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Books for Babies

Wednesday, Feb. 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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 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

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor 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 – Magazines

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to download popular magazines on to your mobile device or computer, all available 24/7 from Wilton Library.  There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards.  Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration is strongly suggested.

STEAM Team! Renewable Energy

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Children ages 10-12 will learn about renewable energy sources in this three-week program. We will explore the history of energy consumption as well as the reasons for pursuing renewable energy sources. The group will explore solar, water and wind power using K'Nex Education Kits. These programs will be inquiry based: children will have the opportunity to formulate questions based on their natural curiosity and then find answers and conclusions based on the hands-on exploration of each topic.

What is STE(A)M education? The concept of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming is an initiative to encourage children in the United States to take an interest in the sciences. STEM (now STEAM - A for arts) has come to the forefront in the American education system.The Children's Library's goal is to offer STEM programming that allows children the time and means to explore science concepts in a fun, relaxed environment.

Registration is required: no fee. Must commit to all three sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Cake Pops For teens

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Teens & Tweens in grades 6-12, come make cake pops. Give them to someone you love or enjoy them yourselves! Registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: Climate Change 101

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

February's Green Speaker Talk will review the basis for climate scientists’ mounting concern about humanity’s destabilization of the global climate system. It will consider how the recent Paris accord addresses this destabilization. It will briefly consider the destabilization’s implications for Connecticut — and how the state is responding. And it will provide a social scientist’s perspective on all of this. Jeff Howard is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose training and research have focused on the political dimensions of humanity’s haphazard technological intervention in natural systems. He was a visiting scholar at New York University and has taught at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and New Jersey Polytechnic Institute.  See the library’s registration link for more details. Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended.

Winter Shakespeare: Hamlet’s Soliloquies with Judson Scruton

Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series on Hamlet’s Soliloquies by William Shakespeare. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for speaker details. Poetry packets will be available at the front desk one week before the seminar begins. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required.

Etched Glass Valentine’s Bowl—Drop-in Craft

Thursday, Feb. 11, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Create a one-of-a-kind etched glass bowl using the Die Cutter and some simple supplies. Fill with candy and give to someone special. Swing by between 1 - 2:30 p.m.  For 18+ years. No cost or registration required, but only available while supplies last. 

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

WLA/SCORE - Don't Get Done in by Email: How to Spend More Time on Your Customers and Less on Your Inbox

Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

If you are looking for strategies and suggestions on managing the piles and files of mail and email, come to this one hour workshop. Matt Baier will provide tips and tricks for easing the pain of paper. Bud Freund will show ways to overcome inbox inundation. You will learn: how to safeguard and streamline email; free vs. pay email services; spam and how to avoid it; archiving email; maintenance of your email; tips, tricks, and strategies for paper mail management; practices, systems, and prevention for easy paper mail. Bud Freund teaches technology and provides tech support to small businesses and families looking for reasonable, cost-effective technology solutions. Mr. Freund also provides training to individuals, groups and corporations including GE, UBS and the YMCA. His skill set also enables him to give back to the community as a SCORE volunteer specializing in IT.  The Matt Baier Method was developed during Matt’s tenure as Head of Design Services at the Jim Henson Company, home of the Muppets where he exceled at organizing. In 2004, Matt switched careers to Professional Organizer and started Matt Baier Organizing, LLC.  No charge.

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.

Make Valentine’s Day Cards

Friday, Feb. 12, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Create unique Valentine's Day cards using the Cricut, our die cutter. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Friday, Feb. 12, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Feb. 13, 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.

Raggedy Ann Valentine Tea Party

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come to a Raggedy Ann Valentine Tea Party! Children ages 4 and up will listen to some of the timeless Raggedy Ann and Andy stories by Johnny Gruelle, a Wilton resident, who wrote them for his daughter Marcella a hundred years ago. Old Fashioned Valentines like the candy heart that belongs to Raggedy Ann will be made and then children will attend a Valentine Tea Party. A pair of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls will be raffled off. Children can bring their own Raggedy Ann dolls or Teddies if they wish.  Registration required.  If your child has food allergies please check with children's library staff before signing up.

