November 4 - 10, 2019
News
  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Wilton Public Schools are closed but the library is open from 10am to 8pm. Stop by with or without the kids after voting. Click here to learn more about voting in Wilton.
  • Ready, Set, Bake... Stay tuned to our website for information coming November 1 about the 2019 How Sweet It is in Wilton Gingerbread House Contest.

Here's what's happening the week of November 4 -10.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
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NEW -- Friday Evening Literary Salon
Friday, November 8 @6pm
Please join us for a bit of intellectual socializing as we launch our new Friday Evening Literary Salon series. For this kick-off event, we'll watch a few brief video clips of Yale Literature Professor Harold Bloom as he talks about why we should read the "Great Books" and how we should approach them. Then, over some wine and cheese, Judson Scruton and Michael Bellacosa will start the conversation about these ideas. This program is made possible thanks to the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. More info & register
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From Tension to Tenderness: Healing the Mother/Adult Daughter Relationship
Thursday, November 7 @7pm
Please join us for a presentation about difficulties of the mother/adult daughter relationship. Co-founder of motherrr.com, Laurie Newkirk, and her mother Marlou will discuss handling criticism, advice giving, boundaries, humor, finding forgiveness, and how to handle holiday relationship stress. More info & register
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The Scoop on Psych Testing 2: What Do All Those Numbers Really Mean? 
Wednesday, November 6 @10am
Licensed clinical psychologist Caley Schwartz, PhD, follows up her presentation last year with an explanation of common areas examined in psychological and psycho-educational testing, including IQ, achievement, memory, executive functioning, social communication, and development. Co-sponsored by SPED*NET Wilton and Wilton Library.  More info & register
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Story-Sharing Circle
Wednesday, November 6 @6:30pm
Calling all storytellers and story-listeners! Join us for an informal evening celebrating the oral storytelling tradition. Bring a prepared story to tell or just come to listen. All are welcome, experienced storytellers and newbies alike.  More info & register
College Timeline: What to Do and When
Thursday, November 7 @6:30pm
When should you begin touring colleges? How many AP exams should you take? How do you start researching schools? What about SATs and ACTs? These are just a few of the questions students have as they start to think about college. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala of Let's Talk College and get advice on important items and a timeline for the high school years. This program is designed for 8th grade to high school students and their parents. More info & register
Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church: David Finckel, Cello and Wu Han, Piano
Sunday, November 10 @4pm
Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will present a program of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Franck. 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
Author Talk: Steve Gillon - America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Tuesday, November 12 @7pm
Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. In America's Reluctant Prince, Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.'s complicated and rich life. Q&A will follow the talk. Gillon is the scholar-in-residence at the History Channel and a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. No charge.  More info & register
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Save the Date -- Destroy Your Hard Drive Fundraiser
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 team fundraiser. $20 minimum donation per computer. Receipts provided.  More info
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, Nov. 4 @1pm
Drop-in session

Embroidery for the Holidays!
Monday, Nov. 4 @10:30am OR Tuesday, Nov. 5 @6pm OR Thursday, Nov. 7 @10am
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Turkey Book Centerpiece
Wednesday, Nov. 6 @10am
Make Thanksgiving Cards or Place Cards!
Sunday, Nov. 10  @2pm
Save the Date for Upcoming Events
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