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Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great morning work-out!  No registration required.

Knit a Cowl Scarf

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn how to knit a rib slant cowl scarf to keep you warm this winter during this two session workshop on 1/20 & 1/27.  Register for the first session automatically places you in the second session. For ages 18+.  You'll need to bring two skeins of bulky yarn and a set of circular needles. Once registered, we'll send you the specifics.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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. 

Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church: Daniel Phillips and Friends

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Daniel Phillips will be joined by noted instrumentalists in a program of string quintets and other works by Dvorák, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. The New York Times said Mr. Phillips ‘seems to have a complete, and completely natural, command of his instrument.’ All performances are on Sunday afternoons at the Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Empire

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Gore Vidal's Empire is the fifth historical novel in his "Narratives of Empire" series encompassing the conclusion of the Spanish-American War in 1898, President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, and up through the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. During this period, Congress was debating whether or not the United States should remain a republic or become an empire by virtue of the lands it had gained from winning the war against Spain. The Gilded Age provides the background for a story that combines fictional characters, including a brother and sister team growing a newspaper empire, with many of the most notable historical figures of the day. "And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, Empire is a vivid documentary drama" (New York Times).

Discussion Leader - Michael Hess

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

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aided Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8 - 12 only, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

3D Printing (2nd Session)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

If you've already attended our 3-D Printing for Beginners, but want one-on-one time to test things out, then this is the session for you! Limited to one.  Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

3D Printing (2nd Session)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

If you've already attended our 3-D Printing for Beginners, but want one-on-one time to test things out, then this is the session for you! Limited to one.  Registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Author Talk: Larry Kudlow - JFK and the Reagan Revolution

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In their new book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic reveal the surprising source of America’s economic growth. In his talk, Kudlow will shed light on a time when bipartisanship was a driving force behind the US’ thriving economy. JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity argues that the solutions needed to fix the current woes, in this election cycle and the ongoing aftermath of the Great Recession, stem from the free-market principals of limited government, low tax rates and a strong dollar, once put in place by the bipartisan wisdom of two great presidents.

Lawrence Kudlow is CNBC’s Senior Contributor. He previously hosted CNBC’s primetime show 'The Kudlow Report” and currently hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and writes a weekly syndicated column. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great morning work-out!  No registration required.

Knit a Cowl Scarf

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn how to knit a rib slant cowl scarf to keep you warm this winter during this two session workshop on 1/20 & 1/27.  Register for the first session automatically places you in the second session. For ages 18+.  You'll need to bring two skeins of bulky yarn and a set of circular needles. Once registered, we'll send you the specifics.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Families are welcome to celebrate 2017: The year of the Rooster! Party in style with stories, snacks, fortunes, and crafts. For all ages, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Make Fun Buttons

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Make Valentine's Cards

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Valentine's Day is around the corner, so why not make some unique cards for a few special people? We'll introduce you to our die cutter and get you started creating.  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 session. Registration required.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read! Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required. Call for details (203) 762-6336.

Make Fun Buttons

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series -American Identity and the ‘American Century’: How US Foreign Policy in the 20th Century Shaped and Reflected American Values – John Tully

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In the 10th year of the collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on global perspective, US' place in the world, specifically WWI and its aftermath.

Professor John Tully will kick off the series by introducing us to the global perspective and the place of the United States in the world. Professor Tully will be discussing the ways that American foreign relations in the 20th century were both affected by and shaped American values. From the expansion at the turn of the century, through WWI and WWII, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and 9/11, the ways that Americans have responded to world events has shaped our national identity and our national memory. As a new president is about to take office, it is important to understand the legacy that has shaped America’s place in the world.

John Day Tully received his B.A. from Boston University in 1989 and his M.A. from Central Connecticut State University in 1995. From 1998 until 2004 he was the founding director of the Harvey Goldberg Program for Excellence in Teaching at The Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State with a concentration in the history of American Foreign Relations in 2004 and joined the CCSU history faculty that year. The University of Wisconsin Press published his most recent book Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War, which he co-edited with Brad Austin and Matthew Masur. In 2009, he won both the Connecticut State University Board of Trustees Teaching Award for CCSU and the CSU System-Level Trustees Teaching Award, becoming the first CSU system teaching award winner at the university.  

