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Poetry in Motion for Teens—Inside Out

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 10:00 AM to Saturday, Oct. 31, 5:00 PM

Wilton Library’s annual program for teens in grades 7-12 is once again starting and we want your poetry! We're looking for original poems (serious or humorous; short or long) addressing this year's theme, “Inside Out.” What is Inside Out? Perhaps it's the face you show the world while hiding what's inside. It could be that his shirt is inside out or she knows the city inside out. Or maybe it's just that you loved the movie 'Inside Out!' It's all up to your interpretation.  Approximately 30 poems will be selected for a two-performance event in March 2016 at the library. Poems will be paired with art and possibly music or song. So start the creative juices flowing! Submissions accepted now through October 31, 2015. Please send as a Word document to teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org.  Questions? Call 203-762-3950, ext. 243. This program is sponsored by Wilton Library with funding from generous donors.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Sep. 5, 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.

Technology Classes: Basic Computers

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us for our Basic Computers class which will serve as the introduction to the topics you need to know and be comfortable with in order to get the most out of our slate of upcoming technology classes which will begin in September.  Topics covered in this session include saving files, Internet browsers, email, and printing.  Class limited to 6 students and registration is required.

POW! BAM! ZAP! Superhero Smackdown: The Sweet Sixteen

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Choose a side: Marvel or DC! Which has the best heroes? Support your favorite costumed characters as they go toe-to-toe in super slug-fests to win the title of world's greatest hero. Read, watch and discuss thrilling tales then vote for a winner. This week: SUPERMAN vs THOR.  For grades 3-6, registration required. 8 Tuesdays feature 16 superheroes through Oct 27.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 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. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. No charge. Registration highly encouraged.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

Author Talk: What We Talk About When We're Over 60

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Those of us who are over sixty are not amused at being compared to aging wine, and certainly not cheese. In this book, thirty women - writers, educators, businesswomen, motivational speakers, mothers, grandmothers, retirees, an artist, a hairdresser, a psychic, a farmer, a psychologist, and a dancer - each share a story about something that changed everything. You - especially if you're a woman over sixty - will laugh and cry and maybe gasp at these funny, enlightening, and bawdy tales because they'll remind you of your own life. Attendees are invited to meet some of the authors. Let's do this over-sixty thing together. Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

WLA - Wilton Library Readers : The Golem and the Jinni

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Free Downloads - eBooks and Audiobooks

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards.  Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration is strongly suggested.

Technology Classes: Basic Microsoft Office

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join instructor Michael Bellacosa for our Basic Microsoft Office class which will serve as the introduction to upcoming classes in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Topics covered will include those features common to the most popular Microsoft Office products, including the Ribbon, highlighting, cut and paste and more.  Class limited to 16 students and registration is required.

Monogrammed Chef’s Aprons

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

In this one-on-one session, we'll introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and then show you how to monogram your initials onto a chef's apron.. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  Registration required. 

Technology Classes: Basic Microsoft Office

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join instructor Michael Bellacosa for our Basic Microsoft Office class which will serve as the introduction to upcoming classes in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Topics covered will include those features common to the most popular Microsoft Office products, including the Ribbon, highlighting, cut and paste and more.  Class limited to 16 students and registration is required.

Ben Van Vechten Seminar: Literary Goulash

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

Ben Van Vechten returns to the Wilton Library for a special 2-day seminar entitled Literary Goulash in which he discusses poetry readings of his choosing. Copies of the selections will be available at the front desk one week before the seminar begins. This program is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. There is no charge for the program but advance registration is required.

Making Tailgate Party Invites with the Die Cutter

Thursday, Sep. 10, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Let us show you how to use the die cutter to create fun invitations for all those fall tailgating events.  For ages 13-113 or 6th and 7th graders with an adult. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students.  Registration required.

