October 15 - 21, 2018
News
  • Tonight, Oct. 10 @7pm, architect and author Charles Belfoure discusses his newest novel, The Fallen Architect, an architecture-based thriller set in London in 1905 in the world of British music halls. Join us; register here.
  • So many thanks to the 2018 Ladies' SoirĂ©e committee for all their hard work, generosity and creativity in making the Books, Bubbles and Bling fundraiser such a success. Our gratitude and appreciation goes to all those who supported the evening, our event sponsors and the silent auction donors. Click here to see the photos.
Here's what's happening the week of October 15 - 21.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
This Saturday is Innovation Day!
Saturday, October 13 from 1-5pm
Discover, Dabble, Do-It-Yourself at Wilton Library's annual Innovation Day! Join us for a festival of making, creating and demonstrating. Explore, Try, Learn and Have Fun! Test out virtual reality; ride a Hovercraft; watch a portrait painter at work; learn to solder; make jewelry, gift tags and button pins; experiment with LEDs; check out a telescope; watch 3-D printing; get a Henna or spray tattoo; paint pumpkins with pumpkins donated by Wilton Kiwanis Club and so much more! The day is free and open to all ages! Certain activities will have a nominal fee to offset costs. Make your day! Enjoy some delicious treats from Bubble & Brew and Christophe's Crepes food trucks. Thanks to our sponsor Ring's End and media sponsor Good Morning Wilton More info
$25 for $25k Matching Funds / Challenge Grant Campaign
Now through October 25
In this year's budgeting process, the library was challenged by the Town of Wilton to raise $25,000 in additional funding which would be matched by the Town, thereby reaching Wilton Library's original budget request. The shortfall of $50,000 in the library's Fiscal 2018-2019 budget is crucial to the library's operations. The library needs just 1,000 people to donate just $25 or more each. To date, roughly 200 generous donors have participated. Click here to find out more and to donate. Please help us reach our goal of $25,000 so that the Town can release the additional matching funds. Donate now
Facebook Marketing 2: Tips, Tricks & Tools Every Local Business Owner Needs to Know
Thursday, October 18 @6pm
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will provide business owners with the tips, tricks, and tools they need for successful Facebook marketing. Facebook Marketing expert Gregg Ruais returns to deliver a free demonstration of exactly how to create a profitable, automated growth framework. Topics include: setting up an ad campaign, creating professional ads, targeting your audience and ROI. Click here to register or call SCORE at 203-831-0065.
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#MeToo: The Abuse of Power in Relationships
Wednesday, October 17 @7pm

Join us for a discussion on how to promote and maintain healthy boundaries in relationships in the home, work place and community. The presentation will cover the social and legal issues associated with the abuse of power in relationships. Panelists include representatives from the Wilton Police Department, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, and the Center for Sexual Assault, Crisis Counseling & Education. Sponsored by Wilton Library, the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, and the Center for Sexual Assault, Crisis Counseling & Education. More info & register 
How to Pay for College
Monday, October 15 @6:30pm
With education costs rising year after year, paying for college is a concern for most families. In this one-hour workshop, you'll learn about which colleges offer the best financial aid packages, how to avoid mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS profile, how students can receive more free money and less loans, why private universities can cost less than a state school, and how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid. Presented by Sean Flynn, a financial advisor and certified college planning specialist.  More info & register
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, October 20 @ 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 strictly limited to just 15 attendees. More info & register
League of Women Voters CT State Legislative Candidate Forum

Tuesday, October 16 @7pm
NOTE: new location for the forum is Middlebrook School, 131 School Road, Wilton
The Wilton League of Women Voters, along with co-sponsors Wilton Library, Norwalk League of Women Voters, GOOD Morning Wilton, and student partners from WHS Model Congress, invite the public to a CT State Legislative Candidate Forum.  Candidates for Senate District 26-Toni Boucher(R) and Will Haskell(D), House District 125-Tom O'Dea(R) and Ross Tartell(D), and House District 143-Gail Lavielle(R) and Stephanie Thomas(D) will participate, engaging in a modified town hall style format. The event is free and open to the public. Jean Rabinow, from the League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area, and Director/Outreach for the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, will moderate the event. Questions: please contact Karen Silverberg at 914-649-9844 or wiltonlwvcandidateforum@gmail.com. The forum will allow for written questions from the audience. In addition, the WLWV is soliciting questions in advance via the same email from now until midnight October 13. More Details
Video Game Creation for Middleschool
Sundays, October 21 & 28 @1pm
Interested in learning how to create your own video game? If you're a student in grades 6-8, join us for this 2-day workshop. We'll be using 'Unity,' a 3-D Game and Image Design platform to build a simple video game. Must be able to attend both sessions: Sunday, 10/21 and Sunday, 10/28 from 1-3 p.m. Supported by the Amadeo Family. More info & register
Flu Shot Clinic
Monday, October 15 from 3:30 to 5pm
Flu shots are available to anyone age 4+; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No appointment needed. Cost of the flu shot is $50 payable by cash or check or it can be billed directly to select insurance plans. High dose vaccine is available to persons age 65+ at a cost of $70. Sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For questions, call the Flu Info-line at 203-762-8958, extension 444. More info
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, October 20 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 matter. 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. More info
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 24  -- Get Well, Stay Well: Stroke Prevention, Symptoms, and the Latest Treatments
  • October 25 -- A Visit with Author Sally Allen at Goldenberry
  • October 26 -- John Harris and William McCarthy: Water Air Earth Art Exhibition/Reception
  • October 30 -- Author Talk: Jack Mitchell, Selling the Hug Your Customers Way
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, October 15 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor

Make Fun Buttons!
Friday, October 19 @4pm
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Saturday, October 20 @10am
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