January 13 - 19, 2020
  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Join us this Friday, January 10 @6pm for the opening reception of  Winter Interlude, Wilton Library's first art exhibition of the new year. Nine area artists are showcased. Reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through January 30. 
Here's what's happening the week of January 13 - 19.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
WLA/WHS Scholarly Series -- Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America
Five Lectures: January 16 through April 5, 2020
In the thirteenth year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme, Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America. The series locations are Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society. The series is sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin. Informal receptions follow each talk. Registration is required for each lecture individually. Click the dates below to register.
  • Thursday, January 16 @6:30pm: Dave Brubeck: Twentieth Century American - Darius Brubeck -- WAITLIST ONLY
  • Sunday, January 26 @4pm: Jazz, Civil Rights, and Social Justice - Dr. Gil Harel, Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Sunday, February 9 @4pm: Seriously Satchmo: The Importance of Louis Armstrong, The Early Years - Chris Coulter
  • Sunday, March 8 @4pm: The Harlem Renaissance: Connections and Creativity - Reggie Quinerly - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Sunday, April 5 @4pm: Women in Jazz: Past, Present, Future - Brenda Earle Stokes - WAITLIST ONLY
Wilton Youth Council - Vaping: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, January 15 @10am
Please join us for this interactive session when Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC, will discuss the short- and long-term effects of vaping, nicotine, and marijuana use. In this workshop, participants will learn: vital information about vaping/JUULing, including what the most popular devices look like and how they are used; the connection between addiction and underlying mental health issues such as anxiety; current research on the risks of vaping, including its potential to serve as a gateway to alcohol, opioid or THC abuse; how to talk with your teens and intervene, if necessary. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, and Newport Academy. More info & register
Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group
Tuesday, January 14 @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, January 18 @2pm
Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop. 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
Cozy Sweater Mittens
Thursday, January 16 @2pm
Let's upcycle! Instead of tossing out old wool sweaters, learn how to transform them into warm, cozy mittens. Bring a good pair of scissors and we'll supply the rest of the goods. Materials fee of $5 is payable in advance. For 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: 
  • January 26: Wilton's 3rd Annual Winter Carnival from noon to 4pm
  • January 27: Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: What They Are, What They Aren't, and What We Can Do About Them
  • January 28: Senior Center Book Discussion: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • February 10: Author Talk: Jill Santopolo - More Than Words
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, Jan. 13 @1pm &
Night Time Knitters
Tuesday, Jan. 14 @6:15pm
Drop-in sessions
Electronic Embroidering
Monday, Jan. 13 @10:30am OR Sunday, Jan. 19 @2pm
Click dates to register
Paint It Up
Monday, Jan. 13 @6pm
Making Gifts with the
Cricut Die Cutter
Thursday, Jan. 16 @10am
Make Fun Buttons!
Friday, Jan. 17 @3:30pm

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