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Wilton Library will be closing at 4 pm on Friday, January 25 to prepare for our Mini Golf Fundraiser.

January 2019

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Library's holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found - featuring a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks suitable for gift-giving to all ages. This year, the sale includes a diverse collection of classical, jazz, Latin and blues CDs.  All CDs are priced to sell, many are new shrink-wrapped items.  All merchandise is perfect for holiday gift-giving. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library.

Sale opens at noon on November 29 and continues during regular library hours through January 2, 2019. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

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

Learn to Etch!

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

The Visual Eight Art Exhibition Reception

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Eight artists, all having a connection past or present with Wilton, and most having exhibited in Wilton Library’s Summer Show, will be featuring more of their works in this exhibition. The artists are: Sandra Bacher, Joseph Barber (deceased represented by his niece, Linda Morgan), Lynda Carroll, Carole Mills, Judith Schomer, John (Randy) Tate, Kathleen Wrampe and Marian Wulffleff.  The works represent a variety of media and subject matter choices. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through January 27.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor:  The Wilton Bulletin.

Scouting for Tech Help

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need tech help?  Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here!  Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any size. No appointments necessary—just drop in.  If you’re looking for assistance with your email or the library’s databases, please bring your library card and passwords. For information, call 203-762-6350.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Get Organized for the New Year!

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Start 2019 by getting organized, taking control of your time and feeling less stressed! We'll introduce you to Bullet Journaling, a fun and creative organizational tool which can be used as a planner, to-do list, and/or diary. Embellish it with artwork or keep it simple. Once it's started, all you need is 15 minutes a day to keep yourself on track. For adults plus teens in grades 9-12. Journals and pens provided. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

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

Make Thank You Cards

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

It's time to start sending thank you notes for all those wonderful holiday gifts! In this one-on-one session, you'll learn how to use our die cutter, the Cricut, and create a few unique cards.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 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. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Paint It Up!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We’ll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 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. No registration, no program charge. 

Wilton Library Readers : Autumn

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Autumn by Ali Smith 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.

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

WGG/WLA Documentary Film: STRAWS

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join us for a screening of the film, STRAWS, an award-winning documentary that illuminates the problems related to straws and other single-use plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. A brief panel discussion and Q&A session follows with Charlie Taney of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, Nina Quaratella of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association, Bridget Cervero and David Hudson of The Maritime Aquarium. Please see the library’s registration link for panel details.  Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Doors open at 6:30 and screening begins promptly at 7 p.m. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 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.

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. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 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. 

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. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Come to 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! Registration required, ages 2-6. Supported by the J. Arthur Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 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. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

WGG/WLA Documentary Film: STRAWS – Family Event

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Please join us for a family-friendly screening of the film, STRAWS, an award-winning documentary that illuminates the problems related to straws and other single-use plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. A brief panel discussion and Q&A session follows with Charlie Taney of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, Nina Quaratella of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and Louise Washer, President of the Norwalk River Watershed Association. Students in grades 2-6 can register separately for an educational program led by NAMEPA and Wilton Go Green following the film in the Children's Story Room; children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The children’s educational program starts at 2:30 while the panel discussion continues in the Brubeck Room. Please see the registration link for details.  Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Doors open at 1:30 and screening begins promptly at 2 p.m. Registration recommended.

Registration for children’s program takes place separately. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

WGG/WLA Documentary Film: STRAWS – Kids’ Program

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm

Students in grades 2-6 are invited to an educational program led by NAMEPA and Wilton Go Green following the 2 p.m. film entitled STRAWS. Students under 8 years old must be accompanied by adults who need to register separately from the child's name. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

New Perspectives Film Series – Jane

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The award-winning documentary, Jane, focuses on Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking work with chimpanzees in Tanzania. The film also explores her relationship with husband and cameraman Hugo Van Lawick, as well as her relationship with the natural world. Experience the fascinating story of Jane Goodall like never before.

Suggested donation: $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film.   Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Teens Create a Survival Tool

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you like to hike? Camp? Adventure in the outdoors? If so, come learn how to make a Paracord Bracelet. Worn around your wrist, this sturdy nylon rope can be taken apart and used to tie up gear, secure a tent or hammock, make a splint for a broken limb, hang clothes, transform into a belt, and so much more! For teens in grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Transform Old Books into a Snowman

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Recycle old books and create a one-of-a kind Snowman decoration. Approximately 1-1/2 – 2' tall. $8 materials fee payable upon arrival. For adults, ages 18+. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Parent Information Series: Mindful Parenting - How to Make it Out in One Piece

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The presentation of the Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series 2018-2019 will provide useful information on establishing a family frame, setting reasonable and attainable expectations and goals for children, managing anxiety, and finding a supportive group of fellow parents in the community. This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, and Silver Hill Hospital. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Create & Explore Virtual Reality for Teens

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Learn how to build VR-ready worlds and experiences with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Teens in grades 7-12 will use Unreal Engine to create their own 3-D scenes. Students should bring an 8GB flash drive to save their work. The following day, Wednesday, 1/16 from 4:30-6:30, students can use the library's Vive headset to explore worlds created in the previous session. Registration required for both sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 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. No registration, no program charge. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Exploring VR Creations

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Use the Wilton Library's Vive headset to explore worlds created by students in the previous session.  For students in grades 7-12. Registration for previous session on Jan. 15 is required.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 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.

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. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 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. 

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. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

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

Learn to Etch!

