February 25 - March 3, 2019
News
  • Entry drop-off for the Wilton Arts Council FOCUS '19 Photo Exhibit is this weekend at Wilton Library -- Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:30am - 4pm and Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1:30 - 4pm. For more information and entry forms visit wiltonarts.org.
  • Still a few spots left -- Bring your favorite princess to Wilton Library on Saturday, February 23 at 2pm for a Princess Tea Party. Children ages 4+ are invited to meet and greet a popular princess as well as enjoy scrumptious refreshments and take home a sparkly craft. Costumes encouraged. Cost is $25 per princess to support the Children's Library. More info
Here's what's happening the week of February 25 - March 3.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
A Journey....A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson
Sunday, March 3 @3pm
In recognition of Women's History Month, Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society present "A Journey . . ." a one-woman show by Westport writer and actress Kimberly Wilson. Ms. Wilson was awarded "Best Playwright" in 2016 by the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival for the piece. At the end of the presentation, Ms. Wilson will conduct a "talk-back" session. Rooted in research, 'A Journey' is a tour-de-force of acting and song, as the statuesque Wilson modulates her powerful contralto from a whisper to a fervent spiritual, capturing the spirits of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, the Slave Woman, the African Queen, and a new historical figure, Haggar Tonquin of Wilton. Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood as an integral part of the history of the United States. Reception following the talk.  More info & register
Wilton Reads 2019
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Book Giveaway: Wednesday, February 27 from 10am-12pm and from 6:30-7:30pm
We welcome all community members to join Wilton Library this spring as we come together to read, discuss and reflect upon The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris for our thirteenth Wilton Reads event. This year's community-wide read will bring an exploration of the Holocaust through insightful programming and a collaboration with the Wilton Public Schools. 
To encourage readership and to kick off the program, 200 paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz will be distributed free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank on a first-come, first-served basis, one per person on February 27 (times above). Be part of our journey of book discussions, a documentary film screening, a history lesson, a concert and more beginning March 5, all leading up to the author talk in-person with Heather Morris on April 11. Click here for all Wilton Reads 2019 details, helpful links and registration information.
Author Talk: Susan Conley: Elsey Come Home
Wednesday, February 27 @7pm
Author Susan Conley brings a heartfelt story of a woman's identity crisis in her latest novel, Elsey Come Home -- featured as a top 2019 pick by O Magazine, Marie Claire and The Huffington Post. Elsey, the protagonist, is desperately trying to balance motherhood, a career as a painter, her role as a wife, and a drinking problem she developed to help with her worries. Her husband gives her an ultimatum which sets Elsey on her personal journey. Conley is the author of the novel Paris Was the Place and The Foremost Good Fortune, a book that won the Maine Literary Award for memoir.  More info & register
Senior Center Book Discussion: Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty
Tuesday, February 26 @11am
Carol Kaelin leads a discussion of Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty by John B. Boles. Published in 2017, this is the first comprehensive biography of Jefferson in nearly 50 years. Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through May at the  Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton . Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240.   More info
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Think College: Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Wednesday,  February 27 @6:30pm
Please join in this special information session on Connecticut's newly announced program: Think College - Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities.  Walter Glomb, Executive Director of the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities, will discuss the Think College Strategic Plan for Connecticut. The goal is to develop a rational system of post-secondary educational opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities.   More info & register
WLA/SCORE: Evaluating Your Business For Better Facebook Ads
Thursday,  February 28 @6pm
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a 'Hotseats' program: an open forum workshop where attendees can discuss their business models and how to promote them with Facebook ads. Topics: determining your customer value, key components of an ad and sales page, types of ads, sample results and expectations. Speaker is Ed Winslow. Visit www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at 203-831-0065 to register.   More info & registration link
Scouting for Tech Help 
Saturday, March 2 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 size. No appointments necessary. 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 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:
  • March 5: Get Well, Stay Well: Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • March 10: WLA/WHS Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? - Steve Wulf at Wilton Historical Society
  • March 17: Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Jamie Baum and Short Stories
  • March 23: Human Library
  • April 6: An Evening Under The Sea to Benefit Wilton Library 
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, Feb. 25 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor

Make Fun Buttons!
Tuesday, Feb. 26 @6pm
Learn to Etch!
Wednesday, Feb. 27 @10am
Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop
Thursday, Feb. 28 @2pm
New Life for Old Videos
Sunday, March 3 @1:30pm
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