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Wilton Library in January: Visual Eight Art Exhibit, STRAWS Documentary, Author Talks, Mini Golf

Wilton Library January 2019 Activities

Friday, Jan. 4 Scanning Slides into Digital Images, 10 a.m.  – 12 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.

Friday, Jan. 4 Learn to Etch!, 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! 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.

Friday, Jan. 4 The Visual Eight Art Exhibition Reception, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Eight artists, all having a connection past or present with Wilton, and most having exhibited in Wilton Library’s Summer Show, will be featuring more of their works in this exhibition. The artists are: Sandra Bacher, Joseph Barber (deceased represented by his niece, Linda Morgan), Lynda Carroll, Carole Mills, Judith Schomer, John (Randy) Tate, Kathleen Wrampe and Marian Wulffleff.  The works represent a variety of media and subject matter choices. Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through January 27.  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.

Saturdays, Jan. 5 & 19 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, Jan. 5 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, Jan. 5 Get Organized for the New Year!, 2 – 4:30 p.m. Start 2019 by getting organized, taking control of your time and feeling less stressed! We'll introduce you to Bullet Journaling, a fun and creative organizational tool which can be used as a planner, to-do list, and/or diary. Embellish it with artwork or keep it simple. Once it's started, all you need is 15 minutes a day to keep yourself on track. For adults plus teens in grades 9-12. Journals and pens provided. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Jan. 6 Make Thank You Cards, 2 – 3:30 p.m. It's time to start sending thank you notes for all those wonderful holiday gifts! In this one-on-one session, you'll learn how to use our die cutter, the Cricut, and create a few unique cards. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Jan. 6 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, Jan. 6, 13 & 27 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, Jan. 7 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, Jan. 7 Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 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. 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, Jan. 7 through Feb. 25 Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Jan. 7, 14 & 28 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 Jan. 21. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Jan. 7 through Feb. 25 Loss of a Spouse Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through March 12 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 8Paint 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 8Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, 6 – 8 p.m.  This special session of the support group features Stephen Farley, PharmD., Clinical Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist Specialist in Medical Oncology at the  Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital. Stephen will discuss the interaction of medications with other medications, as well as with herbs and supplements. See the library’s registration link for more details. 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 Learn to Etch!, 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! 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.

Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through March 13 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, Jan. 9 through March 13 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, Jan. 9 Wilton Library Readers—Autumn, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Autumn by Ali Smith. 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 through Feb. 27 Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 12:30 – 2 p.m.Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 WGG/WLA Documentary Film: STRAWS, 7 – 8 p.m. Please join us for a screening of the film, STRAWS, an award-winning documentary that illuminates the problems related to straws and other single-use plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. A brief panel discussion and Q&A session follows with Charlie Taney of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, Nina Quaratella of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association, Bridget Cervero and David Hudson of The Maritime Aquarium. Please see the library’s registration link for panel details.  Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Doors open at 6:30 and screening begins promptly at 7 p.m. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Jan. 10 through March 14 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. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. **Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Jan. 10 through March 14 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. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. **Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Jan. 10 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.

Friday, Jan. 11 Fun with Lynn Lewis, 11 a.m. – noon.  Come to Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun! Registration required, ages 2-6. Supported by the J. Arthur Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Jan. 11 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, Jan. 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.

