April 22 - 28, 2019
News
  • Wilton Library will be closed this Sunday, April 21 for the Easter holiday.
  • Plan some staycation fun during Wilton School break by taking advantage of our Museum Pass program, offering free or discounted admission to 13 area attractions. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served walk in basis and are loaned out for a period of three days. More info
Here's what's happening the week of April 22 - 28.
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Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, April 27 through Tuesday, April 30
Don't miss our largest sale featuring more than 80,000 items for all ages sorted in 50+ categories - history, biographies, travel, and science fiction; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, and books on CD. There is something for everyone. Hours and details:
  • Saturday, April 27: 7-9am for Early Buyers with $15 admissions fee, 9am-5pm free to the public
  • Sunday, April 28: 1-5pm, free admission
  • Monday, April 29: 10am-5pm, books ½ price, free admission
  • Tuesday, April 30: 10am-5pm, $5 per bag, free admission
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Steffen Pollock
Monday, April 22 @6pm
April brings Steffen Pollock to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Drawing from several literary sources, Pollock's work will explore the lack of distinction in 'subject' and 'object'. If the land is a text, he expresses himself as a segment of that text. Our view of 'land' is determined by what type of mental interpretive structure we are using to see. 'Seeing' is not and has never been the exclusive domain of the human eye. He will use different means to 'see' including satellite imaging, field recordings, land surveys, and telemetry. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.  More info & register
Senior Center Book Discussion: An Artist of the Floating World
Tuesday, April 23 @11am
Miwako Ogasawara leads a discussion of An Artist of the Floating World by Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, a first-person narrative of an elderly Japanese artist looking back on his life and career. Masuji Ono reflects on his choices, actions, and errors, particularly during the period leading up to and after WWII. The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through May at   Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton . Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240.   More info
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves
Saturday, May 4 @7:30pm
Jazz duo clarinetist Anat Cohen and 7-string guitarist Marcello Gonçalves team together in a series of intimate, lyrical duets based on groundbreaking compositions by Brazilian composer Moacir Santos. Breathtaking melodies, Brazilian grooves, and elements of jazz highlight the intricate talents of both Cohen and Gonçalves on their Grammy Award-nominated album, Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos. Reception following the concert. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  More info & register
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
Find your Next Great Read with NextReads Book Suggestions
As part of our ongoing mission to encourage reading and help you find books you'll love, Wilton Library offers a new service called Next Reads, whereby you can find ideas for your next book using our monthly or bi-monthly emails containing genre-based reading suggestions. The emails contain the newest selections available at Wilton Library as well as books you may have missed. There are 15+ genres for all ages to choose from including a general Fiction A to Z option; biography and memoir; audiobooks; fantasy and science fiction; teen scene; historical fiction; kids' books; mystery; and more. See a sample email here. Each email is tailored for you by our own librarians and contains approximately 10 books that link directly to the Wilton Library catalog so you can easily reserve them for check-out. You can unsubscribe or change your email selections at any time. Sign-up for Next Reads suggestions here. 
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 10All About Color Art Exhibition & Reception
  • May 11: New Perspectives Film Series: From Seed to Seed
  • May 14: The Hunt for Your Heritage: A Genealogy Case Study and Ancestry.com Demo
  • May 19: Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Guitarist Martin Taylor 
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, April 22 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor
New Life for Old Videos
Monday, April 22 @10:30am
Embroider or Monogram It!
Friday, April 26 @10am
Make Fun Buttons!
Sunday, April 28 @2pm
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