November 18 - 24, 2019
News
  • Need some holiday cooking ideas? Just in time for the holidays, the library has a chef's table worth of cookbooks for sale.  The Cookbook Extravaganza runs this Saturday, November 16 until November 27 in the gallery. The books are perfect for gift giving or for recipe collecting for those great holiday feasts ahead. 
  • Join in the Town of Wilton's Guess the Weight of the Recyclables activity at Wilton Library through Friday, November 15 at 3pm. Submit a guess for the weight of the recyclables bag on display in the library gallery. A Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate will be awarded for the closest guess.  
Here's what's happening the week of November 18 - 24.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
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THIS SATURDAY -- Destroy Your Hard Drive Fundraiser
Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 2pm 
Are you looking to get rid of your old computer, but worried about all the personal information stored on it? Bring your whole computer to Wilton Library and Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's Robotics Team, will take it apart for you and destroy your hard drive. You can wait and watch or just drop and go! This is a team fundraiser. $20 minimum donation per computer. Receipts provided.  More info
Please make your YEAR-END gift today!
Now through December 31
Your 100% tax-deductible gift to Wilton Library Association makes an immediate impact. Wilton Library depends on private donations to fill our shelves and to provide nearly 1,000 programs and services annually. We are not a municipal library, we are a public/private partnership and need to raise 25% of our annual budget to fund our collection, and provide programs and services. WLA welcomes gifts of all sizes and is very grateful to private support that makes all we do possible! Please make your year-end gift today. Learn more about ways to donate at  www.wiltonlibrary.org/give It is fast and easy to give online . We happily accept gifts by mail (postmarked by 12/31/19) and by stopping by the library to make a gift with one of our staff or call 203-762-6321. Click here to donate now
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Brian Mustari
Monday, November 18 @6pm
November brings Brian Mustari to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. At Weir Farm, Brian will draw from life using graphite/charcoal and ink wash in various studies of the fundamentals as an exercise for increasing his ability to depict what he sees in two dimensions. He will also plan to carve one small head out of wood each day.  Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.  More info & register
Tellabration! An Evening of Storytelling for All
Tuesday, November 19 @6pm
Experience an evening celebrating the art of oral storytelling. We will tell stories from different cultures, some funny, some thoughtful, and some even a bit creepy. We will showcase the talents of our librarians along with local professional storytellers. There will be something for everyone, grades 2 through adult. More info & register
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WLA/SCORE: Planning and Promoting Your Business: Business Canvas Clinic 
Thursday, November 21 @6pm
SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce and United Rentals present a seminar that will show how to test the viability of your business idea before going all in. The Lean Canvas is an actionable and entrepreneurial approach to doing a business plan in a timely way. Speaker Bill Schloth has been investing in, managing, buying & selling start-up and emerging businesses for 25+ years. Media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin More info & register
Red Cross Babysitting Training
Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22 from 2-5pm
This is a 2-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitter Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross Babysitting certificate. Cost is $75, which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Questions? Call 203-762-6342.  More info & register
Call for Entries -- 2019 How Sweet It Is in Wilton Gingerbread House Contest
Entry drop off: Sunday, December 1, from 1 - 4:30pm OR
Monday, December 2, from 10am - 7:30pm
Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce invite families,   individuals,  organizations   and  businesses to submit gingerbread or other edible models of Wilton houses or buildings to be put on display in the library. This year, in conjunction with Wilton Library's 125th anniversary, the theme is celebrating the past, present and future of Wilton . Entries will be judged in two age groups -- 12 & under and ages 13 to adult. Judges will choose winners from three categories: 
  • Most whimsical
  • Most visionary Wilton place
  • Best historical Wilton place 

From Dec. 3-16, visitors to the library also can vote for their favorite models. Winners will be announced Dec. 18. Winning submissions including the Community Favorite will be awarded Wilton Chamber gift certificates. Entries will remain on display through Dec. 22. Click here for full details including measurements, guidelines, entry forms and helpful links.

Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters
Monday, Nov. 18 @1pm & 
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, Nov. 19 @6pm
Drop-in sessions

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter
Monday, Nov. 18  @10:30am
Make Thanksgiving Cards or Place Cards!
Wednesday, Nov. 20 @10am 
Make Fun Buttons!
Thursday, Nov. 21 @2pm
Embroidery for the Holidays
Sunday, Nov. 24  @2pm


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:
 
  • December 4: Holiday Trees - Folded Book Art for Adults
  • December 4 Author Talk: Donald Rattner, My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation
  • December 5 - 29: Holiday Book Sale
  • December 6: Wilton Holiday Stroll
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