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Wilton Library will be closing at 2PM on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, Nov 22) and will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a two-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitting Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross babysitting certification. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class. To register, call the teen department at 203-762-6342. Once placed on the list, please send a check in the amount of $70 made out to Wilton Library to hold the spot. Space limited. Advanced registration and payment required.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Turkey Trouble by Wendi J. Silvano, illustrated by Lee Harper. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Day After Thanksgiving Movies—Cars 3

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Enjoy a free movie on the day after Thanksgiving! We will be showing the Disney hit Cars 3. Rated G, 95 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must remain with children under 8, and stay in the building for children under 12. 

Day After Thanksgiving Movies—Captain Underpants

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Enjoy a free movie on the day after Thanksgiving! We will be showing the summer hit Captain Underpants. Rated PG, 90 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must remain with children under 8, and stay in the building for children under 12. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church—Stephen Hough

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

Acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Debussy. 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.

Winter Palace Sculpture Contest

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Wilton Economic Development Commission in partnership with Wilton Library invited Wilton kids in grades K-12 to submit Winter Palace sculptures to be put on display in the Children's Library section of library from Nov. 27 through Dec. 7. During this time, guests and visitors of the library can vote for their favorite sculptures and winning sculptures will be awarded ribbons. Voting will close on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at noon. Votes will be counted and ribbons will be displayed by Thursday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. in the following grade categories: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12. Entries will remain on display through Jan. 19.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high resolution slide scanner! It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 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. No session Oct. 9.

DINOvember

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us in a dinosaur-themed story time. Children and their caregivers will sing and dance to songs, listen to stories, and create their very own dinosaur fossil to bring home. Grab your paleontologist tools and head on over to this story time before it becomes extinct! Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Senior Center Book Discussion: Billy Budd

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

Ray Rauth will lead a discussion of Herman Melville's Billy Budd. Considered a classic on the level of its sibling Moby Dick, Melville’s final novel is a short work whose interpretation can follow many varied paths.  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.

Drop-in Craft for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Drop in and start crafting today to get a jump start on the holidays!  You can choose a project to complete—etch a glass vase, etch a glass votive, etch a glass coffee cup, decorate a large soup/coffee mug or even make a candy dish.  They will all make a nice gift to give to your neighbor, a teacher or a hostess.  Minimal cost for materials depending on craft you choose.  Payable upon arrival. No reservation required.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic by Robert Burleigh, paintings by Wendell Minor. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Drop-in Craft for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Drop in and start crafting today to get a jump start on the holidays!  You can choose a project to complete—etch a glass vase, etch a glass votive, etch a glass coffee cup, decorate a large soup/coffee mug or even make a candy dish.  They will all make a nice gift to give to your neighbor, a teacher or a hostess.  Minimal cost for materials depending on craft you choose.  Payable upon arrival. No reservation required.

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 3, 2018. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

DINOvember

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us in a dinosaur-themed story time. Children and their caregivers will sing and dance to songs, listen to stories, and create their very own dinosaur fossil to bring home. Grab your paleontologist tools and head on over to this story time before it becomes extinct! Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Make a Holiday Craft

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Make a holiday craft for yourself or to give as a gift. We will be etching a glass hurricane globe with a holiday design of your choice and then we will fill it with blue, silver or gold colored balls and a string of white lights and other decorations for display on your table, mantel or anywhere else in your home. $10 for one hurricane globe, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 6th graders accompanied by an 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. Space limited to six students per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Throwback Thursdays Games—My Little Pony and Care Bears

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades 2 - 5 are invited to visit the library and enjoy some 'old' games and hobbies. Each week we will have fun with an activity, game, or skill from yonder year. Nov. 30: My Little Pony and Care Bears (1980s) – we will watch old My Little Pony episodes and read a book about the Care Bears from the 1980s.

Dec. 7: Hakey Sack and Hoola Hoops; Dec.14: Friendship Bracelets;  Dec. 21: Classic Board Games. No registration, no fee.

Embroider a Holiday Gift

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Create Holiday Gift Tags

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags for the holidays. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Wilton Holiday Stroll

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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

Embroider a Holiday Gift

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival.   For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Etch Glass Coffee Mugs

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

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and etch one or two glass coffee mugs to give someone or use yourself! $5 per glass to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Annual Friends Holiday Party

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Wilton Library Association Trustees hosts this annual holiday get-together.  Adults only, please.  Please RSVP by Nov. 30 to 203-762-6321 or register online.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great holiday gift! $6 for the tray, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 4, 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. No session Oct. 9.

