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Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. 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 Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. 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 Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Experience the Zentangle Art Method

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you love art, whether you are a beginner who thinks you can’t draw or an experienced artist, the Zentangle method has something for everyone. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns.  This class is open to beginners as well as those with previous experience. Join us to build up your repertoire and create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. Supplies will be provided, but please bring any tools you already have. For Adults ages 18+. Registration required with $5 fee payable at time of registration. Please call 203-762-6342 to register.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, September 20, 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.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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

Saturday, 9 – 10 a.m. Early Buying $5 Admission
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission
Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. Free admission
Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All items half price on Monday
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, September 21, 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. This is a one-on-one session 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.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, September 21, 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.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just for Kids—Musical Journeys: Brass

Saturday, September 21, 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'. Ages 4 and up with caregivers. See registration link for details Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. Free admission
Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All items half price on Monday
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  tea towel, apron, baby's bib, or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+, payable upon arrival.

This is a one-on-one session 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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Sunday, September 22, 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.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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

Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All items half price on Monday
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Crafter's Choice for Cricut

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Your choice of project while supplies last.  Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper, desk cube, tumbler or learn to etch a pub glass, coffee mug or water bottle. Prices vary from $4 - 12. 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.

Rockin' Rhythms

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Rockin' Rhythms is Ray’s way (of Jay and Ray) of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but also socially and behaviorally as well. We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will. We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars, to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music. Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Please note:  no sessions on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. Registration required. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 23, 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.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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

Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Ready Readers

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales and more. Children will hear stories, participate in activities, and occasionally watch short book films as well. Drop-in. Call for details 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $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.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, September 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. This is a one-on-one session 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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. 

Book Folding Art

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Join us to learn a fun way to re-use and re-purpose an old book. Learn how to fold a book into a simple picture (for example: a heart, a paw print, or a star) during this class. We will provide the book, the pencil, the ruler and the pattern to follow to create a unique piece of art. Bring your measuring and folding skills and you will be surprised at what you will create! For adults ages 18+. Space is limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

College Frenzy: How to Manage and Minimize the Stress

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The College Process has come to be viewed as THE BIG EVENT in the lives of students and their families. The pressure associated with THE BIG EVENT often creates a lot of negative fallout such as ruptured relationships and high levels of stress and anxiety. In this updated presentation, Parent Coach and Clinical Psychologist Susan Bauerfeld, PhD and College Consultant Victoria Hirsch will offer tips, strategies and suggestions for viewing the college process as a natural next step rather than THE BIG EVENT and for managing the process in ways that foster resilience and relationships rather than discord and despair. This presentation is for parents of 8th-12th graders. All parents and interested parties are welcome to attend. No charge but registration strongly encouraged. Sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services, SPED*NET Wilton, and Wilton Presbyterian Church. Please contact Genevieve Eason at geason@wiltonyouth.com with questions. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. 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 Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, dance and child-parent interaction. 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 Aug. 26, 2019 and must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Storybook STEM Series

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for storybook infused STEM programs twice monthly throughout September to November. Children in first to second grade will listen to read-a-loud picture books and follow up with a STEM related craft. We will read Perfect Square by Michael Hall (9/12), What to do With A Box by Jane Yolen (9/26), The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spire (10/10), The Magic Hat by Mem Fox (10/24), Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty (11/7), and Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty (11/21). Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; no fee.

WLA/SCORE: How to Become a Trusted Advisor in Your Business to Grow and Sustain Your Business

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show how to become a trusted advisor or influencer in your business. We will learn: Process to become a Trusted Advisor or Influencer in your business; How this process strategy will grow and sustain your business; Why values and beliefs in your business are important to your audience; Value Statements and their strategic role to increase sales; Influence strategy to enhance your sales & marketing objectives; Why it is important to be compelling versus unique in your business. 

Our speaker Chris Salem is a life & business strategist and radio show host who has partnered with entrepreneurs, corporate executives and sales professionals to create sustainable success at the next level. He has a successful career of 26 years as a senior sales executive. He co-authored Mastering the Art of Success with Jack Canfield.

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. Media sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin.  Registration required. No charge. 

Bouncing Babies

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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. No registration, no program fee.

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel. $5 per towel, payable upon arrival.

This is a one-on-one session 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.

“Longest way round is the shortest way home”: A 3-part Series on How to Read James Joyce

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Mark Schenker of Yale College will present three lecture-discussions on how to appreciate Joyce’s own method of detouring—of using indirection to find direction—in the writer’s presentation of the extraordinarily rich dimensions of everyday life. With an overview of Joyce’s method in Dubliners (1914) and A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man (1916) as a foundation, Dean Schenker will give close attention to 'The Dead' and provide a brief introduction to how the method is extended in Ulysses. Over the course of the sessions, participants will gain an appreciation of how Joyce’s symbolical realism enables readers to see both what is present and what is hidden in the author’s texts. Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990 and is currently a senior associate dean of the College and Dean of Academic Affairs. See registration link for more details about the program and the speaker. Each lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Wine and cheese will be served afterwards for those who wish to stay for refreshment and further discussion. No charge for the program. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, September 29, 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 30, 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.

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