August 26 - September 1, 2019
  • Wilton Library is closed Sunday and Monday, September 1-2, for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Our regular 1-5pm Sunday hours resume Sept. 8.
  • In an effort to go green, all Ladies' Soirée invitations are being sent digitally this year. Watch for your 2019 Ladies' Soirée invitation to arrive in your email inbox on Thursday, August 22
  • We are hard at work preparing for the Awesome Autumn Book Sale, Sept. 21-24. We are in need of a few more helping hands to assist with the sale. Please email Rich Hubli for more information about volunteering. The final day to donate high quality, gently-used books for the sale is  Saturday, August 31
  • Look for Wilton Library at the Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair and Exhibition this  Sunday, August 25 from 10-4 at the historic Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road. We will be demonstrating embroidery with the Janome Memory Craft embroidery machine as well as displaying and selling embroidered and other handcrafted items. Fruits, vegetables and flowers from the Children's Garden Club will also be on display.
Here's what's happening the week of August 26 - September 1.
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Silk Painters International - NY Metro Chapter Art Exhibition/Reception
Friday, September 6 @6pm
NY Metro Chapter artists of Silk Painters International (SPIN) display their works in Wilton Library's September art exhibition. The artists in this exhibition are Ronda Lanzi (Wilton, CT), Gloria Lanza-Bajo (Brooklyn, NY), Lydia Bang (Palisades Park, NJ), PJ Cobbs (New York, NY), Jim Cusmano and Chris Cusmano (Long Valley, NJ), Calice Fyffe (Catskill, NY), Susan Grant (Califon, NJ), Linda Parker (Orange, NJ), Suzanne Punch (New York, NY), Sissi Siska (Hoboken, NJ), and Johanna Tiemann (New York, NY). Their works represent a variety of styles, media and subject matter, all created on silk. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through October 3. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin More info
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Jay Petrow
Monday, August 26 @6pm

August brings Jay Petrow to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Jay began painting in an abstract expressionist style to connect with and express his experience fathering an autistic child. Love, anger, humor, sadness, and loss become an explosive convergence of vivid color and expressive brush stroke. His goal in painting is to recreate on canvas what he is experiencing inside, from high states of agitation and angst to feelings of calm. Incorporating vibrant colors and layering textures on the canvas, he strives to reconstruct a path through his emotional world that produces areas of high kinetic energy and serenity on the canvas. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.  More info & register
Author Talk: Anne Gardiner Perkins, Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant
Tuesday, September 10 @7pm 
In the summer of 1969, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women's equality in education. However, this first class of women found themselves in an overwhelmingly male culture. Yale Needs Women, an unflinching account of a group of young women striving for change, is an inspiring story of strength, resilience, and courage that continues to resonate today. Anne Gardiner Perkins attended Yale University, where she earned her BA in history and was the first woman editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning Wilton More info & register
Get Well, Stay Well: Vaccinations for Adults and Children
Monday, September 16 @7pm 
The next topic in "Get Well, Stay Well," the health literacy series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network, is vaccinations. Featured speakers are Dr. Jasmina Krstic, an internist with Wilton Primary and Specialty Care, and Heidi Steller, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, patient care director of Maternal/Child Health at Norwalk Hospital and Connecticut's 2019 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion. Dr. Krstic and Heidi will discuss the importance of immunizations (vaccinations) for adults and for children. The program and Q&A session will be moderated by Wilton Library Trustee Saras Nair, MD who was previously Chairman of the Pathology Department at Norwalk Hospital. Media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin 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:
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, August 26 @1pm
Drop-in session on the library's second floor
Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop
Monday, August 26 @10:30am
Embroider or Monogram It!
Thursday, August 29 @6pm
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