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February 2018

Winter Reading Olympics at Wilton Library

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

You won't need to travel all the way to Pyeong Chang, South Korea to take part in our 2018 Winter Reading Olympics at Wilton Library. During the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, young readers will have to complete different reading challenges, inspired by Olympic events, in order to place in bronze, silver or gold. Grab your bobsled, skis, or skates and make your way over to Wilton's Children's Library between February 1st and the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics (February 9th) to sign up! Children must be able to read on their own. Please call the Children’s Library at 203-762-6336 with any questions.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 1, 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 registration filled. 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Poetry, Power, and Politics - Words that Pushed the Boundaries of Comedy, History, and Tragedy

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 1, 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 registration filled. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Simply Calligraphy

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Calligraphy is the art of forming beautiful symbols by hand. While it is a style of handwriting, the aim is to produce an 'art' reaction by developing skills involving touch, pressure and hand movement. Learn the beauty of the handwritten word! Registration required; children will be registered for all 3 classes. For grades 4-6. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

A Couple of Couples Art Exhibition and Reception

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Wilton Library’s art exhibition this month features two very talented couples. Artists Julie Leff and Charles Douthat live in Weston and artist Leona Frank lives in Westport with her husband, photographer Richard Frank. The exhibition showcases more than 60 of their works in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, charcoal drawings and photography with subject matter encompassing portraits, still life, abstracts, botanicals, landscapes and more. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through February 23. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

Take your Child to the Library to See Animal Embassy!

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Take your child to Wilton Library for a fun and educational program with Animal Embassy. Animal Embassy will show how animals prepare for winter in a variety of ways. Some migrate, some get new fur coats, some hibernate and some store food to last through the winter. Animal Embassy will help children to define and understand terms such as hibernation, migration, and adaptation. Families will meet a variety of animals such as rabbits, ferrets, an African bullfrog, South American chinchillas, an axolotl and more! Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, ages 4 and up with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram a Valentine’s Day Gift

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift. You can choose to personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. All items range from $5 to $10 each. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

(Not) Just for Kids - Sounds from the Heart: Strings

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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 string instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in this hour-long presentation. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Series schedule on Saturdays: March 10, 2018 - Tap! Bang! Boom! – Percussion; May 12, 2018 – Soft and Sweet – Winds. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join Girls Who Code. No experience necessary – just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. For 7th graders through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult 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.

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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.  There is no session Feb. 19. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a pillow cover. Pillow covers are available for $8. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 5, 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.

Ready Readers

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 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 session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 6, 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, February 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. For 7th graders through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult 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.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; illustrated by Mary Azarian. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Embroider or Monogram a Valentine’s Day Gift

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift. You can choose to personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. All items range from $5 to $10 each. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 7, 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, February 7, 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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 8, 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 registration filled. 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Poetry, Power, and Politics - Words that Pushed the Boundaries of Comedy, History, and Tragedy

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 8, 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 registration filled. 

Make Heart Sachets

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Make a lavender heart sachet using some simple supplies -- felt, cotton fabric, ribbon, and buttons. Fill it with lavender and give to someone you love. $5 fee to offset materials costs. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Monogram an Acrylic Note Cube

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Embroider or Monogram a Valentine’s Day Gift

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift. You can choose to personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. All items range from $5 to $10 each. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Animals Spell Love

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Kids in grades 1 - 5 are invited to join author David Cundy and meet his word-picture animals in his gorgeously written and designed book, Animals Spell Love.  David will share the book and lead a craft where kids can create their own word pictures using letters of the alphabet.  David also will sign books at the end of the event. Animals Spell Love is David Cundy's debut children's book, following his lengthy career in the graphic arts and academia. David was a long-time Wilton resident whose studio is now in Guilford, CT. Registration required, no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Perspectives Film Series—I Am Not Your Negro

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

In 1979, author James Baldwin’s quest was to write a book about the lives and assassinations of his three closest friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and about race in America. He never finished it. In the award-winning film, I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished using archival material and actor Samuel L. Jackson to narrate the film, using Baldwin’s original words from his manuscript. It is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present #BlackLivesMatter, that ultimately challenges the definition of what America stands for with a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. 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.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join Girls Who Code. No experience necessary – just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.

