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Wilton Library in November: Music, Author Talks, Art, Fundraising, Business

Wilton Library November 2018 Activities

Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8 & 15 Mother Goose on the Loose, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Lottery closed and filled. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8 & 15 Mother Goose on the Loose, 11 – 11:30 a.m. Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Lottery closed and filled. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 1 Parent Information Series: Teenagers, Sexting, and Pornography - What Parents Need to Know, 7 – 8:30 p.m. This is the first presentation in the Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series 2018-2019 which will take a look at the issues surrounding youth sexting and pornography use and how we as parents may guide our children to healthy and developmentally appropriate activity. You will learn about the prevalence of sexting and the where and how of kids accessing pornography. Speaker, Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., Ph.D., ABPP and Harvard University College of Education graduate, is Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston; she also is a practicing child psychologist. This workshop will empower you to take charge as a parent and a role model. See the library’s website for more details on the speaker and upcoming programs in 2019.  No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, and Wilton's Domestic Violence Task Force. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 3 Flu Shot Clinic at Wilton Library, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Flu shots are available to anyone age four years and older. Persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.   No appointment needed, first-come, first-served, no waiting. Please wear sleeves that roll up easily. Cost of the flu vaccine is $50 payable by cash or check or it can be billed directly to Aetna, Anthem, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, Multi Plan, Wellcare or Medicare Part B. Bring your insurance card with you. HIGH DOSE vaccine is available to persons age 65 or older who would like it instead of the regular dose vaccine. The cost of the high dose vaccine is $70.   Sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For more information, call the Flu Info-line at 203-762-8958, extension 444. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 3 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.

Saturdays, Nov. 3 & 17 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, Nov. 3 Norwalk Symphony Orchestra—(Not) Just for Kids: Celebrate Piece – Mixed Ensemble, 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, November 3, 2018 - Mixed Ensemble; 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, Nov. 4 Connecticut’s Own Concert: The Madera Winds—Piano Takes Five, 4 – 5 p.m. The Madera Winds Quintet joins pianist and Western Connecticut State University faculty member Laurel Larsen in a recital of two piano/wind sextets. In celebration of the upcoming Veterans Day, one sextet is composed by WWI veteran Gordon Jacob, written as a dedication to a war veteran and famous British horn player. The program will end with the notable chamber music repertoire piece, Sextet Op. 6 by Austrian composer, Ludwig Thuille.  The Madera Winds is a blend of Connecticut Musicians who have performed over the last thirty years in other chamber music groups in Wilton as well as throughout Fairfield County. The members of Madera Winds include: Kerry Walker, flute; Ralph Kirmser, oboist, founding member of Madera Winds; Janet Atherton, clarinet, also founding member of Madera Winds;  Rosemary Dellinger, bassoon; Marjorie Seymour Callaghan. See library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Nov. 4 Learn to Etch!, 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! 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.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 11, & 18 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.

Monday, Nov. 5 Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 10 a.m. – 12 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.

Monday, Nov. 5 Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 10:30 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.

Monday, Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26 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 session Oct. 8. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesdays, Nov. 6 & 13 Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 English Paper and Appliqué, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Carolina Asmussen, a professional quilter, for an introductory workshop on English Paper Piecing (EPP), a popular British method of attaching and stabilizing pieces of fabric together.   Carolina is an architect who discovered the quilting world years ago and now designs her own patterns and quilts which have been featured at the International Quilt Festival, the American Quilters Society and other quilt festivals. A $10 material fee is required in advance to hold your spot. Please bring a pair of small scissors and if available, a cutting mat. For adults, ages 18+. Limited to 8 participants. Registration required. To register, call 203-762-6342; there is no online registration. Wilton Library, 137 Old 

Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesdays, Nov. 7 & 14 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.

Wednesdays, Nov. 7 & 14 Wonderful Ones and Twos, 11 – 11:30 a.m. This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 Paint It Up!, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We’ll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 Author Talk: Tom Santopietro - Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today, 7 – 8:30 p.m. With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird’s poignant but clear eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietro's new book, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, takes a 360 degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page and screen. Santopietro traces the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird, the impact of the Pulitzer Prize, and investigates the claims that Lee’s book is actually racist. He also examines the details of creating the 1962 film with the Gregory Peck bringing the beloved Atticus Finch character to the screen. This is Tom Santopietro's second appearance at Wilton Library.  He lectured previously on The Sound of Music Story.  Considering Doris Day and Sinatra in Hollywood are among his other works. 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.

