November 26 - December 2, 2018
Message from the Executive Director... 

This is the time of year when the word " thankful" is most often used. At Wilton Library Association, we are thankful now and always for our supporters who keep this library in the heart of the community flourishing. From our volunteers who give us their time and talent, to our loyal Friends of the Library who provide donations large and small, we are thankful for your contributions in all forms. It is this support that continues to make Wilton Library the place where people come to enrich their lives, connect with others, become informed and get inspired.

During the upcoming weeks, we invite the community to enjoy all that awaits you at Wilton Library beginning with the Holiday Stroll where refreshments and warmth await strollers and shoppers. Come take advantage of our Holiday Book Sale with wonderful items for all. Our Giving Tree, Giving Gelt, and Art Show also offer unique gifting opportunities.

Our Annual Appeal also takes place this time of year whereby your donations of any size help us to continue our mission of providing the books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and digital resources that you use. Additionally, your contributions support the wide variety of excellent programming that is offered at the library.

On behalf of the staff and the trustees, we want to thank you all for your generous support and we say "thanks" to your "giving" in whatever ways it comes to Wilton Library. Wishing you the very best this Thanksgiving and throughout the coming holiday season.

Elaine Tai-Lauria
Executive Director
Please note: Wilton Library will be closing early  at 2pm  on  Wednesday , Nov. 21 and will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
Best wishes to all for a happy holiday!
Here's what's happening the week of Nov. 26 - Dec. 2.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Author Talk: Susan Orlean - The Library Book
Sunday, December 2 @2pm
Acclaimed author Susan Orlean, hailed as a 'national treasure' by The Washington Post, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - libraries - when she visits Wilton Library to discuss her latest nonfiction, The Library Book. Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries, Orlean presents a mesmerizing and compelling story about the devastating fire that took place on April 29, 1986 at the Los Angeles Public Library. Book signing and purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media sponsor is Good Morning WiltonMore info & register
How Sweet It Is in Wilton - Gingerbread House Contest 
Drop off dates: Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-4:30pm & Monday, Dec. 3, from 10am-7:30pm
Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce invite families, groups, organizations, merchants and individuals to submit gingerbread or other edible models of Wilton houses or buildings to be put on display in the library. Entries will be judged in two age groups -- 12 and under and ages 13 to adult. Winners will be judged in three categories - best historical Wilton house, best creative Wilton building, and best whimsical design. From Dec. 4-18, visitors to the library also can vote for their favorite models. Winners will be announced Dec. 19. Winning submissions will be awarded Wilton Chamber gift certificates. Entries will remain on display through Jan. 2, 2019. Click here for full details including measurements, guidelines, entry forms and helpful links. 
NEW DATE -- National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Panel Discussion and Author Talk
Tuesday, November 27 @7pm
In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, this informational panel includes author Mary Hogan discussing her new novel, Left, which chronicles the emergence of her husband's dementia at a relatively early age. The panel discussion will include topics such as the medical implications of Alzheimer's, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. A Q&A session will follow. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books. More info & register
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Capucine Gros
Monday, November 26 @6pm
November brings Capucine Gros to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Capucine's work is greatly influenced by her experiences traveling around the country, exploring several national parks. Her recent projects investigated geography, populations and the ownership of land and inevitably pointed her towards opportunities to make work while immersed in nature. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.  More info & register
Senior Center Book Discussion: The Quiet American
Tuesday, November 27 @11am
Ray Rauth will lead a discussion of The Quiet American by Graham Greene, a novel combining a love triangle/murder mystery with a secret agent thriller as the substrate for a political commentary. Group meets at Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road in Wilton. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240.  More info
Holiday Book Sale
Thursday, November 29 to Wednesday, January 2
The Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found - featuring a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks suitable for gift-giving to all ages. This year, the sale includes a diverse collection of classical, jazz, Latin and blues CDs. All CDs are priced to sell, many are new shrink-wrapped items. All merchandise is perfect for holiday gift-giving. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library.  More info
SCORE Business Workshop: 5 Secret Strategies to Generating More Profits, Working Fewer Hours
Thursday, November 29 @6 pm
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show small business owners how to improve their productivity and make more money in less time. This workshop will focus on five strategies to increase profits and cash-flow, reduce stress and have more time to spend with loved ones. Speaker Bernie Kettle is a business consultant and business growth coach with 30+ years of experience. Media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin More info & register
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room -- The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrating TimeLine
Sunday, December 2 @5pm
Musicians Chris and Dan Brubeck, sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, head a versatile band with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb. They will be performing music from their latest recording TimeLine which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's historic State Department tour of the Middle East. TimeLine has earned excellent reviews and was a favorite on the jazz radio charts for four months. In addition, they'll share behind-the-scenes stories about the music and the history of the music's creation. Reception following the concert. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  Waitlist Only
English Paper and Appliqué
Friday, November 30 @10am
Join Carolina Asmussen, a professional quilter, for an introductory workshop on English Paper Piecing (EPP), a popular British method of attaching and stabilizing pieces of fabric together. Carolina is an architect who discovered quilting and designs her own patterns and quilts which have been featured at festivals worldwide. A $10 material fee is required to hold your spot. Please bring a pair of small scissors and if available, a cutting mat. For adults, ages 18+. Limited to 8 participants. To register, call 203-762-6342.  More info
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, December 1 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
Computer Buying for the Holidays
Sunday, December 2 from 1 to 3pm
Looking to treat yourself or someone else to a new computer for the holidays, but just not sure what you need or where to begin? Swing by the Innovation Station for some ideas from Jake, our tech intern. Consultations are in 15-minute increments, first-come, first served. 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:
  • December 4 -- Breaking Code: A One Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding
  • December 7 -- Wilton Holiday Stroll
  • December 12 -- Wilton Library Readers: Story & Movie: The Bear Came Over the Mountain
  • January 25 -- Mini Golf Adult Tourney Fundraiser (evening)
  • January 26 -- Mini Golf Fundraiser (all day)
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, November 26 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor

Learn to Etch!
Monday, November 26 @10:30am OR
Click the dates to register
Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop
Thursday, November 29 @2pm

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