics on the literary representation of character and reality.

See registration link for more details.

Divorce: What to Consider

Thursday, October 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This seminar from experienced Divorce Coach Lisa Williams, Attorney Mediator Maurice Segall, and Financial Advisor Matthew Chamberlin will cover a variety of topics on the legal and financial process of divorce. They will answer common questions such as:

  • How do you navigate the process?
  • What are the steps that you need to take?
  • What professionals will best serve you in this process?
  • What common misconceptions do people have about divorce?
This talk is appropriate for people who are getting divorced, contemplating divorce, people you know who may be thinking about divorce, and professionals who work in the divorce community.

There is no cost to attend this program. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. FYI: Wilton Library does not share patron information from its registration list.

Movin' and Groovin' with Jill (Zoom)

Friday, October 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Join this engaging program where we will play interactive nutrition and fitness games, participate in kid-friendly exercises, and learn about MyPlate and the food groups!  Good nutrition and physical activity are essential for children to maximize their full academic potential, reach their physical and mental capabilities, and achieve lifelong health and well-being.  Children will come away with nutrition knowledge that is science-based and a mindset that nutrition and physical activity are FUN!

Jill Patterson, RDN is an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified fitness instructor and personal trainer. She specializes in employee wellness and school nutrition and is passionate about helping people live their happiest healthiest lives!Registration required for ages three to eight. This is a Zoom program so the link will be sent the morning of the program. Questions? Call 203-762-6336

CT Poetry Society Workshop - In-Person Meeting

Saturday, October 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop live and in-person! All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ray Rauth at rayrauth@optonline.net. He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees.

No charge but online registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. The library's Covid protocols will be followed. Please see the homepage for details.

Halloween Children's Zooming Zentangle Fun

Monday, October 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Calling all artists, doodlers and Halloween fans!  If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren’t a good artist, this is the program for you.  Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create intricate artwork that will make you go wow!  So join us for this Halloween inspired class--we will be working in black and orange!

Whether or not you joined us for previous classes, this program is for you!  We will be doing different tangles and this class will work equally well for first-timers and those who have a bit more experience. 

For children in grades 3-6.  Registration is required. Please register all attendees. Participants will be contacted to pick up supplies a few days before the program.  The Zoom link will be distributed no later than the morning of the program. Register online.  Please note: supplies and space are limited. We ask that patrons register only if you are sure you can attend.  Email alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.    

The College Process: How To Cope With Uncertainty And Support Your Teen

Tuesday, October 19, 10:30am - 11:30am

Please join us for an interactive discussion with clinical psychologist and parenting coach, Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D., who will provide concrete strategies for coping with uncertainty that can lower the stress level for both you and your teen as you navigate the college process together.

Uncertainty is but one of the many challenges that naturally accompany the college process. Yet the pressure associated with attempts to reduce and/or eliminate uncertainty often account for an inordinate amount of the stress. Add an ongoing pandemic, with its own high levels of uncertainty, and you’ve got a stressful challenge on steroids! But stress doesn’t have to run and/or define the show. This talk will show you how to shift away from trying to eliminate the uncertainty and toward coping with it.

This free event is intended for parents of 10-12th graders. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council and SPED*NET Wilton. For questions about the program, or to submit a question to Dr. Bauerfeld in advance, please email info@wiltonyouth.org. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library's Covid protocols will be followed. Please see the library's homepage for details.

Ready to Read Story Time (In-Person)

Tuesday, October 19, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, activities and so much more! Story time will be in the Reference Area Courtyard. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Caregivers must remain on library property. Email contact for questions- tcoperine@wiltonlibrary.org

Navigating the College Application Process

Tuesday, October 19, 5:00pm - 6:15pm

The college application process is not difficult, however there are common missteps to avoid. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala, as she explains:

- The different types of college applications

- The applications cycles: early action, early decision, rolling admissions, and regular admissions

- The do’s & don’ts of completing an application (honors/achievements, activities, recommendations & the “additional information” sections)

 -How to link Naviance to the Common App

Registration required. For High School Seniors, but their parents are welcome to join too. 

