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Upcoming Events

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

For 7th graders to 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.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: The Impact of History on Moral Being

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore accessible and dynamic poems selected from throughout Nobel Laureate [1980] Czeslaw Milosz’s wide-ranging poetic career. Judson Scruton  M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

WLA/SCORE: Learn About Quickbooks Online

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show small business owners if QuickBooks Online is right for the business. Participants will learn the basics and how to choose the right version for your business.

Our presenter Caren Schwartz is the founder and principal of Time & Cents Consultants, LLC as well as an associate of 35*45 Consulting. She helps legal and other service professionals select, install, and get the most out of their practice management, billing, accounting, and other firm-specific technologies. This workshop is free but, as a follow-up, Wilton Library will be offering one or more hands-on training workshops in its computer lab at a subsidized cost. Details about these training sessions, including the registration fee and sign-up link, will be available soon on the Wilton Library website.

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

Design a Pocket Mirror!

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come learn how to use our Button Maker and create unique pocket mirror. Registration required.

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

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

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

Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 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.

Princess Tea Party

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come to Wilton Library and enjoy 'tea' time with a favorite princess! At this fabulous FUNdraiser, children ages 4 and up will meet and greet a popular princess (or more) as well as enjoy some scrumptious refreshments and take home a sparkly craft. A wonderful photo opportunity for all! Costumes encouraged. $25.00 per child. Advance registration and payment at the Children's Library Reference Desk.

Experience 3D Printing

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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

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

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

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

WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? – Cecelia Bucki at Wilton Library

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Topic: Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation. Ma

In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme is 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?'

Historian and author Cecelia Bucki will survey the domestic unrest that plagued the United States following the end of World War One. The Treaty of Versailles signaled the end of World War One but on the homefront conflict continued. The Great War and its aftermath resulted in domestic repercussions such as general strikes, labor unrest, race riots, and Palmer raids. Nationally and here in Connecticut, peace remained elusive. This part of 1919 remains an untold part of 20th century U.S. history. Cecelia Bucki, Ph.D., has taught American history at Fairfield University for more than twenty-five years. Her specialties within U.S. History are social, labor and working-class, and immigration history. She is the author of the award-winning Bridgeport’s Socialist New Deal, 1915-1936 (University of Illinois Press, 2001). From 2011-2017, she was editor-in-chief of the journal Connecticut History Review

See the library’s registration link for details. The lecture is sponsored by Lila and Buck Griswold; Max Gabrielson is the moderator. 

The remaining lectures are as follows - please note the location of each lecture:
March 10 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Men in Black Sox” - Steve Wulf, ESPN
March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Votes for Women” - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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 such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 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 Feb. 18. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Senior Center Book Discussion: Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

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

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

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

Make Fun Buttons!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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.

Wilton Reads - Book Giveaway

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads program, paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz  by Heather Morris, will be distributed to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank. The books will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last in one morning and one evening session. See the library’s website for details on this community-wide reading program in which participants explore the Holocaust through insightful programming culminating with a visit from the author on April 11 at 7 p.m.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Wilton Reads - Book Giveaway

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads program, paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz  by Heather Morris, will be distributed to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank. The books will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last in one morning and one evening session. See the library’s website for details on this community-wide reading program in which participants explore the Holocaust through insightful programming culminating with a visit from the author on April 11 at 7 p.m.

Author Talk: Susan Conley: Elsey Come Home

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Author Susan Conley brings a heartfelt story of a woman’s identity crisis in her latest novel, Elsey Come Home. Elsey, the protagonist, is desperately trying to balance motherhood, a career as a painter, her role as a wife and a drinking problem she developed to help with her worries. Her husband gives her an ultimatum which sets Elsey on her personal journey.  Conley is the author of the novel Paris Was the Place and The Foremost Good Fortune, a book that won the Maine Literary Award for memoir. Born and raised in Maine, her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Paris Review. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. She spent three years in Beijing with her husband and two sons before moving back to Portland, Maine, where she currently lives. She teaches in the Stonecoast Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: The Impact of History on Moral Being

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore accessible and dynamic poems selected from throughout Nobel Laureate [1980] Czeslaw Milosz’s wide-ranging poetic career. Judson Scruton  M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

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

WLA/SCORE: Evaluating Your Business For Better Facebook Ads

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a 'Hotseats' program: an open forum workshop where attendees can discuss their business models and how to promote them with Facebook ads. Topics: determining your customer value, key components of an ad and sales page, types of ads, sample results and expectations. Subsequent workshops will take place to work on Facebook ads. 

