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Wilton Library in November: Poetry, Thanksgiving Take-and-Make Crafts, Holiday Dessert, and More

Wilton Library November 2021 Virtual and In-Person Activities

Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23 Ready to Read Story Time, 4:15 – 5 p.m. Children ages 4-5 are invited to a story time adventure at the library! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, activities and so much more. Story time will be in the Brubeck Room. Bring a blanket to reserve your space. Masks must be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Caregivers must remain on library property. Email contact for questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 Indoor Story Time, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time.  Story time will be in the Brubeck Room. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks must be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursdays, Nov. 4, 11 & 18 Mother Goose on the Loose, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun virtual story time with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details, email Mrs. Keogh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursdays, Nov. 4, 11 & 18 and Dec. 2 Poetic Voices in Their Times: The Poetry of Robert Hayden and Mona Van Duyn, 10:30 a.m. - noon. Please join us in the Brubeck Room for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us through selected works by poets Robert Hayden and Mona Van Duyn.  Robert Hayden was a major black poet who was often denigrated by the literary establishment because he wrote in more traditional, classical poetic forms.  Mona Van Duyn won all the major poetic prizes but was often dismissed as writing about suburban female subject matter.  Both poets deserve far more recognition and study. Their poems are accessible yet filled with surprising insight. Advance registration is required. There is no charge for this program. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. This lecture series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley.  Please email Andrea Sato with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursdays, Nov. 4 & 18 Teen Writers Group Write-In, 5 - 6 p.m. Join the Wilton Library Teen Writing Group for two November write-ins in the Brubeck Room. Work on a National Novel Writing Project or any other creative project. We'll have timed writing sprints and provide prompts to get your creativity flowing. This program is for teens in Grade 7-12. Registration is required. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 6 (Not) Just for Kids – Meet Mr. Mozart: Strings, 3 – 4 p.m. Children ages 4+ and their families are invited to this fun presentation by the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra in the library’s Brubeck Room. Meet the string section of the orchestra (violin, viola, cello, and bass) as we explore works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He began composing when he was only five years old! NSO's November concert features Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, Symphony No. 40, and beloved Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Ages 4+ with caregivers, masks required for all. Registration required for each member of your party. Call for more details (203) 762-6336. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Nov. 8 Children’s Zooming Zentangle Fun, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Calling all artists and doodlers!  If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren’t a good artist, this is the program for you.  Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create intricate artwork that will make you go wow! So join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of art. Whether or not you joined us for previous classes, this program is for you. We will be doing different tangles and this class will work equally well for first-timers and those who have a bit more experience. For children in grades 3-6.  Registration is required. Please register all attendees. Participants will be contacted to pick up supplies a few days before the program. The Zoom link will be distributed no later than the morning of the program. Please note: supplies and space are limited. We ask that patrons register only if you are sure you can attend.  Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.  

