Wilton Reads: Spring Poetry Seminars with Judson Scruton: From the Atlantic to the Pacific - Imagination is Prolific

Thu, Apr 18, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Please join us for a special poetry seminar series with Judson Scruton as part of this year’s Wilton Reads program which features Cristina Henriquez’s The Great Divide, an epic novel on the construction of the Panama Canal. His series will run on four Thursday mornings starting on April 4 at 10:30am.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, Apr 18, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

Weekly drop-in for Needlework Crafters. All welcome whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, embroider or do any other needlework by hand. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects, or a group project for donation to a charitable cause.

Drop-In Innovation Station Hour

Thu, Apr 18, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Die Cutter/Button/Lulzbot

Are you curious our Innovation Station? Have questions for experts in science and technology? On Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m., our friends at ASML will be available to take you through our Innovation Station equipment with expertise. This program is for high school and adult patrons.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series Special Event - Wilton Works: Exhibit Opening and Panel Discussion

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Wilton Historical Society

To conclude the 2024 Scholarly Series collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the Society will host a panel discussion to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Wilton Works. The exhibition explores the evolving nature of the jobs and workers responsible for building and changing our town.

Wilton Reads: Panama Canal Documentary Screening

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a Wilton Reads screening of the PBS documentary film Panama Canal. On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop at the library. All that is required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ed Ahern at salmonier@aol.com. He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session.

The Lorax Live

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children in kindergarten and up can celebrate Earth Day with their families at a theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. Four Corners Productions presents a fun 20 minute staged version of the beloved tale about a mysterious creature who speaks for the trees. A Q&A with our in-character actors will follow. Registration required.

Wilton Reads: Panama Canal Documentary Screening

Sun, Apr 21, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a Wilton Reads screening of the PBS documentary film Panama Canal. On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Sense and Sensibility

Tue, Apr 23, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Senior Center

Please join us as Miwako Ogasawara leads a discussion of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Jane Austen’s first novel was published anonymously in 1811, with the author on the title page listed as simply “By a Lady.” It sold out its first print run within about a year and a second run immediately followed.

Paint it Up!

Tue, Apr 23, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

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.

Wilton Reads: Spring Poetry Seminars with Judson Scruton: From the Atlantic to the Pacific - Imagination is Prolific

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Please join us for a special poetry seminar series with Judson Scruton as part of this year’s Wilton Reads program which features Cristina Henriquez’s The Great Divide, an epic novel on the construction of the Panama Canal. His series will run on four Thursday mornings starting on April 4 at 10:30am.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

Weekly drop-in for Needlework Crafters. All welcome whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, embroider or do any other needlework by hand. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects, or a group project for donation to a charitable cause.

Spring Book Sale

Fri, Apr 26, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

More than 70,000 items sorted in 50 categories! Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens to adults. Featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction, audio/visual, and much more.

Spring Book Sale

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

More than 70,000 items sorted in 50 categories! Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens to adults. Featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction, audio/visual, and much more.

Spring Book Sale

Sun, Apr 28, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

More than 70,000 items sorted in 50 categories! Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens to adults. Featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction, audio/visual, and much more.

Spring Book Sale

Mon, Apr 29, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

More than 70,000 items sorted in 50 categories! Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens to adults. Featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction, audio/visual, and much more.

How to Find the Right College for You (Zoom)

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Zoom

With over 2,000 four-year colleges in the United States for students to consider, how can you identify the school at which your teen will be happiest and most successful?

Wilton Reads: Making the Dirt Fly: Building the Panama Canal (In-Person & Zoom)

Wed, May 01, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a fascinating Wilton Reads presentation, "Making the Dirt Fly: Building the Panama Canal," on May 1, when Eric Ward from the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology, will discuss the massive construction project of excavating 238,845,587 cubic yards of material, damning the Chagres River, dealing with devastating landslides, and building six massive two-channel locks.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, May 02, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

Weekly drop-in for Needlework Crafters. All welcome whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, embroider or do any other needlework by hand. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects, or a group project for donation to a charitable cause.

Unplug and Re-connect: How to Promote Digital Wellness and Increase Family Connections

Thu, May 02, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

The impact social media can have on our children's mental health has been in the news a lot lately. We know too much tech can be harmful, but we sometimes struggle with finding the right balance in our own homes.

FAPA Wilton Public Schools Art Exhibit & Opening Reception

Fri, May 03, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

The Fine and Performing Arts Department of Wilton Public Schools presents the FAPA Student Library show, displaying artwork from students in grades K-12 throughout the library. The show's Opening Reception is on Friday, May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring live student musical performances and art demonstrations.