Lecture Location: Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor:  Anonymous Donor
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

Technology Classes — Basic Microsoft Excel 2010

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Michael Bellacosa shows how to create and format a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2010 in this free class.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required.  Advance registration required.   Class limited to 16 students.  No charge.

Technology Classes — Basic Microsoft Excel 2010

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Michael Bellacosa shows how to create and format a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2010 in this free class.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required.  Advance registration required.   Class limited to 16 students.  No charge.

Personalize a Tumbler

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Soup(er) Bowls and Bean Soup

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Who doesn't love a bowl of warm bean soup on a cold winter day?  Come decorate your very own soup bowl and then fill it with the yummy dried bean soup ingredients to take home and make yourself or give it as a gift.    We will provide the soup bowl and the dry soup ingredients for you.   For ages 18+.  Registration is required or drop-in as space is available. Must have a valid CT library card. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Exploring Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wondering what all the buzz about virtual reality is? Join us for a beginner's workshop where you'll get your own VR cardboard headset for your smartphone and learn how to explore various apps. Must have an Android 4.1 or higher OR an IOS 8.0 or higher. Larger phones with 4-6” screens can be supported. For adults and teens in grades 8+.  Registration required. Cost $15 payable upon arrival.

Parent Information Series: Raise your Child to be a Resilient Adult

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Tracey Masella, LCSW, Adolescent Transitional Living Program Manager, Silver Hill Hospital will illustrate how helping a child to learn to live life on life’s terms will build resilience. Parents will learn how to foster problem solving skills and interpersonal effectiveness in their children by using mindfulness (where do we put our focus) and distress tolerance (how do we calm ourselves) techniques. This presentation is appropriate for parents of middle- and high-school children. There will be time for Q&A. Final date--March 7 from 10-11:30am: “Delay Your Gray: How to Keep Your Teenager Safe and Yourself Sane with Liz Jorgensen.” No charge. Co-sponsored by Silver Hill Hospital, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services and the Wilton Youth Council. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Emily Dickinson—Pushing The Envelope

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:00am

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Judson will be looking at and discussing some familiar and some lesser known Dickinson poems with the aid of new resources to see Dickinson’s poems as, in poet and critic Dan Chiasson words, a 'unique category of verbal notation, significant both for their literary power and for their physical appearance on the page.' Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come to the Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun! Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club. Registration required, ages 2-6.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7; all other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Cupcake Club

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

“Perspectives: The Work of Four Female Artists” Art Exhibition/Reception

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Four local artists feature their works in this diverse exhibition at Wilton Library. The artists are Pam Ackley (New Canaan), Sarah Phillips (Wilton), Skye Riss (Wilton) and Dara Tomeo (Fairfield). From illustrations to sea and landscapes, from pencil drawings to explosions of color, the works represent styles, subject matter and medium as varied as the women themselves. The reception is open to the public. The exhibition runs through Feb. 24. The majority of the works are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Wilton Library. 

Llama Llama Pajama Party

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to come to the library to Llama Llama (Anna Dewdney) stories, sing songs and participate in activities. Snacks will be served. Be sure to come in your jammies!! Registration required. Supported by the Hoffman Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

New Life for Old Videos

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Create Valentine's Cards

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making a few unique Valentine's Day cards.  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.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Take Your Child to the Library and See Living Dragons!

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Take your child to Wilton Library and see some Living Dragons from Riverside Reptiles! Where else but at Wilton Library can you and your family find books about dragons and then go and visit with some real ones! The new program 'Living Dragons” will introduce the public to a wide variety of different species of lizards that include geckos that can climb glass, skinks with bright blue tongues, a lizard without legs, a cousin of the Komodo Dragon, and a lizard with an impressive beard. Brian from Riverside Reptiles will answer all your questions about these fascinating creatures! Registration required, grades K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Mother and Daughter Book Club

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Calling all daughters and mothers who want to read about heroines that are smart, brave, strong and kind. This month’s selection is Rules by Cynthia Lord. In this 2010 Nutmeg book. The heroine, Catherine, struggles with family, particularly her autistic younger brother. It seems like her mother and father only have time for him. She just wants life to be normal but learns to find her own way and make new friends using both intelligence and compassion. For grades 3-5. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – Amina Figarova Sextet

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Composer and pianist Amina Figarova has toured extensively concentrating on an all-original repertoire for more than 20 years. The Amina Figarova Sextet has triumphed at the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; has performed in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam, and New York and Wilton’s Brubeck Room in 2013. Her latest album, titled Blue Whisper, is a beautiful musical journey of discovery, admiration, sensitivity and reflection. See registration link for more information. Reception following the concert. 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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Etched Valentine's Votives

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come etch glass votives with heart designs using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 per person includes two votives and candles, payable upon arrival.  Registration required, but drop-ins welcome if space available. For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too!  Must have a valid CT Library cards and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

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. 

