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April 2018

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 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.

Lego Club

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in Grades K and up are invited to join the Lego Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library Reference Desk starting at 3:45 the day of the program. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Calling all Entrepreneurs: A Workshop Series on Starting a Business

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

The remaining sessions of this series help entrepreneurs discover how to start a business, finance it, market and advertise it and learn how to do business with the state of Connecticut and the federal government. Sessions presented by Lisa Powell and Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration (SBA). 

The sessions are as follows:

March 29: How to Finance Your Small Business
April 3: Marketing and Advertising
April 12: Contracting 101. 

Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or all three of the remaining sessions individually.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SCORE Fairfield County, the SBA CT District Office, and Silver Pine Real Estate. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online at www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 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. 

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're looking for students in grades 6-8 who would like to join RAKtivists -- a world-wide movement which practices Random Acts of Kindness. On the first or second Tuesday of every month we'll do something nice and think of ways to spread kindness and put smiles on people’s faces. We'll bake cookies for a senior living community, make dog and cat toys for animal shelters, decorate gingerbread houses for local agencies, read to the elderly and more.  

Dates: 10/3, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, & 5/1. Full season’s commitment is highly encouraged.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Maker Demo & Pop-up Shop

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

The Innovation Station is setting up shop in Wilton Library's lobby. Stop by and check out some of our equipment, discover what can you can do in our Maker Space and/or purchase an apron, tea-towel, wine stopper and other items made in the Innovation Station. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 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, April 4, 2018 - 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. 

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   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.

STEM Sports: Basketball Bonanza

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Whether you swing a racket, kick a ball, or cheer from the sidelines, Wilton Library has the perfect program for you. Sports players and fans in grades 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a Sports themed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activity. Each week we will feature a new challenge and a new sport....the only question is will you hit it out of the park or strike out? Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. (No session April 11).

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Women and Wealth Series: What's Your Money Story?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This is the second of this two-part seminar on Women and Wealth. What does it really take to get finances in order? Learn what needs to be changed or fixed so the right choices can be made to achieve a greater sense of financial calm and control. 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. See library’s registration link for details. No charge. Registration highly recommended.

Why Your Child Isn't Sleeping and What You Can Do About It

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This is a program on how to help children fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up well rested. Topics include: The 5 components of healthy sleep; why children wake up at night; night feeding— hunger or habit?; early rising; bedtime resistance; nightmares vs night terrors; underlying medical conditions that affect sleep; practical strategies to improve a child's sleep today. Presenter Alison Bevan is the Pediatric Sleep Specialist at The Center For Advanced Pediatrics in Darien and Norwalk, CT where she works with children of all ages to improve sleep. She is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Happiest Baby Educator, and a member of The International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. No charge.  Registration highly encouraged.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 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 March 19 and must be returned by April 2. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Spring Poetry - Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar on Goethe’s Faust. Goethe’s tragedy, Faust, is one of the greatest masterpieces not only of German literature but of world literature as well. Although no English translation can capture the beauty of his poetry or the depth of Goethe's thought, an exposure to his various poetical forms and the relevance of his underlying message for our own time is too important to ignore. As someone has said: 'It is the poem of Humanity.” This course will focus on a few selected scenes that best illustrate his poetic genius and develop the main characters through the themes of passion, pathos, power and politics.  Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the registration link for more details. No charge for program. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins. Advance registration required. By registering for the first session, attendees will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 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 March 19 and must be returned by April 2. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Paper Botanical Daffodils with Laurie Davis

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for another incredible class offered by Laurie Davis, Wilton's own Glitter Fairy! In this just-in-time-for-spring class, she will provide all the pre-cut supplies (including crepe paper, pigment, florist tape and glitter) and step-by-step instructions to make a beautiful yellow and green daffodil stem ready for a bud vase in your home. A lovely ever-lasting daffodil – one that never wilts, dies, needs watering or gets eaten by the deer! If time permits, there will be extra supplies for you to make a second or third stem – a nice start to a spring bouquet, if you are so inclined. Cost is $30 per adult, payable in advance. Class consists of one two-hour session, either 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.  To register, call 203-762-6342. (Registration cannot be done online.) Once placed on the list, we'll require a $30 check made out to 'Wilton Library' to hold the spot.Space is limited.  Hurry, this class will sell out quickly.

Write your own Haiku!