Story Time for Twos, Threes and Fours

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for a fun-filled story time for ages 2 through 4. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Author Talk: Alex Prud'homme: France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. With more than 200 of Paul’s photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud’homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia’s lives, but also brings to light Paul Child’s own remarkable photographic achievement. Alex Prud'homme, the grandnephew of Paul Child, is the coauthor with Julia Child of the New York Times #1 bestseller My Life in France. He is also the author of The French Chef in America. See the library’s registration link for more details.  Q&A will follow the talk. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton.  No. charge.  Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Light Up a Holiday Apron with LEDs

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Pick a chef's apron we embroidered with a holiday design (Reindeer or Menorah) and then get acquainted with light-up wearables by sewing LED circuits to it. Use as a hostess gift or for yourself! $15 to offset material costs, payable upon arrival.  For ages 18+.  Space limited to 4. Registration required. Please confirm your spot by Dec. 4. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

December Drop-in Story Times

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your child to a fun-filled story time for ages 6 months to 4 years. We will have songs and stories and a short classic film from Weston Woods will be shown each week. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required. 

Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Wilton Library is joining Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  

One-hour “lessons” in coding will be given throughout the afternoon for adults and children 6 years and up at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  

Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction to the online class will be given at the start of each hour. Attendees can
participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4 - 10, 2017 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! We encourage kids and parents, friends, or anyone with a “How’d they do that?” curiosity. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Wilton Library is joining Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  

One-hour “lessons” in coding will be given throughout the afternoon for adults and children 6 years and up at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  

Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction to the online class will be given at the start of each hour. Attendees can
participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4 - 10, 2017 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! We encourage kids and parents, friends, or anyone with a “How’d they do that?” curiosity. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Wilton Library is joining Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  

One-hour “lessons” in coding will be given throughout the afternoon for adults and children 6 years and up at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  

Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction to the online class will be given at the start of each hour. Attendees can
participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4 - 10, 2017 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! We encourage kids and parents, friends, or anyone with a “How’d they do that?” curiosity. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Cupcake Club

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Wilton Library is joining Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  

One-hour “lessons” in coding will be given throughout the afternoon for adults and children 6 years and up at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  

Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction to the online class will be given at the start of each hour. Attendees can
participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4 - 10, 2017 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! We encourage kids and parents, friends, or anyone with a “How’d they do that?” curiosity. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Throwback Thursdays Games—Hakey Sack and Hoola Hoops

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades 2 - 5 are invited to visit the library and enjoy some 'old' games and hobbies. Each week we will have fun with an activity, game, or skill from yonder year. Dec. 7: Hakey Sack and Hoola Hoops - we'll have a very active afternoon with these hobbies; Dec.14: Friendship Bracelets;  Dec. 21: Classic Board Games. No registration, no fee.

Embroider a Holiday Gift

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

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider a Holiday Gift

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Off the Hook!

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then you're invited to the Children's Library to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a unique yarn craft without using any knitting needles or crochet hooks. For children grades 3 and up, no registration required. 

(Not) Just for Kids - Celebrate with Horns!

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Series schedule on Saturdays: Dec. 9 - Celebrate with Horns! – Brass; Feb. 3, 2018 - Sounds from the Heart – Strings; March 10, 2018 - Tap! Bang! Boom! – Percussion; May 12, 2018 – Soft and Sweet – Winds. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wilton Singers Holiday Sing

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Already a festive Wilton holiday tradition in its 4th year, friends and neighbors of every generation are sure to enjoy the harmonies of Wilton Singers as they perform highlights from their Holiday Feast, then join with the choir for a festive sing-along that will raise holiday spirits and warm the hearts of all who attend. A portion of the proceeds support Wilton Library. Advance purchase is required—reservations will not be sold at the door. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child.  To reserve seats, visit www.wiltonsingers.org.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Etch Glass Coffee Mugs

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and etch one or two glass coffee mugs to give someone or use yourself! $5 per glass to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 11, 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. No session Oct. 9.

