May 28 - June 3, 2018
News
  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday. Look for us marching in the Wilton Memorial Day Parade.
  • Our Children's Summer Reading Program begins June 27 for sign-ups and kicks off with a Summer Reading Carnival event on June 29. The 2018 theme is Reading is Out of This World! The program stimulates kids' imaginations with wonderful stories and fun activities while learning about space. Drop-in story times, drop-in activities, large-group enrichment and entertainment programs and animal visits are just some of the events planned though August 24. More info
Here's what's happening the week of May 28 - June 3.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Author Talk: Margaret Reed and Joan Lownds - The Dogs of Camelot: Stories of the Kennedy Canines
Wednesday, May 30 @7pm 
Before that tragic day on November 22, 1963, the Kennedy years were filled with hope and promise. As the White House gardener put it, they were also filled with children and dogs. The Dogs of Camelot illuminates the inside story of the Kennedys' lifelong love of dogs and the canine corps they brought to the White House. Reed and Lownds had access to previously unpublished photos and stories that are deeply revealing about the family's character and compassion. Dr. Margaret Reed, a nationally acclaimed animal training professional, met President Kennedy and his dogs when she was a little girl on vacation in Hyannis Port. Joan Lownds is an author and was a reporter for The Wilton Bulletin. More info & register
NEST Art Exhibition/Reception
Friday, June 1 @6pm
Twelve artists representing the NEST Arts Factory will be exhibiting at Wilton Library in June. The artists are Kristen Ambrosi, Patrice Barrett, Carlos Davila, Jane Davila, Gwen Hendrix, Phyllis Lee, Kristin Merrill, Meighan Morrison, Jill Morton, Susan Taylor Murray, Denise Susalka, and Janice Sweetwater. The works showcase a diversity of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphics, mixed media, sculpture and framed jewelry. The subject matter incorporates a wide range of styles including portraits, still life, abstracts, botanicals, landscapes and more. Reception is  free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through June 28. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  More info
Wilton Library Association's 123rd Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 3 @4:30pm
A brief business meeting will include the election of our new trustees and officers, a celebration of those who are retiring from our Board of Trustees, and the presentation of awards for Wilton Library's outstanding volunteer and staff person of the year. The special guest speaker following the general meeting will be Alex Marquardt, Senior National Correspondent for CNN. An Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award winner, he has been a foreign correspondent reporting on the front lines of the wars and uprisings in the Middle East and was the first American broadcast correspondent in Cairo as the Egyptian Revolution exploded. He has covered stories from the 2008 presidential election, to the historic hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the London Bridge attack. Open to the public.  More info & register
Make Gifts for Dads & Grads @  Innovation Station 
Innovation Station is humming with activity for Father's Day and graduations. With so many things to choose from, a person can become a master maker. Click here for classes/sessions or email for appointments to make great gifts for dads, grads, teachers or just as treats for oneself. Ideas include key chains, monogrammed trays or note cubes, fun buttons, chef's aprons, golf towels, coffee or beer mugs, and more. Innovation Station resources are available to 7th graders through adults or 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. More info
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 to register now:
Personalize a Summer Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle
Sunday, June 3 @2pm

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