An Afternoon with the Firebird

Sat, May 04, 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

The Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet presents a special event for children ages 6 and up and their families that combines ballet and literature. Join us as NMYB’s Artistic Director, Mr.

Connecticut's Own: Music with Oboe and Piano

Sun, May 05, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for another Sunday afternoon of chamber music in our Connecticut's Own series. Wilton residents Ralph Kirmser (oboe) and Kyong Hee Cho (piano) will perform pieces by Robert Schumann, Pierre Sancan, Frederic Chopin and Mili Balakirew. Ralph Kirmser is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale School of Medicine.

How to Explain an ADHD/ASD/LD Diagnosis and Build Self-Esteem

Mon, May 06, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us in the Brubeck Room for a presentation by SPED*NET on "How to Explain an ADHD/ASD/LD Diagnosis and Build Self-Esteem: A Guide for Addressing and fighting Stigma."  While the disability community has come a long way, there still exist stigmas associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Learning Disabilities (LD) and co-occurring conditions.

"Greening Your Home" for Human and Environmental Health

Mon, May 06, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a Wilton Go Green-sponsored event, which will cover how environmental health, human health, and the structure of your home intertwine. Learn about the latest available technologies to monitor and optimize the health of our homes and our planet. Michael D.

Wilton Reads: Author Talk with Cristina Henriquez - The Great Divide

Tue, May 07, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

The culmination of Wilton Reads 2024 is our author talk event with Cristina Henriquez, author of The Great Divide. The Great Divide by acclaimed author Cristina Henriquez is a fascinating historical novel about the building of the Panama Canal, one of the greatest engineering feats in history.

Wilton Library Readers: Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

Wed, May 08, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Trespasses by Louise Kennedy this month. Set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, Trespasses is a shattering debut novel about a young woman caught between allegiance to community and unsanctioned love.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, May 09, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

Weekly drop-in for Needlework Crafters. All welcome whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, embroider or do any other needlework by hand. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects, or a group project for donation to a charitable cause.

iPhone Photography: Use Your iPhone Camera to its Full Potential

Thu, May 09, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Take better photos and get the best results from your iPhone camera by knowing the basics plus hidden settings and features. Improve your photography by knowing how to use and control your iPhone camera. For all skill levels. More suitable for iPhone models X (10) and later.

Fairfield County Writers Group Write-In

Sat, May 11, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

The Fairfield County Writers Group, founded in 2011, has been supporting and helping writers in the county with regular write-ins and accelerated events during the Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) season. The group is a non-profit and has no membership fees or dues.

NOT Just for Kids: Woodwinds - A Unique Group of Friends!

Sat, May 11, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Children ages 4 and up and their families are invited to this presentation by Norwalk Symphony Orchestra's Woodwind Quintet (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, and Horn). Each instrument has a distinct shape, is made of a different material, and requires different techniques to play.

Zentangle Art Workshop

Mon, May 13, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Join Amy, Wilton Library‘s certified Zentangle instructor, as she guides us through a fun and relaxing Zentangle art session. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn’t believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists. For adults and teens, ages 13 and up.

Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of John Lee Clark (Zoom)

Tue, May 14, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Please join us online when Janet Krauss will lead a discussion of a selection of poems by John Lee Clark. Links to the poems and discussion questions will be emailed in advance of the program. No charge for this program. Advance registration is required. Register online to receive the Zoom session invitation link, and readings packet.

Social Security Strategies and Your Retirement Future

Tue, May 14, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for an informative session on Social Security Strategies. Choosing when to elect your Social Security benefits can be one of the most important decisions as you approach retirement. During this educational workshop, you will learn the influence of timing strategies on tax liability and overall benefit values.

Understanding the Transgender & Nonbinary Identity

Wed, May 15, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for Ask Me Anything, 2024, a community forum on "Understanding the Transgender and Nonbinary Identity" cosponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Pride, on May 15, at 7 p.m., in the library's Brubeck Room.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, May 16, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

Weekly drop-in for Needlework Crafters. All welcome whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, embroider or do any other needlework by hand. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects, or a group project for donation to a charitable cause.

Drop-In Innovation Station Hour

Thu, May 16, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Die Cutter/Button/Lulzbot

Are you curious our Innovation Station? Have questions for experts in science and technology? On Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m., our friends from ASML will show introduce you to 3D printing. Learn the basics of finding, modifying, and printing 3D models on the Innovation Station 3D printer.

The Career and Films of Steven Spielberg

Thu, May 16, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a presentation on the Career and Films of Steven Spielberg. Steven Spielberg is widely considered to be one of the most influential and successful filmmakers of all time, with a career spanning over four decades.