Prior to the presentation , all students should:1.  Create a Common App account (link here) so that they can make changes/notes as they go.  2. Have their Naviance login info handy.

This is a virtual program. A Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the session.

Zooming Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 20, 9:30am - 10:00am

Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, October 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by Emily Dickinson. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program.

No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online in order to receive the Zoom session invitation link and readings packet. Please email Michael Bellacosa at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.

See registration link for more details.

Courtyard Story Time (In-Person)

Wednesday, October 20, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our outdoor,  in-person story time.  Story time will be in the Reference area Courtyard. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Questions? Email alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Curious Minds - STEAM Club (In-person)

Wednesday, October 20, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 1 and 2 are invited to explore STEAM with fun, hands-on activities! Each week we will learn about different science topics such as the water cycle, magnetism, living creatures, and more. A book will also be featured. Registration is required for each session. Classes are limited to 8 students, masks required and social distancing will be maintained. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose (Zoom)

Thursday, October 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun Virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Teen Courtyard Writing Group (In Person)

Thursday, October 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Are you in grades 7-12 and love to write poetry, prose, and everything in between? Join us for the first meeting of the Teen Courtyard Writing Group. We'll spend some time freewriting based on prompts, and you'll have a chance to learn about National Novel Writing Month in November. 

All teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Please register - space is limited. Bring a writing utensil and a notebook or paper. This is an outdoor program subject to cancellation if the weather is bad. 

What’s “Modern” About The Modern British Novel? A Consideration of Four Novels by Four Authors

Thursday, October 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join us as Mark J. Schenker of Yale College returns to the Brubeck Room at Wilton Library for a four-part series on great English fiction of the modern age. Following up on his June series on the Victorian novel, he will focus on four novels - one from each of the first four decades of the 20th century. He will consider the legacy of the Victorian Age and the transformations wrought by WWI; modernism’s intense interest in the value of the primitive; the fragmentation of a central culture and the rise of alienation; the problem of evil; and the influence of disciplines as varied as psychology and physics on the literary representation of character and reality.

See registration link for more details.

Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy

Monday, October 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle teacher (CZT), as she guides us through a fun and relaxing Zentangle session.  This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn't believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists!  For adults and teens, ages 13+. 

Supplies needed: * White tile (3.5" square), OR Strathmore artist tiles (they come 6 x 6 or 4 x 4 inch squares) * Micron 01 Black Pen OR Micron PN Black Pen, * Mini Graphite Pencil, * Tortillon. -- OR -- * Use what you have from home -- Heavyweight paper cut into a 4x4" square, a fine point black pen (not ballpoint), a soft pencil and smudging tool (or a rolled up pointed cone of soft paper or your fingers).
If you'd like to order supplies, here are a few options:1. Order from Amazon2. Order directly from Zentangle.com3. Order from Jerry's Artarama for curbside pickup or delivery.  Or stop by and talk to them.  
Registration is required and space is limited. Zoom link will be sent no later than the morning of the program. 
New to Zentangle Art? Spend a little time watching a few of the short videos available on our website: https://www.wiltonlibrary.org/zentangle-tutorials

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

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

Please join us as Bob Marafioti leads a discussion of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein.

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

Medicare Bootcamp

Tuesday, October 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ever wonder how to sign up for Medicare, when you are eligible, or what your options are? Please join us for a community conversation which will provide information for those who will be new to Medicare in the near future. Learn the 'ins and outs' of Medicare enrollment and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly.

No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. The library's Covid protocols will be followed. Please see the homepage for details.

Our speaker is Claire Volain, the CHOICES Director at the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging. She has been with the agency for three years and has been in the human services field for over ten years. Please bring your questions!