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

April is Poetry Month and Wilton Library is celebrating it with a Haiku program for children. Children in grades 3 through 5 will learn how to write their own Haiku poems. Deceptively simple and only 17 syllables, this form of Japanese poetry has become very popular with writers of all ages. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

WLA/SCORE - Tax Primer for Small Business

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will serve as a primer on taxes for small business owners. This workshop covers all the business forms and how taxes affect the business owner’s business and personal return. Other related topics include identity theft, audits, and estate taxes.

Speaker Joseph R. D’Agostin has over 40 years’ experience in accounting and taxes while working in public accounting, small business and the IRS where he retired in 2008 as a Revenue Agent. He also has been an adjunct at Fairfield University since 1972 and Manhattanville since 2009.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin. Registration required. No charge. 

Paper Botanical Daffodils with Laurie Davis

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for another incredible class offered by Laurie Davis, Wilton's own Glitter Fairy! In this just-in-time-for-spring class, she will provide all the pre-cut supplies (including crepe paper, pigment, florist tape and glitter) and step-by-step instructions to make a beautiful yellow and green daffodil stem ready for a bud vase in your home. A lovely ever-lasting daffodil – one that never wilts, dies, needs watering or gets eaten by the deer! If time permits, there will be extra supplies for you to make a second or third stem – a nice start to a spring bouquet, if you are so inclined. Cost is $30 per adult, payable in advance. Class consists of one two-hour session, either 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.  To register, call 203-762-6342. (Registration cannot be done online.) Once placed on the list, we'll require a $30 check made out to 'Wilton Library' to hold the spot.Space is limited.  Hurry, this class will sell out quickly.

Eclectic Eight Art Exhibition/Reception

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Eight talented artists who have exhibited during Wilton Library’s Summer Shows get a chance to share more of their works in this month’s exhibition at the library. The artists are Erik Kaeyer, Sean Keating, Katya Lebrija, Ed MacEwen, Hadley Seymore, Day Shields, Bronislava Slagle and Chengxin Sun.  They work in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphics, mixed media, drawings with subject matter encompassing portraits, still life, abstracts, botanicals, landscapes and more. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through April 27.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin.

Etched Pub Glasses

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Swing by the Innovation Station and etch a glass coffee mug or pub glass using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 fee per person, payable upon arrival. No registration required, but only available Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and etch one or two pub glasses in celebration of National Beer Day today! Give someone or use yourself! $5 per glass to offset costs, 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.

Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $7 for the tray, 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.

Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church— Bärli Nugent, Flute, and Nancy Allen, Harp

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

International performing musicians, Bärli Nugent, flute, and Nancy Allen, harp, perform Krumholtz, Damase and Gaubert. Ms. Nugent is a Wilton native.  Concert held at 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

dults 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

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 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.

Lego Club

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in Grades K and up are invited to join the Lego Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library Reference Desk starting at 3:45 the day of the program. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 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. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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.

Vacation Week Movies—Coco

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:45pm

Tuesday, April 10 Vacation Week Movies—Coco, 3 – 4:45 p.m. Drop in at Wilton Library during vacation week and watch a movie! The library will be showing Coco, Pixar's magical new animated film. Rated PG and 105 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under, for older children, caregivers must stay in the building. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 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.

Embroider or Monogram a Golf Towel

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a golf towel. Golf towels are available for $5.

dults 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, April 11, 2018 - 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, April 11, 2018 - 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 : Everything I Never Told You

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 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.

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   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.

Free Downloads – Online Learning

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

BYOD - Bring your own device and learn how to use the library’s free online learning services (Lynda.com and Transparent Language) which are available 24/7. 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. Please bring devices, passwords and Wilton Library cards. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Vacation Week Movies—Ferdinand

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:45pm

Drop in at Wilton Library during vacation week and watch a movie! The library will be showing Ferdinand. Rated PG and 105 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under, for older children, caregivers must stay in the building.

Calling all Entrepreneurs: A Workshop Series on Starting a Business

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

The remaining sessions of this series help entrepreneurs discover how to start a business, finance it, market and advertise it and learn how to do business with the state of Connecticut and the federal government. Sessions presented by Lisa Powell and Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The sessions are as follows:

March 29: How to Finance Your Small Business
April 3: Marketing and Advertising
April 12: Contracting 101.

Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or all three of the remaining sessions individually.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SCORE Fairfield County, the SBA CT District Office, and Silver Pine Real Estate. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online at www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 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 March 19 and must be returned by April 2. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Spring Poetry - Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar on Goethe’s Faust. Goethe’s tragedy, Faust, is one of the greatest masterpieces not only of German literature but of world literature as well. Although no English translation can capture the beauty of his poetry or the depth of Goethe's thought, an exposure to his various poetical forms and the relevance of his underlying message for our own time is too important to ignore. As someone has said: 'It is the poem of Humanity.” This course will focus on a few selected scenes that best illustrate his poetic genius and develop the main characters through the themes of passion, pathos, power and politics.  Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University.  He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. While writing his dissertation he taught for a year at the Rome Center of Loyola University of Chicago. See the registration link for more details. No charge for program. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins. Advance registration required. By registering for the first session, attendees will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 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 March 19 and must be returned by April 2. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Vacation Week Movies—Despicable Me 3

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:45pm

Drop in at Wilton Library during vacation week and watch a movie! The library will be showing Despicable Me 3. Rated PG and 90 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under, for older children, caregivers must stay in the building.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Monogram a Key-chain

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Monogram a silver disc key-chain or bottle cap opener key-chain using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a gift or keep it for yourself. $4 each 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.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

dults 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.

Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $7 for the tray, 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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 15 & 22, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Embellished Napkins or Dish Towels

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embellish napkins or dish towels with decorative stitches. $5 fee for a set of two napkins or one linen towel, 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.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room—The Mimi Fox Duo

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic's polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today's scene. In one of many feature stories, Guitar Player Magazine hailed Mimi as "a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them." In a further nod to Mimi's guitar artistry, and in conjunction with Heritage Guitars' 30th anniversary, the historic Kalamazoo guitar company has rolled out the Mimi Fox Artist Signature model.

Mimi has performed/recorded with some of the music world's most commanding players, including fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Stanley Jordan, and Charlie Hunter, Grammy-nominated saxophonists Branford Marsalis, David Sanchez, Houston Person, and the late Don Lanphere, vocalists Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Kevin Mahogany, and Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer), B3 organ masters Joey DeFrancesco, Barbara Denerlein and Dr. Lonnie Smith, and powerhouse drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. She has also performed with legends Stevie Wonder and John Sebastian. Her YouTube videos have received hundreds of thousands of views.

Reception following the concert. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris and Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. CDs available for purchase and signing. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 p.m. if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334

Teddy Bear Picnic

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Join us for teddy-bearific stories songs and crafts. Bring your favorite Teddy Bear (or other stuffed animal). Juice and cookies will be served. Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver. Registration is required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 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.

Embroider or Monogram a Pillow Cover

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or personalize a decorative pillow cover. Covers are available for $8. 

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.

Lego Club

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in Grades K and up are invited to join the Lego Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library Reference Desk starting at 3:45 the day of the program. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 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. 

Tax Reform Reality Check

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Maintaining retirement savings that have been accumulated, as well as someone’s time horizon and tax efficiency can be critical components to retirement success.  Topics will include: What are the major tax law changes? Which tax law changes could affect investing in one’s retirement portfolio? Are taxes on sale now and is this an opportunity? How states like Connecticut may possibly NOT benefit from these changes? What are a few of the concepts on how to potentially benefit from tax reform changes? Speaker Michael Alimo of USA Financial and Tax Services brings professional insight regarding how these changes may impact people today and in the future. Michael is a 30-year industry veteran and for the past 15 years as a financial service advisor has served clientele around CT & New England at USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Monogram a Key-chain

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Monogram a silver disc key-chain or bottle cap opener key-chain using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a gift or keep it for yourself. $4 each 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, April 18, 2018 - 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, April 18, 2018 - 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. 

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   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.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Children ages 2-4 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! During the month of April the focus will be pigs. Registration required, no fee. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.Register online or call 203-762-6336.

STEM Sports: Soccer Sensation

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

 Whether you swing a racket, kick a ball, or cheer from the sidelines, Wilton Library has the perfect program for you. Sports players and fans in grades 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a Sports themed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activity. Each week we will feature a new challenge and a new sport....the only question is will you hit it out of the park or strike out? Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 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 March 19 and must be returned by April 2. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton - Marianne Moore: Maintaining the Living Language

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 3-part series with a new look at the poems of Marianne Moore as they were originally published. Working from the 2017 New Collected Poems: Marianne Moore, editor Heather Cass White presents the poems as they were first published and provides appendixes to indicate changes that Moore made in later additions. This edition allows attendees to see the Modernist Poet who blasted through classical conventional poetry. 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 packets 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 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 March 19 and must be returned by April 2. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

10 Things You Need to Learn About College Admissions

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

College admissions is more competitive than ever.  How do you find the right college for a top education and experience? What strategies will help you showcase your character and achievements and stand out?  College admissions consultant Beth Manners will detail the process, from putting your college list together to writing your essays. Learn what it takes to gain admission and be successful.   For high school students and their parents. Registration required. Space limited. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Paint it Up!