A Pleasant Pairing: Tea and Fine Chocolates

Sat, May 18, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a fun, educational talk highlighting the history and many health benefits of tea and dark chocolate (cacao) with insights from Kim Larkin's chocolatier background. She will discuss how to brew a proper cuppa, how tea varieties differ, and the tenets of the Cha/Tea Ceremonies.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Sat, May 18, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop at the library. All that is required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ed Ahern at salmonier@aol.com. He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session.

The Electric Power Grid: Changes in the Next Twenty Years

Mon, May 20, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

As we head into the warm weather seasons, please join us for a fascinating presentation about the electric power grid. The electric power grid is changing. Our region is making a shift toward carbon-free generating resources.

Paint it Up!

Tue, May 21, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

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.

Get Well, Stay Well: Let's Learn More about Menopause

Tue, May 21, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life but many myths still abound. Dr. Siobhan Dolan and Dr. Carol Fucigna, leaders of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stamford Hospital, are lifelong advocates for women's health and will present an overview of the many health issues women may face as they move through menopause.

1959 in Jazz History with Gil Harel: Coltrane's Giant Steps

Wed, May 22, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for the third program of our new four-part series with Dr. Gil Harel on the seminal jazz albums of 1959.The series will run as follows: 3/20/24: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue 4/10/24: Dave Brubeck's Time Out 5/22/24: John Coltrane's Giant Steps 6/18/24: Jazz Post-1959 Diverging Paths The year 1959 was an exceptionally busy year for John Coltrane.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, May 23, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

Weekly drop-in for Needlework Crafters. All welcome whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, embroider or do any other needlework by hand. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects, or a group project for donation to a charitable cause.

Shakespeare on the Sound's Romeo and Juliet

Thu, May 23, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Please join us for a special program just in time for Shakespeare on the Sound's annual summer production of Romeo and Juliet in Rowayton's Pinkney Park (June 12 –June 30). It’s their 28th year presenting Shakespeare's plays outdoors. Fun Facts About Romeo And Juliet: Romeo and Juliet first meet on a Sunday evening.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Great Society: A New History

Tue, May 28, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Senior Center

Please join us as Michael Bellacosa leads a discussion of Amity Shlaes's Great Society: A New History. In May 1964, Lyndon Johnson gave a pair of speeches in which he laid out his vision for a set of programs that would create a “Great Society” and most of this was enacted, implemented and later expanded by his successor Richard Nixon.

The Story of Chinese Musical Tradition: A Keeper of Asian Heritage Music

Tue, May 28, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, please join us for a special program about the Chinese musical tradition including musical instrument demonstrations and professional performance.

State of the Town Talk with Toni Boucher and Dr. Kevin Smith

Wed, May 29, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

You are invited to a State of the Town Talk with First Selectwoman Toni Boucher and Wilton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith. This forum, open to all community members, offers an opportunity to come together, share insights, and collaboratively address the recent outcome of the Town’s Annual Budget and Town Meeting.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, May 30, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

Weekly drop-in for Needlework Crafters. All welcome whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, embroider or do any other needlework by hand. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects, or a group project for donation to a charitable cause.

Rising Seniors: College Application Timeline (Zoom)

Thu, May 30, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Alright rising seniors, you have a lot coming up in the next year as you navigate your college essays and applications, in addition to your regularly scheduled schoolwork & extracurriculars. But what if there was a way to organize your workload in such a way to dramatically decrease your stress levels? Let's talk about it.

Naturescape Your Yard with Karen Bussolini (Zoom)

Thu, May 30, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

We are excited to present gardener extraordinaire Karen Bussolini in the live Zoom program, "Naturescape Your Yard," on Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. Naturescaping is landscaping with nature - attracting and sustaining wildlife, using native and and well-adapted plants, using resources wisely, and avoiding environmental pollution.

Fairfield County Writers Group Write-In

Sat, Jun 08, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

The Fairfield County Writers Group, founded in 2011, has been supporting and helping writers in the county with regular write-ins and accelerated events during the Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) season. The group is a non-profit and has no membership fees or dues.

Wilton Library Readers: North Woods, by Daniel Mason

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses North Woods by Daniel Mason this month.

Get Well, Stay Well: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Please join us in the Rimer Room during the week of the longest day of the year to learn basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors, research and FDA-approved treatments. On the longest day, the Alzheimer's Association works to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

1959 in Jazz History with Gil Harel: Jazz Post-1959 - Diverging Paths

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for the final program of our new four-part series with Dr. Gil Harel on the seminal jazz albums of 1959.The series will run as follows: 3/20/24{ Miles Davis' Kind of Blue 4/10/24: Dave Brubeck's Time Out 5/22/24: John Coltrane's Giant Steps 6/18/24: Post-1959 Impact and AftermathJazz historians and scholars often point to 1959 as a watershed year.