Thursday, Nov. 8 Medication, Not Magic: Making Wise Choices for Kids with ADHD, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Speaker Kevin T. Kalikow, MD will help untangle the complexities of pharmacological treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and co-existing conditions. He will discuss indications for medication; whether or not to give psychiatric drugs to your child or adolescent and, if so, when; potential benefits and risks; and ethical dilemmas. Dr. Kalikow, a child psychiatrist in private practice for 30 years, speaks widely on the use of psychiatric medication in children and adolescents. He is the author of Your Child in the Balance: Solving the Psychiatric Medicine Dilemma and Kids on Meds: Up-to-Date Information About the Most Commonly 

Prescribed Psychiatric Medications, a guide to psychiatric medication for non-medically trained mental health professionals. A graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Kalikow did his residency in psychiatry at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division, and his fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He teaches at New York Presbyterian Hospital and is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College.   No charge. Sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council and SPED*NET Wilton. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 8 Pumpkin Drip Art for Autumn, 4 – 4:30 p.m. Come create your own Thanksgiving table centerpiece! Using a pumpkin as a canvas, this fun DIY craft program for children in grades 2 and 3 will be a hands-on experience using acrylic paints and a craft pumpkin that your child can treasure for years to come. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Nov. 9 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, Nov. 10 Destroy Your Hard Drive, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Are you looking to get rid of your old computer, but worried about all the personal information stored on it? Bring it to the Wilton Library between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and let Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's Robotics Team, take care of it. You can wait and watch or just drop and go!   This is a team fundraiser. $20 minimum donation per computer. Receipts provided. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, November 10 Meet the Instruments, 3 – 4 p.m. This workshop will provide children the perfect hands-on introduction to the violin, viola, and cello.  Students will be able to touch, tap, and pluck strings in a fun, interactive environment. Experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive instructors will lead the group and be available to answer any further questions parents might have.  Meet the instructor: Seray Goktekin's musical career spans twenty years with formal education in classical violin performance, music theory, and aural studies from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). Seray has held positions as concert mistress and first violinist in myriad groups. See library’s registration link for more details. Ages 4 - 8 with caregivers, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Nov. 11 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, Nov. 11 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.

Sunday, Nov. 11 Scanning Slides into Digital Images, 2 – 3:30 p.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, Nov. 11 Wilton Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church—Marc-André Hamelin—Piano, 4 – 5:30 p.m. A favorite of Candlelight audiences, Hamelin returns with a program of works by Bach, Chopin, and Feinberg. The Baltimore Sun praised his 'distinctive artistry,” and The New York Times noted his “flawless control of touch and shading.” Concert held at Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Nov. 12 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.

Monday, Nov. 12 New Life for Old Videos, 10:30 a.m. – 12 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 

th 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 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. " qowt-eid="E1090" id="E1090"> 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.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 Pop-up Shop, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. It's Wilton Library's very own Pop-up Shop! Swing by between 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 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! Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 Wilton Library Readers—The Door, 12 – 1:30 p.m. 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. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Wilton Library Readers in “Books.” Advance registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 15 Around the World, 4 – 5 p.m. Come and learn about different cultures around the world through stories, crafts and food. For children in grades 3 to 5. In the last of this 3-month program, we will find out about Colonial and Native American food and folklore. A Colonial craft will also be offered. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 15 National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Panel Discussion and Author Talk, 7 – 8:30 p.m. In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, this informational panel discussion includes a special guest, author Mary Hogan who will talk about her new novel, Left 

which she describes as a kind of memoir/novel hybrid inspired in part by her own love story with her husband and the emergence of his dementia at a relatively early age. Mary will kick off the program by talking about her book and experience. Then the panel will discuss topics such as: the medical implications of Alzheimer’s, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. A Q&A session will follow.   Moderator: Shanon Jordan, Southwestern Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter.   Panelists: Alan Radin, MD—Internist; Geriatrician Danielle Ramos—Director of Community Relations, National Healthcare; Robin Roscillo—Elder Support Services; Lynda Lee Arnold—Attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC.  Mary Hogan is the bestselling author of Two Sisters and the historical novel The Woman in the Photo. Her previous novels include the young adult titles: The Serious Kiss, Perfect Girl and Pretty Face. Mary lives in New York City with her husband, Bob, and their Catahoula Leopard rescue dog, Lucy.   No charge. 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, New Canaan. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Nov. 16 Pumpkin Book Centerpiece, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Looking for a unique Thanksgiving centerpiece? Join us to transform an old book into a magnificent pumpkin! $5 materials fee, payable upon arrival. For ages 18+. 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.

Friday, Nov. 16 Artists of Firing Circuits Studios Art Exhibition/Reception at Wilton Library, 6 – 7:30 p.m. More than twenty artists from Firing Circuits Studios in Norwalk will be 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.  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:  The Wilton Bulletin. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 17 AARP Driver Safety Class, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four-hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, www.wiltonlibrary.org, (203) 762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 17 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, Nov. 17 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.

Saturday, Nov. 17 The Science of Sound, 3 – 4 p.m. This is a hands-on STEAM-oriented workshop for kids ages 5 and up. Participants will explore the basic principles of sound. This knowledge will then be applied to understanding how string instruments work by handling and exploring a real violin, viola, and cello - all in a fun, interactive environment. Experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive instructors will lead the group and answer questions.   Meet the instructor: Seray Goktekin's musical career spans twenty years with formal education in classical violin performance, music theory, and aural studies from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). See library’s registration link for details. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 17 New Perspectives Film Series – Poliwood, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 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 of actors and artists that promote the importance of the arts in education as they reached across party lines to make their case at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.  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.   Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Sunday, Nov. 18 Experience 3-D Printing, 1 – 3 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.

