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June 2019

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, June 1, 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.

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.

STEM Club for 7th & 8th Graders

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This club lets students in grades 7-8 explore the world of STEM through hardware projects such as an LED light-box, motion sensor light strip, brushbots and more. Students will be guided through several DIY projects over three sessions (May 5, 19 & June 2) by members of Wilton Library’s very own robotics team, Singularity Technology. Participants will gain a greater understanding of hardware and circuitry while having fun!  Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all three dates. Sponsored by Singularity Technology Robotics team. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Speaking the Unspeakable: The Enduring Power of Dante’s Inferno

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Mark J. Schenker of Yale College will speak on Dante’s great early 14th-century poem, focusing on the tension between what the poet sees in his journey through Hell and how he is able to articulate those experiences. Dean Schenker will illustrate how this dynamic opposition works to identify the centrality of language and speech in an array of contexts: in the creation of the poem itself; in the building of human community; in telling the truth; and, finally, in what it means to be civilized. In these and other ways, The Inferno may be seen as anticipating the flowering of humanism that is a hallmark of the Renaissance. Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990 and is currently a senior associate dean of the College and Dean of Academic Affairs. A former lecturer in the English Department at Yale, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature. See library’s registration link for more details. The one-hour talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Wine and cheese will be served afterwards for those who wish to stay for refreshment and further discussion. No charge for the program. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, June 3, 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.

Summer Barbeque Invitations

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Let us show you how to use the die cutter to create invitations which are sure to add a little extra splash to your next barbeque.

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 3, 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.

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

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week 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.  No session May 27. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Ballroom for Kids

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Join the library and staff from Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio for a four-week session where kids ages 8 - 10 can learn some dance moves while adding in some social skills. Besides all the physical skills, ballroom dancing also provides great social and life skills. Registration required for each child for each session. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Tuesday, June 4, 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. 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.

Divorce: What to Consider

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This seminar from experienced Divorce Coach Lisa Williams, Attorney Mediator Maurice Segall, and Financial Advisor Matthew Chamberlin will cover a variety of topics on the legal and financial process of divorce.  They will answer common questions such as:  How do you navigate the process? What are the steps that you need to take? What professionals will best serve you in this process? What common misconceptions do people have about divorce? This talk is appropriate for people who are getting divorced, contemplating divorce, people you know who may be thinking about divorce and professionals who work in the divorce community.   Pre-registration recommended. There is no cost to attend this program. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Dancing Like the Stars

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in knowing more about the dances you watch on your favorite TV show? Come to Wilton Library where instructors from the Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio will show you some basic moves to get you started with this fun activity. Each session will cover a new dance, and its history, from some of the most popular social dances.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library. Space is limited to 15. Registration required. Please note: each session requires a separate registration as they become available on our events calendar. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, June 5, 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.

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 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 present 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.  Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Paint It Up!

Wednesday, June 5, 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. 

The Battle for da Vinci’s Legacy: The Louvre Museum vs The Uffizi Gallery

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

To celebrate the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, who died 500 years ago on May 2, 1519, museums around the world are mounting exhibitions and hoping to attract millions of tourists. Two prominent museums in France and Italy are involved in a particularly acrimonious fight over which da Vinci paintings Italy will loan to France. This illustrated talk will consider the historical, political and nationalistic elements at play in this controversy through a close examination of selected da Vinci paintings in both museums. In so doing we will come to better understand the universality of this Renaissance Genius.   Our speaker, 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. In his career as an educator Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations, and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and U.K. including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University.   No charge. Advance registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Shakespeare in 30 Minutes: Twelfth Night

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Shakespeare in 30 Minutes is a hilarious and fun adaption of Shakespeare's brilliant comedy Twelfth Night. This version uses 25% of Shakespeare's language and 75% everyday colloquial English. It's a blend that is a perfect introduction to the play for both parent and child. The play is performed by a group of young emerging artists nightly before Twelfth Night in Pinkney Park as well as on tour to throughout elementary schools and libraries in Fairfield County. Caregivers must be present. Registration required Sponsored by Shakespeare on the Sound. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 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. $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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

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Connecticut Styles & Perspectives: SCAN Artists at Wilton Library Art Exhibition/Reception

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Eight area artists will be exhibiting at Wilton Library’s June exhibition. The artists are from the Society of Creative Arts in Newtown (SCAN) including Harry Burman, Brewster, NY; Barbara Courtian, New York, NY; Pamela Danneman, Newtown; Bambi Engelman, Southbury;  Sandra Karakoosh, Cheshire; Ruth Newquist, Newtown; Roberta Shea, Newtown; and Lisa Willvonseder-Greto, Newtown. The works represent a wide variety of style, media and subject matter choices. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through June 28. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, June 8, 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.

