October 7 - 13, 2019
News
  • Get picking at Wilton Kiwanis Club's Pumpkin Patch, located at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Many thanks to Kiwanis for donating proceeds from sales on Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13 to benefit the Children's Library
  • Wilton Library will close at 5pm on Thursday, October 3 , to prepare for the 20th Annual Ladies' Soirée that evening.
Here's what's happening the week of October 7 - 13.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Everyone Can Bid for the 2019 Ladies' Soirée Auction Items -- Bidding is LIVE!
Bid until 9:30pm on October 3
The Soirée is Thursday, October 3 from 7-10pm
We are so excited to offer everyone an opportunity to view and bid on the 2019 Ladies' Soirée Silent Auction items in support of Wilton Library. Click here to see the items. You don't need to be attending the Soirée to bid or win any of the items. Bidding is open now! Because we have opened additional areas of the library for the Soirée, we have a larger capacity, so if you haven't signed up yet, get your tickets today here. Tickets are available online for $100; tickets at the door on October 3rd will be sold for $125. The library will be closing at 5pm that day to prepare for the Soirée.  Can't make the fundraiser? Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation  to support Wilton Library. Click here for all the Soirée details.
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Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force: Her-Self Awareness Lecture
Thursday, October 10 @7pm
This presentation trains young people on how to use situational awareness to identify indicators that can result in dangerous situations. The presentation also provides strategies on how to be an informed and active bystander to thwart potentially dangerous situations. The goal is to teach young women and girls how to trust and follow their instincts. The speaker is Donna Cimarelli, CEO/co-founder of the Maren Sanchez Home Foundation. The program is sponsored by Wilton Library and the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force.  More info & register
Art & Text Art Exhibition & Reception
Friday, October 11 @6pm
Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries, a consortium of 13 libraries that offer curated visual art exhibitions, is pleased to present Art & Text - a united exhibition featuring the work of local and regional artists. Each library within the consortium will highlight artists whose works reflect their unique perspectives on the exhibition's theme of Art & Text. The featured artists in Wilton Library's exhibition are Peggy Dembicer (Avon), Charles Herbstreith (Wilton), Ed MacEwen (Wilton), Nancy Moore (Ridgefield), Erin Nazzaro (Redding), Eileen Panepinto (Weston), Bonnie Sailer (Newtown), Jean Tock (Carmel, NY), Liz Ward (Weston), Marian Wulffleff (Wilton) and artists represented by Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta of browngrotta arts in Wilton. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through November 7. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Media sponsor is The Wilton BulletinMore info
Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church - Stephen Hough
Sunday, October 13 @4pm
Pianist Stephen Hough has been acclaimed by the Mail on Sunday as among the "top ten of the world's players." His playing has been described as "lucid, rich with colors and full of surprises" ( New York Times). Mr. Hough will perform works by Bach, Busoni, Chopin, an d Liszt, along with one of his own compositions. Concert held at Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information, call (203) 762-3401 or visit www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, October 12 @1pm
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
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Flu Shot Clinic at Wilton Library
Monday, October 7 from 3:30 to 5pm
Flu shots are available to anyone age 4+. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No appointment needed, first-come, first-served. Cost of the flu vaccine is $50 payable by cash or check or it can be billed directly to Aetna, Anthem, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, Multi Plan, Wellcare or Medicare Part B. Bring your insurance card. HIGH DOSE vaccine is available to persons age 65+ who would like it at a cost of  $70. Sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For more information, call the Flu Info-line at 203-762-8958, extension 444.
Innovation Day
Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 5pm
Discover, Dabble, Do-It-Yourself at Wilton Library's 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 button pins and thumbprint magnets; experiment with LEDs; watch 3-D printing; meet the Wilton Library's Robotics team; get a Henna or spray tattoo; have a Green Screen photo taken; learn about Rocketry; meet a silk screen artist and a quilter who makes her own dyes; personalize a luggage tag and so much more! Parked outside will be Bubble & Brew, 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.Sponsored by Wilton Hardware. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton. More info
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Save the Date for Destroy Your Hard Drive  
Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 2pm 
Are you looking to get rid of your old computer, but worried about all the personal information stored on it? Bring your whole computer to Wilton Library and Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's Robotics Team, will take it apart for you and destroy your hard drive. You can wait and watch or just drop and go! This is a robotics team fundraiser. $20 minimum donation per computer. Receipts provided.
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 20: Connecticut's Own Concert: Wilton's Nick Revel, Letters To My Future Self - Original Works for Electroacoustic Viola
  • October 22: 2019 League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: BOS and BOF
  • October 23: WGG/WLA Bag It: Film Screening and Discussion
  • October 29: 2019 League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: BOE and P&Z
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters
Monday, Oct. 7 @1pm
Drop-in on the second floor
New Life for Old Videos
Monday, Oct. 7 @10:30am
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Thursday, Oct. 10 @6pm

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