Saturday, Jan. 12 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, Jan. 12 WGG/WLA Documentary Film: STRAWS – Family Event, 2 – 3 p.m. Please join us for a family-friendly screening of the film, STRAWS, an award-winning documentary that illuminates the problems related to straws and other single-use plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. A brief panel discussion and Q&A session follows with Charlie Taney of the Norwalk River Valley Trail and Nina Quaratella of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). Students in grades 2-6 can register separately for an educational program led by NAMEPA and Wilton Go Green following the film in the Children's Story Room; children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The children’s educational program starts at 2:30 while the panel discussion continues in the Brubeck Room. Please see the library’s registration link for details.  Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Doors open at 1:30 and screening begins promptly at 2 p.m. Registration recommended. Registration for children’s program takes place on a separate library registration link (see STRAWS – Kids’ Program at 2:30 p.m.) Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Jan. 12 WGG/WLA Documentary Film: STRAWS – Kids’ Program, 2:30 – 3 p.m. Students in grades 2-6 are invited to an educational program led by NAMEPA and Wilton Go Green following the 2 p.m. film entitled STRAWS. Students under 8 years old must be accompanied by adults who need to register separately from the child's name. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Jan. 12 New Perspectives Film Series – To be announced, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 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, Jan. 13 Teens Create a Survival Tool, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Do you like to hike? Camp? Adventure in the outdoors? If so, come learn how to make a Paracord Bracelet. Worn around your wrist, this sturdy nylon rope can be taken apart and used to tie up gear, secure a tent or hammock, make a splint for a broken limb, hang clothes, transform into a belt, and so much more! For teens in grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Jan. 14 Transform Old Books into a Snowman, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Recycle old books and create a one-of-a kind Snowman decoration. Approximately 1-1/2 – 2' tall. $8 materials fee payable upon arrival. For adults, 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 Parent Information Series: Mindful Parenting - How to Make it Out in One Piece, 10 – 11:30 a.m. The presentation of the Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series 2018-2019 will provide useful information on establishing a family frame, setting reasonable and attainable expectations and goals for children, managing anxiety, and finding a supportive group of fellow parents in the community. This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, and Silver Hill Hospital. Registration strongly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 Worldbuilding for VR, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Learn how to build VR-ready worlds and experiences with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Teens in grades 7-12 will use Unreal Engine to create their own 3-D scenes. Students should bring an 8GB flash drive to save their work. The following day, Wednesday, 1/16 from 4:30-6:30, students can use the library's Vive headset to explore worlds created in the previous session. Registration required for both sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Embroider or Monogram It!, 10 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Exploring VR Creations, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Use the Wilton Library's Vive headset to explore worlds created by students in the previous session.  For students in grades 7-12. Registration for previous session on Jan. 15 is required. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Jan. 17 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.

Thursday, Jan. 17 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.

Friday, Jan. 18 New Life for Old Videos, 10 – 11:30 a.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.

Friday, Jan. 18 Clay Play, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Come to Wilton Library and enjoy some Clay Play with artist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham. For ages 3 to 5 with caregivers. Children and their caregivers will work together using clay to create a fun take home project. Supported by the J. Arthur Wall Scholarship Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Jan. 19 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 Senior Center Book Discussion: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, 11 – noon.Michael Hess will lead a discussion of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli. In only 80 pages, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on a guided tour of the most important concepts in modern physics using poetic imagery and vivid metaphorical language to bring those ideas to life for non-scientists. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through May.  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.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 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, Jan. 23 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 Worldbuilding for VR, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Learn how to build VR-ready worlds and experiences with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Teens in grades 7-12 will use Unreal Engine to create their own 3-D scenes. Students should bring an 8GB flash drive to save their work. The following day, Thursday, 1/24 from 4:30-6:30, students can use the library's Vive headset to explore worlds created in the previous session. Registration required for both sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 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.

Thursday, Jan. 24 Getting Your Financial Life In Order - Sooner Rather Than Later, 10 – 11 a.m. Speaker Laurie Stefanowicz, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner at Catamount Wealth Management in Westport, is responsible for working with clients to design financial plans and portfolios that best meet their needs and situation. She has a BS degree from Vanderbilt University, played professional soccer for the Women's United Soccer Association, and is extremely active in the community. See library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Jan. 24 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, Jan. 24 Exploring VR Creations, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Use the Wilton Library's Vive headset to explore worlds created by students in the previous session.  For students in grades 7-12. Registration for previous session on Jan. 23 is required. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Jan. 24 Author Talk: Stephanie Land - Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir, Maid, about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.' Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. Journalist Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Book signing and purchase available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. 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.