Speaker is Ed Winslow, a career entrepreneur for 30 years. He formed Niche Quest Media, an online agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Display Advertising, Adwords and Facebook Ads.

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

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Come to Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun! Registration required, ages 2-6 with caregivers. Supported by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Python Coding with Cozmo

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 10 - 12 are invited to participate in this four-session coding program March 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no session March 23). Wilton High School student Nish Wangneo will teach kids Python coding for Cozmo, 'the smartest, cutest robot you've ever seen.'  Using library iPads and Cozmos, kids will work together to learn, create, problem solve, and have fun. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Caregivers for kids under age 12 must stay in the building. See library's registration link for more information about Nish. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Read Across America with Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Get out your striped hat and join us on Dr. Seuss's birthday to celebrate Read Across America! We will read some of Dr. Seuss's stories and do some fun Seuss-inspired crafting. For children ages 4 and up with their caregivers. No registration, no program fee.

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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

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

A Journey....A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society present “A Journey . . .” a one-woman show by Westport writer and actress Kimberly Wilson. Ms. Wilson was awarded “Best Playwright” in 2016 by the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival for the piece. At the end of the presentation, Ms. Wilson will conduct a “talk-back” session. Rooted in research, 'A Journey' is a tour-de-force of acting and song, as the statuesque Wilson modulates her powerful contralto from a whisper to a fervent spiritual, capturing the spirits of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, two invented characters she calls the Slave Woman and African Queen, and a new historical figure, Haggar Tonquin of Wilton. Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood as an integral part of the history of the United States. Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. See the library’s registration link for more details. Registration is highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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 such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 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.

Get Well, Stay Well: Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Get Well, Stay Well: A health literacy series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network presents a seminar on integrative medicine which includes therapies that address a holistic approach to health and healing. Facts and myths about alternative and complementary medicine also will be discussed. The featured speaker will be Dr. Kesav G. Nair, MD, FACP, a board-certified medical hematologist/oncologist and senior attending oncologist at the Norwalk Hospital C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center. Dr. Nair was part of the task force that created the integrative medicine program at Norwalk Hospital. The program and following Q&A session will be moderated by Wilton Library Trustee Saras Nair, MD who was previously Chairman of the Pathology Department at Norwalk Hospital. See library's registration link for more details. No charge for the program. Media Sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Paint It Up!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We’ll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Lecture: Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is an Interfaith Clergy-sponsored presentation by Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, author of In The Lion's Shadow: The Iranian Schindler And His Homeland In The Second World War. Dr. Mokhtari will tell us about the efforts of an Iranian diplomat stationed in Paris who was instrumental in protecting numerous Jews from the Holocaust: truly an example of mutual respect, tolerance, and assistance among religious groups in the face of a shared danger. This program was specially selected to complement this year’s Wilton Reads program.   No charge but donations are always welcome. Registration strongly suggested.

Sports Photography Class with Jesse Thompson

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Milford Photo's Jess Thompson as he helps the family photographer get into sport shape with a review of camera settings, techniques and accessories to help document the all the middle and high school sport action the season provides. If you are inspired by Wilton Arts Council Focus ’19 photography exhibition, come learn about how to take great photos yourself. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Lego® Club

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions-March 6, 13, 20, 27. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery, and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter at only about 400 lines. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University. He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. See the library's registration link for more details. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

The Physiology of Addiction: Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Ruth Potee, MD presents an overview of This presentation explores normal risk-taking behaviors of the developing brain as well as the impact of marijuana on the adolescent brain acutely and long-term. Dr. Potee will also address the risk and impact of addiction on adolescents with ADHD. This program is appropriate for parents of middle- and high-school students. Dr. Ruth Potee, MD is a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, MA. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Youth Services, and SPED-NET Wilton. See the library's registration link for details.  Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

For 7th graders to 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.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on March 8 and 22. No registration, no program fee.

Wilton Arts Council Focus ’19 Photography Exhibition Reception

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Reception for the photographers exhibiting in the Wilton Arts Council Focus '19 Juried Photography Exhibition, an annual exhibition featuring artists using a variety of photography media. Exhibition runs through March 29. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Reception and awards presentation open to the public.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Python Coding with Cozmo

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 10 - 12 are invited to participate in this four-session coding program March 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no session March 23). Wilton High School student Nish Wangneo will teach kids Python coding for Cozmo, 'the smartest, cutest robot you've ever seen.'  Using library iPads and Cozmos, kids will work together to learn, create, problem solve, and have fun. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Caregivers for kids under age 12 must stay in the building. See library's registration link for more information about Nish. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra-(Not) Just for Kids: The Beat Goes On! - Percussion

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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

New Perspectives Film Series

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The title for this monthly film series will be announced. Suggested donation: $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film.   Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Help Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun!

