April 15 - 21, 2019
  • Wilton Library is closing early at 5pm this Thursday, April 11 to prepare for the Wilton Reads 2019 Author Visit with Heather Morris, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The event is waitlist only. Doors re-open at 6pm for registered event attendees.
  • So many thanks to the 2019 Spring Benefit committee for all their hard work, generosity and creativity in making the Under The Sea benefit such a success. Our gratitude and appreciation goes to all those who supported the evening, our event sponsors as well as the live and silent auction donors. Click here to see the photos.
  • Looking for a past Wilton news story?  Find it in the  Wilton Bulletin archives and articles resource, easily found with your Wilton Library card on the library's website homepage . Under the  Research  tab, click Wilton Resources -- you'll find History Room and Wilton Herbarium information there as well.
  • Wilton Library will be closed Sunday, April 21 for the Easter holiday.
Here's what's happening the week of April 15 - 21.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
SAVE THE DATES -- Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, April 27 through Tuesday, April 30
Our largest sale features more than 70,000 items for all ages sorted in 50+ categories - history, biographies, travel, and science fiction; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, and books on CD. There is something for everyone. Hours and details:
  • Saturday, April 27: 7-9am for Early Buyers with $15 admissions fee, 9am-5pm free to the public
  • Sunday, April 28: 1-5pm, free admission
  • Monday, April 29: 10am-5pm, books ½ price, free admission
  • Tuesday, April 30: 10am-5pm, $5 per bag, free admission
Key Concepts You Need to Know Before Applying for Social Security
Wednesday, April 17 @6:30pm
When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision in planning your retirement. Depending on your age, Social Security filing strategies may boost lifetime benefits and increase retirement income by tens of thousands. Learn more about how Social Security benefits are calculated and the advanced planning required to increase them; why married couples, divorced and widowed individuals can miss out on significant lifetime sums; how Social Security sums may be integrated into a retirement analysis projecting future monthly income; and much more. The speaker is Michael Alimo, Investment Advisor Representative, ChFEBC.  More info & register
Tea Tasting with Bubble & Brew
Saturday, April 20 @2pm
Join mother-daughter duo Wendy and Madison Fellows for their first guided tea talk and tasting. Wendy and Madison are founders of Bubble & Brew, an antique French firetruck, turned local food truck, launched in April 2018. They specialize in fine teas from around the world and will cover a tasting, brief history and potential health benefits of tea. Teas sampled will be favorites from each category: White: Darjeeling Moonshine, Green: Jasmine Jade Pearls, Oolong: Bao Zhong Oolong, Black: Koucha Black, and Tisane: Peach Passionfruit. Both Wendy and Madison are certified by Bruce Richardson's Tea Master Class, but their love for tea dates back to their childhood years with family, their travels and tea tastings. More info & register
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, April 20 @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 just 15 attendees.  More info & register
Paint It Up!
Wednesday, April 17 @6pm
Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required -- just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, 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 and to register:
  • May 4Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves
  • May 6Author Talk: Tyler Kepner, K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches
  • May 11: New Perspectives Film Series: From Seed to Seed
  • May 19: Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room - Guitarist Martin Taylor 
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, April 15 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor
Embroider or Monogram It!
Monday, April 15 @10:30am
Iron-On Pillow Cover
Monday, April 15 @10:30am
Quick Links
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Digital Library: OverDrive, Hoopla,
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