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Decoupage a Serving Plate

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Get creative and design a decorate glass serving plate using fabric and decoupage. Cost is $5 per person, payable upon arrival.     For ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

3D Designing Series for Teens

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The real magic in 3D printing happens when you're able to create your own designs. Over three weeks, teens in grades 7-12 will learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to design three practical and functional products that can be 3D printed. Each lesson will build on the prior to introduce design concepts and best practices. Fusion 360 is a powerful design tool and free for students and hobbyists. By the end of the course, students will have developed a solid foundation of design concepts to be used in 3D printing.    Registration required and must be able to commit to all three sessions from 4-5:30 on the following Mondays: 2/6/17, 2/13/17 & 2/27/17.    Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Ready Readers

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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 session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Embroider a Valentine’s Apron

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our embroidery machine and create a Valentine’s apron to give to someone you love.  to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider a chef’s apron. $7 fee payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor.  No charge. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Things You Must Know About Getting into College

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

College consultant Beth Manners will take you step-by-step through the college admissions process and answer your questions, from creating your college list to writing stand-out essays. What makes college a 'good fit?' Which strategies will best showcase your personality and achievements? What should you be doing now to increase your chances of getting into a great school?   High school students and parents are welcome.  Registration highly recommended.   Snow Date: Thursday, 2/9/17.

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Emily Dickinson—Pushing The Envelope

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:00am

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Judson will be looking at and discussing some familiar and some lesser known Dickinson poems with the aid of new resources to see Dickinson’s poems as, in poet and critic Dan Chiasson words, a 'unique category of verbal notation, significant both for their literary power and for their physical appearance on the page.' Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Wilton Library Readers : The Past

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Past by Tessa Hadley 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, February 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Bring your own device and learn how to download free popular magazines to your mobile device or computer which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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. 

Cookie Mix in a Mason Jar for Teens

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join this session to combine the dry ingredients for a cookie mix and layer them into a mason jar to take home or to give as a gift.   Simply add a few more ingredients from the kitchen, bake and you have a batch of warm and yummy cookies ready to enjoy.   For teens in grades 7-12.  Registration required. Drop-ins accepted, if space available. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Decorate a Picture Frame

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Please join us for a session of creativity to decorate a picture frame.  We will be using lace, buttons, fabric, sequins, paint and other odds and ends.  You are welcome to bring your own bric-a-brac to use.  Give your decorated frame to someone or keep it for yourself.   For ages 18+. Registration required or drop in if space is available. Must have a valid CT library card. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Create Valentine's Cards

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Create beautiful Valentine's Day Cards using the Cricut Die Cutter Machine. 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.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

New Perspectives Film Series—The Loving Story

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

In commemoration of Black History Month, please join us for a screening of The Loving Story, directed by Nancy Buirski. Set during the Civil Rights Era, this documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving juxtaposes a love story and a racially charged criminal trial. A feature film of this story is currently running in theaters. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. Former television executive and documentary producer Bill Harris will lead the Q&A following the screening.  Registration highly recommended. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Valentine's Day Crafts

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Make a special Valentine for someone you love!  Classic red hearts on doilies and Valentine Mice will be available. This is a drop in activity with no registration required. Caretakers must accompany children. 

