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March 2019

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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 with caregivers. Supported by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Python Coding with Cozmo

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 10 - 12 are invited to participate in this four-session coding program March 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no session March 23). Wilton High School student Nish Wangneo will teach kids Python coding for Cozmo, 'the smartest, cutest robot you've ever seen.'  Using library iPads and Cozmos, kids will work together to learn, create, problem solve, and have fun. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Caregivers for kids under age 12 must stay in the building. See library's registration link for more information about Nish. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Read Across America with Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Get out your striped hat and join us on Dr. Seuss's birthday to celebrate Read Across America! We will read some of Dr. Seuss's stories and do some fun Seuss-inspired crafting. For children ages 4 and up with their caregivers. No registration, no program fee.

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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

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

A Journey....A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society present “A Journey . . .” a one-woman show by Westport writer and actress Kimberly Wilson. Ms. Wilson was awarded “Best Playwright” in 2016 by the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival for the piece. At the end of the presentation, Ms. Wilson will conduct a “talk-back” session. Rooted in research, 'A Journey' is a tour-de-force of acting and song, as the statuesque Wilson modulates her powerful contralto from a whisper to a fervent spiritual, capturing the spirits of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, two invented characters she calls the Slave Woman and African Queen, and a new historical figure, Haggar Tonquin of Wilton. Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood as an integral part of the history of the United States. Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. See the library’s registration link for more details. Registration is highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization 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. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Get Well, Stay Well: Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Get Well, Stay Well: A health literacy series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network presents a seminar on integrative medicine which includes therapies that address a holistic approach to health and healing. Facts and myths about alternative and complementary medicine also will be discussed. The featured speaker will be Dr. Kesav G. Nair, MD, FACP, a board-certified medical hematologist/oncologist and senior attending oncologist at the Norwalk Hospital C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center. Dr. Nair was part of the task force that created the integrative medicine program at Norwalk Hospital. The program and following Q&A session will be moderated by Wilton Library Trustee Saras Nair, MD who was previously Chairman of the Pathology Department at Norwalk Hospital. See library's registration link for more details. No charge for the program. Media Sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 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. 

Paint It Up!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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

Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Lecture: Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is an Interfaith Clergy-sponsored presentation by Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, author of In The Lion's Shadow: The Iranian Schindler And His Homeland In The Second World War. Dr. Mokhtari will tell us about the efforts of an Iranian diplomat stationed in Paris who was instrumental in protecting numerous Jews from the Holocaust: truly an example of mutual respect, tolerance, and assistance among religious groups in the face of a shared danger. This program was specially selected to complement this year’s Wilton Reads program.   No charge but donations are always welcome. Registration strongly suggested.

Sports Photography Class with Jesse Thompson

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Milford Photo's Jess Thompson as he helps the family photographer get into sport shape with a review of camera settings, techniques and accessories to help document the all the middle and high school sport action the season provides. If you are inspired by Wilton Arts Council Focus ’19 photography exhibition, come learn about how to take great photos yourself. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 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, March 6, 2019 - 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. 

Lego® Club

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions-March 6, 13, 20, 27. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 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.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery, and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter at only about 400 lines. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. 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. See the library's registration link for more details. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 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. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 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.

The Physiology of Addiction: Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Ruth Potee, MD presents an overview of This presentation explores normal risk-taking behaviors of the developing brain as well as the impact of marijuana on the adolescent brain acutely and long-term. Dr. Potee will also address the risk and impact of addiction on adolescents with ADHD. This program is appropriate for parents of middle- and high-school students. Dr. Ruth Potee, MD is a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, MA. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Youth Services, and SPED-NET Wilton. See the library's registration link for details.  Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

Bouncing Babies

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on March 8 and 22. No registration, no program fee.

Wilton Arts Council Focus ’19 Photography Exhibition Reception

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Reception for the photographers exhibiting in the Wilton Arts Council Focus '19 Juried Photography Exhibition, an annual exhibition featuring artists using a variety of photography media. Exhibition runs through March 29. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Reception and awards presentation open to the public.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Python Coding with Cozmo

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 10 - 12 are invited to participate in this four-session coding program March 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no session March 23). Wilton High School student Nish Wangneo will teach kids Python coding for Cozmo, 'the smartest, cutest robot you've ever seen.'  Using library iPads and Cozmos, kids will work together to learn, create, problem solve, and have fun. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Caregivers for kids under age 12 must stay in the building. See library's registration link for more information about Nish. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra-(Not) Just for Kids: The Beat Goes On! - Percussion

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 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 instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Series schedule: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Woodwinds. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Perspectives Film Series

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

New Perspectives Film Series—Free Solo, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Having just snagged the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, Free Solo is a groundbreaking and truly moving portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to face his greatest challenge: scaling the face of the famous 3,000ft high El Capitan rock in Yosemite National Park…without a rope. Lauded as one of the greatest feats in climbing history, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer Jimmy Chin.  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.

