March 2 - 8, 2020
News
  • Congratulations to Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's robotics team, for qualifying for the 2020 FIRST World Championship to be held in Detroit in April. Connecticut is only allowed to send two teams to Worlds and Singularity Technology is the #1 team in Connecticut! Kudos to the hardworking team members and their mentors. Stay tuned for more details on how you can support Singularity Technology.
  • Don't delay... less than 40 tickets remain for Wilton Library's 125th Anniversary Celebration Gala, happening March 28 at Rolling Hills Country Club. The memorable evening will honor three outstanding local leaders: Claude and Jennifer Amadeo and Catherine Romer. Click here for details, sponsor information and tickets.  
  • The Book Donation Bins will re-open on Monday, March 2. Save the date for the Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser, April 25 - 28.  
Here's what's happening the week of March 2 - 8.
Click here for a listing of the full month's events.
Wilton Reads 2020  Book Giveaway  - Tales of the Jazz Age  
Tuesday, March 3 from 10am to noon and again from 6:30-7:30pm
To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads 2020 program, 200 paperback copies of Tales of the Jazz Age will be distributed to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank, on a first-come first-served basis, one per person.  More info
League of Women Voters: Film and Panel Discussion - The Hello Girls
Thursday, March 5 @6:30pm
Please join us for a screening and panel discussion of the documentary film The Hello Girls - part of Wilton's Centennial Celebrations of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. The film tells the story of the 223 women sent to France in 1918 by the U.S. Army Signal Corps to work on the war effort as telephone operators. Panelists are Ret. Captain Dee Lippman, U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran; Dr. Amy Pettigrew, granddaughter of "Hello Girl" Ellen Turner; and Dr. Darla Shaw, Professor Emeritus, Western Connecticut State University. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, The League of Women Voters, Wilton Historical Society, and the James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86. More info & register
Author Talk: Melissa Clark - Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France
Monday, March 16 @7pm
The New York Times star food writer Melissa Clark breaks down the new French classics with 150 recipes that reflect a modern yet distinctly French sensibility in Dinner in French. Melissa Clark is the author of Dinner, Dinner in an Instant, and Comfort in an Instant and is a staff writer for The New York Times Food section, where she writes the wildly popular food column, "A Good Appetite."  A Q&A will follow the talk. No charge.  Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media sponsor is GOOD Morning WiltonMore info & register
The Exercise Rx: How Movement Transforms Your Child's Brain
Monday, March 2 @10am
Dr. Douglas DeMassa will discuss the effects of exercise on the brain and how physical activity can help students improve attention, endurance, short-term memory skills, impulse control, time-on-task, visual tracking, balance, coordination, and self-confidence. Dr. DeMassa is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a BS in Sports Biology, an MS in Human Nutrition, post-graduate education in Chiropractic Neurology, and a post-doctoral qualification in the treatment of ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED*NET Wilton.  More info & register
This Weekend -- Entry Drop-off for Wilton Arts Council FOCUS '20 Photo Exhibit 
Entry drop-off at the library: Saturday, February 29 from 10:30am - 4:30pm & Sunday, March 1 from 1:30 - 4:30pm 
Wilton Arts Council is seeking photography entries for its Focus '20 Photo Exhibit taking place at the library from March 7 - 27. Prizes are awarded in three divisions -  adults, high school students, and youths (through eighth grade) - and for Best in Show. The reception and awards presentation is March 13. For more information, regulations, sponsors and to download the entry form, visit wiltonarts.org or call 203-834-9986. 
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: 
  • Begins March 12 -- an 8-week series, Orpheus: Metamorphose of a Myth with Judson Scruton & Gerald Weiss
  • March 19: Images of Ireland: A Photography Talk
  • March 21: Human Library
  • March 22: Hot & Cool: Jazz at The Brubeck Room: The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters
Monday, March 2 @1pm 
Drop-in session
Electronic Embroidery
Monday, March 2 @10:30am OR 
Saturday, March 7 @10am
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