Zooming Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 27, 9:30am - 10:00am

Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Indoor Story Time

Wednesday, October 27, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time.  Story time will be in the Brubeck Room. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Questions? Email alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Curious Minds - STEAM Club (In-person)

Wednesday, October 27, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 1 and 2 are invited to explore STEAM with fun, hands-on activities! Each week we will learn about different science topics such as the water cycle, magnetism, living creatures, and more. A book will also be featured. Registration is required for each session. Classes are limited to 8 students, masks required and social distancing will be maintained. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

DIY Halloween Pillows for Teens (In Person)

Wednesday, October 27, 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Learn how to make a spooky mini throw pillow to decorate for Halloween. Make your choice of ghost or black cat. All supplies provided and no sewing skills necessary. 

This program is for teens in Grades 7-12. Space is limited for social distancing, so please register. 

Mother Goose on the Loose (Zoom)

Thursday, October 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun Virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Make a Halloween Snow Globe

Thursday, October 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Just before Halloween, kids grades 3 and up can participate in a Zoom program and make Halloween Snow Globes with mason jars. An email will be sent out when registrants can come and pick up their crafts materials. They will need some liquid glue and water. On the day of the program the link to the Zoom program will be sent out and Mrs. Keogh will show everyone how to make a scary or funny Halloween Snow Globe. Registration required. Any questions email lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

What’s “Modern” About The Modern British Novel? A Consideration of Four Novels by Four Authors

Thursday, October 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join us as Mark J. Schenker of Yale College returns to the Brubeck Room at Wilton Library for a four-part series on great English fiction of the modern age. Following up on his June series on the Victorian novel, he will focus on four novels - one from each of the first four decades of the 20th century. He will consider the legacy of the Victorian Age and the transformations wrought by WWI; modernism’s intense interest in the value of the primitive; the fragmentation of a central culture and the rise of alienation; the problem of evil; and the influence of disciplines as varied as psychology and physics on the literary representation of character and reality.

See registration link for more details.

Zooming Family Story Time

Wednesday, November 3, 9:30am - 10:00am

Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Curious Minds - STEAM Club (In-person)

Wednesday, November 3, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 1 and 2 are invited to explore STEAM with fun, hands-on activities! Each week we will learn about different science topics such as the water cycle, magnetism, living creatures, and more. A book will also be featured. Registration is required for each session. Classes are limited to 8 students, masks required and social distancing will be maintained. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose (Zoom)

Thursday, November 4, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun Virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Zooming Family Story Time

Wednesday, November 10, 9:30am - 10:00am

Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Library Readers: Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro (Zoom)

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

Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro this month.  Space limited and registration required.  Must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants before the meeting. Please note that the Zoom link will be sent to you from kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Library Readers group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. Feel free to munch your lunch while we discuss the book!

Questions?  Please email Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org

Curious Minds - STEAM Club (In-person)

Wednesday, November 10, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 1 and 2 are invited to explore STEAM with fun, hands-on activities! Each week we will learn about different science topics such as the water cycle, magnetism, living creatures, and more. A book will also be featured. Registration is required for each session. Classes are limited to 8 students, masks required and social distancing will be maintained. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose (Zoom)

Thursday, November 11, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun Virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Zooming Family Story Time

Wednesday, November 17, 9:30am - 10:00am

Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Curious Minds - STEAM Club (In-person)

Wednesday, November 17, 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 1 and 2 are invited to explore STEAM with fun, hands-on activities! Each week we will learn about different science topics such as the water cycle, magnetism, living creatures, and more. A book will also be featured. Registration is required for each session. Classes are limited to 8 students, masks required and social distancing will be maintained. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose (Zoom)

Thursday, November 18, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun Virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Senior Center Book Discussion: Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Tuesday, November 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Ray Rauth leads a discussion of Elizabeth Kolbert's Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future.

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

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

Please join us as Michael Hess leads a discussion of Christian Davenport's The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos.

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, February 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Carol Kaelin leads a discussion of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Cove

Tuesday, March 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of Ron Rash's's The Cove.

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: Old New York: Four Novellas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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