Wilton High School Finals Study Areas

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, June 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

The library has study rooms set aside for students during their finals week, with various locations and times each day. Please check the posted flyers.   On Wednesday, June 12, gentle therapy dogs from Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR) will be in the library beginning at noon to help calm the students’ nerves and give them cuddles. The library will be open until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Wilton Library Association 124th Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

A brief business meeting will include the election of our new trustees and officers, a celebration of those who are retiring from our Board of Trustees, and the presentation of awards for Wilton Library's outstanding volunteer and staff person of the year. The special guest speaker following the general meeting will be Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology and the director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, He is the co-author of the #1 NYT bestseller, 'Modern Romance.' Mr. Klinenberg will talk about his latest book, 'Palaces for the People.' Wilton Library Association will be kicking off the year-long celebration of its 125th Anniversary. Open to the public. Registration encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6321. 

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:30am 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. $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.

Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

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

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $9 for the tray, 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 10, 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.

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

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week 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.  No session May 27. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Tuesday, June 11, 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.

Ballroom for Kids

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Join the library and staff from Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio for a four-week session where kids ages 8 - 10 can learn some dance moves while adding in some social skills. Besides all the physical skills, ballroom dancing also provides great social and life skills. Registration required for each child for each session. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Beena Thomas, M.A. OTR/L - Occupational Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist from Norwalk Hospital, will be speaking about the condition for this month’s meeting. She will address the prevention, symptom identification, and treatment of lymphedema—a fluid retention and tissue swelling in the arm, breast or leg. Any cancer patient/survivor who has had as few as five lymph nodes removed has a life-time risk of developing lymphedema. This talk is open to all cancer patients and survivors, their friends and families. 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. No charge. Registration highly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Dancing Like the Stars

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in knowing more about the dances you watch on your favorite TV show? Come to Wilton Library where instructors from the Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio will show you some basic moves to get you started with this fun activity. Each session will cover a new dance, and its history, from some of the most popular social dances.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library. Space is limited to 15. Registration required. Please note: each session requires a separate registration as they become available on our events calendar. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider a Chef's Apron

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Wilton Library Readers : Exit West

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 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.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 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, May: sheep and goats; and June: geese and chickens. Registration required, no fee. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 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 present 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.  Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

New Life for Old Videos

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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. $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.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on May 10 & 24. No registration, no program fee.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

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CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, June 15, 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.

Drop-in Father’s Day Crafts

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Kids of all ages are invited to stop in and make a craft for dad on his special day. Materials and instructions will be provided. Drop-in, no fee.

Read S'More @ Wilton Library! Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and register for Summer Reading. Children can register on Wandoo Reader, an online reading log to keep track of their reading anywhere they go as long as they have an internet connection. By reading, logging, and completing challenges, kids will be eligible for benchmark prizes throughout the summer.

The Read S'More! program stimulates kids' imaginations with wonderful stories and fun activities while focusing on nature and the great outdoors. Drop-in story times, drop-in activities, large-group enrichment and entertainment programs and animal visits are just some of the events planned through August 16. Think of us as your free stay-at-home summer camp experience.

The summer reading program is supported by Kim and Mike Healy, with STEAM programs made possible by the Amadeo Family. Additional reading prizes are sponsored by the following local area businesses:  Beardsley Zoo, Sky Zone, Subway and Toy Chest. The reading portion of the program runs from June 17 - August 30. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Read S'More @ Wilton Library!

Expand Your Mind...Read, Discover & Explore Teen Summer Reading

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 5:00pm

Starting Monday, 6/17/19, Teens & Tweens entering grades 6-12 can register online for our summer reading program - Expand Your Mind: Read, Discover & Explore – and record their reading anywhere as on long as they have an internet connection. Use it to log books and minutes read. A weekly drawing will take place and at the end of the summer, one person will receive a $100 gift certificate. The more minutes read, the greater the chance of winning!

The online Summer Reading and many of our summer programs (e.g.; arts and crafts) are made possible by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.  All STEM programs are supported by the Amadeo Family.  Questions? Call 203-762-6342.