Help Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun!

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

From March 10 to St. Patrick's Day, children will be able to look for Liam the Library Leprechaun all over Wilton Library during regular library hours! Every day Liam will be in a new location somewhere in the library and children will find him and tell us about it. Great opportunities for a funny photo! No registration required.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization 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. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? – Steve Wulf at Wilton Historical Society

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Topic: Men in Black Sox
In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme is 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?' Veteran sports writer Steve Wulf is at the plate with the story of the infamous cheating scandal that enveloped the 1919 World Series.   Steve Wulf is a Senior Writer with ESPN, where he has happily worked since 1997, when he became one of the founding editors of ESPN The Magazine. See the library’s registration link for details. The lecture is sponsored by MaryGail and Jerry Gristina; Steve Hudspeth is the moderator. 

The final lecture is March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Votes for Women” - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Bit: The Creative Coding Robot

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

This fun and educational STEAM program where Technology meets Art, will have kids in grades 2 - 3 use their creativity and artistic expression, while developing logical reasoning and learning high level coding concepts. Bit is an educational coding robot for children who will learn to code with colors, using markers, stickers and tablet programming. This will be a two week program in both March and April, so each child is encouraged to sign up twice in March or April. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 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. 

Author Talk: A Conversation with Martha Stewart - The Martha Manual: How To Do (Almost) Everything

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

SOLD OUT!!!  America’s most trusted lifestyle expert Martha Stewart will talk about her newest book, The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything, when she visits Wilton Library. She will be joined on stage with her publicist and dear friend, Susan Magrino. Stewart has written dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, and homekeeping, but never has she published a single, career-spanning volume where readers can easily turn for all her essential life tips. Tickets for the event are $35 which includes two seats at the talk and a hardcover copy of The Martha Manual. Advance ticket purchase is required; the tickets are non-refundable. A portion of the book sales will benefit Wilton Library. Please note the library will close at 5 p.m. in preparation for the event. Books will be distributed at check-in when the doors reopen at 6 p.m. Additional Manuals will be available for purchase that evening courtesy of Elm Street Books of New Canaan. There will be a Q&A and book signing after the talk. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton.  

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 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, March 13, 2019 - 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 : Asymmetry

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday 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.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions-March 6, 13, 20, 27. 

WLA/SCORE: Is Being a Virtual Assistant for You?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar where attendees will learn about the role of virtual assistant in order to decide if that is a viable and interesting career path. Topics include how to get started, how to get clients, what training is required and more.

Speaker Belinda Wasser is a business workflow and logistics expert with 25 years of experience. The company she founded, Rocket Girl Solutions, is hired by small businesses on a contract basis to act as their part-time, 'business manager'. She has worked with a range of high profile companies, including Digitas, EDS and The Center for Quality of Management..

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

Beyond Flower Gardens: Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn the role our native woody plants play in the lives of honey bees and our native pollinators and which plants you might want to include in your gardens. Margery Winters is the Assistant Director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, CT and manages their native plant gardens. She is past chairman of the Federated Garden Club Landscape Design Study Program and is a Master Landscape Design Consultant. See library’s registration link for more details. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, the Wilton Tree Committee and the Conservation Commission in collaboration with the Wilton Garden Club, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Norwalk River Watershed Association and Woodcock Nature Center.   No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 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.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery, and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter at only about 400 lines. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. 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. See the library's registration link for more details. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 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. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Make Fun Buttons!

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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

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

American Legion Centennial Celebration

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86 is pleased to be a partner in the Wilton Reads 2019 program. The community is invited to visit the Post (112 Old Ridgefield Road, next to the Village Market) for a special exhibition that commemorates the centennial anniversary of the founding of the American Legion. Included in the exhibit are artifacts from World War II.  A “100th birthday” cake will be cut and served at 2 p.m. For information, please contact Post 86 at 203-918-3767.

