September 30 - October 6, 2019
  • 'Tis the season for Wilton Kiwanis Club's Pumpkin Patch at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Many thanks to Kiwanis for donating proceeds from sales on Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13 to benefit the Children's Library
  • Want to binge that new TV series? Check out one of our new Quick Pick TV shows!  The entire seasons of popular new TV shows are availale on DVD for one week for $2. These box sets are non-reservable and non-renewable. Find them on the Quick Pick shelf.
Here's what's happening the week of September 30 - October 6.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - The Renee Rosnes Duo featuring Peter Washington
Sunday, October 6 @ 4pm
Join us for an afternoon of jazz with the Renee Rosnes Duo featuring virtuoso bassist Peter Washington. The two have a deep musical relationship that spans decades. Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. Peter Washington is perhaps the most recorded bassist of his generation with a discography of more than 500 recordings. Reception following the concert. Suggested donation is $10. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  More info & register
Surprises Await at the 2019 Ladies' Soirée
Thursday, October 3 from 7-10pm
Come boogie with us at Wilton's favorite ladies' night out and support the library through this important fundraising event.  Because we have opened additional areas of the library for the Soirée, we have a larger capacity, so if you haven't signed up yet, get your tickets today here. T his year's event is chock full of delights: 
* Signature cocktail - Aperol Spritz -  and top shelf liquor donated by Diageo
* Delectable bites provided by A Delicious Affair
* A fun Disco theme and chance to let your hair down with friends at the Silent Disco
* Truffles donated by Sweet Pierre's and a rainbow array of macarons
* St. Hilaire donated by Janet & Michael Crystal as well as wine and beer
* An inviting fireside lounge to relax and catch up with friends
* A chance to win a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for the most festively dressed
* Whimsical decor sure to delight
* A silent auction filled with one of a kind, desirable items
* A green screen for fun pictures with your posse
* A goodie bag provided by Eco Chic

Can't make the Soirée? Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to support Wilton Library. 
Demeter & Persephone: The Message and Meaning of a Myth From Ancient Greece to Modern America
Thursdays, Oct. 3 through Nov. 21 @10:30am
This is a special 8-week literature seminar series bringing together two guest lecturers, Judson Scruton and Gerald Weiss. The series will cover an ancient Homeric hymn juxtaposed against several more modern poets. The group will explore Homeric Hymn #2 to Demeter and its impact on subsequent poets who used the Hymn as the basis for their own interpretations of the story of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone.  More info & register
Transitioning to College: Understanding Post-Secondary Challenges & Legal Issues for Students with ADHD & LD
Thursday, October 3 @10am 
Despite their intelligence and enormous potential, students diagnosed with ADHD and LD face continual difficulty addressing transitions, especially from high school to college. Speaker Robert M. Tudisco, Esq., a nationally recognized author, motivational speaker, practicing attorney, and adult diagnosed with ADHD, will address many of the social and legal changes that occur with the transition to college and discuss practical strategies for students to reach their full potential. Sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED*NET Wilton.  More info & register
Schenck's Island and Helping our Native Trout
Wednesday, October 2 @6pm
Eagle Scout Benjamin Cohen is collaborating with the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited to repair the Norwalk River's riparian buffer at Schenck's Island by removing invasive species, and using native plants to prevent further erosion and decline. Cohen's project is part of a greater plan to restore habitats at other sites along the Norwalk River, improve water quality, render the river more habitable for trout, and increase community sustainability for all. Learn more and find out how you can help our native trout. More info & register
Author Talk: Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times
Thursday, October 17 @7pm 
In Truth Worth Telling, the former CBS Evening News anchor and much admired 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley reflects upon some of his most dramatic, moving, and inspiring encounters in the field and how they exemplify what is good about humanity both in America and abroad. With straightforward storytelling skills of a seasoned journalist, Pelley shares private recollections of very public moments as well as intimate portraits of courage, hope, determination and humanity. As a counterbalance to the divisive partisanship that has split the nation, Pelley offers a book about values, ethics, and the importance of telling the truth. Q&A will follow the talk. The event is free. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton.  Registration & waitlist are filled for this event.
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:
  • October 10: Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force: Her-Self Awareness Lecture
  • October 13: Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church: Stephen Hough, piano
  • October 16: How to Pay for College
  • October 19: Innovation Day
  • October 20: Connecticut's Own Concert: Wilton's Nick Revel, Letters To My Future Self - Original Works for Electroacoustic Viola
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters
Monday, Sept. 30 @1pm
Drop-in on the second floor
Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft
Wednesday, Oct. 2 @10am OR
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New Life for Old Videos
Friday, October 4 @10am

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