Make Valentine’s Day Cards: Drop-in Session

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Valentine's Day and you still don't have a card? No problem! Stop into Wilton Library's Innovation Station and make a unique card for that special someone.  For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult.  No registration. Available while supplies last. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Feb. 15, 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.  No registration required.

Monogram It!

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. We'll supply the materials for your first session. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rescheduled from 2/9

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.

Embroider It!

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. We'll supply the materials for your first session. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Feb. 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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 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.

STEAM Team! Renewable Energy

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Children ages 10-12 will learn about renewable energy sources in this three-week program. We will explore the history of energy consumption as well as the reasons for pursuing renewable energy sources. The group will explore solar, water and wind power using K'Nex Education Kits. These programs will be inquiry based: children will have the opportunity to formulate questions based on their natural curiosity and then find answers and conclusions based on the hands-on exploration of each topic.

What is STE(A)M education? The concept of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming is an initiative to encourage children in the United States to take an interest in the sciences. STEM (now STEAM - A for arts) has come to the forefront in the American education system.The Children's Library's goal is to offer STEM programming that allows children the time and means to explore science concepts in a fun, relaxed environment.

Registration is required: no fee. Must commit to all three sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

3D Printing for Beginners

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

New to the world of 3D printing? Wondering what all the buzz is about? If so, join us to for an introductory session on how to use our 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X.  Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 8 students. Registration required; no charge.

Winter Shakespeare: Hamlet’s Soliloquies with Judson Scruton

Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series on Hamlet’s Soliloquies by William Shakespeare. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for speaker details. Poetry packets will be available at the front desk one week before the seminar begins. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required.

I Have a New PC!

Thursday, Feb. 18, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Did you recently receive a new PC or have you made the decision to buy one? If you are a bit unsure of where to start, Mary Anne Franco will show you where to begin. She will discuss different device options, how to get on the Internet, settings, and popular applications. NOTE: This class is for PC users; NOT MacBook and iMac users. Demonstration-style class. Class repeated at 6 p.m. Registration encouraged.

New Life for Old Videos

Thursday, Feb. 18, 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 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Thursday, Feb. 18, 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Calling all kids in grades 3 through 5!  You are invited to join our Nutmeg book club.  The Nutmeg Book Award is a program designed for kids in the state of Connecticut.  Each year children have the opportunity to read ten carefully chosen books and then vote for their favorite in May.  We will discuss the books, have snacks, play games, and do fun book-related activities.  

This month's book to read in advance of the book club is Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee.

This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee. 

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

I Have a New PC!

Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Did you recently receive a new PC or have you made the decision to buy one? If you are a bit unsure of where to start, Mary Anne Franco will show you where to begin. She will discuss different device options, how to get on the Internet, settings, and popular applications. NOTE: This class is for PC users; NOT MacBook and iMac users. Demonstration-style class. Class repeated at 6 p.m. Registration encouraged.

Solder Craft: Blinky Pins

Friday, Feb. 19, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Come learn to solder and go home with a fun blinking pin! For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 4 students. Registration required; no charge.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Friday, Feb. 19, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Feb. 20, 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, Feb. 20, 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 Perspectives Film Series: Meet the Patels

Saturday, Feb. 20, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Meet the Patels is a 2015 American romantic comedy documentary that explores the expectations of marriage for a first-generation Indian immigrant, his parents’ wishes and how he comes to terms with his culture’s tradition of arranged marriages. The film had its international premiere at Hot Docs in April 2015.  Fox Searchlight has acquired the remake rights after the documentary won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Directed by siblings Geeta and Ravi Patel. 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.  

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, Feb. 21, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you're a girl in grades 6 - 12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games and websites, join Girls Who Code. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an ongoing program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.  

We'll meet for 13 Sundays, from February 21 - June 5 on these dates and times: February 21 from 1-5 p.m.; February 28 from 1-3 p.m.; March 6, 13 & 20 from 1-3 p.m.; April 3 & 17 from 1-5 p.m.; April 24 from 1-3 p.m.; May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 1-3 p.m.; June 5 from 1-5 p.m.  Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

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Monogram It!