Coding with Elsa and Anna

Thursday, Sep. 10, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Join us for an Hour of Code with Frozen's Anna and Elsa. Using Code.org's videos and tutorials, children can create beautiful ice designs that they can share with your friends and family! No coding experience necessary.  For ages 8 and up. Registration required. Limited to 16 attendees.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, Sep. 11, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Ben Van Vechten Seminar: Literary Goulash

Friday, Sep. 11, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Ben Van Vechten returns to the Wilton Library for a special 2-day seminar entitled Literary Goulash in which he discusses poetry readings of his choosing. Copies of the selections will be available at the front desk one week before the seminar begins. This program is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. There is no charge for the program but advance registration is required.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 11, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 11, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 11, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Sep. 12, 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Saturday, Sep. 12, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

New Life for Old Videos

Saturday, Sep. 12, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Stay at Home/WLA Concert: The Great American Songbook with Dr. Joe Utterback

Saturday, Sep. 12, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Stay at Home in Wilton and Wilton Library are proud to announce the return of “The Great American Songbook” with Dr. Joe Utterback. Dr. Joe is a superb pianist, story teller, composer and recording artist. Performing at music festivals across the country or at Tony Award dinners in New York City, his high-energy jazz piano delights audiences of all ages. He infuses familiar blues, ballads, Broadway, and jazz classics with a captivating, dynamic style. Dr. Joe will perform hits from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Co-sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton and Wilton Library. There is no charge but registration is highly recommended.

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, Sep. 13, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Ready Readers

Monday, Sep. 14, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. Continues through Nov. 9; no session on Oct. 12. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider or monogram a tea towel. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session.  Registration required. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

POW! BAM! ZAP! Superhero Smackdown: The Sweet Sixteen

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Choose a side: Marvel or DC! Which has the best heroes? Support your favorite costumed characters as they go toe-to-toe in super slug-fests to win the title of world's greatest hero. Read, watch and discuss thrilling tales then vote for a winner. This week: BATMAN vs ANT MAN.  For grades 3-6, registration required. 8 Tuesdays feature 16 superheroes through Oct 27.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

Survivors Swing Band

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join the seven members of the Survivors Swing Band for a musical tour of the dance band swing era of the 1920s - 1940s. Come ready to tap your feet and snap your fingers!  See Registration button for more details. Suggested donation of $10. Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:50 if space is available.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

New Life for Old Videos

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 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.

Marble Magnets Drop-in Craft

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Get creative and make marble magnets for your refrigerator or locker in this drop-in craft in our Innovation Station. For ages 13-113. No registration required, but only available while supplies last. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Sep. 17, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Sep. 17, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Bringing Your Photos Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, Sep. 17, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Solder Craft: Glass Jewelry

Thursday, Sep. 17, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Come learn to solder and make a unique piece of jewelry. For ages 13-113 or 6th and 7th graders with an adult. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  Space limited to 4 students. Registration required; no charge.

Author Talk: Greg Grandin - Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman

Thursday, Sep. 17, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Examining Kissinger's own writings, as well as a wealth of newly declassified documents, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin reveals how Richard Nixon's top foreign-policy adviser helped to revive a militarized version of American Exceptionalism centered on an imperial presidency - even as he was presiding over defeat in Vietnam and a disastrous, secret, and illegal war in Cambodia. Greg Grandin is the author of The Empire of Necessity, which won the Bancroft Prize; Forlandia, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; Empire's Workshop; and The Blood of Guatemala. A professor of history at New York University and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Public Library, Grandin has written for The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The New York Times. Q&A and book signing will follow the talk.  No charge.  Co-sponsored by Wilton Historical Society and Wilton Library. Registration highly recommended. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.

Make Halloween Cards with the Die Cutter

Friday, Sep. 18, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Let us show you how to use the die cutter to create spooky Halloween Cards. For ages 13-113 or 6th and 7th graders with an adult. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Sign, Say, and Play

Friday, Sep. 18, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

The Baby Signs Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity.  The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be two everyday workshop programs.  Week one (Sept. 18) will focus on mealtime and week two (Sept. 25) will focus on bedtime.  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mo. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required, no fee.  Sponsored by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 18, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 18, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 18, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Sep. 19, 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.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, Sep. 19, 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Saturday, Sep. 19, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

New Life for Old Videos

Saturday, Sep. 19, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

New Perspectives Film Series - All American High Revisited

Saturday, Sep. 19, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

In 1984—before cell phones, the web, and reality TV, a young filmmaker set out to document a year in the life of a typical California high school. The result was 'All American High', an unusually honest and humorous look at ’80s teen life. Thirty years after they lived it, the film's original subjects return in 'All American High Revisited' to look back at one of the most memorable chapters of their lives with fond, bittersweet memories. 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.

