Connecticut's Own: An Afternoon of A Cappella with Yale's Mixed Company

Sun, Feb 25, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a Sunday afternoon of a cappella singing by Yale's Mixed Company in our Connecticut's Own series. Founded in 1981, Mixed Company is Yale University's oldest all-gender, all-genre a cappella group. All members are current undergraduates at Yale. Mixed Company has shared their music around the country and around the world.

Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy (Zoom)

Mon, Feb 26, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle teacher (CZT), as she guides us through a fun and relaxing Zentangle 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+.

Red Cup Tower Challenge for Grades 4-7

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

For grades 4-7 only. Whether you enjoy stacking sky-high structures, or sending them toppling to the floor, this is the program for you! Which team will conquer our brain teasing challenges?  Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Tue, Feb 27, 10:15 - 11:00 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy this fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books, and nursery rhymes. Feel free to stay after to socialize. No registration required.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Senior Center

Please join us as Carol Kaelin leads a discussion of Alexander Rose's Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring. Based on newly discovered documentation at the Library of Congress, historian Alexander Rose tells the true story of the spy ring that helped George Washington win the Revolutionary War.

Historical Gaming for Teens: Castle Siege

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

"Once more into the breach..." Henry V Come and play in a grand castle siege game set during the reign of Henry V and the Hundred Years War. Plenty of catapults, siege towers, battering rams, and scaling ladders for the attackers mean lots of historical fun!

Paint it Up!

Tue, Feb 27, 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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wed, Feb 28, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Active 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime especially geared for them! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and instruments or scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration required.

How School Interventions Affect Your Kids Who Are Wired Differently

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us in the Brubeck Room for SPED*NET's presentation on How School Interventions Affect Your Kids Who are Wired Differently. Children with autism, NVLD, or ADHD have two things in common: their brains process differently from those of other kids, and they are often traumatized in school.

Bouncing Babies

Wed, Feb 28, 11:15 - 11:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Join us for this interactive program especially for babies up to 12 months. We will share stories, songs, and rhymes. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a calming lullaby. Feel free to stay after to socialize.No Registration required.

Crafternoons

Wed, Feb 28, 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children aged 4 through 8 are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Discover a different hands-on learning experience every time!  Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.  Caregivers must remain on library premises.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Thu, Feb 29, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

2 and 3 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime geared especially for them! Participants will hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities, and have the opportunity to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills.

Poetry Seminars with Judson Scruton: Robert Penn Warren

Thu, Feb 29, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Poetry is a “way of getting your reality shaped a little better.” - R.P.W. Please join us for a seminar series in which Judson Scruton takes us through a selection of remarkable poems by Robert Penn Warren from his seminal book Understanding Poetry.

Needlework Crafts Group

Thu, Feb 29, 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. Bring your own materials. No registration required.

Team STEAM Presents Engineering Fun

Thu, Feb 29, 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

Kids in grades 1-5 can join Wilton High School students' Team STEAM as they teach young engineers the basics of the engineering design process in a fun, creative, and hands-on manner. Each session will tackle a different engineering-related problem and discuss what it takes to be an engineer. Registration required for each individual session.

NEW DATE - WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Innovation, Disruption, Revolution: The Impact of Technological Advancement – William Boone Bonvillian

Thu, Feb 29, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Wilton Historical Society

This program has been postponed to Thursday February 29 at 7pm the Wilton Historical Society. Where did the Internet, Stealth, GPS, and Covid mRNA vaccines come from?

Family Playgroup

Fri, Mar 01, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Parents and Caregivers with young children are invited to visit the library for an opportunity to spend some time in our story room to socialize and play. Meet new friends and neighbors and let your children play with some early learning toys. No registration required.

Stories & Songs

Sat, Mar 02, 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Location: Story Room

Families with children ages 2 and up can join us for a musical interactive family storytime. Participants will hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities, and use scarves or instruments, while building literacy and social skills. Fun for the whole family!No registration required.  