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Clay Play

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Come to Wilton Library and enjoy some Clay Play with artist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham. For ages 3 to 5 with caregivers. Children and their caregivers will work together using clay to create a fun take home project. Supported by the J. Arthur Wall Scholarship Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Scouting for Tech Help

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need tech help?  Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here!  Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any size. No appointments necessary—just drop in.  If you’re looking for assistance with your email or the library’s databases, please bring your library card and passwords. For information, call 203-762-6350.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Senior Center Book Discussion: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Although we live in an era of "fake news" and general skepticism about Science, most of us have a deep interest in how things "really" work and what Reality is "really" like. Physics works on an objective basis with no agenda other than the advancement of knowledge and its practical application.  In only 80 pages, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on a guided tour of the most important concepts in modern physics using poetic imagery and vivid metaphorical language to bring those ideas to life for non-scientists. The book has sold well over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into dozens of languages. The New York Times said: "The essays in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics arrive like shots of espresso, which you can consume the way the Italians do, quickly and while standing up. As slim as a volume of poetry, Mr. Rovelli's book also has that tantalizing quality that good books of poems have; it artfully hints at meanings beyond its immediate scope."

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

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 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. No registration, no program charge. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Create & Explore Virtual Reality for Teens

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Learn how to build VR-ready worlds and experiences with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Teens in grades 7-12 will use Unreal Engine to create their own 3-D scenes. Students should bring an 8GB flash drive to save their work. The following day, Thursday, 1/24 from 4:30-6:30, students can use the library's Vive headset to explore worlds created in the previous session. Registration required for both sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Paint It Up!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We’ll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Getting Your Financial Life In Order - Sooner Rather Than Later

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Speaker Laurie Stefanowicz, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner at Catamount Wealth Management in Westport, is responsible for working with clients to design financial plans and portfolios that best meet their needs and situation. She has a BS degree from Vanderbilt University, played professional soccer for the Women's United Soccer Association, and is extremely active in the community. See library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Getting Your Financial Life In Order - Sooner Rather Than Later

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Speaker Laurie Stefanowicz, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner at Catamount Wealth Management in Westport, is responsible for working with clients to design financial plans and portfolios that best meet their needs and situation. She has a BS degree from Vanderbilt University, played professional soccer for the Women's United Soccer Association, and is extremely active in the community. See library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 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.

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. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 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. 

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. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Exploring VR Creations

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Use the Wilton Library's Vive headset to explore worlds created by students in the previous session.  For students in grades 7-12. Registration for previous session on Jan. 23 is required.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Author Talk: Stephanie Land - Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir, Maid, about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.' Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. Journalist Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Book signing and purchase available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.  Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wilton Library’s Mini Golf Fundraising Event: Mini-Golf Tourney for Adults

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for a fun event . All proceeds benefit Wilton Library.

Save the Date!  Join us for Wilton Library's annual Mini Golf in the stacks fundraiser.  Friday night will be the Mini-Golf Tourney for adults only. A fun night of food and libations and prizes to win, all while teams compete in a tournament. Get a four-some together and try your hand at winning the prized trophy. If you would rather cheer a team on than play, spectators are welcomed.

Stay tuned for more detail and information. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Robin Axness at 203-762-6323 or raxness@wiltonlibrary.org for more information.

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Wilton Library’s Mini Golf Fundraising Event: Family Day

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Join us for a fun event for both adults and children alike
All proceeds benefit Wilton Library

Admission: $5 per person (both adult and children)

Save the Date!  Join us for Wilton Library's 2nd Annual Mini Golf in the stacks fundraiser.  A fun-filled day for all ages.  Stay tuned for more detail and information. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Robin Axness at 203-762-6323 or raxness@wiltonlibrary.org for more information.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 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 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.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Experience 3D Printing

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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 to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Buttons, Pins, or Pocket Mirrors!

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons or pocket mirrors. Button pins are $.25 each and mirrors are $1 each.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? - Mark Albertson

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Topic: Versailles....False Promise - Mark Albertson
In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme will be 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?' Historian and author Mark Albertson kicks off the series with a lecture highlighting several themes from his 8-week course on the transition period between World War One and Two beginning with the Versailles Treaty. Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine in Monroe; and, is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.  He has authored several books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship; They'll Have to Follow You!; The Triumph of the Great White Fleet; and On History:  A Treatise. Mark teaches as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College on the following topics: World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Iraq, the American Empire, the Nazi Revolution and Jihad.  See the library’s registration link for details. 

The remaining lectures are as follows - please note the location of each lecture:
Feb. 24 at Wilton Library – “Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation” – Cecelia Bucki, Fairfield University
March 10 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Men in Black Sox” - Steve Wulf, ESPN
March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Votes for Women” - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

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

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Driftwood VR

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Interested in learning what virtual reality is all about? Try out the library's HTC Vive headset and explore a futuristic environment inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Open to adults and students age 13+. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo family. Individual VR session time is 10 minutes - exploration slots will be assigned after registration. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 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. No registration, no program charge. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 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.

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. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 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. 

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. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Author Talk: Jacqueline Raposo - The Me Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wiltonian and journalist Jacqueline Raposo finds herself sick, single, broke, and wandering in a fog. Fighting chronic illness, debt and other low points in her life she embarks on subtracting some of her most constant habits from her life – social media, shopping, sugar, and negative thoughts – for periods of thirty to ninety days over the course of one year. In this intimately curated search for self-improvement (a quest that readers can easily personalize for themselves), Raposo confesses to the sometimes violent and profound shifts in her social interactions, physical health, and sense of self-worth. Part memoir, part case study, this book offers the reader an inspiring example of how to forge one’s own journey, expose wounds, and help personal healing.  Raposo is an expert interviewer and regularly for Food & Wine, Saveur, and Cosmopolitan, and is the producer and co-host of Love Bites Radio, and connects chronic illness/disability advocates with protest events as the co-founder of #MarchingWithMe. See library’s registration link for more details. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Book signing and purchase available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

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