December 31, 2018 - January 6, 2019
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 December 31 - January 6.
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Please support the Annual Friends Campaign
Just a few days left to make your year-end tax-deductible gift to the Annual Appeal - Friends Campaign. Your donation enables us to provide all the programs, services, collections, and technology that make Wilton Library the center for enrichment in our community. Roughly 25% of our budget needs to come from private donations. Please make your secure donation online here today. Thank you for your support!
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 Wilton landmarks, houses and buildings for our first-ever How Sweet It Is in Wilton - Gingerbread House Contest. More than 30 creations were entered in the sweet and spicy competition, co-sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Chamber of Commerce. 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:
  • Best historical Wilton house -- winner in the adult category is Tina Duncan's "Wilton Garden Club Tends to Old Town Hall"; winner in the 12/under category is Aurora & Winnie Gulati's "Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse"
  • Best creative Wilton building -- winner in the adult category is Doris & Casey Noonan's "Hurlbutt School Recess" ; winner in the 12/under category is Amir Rahamim's "Cars and Trucks and Things That Go"
  • Best whimsical design -- winner in the adult category is the Wilton Historical Society's "Railroad Station"; winner in the 12/under category is Jack Deane's "Candy Crush Christmas"
  • Community Favorite -- the Wilton Historical Society's "Railroad Station"
The Visual Eight Art Exhibition Reception 
Friday, January 4 @6pm
Eight artists, all having a connection past or present with Wilton, and most having exhibited in Wilton Library's Summer Show, will be featuring more of their works in this exhibition. The artists are: Sandra Bacher, Joseph Barber (deceased represented by his niece, Linda Morgan), Lynda Carroll, Carole Mills, Judith Schomer, John (Randy) Tate, Kathleen Wrampe and Marian Wulffleff. The works represent a variety of media and subject matter choices. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through January 27. 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 
Get Organized for the New Year!
Saturday, January 5 @2pm
Start 2019 by getting organized, taking control of your time and feeling less stressed! We'll introduce you to Bullet Journaling, a fun and creative organizational tool which can be used as a planner, to-do list, and/or diary. Embellish it with artwork or keep it simple. Once it's started, it takes only 15 minutes a day to keep yourself on track. For adults and teens in grades 9-12. Journals and pens provided. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. More info & register
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, January 5 from 10am to 12pm
Need tech help? Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here! Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any size. No appointments necessary; just drop in. If you're looking for assistance with your email or the library's databases, please bring your library card and passwords. More info 
Save the Dates for January Programs
Resolve to take advantage of more library resources and programs in 2019! Here are a few programs scheduled for later in January that you won't want to miss: 
  • January 9 and January 12 (family event) -- WGG/WLA Documentary Film: STRAWS
  • January 24 -- Author Talk: Stephanie Land - Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive
  • January 25 -- Mini Golf Adult Tourney Fundraiser (evening)
  • January 26 -- Mini Golf Family Day Fundraiser 
  • January 31 -- Author Talk: Jacqueline Raposo - The Me Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness
Learn to Etch!
Friday, January 4 @4pm
Make Thank You Cards
Sunday, January 6 @2pm
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Sunday January 6 @2pm
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