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September 2018

Wilton Newcomers and Neighbors Boo-Hoo Woo-Hoo Brunch

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Wilton Newcomers and Neighbors is partnering with Wilton Library and Realty Seven for its annual back to school ‘Boo-Hoo Woo-Hoo’ brunch. Traditionally this has been a members-only event held in someone’s home, but in concert with the organization’s rebranding and updated mission to foster connections within the Wilton community, the event will be held in Wilton Library's Brubeck Room and is open to everyone.  “Whether you’re commiserating or celebrating the first day of school, let’s do it together!” is the organization’s invitation. Light nibbles and mimosas will be served.  Advanced registration is strongly encouraged online or call 203-762-6321. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Autumn Poetry - Goethe’s Faust Part II: A World of Fantasy, Fascination, Fortune, and Fate

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this four-week seminar, Dr. Gerald Weiss will be delving into Part Two of Goethe’s Faust, the great masterpiece, entering a world of fantasy, fascination, fortune, and fate. In this part, Faust continues to strive after the highest possible existence and 'the eternal feminine' with the aid of Mephisto (the devil). His search for the meaning of life is the reader’s search, too and the universal search for what it means to be human and the purpose of life itself. 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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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

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

Daryl Hawk: Distant Journeys Photography Exhibition Reception

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

“Daryl Hawk: Distant Journeys,” is a 30-year retrospective of color images from around the world by the explorer and international documentary photographer. Fifty of Hawk’s favorite images from North, Central and South America, Cuba, Patagonia, the Arctic, Antarctica, India, Ladakh, Bhutan, New Zealand will be on display. Reception free and open to the public. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Exhibition runs through Friday, Oct. 5. Media sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Sign, Say, and Play

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

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs.  No session on Columbus Day, 10/8. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 10, 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.

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, September 10, 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, September 11, 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. 

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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 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, September 12, 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, September 12, 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 : The Portrait of a Lady and Mrs. Osmond

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses two books this month: The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James, and Mrs. Osmond, by John Banville. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Free Downloads – Music and Movies

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

BYOD - Bring your own device and learn how to use the library’s free downloadable music and movie service (Hoopla). There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors in the Technology Room 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.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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

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

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 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.

Author Talk: Robert McWilliams – The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

-Rescheduled from September 6-

Robert McWilliams, Scottish by birth but now a US citizen and a Wiltonian, takes readers on his ambitious trek across Scotland with his debut book, The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain: A Walk from Cape Wrath to the Solway Firth.  The walk was an obstinate ambition and the start of a new direction in life.  McWilliams was born in Glasgow, Scotland and graduated from Wadham College, Oxford.  He joined Reuters news agency in London and spent 16 years at Reuters as a business manager in Hong Kong, Japan, the US, Venezuela and Brazil. Now in Connecticut more than 20 years, has contributed the “Taking a Hike” column to local newspapers every month for the past five years. He has written for A.T. Journeys, CTVisit.com, and volunteers for other outdoor causes such as the Norwalk River Trail. See the registration link for more details.  Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books.  Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 13, 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.

Lottery closed and filled.

Autumn Poetry - Goethe’s Faust Part II: A World of Fantasy, Fascination, Fortune, and Fate

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this four-week seminar, Dr. Gerald Weiss will be delving into Part Two of Goethe’s Faust, the great masterpiece, entering a world of fantasy, fascination, fortune, and fate. In this part, Faust continues to strive after the highest possible existence and 'the eternal feminine' with the aid of Mephisto (the devil). His search for the meaning of life is the reader’s search, too and the universal search for what it means to be human and the purpose of life itself. 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, September 13, 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.

Lottery closed and filled.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

Appointment Hours: 1:00PM - 6:15PM. To sign up, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org.   Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation.

Around the World

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and learn about different cultures around the world through stories, crafts and food. For children in grades 3 to 5. In the first of this 3 month program we will find out about Scandinavian food and folklore. There will be folktales about mischievous trolls and tomtens. Sandwiches without tops (the proper name is smorrebrod) and cold soup made out of fruit to eat and a craft! Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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

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

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 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.

New Perspectives Film Series: Dior and I

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Follow the world of haute couture with a behind the scenes look at the House of Dior and their newly-appointed artistic director, Raf Simons, a Belgian designer recently hired from Jil Sander. Given just eight weeks to create his first haute couture collection provides you the opportunity to watch his creative process up to the final moment before the show at Paris Fashion Week. The film also pays homage to the seamstresses and fabric cutters who serve Simons’ vision. Awards: International Film Festival 2014, Winner, Special Jury Award; Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2014, Winner, Special Recognition.  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.

