September 16 - 22, 2019
News
  • Many thanks and congratulations  to the Wilton Library Bocce Brawlers for their 4th place finish at the  5th Annual Branchville Charity Bocce Ball Tournament. The team brought home a $250 prize for Wilton Library.
  • September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. If you don't hold a current Wilton Library card, stop by our circulation desk to get one. You're never too young or too old -- there are no age requirements to be part of our Wilton Library cardholder family! A library card opens up endless possibilities for lifelong learning.
  • Be sure to check out the Silk Painters International - NY Metro Chapter art show on display until October 3. Many of the beautiful works are for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Wilton Library.
Here's what's happening the week of September 16 - 22.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser, Sept. 21-24
Saturday, Sept. 21, 9-10am early buying, $5 admission; 10am-5pm, free admission
Sunday, Sept. 22, 1-5pm, free admission
Monday, Sept. 23, 10am-5pm, free admission & half-price items
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10am-4pm, free admission & $5 per bag of books
Everyone is covered in this fundraiser - from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as art, history, cookbooks, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, books on tape and CD, DVDs  and music CDs. Everything is new since our April sale. Proceeds benefit the library.  More info
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Get Well, Stay Well: Vaccinations for Adults and Children
Monday, September 16 @7pm
The next topic in "Get Well, Stay Well," the health literacy series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network, is vaccinations. Featured speakers are Dr. Jasmina Krstic, an internist with Wilton Primary and Specialty Care, and Heidi Steller, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, patient care director of Maternal/Child Health at Norwalk Hospital and Connecticut's 2019 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion. Dr. Krstic and Heidi will discuss the importance of immunizations for adults and for children. The program and Q&A session will be moderated by Wilton Library Trustee Saras Nair, MD who was previously Chairman of the Pathology Department at Norwalk Hospital. Media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin More info & register
Senior Center Book Discussion: The Poets Laureate Anthology
Tuesday, September 17 @11am 
Judson Scruton leads a discussion of select poems from The Poets Laureate Anthology edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt. This anthology brings together works of the 43 'poets laureate' of the United States from 1937 until the book's publication in 2010. Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Please note: This September session only will be on the third Tuesday, September 17. Call the Senior Center to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.  More info
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Creating Yourself in Retirement: The Emotional Aspect
Tuesday, September 17 @7pm 
For retirees and soon-to-be-retirees, this presentation showcases various options for enhancing the quality of life in retirement. Learn what to expect in transitioning to retirement and how to successfully navigate this tremendous life change. Speaker Michael Amoroso, BBA, MBA has been a retiree for 22 years and is the director of the Greenwich, CT based non-profit Utilize Senior Energy which helps jobseekers over 50.  More info & register
How to Raise a Reader: 10 Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers
Wednesday, September 18 @10am 
Children are wired to speak, see, and think, but reading must be explicitly taught. Good instruction, rich language experiences, and reading practice help to build the wiring in the brain to support fluent reading and comprehension. Find out more about the reading brain, how we learn to read, and what makes reading challenging. Certified Academic Language Therapist Margie Gillis, Ed.D., will discuss what parents can do at home to encourage and motivate their children to engage in reading and provide a list of resources to support reading success. Sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED*NET Wilton. More info & register
Experience the Zentangle Art Method
Thursday, September 19 @1pm 
The Zentangle art method has something for everyone. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Open to beginners as well as experienced zentanglers, join us to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. Supplies provided, but please bring any tools you already have. For ages 18+.  Please call 203-762-6342 to register; $5 fee payable at time of registration More info
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, September 21 @2pm 
Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is limited to just 15 attendees.  More info & register
2019 Ladies' Soirée -- Tickets Selling Fast
Thursday, October 3 from 7-10pm
Going, going, more than half gone... Tickets to the 20th Annual Ladies' Soirée are selling at a record pace this year. Don't miss the fun - get your ticket now. In honor of the 20th anniversary, we have a very special night planned for you -- a SILENT DISCO! Never been to one?  Well, it's been the rave "across the pond" since a silent disco night at The Shard in London in 2017. This is the first silent disco ever in the 06897! So let your hair down, put on your dancing shoes and boogie with us or just chill while catching up with friends in our fireside lounge. Guests can look forward to delectable hors d'oeuvres, delicious drinks, and decidedly amazing opportunities to bid and support Wilton Library. This is a fundraising event not to be missed; festive attire is encouraged!  Get your ticket now. Can't make the Soirée? Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation
Calling All Makers! We Need You for Innovation Day 2019
Saturday, October 19 from 1-5pm 
Join us for a festival of making, creating and demonstrating. Wilton Library's annual Innovation Day is looking for people who have a project, hobby or vocation they are passionate about and want to share it with others. It's an opportunity to showcase what you do through a demonstration and/or by allowing for a hands-on experience. High-tech, low-tech or no-tech... we want them all! This is an event for exploring, trying, learning and having fun. There will be no selling of merchandise or services, but exhibitors are free to distribute information or accept orders for their products or services. Acceptance will be determined on available space and a balance of topics and exhibitions. Interested? Please send an email to InnovationDay@wiltonlibrary.org by 9/26/19 and be sure to include:
  • What you make, create or tinker with
  • How you plan to demonstrate or allow for an interactive experience
  • Full name, phone number and address
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:
 
  • September 25Book Folding Art
  • September 26College Frenzy 2.0: How to Manage and Minimize the Stress
  • October 17: Author Talk: Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters
Monday, September 16 @1pm
Drop-in session on the library's second floor
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Friday, September 20 @10am
Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft
Saturday, September 21 @10am
Embroider or Monogram It!
Sunday, September 22 @2pm
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