Sunday, Nov. 18 Thanksgiving Crafts, 1 – 4 p.m.Come make some Thanksgiving crafts! Create a turkey centerpiece, decorated napkinsand placemats for your Thanksgiving table. No registration required. All ages. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 

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, Nov. 17 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.

Saturday, Nov. 17 The Science of Sound, 3 – 4 p.m. This is a hands-on STEAM-oriented workshop for kids ages 5 and up. Participants will explore the basic principles of sound. This knowledge will then be applied to understanding how string instruments work by handling and exploring a real violin, viola, and cello - all in a fun, interactive environment. Experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive instructors will lead the group and answer questions.   Meet the instructor: Seray Goktekin's musical career spans twenty years with formal education in classical violin performance, music theory, and aural studies from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). See library’s registration link for details. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 17 New Perspectives Film Series – Poliwood, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 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 of actors and artists that promote the importance of the arts in education as they reached across party lines to make their case at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.  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.   Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Sunday, Nov. 18 Experience 3-D Printing, 1 – 3 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.

Sunday, Nov. 18 Thanksgiving Crafts, 1 – 4 p.m.Come make some Thanksgiving crafts! Create a turkey centerpiece, decorated napkinsand placemats for your Thanksgiving table. No registration required. All ages. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 

762-3950.

Sunday, Nov. 18 Vinyl 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.

Monday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 20 Red Cross Babysitting Training, 2 – 5 p.m. This is a 2-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitter Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross Babysitting certificate. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class. To register, call 203-762-6342. Once placed on the list, you'll need to send a $70 check made out to 'Wilton Library' to hold the spot. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Thanksgiving Story Time, 11 – 11:30 a.m. Join us for Thanksgiving fun! Children ages 3 - 5 are invited to drop by and hear stories, watch a short film and participate in activities and crafts. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must remain in the program. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Nov. 23 Day after Thanksgiving Movies - The Incredibles, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Enjoy a free movie on the day after Thanksgiving! We will be showing the Pixar hit The Incredibles. Rated PG, 115 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must remain with children under 8, and stay in the building for children under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Nov. 23 Day after Thanksgiving Movies - The Incredibles 2, 2 – 4 p.m. Enjoy a free movie on the day after Thanksgiving! We will be showing the Pixar hit The Incredibles 2. Rated PG, 111 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must remain with children under 8, and stay in the building for children under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Nov. 25 Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Nov. 26 Learn to Etch!, 10:30 a.m. – 12 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.

Monday, Nov. 26 Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Capucine Gros, 6 – 7:30 p.m. November brings Capucine Gros to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Capucine’s work is greatly influenced by her experiences traveling around the country, hiking, and camping through several national parks. These experiences had an enormous impact on her as she was struck by the parks’ extraordinary role in sharing and caring for our country’s natural treasures. The Weir Farm residency program is a unique opportunity for her to serve this role through the platform of art, another tool for the preservation of otherwise vulnerable or ephemeral things. Her recent projects investigated geography, populations and the ownership of land and inevitably pointed her towards opportunities to make work while immersed in nature.  See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 27 Senior Center Book Discussion: The Quiet American, 11 – noon. Ray Rauth will lead a discussion of The Quiet American by Graham Greene, perhaps Greene’s most controversial novel combining a love triangle/murder mystery with a secret agent thriller as the substrate for a political commentary. 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. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 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.

Thursday, Nov. 29 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 opens at noon on Nov. 29 and continues 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.

Thursday, Nov. 29 Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Finished scanning in 

your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 29 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, Nov. 29 WLA/SCORE: 5 Secret Strategies to Generating More Profits, Working Fewer Hours, 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 improve their productivity and make more money in less time. This workshop is designed to show small business owners 5 strategies to increase profits and cash-flow, reduce stress and have more time to spend with loved ones. Topics include: 7 time-wasters that sap time, energy and profits, and how to eliminate them; how to create a bigger impact that leads to more clients; top 3 ways money is leaking from your business and what to do to fix it; how to work less without sacrificing your profits; plus the #1 secret to knowing what to do in your business every single day so that you work less while making more. Speaker Bernie Kettle is a business consultant and business growth coach with 30+ years of experience from working with Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs. His leadership training includes participating in the Mankind Project, Landmark Forum and Journey Practitioner Program. Bernie was a certified coach with Conscious Company Media, which provides leadership advice to senior executives.   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.

Friday, Nov. 30 English Paper and Appliqué, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Carolina Asmussen, a professional quilter, for an introductory workshop on English Paper Piecing (EPP), a popular British method of attaching and stabilizing pieces of fabric together.   Carolina is an architect who discovered the quilting world years ago and now designs her own patterns and quilts which have been featured at the International Quilt Festival, the American Quilters Society and other quilt festivals. A $10 material fee is required in advance to hold your spot. Please bring a pair of small scissors and if available, a cutting mat. For adults, ages 18+. Limited to 8 participants. Registration required. To register, call 203-762-6342; there is no online registration. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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