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

Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Valentine's Day Crafts

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and make a special Valentine for someone you love. Classic doily hearts and Valentine mice will be among the crafts to make. No registration required.

Etched Glass Coffee Mug or Pub Glass: Drop-in Craft

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Swing by the Innovation Station and etch a glass coffee mug or pub glass using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 fee per person, payable upon arrival. No registration required, but only available while supplies last. For students entering 7th grade through adults.

Shooting the Moon: Space Technology, Earthbound Nature, and the New Left During the Vietnam War - Neil Maher

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Neil Maher’s lecture will examine the shared history of the space race to the moon and the Vietnam War during the 1960s and 1970s. He will begin by describing NASA’s history, often hidden from public view, of developing space technologies for use in the war in Southeast Asia. He will then highlight opposition to such efforts by anti-war activists from the New Left who protested on college campuses across the United States. He will conclude by analyzing how such opposition forced NASA to scrap its space technology developed for the war and begin developing alternative space technologies that would aid developing countries across Southeast Asia.

Neil M. Maher is an associate professor of history in the Federated History Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark, where he teaches environmental and political history on the undergraduate and graduate levels. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1986, Maher received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2001. In March 2017 he published his second book, Apollo in the Age of Aquarius (Harvard University Press).  His first book, Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008), received the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award in 2009 for the best monograph in conservation history. He has been invited to give public lectures at institutions including the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. See registration link for more details.

Location: Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor: Janice and Michael Hess
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

Embroider or Monogram It!

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

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or golf towel. All items range from $5 to $10 each. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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.  There is no session Feb. 19. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Create Valentine’s Day Cards, Gift Tags & More

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

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own Valentine’s Day cards or gift tags and more. 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, February 12, 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.

Ready Readers

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 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 session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 13, 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. 

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, February 13, 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.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivist) Club for Middleschoolers

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

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

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

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is The Valentine Express by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, February 13, 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.

Etch a Glass Coffee Mug or Pub Glass

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and etch one or two glass coffee mugs or pub glasses to give someone or use yourself! $5 per glass to offset costs, payable upon arrival.

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

Author Talk: Andrew Morton - Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Historical biographer Andrew Morton brings new light to the story of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. Morton’s Wilton Library visit is the only one in the New York tri-state area since he is taking time out from working on a biography of Prince Harry’s fiancé, Meghan Markle. In his book, Wallis in Love, Morton uses diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she climbed the social ladder, transforming from a hard-nosed gold digger to charming chatelaine. Morton takes us through the cacophonous Jazz Age, Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington and friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt; her exploits in China and beyond; to her entrance into London Society. Andrew Morton studied history at the University of Sussex, England, with a focus on aristocracy and the 1930s. Morton has written biographies featuring the British Royal Family including Princess Diana, as well as celebrities including Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie. Get a taste of “The Crown” up close and personal.  The moderator for the evening is Gretchen Young, VP, Executive Editor at Grand Central Publishing. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 14, 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, February 14, 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 : Mothering Sunday

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift 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.

Cupcake Club

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 15, 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 registration filled. 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Poetry, Power, and Politics - Words that Pushed the Boundaries of Comedy, History, and Tragedy

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 15, 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 registration filled. 

Make Fun Buttons or a Pocket Mirror!

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to use our Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons or a pocket mirror. Material fee for buttons is $.25 each and a mirror is $1 each.

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

Monogram a Key-chain

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

Chinese New Year Celebration

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

This Chinese New Year we celebrate the Year of the Dog! Join us at the library for a special story time with snacks, crafts and activities. We might even see a dragon walking around the library. Registration required. Ages 3 and up suggested. Caregivers must remain with children. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 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 golf towel. All items range from $5 to $10 each.

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

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00pm 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 golf towel. All items range from $5 to $10 each.

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

Ready Readers

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 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 session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 20, 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. 

Monogram a Key-chain

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

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

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

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Little Polar Bear and the Big Balloon by Hans de Beer. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider a Chef’s Apron

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 21, 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, February 21, 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.

Paint it Up!