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. We'll supply the materials for your first session. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Stories of Scottsboro - James Goodman

Sunday, Feb. 21, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

In this second lecture of the collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society focusing on World War I and its aftermath, James Goodman will discuss the controversial series of events surrounding the Scottsboro Boys and the state of race relations and the influence of the Communist/Socialist Parties in that time in the U.S. On March 25, 1931, some black boys and white boys got into a fight on a freight train in Alabama. According to Goodman, “Along with hundreds of thousands of other Americans, they had taken to the rails in search of a shorter breadline, a warmer place to sleep, and, if they got lucky, a few days' work.” The arrests and convictions of the black boys on the charge of rape, their subsequent long imprisonments on death row, and the appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court is a disturbing tale about the economic, political, and social divisions of this period of U.S history, with repercussions that extend to this present day. 
 
James Goodman is a professor of History and Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Newark. He writes on the non-fiction side of the fertile borderland between history and fiction, though every now and then (and more than every now and then in the minds of some of his readers) he wanders across the line. He is the author of short stories, essays, book reviews, and three books, Stories of Scottsboro, Blackout, and But Where is the Lamb

Location:Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Chris and Dan Delmar 
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Monday, Feb. 22, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Feb. 22, 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.  No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Feb. 22, 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. No session Feb. 15. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

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

Monday, Feb. 22, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

February brings Angi Shearstone to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Ms. Shearstone seeks to integrate more deeply the techniques of Chinese brush painting with other approaches to watercolor and image making in her work. She will experiment further with traditional Chinese subjects and aesthetics on toned and marbled backgrounds, study these techniques on a range of surfaces, and explore how she might integrate advanced watercolor techniques into the process. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Monogrammed Bookmarks, Coasters & More

Monday, Feb. 22, 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 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the complete form to the workshop.  Space limited to 8 students. Registration required.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Not My Kid: What's Really Happening with Marijuana, Binge Drinking, and E-Cigarettes in Wilton

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Youth and parent surveys show that youth are using substances at a higher rate than parents believe they are. Although your teen may not be using drugs and alcohol, they are exposed to them. A survey of Wilton middle and high school students shows high rates of binge drinking, e-cigarette use and marijuana use among upper-classmen. Wendy Bentivegna, Grant Director for Positive Directions will share survey results and briefly discuss e-cigarettes and binge drinking. Both Wendy and Kristin Dineen, LCSW, Wilton Public Schools Outreach Counselor will be available for questions about the survey. John Douglas, MD, MBA, Clinical Director of the Outpatient Addiction Program at Silver Hill Hospital will share information about marijuana and e-cigarettes, and discuss the warning signs of addiction disorders.  See registration link for details. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Silver Hill Hospital, Positive Directions, and Wilton Library. Registration strongly encouraged. 

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. 

Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders for a new book club! Come and hear some great stories and bring your favorite book to share. This will be an opportunity for children to explore age-appropriate books and then share the books that they are reading. A healthy snack will be offered during a read aloud as well as fun games and activities that tie-in to the stories we love. Please sign up children only, caregivers must stay in the building. Registration required. 

New Life for Old Videos

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. 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, Feb. 24, 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, Feb. 24, 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.

Technology Classes - Ancestry.com

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Family history research has become one of the top hobbies in the United States and there are lots of resources online for pursuing these addictive studies. Wilton Library has a subscription to Ancestry.com, a specialized online research tool that can be used in the library for free. In this class, instructor Michael Bellacosa gives a guided tour of Ancestry’s most commonly used features as well as passing along tricks and tips he has picked up while embarking on his own genealogical discovery.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required. Advance registration required. Class limited to 16 students.

STEAM Team! Renewable Energy

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Children ages 10-12 will learn about renewable energy sources in this three-week program. We will explore the history of energy consumption as well as the reasons for pursuing renewable energy sources. The group will explore solar, water and wind power using K'Nex Education Kits. These programs will be inquiry based: children will have the opportunity to formulate questions based on their natural curiosity and then find answers and conclusions based on the hands-on exploration of each topic.

