November 11 - 17, 2019
  • Join in the Town of Wilton's Guess the Weight of the Recyclables activity at Wilton Library starting November 11 and ending on America Recycles Day, November 15. Submit a guess for the weight of the recyclables bag on display in the library gallery. A Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate will be awarded for the closest guess.  
Here's what's happening the week of November 11 - 17.
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Call for Entries -- 2019 How Sweet It Is in Wilton Gingerbread House Contest
Entry drop off: Sunday, December 1, from 1 - 4:30pm OR
Monday, December 2, from 10am - 7:30pm
Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce invite families,   individuals,  organizations   and  businesses to submit gingerbread or other edible models of Wilton houses or buildings to be put on display in the library. This year, in conjunction with Wilton Library's 125th anniversary, the theme is celebrating the past, present and future of Wilton . Entries will be judged in two age groups -- 12 & under and ages 13 to adult. Judges will choose winners from three categories: 
  • Most whimsical
  • Most visionary Wilton place
  • Best historical Wilton place 

From Dec. 3-16, visitors to the library also can vote for their favorite models. Winners will be announced Dec. 18. Winning submissions including the Community Favorite will be awarded Wilton Chamber gift certificates. Entries will remain on display through Dec. 22. Click here for full details including measurements, guidelines, entry forms and helpful links.

Gingerbread Winner Tells All: Tips & Techniques
Tuesday, November 12 @6pm
Come learn from an expert, Tina Duncan, one of the 2018 "How Sweet It Is In Wilton" Gingerbread Contest winners. Learn assembly tips, frosting hints and decorating techniques. Ages 18+. Materials provided by the library. Small class size for hands-on learning. No charge. More info & register
Author Talk: Steve Gillon - America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Tuesday, November 12 @7pm
Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. In America's Reluctant Prince, Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.'s complicated and rich life. Q&A will follow the talk. Gillon is the scholar-in-residence at the History Channel and a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. No charge.  More info & register
Destroy Your Hard Drive Fundraiser
Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 2pm 
Are you looking to get rid of your old computer, but worried about all the personal information stored on it? Bring your whole computer to Wilton Library and Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's Robotics Team, will take it apart for you and destroy your hard drive. You can wait and watch or just drop and go! This is a team fundraiser. $20 minimum donation per computer. Receipts provided.  More info
A Harvest of Hues Art Exhibition and Reception
Friday, November 15 @6pm
A collection of seven area artists will be showcased in Wilton Library's November/December art exhibition, "A Harvest of Hues." The artists are Randi Jane Davis, Ridgefield; Drew Lambert, Wilton; Cynthia Mullins, Ridgefield; Kelly Rossetti, Westport; Dennis Stevens, Norwalk; Trish Wend, Ridgefield; and Susan Acker Yun, Westport, formerly Wilton. Reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through January 2, 2020. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin. More info
Wilton Library Readers: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Wednesday, November 13 @12pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez, this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Click here for a complete listing of 2019 meetings and titles.  More info & register
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Panel Discussion 
Thursday, November 14 @7pm
In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, an informational panel discussion will talk about the medical implications of Alzheimer's, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. Moderator: Shanon Jordan, Southwestern Regional Director, Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter; Panelists: Alan Radin, MD: Internist, Geriatrician; Danielle Ramos: Director of Community Relations, National Healthcare; Robin Roscillo: Elder Support Services; Lynda Lee Arnold: Attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC; Dick Helstein, Caregiver. A Q&A session will follow. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library.  More info & register
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, November 16 @2pm
Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is limited to just 15 attendees. More info & register
Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group
Tuesday, November 12 @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
How to Pay for College
Monday, November 11 @6:30pm  
With education costs rising year after year, paying for college is a concern for most families. In this workshop, you'll learn about which colleges offer the best financial aid, how to avoid mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS profile, how students can receive more free money and fewer loans, why private universities can cost less than a state school, and how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid. Presented by Sean Flynn, a financial advisor and certified college planning specialist, and Sean Martin, Director of Aid for Connecticut College. For high school students and their parents.  More info & register
The Resilience Formula: Giving Kids Roots & Wings
Wednesday, November 13 @10am OR @7pm     
Join in this interactive session as Donna Volpitta, Ed.D makes the science of the brain easy to understand. Her Resilient Mindset Model helps parents appreciate how the brain responds to challenges and provides them with tools to raise emotionally healthy, resilient kids who make mindful and informed choices. This program, offered with both day and evening sessions, is for parents with children of all ages and for students in middle school and up. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, SPED*NET Wilton, and Wilton Kiwanis.  More info & register
Experience the Zentangle Art Method
Thursday, November 14 @1pm
The Zentangle method has something for everyone. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. This class is for beginners as well as those with previous experience. Join us to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. Supplies will be provided, but please bring any tools you already have. For ages 18+. Registration required with $5 non-refundable fee.  More info & register
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters
Monday, Nov. 4 @1pm & 
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, Nov. 12 @6pm
Drop-in sessions

Embroidery for the Holidays!
Monday, Nov. 11 @10am OR
Wednesday, Nov. 13 @10am
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Paint It Up
Wednesday, Nov. 13 @6pm 
More info & register

Make Fun Buttons!
Friday, Nov. 15 @3:30pm
Making Gifts with Cricut Die Cutter
Sunday, Nov. 17  @2pm

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