Hot & Cool Jazz: Judy Carmichael - Swinging Standards, Sultry Vocals & Sassy Humor

Sun, Mar 03, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a Sunday afternoon of jazz as pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael and guitarist Chris Flory swing through favorites of the American songbook, from Gershwin and Cole Porter to Frank Loesser and Harold Arlen.

Lego Build Challenge - Grades 3-6

Mon, Mar 04, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

For grades 3-6 only. Are you ready, Master Builders? Compete in lightning speed rounds to crown the best of the best. Bring your imagination and be ready for anything! Registration required. Drop-ins admitted if space allows. Caregivers must remain on library premises.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Tue, Mar 05, 10:15 - 11:00 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy this fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books, and nursery rhymes. Feel free to stay after to socialize. No registration required.

Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Ruth Stone (Zoom)

Tue, Mar 05, 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 Ruth Stone. 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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wed, Mar 06, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Active 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime especially geared for them! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and instruments or scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration required.

Bouncing Babies

Wed, Mar 06, 11:15 - 11:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Join us for this interactive program especially for babies up to 12 months. We will share stories, songs, and rhymes. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a calming lullaby. Feel free to stay after to socialize.No Registration required.

Crafternoons

Wed, Mar 06, 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children aged 4 through 8 are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Discover a different hands-on learning experience every time!  Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.  Caregivers must remain on library premises.

Author Talk: Patrick Bringley on his Memoir: All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a special Author Talk with Patrick Bringley on March 6, at 7 p.m., when he shares with us his debut memoir, All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me, an intimate look at The Met and its profound effect on his life while he was grieving the death of his older brother.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Thu, Mar 07, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

2 and 3 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime geared especially for them! Participants will hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities, and have the opportunity to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, Mar 07, 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.

Team STEAM Presents Engineering Fun

Thu, Mar 07, 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

Kids in grades 1-5 can join Wilton High School students' Team STEAM as they teach young engineers the basics of the engineering design process in a fun, creative, and hands-on manner. Each session will tackle a different engineering-related problem and discuss what it takes to be an engineer. Registration required for each individual session.

St. Patrick's Day Diamond Painting for Teens

Thu, Mar 07, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to diamond paint a St. Patrick’s Day themed keychain! New to diamond painting? You’ll use a special tool to place “diamonds” on a color-coded image. The results are dazzling! Registration is required as space is limited. This program is for Grades 6-12.

Spring Semester with Mark Schenker: Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" (Zoom)

Thu, Mar 07, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Please join us online via Zoom as Mark Schenker takes us through Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King” a Victorian take on the medieval Arthurian legends. In the early 19th century, the rise of Romanticism in Europe generally, and in England in particular, led to a renewed interest in medievalism.

HOW WILTON WORKS: Early Voting is Coming to Our Town

Thu, Mar 07, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for this community program at which Wilton’s League of Women Voters will present the mechanics of how Early Voting will be implemented in Wilton this spring for the primary and again for the general election in November.

Family Playgroup

Fri, Mar 08, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Parents and Caregivers with young children are invited to visit the library for an opportunity to spend some time in our story room to socialize and play. Meet new friends and neighbors and let your children play with some early learning toys. No registration required.

Second Saturday Storytime

Sat, Mar 09, 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to join us for this family storytime! Participants will hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities, and use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. Fun for the whole family! Feel free to stay after to socialize!No registration required.  

Fairfield County Writers Group Write-In: How to Create Compelling Characters

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

This month's topic is "How to Create Compelling Characters" presented by Roman Godzich. 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.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Innovation, Disruption, Revolution: The Impact of Technological Advancement – John Kao

Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

The Future of Innovation – John Kao, Turing Fellow at Yale’s Digital Media Center In the 17th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of “Innovation, Disruption, Revolution: The Impact of Technological Advancement.” In this lecture, John Kao, Turing Fellow at Yale’s Digital Media Center, will present a contemporary view of what innovation is, where it is going, and how advanced technology is reshaping its foundations.

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun

Mon, Mar 11, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun! Every year during the week before St. Patrick's Day, Liam, a mischievous Leprechaun, finds himself hiding spaces around the Wilton Library. When you find him, take a selfie, and come to the Children's desk for a sticker!