Bringing Your Photos Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, Sep. 20, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Origami Lotus Lights

Monday, Sep. 21, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Get creative with paper and LEDs.  Using simple origami methods, you'll form a Lotus, solder an LED and then walk away with a unique and beautiful flower!  No experience necessary. For ages 13-113. Space limited. Registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Sep. 21, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. Continues through Nov. 9; no session on Oct. 12. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Joellyn Duesberry

Monday, Sep. 21, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

September brings Joellyn Duesberry to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Duesberry's goal at Weir Farm is to unite her early abstraction with painterly recent landscapes. After a lifetime's practice and vast landscape experience on three continents, she will develop big canvases incorporating unrecorded but suddenly apparitional abstractions destroyed by fire fifty years ago. She will apply her total physical and mental powers of a life in print.  Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Daryl Hawk: Sacred Places of the World

Monday, Sep. 21, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk gives a special presentation highlighting sacred and spiritual landscape photographs from faraway places such as the Arctic, Antarctica, the Andes, Patagonia, Argentina, Ladakh, India, Bhutan, New Zealand and much more. Two classical musicians will perform during the event.  Hawk is the author of four books. His newest book, 'Manhattan,' is a color retrospective with 150 landscapes, buildings, and street scenes of New York City.  See the library’s registration link for more details about the author and speaker. Some of Hawk's photographs will also be exhibited at the River Road Gallery located at 21 River Road in Wilton during the months of September and October. This talk is co-sponsored by Wilton Arts Council and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider or monogram a tea towel. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session.  Registration required. 

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Poets Laureate Anthology

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads a discussion of a selection of poems from The Poets Laureate Anthology edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt. The Poets Laureate Anthology brings together a sampling of the works of the 43 ‘poets laureate’ of the United States from the inception of the position in 1937 until the book’s publication in 2010. Collected and edited by the former poetry editor of The New York Times Book Review, the volume includes brief introductions to each of the poets as well as an inviting foreword by poet Billy Collins who held the position from 2001 to 2003. In its review, Booklist said that “the nearly 500 poems map a great republic of the imagination.” For this year’s discussion, we will be reading the poetry of Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Bishop, Billy Collins, and Kay Ryan.

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

POW! BAM! ZAP! Superhero Smackdown: The Sweet Sixteen

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Choose a side: Marvel or DC! Which has the best heroes? Support your favorite costumed characters as they go toe-to-toe in super slug-fests to win the title of world's greatest hero. Read, watch and discuss thrilling tales then vote for a winner. This week: WONDER WOMAN vs IRON MAN.  For grades 3-6, registration required. 8 Tuesdays feature 16 superheroes through Oct 27.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Sep. 23, 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Sep. 24, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Sep. 24, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

New Life for Old Videos

Thursday, Sep. 24, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

WLA/SCORE: Copyright Basics for Artists, Photographers and Other Creative Types

Thursday, Sep. 24, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Speaker Cliff Ennico, recognized authority on the legal problems of small business, discusses the ins and outs of “legal mumbo-jumbo” for creative professionals.  Topics include: what is a copyright and why is it important?; how do you claim a copyright?; can copyrighted work be used without permission?; and much more. Every creative professional needs to know the basics of US and international copyright law. To register, visit www.scorenorwalk.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. SCORE is a non-profit organization that helps individuals start a new business or grow their existing business. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Registration required. No charge.

Monogrammed Bookmarks, Coasters & More

Thursday, Sep. 24, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Learn Tinkercad and then design your own 3D bookmark, coaster, luggage tag or coin holder.  Add your initials or a symbol to make it unique.  Afterwards, schedule a one-on-one 3D session to print your creation. For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the complete form to the workshop.  Space limited to 8 students. Registration required

Sign, Say, and Play

Friday, Sep. 25, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

The Baby Signs Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity.  The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be two everyday workshop programs.  Week one (Sept. 18) will focus on mealtime and week two (Sept. 25) will focus on bedtime.  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mo. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required, no fee.  Sponsored by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser

Friday, Sep. 25, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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 fantasy and science fiction, bestsellers and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs. Sunday everything is half-priced.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 25, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 25, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

3D Printer Service for ages 8 – 12

Friday, Sep. 25, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Children’s Library will print your 3D designs for you! Just design a 3D object at home or on a library computer, sign up for an appointment (one child per slot), and a staff member will print your STL file on our Makerbot Replicator 2. Caretakers may wish to sign their child up for several time slots in a row if they anticipate a large project or for time to adjust the design during trial printings. Caretakers must read through and sign a Regulations and Usage Agreement Form before their child will be allowed to use the 3D printer. No fee. Original designs only. Ages 8-12.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, Sep. 26, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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 fantasy and science fiction, bestsellers and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs. Sunday everything is half-priced.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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.

