May 20 - 26, 2019
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  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday. Look for us marching in the Wilton Memorial Day Parade!
     
Here's what's happening the week of May 20 - 26.
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Colombia: Light at the Edge of the World with Daryl Hawk
Wednesday, May 22 @7pm
International documentary photographer and explorer Daryl Hawk will give a special photography presentation and lecture based on his March 2019 expedition to the northwestern provinces of Colombia. Hawk embarked alone on a 1,600-mile journey that started in the city of Cartegena and followed the highest coastal mountain range in the world - the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Range. His adventures culminated in the vast Guajira Peninsula, site of the most rugged and spectacular desert landscapes in Colombia. La Guarija is home to the Wayuu indigenous people, who have maintained their independent way of life through the centuries. Mr. Hawk will share his adventures and lessons he learned on this spiritual journey.  More info & register
The Versailles Treaty: From Victory to Chaos with Jean-Pierre Lavielle
Thursday, May 23 @7pm
Please join us for another lecture in our World War One series presented by Wilton resident Jean-Pierre Lavielle. This lecture about the Versailles Treaty which ended WWI in 1919 is the story of a failure that led to a tragedy - that of WWII. The combination of many factors sowed the seeds that brought Hitler to power in 1933. These factors were economic and political in nature.  More info & register
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Yuki Murata
Monday, May 20 @6pm
May brings Yuki Murata to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Yuki channels her architecture and industrial design experience into her painting practice by exploring lines, grids and text. She frequently changes medium, but habitually returns to square formats. Currently, she is incorporating the colors and materials of her immediate landscape into her work. The natural environment is paramount to her understanding of and connection to beauty. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.  More info & register
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, May 20 from 1 to 6:30pm
Give the gift of life and donate blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive. To sign up, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins also welcome.  More info
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10 Things to Know About Getting into College
Tuesday, May 21 @6:30pm
College admissions is more competitive than ever. How do you find the right college for a top education and experience? What strategies will help you showcase your character and achievements? College admissions consultants Beth and Tim Manners will detail the process, from putting your college list together to writing your essays. Learn what it takes to gain admission and be successful. For high school students and their parents.  More info & register
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 30: Motets, Madrigals, and Masses: Sound and Culture in Renaissance Europe
  • June 2: Speaking the Unspeakable: The Enduring Power of Dante's Inferno
  • June 6: The Battle for da Vinci's Legacy: The Louvre Museum vs The Ufizzi Gallery
  • June 9: Wilton Library Association's 124th Annual Meeting
  • June 20: Author Talk: Jennifer Schiff - Bye Bye Birdy
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, May 20 @1pm OR
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, May 21 @6pm
Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter
Wednesday, May 22 @10am
Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers
Sunday, May 26 @2pm
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