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Mother Goose on the Loose - March 5th Session Cancelled

Thursday, Mar. 5, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

March 5th Session Cancelled due to inclement weather!

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Registration Filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose - March 5th Session Cancelled

Thursday, Mar. 5, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

March 5th Session Cancelled due to inclement weather!

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  Registration Filled.

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Digital Scanner.  Learn how to scan photos, slides and negatives and then convert them into digital pictures. For ages 13-113.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 5, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Introduction to Die Cutting

Friday, Mar. 6, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning how to use the Cricut Explore, an electronic cutting machine and software for cards, scrapbooks and more? For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students.  Registration required.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Mar. 7, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 - 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Saturday, Mar. 7, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13-113. Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room: Julian Lage

Saturday, Mar. 7, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Julian Lage is an American guitarist, composer & arranger living in NYC. Often categorized as a jazz musician, his music is rooted in both traditional & acoustic forms. In addition to his own quintet he has recorded with Gary Burton, David Grisman, Eric Harland, Anthony Wilson, Martin Taylor (a Hot & Cool alum), Joshua Bell & Yoko Ono. See website for details. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Reception follows the concert. CDs will be available for purchase and signing. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 p.m. if space is available.

Coding with Khan for 5th and 6th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Students in grades 5 – 6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must have registered for the first session. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Digital Scanner.  Learn how to scan photos, slides and negatives and then convert them into digital pictures. For ages 13-113.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Coding with Khan for 7th & 8th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 8, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must be registered for the first session. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

How the Other Half Lives—Bonnie Yochelson

Sunday, Mar. 8, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Part of The Gilded Age: Culture and Conflict at the End of the 19th Century.

In 1890, Jacob A. Riis published How the Other Half Lives, a best-selling book that revealed the horrific conditions of New York's slums, which were the worst in the world. A Danish-born immigrant, Riis was a charismatic writer and speaker who engaged the conscience of his readers while entertaining them. He stumbled upon the innovative idea of using photographs to enhance his message. Author of a dozen books and hundreds of articles, Riis traveled the country giving illustrated lectures until his death in 1914. Join us for a fresh interpretation of Riis' contribution to social reform and photographic history by Bonnie Yochelson, art historian and independent curator, in the fourth lecture in the 8th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society.

Bonnie Yochelson was formerly Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York, which holds the Jacob A. Riis Collection of Photographs. Among her books are Alfred Stieglitz New York (2010) and Berenice Abbott: Changing New York, The Complete WPA Project (1997). She is currently preparing a complete catalogue of the Jacob A. Riis Collection of Photographs and is organizing an accompanying exhibition with the Library of Congress, which holds the Jacob A. Riis Papers. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from New York University and is on the faculty of the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Mar. 9, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Introduction to Soldering

Monday, Mar. 9, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning the basics of soldering? If so, join us for a one-hour session where we'll create a blinking pin for you to wear. For ages 13-113.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 5 students per session.  Registration required.  

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join Wilton 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Cryptozoology Club

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Make tracks for a chilling conversation about the Abominable Snowman.  No one's caught a Yeti yet, but evidence abounds that something weird stomps through mountain snow.  Is it an unknown creature, or just a few flakes?  Could a hairy hominid inhabit Himalayan slopes?  Do Bumbles bounce?  Drift on over for delightful debate, plus plow through enough snacks to satisfy the most abominable appetite. Registration required, Grades 3-6. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors is held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org. No charge. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruits and beverages will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: And Who is My Neighbor?

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Wilton Clergy, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library invite you to a four-part lecture series: 'And Who Is My Neighbor? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and Conflict.'   The lectures are Tuesdays in March and feature guest speakers who will address the question of how civility and compassion can repair and transform community life, especially when diversity, differences of opinion, polarization or even hostile conflict appear in our midst. 

Professor Sarah Azaransky of Union Theological Seminary in New York City leads off the series with a lecture on how a community can transform an 'us vs. them' mentality into 'we.'   No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Please register for each session separately.

Remaining sessions:

March 17th: Kevin Meehan - Ambler Farm, Colleen Fawcett - Wilton Youth Services Director,  Dr. Charles Smith, Wilton Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

March 24th: Judith Altmann - Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Kareem Adeeb - Imam of the American Institute for Islamic Studies and Chair, Interfaith Council of Southwest Connecticut;

March 31st: Panel of Wilton Clergy Association members. Registration strongly recommended.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page under Books.