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Embroider a Valentine’s Gift

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

n this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider or monogram a Valentine's Gift. Aprons are available for $7. All other items are $5.   For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Connecticut's Own Concert: The Madera Winds

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Madera Winds, formed in 2012, is a blend of Connecticut Musicians who have performed over the last thirty years in other chamber music groups in Wilton as well as throughout Fairfield County. Ralph Kirmser (oboe) of Wilton and Janet Atherton (clarinet) of Norwalk had been founding members of the Prevailing Winds Quintet since the 1980s. Rosemary Dellinger has been the bassoonist for the Connecticut Little Symphony and teaches Spanish at Cider Mill School in Wilton.  Dr. Kerry Walker is professor of flute at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.  Zachary Glavin, horn, has performed with the Madera Winds for several years in Connecticut and currently resides in New York City. The Madera Winds will present a program of American composers. No charge. Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Create Valentine's Cards

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Create beautiful Valentine's Day Cards using the Cricut Die Cutter Machine. 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.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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 session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

The Village Movement: Improving the Experience of Aging

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Are you looking for more choices as you or your parents age? In 1999, this was the inspiration of a group of friends in the Boston area resulting in what is now known nationwide as ‘The Village Movement’. Stay at Home in Wilton, a member of the national Village to Village Network, began in 2010 has grown to almost 100 members.  This is a live-streamed national simulcast of Dr. Atul Gawande, renowned surgeon and bestselling author of Are you looking for more choices as you or your parents age? In 1999, this was the inspiration of a group of friends in the Boston area resulting in what is now known nationwide as ‘The Village Movement’. Stay at Home in Wilton, a member of the national Village to Village Network, began in 2010 has grown to almost 100 members.  This is a live-streamed national simulcast of Dr. Atul Gawande, renowned surgeon and bestselling author of Being Mortal, who will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. A reception with drinks and hor d'oeuvres will follow for this special celebration.  Co-sponsored by Stay at Home Wilton and Wilton Library. Registration is highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334., who will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. A reception with drinks and hor d'oeuvres will follow for this special celebration.  Co-sponsored by Stay at Home Wilton and Wilton Library. Registration is highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Basic Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Michael Bellacosa shows how to create and format a basic presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 in this free class.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required.  Advance registration required.   Class limited to 16 students.  No charge.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Embroider an Apron

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider a chef’s apron. $7 fee payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Basic Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Michael Bellacosa shows how to create and format a basic presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 in this free class.  Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required.  Advance registration required.   Class limited to 16 students.  No charge.

Wilton Chamber of Commerce/Wilton Library Program: Cyber Sick-urity - Living in a Connected World

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Wilton Chamber of Commerce and Wilton Library will host a free cyber security seminar for local businesses and Chamber members. The presentation is by local author and businessman Al Alper, president of Wilton IT security firm Absolute Logic. He will discuss the state of threats today and where it is headed, the economics that drive its growth, the risks it presents to business, and simple steps business owners can take to minimize their exposure.  Al is an expert in technology, compliance and security, and is a frequent speaker at healthcare, legal and insurance industry events. Check-in is at 8 a.m. with the presentation beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast will be available. Registration recommended. No charge. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Emily Dickinson—Pushing The Envelope

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:00am

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Judson will be looking at and discussing some familiar and some lesser known Dickinson poems with the aid of new resources to see Dickinson’s poems as, in poet and critic Dan Chiasson words, a 'unique category of verbal notation, significant both for their literary power and for their physical appearance on the page.' Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Can't come to story time because you have a morning napper? No problem. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a story followed by a chance to build and play with Duplo Legos. Adding 'build and play' to story time helps develop early literacy skills and encourages creativity.  For ages 2-5. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required.

3D Printing for Beginners

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force: Don't Be Prey, Be Empowered

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force, in conjunction with Team PeaceWorks, the Wilton High School PTA, Wilton Library, and The Wilton Youth Council, present “Don’t Be Prey, Be Empowered.” The program will include a screening of parts of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary film about the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts regarding consent, reporting and resources. Supplemental information and pamphlets will be available before and after the event.  Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Make Fun Buttons

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

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

Make Birthday Cards

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own birthday cards.   For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. 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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aided Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8 - 12 only, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embellished Napkins or Dish Towel

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embellish napkins or dish towels with decorative stitches. $5 fee for a set of two napkins or towels, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Emily Dickinson—Pushing The Envelope

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:00am

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Judson will be looking at and discussing some familiar and some lesser known Dickinson poems with the aid of new resources to see Dickinson’s poems as, in poet and critic Dan Chiasson words, a 'unique category of verbal notation, significant both for their literary power and for their physical appearance on the page.' Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See registration link for more program and speaker details.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Can't come to story time because you have a morning napper? No problem. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a story followed by a chance to build and play with Duplo Legos. Adding 'build and play' to story time helps develop early literacy skills and encourages creativity.  For ages 2-5. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required.

