October 22 - 28, 2018
News
  • So many thanks to our 2018 Innovation Day community volunteers for their hard work and creativity in making the day such a hands-on success. Our gratitude and appreciation go to event sponsor Ring's End, media sponsor Good Morning Wilton and all the innovators, creators and the curious who supported the day. Click here to see the photos.
  • Congratulations and thank you to the Wilton Library Bocce Brawlers who took second place in the Branchville Civic Association Annual Bocce Tournament hosted by Mitch Ancona. 
Here's what's happening the week of October 22 -28.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
$25 for $25k Challenge Grant Campaign Update --  We are nearly 3/4 way to our Goal!
Now through October 25
In this year's budgeting process, the library was challenged by the Town of Wilton to raise $25,000 in additional funding which would be matched by the Town, thereby reaching Wilton Library's original budget request. The shortfall of $50,000 in the library's Fiscal 2018-2019 budget is crucial to the library's operations. The library needs just 1,000 people to donate just $25 or more each. To date, roughly 250 generous donors have participated and we have raised nearly 3/4 of our goal. Click here to find out more and to donate. Please help us reach our goal of $25,000 by October 25 so that the Town can release the additional matching funds. Donate now
Ride for our Library
This Saturday, October 20 @11am
Help Wilton Library reach our goal for the Town Challenge Grant. Join Passage East Kennels & Pet Pantry Warehouse for a fundraising ride at JoyRide Wilton in support of Wilton Library's 25 for 25 Challenge. Enjoy a 50-minute cycling class with Adam, snacks to follow. All riders will also receive a doggy swag bag. Suggested donation is $40 per rider with all proceeds supporting Wilton Library's  25 for 25 matching grant campaign. More info & register
Get Well, Stay Well: Stroke Prevention, Symptoms, and the Latest Treatments
Wednesday, October 24 @7pm
Get Well, Stay Well, a health literacy series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network, presents an update on stroke risk, prevention, symptoms, and treatment. Featured speaker Dr. Joshua Marcus, MD, a neurosurgeon who focuses on minimally invasive treatment of brain and spine conditions, will talk about what a stroke is, who is at risk, how to reduce your risk, signs and symptoms of a stroke, and what to do if you are experiencing a stroke. He will also discuss the latest minimally invasive treatment for stroke. Media sponsor is The Wilton BulletinMore info & register
Senior Center Book Discussion:
The Shepherd's Life
Tuesday, October 23 @11am
Barbara Jones will lead a discussion of The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks, an honors graduate in history from Oxford University who is the first-born son of a shepherd and whose father was the first-born son of a shepherd. Rebanks tells a story about deeply rooted linkages and commitment to family, culture, work, and the land itself. Click here for meeting dates and titles.  Call the Senior Center, 180 School Road in Wilton, to register at 203-834-6240.
John Harris and William McCarthy: Water Air Earth Art Exhibition/Reception
Friday, October 26 @ 6pm
John Harris and William McCarthy bring their love of nature to the walls of Wilton Library for this October exhibition, "Water Air Earth." Harris is most interested in exploring water's physical properties - reflection, turbidity, rhythm, pattern, that make up its unique viewing experience. McCarthy's landscapes have evolved over the years, evoking a subtle variation of light and atmosphere.  Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through Nov. 8.  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
A Visit with Author Sally Allen at Goldenberry
Thursday, October 25 @ 5:30pm
Local author Sally Allen will be discussing her book, Unlocking Worlds - A Reading Companion for Book Lovers at Goldenberry in the Stop & Shop Plaza in Wilton. For this evening only, 10% of the proceeds of the sales in the shop will be donated to the library. All are welcome. More info
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Helaine and Ira Soller
Monday, October 22 @6pm
October brings Helaine and Ira Soller to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. By emphasizing the beauty and drama of natural forms, Helaine seeks to incorporate awareness of nature into everyday environments. Her painting style combines expressionism, abstraction and realism. Ira Soller, Helaine's husband, is a photographer and documented her work. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. More info & register 
Considering a Gap Year?
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Tuesday, October 23 @6:30pm
What is a Gap Year, how do you know when to take a gap year, and what would you do with yourself? A gap year can include many exciting possibilities. With good foresight, you can structure an exciting and productive year that can lead to an enhanced college experience. In this seminar, educational planning expert Matthew Greene will discuss various approaches to gap year planning.  More info & register
Scouting for Tech Help
This Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 12pm
Need tech help? Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here! Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any matter. No appointments necessary; just drop in. If you're looking for assistance with your email or the library's databases, please bring your library card and passwords. 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 for more information and to register:
  • October 30 -- Author Talk: Jack Mitchell, Selling the Hug Your Customers Way
  • November 4 -- Connecticut's Own Concert: The Madera Winds - Piano Takes Five
  • November 7 -- Author Talk: Tom Santopietro, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters 
  • November 10 -- Destroy Your Hard Drive Fundraiser for Singularity Technology Robotics Team
  • November 15 -- National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Panel Discussion and Author Talk
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, October 22 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor

Embroidering with the
Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, October 24 @10am
Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop
Wednesday, October 24 @6pm
Watercolor Coffee Mugs:  A Drop-in Craft
Friday, October 26 @ 11am
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