Free Downloads - Music

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates our free downloadables and streaming music.  You will learn about our streaming jazz and classical music (Naxos Music Library), and downloadable popular music (Hoopla Digital), all available 24/7 from Wilton Library.  There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards.  Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration is strongly suggested.    

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

3D Makers

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Design and print your very own 3D object. During this class you will get hands on experience using a 3D design website with our helpful library staff by your side to assist you. Designs should be about 5cm in size and can be picked up on another day if they take a long time to print. For ages 8-12.  Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Registration required for each separate date. 

Mother Goose on the Loose - March 5th Session Cancelled

Thursday, Mar. 12, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

March 5th Session Cancelled due to inclement weather!

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Registration Filled.

Parables as Poetic Fiction with Gerald Weiss

Thursday, Mar. 12, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he takes a new look at the Biblical parables as poetic fiction and provocative metaphors. Participants will reread and listen to some of the most familiar parables from Scripture from a literary standpoint. Dr. Weiss will examine the nature of parable, allegory and metaphor and review different kinds of parables with one or more parables being the focus of each week. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University, pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University and received his Ph.D. from Gregorian University in Rome. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins.  Registration required. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose - March 5th Session Cancelled

Thursday, Mar. 12, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

March 5th Session Cancelled due to inclement weather!

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  Registration Filled.

Technology Classes - Learn to Learn with Atomic Training and Transparent Language

Thursday, Mar. 12, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Do you want to learn new computer skills or a foreign language but can't get to a class? Join Melissa Baker who will demonstrate two of our online learning services—Atomic Training and Transparent Language. In the privacy of your own home or from any place you have Internet access, you can learn to use software products from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Google with Atomic Training and learn to speak over 95 languages with Transparent Language. NOTE: Use of Atomic Training and Transparent Language through Wilton Library is limited to Wilton residents. Demonstration-style class. Registration encouraged.

Get Ready for Pi Day!

Thursday, Mar. 12, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

What is Pi(e)? Yes, it’s a delicious dessert made from apples or cherries, but drop the ‘e’ and pi is a number that is approximately 3.14159265, and it doesn’t stop there. The numbers to the right of the decimal point will go on forever. What is Pi Day? It’s an unofficial holiday that celebrates the mathematical constant pi or p on March 14th. Why is this a special year to celebrate Pi Day? The first five digits of pi are 3.1415 which correspond to the digital date for March 14, 2015.  On March 12th, come help us get ready to celebrate Pi Day with some fun activities including making color coded p bracelets and Pi Day hats. We will learn why pi (p) is so important to the circle and will create designs from circles. Finally, what better way to celebrate Pi Day then with a variety of yummy pies to eat. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.  Registration required, for grades 3 & 4. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 12, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Thursday, Mar. 12, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 - 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

VHS-DVD Conversion

Friday, Mar. 13, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Looking for a way to convert your old home videos from VHS to DVD? If so, we're happy to teach you. Please be aware that conversion time is one-to-one.  A two hour tape requires two hours to convert.  For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. 

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Mar. 13, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Children ages 2 – 6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended; no fee. Parent and each child must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Wilton Arts Council Focus '15 Art Exhibition Reception

Friday, Mar. 13, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Reception for the photographers exhibiting in the Wilton Arts Council Focus '15 Juried Photography Exhibition, an annual exhibition featuring artists using a variety of photography media. Exhibition runs through March 28. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Reception open to the public. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Mar. 14, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Pi Day!

Saturday, Mar. 14, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Join us for a celebration of Pi Day on 3/14/15 (or 3.1415) there will be contests and fun crafts for children of all ages. How many numbers of pi can you memorize? Recite them to the children's librarian and you can win a special Pi Day prize. Can you guess the circumference of the pie? If you do, you can win a pie to take home! No registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Introduction to 3D Printing

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 - 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Saturday, Mar. 14, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13-113. Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

New Perspectives Film Series: Elaine Stritch—Shoot Me

Saturday, Mar. 14, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

In the revealing and poignant Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is a ferocious, funny and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend as she reached her 87th year and marks the directorial debut of acclaimed documentary producer Chiemi Karasawa.   Suggested donation of $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. 

Drop-in Saint Patrick's Day Crafts

Sunday, Mar. 15, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Come to the Wilton Library and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with some Irish crafts. Kids can make paper plate rainbows with pots of gold and leprechaun traps. Drop in, no registration required.   