What is STE(A)M education? The concept of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming is an initiative to encourage children in the United States to take an interest in the sciences. STEM (now STEAM - A for arts) has come to the forefront in the American education system.The Children's Library's goal is to offer STEM programming that allows children the time and means to explore science concepts in a fun, relaxed environment.

Registration is required: no fee. Must commit to all three sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Technology Classes - Ancestry.com

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Family history research has become one of the top hobbies in the United States and there are lots of resources online for pursuing these addictive studies. Wilton Library has a subscription to Ancestry.com, a specialized online research tool that can be used in the library for free. In this class, instructor Michael Bellacosa gives a guided tour of Ancestry’s most commonly used features as well as passing along tricks and tips he has picked up while embarking on his own genealogical discovery.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required. Advance registration required. Class limited to 16 students.

Winter Shakespeare: Hamlet’s Soliloquies with Judson Scruton

Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series on Hamlet’s Soliloquies by William Shakespeare. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for speaker details. Poetry packets will be available at the front desk one week before the seminar begins. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, Feb. 25, 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 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Area Author Affair: Claire Fraise – Imperfect

Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

16-year-old Wilton resident, Claire Fraise, will be presenting on her newly published book, Imperfect, a young adult science fiction novel perfect for teens and young adults who are fans of Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Fifth Wave. Her debut novel, Imperfect, projects a dark world some 400 years ahead, where a tyrannical, corporation-controlled government sees fit to experiment on children and to use its lab-based enhancements to build a superior army. An animal rescuer at age 13, it is no surprise that Claire has written and published her first book by age 16. She will be talking about her book as well as the process of writing and publishing at such a young age. See registration link for more details. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. No charge.  Registration highly recommended.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, Feb. 26, 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 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Friday, Feb. 26, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Feb. 27, 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

Saturday, Feb. 27, 12:30 PM to 1:30 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 technology classes.  Topics covered in this session include saving files, Internet browsers, email, and printing. Feel free to bring your first-timers questions.  Class limited to 6 students and registration is required.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room—The Jamie Baum Septet +

Saturday, Feb. 27, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The Jamie Baum Septet +, that has been performing together since 1999, boasts three award-winning CDs and several tours in the US, including a performance at the Kennedy Center and abroad, and includes some of the most exciting musicians on the scene today. They will offer a program of original modern jazz compositions in preparation for recording their next CD two days later. Ms. Baum, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship Award recipient and NYC jazz flutist/composer has toured 28 countries and worked with artists as diverse as George Russell, Mick Goodrick, Paul Motion and Randy Brecker to Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Uri Caine and Wadada Leo Smith. Reception following the concert. CDs available for purchase and signing. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 p.m. if space is available. 

3D Printing for Beginners

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

New to the world of 3D printing? Wondering what all the buzz is about? If so, join us to for an introductory session on how to use our 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X.  Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 8 students. Registration required; no charge.

Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church—Pianist Stephen Hough

Sunday, Feb. 28, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough will perform works by Schubert, Franck, and Liszt, as well as one of his own compositions. Winner of numerous awards for his recordings, Hough has been praised for his “awesome pianism” with “powerful force” and a “gossamer touch” (The Guardian). 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 visit www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Feb. 29, 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.  No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Feb. 29, 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. No session Feb. 15. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

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!'  This month's book is  Maman's Homesick Pie: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen by Donia Bijan.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Women's History Month Author Talk Panel: Fall of Poppies - Stories of Love and the Great War

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month...

November 11, 1918. After four long, dark years of fighting, the Great War ends at last, and the world is forever changed. For soldiers, loved ones, and survivors, the years ahead stretch with new promise, even as their hearts are marked by all those who have been lost.
 
As families come back together, lovers reunite, and strangers take solace in each other, everyone has a story to tell.
 
In this moving anthology set in the aftermath of World War I, nine authors, top voices in historical fiction, share stories of love, strength, and renewal as hope takes root in a fall of poppies.  Short stories by: Jessica Brockmole, Hazel Gaynor, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson, Kate Kerrigan, Jennifer Robson, Heather Webb, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig.
 
