March 25 - 31, 2019
News
  • Call for Book Sale Volunteers -- we are in need of a few more helping hands to assist with our Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser, April 27-30. Please email Rich Hubli for more information about volunteering.  
  • The Wilton Arts Council Focus '19 photography exhibit is on display in the library until March 29. The annual contest attracted 181 photographs from photographers of all ages representing 25 cities and towns in CT and NY. Be sure to see this year's Best of Show: "Country Road" by Jacqueline Etling of Trumbull.
Here's what's happening the week of March 25 - 31.
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THIS SATURDAY -- 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; individuals 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 20-30 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 
Wilton Library's Spring Benefit - Under the Sea -- SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 6 from 6:30 to 10:30pm 
Many thanks to our generous event sponsors, silent auction donors, stellar planning committee and those who purchased tickets for our SOLD OUT Spring Benefit at Rolling Hills Country Club. If you missed getting a ticket to the event, please consider making a donation to Wilton Library.  
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Angi Shearstone
Monday, March 25 @6pm
March brings Angi Shearstone to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Angie returns to Weir Farm to resume her career from where it left off in 2016, when it was unfortunately interrupted by a car accident, mild traumatic brain injury, and post-concussion syndrome. She has recovered enough to paint more regularly and will resume painting large oil and smaller watercolor landscapes as well as discovering how her art-making process may have changed due to the injury. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.  More info & register
Women and Wealth
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Tuesday, March 26 @10am
Women often make or share a large portion of the responsibility of the family's financial decisions and yet women remain behind in many areas of financial planning as well as financial knowledge and confidence. This seminar will offer information from simple terms and definitions to investment strategies. Traci Provost is a Certified Financial Analyst at Catamount Wealth Management.  More info & register
Senior Center Book Discussion: Tenth of December
Tuesday, March 26 @11am
Janet Krauss leads a discussion of Tenth of December by George Saunders. This collection of stories by the MacArthur Fellow and Booker Prize-winning author offers something for everyone and will tantalize readers. The New York Times Book Review named it one of the top ten books of 2013. The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through May at   Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.  Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240.  More info
Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Panel: Mutual Respect and Tolerance
Tuesday, March 26 @7pm
This is the second part of the Wilton Reads Interfaith Clergy program. As a follow-up to the March 5 program presented by Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, a panel of Wilton clergy will discuss such related topics as mutual respect and tolerance among religious groups. Panelists include: Father Reggie Norman from Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church; Rabbi Rachel Ray Bearman from Temple B'nai Chaim; Reverend Shannon White from Wilton Presbyterian Church; Reverend Anne Coffman from Wilton Congregational Church; Reverend Caroline Smith from Wilton Baptist Church; and Reverend Marissa Rohrbach from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. To supplement the discussion, Father Reggie will be bringing a 9/11 Bible, Reverend Coffman will be bringing a communion chalice that was smuggled out of Czechoslovakia during WWII, and Rabbi Bearman will be bringing the temple's Holocaust Scroll: a historic Torah that survived the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.  More info & register
In Concert: Igor Pikayzen and Friends
Saturday, March 30 @7:30pm
In conjunction with Wilton Reads, renowned violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen, Adrian Daurov on cello, Ezgi Icellioglu on viola, and Imri Talgam on piano will perform a concert of Holocaust-inspired music. The program will be evocative of the subject matter and story in The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the musical selections will include works by composers who perished or lived through the Holocaust. An informal reception follows the concert. The concert is made possible by Dr. Mark and Linda Rubinstein.  More info & register
Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? Topic: Votes for Women, Pam Dougherty
Sunday, March 31 @4pm at Wilton Historical Society
The final installment of the scholarly lecture series, 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?', brings Pam Dougherty to tell the story of the women's suffrage movement. The Nineteenth Amendment was passed by both houses of Congress in 1919 and would go on to complete its ratification process in 1920. This lecture will highlight Connecticut women who fought on a local, state and national level for the right to vote. Pam Dougherty is the Director of Development for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame and resides in Wilton.  More info & register
Wilton Reads - Holocaust Experience through Film
Monday, March 25 through Saturday, April 6
Learn more about the Holocaust by viewing educational videos and survivor testimonies. Drop by Wilton Library's computer training lab anytime during regular library hours of operation, or watch at home at your convenience. Educational resources and videos can be found here.
Mindfulness for Teens
Sunday, March 31 @2pm
Growing up today is not easy: social media, peer competition and society expectations can overwhelm and create stress, resulting in sleep problems, anxiety, depression and other issues. Mindfulness can help. With practice, it helps with clarity and focus in life, while allowing you to experience more peace, calm and acceptance. Join us for our first Mindful Teen Meet-up! It will give you the opportunity to explore and practice mindfulness in a group setting with your peers and ask any questions you face while practicing mindfulness. For teens in grades 7-12. 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:
  • April 2: Brian Walker: A Life in Cartoons
  • April 3: A Workshop Series on Running a Small Business in Connecticut begins
  • April 4: An Update on Connecticut's Fiscal Challenges: Decades in the Making - A Look Back and a Look Forward
  • 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 25 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor
New Life for Old Videos
Monday, March 25 @10:30am

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