February  11 - 17, 2019
  • Need a read for your Valentine? Check out the Valentine's Day-themed book sale table on display now through February 14 in our Gallery. You'll find sweet deals in lovely condition.
  • Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, for the Presidents' Day holiday. Please note that you can still enjoy the benefits of the library 24/7 through the Digital Library on our website. Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines, stream music and videos, learn a language or a new tech skill.
Here's what's happening the week of February  11 - 17.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Wilton Reads 2019
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Book Giveaway: Wednesday, February 27 from 10am-12pm and from 6:30-7:30pm
We welcome all community members to join Wilton Library this spring as we come together to read, discuss and reflect upon The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris for our thirteenth Wilton Reads event. Wilton Reads has, for several years, given us an opportunity through fine literature to sharpen our view of ourselves and the world around us. This year's community-wide read will bring an exploration of the Holocaust through insightful programming and a collaboration with the Wilton Public Schools. 
To encourage readership and to kick off the Wilton Reads 2019 program, 200 paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz will be distributed to community members free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank on a first-come, first-served basis, one per person on February 27 (times above). Be part of our journey of book discussions, a documentary film screening, a history lesson, a concert and more beginning March 5, all culminating in the author talk in-person with Heather Morris on April 11. Click here for all Wilton Reads 2019 details, helpful links and registration information.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Elizabeth Knowles
Monday, February 11 @6pm
February brings Elizabeth Knowles to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Knowles's work is inspired by natural patterns. Through painting, sculpture, and site-specific installation, Knowles explores how dynamic patterns connect landscapes and life forms, physiology and physics, death and detritus, growth and form. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.  More info & register
Put Your Oxygen on Mask First: Tools for Parents of Kids with Special Needs
Thursday, February 14 @10am
This an interactive presentation about keeping ourselves 'steady and ready' by knowing how to recognize and what to do when our own stress levels may be interfering with our parenting goals. Presenter school psychologist Dave Sylvestro references flight attendant instructions about putting one's safety mask on first before children's. As parents, we need to keep in touch with our own pulse in order to provide the nurturing, structure and guidance our children need. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED-NET.  More info & register
Wilton Library Readers -- Florida
Wednesday, February 13 @12pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Florida by Lauren Groff. 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 meetings and titles. More info & register
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Saturday, February 16 @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.  More info & register
Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group
Tuesday, February 12 @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
Scouting for Tech Help
Saturday, February 16 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 size. No appointments necessary. If you're looking for assistance with your email or the library's databases, please bring your library card and passwords.  More info
Call for Entries -- Wilton Art Council FOCUS '19 Photo Exhibit 
Entry drop-off: Saturday, February 23 from 10:30am - 4pm & Sunday, February 24 from 1:30 - 4pm 
Wilton Arts Council is seeking photography entries for its Focus '19 Photo Exhibit taking place at the library from March 2 - 29. Prizes are awarded in three divisions - Adult, High School Student and Youth (through 8th grade) - and for Best in Show. The reception and awards presentation is March 8. For more information, regulations, sponsors and to download the entry form, visit wiltonarts.org or call 203-834-9986. 
Human Library  
Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 5pm
Join us for our second "Human Library" on Saturday, March 23. Our human books are community members who have volunteered to share their stories in order to break down barriers based on age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, lifestyle choices, or other aspects of their identity. Help shatter stereotypes through open conversations between two people in a non-judgmental environment. This is an opportunity for those who've faced prejudice to tell their story and show people who they really are. And it's a chance for others to change their preconceived notions based on a person's appearance, lifestyle, or beliefs. 
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:
  • February 24: WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? - Cecelia Bucki
  • February 27: Author Talk: Susan Conley, Elsey Come Home
  • March 3: A Journey....A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson
  • April 6: An Evening Under The Sea to Benefit Wilton Library 
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, February 11 @1pm
Drop-in session on the library's second floor
Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop
Monday, February 11 @11am 
Embroider a Valentine's Day Gift
Wednesday, February 13
Paint it Up!
Wednesday, February 13 @6pm
Embroidering with the
Janome Memory Craft
Sunday, February 17 @2pm

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