April 29 - May 5, 2019
News
  • The Children's Library is looking for a few more families with kids in grades K-6 to join our Garden Club. The club meets on Fridays at 4pm starting April 26 through the end of August. Email Andrea Szabo for more details.
  • Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 4. Cave Comics in Newtown has generously donated a great variety of free comics for children. Stop by the library to pick up a comic book at no charge while supplies last.
Here's what's happening the week of April 29 - May 5.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser
THIS WEEKEND
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, photography, art, 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
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
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.  Waitlist only
The College Timeline: What to Do and When
Wednesday, May 1 @6pm
When should you begin touring colleges? How many AP exams should you take? How do you start researching schools? What about SATs and ACTs? These are just a few of the questions high school students have as they start to think about college. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala of Let's Talk College and get advice on important items and a timeline for the 9th-12th grade years. This program is designed for 8th grade - high school students and their parents. No charge.  More info & register
Book Folding Art
Sunday, May 5 @2pm
Join us to learn a fun way to re-use and re-purpose an old book. Learn how to fold a book into a simple picture (a heart, a paw print, or a cat). We will provide the book, the pencil, the ruler and the pattern to follow to create a unique piece of art. Bring your measuring and folding skills and you will be surprised at what you will create! For adults ages 18+.  Waitlist only
New Support Groups Forming Now 
Loss of a Spouse Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Mondays, May 6 through June 24 @6pm
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Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Wednesdays, May 8 through June 26 @6pm
STEM Club for 7th & 8th Graders
Sundays, May 5, 19 & June 2 @2pm
This club lets students in grades 7-8 explore the world of STEM through hardware projects such as an LED light-box, motion sensor light strip, brushbots and more. Students will be guided through several DIY projects over three sessions (May 5, 19 & June 2) by members of Wilton Library's very own robotics team, Singularity Technology. Participants will gain a greater understanding of hardware and circuitry while having fun! Must be able to commit to all three dates. Sponsored by Singularity Technology Robotics team. Registering for the first date automatically registers you for all three sessions.  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 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 
  • May 22: Colombia: Light at the Edge of the World with Daryl Hawk
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, April 29 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor
Embroidering with the
Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, May 1 @10am
Paint it Up!
Thursday, May 2 @6pm
Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers
Friday, May 3 @10am
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