Friday, Jan. 25 Wilton Library Mini Golf Tourney for Adults, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.The kids had so much fun at last year’s Mini Golf fundraiser, that Wilton Library is holding one for adults only with food and libations and prizes to win.Teams of foursomes will compete on the 18-hole Mini-Golf Course while friends and fans cheer them on. Putters and balls provided. Tickets are available for foursomes for $300; couples for $150 or singles for $75. Couples and singles will be assigned to foursomes by the library. Spectator tickets are available at $50 per person to cheer on the teams. Food and libations included. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.wiltonlibrary.org or by calling 203-762-6321.  Creative Golf Attire! Media Sponsors:  GOOD Morning Wilton and Wilton Magazine. See library website for all sponsors who make this fundraiser possible. Library closes at 4 p.m. in preparation for the event. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Jan. 26 Mini Golf Family Day in the Stacks at Wilton Library, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wilton Library will hold its 2nd mini golf fundraising event. There will be food (one free hot dog for each paid admission), face painting, fun activities, and much more. Players of all ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adults. Putters and balls provided. No advance ticketing required. Tickets only available at the door on the day of the event. $5 admission per person. All proceeds benefit Wilton Library. Media Sponsors:  GOOD Morning Wilton and Wilton Magazine. See library website for all sponsors who make this fundraiser possible. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Jan. 26 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.

Sunday, Jan. 27 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, Jan. 27 Make Fun Buttons Pins or Pocket Mirrors!, 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 or pocket mirrors. Button pins are $.25 each and mirrors are $1 each. 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, Jan. 27 WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? - Mark Albertson, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Topic: Versailles....False Promise - Mark Albertson In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme will be 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?' Historian and author Mark Albertson kicks off the series with a lecture highlighting several themes from his 8-week course on the transition period between World War One and Two beginning with the Versailles Treaty. Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine in Monroe; and, is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.  He has authored several books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship; They'll Have to Follow You!; The Triumph of the Great White Fleet; and On History:  A Treatise. Mark teaches as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College on the following topics: World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Iraq, the American Empire, the Nazi Revolution and Jihad.  See the library’s registration link for details.  The remaining lectures are as follows - please note the location of each lecture: Feb. 24 at Wilton Library – “Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation” – Cecelia Bucki, Fairfield University; March 10 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Men in Black Sox” - Steve Wulf, ESPN; March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Votes for Women” - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Jan. 28 Scanning Slides into Digital Images, 10:30 a.m. – 12 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 29 Driftwood VR, 4 – 6 p.m. Interested in learning what virtual reality is all about? Try out the library's HTC Vive headset and explore a futuristic environment inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Open to adults and students age 13+. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo family. Individual VR session time is 10 minutes - exploration slots will be assigned after registration. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Jan. 29 New Life for Old Videos, 6 – 7:30 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 30 Embroider or Monogram It!, 10 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.

Thursday, Jan. 31 Author Talk: Jacqueline Raposo - The Me Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness, 7 – 8:30 p.m.  Wiltonian and journalist Jacqueline Raposo finds herself sick, single, broke, and wandering in a fog. Fighting chronic illness, debt and other low points in her life she embarks on subtracting some of her most constant habits from her life – social media, shopping, sugar, and negative thoughts – for periods of thirty to ninety days over the course of one year. In this intimately curated search for self-improvement (a quest that readers can easily personalize for themselves), Raposo confesses to the sometimes violent and profound shifts in her social interactions, physical health, and sense of self-worth. Part memoir, part case study, this book offers the reader an inspiring example of how to forge one’s own journey, expose wounds, and help personal healing.  Raposo is an expert interviewer and regularly for Food & Wine, Saveur, and Cosmopolitan, and is the producer and co-host of Love Bites Radio, and connects chronic illness/disability advocates with protest events as the co-founder of #MarchingWithMe. See 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 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.

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