Six authors are joining us for our Women's History Month Author Panel on Fall of Poppies:
 
Jessica Brockmole is the author of the internationally bestselling Letters from Skye, an epistolary love story spanning an ocean and two wars. Named one of Publisher's Weekly’s Best Books of 2013,Letters From Skye has been published in seventeen countries.
 
Hazel Gaynor is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Homeand A Memory of Violets. She writes regularly for the national press, magazines and websites in Ireland and the UK.
 
 
Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and international bestselling author of Somewhere in France andAfter the War is Over. She holds a doctorate in Modern History from the University of Oxford, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar and SSHRC Doctoral Fellow.
 
Heather Webb is an author, freelance editor, and blogger at award-winning writing sites WriterUnboxed.com and RomanceUniversity.org. Heather is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and she may also be found teaching craft-based courses at a local college.
 
Beatriz Williams is the New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author of The Secret Life of Violet Grant and A Hundred Summers. A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons. William Morrow will publish her forthcoming hardcover, A Certain Age, in the summer of 2016.
 
Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven works of historical fiction. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association’s annual list of the best genre fiction.
 
Q&A and book signing will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 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, Mar. 2, 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.

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 3, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Mar. 3, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Friday, Mar. 4, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Mar. 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.  No registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Mar. 7, 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. No session Feb. 15. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

March Makers Madness Ladies’ Night Out

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

Join our modern take on the Ladies' Night Out -- making, mingling, and mixing it up with some friends and fun and easy DIY projects. Join our March Maker Madness night -- mingle, munch, sip wine and create by the fire! No experience necessary: we will show you how to etch two wine glasses to take home, make a candy stand, embellish a trivet with stones or just relax and indulge in the new coloring trend. Bring a friend or make new ones!  Materials, appetizers and wine provided. Cost is $25, payable in advance.

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Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 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, Mar. 9, 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

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal 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.

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 10, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Jazz Heritages – Bob Riccio

Sunday, Mar. 13, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

In this third lecture of the annual collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society focusing on World War I and its aftermath, Bob Riccio will discuss the dawning of the Jazz Era and its implications on America’s outlook as a society. He will introduce us to some of the beginning influences on American Jazz from Africa and Europe in the early 1900s. He will touch on the religious music of that era - gospel and the blues, as well as early New Orleans and Ragtime influences, Dixieland, Boogie-woogie and ending with the emergence of Swing in 1932. 

Bob Riccio is an authority on jazz history.

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

Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Mar. 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.  No registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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.

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 17, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

World War I and the Future of America: From Isolation to World Policeman and the Foundations of 9/11 – Matt Warshauer

Sunday, Mar. 20, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

In this final lecture of our 2016 scholarly series, Dr. Matthew Warshauer will discuss the impact of the Great War and how America perceived its role in the world. A refusal to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, a separate treaty with Germany, an isolationist mindset re-enforced by the Great Depression, these and other factors led to World War II, which required America’s entry into global affairs. In the aftermath, the United States accepted its “policeman” of the world role, fought the next great struggle – the Cold War – and expanded its political and economic footprint throughout the globe. The outgrowth has been the 21st century’s new challenge – the Islamic Jihad movement. One might not think to trace such issues back to a century ago, but the ripples of history often take decades to reach shore.

Dr. Warshauer received his B.A. in history from Central Connecticut State University in 1990. He completed his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) in American Studies at Saint Louis University. He joined the faculty at CCSU in the fall of 1997, and has served as editor of Connecticut History from 2003 to 2011. In 2007 Dr. Warshauer won the Connecticut State University Trustees Research Award and in 2012 he was awarded the Kidger Award for Inspiring Scholarship and Teaching by the New England History Teachers Association. In 2015 he received a Connecticut Preservation Trust Award for saving and relocating an important Civil War monument, the Forlorn Soldier, to the State Capitol, and in that same year was recognized by both the governor and the General Assembly for his efforts on behalf of Connecticut in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the state’s role in the Civil War. 

Dr. Warshauer’s book publications include: Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law; Andrew Jackson in Context; Connecticut in the American Civil War; and Inside Connecticut and the Civil War: Essays on One State’s Struggles.

Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Kathleen and Bill Brennan 
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Mar. 21, 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.  No registration required.

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. 

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 24, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room—Brubecks Play Brubeck

Saturday, Mar. 26, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Chris, Darius and Dan Brubeck with English sax player Dave O'Higgins pay tribute to Wilton's beloved Dave Brubeck. Reception following the concert. CDs available for purchase and signing. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 p.m. if space is available.  

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Mar. 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.  No registration required.

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Mar. 31, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

120th Anniversary Gala: An Evening to Benefit Wilton Library

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

Save the date for a very special celebration!  To celebrate our 120th anniversary, Wilton Library will hold its annual spring fundraiser at Silver Spring Country Club.  This year we will be honoring Thomas T. Adams, who was co-founder of Gregory and Adams, P.C., and an honorary trustee of Wilton Library and Virginia Adams, who was President of the WLA Board from 1970 to 1976. Join us for this milestone celebration with wonderful food, unique silent auction items, an exciting live auction with Ira Joe Fisher returning as our auctioneer, entertainment and much more.

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.

Folk Music and Social Consciousness in the Interwar Years—Stephen Armstrong

Sunday, Apr. 3, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

In this bonus lecture of the 2016 scholarly series, Stephen Armstrong will discuss how folk music and folk musicians of the 1930s created music that reflected the social and political concerns of many downtrodden Americans and those who sympathized with them.  Songs concerning labor unions, dispossessed farm workers, the Dust Bowl, and the growth of fascism all came from the folk movement of the 1930s.  During this session attendees will listen to and analyze songs recorded by Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, the Almanac Singers, and several others.  The impact of these performers on society as a whole and on later generations of folk singers will be carefully discussed.  An interesting note is that Lead Belly was “discovered” in a Louisiana State Prison and lived briefly in Wilton during the 1930s. 

Stephen Armstrong is the Social Studies Consultant for the CT Department of Education and the Past President of the National Council for Social Studies.  

Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Anonymous
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Apr. 4, 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.  No registration required.

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!'  This month's book is Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir with Recipes from an American Family by Kathleen Flinn.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Apr. 7, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Apr. 11, 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.  No registration required.

Wilton Library Readers

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, by Nathan Englander 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Apr. 18, 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.  No registration required.

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Apr. 21, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, Apr. 23, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVD’s, CD’s, books on CD. Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 23 from 7 to 9 a.m.
Sale is free to public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. books half-price, and Tuesday April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day). 

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, Apr. 23, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVD’s, CD’s, books on CD. Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 23 from 7 to 9 a.m.
Sale is free to public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. books half-price, and Tuesday April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day). 

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, Apr. 24, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVD’s, CD’s, books on CD. Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 23 from 7 to 9 a.m.
Sale is free to public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. books half-price, and Tuesday April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day). 

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, Apr. 25, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVD’s, CD’s, books on CD. Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 23 from 7 to 9 a.m.
Sale is free to public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. books half-price, and Tuesday April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day). 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Apr. 25, 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.  No registration required.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, Apr. 26, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVD’s, CD’s, books on CD. Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 23 from 7 to 9 a.m.
Sale is free to public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. books half-price, and Tuesday April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag day). 

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. 

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, Apr. 28, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May. 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.  No registration required.

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!'  This week's book is Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Young Makers Club for Teens

Thursday, May. 5, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May. 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.  No registration required.

Wilton Library Readers

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May. 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.  No registration required.

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. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Jun. 6, 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.  No registration required.

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!'  This month's book is The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.  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 Fortune Smiles: stories by Adam Johnson 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Jun. 13, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Jun. 20, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Jun. 27, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Jul. 4, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Jul. 11, 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.  No registration required.

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Jul. 18, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Jul. 25, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Aug. 1, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Aug. 8, 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.  No registration required.

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Aug. 15, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Aug. 22, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Aug. 29, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Sep. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Sep. 12, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Sep. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Sep. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Oct. 3, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Oct. 10, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Oct. 17, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Oct. 24, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Oct. 31, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 21, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Nov. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Dec. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Dec. 12, 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Dec. 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.  No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, Dec. 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.  No registration required.

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