Introduction to Soldering

Sunday, Mar. 15, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of soldering? If so, join us for a one-hour session where we'll create a blinking pin for you to wear. For ages 13-113.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 5 students per session.  Registration required.  

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Mar. 16, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Introduction to 3D Printing

Monday, Mar. 16, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 - 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: B. Lester

Monday, Mar. 16, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

*This event was originally scheduled for January 26th. March 16th is the new date.*

March brings Benisse Lester to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Ms. Lester’s paintings will depict the grounds and interior of Weir Farm celebrating and honoring the beauty and heritage of the farm and J. Alden Weir. The work will be primarily in plein air and directly from the subject material incorporating still life and figures. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Discover Innovation Station's Singer Futura XL-400 Sewing Machine!  Learn how designs can be printed on fabric, bags and more.  Afterward, you may sign up for an individual session to review the machine basics. For ages 13-113.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join Wilton 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Tuesday Book Buzz

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker, two of Wilton Library’s knowledgeable librarians. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend. Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits. No charge. Registration suggested especially during the winter months.

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: And Who is My Neighbor?

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Wilton Clergy, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library invite you to a four-part lecture series: 'And Who Is My Neighbor? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and Conflict.'   The lectures are Tuesdays in March and feature guest speakers who will address the question of how civility and compassion can repair and transform community life, especially when diversity, differences of opinion, polarization or even hostile conflict appear in our midst. 

This session features Kevin Meehan - Ambler Farm, Colleen Fawcett - Wilton Youth Services Director,  Dr. Charles Smith, Wilton Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; examining ways we can give our youth community-building skills.   No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Please register for each session separately.

Remaining sessions:

March 24th: Judith Altmann - Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Kareem Adeeb - Imam of the American Institute for Islamic Studies and Chair, Interfaith Council of Southwest Connecticut;

March 31st: Panel of Wilton Clergy Association members. Registration strongly recommended.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Introduction to 3D Printing

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 - 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Technology Classes - Basic PowerPoint

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Our newest instructor, Michael Bellacosa, shows how to create and format a basic presentation in PowerPoint 2007 in this free class. Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required. Advance registration required. Class limited to 16 students. Note: To insure the best learning experience for all, latecomers will not be seated ten minutes past the posted start time. 

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

3D Makers

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Design and print your very own 3D object. During this class you will get hands on experience using a 3D design website with our helpful library staff by your side to assist you. Designs should be about 5cm in size and can be picked up on another day if they take a long time to print. For ages 8-12.  Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Registration required for each separate date. 

Technology Classes - Basic PowerPoint

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Our newest instructor, Michael Bellacosa, shows how to create and format a basic presentation in PowerPoint 2007 in this free class. Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required. Advance registration required. Class limited to 16 students. Note: To insure the best learning experience for all, latecomers will not be seated ten minutes past the posted start time. 

Mother Goose on the Loose - March 5th Session Cancelled

Thursday, Mar. 19, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

March 5th Session Cancelled due to inclement weather!

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Registration Filled.

Parables as Poetic Fiction with Gerald Weiss

Thursday, Mar. 19, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he takes a new look at the Biblical parables as poetic fiction and provocative metaphors. Participants will reread and listen to some of the most familiar parables from Scripture from a literary standpoint. Dr. Weiss will examine the nature of parable, allegory and metaphor and review different kinds of parables with one or more parables being the focus of each week. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University, pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University and received his Ph.D. from Gregorian University in Rome. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins.  Registration required. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose - March 5th Session Cancelled

Thursday, Mar. 19, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

March 5th Session Cancelled due to inclement weather!

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  Registration Filled.

Introduction to Die Cutting

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning how to use the Cricut Explore, an electronic cutting machine and software for cards, scrapbooks and more? For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students.  Registration required.

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 19, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Poetry in Motion—Breaking the Mold

Friday, Mar. 20, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Poetry in Motion— Breaking the Mold is a two-performance, poetry and arts event created by teens in grades 7 through 12. Receptions follow each evening’s performance. Tickets: $5 on sale Friday, March 6th. Snow date: Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Mar. 21, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Poetry in Motion—Breaking the Mold

Saturday, Mar. 21, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Poetry in Motion— Breaking the Mold is a two-performance, poetry and arts event created by teens in grades 7 through 12. Receptions follow each evening’s performance. Tickets: $5 on sale Friday, March 6th. Snow date: Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m. 

