October 1 - 7, 2018
Dear Friends and Patrons,
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 library operations.

To raise the needed funding and gain the Town's matching grant, the Library has launched its '25 for 25' Challenge Grant Campaign, asking people to donate $25 or more, from September 25 through October 25. Once this goal has been reached, the Town will release the additional matching funds.

Wilton Library Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, we are not a public library. We receive funding in part from the Town for operations of the library. The remaining budget comes from the library's fundraising efforts which fund materials and programs. If you use the library and value our contribution to the Town of Wilton, please consider making a $25 or more donation today

If 1,000 people donate just $25 each, we would be secure in our operational funds through June 2019. Please donate what you can, and as always, thank you for your continued support and patronage of Wilton Library.
Sincerely,
Elaine Tai-Lauria
Executive Director
Here's what's happening the week of October 1 - 7.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Autumn Poetry with Judson Scruton: In the Shadows of Poems
Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17 & 24 @10:30am
Judson Scruton leads this four-part Autumn Poetry Series in which we will do a close reading of five pairs of poems in the context of William Logan's new book Dickinson's Nerves, Frost's Woods, Poetry in the Shadow of the Past. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins; in addition, copies of Logan's book are available for use in the library. More info & register
New Perspectives Film Series: Sneak Peek Documentary Trailer-Fest!
Saturday, October 6 @7:30pm
New Perspectives programmer and moderator Megan Smith-Harris has screened 200+ new documentaries in preparation for the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival. She has put together a curated selection of trailers for the best-of-the-best, soon-to-be released docs exclusively for Wilton Library. She'll provide context and insights about each film. The audience will be canvassed about which titles they would like to see screened during the 2018/19 New Perspectives Series season, so in essence, everyone will become a film programmer for the evening. She also will discuss the anatomy of a trailer. Suggested donation: $5. Refreshments served. More info & register
Sold Out: 19th Annual Ladies' Soirée
Thursday, October 4 @7pm
Please note the library is closing @6pm on Oct. 4 for event set-up
Thanks to all who purchased tickets for the 19th Annual Ladies' Soirée; the event is sold out. Many thanks to our committee, silent auction donors and to all our sponsors: Catamount Wealth Management, Georgetown Orthodontics, Olympian Fencing Studio, TracyLocke, and our media sponsors GOOD Morning Wilton and Wilton Magazine More info
Author Talk: Charles Belfoure, The Fallen Architect
Wednesday, October 10 @7pm
A tragedy has happened due to an architectural flaw by Douglas Layton. He is sentenced and, after prison, he finds himself digging up the past. If the collapse was not an accident... who caused it? And why? Novelist Charles Belfoure, who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett" (Booklist), is the bestselling author of The Paris Architect. An architect by profession, his area of specialty is historic preservation, and he has published several architectural histories. Book signing and purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media sponsor is Good Morning WiltonMore info & register
Win JetBlue Tickets! Proceeds Benefit the Singularity Technology Robotics Team
Drawing is this Friday, September 28 @3pm
Dreaming of a getaway? Enter our JetBlue drawing to win two travel vouchers to go anywhere JetBlue flies. $20 for one chance or 3/$50. Buy tickets online now or stop by the front desk to enter. Travel vouchers are valid between October 10, 2018 through October 10, 2019. Proceeds benefit Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's award-winning robotics team. The drawing will be held at 3pm, this Friday, September 28. More info
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, October 6 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 
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, October 1 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session, 
held on the library's second floor
Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter
Wednesday, October 3 @10am OR
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Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft
Saturday, October 6 @10am
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