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Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale and More December Activities

Wilton Library

December 2018 Activities

Saturday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, Jan. 2 Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale.  Wilton Library's Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found featuring a large array of pristine books for all ages, DVDs, and CDs. All merchandise is perfect for holiday gift-giving such as cookbooks, art books, religion and inspiration, history and so much more   As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. Sale runs continuously during regular library hours through January 2, 2019. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, Dec. 26 Artists of Firing Circuits Studios Art Exhibition at Wilton Library Twenty artists from Firing Circuits Studios in Norwalk are exhibiting at Wilton Library for the library’s November/December exhibition. The works featured represent a wide variety of media including oils, watercolors, photography, mixed media and sculptures; the subject matter choices also are diverse.  Exhibition runs through December 26.  Most of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor:  The Wilton Bulletin. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturdays, Dec. 1 & 15 Scouting for Tech Help, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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—just drop in.  If you’re looking for assistance with your email or the library’s databases, please bring your library card and passwords. For information, call 203-762-6350. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Dec. 1 Norwalk Symphony Orchestra—(Not) Just for Kids: Joyful Noise! – Horns, 3 – 4 p.m. The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Series schedule: Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Horns; Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Soloists and Concert Preview; Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Percussion and Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Woodwinds. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, www.wiltonlibrary.org, (203) 762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 2 and Monday, Dec. 3 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 and times for the creations are Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Entries will be judged in two age groups by prominent community members. The groups are 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 through Dec. 18, visitors to the library also can vote for their favorite models. Winners will be announced December 19 at 4 p.m.  Winning submissions including the Community Favorite will be awarded Wilton Chamber gift certificates.  Entries will remain on display through Jan. 2, 2019. See the library’s website at www.wiltonlibrary.org for full details including measurements, guidelines, entry forms and helpful links. The Gingerbread House Contest is sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 2 Computer Buying for the Holidays, 1 – 3 p.m. Looking to treat yourself or someone else to a new computer for the holidays, but just not sure what you need or where to begin? Swing by the Innovation Station between 1-3 p.m. for some ideas from Jake, our tech intern. Consultations are in 15-minute increments, first-come, first served. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 2 Author Talk: Susan Orlean - The Library Book, 2 – 3:30 p.m.  Susan Orlean, hailed as a ‘national treasure’ by The Washington Post, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution – libraries – when she visits Wilton Library to discuss her latest nonfiction, The Library Book. Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries, Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling story about the devastating fire that took place on April 29, 1986 at the Los Angeles Public Library. With her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, she investigates the legendary Los Angeles Public Library fire to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives. Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York. See the library’s registration link for more details. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 9, & 16 Girls Who Code, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Girls in grades 6-12 learn to create mobile apps, games or websites in the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. Registration filled. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 2 Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room -- The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrating TimeLine, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Musicians Chris and Dan Brubeck, sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, head a versatile band with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb. They will be performing music from their latest recording TimeLine which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's historic State Department tour of the Middle East. TimeLine has earned excellent reviews and was a favorite on the jazz radio charts for four months. In addition, they’ll share behind-the-scenes stories about the music and the history of the music's creation. See library’s registration link for more details. Reception following the concert.  Suggested donation: $10.  Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 4:50pm to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 4:50pm if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Dec. 3 Embroider or Monogram It!, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+. For 7th graders to ADULTS and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Dec. 3, 10 & 17  Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, 1 – 2:30 p.m.  Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No sessions Dec. 24 or 31. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Dec. 3 Getting Through the Holidays After a Loss  with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 6 – 8 p.m. If you are seeking practical tips and coping strategies for how to make it thought the holiday season after a loss, you are invited to attend a workshop for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958  ext. 316. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 Too Stressed to Learn: Top 10 Practical Strategies for Getting Worry & Anxiety Out of the Way in the Classroom, During Homework, and Beyond, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Are anxiety and worry getting in the way of your child’s learning? Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, parent consultant/coach, and ADHD coach, will present an overview of the neurobiological mechanisms of anxiety and worry; a model for understanding how these mechanisms impact the brain’s availability for both learning and interpersonal connections; and, a set of practical skills for managing worry that fosters self-regulation, an increased capacity for learning, and improved interpersonal relationships. Dr. Bauerfeld’s passionate about teaching skills that lead to positive, connected relationships, especially skills of self-regulation, anxiety management, and effective communication. Combining the experiences and challenges she encountered while raising her own three boys with her experience in psychotherapy, neuropsychology, cognitive remediation, and ADHD coaching, she works to help parents strengthen their most powerful tool – a supportive, connective relationship with their children.   No charge for the program. Registration recommended. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED-NET. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 Kiddie Crafts, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Children ages 2 - 4 are invited to this crafty story time. Each week there will be a book shared and some crafts for the kids to make and take home. Be prepared to get messy! Registration required, space is limited. Register for each session separately. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 Breaking Code – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding, 1 – 6:30 p.m. Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! Kids, parents, grandparents, friends or anyone with a 'How'd they do that?' curiosity is encouraged to take part. Once again, Wilton Library is joining Code.Org to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). One-hour introductory 'lessons' in coding will be given throughout the afternoon and evening for adults and children ages 6+ at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Participants can use one of our computers or bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction will be given at the start of each session and then attendees can participate at their own speed. Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 3 - 9, 2018 is sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Registration is required and space is limited. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, 6 – 8 p.m.  Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor.  Please email Nina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. No charge. Registration highly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 WLA/SCORE: Facebook Ad Campaign Case Study: How To Create Profitable Facebook Ad Campaigns, 6 – 8 p.m.SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show small business owners how to maximize leads on Facebook. Using a case study, participants will learn about the importance of profile targeting, types of Facebook ads, creating memorable copy and images, creating landing pages that convert to sales and best markets for Facebook ads.  Speaker Ed Winslow has been a career entrepreneur for 30 years. He formed Niche Quest Media in 2006, an online lead generating agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Display Advertising, Adwords and Facebook Ads, which created income-producing websites in the real estate, construction and healthcare industries. Visit www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at 203-831-0065 to register. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Media sponsor: Wilton Bulletin.  Registration required. No charge. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Dec. 4  Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 Learn to Etch!, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12 & 19 Books for Babies, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12 & 19 Look, Listen, and Learn, 11 – 11:30 a.m. Children ages 2 - 4 with their caregivers are invited to this three-week program. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. Drop-in. For inquiries: 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 Gingerbread House & Sleigh Creations for Teens, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Come decorate your own Gingerbread House and make a candy cane sleigh while listening to holiday tunes! For students in grades 6-9. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Dec. 6 Make Fun Buttons!, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons! Registration required. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Dec. 6 Holiday Gifts Crafted by Kids, 4 – 5 p.m. Come and make a beautiful holiday gift for one of your loved ones. Children in grades 3 to 5 can make a warm no-sew scarf in a variety of holiday colors. Finish your scarf and then wrap it up so it's ready to give! Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Dec. 7 Wilton Holiday Stroll, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wilton Library takes part in the annual Wilton Holiday Stroll, offering refreshments. Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace and while you are here, take an 'ornament' from our Giving Tree to help the Library with our wish list, peruse the Holiday Book Sale and the art exhibition for holiday gift giving.  There is something for everyone! Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Friday, Dec. 7 Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Dec. 8 STEAM: The Brain, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Children in grades 2 and 3 are invited to learn about their brains in this hands-on program. Kids will create a brain with macaroni, learn what different parts of the brain do, and learn about the five senses. A book will be shared, and there will be some fun puzzles to work on as well. This class is being led by Wilton resident Neha Kushwaha. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 9 Friends of the Library Holiday Party, 4 – 6 p.m. The Trustees of the Wilton Library Association invite you to our annual Friends Holiday Party.  Please join us for this holiday event. RSVP to 203-762-6321 or online at www.wiltonlibrary.org.   Please note that this celebration is for adults only please. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 9 Experience 3-D Printing, 2 - 4 p.m. This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders - adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Dec. 11 Marbleized and Glitter Ornaments, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Swing by the Innovation Station and create two unique ornaments: one marbleized and one with glitter. They make great gifts or keepsakes! For ages 18+. $5 per two, payable upon arrival. Available while supplies last. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 Wilton Library Readers: Story & Movie: The Bear Came Over the Mountain, 12 – 2:30 p.m. Join us for a special gathering of Wilton Library Readers! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss The Bear Came Over the Mountain, a short story by Alice Munro originally published in The New Yorker magazine in 1999, and then we'll watch the film adaptation, Away From Her, starring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent and Olympia Dukakis.  Bring lunch; beverages will be provided.  The story may be accessed online at: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/10/21/the-bear-came-over-the-mountain-2.  Paper copies of the story will be available at the circulation desk beginning Nov. 15.  Advance registration strongly advised. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 Learn to Etch!, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Dec. 13 Marbleized and Glitter Ornaments, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Swing by the Innovation Station and create two unique ornaments: one marbleized and one with glitter. They make great gifts or keepsakes! For ages 18+. $5 per two, payable upon arrival. Available while supplies last. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Dec. 13 Snow Slime Snowmen, 4 – 5 p.m. Children in grades 3 to 4 are invited to join us for our Holiday Science STEM Program. Children will listen to a read aloud book about the scientist who discovered snowflake formations, followed by creating their very own mason jar snowmen and snow slime. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Dec. 14 Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer, 10:30 – 11 a.m. or 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning from 10:30 - 11am or in the afternoon from 4:15 - 4:45pm. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer. Drop-in, no fee. Call for details: 203-762-6336.Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Dec. 14 Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Dec. 15 Jay and Ray Live!, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Children ages 2 and up are invited to welcome winter with this fun, interactive concert.  Jay and Ray will share the joy of music with our community using drums, guitars, and lots of singing! Registration required.  Caregivers must remain present for children under the age of 8, and in the building for kids under 12. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950. 

Saturday, Dec. 15 Tales to Tails, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read! Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, www.wiltonlibrary.org, (203) 762-3950.

Saturday, Dec. 15 CT Poetry Society Workshop, 2 – 4:30 p.m. 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 strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 16 Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 1 – 2:30 p.m.  Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Dec. 18 Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Dec. 20 American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 – 6:30 p.m. Appointment Hours: 1:00PM - 6:15PM. To sign up, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org.   Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

 

Thursday, Dec. 20Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 2 – 3:30 p.m.  Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

 

Friday, Dec. 21 Scanning Slides into Digital Images, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. For 7th graders through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 23New Life for Old Videos, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Dec. 30Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 2 – 3:30 p.m.  Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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