Technology Classes: Basic Computers

Saturday, Sep. 26, 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Join us for our Basic Computers class which will serve as the introduction to the topics you need to know and be comfortable with in order to get the most out of our slate of upcoming technology classes which will begin in September.  Topics covered in this session include saving files, Internet browsers, email, and printing.  Class limited to 6 students and registration is required.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, Sep. 27, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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 fantasy and science fiction, bestsellers and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs. Sunday everything is half-priced.

Solder Craft: Glass Jewelry

Sunday, Sep. 27, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come learn to solder and make a unique piece of jewelry. For ages 13-113 or 6th and 7th graders with an adult. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  Space limited to 4 students. Registration required; no charge.

Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church—Takács String Quartet

Sunday, Sep. 27, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Candlelight Concerts opens its 68th season with a return visit by the renowned Takács Quartet in a program including works by Haydn, Dvořák, and Shostakovich. The New York Times called the Takács “a consistently invigorating, satisfying ensemble.” All performances are on Sunday afternoons at the Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Sep. 28, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Sep. 28, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. Continues through Nov. 9; no session on Oct. 12. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Monogrammed Chef’s Aprons

Monday, Sep. 28, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

In this one-on-one session, we'll introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and then show you how to monogram your initials onto a chef's apron.. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  Registration required. 

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

POW! BAM! ZAP! Superhero Smackdown: The Sweet Sixteen

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Choose a side: Marvel or DC! Which has the best heroes? Support your favorite costumed characters as they go toe-to-toe in super slug-fests to win the title of world's greatest hero. Read, watch and discuss thrilling tales then vote for a winner. This week: GREEN LANTERN vs THE HULK.  For grades 3-6, registration required. 8 Tuesdays feature 16 superheroes through Oct 27.

Author Talk: Karin Slaughter—Pretty Girls

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Wilton Library welcomes #1 international bestselling author Karin Slaughter on the release date of her latest novel, Pretty Girls.  This is a standalone psychological thriller in which estranged sisters must come together to search through the details of two harrowing tragedies that devastated their bond. The purchase of the book is the entry into the event. The price is $30 and includes two seats at the event and one hardcover copy of Pretty Girls(cost of book is $28.00 + tax), plus the Brown Paper Ticket fee.  A portion of the book sales will benefit Wilton Library.  All ticket purchases are non-refundable.  Books will be distributed at check-in beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of the event.  Additional books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Elm Street Books.  There will be a Q&A and book signing after the talk.  Tickets may be purchased through the link below or by calling 203-762-3950, ext. 247. The author is well known for her Will Trent and Grant County Series and the New York Times bestseller, Cop Town.  She has more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world.

The library will close at 7 p.m. in preparation for the event.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Monogrammed Baby Burp Cloths

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider or monogram a baby burp cloth. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session.  Registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 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.

Noodle Copter Club for Teens

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Flying pool noodles? Yes, with some motors, batteries, LEDs, and a bit of ingenuity, we think we can make them soar! We're looking for a small group of teens (grades 7-12) to work together over the course of 8 weeks: September 30-November 18th. Interested? Please send an email to innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with the following: name, grade as of Fall 2015, best phone # to reach you, why you want to be involved, your favorite activities, something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 1, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 1, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

16th Annual Ladies' Soirée

Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres,
silent auction, good company
All proceeds benefit Wilton Library 

Admission: $50

Save the Date! Join us for Wilton Library’s signature event for local women, celebrating its 16th successful year! Catch up with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy wonderful food catered by Marly’s Bar & Bistro, fantastic silent auction items, along with fun opportunities to further support the Library. Our event committee members are hard at work to create another special evening for you. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Oct. 5, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Oct. 5, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. Continues through Nov. 9; no session on Oct. 12. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 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.

Noodle Copter Club for Teens

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Flying pool noodles? Yes, with some motors, batteries, LEDs, and a bit of ingenuity, we think we can make them soar! We're looking for a small group of teens (grades 7-12) to work together over the course of 8 weeks: September 30-November 18th. Interested? Please send an email to innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with the following: name, grade as of Fall 2015, best phone # to reach you, why you want to be involved, your favorite activities, something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 8, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 8, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 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.

