November 5 - 11, 2018
News
  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Wilton Public Schools are closed but the library is open from 10am to 8pm. Stop with or without the kids after voting. 
  • Shop Amazon through AmazonSmile and support Wilton Library. AmazonSmile is Amazon.com's charitable giving link -- tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. When you do your shopping through AmazonSmile now through Nov. 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Wilton Library.
  • Get free college test prep help with our online resource, JobNow.  Learn about and take practice tests for PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP Tests, GED, and more! JobNow is located on our website's "Popular Resource" tab.  All you need is your Wilton Library card to access this resource.
Here's what's happening the week of November 5 - 11.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Learn more about the winner of The Great American Read -- Author Talk: Tom Santopietro, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters
Wednesday, November 7 @7pm
Author Tom Santopietro explores this cherished classic -- and now voted The  Great American Read in the recent nationwide PBS competition -- with his new book, Why To Kill a Mockingbird MattersWhat Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today . With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic, along with its recent designation as the Great American Read. Santopietro analyzes the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page and screen. Santopietro traces the novel's writing, the impact of the Pulitzer Prize, and investigates the claims that Lee's book is actually racist. He also examines the 1962 film with Gregory Peck. A Q&A will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books.  More info & register
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Medication, Not Magic: Making Wise Choices for Kids with ADHD
Thursday, November 8 @10am
Speaker Kevin T. Kalikow, MD will help untangle the complexities of pharmacological treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and co-existing conditions. He will discuss indications for medication; whether or not to give psychiatric drugs to your child and, if so, when; potential benefits and risks; and ethical dilemmas. Dr. Kalikow, a child psychiatrist in private practice for 30 years, speaks widely on the use of psychiatric medication in children and adolescents. No charge. Sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council and SPED*NET Wilton. More info & register
Destroy Your Hard Drive
Saturday, November 10 from 10am to 2pm
Are you looking to get rid of your old computer, but worried about all the personal information stored on it? Bring your whole computer to Wilton Library and Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's Robotics Team, will take it apart for you and destroy your hard drive. You can wait and watch or just drop and go! This is a team fundraiser. $20 donation per computer. Receipts provided. More info 
Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church - Marc-André Hamelin
Sunday, November 11 @4pm
A favorite of Candlelight audiences, Hamelin returns with a program of works by Bach, Chopin, and Feinberg. The Baltimore Sun praised his "distinctive artistry," and The New York Times noted his "flawless control of touch and shading." A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or visit www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org
Computer Buying for the Holidays
Sunday, November 11 from 1 to 3pm
Looking to treat yourself or someone else to a new computer for the holidays, but just not sure what you need or where to begin? Swing by the Innovation Station for some ideas from Jake, our tech intern. Consultations are in 15-minute increments, first-come, first served. More info
English Paper and Appliqué
Wednesday, November 7 @10am
Join Carolina Asmussen, a professional quilter, for an introductory workshop on English Paper Piecing (EPP), a popular British method of attaching and stabilizing pieces of fabric together. Carolina is an architect who discovered the quilting world years ago and now designs her own patterns and quilts which have been featured at festivals worldwide. A $10 material fee is required to hold your spot. Please bring a pair of small scissors and if available, a cutting mat. For adults, ages 18+. Limited to 8 participants. To register, call 203-762-6342. 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:
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, November 5 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor

Paint it Up!
Wednesday, November 7 @6pm
Make Fun Buttons!
Sunday, November 11 @2pm
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Sunday, November 11 @2pm
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