Coding with Khan for 5th and 6th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 22, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Students in grades 5 – 6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must have registered for the first session. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Sunday, Mar. 22, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13-113. Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

Coding with Khan for 7th & 8th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 22, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must be registered for the first session. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

From Civil War to Revolution: The Rapid Industrialization of America and the Challenges We Still Face - Matthew Warshauer

Sunday, Mar. 22, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

In this final lecture of the 8th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, will explore the remarkable and fast-paced changes to American life in the aftermath of the Civil War. Mass production during the conflict caused the nation to travel from the edge of industrialization to full blown industrial revolution. The nature of work changed drastically, as did home life, as millions moved from farm to city. Was it the Gilded Age or industrialized poverty? What was government's role and responsibility in this new economy? How much should government then and now be involved in the nation's economic future?

Dr. Warshauer received his B.A. in history from Central Connecticut State University and completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies at Saint Louis University. He joined the faculty at CCSU in the fall of 1997, and has served as editor of Connecticut History from 2003 to 2011. In 2007, Dr. Warshauer won the Connecticut State University Trustees Research Award, and in 2012 the Association for the Study of Connecticut History Bruce Fraser Award in Public History and the New England History Teacher's Association's prestigious Kidger Award for distinguished research and innovative teaching. His publications include: Connecticut in the American Civil War, Andrew Jackson in Context, and Inside Connecticut and the Civil War: Essays on One State's Struggles.

Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Kathleen and Bill Brennan
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Mar. 23, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Patricia Miranda

Monday, Mar. 23, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

March brings Patricia Miranda to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Patricia utilizes natural materials to reveal connections between art, science, history and culture. She will incorporate Weir Farm as content in her work, the Witness Project, an installation using natural materials as a lens to uncover larger narratives.  Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. 

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Monday, Mar. 23, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13-113. Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

Parenting Book Series with Dr. Susan Bauerfeld

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD Coach and mother of three boys, reviews several parenting books over the course of the year chosen for their soundness and relevance to the community. The book for March is Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race. Reading the book is not required, but it is encouraged and will likely enhance the discussion.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Parent Connection and Wilton Library.  Registration strongly encouraged. 

Senior Center Book Discussion: Persuasion

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Elaine Tai-Lauria will lead a discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen. As described by Susan Ostrov Weisser in the Introduction to the Barnes & Nobel Classics 2005 edition, “…Persuasion has often been seen as the thinking reader's Pride and Prejudice.”   This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through May. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Children in grades 3 through 5 are invited to join Wilton Library’s new Nutmeg book club. The Nutmeg Book Award is a program designed for kids in the state of Connecticut.  Each year children have the opportunity to read ten carefully chosen books and then vote for their favorite in May.  There are two levels for children: Elementary (grades 2-4) and Intermediate (grades 4-6).  In this club kids can choose to read one of the assigned monthly books or all two or three.  We will come together to discuss the books, have snacks, play games, and do other fun book-related activities.  This month's book choices are Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay (Elem.), Miracle Mud by David A. Kelly (Elem.), King of the Mound by Wes Tooke (Inter.) and Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee. 

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: And Who is My Neighbor?

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Wilton Clergy, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library invite you to a four-part lecture series: 'And Who Is My Neighbor? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and Conflict.'   The lectures are Tuesdays in March and feature guest speakers who will address the question of how civility and compassion can repair and transform community life, especially when diversity, differences of opinion, polarization or even hostile conflict appear in our midst. 

Judith Altmann - Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Kareem Adeeb - Imam of the American Institute for Islamic Studies and Chair, Interfaith Council of Southwest Connecticut will discuss how we can disagree while still fostering community in this third session.

Remaining session:

March 31st: Panel of Wilton Clergy Association members.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

AARP Driver Safety Class

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests – classroom only. NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Registration required. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

3D Makers

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Design and print your very own 3D object. During this class you will get hands on experience using a 3D design website with our helpful library staff by your side to assist you. Designs should be about 5cm in size and can be picked up on another day if they take a long time to print. For ages 8-12.  Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Registration required for each separate date. 

Parables as Poetic Fiction with Gerald Weiss

Thursday, Mar. 26, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he takes a new look at the Biblical parables as poetic fiction and provocative metaphors. Participants will reread and listen to some of the most familiar parables from Scripture from a literary standpoint. Dr. Weiss will examine the nature of parable, allegory and metaphor and review different kinds of parables with one or more parables being the focus of each week. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University, pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University and received his Ph.D. from Gregorian University in Rome. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins.  Registration required. See registration link for more details.