Read S'More @ Wilton Library! Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and register for Summer Reading. Children can register on Wandoo Reader, an online reading log to keep track of their reading anywhere they go as long as they have an internet connection. By reading, logging, and completing challenges, kids will be eligible for benchmark prizes throughout the summer. The Read S'More! program stimulates kids' imaginations with wonderful stories and fun activities while focusing on nature and the great outdoors. Drop-in story times, drop-in activities, large-group enrichment and entertainment programs and animal visits are just some of the events planned through August 16. Think of us as your free stay-at-home summer camp experience. The summer reading program is supported by Kim and Mike Healy, with STEAM programs made possible by the Amadeo Family. Additional reading prizes are sponsored by the following local area businesses:  Sky Zone, Toy Chest, and Subway. The reading portion of the program runs from June 17 - August 30. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 17, 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.

Campfire S'Mores, Crafts and Storytelling for Grades 3 and Up

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us to kick off Wilton Library’s Summer Reading Club with scary stories, crafts, and a delicious treat. Sign up for Read S'More @ Wilton Library! Summer Reading while you are here. For children entering third grade and up. Be warned: stories may be scary! See second session for younger children. No registration required.

Campfire S'Mores, Crafts and Storytelling for Grades 1 and Up

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us to kick off Wilton Library’s Summer Reading Club with stories, crafts, and a delicious treat. Sign up for Read S'More @ Wilton Library! Summer Reading while you are here. For children entering first grade and up. See earlier session for older children. No registration required.

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

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week 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.  No session May 27. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Tuesday, June 18, 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.

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.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter, and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, 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.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a 2-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitter Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross Babysitting certificate. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class.

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Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 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 present 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.  Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

WLA/SCORE: Do-It-Yourself Public Relations

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show how small business owners can build relationships with journalists and share their stories with the world.

Speaker Tom Martin began his television news career in Washington DC for CBS News covering the White House and Congress and over the years, he has produced hundreds of stories for Diane Sawyer, Jane Pauley, the late Charles Kuralt and others. Currently, Tom provides PR support to business owners, authors, entrepreneurs, and non-profits helping them connect with the widest possible audience. Tom will offer a crash course where he will share secrets and strategies including: creating an effective and engaging pitch or press release, how to leverage interviews with local television, radio and publications to reach a national audience, how to make each interview or article a 'stepping stone' towards engaging new customers and clients, how to make the most of a five-minute television or radio interview, and more.

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. Media sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin.  Registration required. No charge. 

Mutt-i-grees® Story Time and Dog Safety

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Join Dod March, the Senior Manager of Youth Programs at Stepping Stones Museum for Children for a Mutt-i-grees® story time. Mutti-i-grees teaches children of all ages social-emotional skills such as
compassion, empathy and teamwork. We start with a story which touches on those important skills. Dod will provide very important instructions on how to safely meet a dog you don’t know but would like to pet. Then comes the best part: meeting a real dog! You’ll get a chance to practice your new skills with a friendly canine friend and learn more about the importance of animal rescue and adoption. Drop-in. Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a 2-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitter Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross Babysitting certificate. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class.

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Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Author Talk: Jennifer Schiff - Bye Bye Birdy

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

National Seashell Day is June 21.  What better way to celebrate than to hear Wilton author Jennifer Schiff discuss the latest in her Sanibel Island mystery series, Bye Bye Birdy.  Someone on Sanibel is trying to kill world-renowned nature photographer Bertram 'Birdy' McMurtry, the Indiana Jones of ornithologists. Will they succeed? Jennifer L. Schiff is the bestselling author of the Sanibel Island Mystery series. A cat lover, bird watcher, shell collector, and avid cozy mystery reader, she and her husband and two cats divide their time between Wilton, Connecticut, and Sanibel Island, Florida. See the library’s registration link for more details.  Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Books available for purchase and signing through the author therefore purchases are cash only please.  Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!

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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

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Iron-On Pillow Cover

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique pillow using Iron-On vinyl in this one-one-one session. $10 fee to cover the materials, payable upon arrival. Does not include the pillow form.

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 24, 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.

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

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library present this eight-week 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.  No session May 27. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Roy Money

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

June brings Roy Money to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. The natural environment is Roy’s typical subject matter because of the many opportunities for him to lose himself in the process of perception, not unlike listening to captivating music, but in this case he tries to find expression for the uniqueness of that moment when affinity is accompanied by expanse.    See library’s 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.