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing morning. 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.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Kids in grade K – 3 are invited to this Earth-friendly class in celebration of Earth Day. Victoria McCarthy, an arborist from SavATree, will talk about the four parts of a plant, and the kids will have a chance to plant beans. Victoria will bring sprouted beans for the children to observe the process of a little seed having all the information in it for life. There also will be time for talking about any plant or tree that the kids are interested in. Sponsored by SavATree. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 21 from 7 to 9 am. Sale is free to public from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, April 22 from noon to 5 pm, Monday April 23 from 10 am to 5 pm books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 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.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public from noon to 5 pm Sunday, April 22, Monday April 23 from 10 am to 5 pm books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or 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 on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

We'll meet twice a month on Sundays from October 1, 2017 - June 3, 2018. Sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. on these dates: October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 11, March 4 & 18, April 15 & 22, May 6 & 13 and June 3.  Registration required. A full season's commitment is required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Make an Earth Day Terrarium

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to make an Earth Day terrarium. We will fill a glass vase with layers of rocks, sand and soil and plant a couple of succulents to make a mini garden that can be used as a beautiful centerpiece or conversation starter in honor of Earth Day (April 22, 2018). No gardening experience required. Just a desire to beautify the earth and keep it green and have fun! For ages 18+ with a valid CT Library Card. Space limited. Registration required. A $15 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public from 10 am to 5 pm Monday April 23 books half-price, and Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Personalize an Acrylic Note Cube

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic note cube for your desk. Makes a great gift! $12 for the note cube, 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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 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.

Lego Club

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in Grades K and up are invited to join the Lego Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library Reference Desk starting at 3:45 the day of the program. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Kyle Riseley

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

April brings Kyle Riseley to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. An avid and active conservationist, Kyle paints landscapes that clearly reflect her time spent outdoors in the natural world. Her early career in design and photography have influenced the many ways she uses color, light, and form to bring the viewer into her world of mossy habitats, sandy walkways, and marbled skies. See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  

Parent Information Series Follow-Up Discussion: Managing the Impact and Influence of Digital Devices and Content

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Susan Bauerfeld  (PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist) and Chris Parrott (BPS Chartered Counseling Psychologist) lead a follow-up discussion to their recent program on taking a different approach to managing the impact and influence of digital devices and content based on an understanding of the science of how both devices and human relationships can influence behavior. Parents are asked to bring their follow-up questions to the discussion and prepare to hone their skills. This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages. No charge; registration is required; minimum of 25 participants needed. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, and SPED*NET Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public Tuesday April 24, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 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: The Last September

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Miwako Ogasawara will lead a discussion of The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen. The novel is a social satire of the dying Anglo-Irish Protestant Ascendency set around 1920, the period of violent uprisings of the ultimately successful Irish War of Independence against the ruling class which had dominated Ireland for about 300 years. It is also the story of a young woman coming of age against the ominous backdrop of brutal political violence by both the Irish Republican Army and the British security forces. In a discussion thread focusing on the 'luxurious beauty of the sentences and the flashes of unsuspecting dry humor,' Rohan Maitzen called it a 'combination of highly aestheticized language and social comedy, as if you are being batted around by [Virginia] Woolf on one side and [Jane] Austen on the other!'
 
This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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.

Paint it Up!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

Design a Pocket Mirror!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come learn how to use our Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a pocket mirror or two that you have designed yourself! A fee of $1 per mirror will be collected upon arrival to cover material costs.

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, April 25, 2018 - 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, April 25, 2018 - 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. 

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   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.