Making Music with Jay and Ray - Canceled

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

- Canceled -

Kids in grades K - 5 are invited to this brand-new reduce, reuse, and re-purpose program that introduces young people to these concepts in a fun and interactive way. There will be a multimedia presentation connecting music, movement, up-cycled art, tools and furniture.  Using various up-cycled items, children will get to interact with and jam with Jay and Ray.  Registration required.  Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Python Coding with Cozmo

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 10 - 12 are invited to participate in this four-session coding program March 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no session March 23). Wilton High School student Nish Wangneo will teach kids Python coding for Cozmo, 'the smartest, cutest robot you've ever seen.'  Using library iPads and Cozmos, kids will work together to learn, create, problem solve, and have fun. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Caregivers for kids under age 12 must stay in the building. See library's registration link for more information about Nish. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization 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. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – Jamie Baum and Short Stories

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

NYC- based flutist and composer Jamie Baum returns to the Brubeck Room after her performance with the Jamie Baum Septet+ in 2016. Offering another side of her talents and imagination, she’ll introduce us to Short Stories. This group's emphasis is on improvisation with Baum's inspiration coming from the short but eloquent, harmonic and motif-packed compositions by such jazz icons and important early influences such as Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, and the grooves and melodies of more contemporary artists. Jamie Baum has toured the US and over 35 countries performing at major festivals and concert halls. She has performed with artists too numerous to mention. Her many awards and honors include a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, nine nominations by the Jazz Journalists Association for 'Flutist of the Year', and most recently made the short lists in the JazzTimes 2018 Readers’ Poll for both Best Flutist and Best New Release (for Bridges). See library’s registration link for more details. Reception following the concert. No charge. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Bit: The Creative Coding Robot

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

This fun and educational STEAM program where Technology meets Art, will have kids in grades 2 - 3 use their creativity and artistic expression, while developing logical reasoning and learning high level coding concepts. Bit is an educational coding robot for children who will learn to code with colors, using markers, stickers and tablet programming. This will be a two week program in both March and April, so each child is encouraged to sign up twice in March or April. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Conversations about Money - Getting your Kids Involved (from Children to Adults)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Whether you have young kids or grown kids, this workshop will offer insight and tips on the best ways to communicate with your kids about money. Traci Provost is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at Catamount Wealth Management. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Parent Information Series: The Pressure to be Perfect and its Unintended Consequences

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The third and final presentation in the Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series 2018-2019 features Dr. Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. This talk is designed to address the overwhelming pressure to be perfect that children feel resulting in the nationwide increase of anxiety disorders, addition and suicide in children and adolescence. Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. is an accomplished cognitive psychologist, professional speaker and founder of Clearview Consulting. Some of her noteworthy accomplishments include: 9 years as a university professor; twice a fellowship award recipient in support of research on Wisdom; published research scientist; and, an expert problem solver. Her life’s work is to educate and coach people, and organizations on how to maximize brain power and solve problems. Dr. Farrell brings 20+ years of expertise and passion to her work. This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, and Weston Youth Services. See registration link for more details. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions-March 6, 13, 20, 27. 

Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery, and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter at only about 400 lines. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. 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. See the library's registration link for more details. Poetry packet 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. 

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning from 10:30 - 11am or in the afternoon from 4:15 - 4:45pm. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer. Drop-in, no fee. Call for details: 203-762-6336.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on March 8 and 22. No registration, no program fee.

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning from 10:30 - 11am or in the afternoon from 4:15 - 4:45pm. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer. Drop-in, no fee. Call for details: 203-762-6336.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 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.

Wilton Library’s Human Library

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

“Don't judge a book by its cover”—but in this case, we mean human beings, not books! Our human books are community members who have volunteered to share their stories in order to break down barriers based on appearance or identity (e.g.; age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, lifestyle choices, etc.).

The Human Library is an international movement that started in Denmark in 2000 and is now held in more than 70 countries. Wilton Library is the first non-academic library in Connecticut to receive permission from the Human Library Organization to host an event. This is the time for open conversations between two people in a non-judgmental environment. Spend a few minutes with each “book.”  It is an opportunity for those who have faced prejudice to tell their story and show people who they really are; and it is a chance for others to change their preconceived notions based on a person’s appearance or identity.

No advance registration; no fee. Come and enjoy the experience. 

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Make Fun Buttons!

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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

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

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization 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. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Candlelight Concert at Wilton Congregational Church: David Shifrin, Clarinet, Peter Wiley, Cello, and Anna Polonsky, Piano

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Renowned clarinetist David Shifrin will join with cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Anna Polonsky in a program of classic trios by Beethoven, Brahms, and Fauré. Concert held at Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library.

