February 17 - 23, 2020
News
  • Thank you for all your generous donations to our Book Donation Bins. We are truly overwhelmed with gratitude and books! The bins will be closed beginning February 17 and will re-open on March 2. This will give our volunteers the time needed to sort through existing donations in preparation for the Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser, April 25 - 28.  
  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, February 17, for the Presidents' Day holiday.
  • The library is replacing some worn carpeting beginning February 13 and finishing up by February 24. The bulk of the project will be handled after hours therefore the impact will be minimal. However, you may find some things have been moved temporarily. Reference librarians are available to help you find materials if they are out of order. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Here's what's happening the week of February 17 - 23.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Author Talk: Daryl Beyers - The New Gardener's Handbook
Tuesday, February 18 @7pm
Spring gardening season is almost here. Learn when and what to plant, how to care for the plants once they're in the ground, how to keep pests and diseases away, and more from Daryl Beyers, an expert from the New York Botanical Garden. Beyer's new book, The New Gardener's Handbook, is a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of gardening, based on the introductory class he teaches at NYBG. A Q&A will follow the talk. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning WiltonMore info & register
The Treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne - Case Studies of Diplomatic Nonsense
Thursday, February 20 @7pm
This is the final lecture  presented by Wilton resident Jean-Pierre Lavielle  in the series about World War I and its aftermath. Ninety-nine years ago a treaty was signed in Sèvres, a Paris suburb, to reshape the Middle East from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. The plan collapsed, yet it casts a very long shadow since it explains the current explosive situation of the Middle East.  More info & register
Wilton Library's 125th Anniversary Celebration Gala
Saturday, March 28, from 6:30 - 10:30pm
Please join us at Rolling Hills Country Club for this special fundraising event, celebrating 125 years of serving the community and raising critical funds for current and future programming, services and the collection. It will be a very memorable evening during which we will honor three outstanding local leaders: Claude and Jennifer Amadeo and Catherine Romer, all of whom have been wonderful supporters of Wilton Library and have made exceptional contributions to our STEM and Jazz programming. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, an inspiring program and fabulous entertainment by Lester Lanin Orchestra. Black tie encouraged. Many thanks to our event sponsors.Click here for tickets.
Wilton Candlelight Concerts presents Carion Wind Quintet
Sunday, February 23 @4pm
Wilton Candlelight Concerts presents the Carion Wind Quintet performing works of Liszt, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Ibert. This prize-winning Danish-Latvian ensemble fascinates with its carefully choreographed and dramatized performances of classical and modern works, making music on stage visible, thus adding a new dimension to traditional concert events. A portion of ticket sales benefits Wilton Library. Candlelight Concerts take place at the Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road in Wilton More info & ticketing link
Call for Entries -- Wilton Arts Council FOCUS '20 Photo Exhibit 
Entry drop-off at the library: Saturday, February 29 from 10:30am - 4:30pm & Sunday, March 1 from 1:30 - 4:30pm 
Wilton Arts Council is seeking photography entries for its Focus '20 Photo Exhibit taking place at the library from March 7 - 27. Prizes are awarded in three divisions -  adults, high school students, and youths (through eighth grade) - and for Best in Show. The reception and awards presentation is March 13. For more information, regulations, sponsors and to download the entry form, visit wiltonarts.org or call 203-834-9986. 
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: 
  • February 26: Wilton Land Conservation Trust: Putting Back What Nature Intended
  • March 3: Wilton Reads - Tales of the Jazz Age Book Giveaway at 10am and at 6:30pm
  • March 16: Author Talk: Melissa Clark - Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France: A Cookbook
  • March 21: Human Library
  • March 22: Hot & Cool Jazz at The Brubeck Room: The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Night Time Knitters 
Tuesday, Feb. 18 @6:15pm 
Drop-in session
Make Fun Buttons!
Friday, Feb. 21 @4pm OR
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Electronic Embroidery
Saturday, February 22 @10am

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