Tuesday, Nov. 9 Drinking, Smoking, Vaping: Trends in Teen Use and What Parents Can Do, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join the Wilton Community in the Brubeck Room for this positive event supporting the well-being of our adolescents. What exactly is "normal" when it comes to adolescent "experimentation" with alcohol, vaping and other risky behaviors? Parents may not be aware that affluence is a risk factor for teens' exposure to and use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and liquid nicotine (vaping) and that many high achieving teens are secretly engaged in these behaviors. In this workshop, Elizabeth Driscoll Jorgensen, CADC, Director of Insight Counseling, will help parents understand the current trends in teen behaviors as well as the possible unique risk factors for these behaviors that parents can minimize or eliminate. Parents will also learn simple and effective ways to set and maintain reasonable limits and expectations for their child's safety and social life. Parents will have ample time to ask questions about their specific concerns. This program will also address the unique risk factors and considerations for prevention of substance use for teens with learning disabilities and other special needs. We will cover teens with ADHD and other disabilities that may pose significant challenges to parents setting and maintaining safety boundaries and helping teens navigate social life. No charge for the program. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council and SPED*NET Wilton. This program is appropriate for parents of 6th-12th grade students.  All interested adults are welcome to attend. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 9 Police Officer Story Time, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Children ages 3 and up are invited to join Wilton Police Officers for an interactive, in-person story time! Officer Ackerman will read stories and answer questions. Kids will see the police car too! Masks must be worn at all times by adults and children since the outdoor space is enclosed. Registration required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 9 Divorce: What to Consider, 7 – 8:30 p.m. This Zoom seminar from experienced Divorce Coach Lisa Williams, Attorney Mediator Maurice Segall, and Financial Advisor Matthew Chamberlin will cover a variety of topics on the legal and financial process of divorce. They will answer common questions such as: How do you navigate the process? What are the steps that you need to take? What professionals will best serve you in this process? What common misconceptions do people have about divorce? This talk is appropriate for people who are getting divorced, contemplating divorce, people you know who may be thinking about divorce, and professionals who work in the divorce community. There is no cost to attend this program. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. FYI: Wilton Library does not share patron information from its registration list. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesdays, Nov. 10 & 17 Zooming Family Story Time, 9:30 – 10 a.m. Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for children ages 2-4 years.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 Wilton Library Readers: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro this month. Space is limited and registration required. Must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants before the meeting. Please note that the Zoom link will be sent to you from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Wilton Library Readers meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. Feel free to munch your lunch while we discuss the book. Questions?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 Inflation, Taxes and the Effect on Your Retirement, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us for an educational workshop that may help you in these volatile times. Veteran financial advisor Michael Alimo from USA Financial and Tax Services returns to Wilton Library to discuss how inflation and taxes may affect your retirement. Given the low level of inflation, is it still an issue for retirement savers and those using their savings to finance retirement expenses? Due to the low inflationary & interest rate environment, investors have found it next to impossible to receive an acceptable rate of return to keep pace with inflation in traditional CD’s & Money Market accounts. This erodes the “purchasing value” of your money for everyday needs. The question for retirement savers is how to mitigate the impact of inflation. The answer lies in creating a diversified portfolio that includes equity investments. Taxes have been a concern for many Americans for decades now. With rising deficits on the federal, state and municipality level, where does that leave the taxpayer? As they head towards retirement most Americans have squirreled away a fair amount of assets “tax-deferred”.  What are these assets truly worth when needed? Currently tax law changes are being discussed and changes may be coming. Get prepared. Advance registration required.

Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 11 Make a 3D Printed Cookie Cutter with TinkerCAD, 5 - 6 p.m. Curious about 3D printing? Wondering how you can design and make your own 3D objects? Join us for this basic step-by-step TinkerCAD tutorial on Zoom. You'll learn how to make your own 3D cookie cutter design. After the program, participants will have the option to send their file to the library to get it printed by our 3D printer. This program is for adults and teens, grades 7 and up. Before the program, please create a free TinkerCAD account at TinkerCAD.com. Registration required. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the program. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 Firefighter Story Time, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Children ages 3 and up are invited to join Wilton Firefighers for an interactive, in-person story time. Children will hear stories and they will be able to ask the firefighters questions. We will also see the fire truck! Masks required for all adults and children. Registration for this program is required. Space is limited due to social distancing requirements. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 18 Holiday Dessert, 4 – 5 p.m. Join Food Explorers on Zoom to make Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts! You’ll make your own pastry, filling and glaze. You’ll need the following ingredients: flour, butter, cinnamon, pumpkin puree, cream cheese, sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar and maple syrup. Pumpkin pie spice is optional, and you will need a rolling pin. For kids first grade and up. Registration required. A Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. Questions? Call 203-762-6336. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Take-and-Make Crafts, 4 – 5 p.m. Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to make Thanksgiving-themed crafts with us! The program will be live through Zoom. Kits will be available at the Children's Library for each registrant. Please register each child separately. Call for more details (203) 762-6336. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 20 CT Poetry Society Workshop – In-Person Meeting, 2 – 4 p.m. Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop live and in-person. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ray Rauth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but online registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 20 (Not) Just for Kids – A Holiday Classic: Mixed Ensemble, 3 – 4 p.m. Children ages 4+ and their families are invited to this presentation by Norwalk Symphony Orchestra in the Brubeck Room. Did you know that Amahl and the Night Visitors is an opera? What is it like to sing and act with a full orchestra on the stage? Meet some of the cast, hear some of the music, and learn more about this beautiful holiday favorite. Local soloists join the Symphony to preview this very special presentation. Children ages 4+ with caregivers, masks must be worn by all.  Registration required for each member of your party. Call for more details (203) 762-6336. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Nov. 22 Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle instructor, for a fun and relaxing virtual Zentangle art session. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn't believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists.  For adults and teens, ages 13+. See the library’s registration link for suggestions of supplies needed. Registration is required and space is limited. An email link will be provided to all registrants prior to the session. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register and for short video tutorials. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 23 Senior Center Book Discussion: Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, 11 a.m. – noon. Please join us as Ray Rauth leads a discussion of Elizabeth Kolbert's Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Wilton Senior Center at Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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