Solder Craft—Blinkie Pins

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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 cards and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 4 students. Registration required; no charge.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Merill Comeau

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

February brings Merill Comeau to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Merrill's work takes the shape of murals and garments that explore historical and contemporary women’s roles: the toil of the maker, the privilege of the wearer, the job of mothering, how to be a ‘good’ daughter, and societal expectations for sexual and emotional expression. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Cursive Writing

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Here's your chance to have some fun practicing your cursive handwriting! You'll read, write and create a cool craft all using your newly improved cursive skills! Ages 9+. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Experience 3-D Printing

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

WGG/WLA Wilton Go Green Community Forum

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wilton Go Green presents a recap of the 2016 Symposium: How Green Could Wilton Be? Highlights from symposium keynote speaker Gary Cuneen, Executive Director of Seven Generations Ahead, and priority initiatives that were identified at the symposium, will be shared, as well as a request for feedback from the audience. Dates for four follow-up spring workshops in the areas of Energy, Land/Water, Food and Recycling (Materials Management) will be announced. The purpose of the spring workshops is to engage the community at large on the refinement of key initiatives, development of action plans, and defining milestones that will drive successful completion of initiatives. Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Call for details 203-762-6336.

Make Fun Buttons

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - Connecticut and the Federal Art Project: Idealism and Identity During the 1930s - Amy Trout

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In this second lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Museum Curator Amy Trout will focus on community identity expressed in and shaped by art. By examining the artwork created by Connecticut artists for the Federal Art Project (1935-1941), Ms. Trout will discuss Connecticut's identity during the decade of the Depression. Did the artwork reflect the harsh reality of the times or was it an idealized version of the past? 

Amy Trout has been the Curator of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut since 2008. Previously, she spent twenty years at the New Haven Historical Society (now known as the New Haven Museum) where she first began her study of the Federal Art Project in Connecticut. During the past ten years, she has researched the topic, written and lectured about it, and curated two exhibits. She has served with the Mattatuck Museum and with the Connecticut Humanities. See registration link for more details.

Lecture Location: Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor: Lila and Buck Griswold
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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 session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Alexander Hamilton

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Alexander Hamilton by award-winning historian Ron Chernow fills a major gap in our understanding of the founding of the United States and of the founders themselves. Hamilton had as much, and perhaps more, of an impact on the early history of the United States than some if his better-known founding brethren. And he had an amazing life: an illegitimate birth in the Caribbean and an orphaned childhood; his role as George Washington's chief of staff and the new nation's first Treasury Secretary; his untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr. David McCullough wrote: "Alexander Hamilton was one of the most brilliant men of his brilliant time, and one of the most fascinating figures in all of American history…His importance to the founding of the new nation, and thus to the whole course of American history, can hardly be overstated…This is grand-scale biography at its best." A smash hit based on the book opened on Broadway in 2015.

Discussion Leader - Carol Kaelin

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

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Experience 3-D Printing

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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 session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Wilton Library Readers : The Sellout

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Sellout by Paul Beatty 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - Finding Brass Valley, a Place in Time that Has Almost Vanished - Emery Roth

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In this third lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Emery Roth will focus on place in society defined by our work, specifically the Connecticut brass industry and its collapse. Connecticut’s Naugatuck River valley was where the brass industry thrived  until the last factory closed in 2013. The talk is derived from Roth's book, Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry (Schiffer Books, 2015). The book tells the story of the last working brass mill, how Brass Valley came to be, the men and communities that made Brass Valley and the culture we call the American Dream. The talk is accompanied by vivid photographs of Brass Valley from the book and others taken more recently; the author shares experiences and discoveries made while capturing images and talks about what it means to try to find Brass Valley, a place in time that has not quite vanished. Q&A and book signing after. 

Emery Roth, Southwest CT Arts Council, has been shooting photographs since childhood. He studied both design and language arts at Carnegie-Mellon University, simultaneously earning degrees in architecture and literature. After forty years living and teaching in Connecticut’s Northwest Hills, he became fascinated with the old mill towns of Connecticut and their history, and he began following tracks through old ruins until he was led to the last working brass mill in Brass Valley. His book documents his journey into time and culture; it seeks to revive in words and pictures, a place in time, perhaps a place in the American Dream. See registration link for more details.

