February  18 - 24, 2019
News
  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, for the Presidents' Day holiday
  • The Scouting for Tech Help session scheduled for Saturday, February 16 is cancelled.
  • Some binge-worthy news -- we've added TV series to our Quick Picks section, featuring popular bestsellers, feature films and now TV series on DVDs/Blu-ray. The in-demand items are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no holds. Feature films are loaned for one night at $1; TV series are loaned for a week at $2; and books are loaned for one week at no charge. 
  • Bring your favorite princess to Wilton Library on Saturday, February 23 at 2pm for a Princess Tea Party. At this fabulous FUNdraiser, children ages 4+ will meet and greet a popular princess as well as enjoy scrumptious refreshments and take home a sparkly craft. A wonderful photo opportunity for all! Costumes encouraged. Cost is $25 per princess to support the Children's Library. More info
Here's what's happening the week of February  18 - 24.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Call for Entries -- Wilton Arts Council FOCUS '19 Photo Exhibit 
Entry drop-off: Saturday, February 23 from 10:30am - 4pm & Sunday, February 24 from 1:30 - 4pm 
Wilton Arts Council is seeking photography entries for its Focus '19 Photo Exhibit taking place at the library from March 2 - 29. Prizes are awarded in three divisions - Adult, High School Student and Youth (through 8th grade) - and for Best in Show. The reception and awards presentation is March 8. For more information, regulations, sponsors and to download the entry form, visit wiltonarts.org or call 203-834-9986. 
WLA/SCORE: Learn About Quickbooks Online
Thursday, February 21 @6pm
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show small business owners if QuickBooks Online is right for their business. Participants will learn the basics and how to choose the best version of QuickBooks. The presenter is Caren Schwartz. Visit www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at 203-831-0065 to register. Media sponsor is The Wilton BulletinMore info & register
AARP Driver Safety Class
Saturday, February 23 @10am
This single session, four-hour course for drivers age 50+ covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only.  More info & register
Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? - Cecelia Bucki at Wilton Library
Sunday, February 24 @4pm
Topic: Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation. In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme is 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?' Historian and author Cecelia Bucki will survey the domestic unrest that plagued the United States following the end of World War One. The remaining lectures are: March 10 at the Wilton Historical Society - "Men in Black Sox" - Steve Wulf, ESPN; March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society - "Votes for Women" - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.  More info & register
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
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. Wilton Reads has, for several years, given us an opportunity through fine literature to sharpen our view of ourselves and the world around us. 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 Wilton Reads 2019 program, 200 paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz will be distributed to community members 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.
Human Library  
Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 5pm
Join us for our second "Human Library" on Saturday, March 23. Our human books are community members who have volunteered to share their stories in order to break down barriers based on age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, lifestyle choices, or other aspects of their identity. Help shatter stereotypes through open conversations between two people in a non-judgmental environment. This is an opportunity for those who've faced prejudice to tell their story and show people who they really are. And it's a chance for others to change their preconceived notions based on a person's appearance, lifestyle, or beliefs. 
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 3: A Journey....A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson
  • 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
  • April 6: An Evening Under The Sea to Benefit Wilton Library 
Scanning Slides into Digital Images
Tuesday, February 19 @6pm
Design a Pocket Mirror
Friday, February 22 @4pm 
Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter
Sunday, February 24 @2pm
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