August 12 - 18, 2019
News
  • Only a few more days left to view the artwork of your friends and neighbors. Our Summer Art Show exhibit, featuring original works by 50+ Wilton artists, is on display through August 29. Many of the works are for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. 
  • Wilton Library is closed on Sundays now through September 1. We resume our regular 1-5pm Sunday hours on September 8.
Here's what's happening the week of August 12 - 18.
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SCORE: How You Can Get A Twenty-Six Hour Day - For Real!
Wednesday, August 14 @6pm 
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show how small business owners can get more done in both their work and home lives by working smarter, not harder, leveraging their time for increased productivity. Speaker Don Wetmore is a certified executive coach and the author of eight books on the subjects of time management, productivity and organization. Contact SCORE at 203-831-0065 with any questions.  More info & registration link
Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group
Tuesday, August 13 @6pm
Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor.   More info & register
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, August 17 @2pm
Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. 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 to 15 attendees.  More info & register
Bath Bombs with Nod Hill Soaps for Teens & Tweens
Tuesday, August 13 @3pm 
Join Nod Hill Soaps and learn the secret of making fizzy bath bombs. Give them as a gift or treat yourself to a great soaking experience. For grades 6-12. To register, call 203-762-6342. $5 fee is required to hold your place. Thanks to the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund for the remainder of the workshop costs.  More info
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Wizard Camp Fundraiser
Tuesday, August 20 from 9am to 3pm
For children entering grades 3-5
Summer is almost over and it's time to think about going back to school - Wizarding School! Wilton Library hosts a fundraiser commemorating 22 years of Harry Potter. Children  will be sorted into the four houses of Hogwarts and attend a variety of magical classes and fun activities. They will search for magical artifacts guarded by fearsome creatures; learn about the Science of Divinations from Professor Trelawney and much more. Children must bring their own lunches; snacks and beverages will be supplied. Advance registration required in person; $50 per child. For details, call 203-762-6336 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:
 
  • August 26Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Jay Petrow
  • September 10: Author Talk: Anne Gardiner Perkins - Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant
  • September 15: Connecticut's Own Concert: The Wilton Music Studios Virtuosi
  • September 18: How to Raise a Reader: 10 Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers 
  • September 21-24: Awesome Autumn Book Sale
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, August 12 @1pm
Drop-in session on the library's second floor
Embroider a Chef's Apron
Monday, August 12 @10:30am
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Friday, August 16 @10am

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