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September 2017

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun!  Registration required, ages 2-6. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a terry cloth hand towel, tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. 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.

Cupcake Club

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12.  Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  

Fate and Fury, Fact and Fiction in Ovid's Heroides with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar: “Fate and Fury, Fact and Fiction in Ovid's Heroides.” The Roman poet Ovid's Heroides (i.e. Heroines) is a collection of 21 fictional letters in Latin verse (elegiac couplets) written by legendary, love-struck mythological heroines to the heroes who have victimized and abandoned them. The letters are the outpourings of females (via a male author) who use a rhetorical style to persuade, plead, praise, condemn, complain, lament, and threaten their lovers in a witty and ironic tone.  We will be reading only four of the letters by legendary women somehow connected to the Trojan War: Oenone writing to Paris; Helen to Paris; Briseis to Achilles (all three characters in Homer's Iliad); and Dido to Aeneas (from Vergil's Aeneid).   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.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, 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.

Celebr8/Art Exhibition and Reception

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A talented group of area artists showcase their works in Wilton Library’s art exhibition, Celebr8/Art -- A Diverse Exhibit of Art and Artists. Featured artists are Lynn Stephens Massey (Norwalk), Melissa Orme (Ridgefield), Wendy Pieper (Westport), Marianne Rothballer (New Canaan), Pam Rouleau (Wilton), James Ryan (Greenwich), Joel Sobelson (Weston), and Trish Wend (Ridgefield).  The artists work in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphics, mixed media, drawings and photography with subject matter encompassing figures, portraits, still life, abstracts, botanicals, landscapes and more. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through October 5. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

New Perspectives Film Series—Obit

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The New Perspectives Film Series opens with the first documentary to explore the world of obituary writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies? 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.

Make Fun Buttons

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

Hot & Cool Jazz: Tamir Hendelman Trio

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Fresh off of shows at NYC’s renowned Birdland jazz club and The Side Door in Old Lyme, the Tamir Hendelman Trio is wrapping up its East Coast tour and returns to the Brubeck Room Stage. The award-winning jazz pianist reached #1 #1 on the jazz charts with his Destinations album. Please see registration link for more details.  Informal reception follows 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. 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize golf towel, terry hand towel, tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. 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, September 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. No session October 9.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor.  Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 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 for the barbeque season. $7 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.

College Essay Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 Getting ready for college? Need a little help with your essay? During this one hour presentation, join Carey Field, editor, writer and marketer, to find out: how to research and clearly understand the essay prompts; how to come up with compelling essay topics; how to develop these topics effectively; how to edit, edit, edit; essay pitfalls to avoid.   Recommended for high school sophomores through seniors. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6342.   

Books for Babies

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 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 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Wilton Library Readers : Mansfield Park

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 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. Please note the PBS film adaptation of Mansfield Park will be screened on Monday, September 18, from 12 – 2 p.m. with a discussion to follow by Susan Boyar.

Free Downloads – Movies and Music

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to use the library’s free music and movie service (Hoopla).  which is available 24/7 from Wilton Library. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Children ages 2-4 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and Children ages 2 – 4 with their caregivers 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 September, the focus will be on what's growing in the garden. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Paint it Up!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 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! For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Author Talk: Nancy Pearl - George & Lizzie

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

From 'America’s librarian' Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments. Nancy Pearl speaks about the pleasures of reading at library conferences and to literacy organizations throughout the world. She is a regular commentator about books on NPR's Morning Edition.  Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Book signing and purchase available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Registration Filled.

Fate and Fury, Fact and Fiction in Ovid's Heroides with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar: “Fate and Fury, Fact and Fiction in Ovid's Heroides.” The Roman poet Ovid's Heroides (i.e. Heroines) is a collection of 21 fictional letters in Latin verse (elegiac couplets) written by legendary, love-struck mythological heroines to the heroes who have victimized and abandoned them. The letters are the outpourings of females (via a male author) who use a rhetorical style to persuade, plead, praise, condemn, complain, lament, and threaten their lovers in a witty and ironic tone.  We will be reading only four of the letters by legendary women somehow connected to the Trojan War: Oenone writing to Paris; Helen to Paris; Briseis to Achilles (all three characters in Homer's Iliad); and Dido to Aeneas (from Vergil's Aeneid).   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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Registration Filled.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, brand new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Registration Filled.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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 burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. 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.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: Water Challenges in the 21st Century

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

In celebration of International Coastal Clean-Up Day, Wilton Library and Wilton Go Green are co-sponsoring a screening of excerpts from the award-winning documentary, Flow, followed by a panel discussion on critical issues with our fresh water — ground and surface — and with Long Island Sound and our seas. The panel discussion features state and local experts, including Anne Hulick, RN, MS, JD, and Connecticut Director of the national non-profit Clean Water Action; Paul Hurlbut, President of Professional Water Systems, a local well-water treatment firm; plus representatives from Save the Sound, Aquarion Water Company, and Norwalk River Watershed Association. See the registration link for more details. The Green Speakers Series co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library focuses on environmental issues of interest to Wilton residents. Light refreshments will be served. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Make Fun Buttons

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

Wilton Library Readers : Mansfield Park Movie

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for the companion program to the Wilton Library Readers book discussion of Jane Austen's  Mansfield Park. We will be showing the PBS Masterpiece film of Mansfield Park with professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discussing the film adaptation of the book afterwards.  Bring lunch; beverages will be provided.

Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. No session October 9.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Wynn Yarrow

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

September brings Wynn Yarrow to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Wynn's works are landscapes as metaphors for inner life. They exist in the shadowland between technique and vision; emotion and intellect; the physical realm and the spiritual one. She reaches to express a reality beyond the visual. 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.  

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

Wasps vs Beetles: How We Are Fighting the Emerald Ash Borer in Connecticut

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ecologist Dr. Claire Rutledge presents the challenge posed by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. The Emerald Ash Borer arrived in the US in 1990 and has been marching across the US killing millions of ash trees as it goes. Learn about the latest research on the Emerald Ash Borer as well as what you can do to save individual trees and help slow the spread in Connecticut. Dr. Rutledge obtained her Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After post-doctoral positions at the University of Idaho and Purdue University, she started her current position at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in 2004. Dr. Rutledge’s main focus is the ecology, behavior and management of wood-boring beetles and their natural enemies. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Tree Committee of the Wilton Conservation Commission and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival.   For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 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 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Registration Filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Registration Filled.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, brand new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Registration Filled.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:00am 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.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 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. 23 from 9 to 10 am. Sale is free to public from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Sept. 25 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday).

Tales to Tails

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and 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. 

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser - from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room to a full Book Cellar for adults featuring a large assortment of items in more than 50 categories (all new donations since April Book Sale). 

Sale is free to public Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Sept. 25 from 10 am to 5 pm (Monday is half-price day).

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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 burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. 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.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser - from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room to a full Book Cellar for adults featuring a large assortment of items in more than 50 categories (all new donations since April Book Sale). 

Sale is free to public Monday, Sept. 25 from 10 am to 5 pm (Monday is half-price day).

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Ready Readers

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more. Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts. Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No registration, no fee. No session October 9.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 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 26, 2017 - 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 ‘Meditation at Lagunitas’ and ‘Sonnet’ by Robert Haas as well as Louise Bogan's ‘Cartography,’ ‘Dragonfly,’ and ‘Night.’   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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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 burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. 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.

Monogrammed Terry Golf Bag Towels

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a terry golf bag towel. $5 per 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.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 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 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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

Registration Filled.

Fate and Fury, Fact and Fiction in Ovid's Heroides with Dr. Gerald Weiss

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he leads the adult literature seminar: “Fate and Fury, Fact and Fiction in Ovid's Heroides.” The Roman poet Ovid's Heroides (i.e. Heroines) is a collection of 21 fictional letters in Latin verse (elegiac couplets) written by legendary, love-struck mythological heroines to the heroes who have victimized and abandoned them. The letters are the outpourings of females (via a male author) who use a rhetorical style to persuade, plead, praise, condemn, complain, lament, and threaten their lovers in a witty and ironic tone.  We will be reading only four of the letters by legendary women somehow connected to the Trojan War: Oenone writing to Paris; Helen to Paris; Briseis to Achilles (all three characters in Homer's Iliad); and Dido to Aeneas (from Vergil's Aeneid).   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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Registration Filled.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 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.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, brand new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Call 203-762-6336 for details.

Registration Filled.

WLA/SCORE - Proud Product? Polished Presentation with Ira Joe Fisher

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will help small business owners to learn how to make great presentations. Spend a brief evening with Ira Joe Fisher and his Speaking Fearlessly approach. It will lift your mission. And it might just change your life.  

A prolific writer and poet, Ira was awarded two Emmys for television writing. Ira has a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from New England College. He has taught poetry, communications and broadcast history at New England College and he lectures and teaches at the University of Connecticut, Stamford, Western Connecticut State University and Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.  

Register online, and visit fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Registration required. No charge.

Things You Must Know About Getting Into College

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

College admissions consultant, Beth Manners, will take you step-by-step through the college admissions process and answer your questions, from creating your college list to writing stand-out essays. What makes college a ‘good fit?’ Which strategies will best showcase your personality and achievements? What should you be doing now to increase your chances of getting into a great school? High school students and parents are welcome. Space limited. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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 burp cloth. Aprons are available for $7. 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.

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