September 9 - 15, 2019
News
  • Game of Throws! It's time for the  5th Annual Branchville Charity Bocce Ball Tournament and Wilton Library will be bowling for dollars! Please come cheer us on at the Tournament this  Saturday, September 7, beginning at 10am at the new Branchville bocce courts located at 59 Willridge Road in Ridgefield. Six teams representing various local charities will play in the name of fun and fundraising.
  • Our regular 1-5pm Sunday hours resume September 8.
  • Wilton Library has two open part-time positions available. We are seeking a shelver and a circulation assistant. Click here for job details and application information. 
Here's what's happening the week of September 9 - 15.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Author Talk: Anne Gardiner Perkins, Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant
Tuesday, September 10 @7pm 
In the summer of 1969, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women's equality in education. However, this first class of women found themselves in an overwhelmingly male culture. Yale Needs Women, an unflinching account of a group of young women striving for change, is an inspiring story of strength, resilience, and courage that continues to resonate today. Anne Gardiner Perkins attended Yale University, where she earned her BA in history and was the first woman editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton More info & register
Connecticut's Own Concert: The Wilton Music Studios Virtuosi
Sunday, September 15 @4pm 
Faculty members of Wilton Music Studios will present an eclectic program of chamber music mixing winds, strings and piano. Longtime colleagues come together to play works by Mozart, Bohuslav Martinu, and their own Monte Morgenstern. Artistic Director, flutist Lisa Arkis, is joined by pianist Elina Christova, violinist Jeffrey Ellenberger, clarinetist/composer Monte Morgenstern, cellist Peter Prosser and violist Gabriel Schaff. No charge. The media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton More info & register
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Alissa Siegal
Monday, September 9 @6pm 
September brings Alissa Siegal to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Alissa's art is contemporary and expressive with classical roots. Creating something that has energy, life, and motion with inert materials is the driving force behind her art. Through her work, she hopes to express some of the complexity, joy, fear, and wonder of being human. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.  More info & register
Wilton Library Readers: Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence
Wednesday, September 11 @12pm 
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. This book group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. All are welcome.  More info & register
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, September 9 from 1-6:30pm 
At present, there is an emergency need for blood donors. 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. 
Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group
Tuesday, September 10 @6pm 
Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor.  More info & register
AARP Driver Safety Class
Saturday, September 14 @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
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:
 
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters
Monday, September 9 @1pm
Drop-in session on the library's second floor
Embroider a Chef's Apron
Tuesday, September 10 @6pm
Learn to Etch!
Wednesday, September 11 @10am
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