January 14 - 20, 2019
  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, January 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • There's still space available in the Teens Create a Survival Tool  crafting session this Sunday, Jan. 13 @2pm. No charge. More info & register 
Here's what's happening the week of January 14 - 20.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
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. Family Mini Golf Day is January 26. This is a library fundraising event.  Click here for tickets, sponsorship information and all the details
Parent Information Series: Mindful Parenting
Tuesday, January 15 @10am
The pressures in our community can make mindful parenting a challenge. This interactive presentation will discuss what it means to be a mindful parent. Tracey Masella, LCSW, will provide useful information on establishing a family frame, setting reasonable and attainable expectations and goals for your children, managing anxiety, and finding a supportive group of fellow parents in your community. This free program is appropriate for parents with children of all ages. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, and Silver Hill Hospital. More info & register
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?
Four Sundays @4pm beginning January 27 through March 2019
In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? The four-part series will explore the headlines that defined the year 1919, from the Treaty of Versailles to the Black Sox Scandal to the women's suffrage movement, including how events impacted Connecticut. The media sponsor for the lecture series is The Wilton Bulletin. Registration is strongly encouraged for this very popular series; please register separately for each lecture. Click here for all registration links and lecture information.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, January 19 @2pm
Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop. 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.  More info & register
Transform Old Books into a Snowman
Monday January 14 @10:30am
Join us for a morning crafting session -- recycle old books and create a one-of-a kind Snowman decoration. Approximately 1-1/2 - 2' tall. $8 materials fee payable upon arrival. For adults, ages 18+.  More info & register
Create & Explore Virtual Reality for Teens
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. Two sessions are offered; students need to attend both days of the program. Click the dates to register for your choice of session.  More info
Science & Math Problem Solving for Teens
Thursday, January 17 from 3:30 to 5pm
Need help figuring out a Chemistry, Math, Physical or General Science homework question? Swing by the teen room on Thursday afternoons between 3:30-5:00pm for some problem solving assistance. Come prepared with your questions.
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, January 19 from 10am to 12pm
Got a new tech gift for the holidays and need some help getting started? Stop by the library for some free guidance. Tech savvy members of Girl Scout Troop 51010 are here to help. 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
Save the Dates for Upcoming Programs
Resolve to take advantage of more library resources and programs in 2019! Here are a few upcoming programs that you won't want to miss: 
  • January 26 -- Mini Golf Family Day Fundraiser 
  • January 31 -- Author Talk: Jacqueline Raposo - The Me Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, January 14 @1pm
Weekly drop-in on the library's 2nd floor

Embroider or Monogram It!
Wednesday, January 16 @10am
Learn to Etch!
Thursday, January 17 @6pm
New Life for Old Videos
Friday, January 18 @10am
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