Poetry Discussions with Judson Scruton - Over the River and Through the Wood...A Poetic Thanksgiving Journey

Thu, Dec 01, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Please join us in-person for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us on a poetic journey to and through Thanksgiving. Note: we'll be meeting on four Thursdays: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, and 12/1.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Thu, Dec 01, 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Teen Thursday: Hand Knitting

Thu, Dec 01, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Teen Area

Drop by the Teen department for a fun activity, every other Thursday. Make a craft, play a game, or just relax. This week's activity: learn to knit using only your hands and make a cozy ear warmer for winter. No registration necessary. Just drop in (while supplies last)!

Snap Circuits for Kids

Thu, Dec 01, 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

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

Meet the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Conductor

Thu, Dec 01, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Please join us in the Brubeck Room for a special presentation by Yuga Cohler, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor, who will be discussing the upcoming RSO concert, MAGIC, which will take place at the David F. Clune Auditorium at Wilton High School on Saturday, December 3.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Fri, Dec 02, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Make a Holiday Gift Mug

Fri, Dec 02, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Die Cutter/Button/Lulzbot

Get a quick overview on the Cricut die cutter and how you can use it to make gifts—for yourself or others! Each participant will learn how to prepare a simple design on the Cricut Design Space software, then affix it permanently on a mug using adhesive vinyl. This class is great for beginners.

Holiday Cards with Emma

Fri, Dec 02, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

Kids in grades 3 and up are invited to join in a holiday letter making drive for the healthcare workers at Norwalk Hospital. Emma Keating will teach a drawing session that will lead to creating handmade thank you cards to be delivered to hospital staff this giving season.

Holiday Stroll

Fri, Dec 02, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Parking Lot

From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Wilton Library staff will welcome visitors during this year’s Holiday Stroll. Outside our front entrance, we will be handing out special gift bags with sweet treats, while supplies last.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Sun, Dec 04, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Wilton Candlelight Music at the Wilton Congregational Church: Manhattan Chamber Players

Sun, Dec 04, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Wilton Candlelight Music presents a concert on Sunday, December 4, 2022, featuring the Manhattan Chamber Players.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Mon, Dec 05, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Make Your Own Holiday Squishies!

Mon, Dec 05, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

For grades 4-7 only. Craft an ornament from memory foam. Help yourself to precut shapes or make them from scratch. Wear clothes to paint in. Registration required. Drop-ins admitted if space allows.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Tue, Dec 06, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

December Family Storytime

Tue, Dec 06, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 1 to 5 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.

Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Dylan Thomas (Zoom)

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Please join us online as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by Dylan Thomas. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program. No charge for the program. Advance registration required.

Winter Craft Night: Book Folding

Tue, Dec 06, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Learn an upcycled decorative book folding craft and take some time to relax and create before the busy holiday season! This workshop is for adults, 18 and up. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Talking Transportation with Jim Cameron (Zoom)

Tue, Dec 06, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Join Jim Cameron, long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator, for a lively presentation and Q&A on Connecticut’s transportation future. - Will riders ever return to commuter rail? - Who will pay to keep the trains running when Federal money is gone?

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Wed, Dec 07, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Decoding Behavior: What Our Children Are Telling Us & How To Help

Wed, Dec 07, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Brubeck Room

Are you confused about your child or teen's behavior, what it may mean, and how to best support them?

Gingerbread Houses for Teens

Wed, Dec 07, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Make a gingerbread house to celebrate the winter season! We'll have all the delicious supplies, just bring your creativity and festive spirit! This program is for students in Grades 6-12 only. Registration required.

Winter Lore & So Much More!

Wed, Dec 07, 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 4 and up are invited to a storytime adventure! We will explore exciting winter tales. There will be stories, songs, and a seasonal craft. Caregivers must remain on library property. No registration required.

Tax Items to Consider for Personal/Small/Medium Businesses before 12/31/22

Wed, Dec 07, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Join us in the Rimer Room for an opportunity to review your 2022 business expenses before year end.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Thu, Dec 08, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Snap Circuits for Kids

Thu, Dec 08, 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

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

The Long and Short of Organizational Morality - Is "Doing Good" Bad For Us?

Thu, Dec 08, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

What is ‘ESG’? Why are some politicians attacking big business? Should CEOs focus solely on profits or embrace a broader set of objectives? Join us for an examination of what’s really going on as companies grapple with the culture wars and some politicians abandon traditional allies.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Fri, Dec 09, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Make a Holiday Dessert

Fri, Dec 09, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

Children in grades 3 and up can join Food Explorers for a deliciously sweet holiday cooking program! We will be making cozy Hot Chocolate Mousse Cups, learning how to use an electric mixer, make the crust, and decorate to make a beautiful and delicious dessert.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

AARP Driver Safety Program

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00 AM- 2:30 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, Dec 10, 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.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Sun, Dec 11, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy (Zoom)

Mon, Dec 12, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

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.

Make Your Own Holiday Squishies!

Mon, Dec 12, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Craft Room

For grades 4-7 only. Craft an ornament from memory foam. Help yourself to precut shapes or make them from scratch. Wear clothes to paint in. Registration required. Drop-ins admitted if space allows.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Tue, Dec 13, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Police Officer Storytime

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Wilton Police Officers for an interactive, in-person storytime! One of our local officers will read stories and answer questions. Kids will see the police car too! Registration required. Drop-ins accepted if space allows

Teen Library Council

Tue, Dec 13, 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.

