May 6 - 12, 2019
  • Need a read? Our online resource for readers, NoveList Plus, now links directly to our catalog! When you find a title you are interested in and the library carries it, click on "Check the Library Catalog" next to the pink book icon. View all the formats available and place a hold on an item to pick up. Enter your Wilton Library card barcode to use this resource. 
  • Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 4. Cave Comics in Newtown has generously donated free comics for children. Stop by the library to pick up a comic book at no charge while supplies last.
Here's what's happening the week of May 6 - 12.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Author Talk: Tyler Kepner - K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches
Monday, May 6 @7pm
From New York Times national baseball writer and Wiltonian Tyler Kepner comes K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches - a deep dive into the stories, stats, folklore, and nostalgia behind America's pastime told through vivid anecdotes and insights examining the fastball, the curveball, the changeup, the slider, the cutter, the sinker, the splitter, the knuckleball, the screwball, and the spitball. Kepner has found that pitchers almost always love to talk about their craft: 18 of the 25 pitchers with the most strikeouts in the history of the sport have shared their perspectives with him, including Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson, and Pedro Martinez.  More info & register
New Perspectives Film Series - From Seed to Seed
Saturday, May 11 @7:30pm
In this unique documentary, Terry Mierau and Monique Scholt give up their lives as opera singers to pursue their passion for sustainable, small-scale farming in the village of Neugberthal in southern Manitoba. While exploring this new community, they grow their passion for ecological farming along with their crops. Environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva and climate scientist Dr. Ian Mauro address many issues related to farming in our changing climate. Experts discuss the growing preference for organic food and how this affects ecological agriculture. Click here for the trailer. Suggested donation: $5. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris.  More info & register
WLA/SCORE: From Dreams to Reality: Women-Led Small Business Owners Tell Their Stories
Wednesday, May 8 @6pm
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a panel of dynamic small business owners as they discuss the challenges and opportunities encountered in following their dreams. After hearing their personal stories, enjoy small group networking with the speakers. Media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin. Call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions.  More info & registration link
Wilton Library Readers - Sing, Unburied, Sing
Wednesday, May 8 @12pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. All are welcome.  Click here for a complete listing of group meetings and titles.  More info & register
All About Color Art Exhibition & Reception
Friday, May 10 @6pm
Eight area artists will be exhibiting their colorful works for the library's May exhibition. The artists are Sally Aldrich, Ridgefield; Rich Alexander, Mt. Kisco; Sharon Cavagnolo, Chappaqua; Hans Fischer, Ridgefield; Jennifer Moné Hill, Danbury; Nancy Moore, Ridgefield; Erin Nazzaro, Redding; and Kris Davenport Toohey, Westport. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through May 31. 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
New Support Groups Forming Now 
Loss of a Spouse Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Mondays, May 6 through June 24 @6pm
Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Wednesdays, May 8 through June 26 @6pm
AARP Driver Safety Class
Saturday, May 11 @10am
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50+. This single session, four-hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes. There are no written or driving tests; classroom only.  More info & register
Learn to Create Zentangle Art
Thursday, May 9 @1pm
If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren't a good artist, this is the program for you. Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. For adults ages 18+. Registration required with $5 fee payable at time of registration. Call 203-762-6342 to register. 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:
  • May 14: The Hunt for Your Heritage: A Genealogy Case Study and Demo
  • May 19: Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Guitarist Martin Taylor 
  • May 22: Colombia: Light at the Edge of the World with Daryl Hawk
  • May 30: Motets, Madrigals, and Masses: Sound and Culture in Renaissance Europe
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, May 6 @1pm OR
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, May 7 @6pm
New Life for Old Videos
Monday, May 6 @10:30am
Monogram a Keychain
Friday, May 10 @4pm
Embroider a Chef's Apron
Saturday, May 11 @10am
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Sunday, May 12 @2pm
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