May 13 - 19, 2019
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  • Thank you to our amazing volunteer staff and the community for making our Gigantic Spring Book Sale such a success. Our book bins reopen on Monday, May 13 for your generous donations. Please keep in mind that we like to receive your highest quality donations in good condition for resale. We must pay to dispose of unsaleable donations. Thank you for your continued support.
Here's what's happening the week of May 13 - 19.
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Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Guitarist Martin Taylor
Sunday, May 19 @4pm
Multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor returns to the Brubeck Room for another engaging concert demonstrating his finger-style guitar playing. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired and often imitated by guitarists all over the world. His collaborations with world-class musicians have garnered two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, top 10 albums in both the USA and Europe, a record 14 British Jazz Awards, and in 2002 he was appointed MBE 'For Services to Jazz Music' by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain. Reception following the concert. 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
Undamming Our Rivers: The Return of Migratory Fish to the Norwalk River and Other CT Streams
Wednesday, May 15 @7pm
The Norwalk River Watershed Association and Wilton Library co-sponsor a talk by Steve Gephard, Supervising Fisheries Biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). With the Flock Process Dam in Norwalk now removed and plans underway to take down the Merwin Meadows dam in Wilton, our river is opening up once again to migratory fish. Steve will talk about the history of fish in the Norwalk and other CT rivers and the changes we can expect as fish are once again able to head for their historic spawning habitats after a 150-year absence.  More info & register
New Perspectives Film Series - From Seed to Seed
This Saturday, May 11 @7:30pm
In this unique documentary, Terry Mierau and Monique Scholt give up their lives as opera singers to pursue their passion for sustainable, small-scale farming in the village of Neugberthal in southern Manitoba. While exploring this new community, they grow their passion for ecological farming along with their crops. Environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva and climate scientist Dr. Ian Mauro address many issues related to farming in our changing climate. Experts discuss the growing preference for organic food and how this affects ecological agriculture. Click here for the trailerNew Update: After the screening, Bill Harris will moderate a lively Q&A with guests Annie Farrell, former Master Farmer at Millstone, and Dina Brewster, owner of Hickories Farm and Director of Northeast Organic Farming Association CT. Suggested donation: $5. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris.  More info & register
The Hunt for Your Heritage: A Genealogy Case Study and Ancestry.com
Tuesday, May 14 @7pm
This program is designed to jump-start your family history research. First, Wilton resident Kathleen Kalamarides will talk about the book she wrote about her grandmother: noted miniaturist painter Birgitta Moran Farmer and the detailed genealogy she sorted through during her research. In the second part of the program, Michael Bellacosa will give a live demo of using Ancestry.com through the library's website and will show how easy it is to get started with your own family history research.  More info & register
Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group
Tuesday, May 14 @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
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, May 18 @2pm
Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. 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 15 attendees.  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 21: 10 Things To Know About Getting into College
  • May 21: Dancing Like the Stars
  • May 22: Colombia: Light at the Edge of the World with Daryl Hawk
  • May 30: Motets, Madrigals, and Masses: Sound and Culture in Renaissance Europe
  • June 2: Speaking the Unspeakable: The Enduring Power of Dante's Inferno
  • June 20: Author Talk: Jennifer Schiff - Bye Bye Birdy
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, May 13 @1pm OR
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, May 14 @6pm
Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft
Monday, May 13 @10:30am
Embroider a Golf Towel
Saturday, May 18 @10am
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