Story Time for Twos, Threes and Fours

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for a fun-filled story time for ages 2 through 4. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Holiday STEM

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us for our Holiday STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. Children will listen to a read aloud of a holiday-themed children's picture book, and then participate in our ‘Gingerbread’ STEM challenge. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

December Drop-in Story Times

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your child to a fun-filled story time for ages 6 months to 4 years. We will have songs and stories and a short classic film from Weston Woods will be shown each week. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required. 

Free Downloads – eMagazines

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to download free popular magazines to your mobile device or computer which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. 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. 

Drop-in Die Cut Holiday Ornaments

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Drop in and join us tonight to make a lovely holiday ornament. We will be using our Cricut Die cutting machine to cut a simple holiday design of your choice on vinyl. We will then take the vinyl design and apply it to a round glass ornament. You can add a festive holiday ribbon to the top and take home a finished piece for your own home or to give as a gift. For adults ages 18+. Cost is $5 for two glass ornaments. 

Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great holiday gift! $6 for the tray, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Throwback Thursdays Games— Friendship Bracelets

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades 2 - 5 are invited to visit the library and enjoy some 'old' games and hobbies. Each week we will have fun with an activity, game, or skill from yonder year. Dec.14: Friendship Bracelets—we have lots of string to make these fun bracelets.; Dec. 21: Classic Board Games. No registration, no fee. 

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Jazz Up Your Shoes or Clutch for the Holidays

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Have an old pair of pumps, flats or hand-clutch? Give them a whole new look with Mod Podge and cutouts of flowers, stars, landscapes, stripes, and more. Bring your shoes or clutch and a sense of humor! We'll supply the rest. For ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival.   For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Howliday Photos with ROAR Dogs

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids and their families can stop by the Children's Library and have their holiday picture taken with one of the adorable ROAR therapy dogs. No registration; no fee.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, December 16, 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 look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Winter Holiday Crafts

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to the Wilton Library and make a special Holiday craft! Several selections of decorations and ornaments will be available. No registration required, drop ins welcome!

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival.   For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 7 workshop programs.  Monday, November 20 is a special Thanksgiving themed program! Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider a Holiday Gift

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 18, 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. No session Oct. 9.

Story Time for Twos, Threes and Fours

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for a fun-filled story time for ages 2 through 4. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Holiday STEM

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 3 - 5 are invited to join us for our Holiday STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. Children will listen to a read aloud of a holiday-themed children's picture book, and then participate in our ‘Gingerbread’ STEM challenge. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Etch Glass Coffee Mugs

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and etch one or two glass coffee mugs to give someone or use yourself! $5 per glass to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great holiday gift! $6 for the tray, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

December Drop-in Story Times

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your child to a fun-filled story time for ages 6 months to 4 years. We will have songs and stories and a short classic film from Weston Woods will be shown each week. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required. 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

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

Make Fun Mirrors

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use our Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a small round mirror. 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. 

Throwback Thursdays Games—Classic Board Games

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades 2 - 5 are invited to visit the library and enjoy some 'old' games and hobbies. Each week we will have fun with an activity, game, or skill from yonder year. Dec. 21: Classic Board Games—come by and play some of the many classic board games the library has stored over the years.  No registration, no fee.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Story Time for Twos, Threes and Fours

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for a fun-filled story time for ages 2 through 4. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

December Drop-in Story Times

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your child to a fun-filled story time for ages 6 months to 4 years. We will have songs and stories and a short classic film from Weston Woods will be shown each week. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required. 

Happy Noon Year’s!

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Goodbye 2017 and welcome 2018! Let's get ready for the New Year by counting down until noon!  And, of course, there will be crafts and activities. For all ages, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Wilton Library Readers : Moonglow

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Moonglow by Michael Chabon 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.

Wilton Library’s 1st Mini Golf Fundraising Event Presented by Bankwell

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Join us for a fun day for all, adults and children alike
All proceeds benefit Wilton Library

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Brideshead Revisited

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Michael Hess will lead a discussion of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited which tells the story of middle-class narrator Charles Ryder’s involvement with and observations of the aristocratic, Catholic, and somewhat dysfunctional Flytes family between the world wars. Brideshead Castle is the setting for a nostalgic story that is not so much a commentary on class relations but is more about the conflicts of religious faith and societal values in our daily lives. Although it takes place almost a century ago, there are many parallels with our changing social mores and personal etiquette in the 21st century. Waugh deploys the razor-sharp dialogue characteristic of his more satirical writing, but the novel is more a meditation on the nature of grace and an elegy for the aristocratic lifestyle that was destined to fade along with the British Empire. And several of the leading characters are unforgettable, especially Aloysius, Sebastian's Teddy bear. In a double review in The Atlantic, Ben Heineman said: 'Downton Abbey is entertainment…Brideshead Revisited is art.'
 
