October 29 - November 4, 2018
Dear Friends,

We did it! Our sincere thanks to you for helping us achieve our "25 for 25" goal. 
Our campaign to raise $25k in response to the Board of Selectmen's Challenge Grant ran from September 25 to October 25. The success of this effort was possible through your generosity, and your appreciation for our library services.
Every dollar is absolutely essential to efficiently manage our budget so we are exceedingly grateful for your support during this time sensitive challenge. You have demonstrated by your words and actions what Wilton Library means to you - thank you!
It truly is our pleasure to continue to provide the services you deserve and expect.
With much appreciation,
Elaine Tai-Lauria
Executive Director
Here's what's happening the week of October 29 - November 4.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
A Visit & Fundraiser with Author Sally Allen at Goldenberry
This Thursday, October 25 @ 5:30pm
Please join us at Goldenberry this Thursday evening for a night of book talk, shopping, tasting and fun with local author Sally Allen. 10% of sales will benefit the library. Sally will be discussing her book, Unlocking Worlds - A Reading Companion for Book Lovers at Goldenberry, located 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
Author Talk: Jack Mitchell, Selling the Hug Your Customers Way
Tuesday, October 30 @7pm
No one knows more about selling and the art of establishing an emotional connection between buyer and seller than Jack Mitchell -- businessperson, author, motivational speaker and Chairman of the Mitchells Family of Stores. Jack will discuss the importance of a 'hugging' culture and the positive impact it can have on any company in any industry. He will explain the importance of building relationships as outlined in his first two books: Hug Your Customers and Hug Your People. He will then focus on his newest book, Selling the Hug Your Customers Way which hones in on his signature process of getting to know customers to boost sales. More info & register
Connecticut's Own Concert: The Madera Winds, Piano Takes Five
Sunday, November 4 @4pm
The Madera Winds Quintet joins pianist and Western Connecticut State University faculty member Laurel Larsen in a recital of two piano/wind sextets. The Madera Winds is a blend of Connecticut Musicians who have performed over the last thirty years in other chamber music groups in Wilton as well as throughout Fairfield County. The members include: Kerry Walker, flute; Ralph Kirmser, oboist, founding member of Madera Winds; Janet Atherton, clarinet, also founding member; Rosemary Dellinger, bassoon; and Marjorie Seymour Callaghan, horn. More info & register 
Parent Information Series: Teenagers, Sexting & Pornography - What Parents Need to Know
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Thursday, November 1 @7pm
This is the first presentation in the Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series 2018-2019. This session will cover youth sexting and pornography use and how parents may guide children to healthy and developmentally appropriate activity. You will learn about the prevalence of sexting as well as where and how kids access pornography. Speaker, Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., Ph.D., ABPP and Harvard University College of Education graduate, is Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston; she also is a practicing child psychologist. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, and Wilton's Domestic Violence Task Force. More info & register
Flu Shot Clinic
Saturday, November 3 from 10 to 11:30am
Flu shots are available to anyone age 4+; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No appointment needed. Cost of the flu shot is $50 payable by cash or check or it can be billed directly to select insurance plans. High dose vaccine is available to persons age 65+ at a cost of $70. Sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For questions, call the Flu Info-line at 203-762-8958, extension 444. More info
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, November 3 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
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
Watercolor Coffee Mugs:  A Drop-in Craft
This Friday, October 26 from 11am to noon
Transform a plain white coffee mug into a one-of-a-kind artistic cup. Give as a gift or enjoy with your morning java. $5 per mug, payable upon arrival. For ages 18+. Swing by anytime between 11 a.m. - noon, as long as supplies last. You only need ~15 minutes! 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, October 29 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor

Embroidering with the
Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, November 3 @10am
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