Lecture Location: Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor: Janice and Michael Hess
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

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 session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

Please note: in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - Navigating the New Digital Landscape of Knowledge - Julia Adams

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In this fourth lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Professor Julia Adams will highlight the role of women in 'tech culture' within our emergent digital environment. Drawing on her research on Wikipedia and academic knowledge, and on the uses of journalism and fake news in the recent presidential election, Professor Adams will discuss the promise and peril in the emergent digital landscape of knowledge.

Julia Adams is Professor of Sociology and International and Area Studies and Head of Calhoun College at Yale University. She was previously the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. At Yale she has chaired the department of Sociology, directed the Division of the Social Sciences and the International Affairs Council. She currently codirects YaleCHESS (Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences). Her book, The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe (Cornell University Press)  won the Gaddis Smith Book Prize. See registration link for more details.

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

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The chance sighting of a Japanese parasol at the demolition of a hotel on the edge of Seattle's Japantown brings the memories of a turbulent time in American history flooding back to Henry Lee. With the World War Two internment of Japanese-Americans as the backdrop, Jamie Ford's best-selling and award-winning debut novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, published in 2009, explores the forbidden friendship and love between Henry, a Chinese-American and Keiko, a Japanese-American at a time when Old World prejudices prevailed. "In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us the power of forgiveness and the human heart" (Random House).

Discussion Leader - John Ragognetti

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

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Spring Benefit

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Save the date for a special celebration!  Experience the wonder……Wilton Library will hold its annual spring benefit at Silver Spring Country Club. Guests of the benefit will enjoy a festive evening with a very special theme of Alice in Wonderland to set the tone. There will be great food in a beautiful environment, a unique silent auction, a fabulous live auction, entertainment and much more.

We are especially pleased to be honoring this year a wonderful Wilton business, the Village Market, which has supported the library in countless ways over many years.  It is our pleasure to be able to recognize Peter Keating, Nancy Dolnier, Tim Dolnier and Mike Picheco for all they have done in supporting the library.

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - 9/11 and America's World View - Matthew Warshauer

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In this final lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Professor Matthew Warshauer will summarize the series, focusing specifically on two themes: who are we now and who can we expect to be? In his lecture, Dr. Warshauer will reflect on America's response to the 9/11 attacks. He will also examine our memory of the tragedy as well as where the nation is today more than 15 years later.

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. 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. See registration link for more details.

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

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Wilton Library Readers : Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler 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, April 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Mary Barton

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel Mary Barton tells a story of the plight of the lower classes in Victorian-Era England. Set in Manchester in the mid-1800s, the plot revolves around a young woman, her two potential love-interests (one each from the lower- and upper-classes), and her immediate family, most especially her father, and her estranged aunt; it's a story of class conflict, romance, murder, and redemption. The meticulously researched novel truly puts the reader amidst the daily sights and sounds of a Victorian-Era industrial city. The Manchester Guardian reviewed the book in 1849 writing: "As a whole, the tale is beautifully written; the characters introduced are graphically delineated; the events are so interestingly interwoven, and the groundwork is so artistically constructed, that whoever reads the two first chapters is sure to read the whole story."

Discussion Leader - Miwako Ogasawara

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Wilton Library Readers : The Underground Railroad

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Yankee Division was a core component of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) sent to France to fight in World War One. Composed of units from all of the New England states, its nickname was selected to highlight this geographic connection. Thought by many to have been unfairly criticized in the various histories of the war, the Division's reputation got a significant upgrade due to the research of Wiltonian Michael Shay who has written a number of books related to World War One. Beyond standard military records from the National Archives, Shay's sources also included numerous personal records such as letters and diaries of the Division's soldiers.  Military historian and World War One expert Dr. Mark Grotelueschen said: "Michael Shay has mined an impressive collection of personal accounts to tell the story of the AEF's most controversial division."

Discussion Leader - Michael Bellacosa

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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 twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Wilton Library Readers : Commonwealth

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Wilton Library will sell gently used books in pristine condition for great beach/vacation reading during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair.

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