Author Talk: Tyler Kepner - The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series

Tue, Dec 13, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Brubeck Room

Wiltonian Tyler Kepner is back to talk baseball once again.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Wed, Dec 14, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

December Family Storytime

Wed, Dec 14, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 1 to 5 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.

Wilton Library Readers: Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan

Wed, Dec 14, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Rimer Room

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Feel free to bring your lunch and a beverage. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Thu, Dec 15, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

December Family Storytime

Thu, Dec 15, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 1 to 5 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.

Teen Thursday: Tabletop Games

Thu, Dec 15, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Teen Area

Drop by the Teen department for a fun activity, every other Thursday. Make a craft, play a game, or just relax. This week's activity: test out some of our new games. No registration necessary. Just drop in! This activity is for students in Grades 6-12 only.

Snap Circuits for Kids

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

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

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Fri, Dec 16, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Sat, Dec 17, 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 Ray Rauth at rayrauth@optonline.net.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Sun, Dec 18, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Make a Holiday Gift Mug

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: Die Cutter/Button/Lulzbot

Get a quick overview on the Cricut die cutter and how you can use it to make gifts—for yourself or others! Each participant will learn how to prepare a simple design on the Cricut Design Space software, then affix it permanently on a mug using adhesive vinyl.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Mon, Dec 19, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Tue, Dec 20, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

December Family Storytime

Tue, Dec 20, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 1 to 5 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.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Wed, Dec 21, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Winter Lore & So Much More!

Wed, Dec 21, 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Story Room

Children ages 4 and up are invited to a storytime adventure! We will explore exciting winter tales. There will be stories, songs, and a seasonal craft. Caregivers must remain on library property. No registration required.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Thu, Dec 22, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Fri, Dec 23, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Tue, Dec 27, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale

Wed, Dec 28, 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery

Wilton Library's annual Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight with bargains galore featuring a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more.

December Family Storytime

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

Children ages 1 to 5 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.

Winter Crafts

Wed, Dec 28, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Craft Room

Children in Kindergarten and up are invited to join us at the Wilton Library to make fun Winter Crafts. We will make Snowy Owl puppets, icicles, and snowmen.Registration required. Drop-ins admitted if space allows.  

December Family Storytime

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

Children ages 1 to 5 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.

Intro to Improv

Thu, Dec 29, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: Craft Room

Kids in grades 4-8 will enjoy a supportive, non-judgmental introduction to on-the-spot acting. Unscripted theater builds creativity, openness, relaxation, and confidence. And it’s fun! Registration required. Drop-ins admitted if space allows.

Wilton Library Readers: Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin (ZOOM)

Wed, Jan 11, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

On Zoom this month, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin, paired with the short story "Rappaccini's Daughter," by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Feel free to munch your lunch during the discussion.

Introduction to Beekeeping with Beekeeping for Dummies Author

Wed, Jan 18, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

To Bee or Not To Bee—Introduction to Beekeeping. Get to know about bees and decide if you want to be a beekeeper whether as a business or hobby. This session covers everything about bees—their place in history, their vital role in nature, how they communicate, the members of their society, etc.

Beekeeping Workshop #1: The World of Honey Bees

Wed, Jan 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

If you’ve taken the Beekeeping Intro class, you’ll be well versed in the background of beekeeping. Workshop #1 goes into the fine details. Howland will cover the three management approaches of beekeeping, hive safety, how to use the smoker, and inspection techniques.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Senior Center

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE and join us as Michael Hess leads a discussion of Nicholas Carr's The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

Beekeeping Workshop #2: Common Problems and Simple Solutions

Wed, Feb 01, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

A healthy hive is a happy, productive hive. Learn about the devastating Colony Collapse Disorder and other bee diseases. Discover “natural” techniques that minimize or avoid chemicals. Become familiar with other natural predators.

Wilton Library Readers: Trust, by Hernan Diaz (ZOOM)

Wed, Feb 08, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

On Zoom this month, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Trust, by Hernan Diaz. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Feel free to munch your lunch during the discussion. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page.

Beekeeping Workshop #3: Sweet Rewards

Wed, Feb 15, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Rimer Room

The miracle of honey—how it’s made, where it originates, what it consists of, and why it’s so good for you. Discover the six basic types and myriad varietals. Decide what type of honey you want to produce, how and when to harvest, package, and market it.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Brave New World

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

Please join us as Bob Marafioti leads a discussion of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Having visited Edward Bellamy’s socialist utopia and having learned how the internet is rewiring our brains, we now turn to one of the greatest dystopias ever described: that of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

Wilton Library Readers: The Promise, by Damon Galgut (ZOOM)

Wed, Mar 08, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

On Zoom this month, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Promise, by Damon Galgut. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Feel free to munch your lunch during the discussion.

Senior Center Book Discussion: The Great Gatsby

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

Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. F.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Old New York: Four Novellas

Tue, Apr 25, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Senior Center

Please join us as Miwako Ogasawara leads a discussion of Edith Wharton's Old New York: Four Novellas. Edith Wharton followed up her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Age of Innocence with Old New York: Four Novellas, a set of four novellas set in that novel’s same time and place.