March 4 - 10, 2019

Robotics Wrap-up

Our amazing robotics team Singularity Technology has wrapped up their season with a stellar performance at the CT State competition. The team was named the second place Alliance Team; won the Promote Award (most successful in creating a compelling one minute video message for the public designed to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math); won the Design Award; received second place for the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award (celebrates a team that thinks outside the box and has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life); and were the third place Inspire Award winners. We could not be more proud of this amazing group of dedicated, creative and innovative young adults and their inspiring and hardworking mentors. 

Here's what's happening the week of March 4 - 10.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Get Well, Stay Well: Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Tuesday, March 5 @10am
Get Well, Stay Well: A health literacy series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network presents a seminar on integrative medicine which includes therapies that address a holistic approach to health and healing. Facts and myths about alternative and complementary medicine also will be discussed. The featured speaker is Dr. Kesav G. Nair, MD, FACP, who was part of the task force that created the integrative medicine program at Norwalk Hospital.  More info & register
Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Lecture: Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari
Tuesday, March 5 @7pm
This is an Interfaith Clergy-sponsored presentation by Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, author of In The Lion's Shadow: The Iranian Schindler And His Homeland In The Second World War. Dr. Mokhtari will discuss the history of an Iranian diplomat stationed in Paris who was instrumental in protecting numerous Jews from the Holocaust. This program was specially selected to complement this year's Wilton Reads program. More info & register Click here for all Wilton Reads 2019 program details and registration information.
Sports Photography Class with Jesse Thompson
Tuesday, March 5 @7pm
Join Milford Photo's Jesse Thompson as he helps the family photographer get into sport shape with a review of camera settings, techniques and accessories to help document all the middle and high school sport action the season provides. No charge.  More info & register
Spring Poetry: The Magic, Mystery and Metaphor of Myth in Catullus' Poem 64
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 @10:30am
Dr. Gerald Weiss leads this 4-part series on the poetic masterpiece of the Roman poet Catullus. Poem 64 is an epyllion or 'mini-epic' that uses an epic narrative style but which is considerably shorter. The poem brings alive a marriage 'Bedspread' and reformulates myth and the nature of heroism. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge.  More info & register
The Physiology of Addiction: Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain
Thursday, March 7 @7pm
Dr. Ruth Potee, a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician, will present an overview of how substances and addictive behaviors impact the brain and how the brain is injured by prolonged exposure to these substances and behaviors. This presentation explores normal risk-taking behaviors of the developing brain as well as the impact of marijuana on the adolescent brain.  Dr. Potee will also address the risk and impact of addiction on adolescents with ADHD. This program is appropriate for parents of middle- and high-school students. You are encouraged to bring your children.  More info & register
Wilton Arts Council Focus '19 Photography Exhibition Reception
Friday, March 8 @6pm
Reception for the photographers exhibiting in the Wilton Arts Council Focus '19 Judged Photography Exhibition, an annual exhibition featuring artists using a variety of photography media. Exhibition runs through March 29. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Reception and awards presentation open to the public.
New Perspectives Film Series: Free Solo
Saturday, March 9 @7:30pm
Having just snagged the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, Free Solo is a groundbreaking portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to face his greatest challenge: scaling the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park...without a rope. Lauded as one of the greatest feats in climbing history, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard - perfection or death. From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer Jimmy Chin. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. No charge; suggested donation $5.  More info & register
WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? - Steve Wulf 
Sunday, March 10 @4pm at the Wilton Historical Society
Veteran sports writer Steve Wulf is at the plate with the story of the infamous cheating scandal that enveloped the 1919 World Series. One hundred years ago, the stage was set for the darkest drama in the history of baseball: the Black Sox Scandal. Upset at the penny-pinching ways of White Sox owner Charles Comiskey, and tempted by the riches promised to them by gamblers, several members of the team conspired to help the Cincinnati Red Stockings win the 1919 World Series.  More info & register. The final lecture of the series is March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society - "Votes for Women" - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. 
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Jamie Baum and Short Stories
Sunday, March 17 @4pm 
NYC-based flutist and composer Jamie Baum returns to the Brubeck Room after her performance with the Jamie Baum Septet+ in 2016. Offering another side of her talents and imagination, she'll introduce us to Short Stories. This group's emphasis is on improvisation with Baum's inspiration coming from the short but eloquent, harmonic and motif-packed compositions by such jazz icons and important early influences such as Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, and the grooves and melodies of more contemporary artists. No charge, 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 
Paint it Up!
Tuesday, March 5 @6pm 
Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+. 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:
  • March 23: Human Library
  • March 30: Wilton Reads - In Concert: Igor Pikayzen and Friends
  • April 6: An Evening Under The Sea to Benefit Wilton Library
  • April 27-30: Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, March 4 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor
Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter
Monday, March 4 @10:30am
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Sunday, March 10 @1:30pm
Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop
Thursday, March 7 @2pm
Learn to Etch!
Wednesday, March 6 @10am
Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft
Saturday, March 9 @10am
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