January 21 - 27, 2019
News
  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, January 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • The library will remain open until 9pm on January 22, 23 and 24
    for students studying for midterm exams; the Children's Library will at 8pm.
  • Please note the library will close at 4pm on Friday, January 25 to set-up for the Mini-Golf Tourney for Adults. More info  
Here's what's happening the week of January 21-27.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Game On! Wilton Library Mini Golf Tourney for Adults
Friday, January 25 from 6:30 to 9:30pm
Join us for a fun mini golf tourney night inside the library -- complete with food, libations and prizes to win. Teams of four will compete on the 18-hole Mini-Golf Course while friends and fans cheer them on. Putters and balls provided; prizes will be awarded for the most creative golf attire. Tickets are available for foursomes for $300; couples for $150 or singles for $75. Couples and singles will be assigned to foursomes. Spectator tickets are $50 per person. Food and libations included. Please note the library will close at 4pm on January 25 to set-up.  Family Mini Golf Day is January 26. This is a library fundraising event.  Click here for tickets, sponsorship information and all the details
Mini Golf  Family  Day
Saturday, January 26 from 10am to 4pm
Mini Golf Family Day will once again have food (each paid admission will receive a free coupon for a carnival type food!); face painting, fun activities, and much more. Players of all ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Putters and balls provided. No advance ticketing required. $5 per person for both children and adults. Tickets only available at the door on the day of the event. Last tee off is at 3:30pm.  This is a library fundraising event.  Click here for more details
 
Author Talk: Stephanie Land - Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive
Thursday, January 24 @7pm
Maid is showing up on almost every best of, must read, don't miss list of 2019. We are so fortunate to have author Stephanie Land coming to Wilton Library to discuss this important, timely and unforgettable memoir -- a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. Journalist Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. The event is free. Books for sale and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. More info & register
WLA/WHS Scholarly Series -- Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? Topic: Versailles....False Promise - Mark Albertson 
Sunday, January 27 @4pm
In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme is 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?' Historian and author Mark Albertson kicks off the series with a lecture highlighting several themes from his 8-week course on the transition period between World War One and Two beginning with the Versailles Treaty. Click here to register for the Jan. 27 lecture.   Click here for all four lecture registration links and series information.
Extended Hours for Midterm Exams
Open until 9pm on January 22, 23 & 24
ROAR Therapy Dogs Visit on Jan. 23 from 1-5pm
The library will be open late until 9pm on January 22, 23 & 24 to accommodate students studying for midterm exams.  Additional quiet study space will be available in the Brubeck Room, Craft Room or on the library's second floor from January 22-27. Check postings in the library for room details.  On Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 1-5pm, students will be able to pet away their worries with therapy dogs from ROAR, Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue. Several four-legged friends will visit to calm the nerves and share a cuddle with students. 
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Getting Your Financial Life In Order - Sooner Rather Than Later
Thursday, January 24 @10am
Managing money can be a challenge. Getting on track financially means taking control. When you feel in control of your money, it's a lot easier to make smart financial decisions. This workshop will offer actionable steps you can take to improve your personal financial situation.  Speaker is Laurie Stefanowicz of Catamount Wealth Management.  More info & register
Senior Center Book Discussion: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Tuesday, January 22 @11am
In only 80 pages,  Seven Brief Lessons on Physics  by Carlo Rovelli takes us on a guided tour of the most important concepts in modern physics using poetic imagery and vivid metaphorical language to bring those ideas to life for non-scientists. Michael Hess will be leading this discussion.  All adult Wilton residents are welcome to join this free book group which meets at the  Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road in Wilton,  from September through May. Please call the Senior Center at 203-834-6240 to register.  More info
Create & Explore Virtual Reality for Teens
Wednesday, Jan. 23 & Thursday, Jan. 24, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Come learn how to create the next dimension -- Virtual Reality! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to learn how to build their own Virtual Reality worlds and then use the library's Vive headset to explore their creations in this 2-day free workshop with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Students need to attend both days of the program. No charge. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  More info & register
Paint it Up!
Wednesday, January 23 @6pm
Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop
Thursday, January 24 @2pm
Make Fun Button Pins or Pocket Mirrors!
Sunday, January 27 @2pm
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