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

From March 10 to St. Patrick's Day, children will be able to look for Liam the Library Leprechaun all over Wilton Library during regular library hours! Every day Liam will be in a new location somewhere in the library and children will find him and tell us about it. Great opportunities for a funny photo! No registration required.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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

For 7th graders to 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.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

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

WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? – Steve Wulf at Wilton Historical Society

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Topic: Men in Black Sox
In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme is 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?' Veteran sports writer Steve Wulf is at the plate with the story of the infamous cheating scandal that enveloped the 1919 World Series.   Steve Wulf is a Senior Writer with ESPN, where he has happily worked since 1997, when he became one of the founding editors of ESPN The Magazine. See the library’s registration link for details. The lecture is sponsored by MaryGail and Jerry Gristina; Steve Hudspeth is the moderator. 

The final lecture is March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Votes for Women” - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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 such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 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.

Bit: The Creative Coding Robot

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

This fun and educational STEAM program where Technology meets Art, will have kids in grades 2 - 3 use their creativity and artistic expression, while developing logical reasoning and learning high level coding concepts. Bit is an educational coding robot for children who will learn to code with colors, using markers, stickers and tablet programming. This will be a two week program in both March and April, so each child is encouraged to sign up twice in March or April. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Wilton Library Readers : Asymmetry

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday 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.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions-March 6, 13, 20, 27. 

WLA/SCORE: Is Being a Virtual Assistant for You?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar where attendees will learn about the role of virtual assistant in order to decide if that is a viable and interesting career path. Topics include how to get started, how to get clients, what training is required and more.

Speaker Belinda Wasser is a business workflow and logistics expert with 25 years of experience. The company she founded, Rocket Girl Solutions, is hired by small businesses on a contract basis to act as their part-time, 'business manager'. She has worked with a range of high profile companies, including Digitas, EDS and The Center for Quality of Management..

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

Beyond Flower Gardens: Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn the role our native woody plants play in the lives of honey bees and our native pollinators and which plants you might want to include in your gardens. Margery Winters is the Assistant Director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, CT and manages their native plant gardens. She is past chairman of the Federated Garden Club Landscape Design Study Program and is a Master Landscape Design Consultant. See library’s registration link for more details. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, the Wilton Tree Committee and the Conservation Commission in collaboration with the Wilton Garden Club, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Norwalk River Watershed Association and Woodcock Nature Center.   No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery, and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter at only about 400 lines. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University. He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. See the library's registration link for more details. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Make Fun Buttons!

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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

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

American Legion Centennial Celebration

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86 is pleased to be a partner in the Wilton Reads 2019 program. The community is invited to visit the Post (112 Old Ridgefield Road, next to the Village Market) for a special exhibition that commemorates the centennial anniversary of the founding of the American Legion. Included in the exhibit are artifacts from World War II.  A “100th birthday” cake will be cut and served at 1 p.m. For information, please contact Post 86 at 203-918-3767.

Making Music with Jay and Ray

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Kids in grades K - 5 are invited to this brand-new reduce, reuse, and re-purpose program that introduces young people to these concepts in a fun and interactive way. There will be a multimedia presentation connecting music, movement, up-cycled art, tools and furniture.  Using various up-cycled items, children will get to interact with and jam with Jay and Ray.  Registration required.  Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Python Coding with Cozmo

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 10 - 12 are invited to participate in this four-session coding program March 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no session March 23). Wilton High School student Nish Wangneo will teach kids Python coding for Cozmo, 'the smartest, cutest robot you've ever seen.'  Using library iPads and Cozmos, kids will work together to learn, create, problem solve, and have fun. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Caregivers for kids under age 12 must stay in the building. See library's registration link for more information about Nish. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

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

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – Jamie Baum and Short Stories

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

NYC- based flutist and composer Jamie Baum returns to the Brubeck Room after her performance with the Jamie Baum Septet+ in 2016. Offering another side of her talents and imagination, she’ll introduce us to Short Stories. This group's emphasis is on improvisation with Baum's inspiration coming from the short but eloquent, harmonic and motif-packed compositions by such jazz icons and important early influences such as Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, and the grooves and melodies of more contemporary artists. Jamie Baum has toured the US and over 35 countries performing at major festivals and concert halls. She has performed with artists too numerous to mention. Her many awards and honors include a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, nine nominations by the Jazz Journalists Association for 'Flutist of the Year', and most recently made the short lists in the JazzTimes 2018 Readers’ Poll for both Best Flutist and Best New Release (for Bridges). See library’s registration link for more details. Reception following the concert. No charge. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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 such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 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.

