October 21 - 27, 2019
News
  • Wilton Library will close early at 5pm on Thursday, October 17 to set up for the  Author Talk with Scott Pelley. Both registration and the wait list are full for this event.
  • Need a charge? You can now borrow phone charging cables from the Reference Desk. The cables work with Apple mobile devices and some Android devices. These cables are for in-library use only. Charging cables are also available for purchase for $5 at the Reference Desk.
Here's what's happening the week of October 21 - 27.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Innovation Day is THIS SATURDAY
Saturday, October 19 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; try your hand at calligraphy or Zentangle Art; make jewelry, gift tags, button pins and thumbprint magnets; experiment with LEDs; watch 3-D printing; meet the Wilton Library Robotics team; get a Henna or spray tattoo; paint pumpkins donated by Wilton Kiwanis; meet four-legged friends from ROAR and Mutt-i-grees; have a Green Screen photo taken; meet a silk screen artist and a quilter who makes her own dyes; personalize a luggage tag and so much more! Bubble & Brew will be parked outside selling their delicious drinks and baked goods. The day is free and open to all ages! Certain activities will have a nominal fee to offset costs. Thanks to our sponsors Wilton Hardware and Ring's End and media sponsor GOOD Morning Wilton. More info
2019 League of Women Voters Candidate Forums 
Tuesday, October 22 @6:30pm for BOS and BOF:  REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, October 29 @6:30pm for BOE and P&Z:  REGISTER HERE
The Wilton League of Women Voters, Wilton Library, and Good Morning Wilton will co-sponsor two events at which voters can meet candidates running for positions on the town boards. The October 22 forum will feature the candidates running for First Selectman, the other candidates for Board of Selectmen, and the Board of Finance. The October 29 forum will feature the candidates running for the Board of Education and Planning & Zoning. Questions for the candidates may be submitted in advance through the Wilton League of Women Voters at wilton2019@optonline.net. Registration is highly recommended for each forum. Please register using the links above.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Michael Mark
Monday, October 21 @6pm
October brings Michael Mark to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Michael's subject matter depicts ineffable moments that appear and disappear in the mist, the use of exaggerated color and the slippage between the real and unreal. After more than a decade of living in suburban Melbourne, Australia, he is keen to investigate the compositions of 'home' and to paint the verdant shadows and saturated colors he associates with New England. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. More info & register
WGG/WLA Bag It: Film Screening & Discussion
Wednesday, October 23 @7pm
Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library present a screening of the film: Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic as a part of their Green Speaker Series. This 2010 American documentary film exposes the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise on land ecosystems, the marine environment, and the human body. A brief Q&A will follow the film with Jeanine Behr Getz,  author of the award-winning book Think Green!, and First Selectwoman  Lynne Vanderslice.  More info & register
Medicare Bootcamp
Thursday, October 24 @7pm
This is a community conversation that provides information 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 of your own. 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
Senior Center Book Discussion: Jack London: An American Life
Tuesday, October 22 @11am
Barbara Jones will lead a discussion of Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor, the foremost Jack London scholar in the world. Jack London was one of the first writers to reach worldwide celebrity status and to amass a fortune from his writing. Readers are familiar with The Call of the Wild and White Fang, but his large literary output included dozens of novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, poetry, and non-fiction. Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through May, excluding December, at the  Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road in Wilton . Call the Senior Center to register at 203-834-6240. More info
Wilton Library Readers: Less 
Wednesday, October 23 @12pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Less, by Andrew Sean Greer. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June with the exception of this October discussion. Click here for a listing of the group's meetings and titles through December. More info & register
Finding the Right College for You!
Monday, October 21 @7pm
Planning for college admissions and finding the right college has become more complicated in recent years. What is the right way to develop a college list? When should families begin the process? What matters the most in admissions decisions? What are the key differences between various application strategies? Matthew Greene, Ph.D., local educational consultant and author, will discuss trends in college admissions, how to structure your college search, and how to plan for the right college experience with as little stress as possible. Q&A will follow. More info & register
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, Oct. 21 @1pm
&

Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, Oct. 22 @6pm
Both drop-in sessions

Pumpkin Book Art Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 23 @6pm
Make Button Pins
Thursday, Oct. 24 @2pm
Embroidering with the
Janome Memory Craft
Thursday, Oct. 24 @6pm

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:
 
  • November 7: From Tension to Tenderness: Healing the Mother/Adult Daughter Relationship
  • November 8: Friday Evening Literary Salon
  • November 12: Author Talk: Steve Gillon - America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • November 14: National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Panel Discussion
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