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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Library Readers : Mothering Sunday

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift 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.

Senior Center Book Discussion: John Adams

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

Carol Kaelin will lead a discussion of David McCullough’s Pulitzer Price-winning biography John Adams which has taken its well-deserved place among the literary monuments commemorating the Founding Fathers of the United States. The extraordinary events of Adams’ life cannot possibly be summarized in a few sentences: from his role in the Revolution, the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, dangerous diplomatic dealings overseas, the Vice Presidency, the Presidency and more. And then there’s the intensely loving relationship with his wife and partner Abigail as well as his lifelong contentious relationship with Thomas Jefferson. From the Kirkus review: 'Despite the whopping length, there's not a wasted word in this superb, swiftly moving narrative, which brings new and overdue honor to a Founding Father.'  In addition to winning four Golden Globes, an HBO miniseries based on the book won 13 Emmy Awards, more than any other miniseries in history.
 
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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Wilton Library Readers : The Handmaid’s Tale

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 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.

Spring Benefit

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Save the date for a very special celebration! Wilton Library will hold its annual spring benefit at Silver Spring Country Club. Guests of the benefit will enjoy a festive evening. There will be great food in a beautiful environment, a unique silent auction, a fabulous live auction, entertainment and much more. Of course the date might just give you a hint as to what the theme will be…all things Irish!

We are especially pleased to be honoring this year, Carol and Bob Russell for their many years of loyal support and dedication to the Library. The library has been a beneficiary of their support over many years, both in large and small ways. Join us in celebrating these two amazing people. 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, March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Our Souls at Night

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

Janet Krauss will lead a discussion of Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. The novel begins when widow Addie Moore suddenly decides to pay a visit to her neighbor Louis Waters, himself a widower. Living in the familiar, fictional, small town of Holt Colorado, the setting for all of Kent Haruf’s stories, the two have known of each other for years but have never really known each other. Addie proposes that they begin to sleep together, not for sexual intimacy, but just to talk. The visit commences a relationship through which the two seek an antidote to the loneliness they feel in their lives, especially in the dark at night. The Philadelphia Enquirer said: '[Haruf] has given us a powerful, pared-down story of two characters who refuse to go gentle into that good night.'
 
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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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

Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 21 from 7 to 9 am. Sale is free to public from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, April 22 from noon to 5 pm, Monday April 23 from 10 am to 5 pm books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 3 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Sale is free to public from noon to 5 pm Sunday, April 22, Monday April 23 from 10 am to 5 pm books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 3 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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

Sale is free to public from 10 am to 5 pm Monday April 23 books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 3 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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

Sale is free to public Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 3 pm ($5 bag day).

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Last September

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Miwako Ogasawara will lead a discussion of The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen. The novel is a social satire of the dying Anglo-Irish Protestant Ascendency set around 1920, the period of violent uprisings of the ultimately successful Irish War of Independence against the ruling class which had dominated Ireland for about 300 years. It is also the story of a young woman coming of age against the ominous backdrop of brutal political violence by both the Irish Republican Army and the British security forces. In a discussion thread focusing on the 'luxurious beauty of the sentences and the flashes of unsuspecting dry humor,' Rohan Maitzen called it a 'combination of highly aestheticized language and social comedy, as if you are being batted around by [Virginia] Woolf on one side and [Jane] Austen on the other!'
 
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.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Michael Bellacosa will lead a discussion of Reckless Endangerment by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times business reporter Gretchen Morgenson and housing finance expert Joshua Rosner which provides one of the best explanations of the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. With facts and data from previously untapped sources as well as Rosner’s original research, this accessible analysis takes the reader behind the curtain at mortgage-finance behemoth Fannie Mae as well as the Federal Reserve, HUD, Congress, two presidents, and some of the biggest players on Wall Street. Reviewing the book, Stanford economics professor John Taylor wrote: 'In a series of clearly written narratives with many names, dates and figures, [the authors] show that government officials took actions that benefited well-connected individuals, who in turn helped the government officials. This mutual support system thwarted good economic policies and encouraged reckless ones. It thereby brought on the crisis, sending the economy into a tailspin.'
 
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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

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