Story-Sharing Circle

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Calling all storytellers and story-listeners! Join us for an informal evening celebrating the oral storytelling tradition. Bring a prepared story to tell or just come to listen. All are welcome, experienced storytellers and newbies alike.   Pre-registration suggested but not required. There is no cost to attend this program. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroider a Chef's Apron

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Wonderful Wednesdays: Mike Francis Night Skies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:00am

Night Skies is a program featuring Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system.  A remarkably realistic night sky awaits groups of up to 30.  There is no need to worry about the weather, time of day or travel. The experience of entering the giant bubble fascinates.  The excitement of being able to identify that bright red star from last night’s sky or locating an elusive constellation sparks the imagination.

Program repeats throughout the day in seven sessions as follows 10:15 – 11 a.m.; 11 – 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1 – 1:45 p.m.; 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.; 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.; 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

For children 4 and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Mike Francis Night Skies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Night Skies is a program featuring Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system.  A remarkably realistic night sky awaits groups of up to 30.  There is no need to worry about the weather, time of day or travel. The experience of entering the giant bubble fascinates.  The excitement of being able to identify that bright red star from last night’s sky or locating an elusive constellation sparks the imagination.

Program repeats throughout the day in seven sessions as follows 10:15 – 11 a.m.; 11 – 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1 – 1:45 p.m.; 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.; 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.; 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

For children 4 and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Mike Francis Night Skies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:30pm

Night Skies is a program featuring Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system.  A remarkably realistic night sky awaits groups of up to 30.  There is no need to worry about the weather, time of day or travel. The experience of entering the giant bubble fascinates.  The excitement of being able to identify that bright red star from last night’s sky or locating an elusive constellation sparks the imagination.

Program repeats throughout the day in seven sessions as follows 10:15 – 11 a.m.; 11 – 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1 – 1:45 p.m.; 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.; 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.; 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

For children 4 and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Mike Francis Night Skies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Night Skies is a program featuring Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system.  A remarkably realistic night sky awaits groups of up to 30.  There is no need to worry about the weather, time of day or travel. The experience of entering the giant bubble fascinates.  The excitement of being able to identify that bright red star from last night’s sky or locating an elusive constellation sparks the imagination.

Program repeats throughout the day in seven sessions as follows 10:15 – 11 a.m.; 11 – 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1 – 1:45 p.m.; 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.; 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.; 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

For children 4 and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Mike Francis Night Skies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:30pm

Night Skies is a program featuring Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system.  A remarkably realistic night sky awaits groups of up to 30.  There is no need to worry about the weather, time of day or travel. The experience of entering the giant bubble fascinates.  The excitement of being able to identify that bright red star from last night’s sky or locating an elusive constellation sparks the imagination.

Program repeats throughout the day in seven sessions as follows 10:15 – 11 a.m.; 11 – 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1 – 1:45 p.m.; 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.; 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.; 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

For children 4 and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Mike Francis Night Skies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Night Skies is a program featuring Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system.  A remarkably realistic night sky awaits groups of up to 30.  There is no need to worry about the weather, time of day or travel. The experience of entering the giant bubble fascinates.  The excitement of being able to identify that bright red star from last night’s sky or locating an elusive constellation sparks the imagination.

Program repeats throughout the day in seven sessions as follows 10:15 – 11 a.m.; 11 – 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1 – 1:45 p.m.; 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.; 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.; 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

For children 4 and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Mike Francis Night Skies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Night Skies is a program featuring Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system.  A remarkably realistic night sky awaits groups of up to 30.  There is no need to worry about the weather, time of day or travel. The experience of entering the giant bubble fascinates.  The excitement of being able to identify that bright red star from last night’s sky or locating an elusive constellation sparks the imagination.

Program repeats throughout the day in seven sessions as follows 10:15 – 11 a.m.; 11 – 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1 – 1:45 p.m.; 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.; 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.; 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

For children 4 and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 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 present 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.  Registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Summer Music & More Concert Series--Over Easy

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Over Easy opens Wilton Library’s 19th annual Summer Music & More Concert Series, recreating’60s harmonies and the sounds of the British invasion.  For its third year, enjoy Over Easy’s covers of music from the Hollies, the Cyrkle, the early Beatles and so many more with engaging interactions with the audience.

Additional dates:
July 11—The Barons, ’50s & ’60s doo wop – a new group to the library’s line up
July 18—Billy and the Showmen, ’60s/’70s R&B returning for a third year
July 25—  Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas, a crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation – this will be his 7th straight year performing at the summer concerts.

Open to the public - concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market for the 19th year. Wine provided by Michael Crystal. No charge. No registration.

Learn to Etch!

Thursday, June 27, 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.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, June 28, 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.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on May 10 & 24. No registration, no program fee.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

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