Bit: The Creative Coding Robot

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

This fun and educational STEAM program where Technology meets Art, will have kids in grades 2 - 3 use their creativity and artistic expression, while developing logical reasoning and learning high level coding concepts. Bit is an educational coding robot for children who will learn to code with colors, using markers, stickers and tablet programming. This will be a two week program in both March and April, so each child is encouraged to sign up twice in March or April. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Conversations about Money - Getting your Kids Involved (from Children to Adults)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Whether you have young kids or grown kids, this workshop will offer insight and tips on the best ways to communicate with your kids about money. Traci Provost is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at Catamount Wealth Management. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Parent Information Series: The Pressure to be Perfect and its Unintended Consequences

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The third and final presentation in the Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series 2018-2019 features Dr. Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. This talk is designed to address the overwhelming pressure to be perfect that children feel resulting in the nationwide increase of anxiety disorders, addition and suicide in children and adolescence. Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. is an accomplished cognitive psychologist, professional speaker and founder of Clearview Consulting. Some of her noteworthy accomplishments include: 9 years as a university professor; twice a fellowship award recipient in support of research on Wisdom; published research scientist; and, an expert problem solver. Her life’s work is to educate and coach people, and organizations on how to maximize brain power and solve problems. Dr. Farrell brings 20+ years of expertise and passion to her work. This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, and Weston Youth Services. See registration link for more details. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions-March 6, 13, 20, 27. 

Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery, and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter at only about 400 lines. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University. He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. See the library's registration link for more details. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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

Bouncing Babies

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on March 8 and 22. No registration, no program fee.

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

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

Tales to Tails

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 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.

Wilton Library’s Human Library

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

“Don't judge a book by its cover”—but in this case, we mean human beings, not books! Our human books are community members who have volunteered to share their stories in order to break down barriers based on appearance or identity (e.g.; age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, lifestyle choices, etc.).

The Human Library is an international movement that started in Denmark in 2000 and is now held in more than 70 countries. Wilton Library is the first non-academic library in Connecticut to receive permission from the Human Library Organization to host an event. This is the time for open conversations between two people in a non-judgmental environment. Spend a few minutes with each “book.”  It is an opportunity for those who have faced prejudice to tell their story and show people who they really are; and it is a chance for others to change their preconceived notions based on a person’s appearance or identity.

No advance registration; no fee. Come and enjoy the experience. 

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Make Fun Buttons!

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

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

Wilton Candlelight Concert at Wilton Congregational Church: David Shifrin, Clarinet, Peter Wiley, Cello, and Anna Polonsky, Piano

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Renowned clarinetist David Shifrin will join with cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Anna Polonsky in a program of classic trios by Beethoven, Brahms, and Fauré. 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.

Holocaust Experience through Film

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00pm

Learn more about the Holocaust by viewing educational videos and survivor testimonies. Drop by Wilton Library’s computer training lab anytime during regular hours of operation, or watch at home at your convenience. Wilton Reads 2019 Educational Resources and Videos

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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 such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Angi Shearstone

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

March brings Angi Shearstone to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Angie returns to Weir Farm to resume her career from where it left off in 2016, when it was unfortunately interrupted by a car accident, mild traumatic brain injury, and post-concussion syndrome. But now, she has recovered enough to paint more regularly and she intends to get back on the artwork horse and resume painting a line of large oil and smaller watercolor landscapes as well as discovering in full how her art-making process may have changed due to the injury. See library’s registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Women and Wealth

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Women often make or share a large portion of the responsibility of the family’s financial decisions and yet women remain far behind in many areas of financial planning as well as overall financial knowledge and confidence. This seminar will be full of information from simple terms and definitions to investment strategies. Traci Provost is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at Catamount Wealth Management. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Tenth of December: Stories

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

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

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

Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Panel: Mutual Respect and Tolerance

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is the second part of the Wilton Reads Interfaith Clergy program.  Following the earlier program presented by Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, a panel of Wilton clergy will discuss such related topics as mutual respect and tolerance among religious groups. No charge but donations are always welcome. Registration strongly suggested. 