Donut Plushies for Grades 4-7

Mon, Mar 11, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Craft Room

Needle little sewing practice? 4th-7th graders can become low-stress seamstresses as we assemble sweet sidekicks from felt. Registration required. Caregivers must remain on library premises.

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun! Every year during the week before St. Patrick's Day, Liam, a mischievous Leprechaun, finds himself hiding spaces around the Wilton Library. When you find him, take a selfie, and come to the Children's desk for a sticker!

Mother Goose on the Loose

Tue, Mar 12, 10:15 - 11:00 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy this fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books, and nursery rhymes. Feel free to stay after to socialize. No registration required.

Teen Library Council

Tue, Mar 12, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

The Wilton Teen Library Council (TLC) is a monthly group for youth in grades 6-12 who are interested in becoming more involved with the library. All Wilton teens are welcome.

Women in STEM: Pathways to Technology Careers

Tue, Mar 12, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

In celebration of Women’s History Month, please join us for a panel discussion with five women from ASML Wilton, who will share their pathways in STEM that span early inspiration to current work positions at the cutting edge of semiconductor manufacturing technology, on March 12, at 7 p.m.

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun

Wed, Mar 13, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun! Every year during the week before St. Patrick's Day, Liam, a mischievous Leprechaun, finds himself hiding spaces around the Wilton Library. When you find him, take a selfie, and come to the Children's desk for a sticker!

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wed, Mar 13, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Active 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime especially geared for them! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and instruments or scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration required.

Bouncing Babies

Wed, Mar 13, 11:15 - 11:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Join us for this interactive program especially for babies up to 12 months. We will share stories, songs, and rhymes. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a calming lullaby. Feel free to stay after to socialize.No Registration required.

Wilton Library Readers: Woman on the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy (ZOOM)

Wed, Mar 13, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Woman on the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy this month. Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy’s landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures - and what it takes to will one or the other into reality.

Crafternoons

Wed, Mar 13, 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children aged 4 through 8 are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Discover a different hands-on learning experience every time!  Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.  Caregivers must remain on library premises.

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun

Thu, Mar 14, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun! Every year during the week before St. Patrick's Day, Liam, a mischievous Leprechaun, finds himself hiding spaces around the Wilton Library. When you find him, take a selfie, and come to the Children's desk for a sticker!

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Thu, Mar 14, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

2 and 3 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime geared especially for them! Participants will hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities, and have the opportunity to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, Mar 14, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Rimer 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.

Lego Build Challenge - Grades K-2

Thu, Mar 14, 4:30 - 5:15 PM
Location: Craft Room

For grades K-2 only. Let's get ready to build! We'll reveal mystery challenges, then you construct them. Bring your imagination and be ready for anything! Caregivers must remain on library premises.Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

The Career and Films of Mel Brooks

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for a presentation of the Career and Films of Mel Brooks. As a writer, director, producer and performer, few entertainers have had a career as influential as Mel Brooks.

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun

Fri, Mar 15, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun! Every year during the week before St. Patrick's Day, Liam, a mischievous Leprechaun, finds himself hiding spaces around the Wilton Library. When you find him, take a selfie, and come to the Children's desk for a sticker!

Family Playgroup

Fri, Mar 15, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Parents and Caregivers with young children are invited to visit the library for an opportunity to spend some time in our story room to socialize and play. Meet new friends and neighbors and let your children play with some early learning toys. No registration required.

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun

Sat, Mar 16, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun! Every year during the week before St. Patrick's Day, Liam, a mischievous Leprechaun, finds himself hiding spaces around the Wilton Library. When you find him, take a selfie, and come to the Children's desk for a sticker!

Bring Your Stuffie to Storytime

Sat, Mar 16, 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 2 and up and their stuffed animals are invited to family storytime! Children and their caregivers are invited to introduce participating stuffies to the library through songs, stories, and a short parade! No registration required.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Sat, Mar 16, 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.

NOT Just for Kids: Shakespeare at the Symphony!

