March 11 - 17, 2019
News

  • The library will be closing early on Tuesday, March 12, at 5pm to prepare for the Author Talk: A Conversation with Martha Stewart. The event is SOLD OUT and there is no wait list or walk-in availability for this program.
  • Find the luck of the Irish and some great St. Patrick's Day-themed bargains in the Book Sale area of the Library gallery this week. 100% of proceeds support Wilton Library.
  • Join us for the Wilton Arts Council Focus '19 Photography Exhibition Reception and Awards Ceremony this Friday, March 9 from 6 to 7:30pm.
Here's what's happening the week of March 11 - 17.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Don't miss this -- Wilton Library's Human Library
Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 5pm 
A good book often opens you up to new thinking and ideas. Imagine if that book were an actual human being, conversing with you one-on-one. Wilton Library's Human Library provides just that opportunity. The 'books' available on this day are human books; 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. The library is offering 25+ "books" ranging in topics from adult ADHD to anorexia, from racism to surviving sexual assault, from being Christian to being Pagan, from defeating addiction to living with Alzheimer's and much more. There is no advance registration; sign up for one-on-one 10-minute conversations with the human books at the event. For ages 13+ to adult; ages 10-13 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Mountainside Treatment Center and the John & Patricia Curran Fund. Meet our Human Books here 
Beyond Flower Gardens: Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators
Wednesday, March 13 @7pm
Learn the role native woody plants play in the lives of honey bees and native pollinators and which plants you might want to include in your gardens. Margery Winters  is a Master Landscape Design Consultant and  the Assistant Director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, CT, where she manages their native plant gardens. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, the Wilton Tree Committee and the Conservation Commission in collaboration with the Wilton Garden Club, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Norwalk River Watershed Association and Woodcock Nature Center.  More info & register
Wilton Library Readers - Asymmetry
Wednesday, March 13 @12pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Click here for a complete listing of meetings and titles.  More info & register
WLA/SCORE: Is Being a Virtual Assistant for You?
Wednesday, March 13 @6pm
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar where attendees will learn about the role of a virtual assistant in order to decide if that is a viable and interesting career path. Topics include how to get started, how to get clients, what training is required and more. Speaker Belinda Wasser is a business workflow and logistics expert with 25 years of experience. Media sponsor is Wilton Bulletin. Visit www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at 203-831-0065 to register.  More info & register
Wilton Reads - American Legion Centennial Celebration
Saturday, March 16 from 10am to 4pm @ James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86
The James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86 is pleased to be a partner in the Wilton Reads 2019 program. The community is invited to visit the Post (112 Old Ridgefield Road, next to the Village Market) for a special exhibition that commemorates the centennial anniversary of the founding of the American Legion. Included in the exhibit are artifacts from World War II.  A "100th birthday" cake will be cut and served at 1pm. For information, contact Post 86 at 203-918-3767.  Click here for all Wilton Reads 2019 program information.
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Jamie Baum and Short Stories
Sunday, March 17 @4pm -- WAITLIST ONLY 
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. WAITLIST ONLY 
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, March 16 @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 just 15 attendees.  More info & register
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, March 16 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.
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 26: Wilton Reads - Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Panel: Mutual Respect and Tolerance
  • March 30: Wilton Reads - In Concert: Igor Pikayzen and Friends
  • April 6: An Evening Under The Sea to Benefit Wilton Library
  • April 11Wilton Reads: Author Visit - Heather Morris, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • April 27-30: Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, March 11 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor
Make Fun Buttons!
Thursday, March 14 @2pm

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