Wednesday, February 21, 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! For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Author Talk: Laura Lippman - Sunburn

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman visits Wilton Library for a discussion of her superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals and cold-blooded murder. Lippman has won multiple awards and critical acclaim for provocative, timely crime novels set in her beloved hometown of Baltimore. Laura has been nominated for more than 50 awards for crime fiction and won almost twenty, including the Edgar. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Now a perennial New York Times bestselling author, she lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family. Q&A will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 22, 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 registration filled. 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Poetry, Power, and Politics - Words that Pushed the Boundaries of Comedy, History, and Tragedy

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring the key speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare's plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, and Julius Caesar. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 22, 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 registration filled. 

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $8 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.

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

Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 24, 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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Leading the Helicopter Industry into the 21st Century - Andrew Driver

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Wilton resident and Sikorsky Aircraft's Andrew Driver will provide a short history of how Igor Sikorsky emigrated from Kiev to the Nutmeg State, founded Sikorsky Aircraft, invented the helicopter, and launched an entire industry which today generates over $20 billion in global new helicopter sales each year. He will provide a summary of significant helicopter models the company has produced and then move into current day products and trends in the industry. Andrew will end the presentation with a look into the future and discuss how Sikorsky is leading the paradigm shift the helicopter industry is currently experiencing as a result of technology advances.

Andrew Driver has worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for 29 years.  He spent the first half of his career at Sikorsky in Engineering, during which he led manufacturing engineering efforts for the development of the transmission and rotor head for the S-92 helicopter.  The S-92 helicopter is used mainly for moving offshore oil workers to and from oil rigs, and also for head of state missions.  It is slated to be the next Marine One, and will begin flying the President of the United States in 2020.  Andrew was also a critical member of the team that secured the development contract for the US Marine Corp next generation heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion, which is set to enter service in 2019.   See registration link for more details.

Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Lila and Buck Griswold
Moderator: Max Gabrielson

Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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.  There is no session Feb. 19. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 26, 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.

Ready Readers

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 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 session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Kazaan Viveiros

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

February brings Kazaan Viveiros to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Kazaan’s work is an extension of the series of tree paintings she began during her 2010 Weir Farm residency. These were inspired by the trees surrounding the cottage as she spent her time walking through the woods, taking photos, and painting trees. Her current project will continue her exploration of the relationship between man and nature creating work that resides at the point of intersection between the environment and our experience of it. 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, February 27, 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. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Senior Center Book Discussion: John Adams

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Carol Kaelin will lead a discussion of David McCullough’s Pulitzer Price-winning biography John Adams which has taken its well-deserved place among the literary monuments commemorating the Founding Fathers of the United States. The extraordinary events of Adams’ life cannot possibly be summarized in a few sentences: from his role in the Revolution, the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, dangerous diplomatic dealings overseas, the Vice Presidency, the Presidency and more. And then there’s the intensely loving relationship with his wife and partner Abigail as well as his lifelong contentious relationship with Thomas Jefferson. From the Kirkus review: 'Despite the whopping length, there's not a wasted word in this superb, swiftly moving narrative, which brings new and overdue honor to a Founding Father.'  In addition to winning four Golden Globes, an HBO miniseries based on the book won 13 Emmy Awards, more than any other miniseries in history.
 
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.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett Brown; illustrated by Ron Barrett. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Parent Information Series: Book Discussion on How to Raise an Adult

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Please join us for a discussion of Julie Lythcott-Haims' popular parenting book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Silver Hill Hospital's Ellen Brezovsky will facilitate the discussion as a follow-up to the January program in which Lythcott-Haims' TED talk was watched and discussed on this important topic. In How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. This event is appropriate for parents of children of all ages.

Please note that attendance will be limited to 20 in either the morning or evening session to ensure opportunities to participate.

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, and Silver Hill Hospital. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 28, 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, February 28, 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.

Parent Information Series: Book Discussion on How to Raise an Adult

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of Julie Lythcott-Haims' popular parenting book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Silver Hill Hospital's Ellen Brezovsky will facilitate the discussion as a follow-up to the January program in which Lythcott-Haims' TED talk was watched and discussed on this important topic. In How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. This event is appropriate for parents of children of all ages.

Please note that attendance will be limited to 20 in either the morning or evening session to ensure opportunities to participate.

No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, and Silver Hill Hospital. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

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