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Lego® Club

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions-March 6, 13, 20, 27. 

Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery, and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter at only about 400 lines. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University. He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. See the library's registration link for more details. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

Python Coding with Cozmo

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 10 - 12 are invited to participate in this four-session coding program March 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no session March 23). Wilton High School student Nish Wangneo will teach kids Python coding for Cozmo, 'the smartest, cutest robot you've ever seen.'  Using library iPads and Cozmos, kids will work together to learn, create, problem solve, and have fun. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Caregivers for kids under age 12 must stay in the building. See library's registration link for more information about Nish. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

In Concert: Igor Pikayzen and Friends

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

In conjunction with Wilton Reads, renowned violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen, Adrian Daurov on cello and Imri Talgam on piano will perform a concert of Holocaust-inspired music. The program will be evocative of the subject matter and story in The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the musical selections will include works by composers who perished or lived through the Holocaust. An informal reception follows the concert. The concert is made possible by Dr. Mark and Linda Rubinstein. Registration highly recommended.

Mindfulness for Teens

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Growing up today is not easy: social media, peer competition and society expectations can overwhelm and create stress, resulting in sleep problems, anxiety, depression and other issues. Mindfulness can help. With practice, it helps with clarity and focus in life, while allowing you to experience more peace, calm and acceptance towards yourself, others and life in general. Join us for our first Mindful Teen Meet-up! It will give you the opportunity to explore and practice mindfulness in a group setting with your peers and friends and ask any questions or difficulties you face while practicing mindfulness. For teens in grades 7-12. Registration highly recommended. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

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

WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? – Pam Dougherty at Wilton Historical Society

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Topic: Votes for Women
The final installment of the scholarly lecture series, 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?', brings Pam Dougherty of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. She will tell the story of the women's suffrage movement. The Nineteenth Amendment was passed by both houses of Congress in 1919 and would go on to complete its ratification process in 1920. This lecture will highlight Connecticut women who fought on a local, state and national level for the right to vote. Pam Dougherty is the Director of Development for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame and resides in Wilton. See registration link for more details. The lecture is sponsored by Judy and Hal Higby; Max Gabrielson is the moderator.  

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Bit: The Creative Coding Robot

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

This fun and educational STEAM program where Technology meets Art, will have kids in grades 2 - 3 use their creativity and artistic expression, while developing logical reasoning and learning high level coding concepts. Bit is an educational coding robot for children who will learn to code with colors, using markers, stickers and tablet programming. This will be a two week program in both March and April, so each child is encouraged to sign up twice in March or April. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Dr. Michael Nolan: Holocaust History Lecture

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Holocaust was one of the most horrific outcomes of a period in European history in which there was a proliferation of horrors.  This talk will attempt to address the developments that culminated in the mass murder of over six million European Jews.  In particular, Michael Nolan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of History and Non-Western Cultures, Western Connecticut State University will examine the conditions that made possible the genesis of the 'Final Solution' in Germany, which many contemporaries considered to be at the pinnacle of European civilization.  A Q& A session will follow the talk. There is no charge for the program. Registration highly recommended.

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton — Poetry Reflective of the Holocaust

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In conjunction with our 2019 Wilton Reads program, Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore poetry related to the Holocaust.  Poems will come from the anthology Holocaust Poetry compiled by Hilda Schiff, The Poetry of Survival, Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe edited by Daniel Weissbort, poems by W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Elie Wiesel, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko will be considered along with powerful poems by lesser-known voices. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. The series dates are April 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Wilton Reads—The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Discussion with Susan Boyar

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses our Wilton Reads selection. Beverages will be provided.  No charge. Registration recommended.

Spring Benefit

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Save the date for a very special celebration!  Wilton Library will hold its annual spring benefit at Rolling Hills Country Club. Guests of the benefit will enjoy a festive evening “Under the Sea.” There will be great food in a spectacular environment, both silent and live auctions, entertainment and much more.

We are especially pleased to be honoring this year, Jan & Ed MacEwen and Fairfield County Bank. Fairfield County Bank has been a longstanding community partner with the library through their support and funding of projects, Wilton Reads, events, and more. Carol Johnson, Branch Manager and Vice President for the Wilton location, serves on the library’s Board of Trustees. The MacEwen’s commitment to volunteering for the library is evidenced throughout with Ed’s creative artistry and 20+ years as the curator for the library’s monthly exhibits. Together, Jan and Ed have logged countless hours and years for the library’s book sales and Jan’s work as a book sale co-chair. Please join us in celebrating this very special occasion.

