February  4 - 10, 2019
  • With the arrival of the bitter cold, please know that Wilton Library is here for you!  Everyone is welcome to warm up by the fireplace, work on a puzzle, catch up on some reading, view our new art exhibition or catch up on some emails. We're open during our regular business hours: Monday to Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5.
  • Our book donation bins are once again open for your generous donations. Please remember we need books, DVDs and CDs in pristine condition for resale at our book sales. We cannot accept newspapers, encyclopedias, magazines of any type including National Geographic, outdated textbooks, cassettes, and moldy, musty or damaged books. The library must pay to dispose of items we cannot sell. Thank you for your continued support.
  • Many thanks to all the Wilton families, friends, neighbors, sponsors, committee members, library trustees and volunteers who came out to tee off for 18 holes of fun in the stacks for the recent Mini Golf Tourney and Family Day. The events raised funds for our collections and introduced many new faces to the diverse areas and offerings of the library. Good will, good times and lots of good shots were had by all!
  • There's still space available in the Make a Mood Lamp with an Arduino class happening this Sunday, Feb. 3 @1pm. The program is for students in grades 7 & 8. No charge. More info & register
Here's what's happening the week of February  4 - 10.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Hot & Cool: Jazz at The Brubeck Room -- The Alan Broadbent Trio with Harvie S on bass and Billy Mintz on drums
Sunday, February 10 @4pm
The Alan Broadbent Trio with Harvie S on bass and Billy Mintz on drums performs at the Brubeck Room in advance of their new CD release, "New York Notes." The trio that has been together more than five years will be performing classic jazz standards as well as original tunes. 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 
Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: The Impact of History on Moral Being - Czeslaw Milosz
Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21 & 28 @10:30am
Judson Scruton leads this four-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series exploring accessible and dynamic poems selected from Nobel Laureate [1980] Czeslaw Milosz's wide-ranging poetic career. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. More info & register
Human Library  
Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 5pm
Join us for our second "Human Library" on Saturday, March 23. Our human books are community members who have volunteered to share their stories in order to break down barriers based on age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, lifestyle choices, or other aspects of their identity. Help shatter stereotypes through open conversations between two people in a non-judgmental environment. This is an opportunity for those who've faced prejudice to tell their story and show people who they really are. And it's a chance for others to change their preconceived notions based on a person's appearance, lifestyle, or beliefs. 
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Save the Date -- An Evening Under The Sea to Benefit Wilton Library 
Saturday, April 6 at Rolling Hills Country Club
Save the date for a very special celebration! Wilton Library will hold its annual spring benefit at Rolling Hills Country Club. The festive evening "Under the Sea" will feature great food in a spectacular environment, both silent and live auctions, entertainment and much more. We are especially pleased this year to be honoring Jan & Ed MacEwen and Fairfield County Bank. Fairfield County Bank has been a longstanding community partner with the library through their support and funding of projects, Wilton Reads, events, and more. Carol Johnson, Branch Manager and Vice President for the Wilton location, serves on the library's Board of Trustees. The MacEwens' commitment to volunteering for the library is evidenced throughout with Ed's creative artistry and 20+ years as the curator for the library's monthly exhibits. Together, Jan and Ed have logged countless hours and years for the library's book sales and Jan's work as a book sale co-chair. Please join us in celebrating this very special occasion. For questions, call Robin Axness at 203-762-6323. 
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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:
  • February 24: WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? - Cecelia Bucki
  • February 27: Wilton Reads - Book Giveaway at 10am and 6:30pm, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  • February 27: Author Talk: Susan Conley, Elsey Come Home
  • March 3: A Journey....A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, February 4 @1pm
Drop-in session on the library's second floor

Make Valentine's Cards
Monday, February 4 @10am OR
Click dates above to register
Embroider a Valentine's Day Gift
Click dates above to register

Embroidering with the
Janome Memory Craft
Saturday, February 9 @10am
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