January 20 - 26, 2020
News
  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • The library will remain open until 9pm on January 21, 22 & 23 for students studying for midterm exams; the Children's Library will close at 8pm.
  • We will open early at noon on Sunday, January 26 for the Wilton Winter Carnival. Stop by to warm up as well as to enjoy some special activities for children and adults.
  • Congratulations to the library's robotics team,  Singularity Technology , for their outstanding performance at the recent FIRST Robotics  competition in Winsted, CT. The team was the first place winning alliance, recipient of the Innovate Award, and won second place for the Inspire Award. This outstanding showing ensures the team a spot in the CT State competition.
Here's what's happening the week of January 20 - 26.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Brubeck Collection Comes Home to Wilton
Wilton Library and the family of the late jazz legend Dave Brubeck are pleased to announce that the Brubeck Collection, formerly housed at University of the Pacific in California, has found its way home to Wilton Library. The collection is a treasure trove of musical recordings, correspondence, legal and business documents, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia from Dave and Iola Brubeck, two of contemporary jazz's greatest contributors. Initial plans for this endeavor are underway, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony later this year.  More info
WLA/WHS Scholarly Series -- Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America
Four Lectures Remain: January 26 through April 5, 2020
In the thirteenth year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series is focusing on the theme, Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America. The series is sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin. Informal receptions follow each talk. Registration is required for each lecture individually. Click the dates below to register.
  • Sunday, January 26 @4pm: Jazz, Civil Rights, and Social Justice - Dr. Gil Harel, Naugatuck Valley Community College - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Sunday, February 9 @4pm: Seriously Satchmo: The Importance of Louis Armstrong, The Early Years - Chris Coulter - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Sunday, March 8 @4pm: The Harlem Renaissance: Connections and Creativity - Reggie Quinerly - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Sunday, April 5 @4pm: Women in Jazz: Past, Present, Future - Brenda Earle Stokes - WAITLIST ONLY
WLA/SCORE: Buying a Winning Franchise
Thursday, January 23 @6pm
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show you how to buy a winning franchise. An overview of the franchise process will be presented by a franchise consultant, an attorney and local franchisees. Topics include: research franchises and legal issues; financing, working with brokers, attorneys and advisors; plus shared real life experiences from franchisees. Speakers include franchise consultant Michael L. Rosen and attorney Cliff Ennico.  More info & register
Get to Know Your Library
Tuesday, January 21 @11am
Please join us for an informative session on the variety of resources offered at Wilton Library. After a brief overview presentation, you'll be given a choice: take a walking tour of the library highlighting various resources of interest; or, bring your smart phone or tablet to a tech training session where you can learn about how to use your devices to access e-books, music, movies and more.  More info & register
Snowman Book Art Workshop
Wednesday, January 22 @6pm
Join us for a fun evening workshop and recycle old books into an adorable snowman that's sure to put a smile on everyone's faces. Approximately 1&1/2 - 2' tall. Registration required and an $8 non-refundable materials fee required in advance. For ages 18+.  More info & register
Extended Hours for Midterm Exams
Open until 9pm on January 21, 22 & 23
ROAR Therapy Dogs Visit on Jan. 22 from 12-4pm
The library will be open late until 9pm on January 21, 22 & 23 to accommodate students studying for midterm exams. Additional quiet study space will be available in the Brubeck Room or on the library's second floor from January 21-24. Check postings in the library for room details. On Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 12-4pm, students can pet away their worries with therapy dogs from ROAR, Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue. 
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: 
  • January 27: Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: What They Are, What They Aren't, and What We Can Do About Them
  • January 28: Senior Center Book Discussion: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • February 6: Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Bouquets from Harold Bloom's The Best Poems of the English Language 
  • February 10: Author Talk: Jill Santopolo - More Than Words
  • February 18: Author Talk: Daryl Beyers - The New Gardener's Handbook
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, Jan. 21 @6:15pm
Drop-in session
Electronic Embroidering
Thursday, Jan. 23 @10am 
Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter
Wednesday, Jan. 22 @10am
New Life for Old Videos
Friday, Jan. 24 @10am
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