December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020
News
  • Wilton Library will be closed on December 31 and January 1. We wish you a healthy, peaceful and joyful New Year!
  • Looking for a family-friendly activity this winter? Our Museum Pass Program offers a fun and enriching experience at 13 area attractions and museums including Mystic Aquarium, The Intrepid, Beardsley Zoo and more. The passes give bearers free or discounted admission and are loaned out for 3 days. They are available on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis at the Circulation Desk. Click here for program details.
Here's what's happening the week of Dec. 30 - Jan. 5.
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Please support the Annual Friends Campaign
2019 was an incredible year for Wilton Library. In order for us to continue to thrive as we have, we need your financial support. This holiday season, please consider a tax-deductible donation to Wilton Library. As a non-profit organization, we rely on individuals, foundations and corporations to contribute so that we can reinvest the funds back into our programs, services and collection materials. Twenty-five percent of our budget is dependent on private donations, without which we cannot do all that we have annually. We need your help. There are 5 days left in the calendar year to support this amazing library. Please give your gift today. Click here to make your gift in seconds.
Author Talk: Daniel Levitin - Successful Aging
Wednesday, January 8 @7pm
Stall the clock on aging in 2020 with Daniel Levitin's latest book Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives. Author of the bestsellers, This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to what happens in people's brains as they age, why people should think about health span, not life span, and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, what readers can do to make the most of their seventies, eighties, and nineties today no matter how old they are now. A Q&A will follow the talk. Book signing and purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton More info & register
Community Favorite   James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86
How Sweet It Is in Wilton - Gingerbread House Winners
Many thanks and congratulations to all the local crafters, artisans and bakers who created edible replicas of the past present and future of Wilton. Each winner receives a $25 Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. Many thanks to our judges -- Wilton Library art chairman Ed MacEwen, Wilton Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kevin Smith and First Selectwoman of Wilton Lynne Vanderslice. The winners are:
  • Most Whimsical: Gingerbread Village inspired by Paw Patrol, created by Amir Rahamim 
  • Best Historical Wilton Place: (two winners) James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86, created by Viv & Halli Stewart; and Merwin Meadows 1960, created by Aurora, Winnie & Sabrina Gulati 
  • Most Visionary Wilton Place: Naturally Beautiful Wilton, created by Tina Duncan
  • Community Favorite: James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86, created by Viv & Halli Stewart

Click here to see photos of the wining creations.

Winter Interlude Art Exhibition/Reception
Friday, January 10 @ 6pm
Nine area artists will be showcased in Winter Interlude, Wilton Library's first art exhibition of the new year. Wilton artists are Dawn Dahl, Gini Fischer, Dorothy Hyde, Trish Nelson, Rama Ramaswami, and Robert Tortorella; Frank Bordonaro, Norwalk; Bobbi Eike Mullen, Weston/Georgetown; and Dick Rauh, Westport (formerly Wilton). Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through January 30, 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 BulletinMore info
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: 
  • January 15 Wilton Youth Council - Vaping: What You Need to Know
  • January 16: WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America - Darius Brubeck
  • January 21: The Treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne - Case Studies of Diplomatic Nonsense
  • January 26: WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America - Dr. Gil Harel
Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter
Sunday, January 5 @2pm

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