Author Talk: Julie Morgenstern - Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challenge – parenting, from toddlers to teens – with concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids. In her book, Morgenstern explains how to strengths and weakness and provides a roadmap for strategies to help parents organize their job of parenting. Julie Morgenstern is the author of The New York Times bestsellers Organizing from the Inside Out and Time Management from the Inside Out. She is an internationally renowned organization consultant who has shared her expertise on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and more. 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 courtesy of Elm Street Books.  Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 17, 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.

Is the ACT or SAT Best for Me?

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Starting to think about college entrance exams, but not sure whether to take the SAT or ACT? Join Priyanka Shingala at Wilton Library and learn about the purpose and the differences between the two. Topics explored: how much weight they carry in your application; the breakdown of each exam; what’s considered a good score; which one is best for you; taking the optional essays; which universities don’t require exam scores and more. Students will receive a set of questions to be worked through together during the session. Priyanka has been helping students for almost a decade -- first as a Master-level tutor and SAT instructor for the Princeton Review and now as a college counselor and instructor for her own business, Let’s Talk College, LLC. Registration required and space limited. For high school students, but parents are welcome too. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 18, 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, September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, September 19, 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, September 19, 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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 20, 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.

Lottery closed and filled.

Autumn Poetry - Goethe’s Faust Part II: A World of Fantasy, Fascination, Fortune, and Fate

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this four-week seminar, Dr. Gerald Weiss will be delving into Part Two of Goethe’s Faust, the great masterpiece, entering a world of fantasy, fascination, fortune, and fate. In this part, Faust continues to strive after the highest possible existence and 'the eternal feminine' with the aid of Mephisto (the devil). His search for the meaning of life is the reader’s search, too and the universal search for what it means to be human and the purpose of life itself. 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, September 20, 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.

Lottery closed and filled.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 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.

WLA/SCORE: Lessons Learned from Running a Business

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a workshop that will share a set of lessons learned during the daily operations of a business. Spanning Sales, Operations, Finance, HR and more, each scenario is presented in a problem-faced/lesson learned format and each is no more than a few minutes long. The lessons presented apply to businesses of all types.

Speaker Matthew Krieger is a technologist and executive with experience in Information Technology, manufacturing, publishing and fundraising. Matt is an Advisory Chief Technology Officer for non-profits and VP of Technology with manufacturer Cober, Inc. Previously Matt held senior IT leadership positions at Time, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association. Matt serves on the board of two non-profit organizations and is a business mentor with SCORE.

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. 

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Early buyers with $5 admission on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 to 10 am. Sale is free to public from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four-hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, September 22, 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.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra—(Not) Just for Kids: Time Pieces – Strings

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Series schedule: Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Strings; Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Mixed Ensemble; Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Horns; Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Soloists and Concert Preview; Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Percussion and Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Woodwinds. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs.  No session on Columbus Day, 10/8. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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 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, September 24, 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.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Annette Calzone

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

September brings Annette Calzone to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Annette’s work combines her studies in carving, figure sculpture, and lettering. She appreciates fine craftsmanship and has been fortunate to work as an apprentice in places that value and use traditional methods of stone carving. 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.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 25, 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 Poets Laureate Anthology

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads a discussion of a selection of poems from The Poets Laureate Anthology edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt. The Poets Laureate Anthology brings together a sampling of the works of the 43 ‘poets laureate’ of the United States from the inception of the position in 1937 until the book’s publication in 2010. Collected and edited by the former poetry editor of The New York Times Book Review, the volume includes brief introductions to each of the poets as well as an inviting foreword by poet Billy Collins who held the position from 2001 to 2003. In its review, Booklist said that “the nearly 500 poems map a great republic of the imagination.” For this year’s discussion, we will be reading ‘A Pasture Poem’ and ‘A Measuring Worm’ by Richard Wilbur and ‘Awaking’ and ‘An Elementary School Class Room in a Slum’ by Stephen Spender. 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.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, September 25, 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.

Paint It Up!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 27, 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.

Lottery closed and filled.

Autumn Poetry - Goethe’s Faust Part II: A World of Fantasy, Fascination, Fortune, and Fate

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this four-week seminar, Dr. Gerald Weiss will be delving into Part Two of Goethe’s Faust, the great masterpiece, entering a world of fantasy, fascination, fortune, and fate. In this part, Faust continues to strive after the highest possible existence and 'the eternal feminine' with the aid of Mephisto (the devil). His search for the meaning of life is the reader’s search, too and the universal search for what it means to be human and the purpose of life itself. 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, September 27, 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.

Lottery closed and filled.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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

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

Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church—Emerson String Quartet

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The Emerson Quartet will lead off the 71st season with works by Haydn, Bartók, and Dvořák. 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.

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