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

Holocaust Survivor Talk ‘Zachor – Remember’

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Born in Czechoslovakia, Judith Altmann was arrested and transported to the Auschwitz at age 14.  She will share her story of survival through extermination camps, slave labor camps, and the ‘death march’ to Bergen-Belsen.  Join us to hear her story and message of hope, and most importantly, to remember. Registration strongly recommended.

Girls Who Code Club

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

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

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

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

The Art of William Pachner

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Ann Pachner will present a slide show of the arc of the work of her father, the artist William Pachner. In 1915, William Pachner was born a Jew in the area of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that became Czechoslovakia. He came to the United States in 1939 to work as a commercial illustrator, and received news in 1945 that ‘All is lost’—the extermination by the Nazis of his mother, father, brother and 80 other family members. He then spent the next 60 years becoming a painter, imagining the circumstances of his people and that world, and giving us deeply felt images and a record of one person’s efforts to live with this knowledge and loss and finding the courage and will to affirm life. He was an award-winning artist with works in many museums. Ann Pachner is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She shares her father’s compelling story with the Wilton Reads audience. See the library’s registration link for more information. The sponsors of this program are Barbara and Martin Hirsh.   Registration recommended.

Bit: The Creative Coding Robot

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

This fun and educational STEAM program where Technology meets Art, will have kids in grades 2 - 3 use their creativity and artistic expression, while developing logical reasoning and learning high level coding concepts. Bit is an educational coding robot for children who will learn to code with colors, using markers, stickers and tablet programming. This will be a two week program in both March and April, so each child is encouraged to sign up twice in March or April. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Senior Center Book Discussion: An Artist of the Floating World

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

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

Wilton Library Readers : The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 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 Poetry with Judson Scruton — Poetry Reflective of the Holocaust

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In conjunction with our 2019 Wilton Reads program, Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore poetry related to the Holocaust.  Poems will come from the anthology Holocaust Poetry compiled by Hilda Schiff, The Poetry of Survival, Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe edited by Daniel Weissbort, poems by W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Elie Wiesel, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko will be considered along with powerful poems by lesser-known voices. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. The series dates are April 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Wilton Reads: Author Visit - Heather Morris: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Author Heather Morris’s talk is the culminating event of the library’s thirteenth Wilton Reads town-wide reading program.  Ms. Morris will be presented with the Grodin Family Fine Writers Award before her talk. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. The historical fiction based on Lale’s life also is a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions. Heather Morris is a native of New Zealand, now residing in Australia. She was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wilton Reads – New Perspectives Film Series: The Accountant of Auschwitz

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

In conjunction with our Wilton Reads program, our New Perspectives documentary film series will present The Accountant of Auschwitz, a 2018 documentary about the 2015 trial in Germany of an SS Officer who was a bookkeeper at that concentration camp. In the 1980s he had come out publicly about his time during WW2 in reaction to the rise of Holocaust denial with Groning vehemently denouncing the Holocaust deniers based on his own first-hand experiences at Auschwitz. The film raises many important issues about how Germany handled its Holocaust responsibility after the war as well as issues of personal culpability, redemption, possibly even forgiveness.  Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A session and discussion will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton — Poetry Reflective of the Holocaust

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In conjunction with our 2019 Wilton Reads program, Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore poetry related to the Holocaust.  Poems will come from the anthology Holocaust Poetry compiled by Hilda Schiff, The Poetry of Survival, Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe edited by Daniel Weissbort, poems by W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Elie Wiesel, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko will be considered along with powerful poems by lesser-known voices. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. The series dates are April 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton — Poetry Reflective of the Holocaust

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In conjunction with our 2019 Wilton Reads program, Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore poetry related to the Holocaust.  Poems will come from the anthology Holocaust Poetry compiled by Hilda Schiff, The Poetry of Survival, Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe edited by Daniel Weissbort, poems by W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Elie Wiesel, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko will be considered along with powerful poems by lesser-known voices. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. The series dates are April 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

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

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

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

Wilton Library Readers : Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 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: Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

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

Wilton Library Readers : Exit West

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 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 Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Coinciding with Wilton's town Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair, this sale is located out in front of the Library and specializes in great summer "reads" and selections for all ages.  Bargains galore and something for everyone.

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

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

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

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