For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Holocaust Experience through Film

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00pm

Learn more about the Holocaust by viewing educational videos and survivor testimonies. Drop by Wilton Library’s computer training lab anytime during regular hours of operation, or watch at home at your convenience. Wilton Reads 2019 Educational Resources and Videos

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Angi Shearstone

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

March brings Angi Shearstone to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Angie returns to Weir Farm to resume her career from where it left off in 2016, when it was unfortunately interrupted by a car accident, mild traumatic brain injury, and post-concussion syndrome. But now, she has recovered enough to paint more regularly and she intends to get back on the artwork horse and resume painting a line of large oil and smaller watercolor landscapes as well as discovering in full how her art-making process may have changed due to the injury. See library’s registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Women and Wealth

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Women often make or share a large portion of the responsibility of the family’s financial decisions and yet women remain far behind in many areas of financial planning as well as overall financial knowledge and confidence. This seminar will be full of information from simple terms and definitions to investment strategies. Traci Provost is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at Catamount Wealth Management. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Tenth of December: Stories

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

This collection of stories by MacArthur Fellow and Booker Prize-winner George Saunders offers something for everyone and will tantalize and move its readers. There's the pathos of the title story about an encounter between a misfit boy and a dying cancer patient on a frozen pond in December. Another delivers the intensity of love-inducing pharmaceutical experiments on prisoners by a demented warden. One is in the form of a management memo about a mysterious department whose function is never explicitly revealed.  Whimsical, funny, and certainly unconventional, Saunders is an impish post-modernist following in the steps of Twain or Vonnegut.  The New York Times Book Review named it one of the top ten books of 2013 and The New York Times Magazine bluntly stated when it came out: "The best book you'll read this year."

Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. 

Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Panel: Mutual Respect and Tolerance

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This is the second part of the Wilton Reads Interfaith Clergy program.  Following the earlier program presented by Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, a panel of Wilton clergy will discuss such related topics as mutual respect and tolerance among religious groups.

Panelists include: Father Reggie Norman from Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church; Rabbi Rachel Ray Bearman from Temple B’nai Chaim; Reverend Shannon White from Wilton Presbyterian Church; Reverend Anne Coffman from Wilton Congregational Church; Reverend Caroline Smith from Wilton Baptist Church; and Reverend Marissa Rohrbach from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. To supplement the discussion, Father Reggie will be bringing a 9/11 Bible, Reverend Coffman will be bringing a communion chalice that was smuggled out of Czechoslovakia during WWII, and Rabbi Bearman will be bringing the temple’s Holocaust Scroll: a historic Torah that survived the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.

No charge but donations are always welcome. Registration strongly suggested. 

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

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

Lego® Club

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions-March 6, 13, 20, 27. 

Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery, and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter at only about 400 lines. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. 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. See the library's registration link for more details. Poetry packet 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. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

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

Python Coding with Cozmo

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids ages 10 - 12 are invited to participate in this four-session coding program March 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no session March 23). Wilton High School student Nish Wangneo will teach kids Python coding for Cozmo, 'the smartest, cutest robot you've ever seen.'  Using library iPads and Cozmos, kids will work together to learn, create, problem solve, and have fun. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Caregivers for kids under age 12 must stay in the building. See library's registration link for more information about Nish. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

In Concert: Igor Pikayzen and Friends

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

In conjunction with Wilton Reads, renowned violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen, Adrian Daurov on cello and Imri Talgam on piano will perform a concert of Holocaust-inspired music. The program will be evocative of the subject matter and story in The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the musical selections will include works by composers who perished or lived through the Holocaust. An informal reception follows the concert. The concert is made possible by Dr. Mark and Linda Rubinstein. Registration highly recommended.

Mindfulness for Teens

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Growing up today is not easy: social media, peer competition and society expectations can overwhelm and create stress, resulting in sleep problems, anxiety, depression and other issues. Mindfulness can help. With practice, it helps with clarity and focus in life, while allowing you to experience more peace, calm and acceptance towards yourself, others and life in general. Join us for our first Mindful Teen Meet-up! It will give you the opportunity to explore and practice mindfulness in a group setting with your peers and friends and ask any questions or difficulties you face while practicing mindfulness. For teens in grades 7-12. Registration highly recommended. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization 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. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? – Pam Dougherty at Wilton Historical Society

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Topic: Votes for Women
The final installment of the scholarly lecture series, 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?', brings Pam Dougherty of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. She will tell the story of the women's suffrage movement. The Nineteenth Amendment was passed by both houses of Congress in 1919 and would go on to complete its ratification process in 1920. This lecture will highlight Connecticut women who fought on a local, state and national level for the right to vote. Pam Dougherty is the Director of Development for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame and resides in Wilton. See registration link for more details. The lecture is sponsored by Judy and Hal Higby; Max Gabrielson is the moderator.  

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

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