STEM Sports: Mini Golf Madness

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

 Whether you swing a racket, kick a ball, or cheer from the sidelines, Wilton Library has the perfect program for you. Sports players and fans in grades 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a Sports themed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activity. Each week we will feature a new challenge and a new sport....the only question is will you hit it out of the park or strike out? Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 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 March 19 and must be returned by April 2. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton - Marianne Moore: Maintaining the Living Language

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 3-part series with a new look at the poems of Marianne Moore as they were originally published. Working from the 2017 New Collected Poems: Marianne Moore, editor Heather Cass White presents the poems as they were first published and provides appendixes to indicate changes that Moore made in later additions. This edition allows attendees to see the Modernist Poet who blasted through classical conventional poetry. 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 packets 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 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 March 19 and must be returned by April 2. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 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 Your Own Piñata for Cinco de Mayo

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and make your own Piñata for Cinco de Mayo! In this two-part workshop, children will create their piñata out of papier mache (4/26), leave it at the library to dry, and come back the following week (5/3) to decorate. They can then take their creations home to stuff with candy for Cinco de Mayo on May 5th! Children will be signed up for both classes when they register. Bring a T-shirt or wear old clothes as papier mache can be very messy! Registration required, for Grades 3 to 5. Children will be registered for both classes. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider a Chef’s Apron

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron. $10 fee 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.

Succession Planning for Small Business

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This is an informative seminar on succession planning for small businesses. In this program, attendees will be educated about succession strategies and using life insurance as a funding vehicle. Specific succession techniques will be discussed as well as the tax ramifications that may arise in such planning.  Presenter Andrew White is a financial advisor with Charter Oak Insurance and Financial Services Co. He focuses his practice on financial planning and insurance and investment strategies. He has an undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. See library’s registration link for details. No charge. Registration recommended. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 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. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 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.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 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.

Embroider a Pet Bandanna!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a pet bandanna for your furry friends. Bandannas come in a rainbow of colors and are available for $2 each, payable on 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.

Personalize an Acrylic Note Cube

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic note cube for your desk. Makes a great gift! $12 for the note cube, 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 Perspectives Film Series—Asperger's Are Us

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

In this coming of age documentary, four friends on the Autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe 'Asperger's Are Us' will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.  See library’s website for details. 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. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 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.

Connecticut's Own Concert: Friendship Concert – Music of Joseph M Russo

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

This concert highlights a selection of woodwind compositions of Joseph M. Russo. The name of this program ‘Friendship Concert’ came about because Russo not only composes music for his friends but the performers for this concert are also counted among his friends. Instruments that will be featured include oboe, English and French horns, clarinet, bassoon, flute and piano. Having attended composition/music theory classes at Juilliard and Yale, Russo has developed his own personal melodic and tonal compositional style. He has composed numerous chamber and orchestra works. No charge. Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:20 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:20 if space is available. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Anxious Parents, Anxious Kids, and the Anxiously Awaited Antidote with Lenore Skenazy

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Please join us for an informative and entertaining lecture by Lenore Skenazy who was labeled 'America's Worst Mom' when she dared to let her 9-year old ride the subway alone. She founded Free-Range Kids: the book, blog, and movement dedicated to the fact that our kids are safer and smarter than our culture gives them credit for. Lenore will address the fears stalking America's parents, where they come from, what they're doing to our kids, and the reasons we're so afraid.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, and Wilton Youth Council. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic 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 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 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.

Lego Club

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in Grades K and up are invited to join the Lego Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library Reference Desk starting at 3:45 the day of the program. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Author Talk: Jeff Benedict - Tiger Woods

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life—married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children. Winner of fourteen major golf championships and seventy-nine PGA Tour events, Woods was the first billion-dollar athlete, earning more than $100 million a year in endorsements. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years—one that exploded in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional life off a cliff. 

 In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the recent bestseller The System, dig deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to the question that has mystified millions of sports fans for nearly a decade: who is Tiger Woods?   

Benedict is also the author of Little Pink House, which has been made into a movie starring Oscar-nominated Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn.  The film is in theaters in April and Benedict will be signing copies of both Tiger Woods and Little Pink House following his talk. Jeff Benedict is a bestselling author, a special features writer for Sports Illustrated, and a television and film producer. In addition to publishing fifteen non-fiction books, he has written for The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and his stories have been the basis for segments on numerous TV networks. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Writing and Mass Media at Southern Virginia University.  Jeff has previously spoken at Wilton Library.   

Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

Anxious Parents, Anxious Kids, and the Anxiously Awaited Antidote with Lenore Skenazy

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is a recording of the morning lecture by Lenore Skenazy who was labeled 'America's Worst Mom' when she dared to let her 9-year old ride the subway alone. She founded Free-Range Kids: the book, blog, and movement dedicated to the fact that our kids are safer and smarter than our culture gives them credit for. Lenore will address the fears stalking America's parents, where they come from, what they're doing to our kids, and the reasons we're so afraid.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, and Wilton Youth Council. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

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