Wilton Library Readers: My Brilliant Friend

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Noodle Copter Club for Teens

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Flying pool noodles? Yes, with some motors, batteries, LEDs, and a bit of ingenuity, we think we can make them soar! We're looking for a small group of teens (grades 7-12) to work together over the course of 8 weeks: September 30-November 18th. Interested? Please send an email to innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with the following: name, grade as of Fall 2015, best phone # to reach you, why you want to be involved, your favorite activities, something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 15, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 15, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Oct. 19, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Oct. 19, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. Continues through Nov. 9; no session on Oct. 12. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 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.

Noodle Copter Club for Teens

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Flying pool noodles? Yes, with some motors, batteries, LEDs, and a bit of ingenuity, we think we can make them soar! We're looking for a small group of teens (grades 7-12) to work together over the course of 8 weeks: September 30-November 18th. Interested? Please send an email to innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with the following: name, grade as of Fall 2015, best phone # to reach you, why you want to be involved, your favorite activities, something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 22, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 22, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Oct. 26, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Oct. 26, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. Continues through Nov. 9; no session on Oct. 12. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: Cloud Atlas

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cloud Atlas, an intriguing novel by David Mitchell short-listed for the 2004 Booker Prize, is really a set of six interwoven novellas spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles of time and space. From a 19th century Pacific voyage a la Melville to a near-future dystopia, the novel criss-crosses the world. With great technical virtuosity and beautiful prose, Mitchell manages the stylistic challenge of switching voices and dialects to match the time and place as he constructs his novel-puzzle. In its review, The Washington Post said that "the various pieces of David Mitchell's mysterious puzzle combine to form a haunting image that stays with the reader long after the book has been closed."

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 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.

Noodle Copter Club for Teens

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Flying pool noodles? Yes, with some motors, batteries, LEDs, and a bit of ingenuity, we think we can make them soar! We're looking for a small group of teens (grades 7-12) to work together over the course of 8 weeks: September 30-November 18th. Interested? Please send an email to innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with the following: name, grade as of Fall 2015, best phone # to reach you, why you want to be involved, your favorite activities, something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 29, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Oct. 29, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 2, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Nov. 2, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. Continues through Nov. 9; no session on Oct. 12. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 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.

Noodle Copter Club for Teens

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Flying pool noodles? Yes, with some motors, batteries, LEDs, and a bit of ingenuity, we think we can make them soar! We're looking for a small group of teens (grades 7-12) to work together over the course of 8 weeks: September 30-November 18th. Interested? Please send an email to innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with the following: name, grade as of Fall 2015, best phone # to reach you, why you want to be involved, your favorite activities, something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 9, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Nov. 9, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. Continues through Nov. 9; no session on Oct. 12. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Nov. 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.

Wilton Library Readers: Euphoria

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Euphoria by Lily King this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Noodle Copter Club for Teens

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Flying pool noodles? Yes, with some motors, batteries, LEDs, and a bit of ingenuity, we think we can make them soar! We're looking for a small group of teens (grades 7-12) to work together over the course of 8 weeks: September 30-November 18th. Interested? Please send an email to innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with the following: name, grade as of Fall 2015, best phone # to reach you, why you want to be involved, your favorite activities, something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 16, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Nov. 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.

Noodle Copter Club for Teens

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Flying pool noodles? Yes, with some motors, batteries, LEDs, and a bit of ingenuity, we think we can make them soar! We're looking for a small group of teens (grades 7-12) to work together over the course of 8 weeks: September 30-November 18th. Interested? Please send an email to innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with the following: name, grade as of Fall 2015, best phone # to reach you, why you want to be involved, your favorite activities, something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  **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.4 and must be returned by September 10. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.  

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 23, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 11:15 AM

In this engaging Pulitzer Prize-winning book, staff writer for The New Yorker Elizabeth Kolbert presents The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, a cautionary tale of evolution and extinction. Examining the five major extinction events in earth's history eons ago, Kolbert connects these to a potentially sixth extinction taking place in our present world. Accessible science is combined with travelogue-style reporting as Kolbert visits the earth's far-flung corners to observe species in danger while discussing causes, effects and possible remedies with naturalists, botanists and marine biologists. In its review, Kirkus said that "throughout her extensive and passionately collected research, Kolbert offers a highly readable, enlightening report on the global and historical impact of humans…a highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment."