Sat, Mar 16, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Children ages 4 and up and their families are invited to this collaboration of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and Shakespeare on the Sound. The actors will bring Romeo and Juliet to life in this special "R+J4ever" (Not) Just for Kids presentation. Mr. Shakespeare may also join us!Registration Recommended. Please register all attendees.  

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun

Sun, Mar 17, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun! Every year during the week before St. Patrick's Day, Liam, a mischievous Leprechaun, finds himself hiding spaces around the Wilton Library. When you find him, take a selfie, and come to the Children's desk for a sticker!

Wilton Candlelight Music at the Wilton Congregational Church: David Finckel, Cello, and Wu Han, Piano

Sun, Mar 17, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Wilton Candlelight Music presents a concert on Sunday, March 17, 2024, featuring David Finckel, Cello, and Wu Han, Piano. "Mr. Finckel and Wu Han gave eloquent and deeply committed performances. He played with a deep and burnished tone and she with a sparkling virtuosity.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Mon, Mar 18, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

For grades 4-7 only. Can you uncover the werewolf lurking among you? In this fast-paced tabletop game, each player is dealt a secret role with special abilities. Deduction and deception are the keys to victory! Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

Midlife Mavericks: Conquer Self-Doubt and Live Your Dreams in Midlife

Mon, Mar 18, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us in the Brubeck Room for an inspiring talk from Alison Jacobson. Are you ready to start living your life with joy and purpose on your terms but aren’t even sure how to begin?

Mother Goose on the Loose

Tue, Mar 19, 10:15 - 11:00 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy this fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books, and nursery rhymes. Feel free to stay after to socialize. No registration required.

Be Well, Stay Well: Don't Get Sidelined with Back Pain (Zoom)

Tue, Mar 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Please join us on Zoom to learn more about conditions associated with back pain and treatment options available. There are many things that can cause back pain and it's one of the most common conditions that people suffer from. According to the National Institute of Health, back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their life.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wed, Mar 20, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Active 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime especially geared for them! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and instruments or scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration required.

Bouncing Babies

Wed, Mar 20, 11:15 - 11:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Join us for this interactive program especially for babies up to 12 months. We will share stories, songs, and rhymes. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a calming lullaby. Feel free to stay after to socialize.No Registration required.

Crafternoons

Wed, Mar 20, 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children aged 4 through 8 are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Discover a different hands-on learning experience every time!  Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.  Caregivers must remain on library premises.

1959 in Jazz History with Gil Harel: Davis' Kind of Blue

Wed, Mar 20, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us for the first program of our new four-part series with Dr. Gil Harel on the seminal jazz albums of 1959.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Thu, Mar 21, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

2 and 3 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime geared especially for them! Participants will hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities, and have the opportunity to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, Mar 21, 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.

Snap Circuits for Grades 3-5

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

Kids in grades 3-5 can put together creations that will whistle, flash and fly. Learning principles of electronics and engineering is a snap! Beginners welcome.  Caregivers must remain on library premises. Registration required. Drop-ins admitted if space allows.

Drop-In Innovation Station Hour

Thu, Mar 21, 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.

Spring Semester with Mark Schenker: Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" (Zoom)

Thu, Mar 21, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Please join us online via Zoom as Mark Schenker takes us through Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King” a Victorian take on the medieval Arthurian legends. In the early 19th century, the rise of Romanticism in Europe generally, and in England in particular, led to a renewed interest in medievalism.

Family Playgroup

Fri, Mar 22, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Parents and Caregivers with young children are invited to visit the library for an opportunity to spend some time in our story room to socialize and play. Meet new friends and neighbors and let your children play with some early learning toys. No registration required.

AARP Safe Driving Course

Sat, Mar 23, 10:30 AM- 3:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Please join us for this in-person session of the AARP Driver Safety Program, which is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older, although all ages are welcome.

Tales to Tails

Sat, Mar 23, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children who can read independently are invited to read to a ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog. 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 actually look forward to reading.

This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot with Alicia Cheng

Sun, Mar 24, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join the Wilton League of Women Voters, Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society for a community program featuring Alicia Cheng, who will speak about her recent book: This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot.

Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy (Zoom)

Mon, Mar 25, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle teacher (CZT), as she guides us through a fun and relaxing Zentangle 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+.

Pop Stars! Balloon Olympics for Grades 3-6

Mon, Mar 25, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

Balloons will be poppin' and the Craft Room will be hoppin' for competitors in grades 3-6. You won't believe how many ways there are to have fun with balloons!Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows. Caregivers must remain on library premises.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Tue, Mar 26, 10:15 - 11:00 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy this fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books, and nursery rhymes. Feel free to stay after to socialize. No registration required.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Last Stories

Tue, Mar 26, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Senior Center

Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of William Trevor's Last Stories. This set of ten exquisite stories, posthumously published after the author’s death in 2016, solidified Trevor’s reputation as one of the greatest writers of short stories in the English language.

Paint it Up!

Tue, Mar 26, 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.

ArtScapades - Bookscapes: From Cover to Canvas

Tue, Mar 26, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Join us in the Brubeck Room for a look at a wide range of artists who found innovative and provocative ways to put books, people reading books, and scenes from books into their works.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wed, Mar 27, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Active 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime especially geared for them! The program includes books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and instruments or scarves, all geared towards building literacy skills. No registration required.

Bouncing Babies

Wed, Mar 27, 11:15 - 11:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Join us for this interactive program especially for babies up to 12 months. We will share stories, songs, and rhymes. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a calming lullaby. Feel free to stay after to socialize.No Registration required.

Crafternoons

Wed, Mar 27, 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children aged 4 through 8 are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Discover a different hands-on learning experience every time!  Registration required. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.  Caregivers must remain on library premises.

Finding Scholarships for College (Zoom)

Wed, Mar 27, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Paying for college is a common concern amongst families. It seems that the price tag just keeps getting higher and higher each year, and most families want to limit, if not completely avoid, student debt. So, join Priyanka Shingala, owner of Let's Talk College, as we address: The sources of financial aid & scholarships: The Federal Gov't vs.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Thu, Mar 28, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

2 and 3 year-olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime geared especially for them! Participants will hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities, and have the opportunity to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills.

Needlework Crafts Group (Drop-in)

Thu, Mar 28, 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.

Snap Circuits for Grades K-2

Thu, Mar 28, 4:30 - 5:15 PM
Location: Craft Room

Kids in grades K-2 can join us to put together creations that will whistle, flash and fly. Learning principles of electronics and engineering is a snap! Beginners welcome.  Caregivers must remain on library premises. Registration required. Drop-ins admitted if space allows.  

Story-Sharing Circle

Thu, Mar 28, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Presidents' Room

Calling all storytellers and story-listeners! Join us for an informal evening celebrating the oral storytelling tradition. Bring a prepared story to tell or just come to listen. All are welcome, experienced storytellers and newbies alike.   Registration suggested.  

Wilton Go Green Community Awards

Wed, Apr 03, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Join Wilton Go Green as they honor and recognize the contributions of community members who have been helping to create a more sustainable Wilton this past year.

Spring Semester with Mark Schenker: Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" (Zoom)

Thu, Apr 04, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Please join us online via Zoom as Mark Schenker takes us through Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King” a Victorian take on the medieval Arthurian legends. In the early 19th century, the rise of Romanticism in Europe generally, and in England in particular, led to a renewed interest in medievalism.

Wilton Reads: Wilton Library Readers - The Great Divide, by Cristina Henriquez

Wed, Apr 10, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses our Wilton Reads selection, The Great Divide, by Cristina Henriquez this month. The Great Divide is a fascinating historical novel about the building of the Panama Canal, one of the greatest engineering feats in history.

Wilton Reads : Book Discussion of The Great Divide by Cristina Hernandez

Thu, Apr 11, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses our Wilton Reads selection, The Great Divide, by Cristina Henriquez. The Great Divide is a fascinating historical novel about the building of the Panama Canal, one of the greatest engineering feats in history.

Fairfield County Writers Group Write-In

Sat, Apr 13, 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 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.

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.

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.