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 26, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Wilton Library’s Wine Tasting Benefit & Restaurant Showcase

Thursday, Mar. 26, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Please join us for the Sixth Annual Wilton Library Wine Tasting Benefit & Restaurant Showcase, a delightful evening benefiting Wilton Library. Sample wines from around the world, courtesy of New Canaan Wine Merchants. Tasting notes and an overview will add to the evening’s enjoyment along with wonderful hors d'oeuvres (chosen to complement the wines) provided by some of Wilton’s finest restaurants and food purveyors. 10% of all sales from the evening will also benefit the library (free wine delivery is available from New Canaan Wine Merchants). Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling Jennifer Wallace at 203-762-3950 ext. 239, downloading the registration form below and returning it to the Development Office, or by visiting the library’s Circulation Desk and registering. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event, providing space is available. We are limited to 125 people, so don’t miss out on this wonderful event and purchase your tickets in advance!

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room: Ali Ryerson Trio

Friday, Mar. 27, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

With a career spanning over four decades, jazz flutist Ali Ryerson consistently ranks among the top flutists in the DownBeat Jazz Poll. Ryerson has released nearly two-dozen albums as leader or co-leader on major jazz labels and has recorded and performed with jazz greats such as Stephane Grappelli, Red Rodney, Roy Haynes, Hubert Laws, Art Farmer, Kenny Barron, Frank Wess, and Joe Beck. Don Friedman on piano and David Finck on bass will be joining her on stage.  See website for details. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Reception follows the concert. CDs will be available for purchase and signing. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by7:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 p.m. if space is available.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Mar. 28, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, Mar. 28, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required.

Coding with Khan for 5th and 6th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 29, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Students in grades 5 – 6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must have registered for the first session. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Coding with Khan for 7th & 8th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 29, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must be registered for the first session. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Mar. 30, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Introduction to 3D Printing

Monday, Mar. 30, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 - 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: And Who is My Neighbor?

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Wilton Clergy, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library invite you to a four-part lecture series: 'And Who Is My Neighbor? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and Conflict.'   The lectures are Tuesdays in March and feature guest speakers who will address the question of how civility and compassion can repair and transform community life, especially when diversity, differences of opinion, polarization or even hostile conflict appear in our midst. 

In this final session, a panel comprised of Wilton Clergy Association members will explore what the world's great faith traditions teach about sustaining community.   No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Please register for each session separately.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Parables as Poetic Fiction with Gerald Weiss

Thursday, Apr. 2, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he takes a new look at the Biblical parables as poetic fiction and provocative metaphors. Participants will reread and listen to some of the most familiar parables from Scripture from a literary standpoint. Dr. Weiss will examine the nature of parable, allegory and metaphor and review different kinds of parables with one or more parables being the focus of each week. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University, pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University and received his Ph.D. from Gregorian University in Rome. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins.  Registration required. See registration link for more details.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Apr. 6, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Apr. 20, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

When Can I Have A…

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

When can I have a … lightsaber? Our brand-new “When Can I Have A...?” program explores the ever-changing boundary between science and science fiction. What obstacles stand between us and the life-changing high-tech gadgets we crave? What scientific discoveries are inching us closer to our dreams? Could a lightsaber really work? The answers will come. Join us and find out when. Program is open to Jedi and Sith grades 3 to 6. Use of Force lightning is prohibited. Expect readings, videos, enthusiastic conversation and enough snacks to satisfy a bantha. Registration suggested.

Author Talk: Erik Larson - Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson is known for expertly transporting readers to past worlds. With his remarkable new work of nonfiction, Dead Wake, he ushers readers aboard the Lusitania as it begins its tragic and final crossing. It is a timely trip, as 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster. This will be Mr. Larson’s only Connecticut appearance. He is the bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award-winning The Devil in the White City. His other national bestsellers include Isaac's Storm, Thunderstruck, and In the Garden of Beasts, which hit #1 and remained on the bestseller list for 35 weeks. The purchase of the book, Dead Wake, (releasing March 10th) gains attendees entry into the event. The price is $30 and includes two seats at the event and one hardcover copy of Dead Wake (cost of book $28.00 + tax), plus the Brown Paper Ticket fee. A portion of the book sales benefits Wilton Library. Additional books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books. There will be a book signing after the talk. Ticket purchase required.

Click here for information and ticket/book reservations.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Apr. 27, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 6, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 13, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 20, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Saturday, May. 30, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

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