February 3 - 9, 2020
News
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day is this Saturday, February 1. Parents and children can enjoy special activities including musical sessions with Lynn Lewis and the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra
  • Hooray for Hollywood -- our annual Oscar Contest is on! Pick up your ballot at the Circulation Desk and select your favorites in nine categories. Contest runs until Oscar night, February 9. Winner receives 3 free DVD rentals and town-wide bragging rights.
Here's what's happening the week of February 3 - 9.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Wilton Reads 2020: Tales of the Jazz Age by
F. Scott Fitzgerald

With the centennial celebration of the late jazz legend and Wiltonian Dave Brubeck, the announcement of the Brubeck Collection archives coming to Wilton Library, and the Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society's "Jazzed Up - The History of Jazz" lecture series underway, it seems fitting that Wilton Reads 2020 book focuses on American jazz. The selection is F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tales of the Jazz Age. This compendium of short stories delves into American social life and customs during the 20th century using the backdrop of jazz. Wilton Reads 2020 programming will incorporate activities both at Wilton Library and throughout the Wilton Public Schools. Stay tuned for a calendar of activities. More info
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WLA/WGG Green Speaker Series - Recycling: What's In? What's Out? What's Up?
Tuesday, February 4 @7pm
Please join Wilton Go Green and Sherill Baldwin of CT DEEP and RecycleCT to learn all about recycling in Wilton including what goes in the bin, what stays out, should I still recycle and the impact of China's National Sword on Connecticut's recycling programs. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.  Click here for a Recycling in Wilton, CT guide.  More info & register
The Art of Firing Circuits Studios Exhibition and Reception
Friday, February 7 @6pm
Eleven area artists will be showcased in Wilton Library's February art exhibition. The artists are from the Firing Circuits Studios in Norwalk and include Cecilia Fradet, Mari Gyorgyey, Lydia Larson, Emily Hamilton Laux, Cate Leach, Claudia Mengel, Valerie Rovens, Mark Schiff, Brian Walker, Nancy C. Woodward and Marc Zaref. Their works represent a wide variety of styles, media and subject matter choices. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through February 27. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  More info 
Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Bouquets from Harold Bloom's The Best Poems of the English Language
Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27 @10:30am
This is a 4-week literature seminar in which Judson Scruton will take participants through selected works by Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare and Wordsworth, all augmented with commentary by literary giant the late Harold Bloom. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley.  More info & register
Sensory Integration and Floortime Therapy
Thursday, February 6 @10am
Occupational therapists Melissa Chaikin Kahn and Kate Baylis will lead an interactive workshop on the importance of a well-functioning sensory system in helping children function in their daily activities. Attendees will learn specific strategies that can be implemented immediately and incorporated into the home environment. Floortime™ therapist Tuvia Cooper will discuss ways to help your child develop social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED*NET Wilton.  More info & register
Author Talk: Jill Santopolo - More Than Words
Monday, February 10 @7pm
National and international bestselling author of The Light We Lost, Jill Santopolo, visits Wilton Library to discuss her latest book, More Than Words. It is a heartbreaking and romantic novel about grief, loss, love, and self-discovery, and how we choose which life we are meant to live. A Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning WiltonMore info & register
WLA/WHS Scholarly Series -- Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America
Three Lectures Remain: February 9 through April 5, 2020
In the thirteenth year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series is focusing on the theme Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America. The series is sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin. Informal receptions follow each talk. Registration is required for each lecture individually. Click the dates below to register.
  • Sunday, February 9: Seriously Satchmo: The Importance of Louis Armstrong, The Early Years - Chris Coulter - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Sunday, March 8: The Harlem Renaissance: Connections and Creativity - Reggie Quinerly - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Sunday, April 5: Women in Jazz: Past, Present, Future - Brenda Earle Stokes - WAITLIST ONLY
Design a Pillow Cover for Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 5 @10am
Join us and use the Cricut Die Cutter, Iron-on Vinyl and our heat press, to create a unique pillow cover for someone special in your life! Choose from four designs and two 18" x 18" cotton covers - red or ivory.  A $10 materials fee is payable in advance. For ages 18+.  More info & register
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: 
  • February 18: Author Talk: Daryl Beyers - The New Gardener's Handbook
  • February 20: The Treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne - Case Studies of Diplomatic Nonsense
  • February 26: Wilton Land Conservation Trust: Putting Back What Nature Intended
  • March 28: 125th Anniversary Gala at Rolling Hills Country Club
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters
Monday, Feb. 3 @1pm OR 
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, Feb. 4 @6:15pm
Drop-in sessions
Electronic Embroidering
Monday, Feb. 3 @10:30am OR 
Saturday, Feb 8 @10am
Click dates to register
New Life for Old Videos
Monday, Feb. 3 @10:30am
OR Sunday, Feb. 9 @2pm
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Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter
Friday, Feb. 7 @4pm 
Paint It Up
Wednesday, Feb. 5 @6pm
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Thursday, Feb. 6 @2pm
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