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 30, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat by Caroline Grant.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Dec. 7, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Dec. 14, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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. Note: No session Oct. 12. No registration required.

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Wilton Library Readers: Emma

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Emma by Jane Austen this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Irish playwright Oscar Wilde's only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is a quasi-Faustian tale of a hedonistic aesthete pushing the boundaries of sensual life in late-19th century England. With a decadent French novel as his guidebook, Gray bounds from one vice to another, remaining young and handsome as his portrait ages and takes on an ever more grotesque appearance, a visual testament to his evil deeds. The book elicited much criticism at its publication particularly from those whose moral sensibilities were offended. Nevertheless, as Publisher's Weekly stated in its "starred" review, "The Picture of Dorian Gray categorically changed Victorian Britain and the landscape of literature." In a letter, Wilde said that he himself was reflected in three of the novel's characters: but which ones and in what different ways?

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

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!'  Title TBA.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Macbeth

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11:15 AM

Several of Shakespeare's most significant soliloquies are found in Macbeth, a tragic, yet visionary tale of ambition, usurpation, murder and madness. In contrast to the one-person monologues addressed to the other characters in a play, soliloquies let characters express their thoughts out loud directly to the audience. Through this dramatic technique, Shakespeare offers us several riveting glimpses into the minds of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, Yale professor Harold Bloom wrote that "Macbeth consistently says more than he knows, but he also imagines more than he says, so that the gap between his overt consciousness and his imaginative powers, wide to begin with, becomes extraordinary." The revelation to the audience of these "imaginative powers" through the soliloquies is truly a pinnacle of Shakespeare's art.

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

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!'  Title TBA.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Senior Center Book Discussion: To Kill a Mockingbird

Tuesday, Mar. 22, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best known and loved novels of the 20th century. Harper Lee's first novel, published in 1960, brings southern small town life into sharp focus during the mid-1930s as racism threatens to unsettle it. A lawyer, Atticus Finch, defends a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the eyes of Atticus' young children, Scout and Jem, Lee explores with humor and honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South during that time. The 1961 Pulitzer Prize winner has been translated into more than forty languages, has sold more than forty million copies, and was made into an enormously popular movie. As Atticus Finch cautions his children: "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Of note, Lee's apparently long-lost sequel Go Set a Watchmen was just published in July 2015.

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

Spring Benefit

Saturday, Apr. 2, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Save the date for a very special celebration!  In honor of our 120th anniversary, Wilton Library will hold its annual spring fundraiser at Silver Spring Country Club.  Our honorary chair this year is Thomas T. Adams, Esq., co-founder of Gregory and Adams, P.C., a longtime supporter and honorary trustee of Wilton Library.

Keep watch for more details for this very special event!  For questions or information call Robin Axness, Director of Development at 203-762-3950 ext. 216.

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Apr. 5, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!'  Title TBA.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Post-Office Girl

Tuesday, Apr. 26, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Stefan Zweig's posthumously published novel The Post-Office Girl is a psychological study of the difficulties of life in post-WWI Austria. It follows the trajectory of its main character Christine from poverty and boredom to the heights of the affluent high-life and back to disappointment and bitterness. The New York Review of Books said "Cinderella meets Bonnie and Clyde in Zweig's haunting and hard-as-nails novel." And a review in London's Daily Telegraph said that "The Post Office Girl is a fine novel…and an excellent place to start if you are new to this great Austrian novelist." Of note, the novel (along with another of Zweig's) was a central inspiration for the 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel; indeed, several of the characters in that film are said to be based on Zweig himself. 

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

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, May. 3, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!'  Title TBA.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Wilton Library Readers

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Judgment of Paris

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

On May 24, 1976 the world of wine was rocked when several mostly unknown California wines beat out several of the top French wines in a blind tasting by French judges on their own turf. In Judgment of Paris, George Taber, the only journalist present, recounts the birth of modern winemaking in California leading up to this unintentionally historic event. Focusing on the trials and tribulations of the three men who made the 1st place wines - a university classics lecturer, a real estate attorney, an immigrant from Croatia - Taber introduces the cast of characters who put California wine on the world's shopping list.  Following the climactic tasting, he then surveys the global impact of the shockwaves that followed it. Wine Spectator called it "both a 'rags to riches' and 'David beats Goliath' tale….stories [that] help keep the American Dream alive."

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

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Jun. 7, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!'  Title TBA.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Jun. 8, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Jul. 13, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

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