October 8 - 14, 2018
News
  • Wilton Library will close at 6pm on Thursday, October 4 to prepare for the 19th Annual Ladies' SoirĂ©e.  
  • We will be closed Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day.
  • Love trailers? Want to know what's coming next in the world of documentary features? There's still space available in the New Perspectives Documentary Trailer-Fest happening this Saturday, October 6. Register here
Here's what's happening the week of October 8 - 14.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
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, 163 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
Author Talk: Charles Belfoure, The Fallen Architect
Wednesday, October 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. Mr. Belfoure's previous novels include The New York Times bestsellers, The Paris Architect and House of Thieves. Book signing and purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media sponsor is Good Morning WiltonMore info & register
Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group
Tuesday, October 9 @6pm
Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor.  More info & register
Wilton Library Readers - Pachinko
Wednesday, October 10 @12pm
All are welcome as professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. 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
Medicare Bootcamp
Thursday, October 11 @7pm

Ever wonder how to sign up for Medicare, when you are eligible, or what your options are?Join us for a community conversation for those who will be new to Medicare in the near future. Learn the 'ins and outs' of Medicare enrollment and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly. Please bring questions. There will be a brief presentation by Nancy Lombard, Long-term Options Specialist and CHOICES counselor for the Southwest CT Agency on Aging and Lauren Hughes, Coordinator of Senior Services for the Wilton Department of Social Services. 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
New at Wilton Library -- Find your Next Great Read with NextReads Book Suggestions and Novelist Plus 
As part of our ongoing mission to encourage reading, Wilton Library now offers a new service called Next Reads, whereby you can find ideas for your next book through our monthly emails containing genre-based reading suggestions. There are 15+ genres for all ages to choose from; each email will contain 10 books that link directly to our catalog so you can easily reserve them for check-out. You can unsubscribe or change your email selections at any time. Sign-up for Next Reads suggestions here

Another new service is Novelist Plus, offering highly personalized reading suggestions based on options you select. With Novelist Plus, you can find author read-alikes or search for your next book or audio book by genre, mood, pace, characters, etc. You can then search for your favorite suggestions in our catalog. The Novelist Plus tool is located under the Books tab / Find Your Next Reads selection on our website. You will need to enter your Wilton Library card number to use Novelist Plus. Happy reading! Check out Novelist Plus here
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