January 6 - 12, 2020
  • Winter weather is here and along with it, possible weather-related changes to our schedule. Follow our social media pages on Twitter @wiltonlibrary, Facebook and Instagram @wiltonlibrary_ct for updates and look for emails in your inbox from us. An automated message will be posted on the library's phone line (203-762-3950) and an updated message will be carried on the library's website. Also stay tuned to local television and radio stations for weather-related information about Wilton Library. 
Here's what's happening the week of January 6 - 12.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Author Talk: Daniel Levitin - Successful Aging
Wednesday, January 8 @7pm
Stall the clock on aging in 2020 with Daniel Levitin's latest book Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives. Author of the bestsellers, This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to what happens in people's brains as they age, why people should think about health span, not life span, and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, what readers can do to make the most of their seventies, eighties, and nineties today no matter how old they are now. A Q&A will follow the talk. Book signing and purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton More info & register
Winter Interlude Art Exhibition/Reception
Friday, January 10 @6pm
Nine area artists will be showcased in Winter Interlude, Wilton Library's first art exhibition of the new year. Wilton artists are Dawn Dahl, Gini Fischer, Dorothy Hyde, Trish Nelson, Rama Ramaswami, and Robert Tortorella; Frank Bordonaro, Norwalk; Bobbi Eike Mullen, Weston/Georgetown; and Dick Rauh, Westport (formerly Wilton). Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through January 30.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Media sponsor is The Wilton BulletinMore info
Wilton Library Readers - The Grapes of Wrath
Wednesday, January 8 @12pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Click here for a complete listing of meetings and titles. More info & register
Hot & Cool Jazz at the Brubeck Room: Brubecks Play Brubeck - SOLD OUT
Saturday, January 11 @6pm  SOLD OUT; WAITLIST FULL
Saturday, January 11 @8pm  WAITLIST ONLY
Please join us for our next Hot & Cool jazz concert as we kick off Dave Brubeck's centennial year with "The Brubecks Play Brubeck." Darius, Chris and Dan Brubeck will be joined by special guest Dave O'Higgins. The group has generously offered to play two sets: at 6pm and at 8pm. The shows are sold out; register for the waitlist only using the links above. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.
WLA/WHS Scholarly Series -- Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America
Five Lectures: January 16 through April 5, 2020
In the thirteenth year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme, Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America. The series locations are Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society (224 Danbury Road, Wilton). The series is sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin. Informal receptions follow each talk. Registration is required for each lecture individually. Click the dates below to register.
  • Thursday, January 16 @6:30pm: Dave Brubeck: Twentieth Century American - Darius Brubeck
  • Sunday, January 26 @4pm: Jazz, Civil Rights, and Social Justice - Dr. Gil Harel, Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Sunday, February 9 @4pm: Seriously Satchmo: The Importance of Louis Armstrong, The Early Years - Chris Coulter
  • Sunday, March 8 @4pm: The Harlem Renaissance: Connections and Creativity - Reggie Quinerly
  • Sunday, April 5 @4pm: Women in Jazz: Past, Present, Future - Brenda Earle Stokes
AARP Driver Safety Class
Saturday, January 11 @10am
This single session, four-hour course for drivers age 50+ covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only.  More info & register
Is the ACT or SAT Best for Me?
Thursday, January 9 @6:30pm
Starting to think about college entrance exams, but not sure whether to take the SAT or ACT? Join  college counselor   Priyanka Shingala and learn about the purpose and the differences between the two. Topics explored: how much weight they carry in a student's application; the breakdown of each exam; what's considered a good score; which one is best for the student; taking the optional essays; which universities don't require exam scores and more. For high school students, but parents are welcome too.  More info & register
Save the Date for Upcoming Events 
Here are a few upcoming programs and library events that you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars and click the dates for more information: 
  • January 15 Wilton Youth Council - Vaping: What You Need to Know
  • January 21: The Treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne - Case Studies of Diplomatic Nonsense
  • January 27: Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: What They Are, What They Aren't, and What We Can Do About Them
  • January 28: Senior Center Book Discussion: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, January 6 @1pm &
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, January 7 @6:15pm
Drop-in sessions

New Life for Old Videos
Monday, January 6 @10:30am
Electronic Embroidery
Saturday, January 11 @10am
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Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Thursday, January 9 @2pm
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