November 12 - 18, 2018
Call for Entries --
How Sweet It Is in Wilton - Gingerbread House Contest 
Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce invite families, groups and individuals to submit gingerbread or other edible models of Wilton houses or buildings to be put on display in the library. Drop off dates for the creations are  Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-4pm  and  Monday, Dec. 3, from 10am-7:30pm
Entries will be judged in two age groups --  12 and under  and ages 13 to adult . Winners will be judged in three categories - best historical Wilton house, best creative Wilton building, and best whimsical design . From Dec. 4-18, visitors to the library also can vote for their favorite models. Winners will be announced Dec. 19. Winning submissions including the Community Favorite will be awarded Wilton Chamber gift certificates. Entries will remain on display through Jan. 2, 2019. Click here for full details including measurements, guidelines, entry forms and helpful links.   
Here's what's happening the week of November 12 - 18.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
This Saturday -- Destroy Your Hard Drive
Saturday, November 10 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 donation per computer. Receipts provided. More info 
New Perspectives Film Series - Poliwood
Saturday, November 17 @7:30pm
Poliwood, by Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, documents the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions and looks at the way Hollywood celebrity and political activism have become entwined. Actors Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon and Sting among others are a part of the Creative Coalition, a non-partisan group that promotes the importance of the arts in education. Suggested donation: $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film.  More info & register
Artists of Firing Circuits Studios Art Exhibition/Reception
Friday, November 16 @6pm
Eighteen artists from Firing Circuits Studios in Norwalk will be exhibiting their works in the library's November/December art show. The works represent a wide variety of media including oils, watercolors, photography, mixed media and sculptures; the subject matter is diverse. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through December 26. 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
Pop-up Shop
Wednesday, November 14 from 10am to 6pm
It's Wilton Library's very own Pop-up Shop! Swing by between 10am to 6pm and get a jump-start on your holiday shopping. Golf towels, chef's aprons, button pins, baby bibs, wine stoppers, bottle openers, tea towels and more...all done in our Innovation Station!  More info
Wilton Library Readers - The Door
Wednesday, November 14 @12pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Door by Magda Szabo. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. All are welcome. Click here for a complete listing of meeting dates and titles. More info & register
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Panel Discussion and Author Talk
Thursday, November 15 @7pm
In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, this informational panel includes author Mary Hogan discussing her new novel, Left, which chronicles the emergence of her husband's dementia at a relatively early age. The panel discussion will include topics such as the medical implications of Alzheimer's, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. A Q&A session will follow. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books. More info & register
AARP Driver Safety Class
Saturday, November 17 @10am
This single session, four-hour course is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50+. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only.  More info & register
Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group
Tuesday, November 13 @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, November 17 @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
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, November 17 from 10am to 12pm
Need tech help? Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here! Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any matter. No appointments necessary; just drop in. If you're looking for assistance with your email or the library's databases, please bring your library card and passwords.  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:
  • November 29 to January 2 -- Holiday Book Sale
  • December 2 -- Author Talk: Susan Orlean - The Library Book
  • December 2 -- Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room -- The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrating TimeLine
  • December 7 -- Wilton Holiday Stroll
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, November 12 @1pm
Weekly drop-in session on the library's second floor

Email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org to book your holiday crafting time
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