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Wilton Library in October: Books, Art, Flu Shots and More!

Wilton Library October 2019 Activities

Tuesdays, Oct. 1 through Nov. 12 Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Oct. 1 Ready Readers, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. A topic will be explored such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales and more. Children will hear stories and participate in activities. Drop-in. Call for details 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 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.

Wednesdays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 13 Wonderful Ones and Twos, 10:15 – 10:45 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. Please note new time this fall. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesdays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 13 Books for Babies, 11 – 11:30 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. Please note new time. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 Schenk's Island and Helping our Native Trout, 6 – 7 p.m. Eagle Scout Benjamin Cohen is collaborating with the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited to repair the Norwalk River’s riparian buffer at Schenk’s Island by removing invasive species, and using native plants to prevent further erosion and decline. Cohen’s project is part of a greater plan to restore habitats at other sites along the Norwalk River, improve water quality, render the river more habitable for trout, and increase community sustainability for all. Learn more and find out how you can help our native trout! Limited space. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Oct. 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.

Thursday, Oct. 3 Transitioning to College: Understanding Post-Secondary Challenges and Legal Issues for Students with ADHD and LD, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.Despite their intelligence and enormous potential, students diagnosed with ADHD and LD face continual difficulty addressing transitions, especially the transition from high school to college. This presentation will include such topics as: IEPS and making the most of transition planning; converting 504 plans to reasonable accommodation requests in college; high stakes testing accommodations; understanding FERPA and proactively addressing the flow of information; developing strategies to provide structure, support and accountability while away at school; and diversion of medication and what parents and students need to know. Speaker Robert M. Tudisco, Esq., a nationally recognized author, motivational speaker, practicing attorney, and adult diagnosed with ADHD, will address many of the social and legal changes that occur with the transition to college and discuss practical strategies for students to reach their full potential. No charge. Sponsored by Wilton Library 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.

Thursdays, Oct. 3 through Nov. 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. Registration filled. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Oct. 3 Demeter and Persephone: The Message and Meaning of a Myth From Ancient Greece to Modern America, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is a special 8-week literature seminar series bringing together two guest lecturers— Judson Scruton and Gerald Weiss. This teaching tag-team will combine their talents to cover an ancient Homeric hymn juxtaposed against several more modern poets.  The course will deal with the Homeric Hymn #2 to Demeter and its impact on subsequent poets who used the Hymn as the basis for their own interpretations of the story of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Judson Scruton M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University. He pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University (Austria) and later at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) where he received his Ph.D. See the library’s registration link for seminar and speaker details. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all eight sessions. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursdays, Oct. 3 through Nov. 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. Registration filled. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Oct. 3 20th Annual Ladies’ Soirée—Silent Disco, 7 – 10 p.m. Guests are invited to the 20th year of Wilton Library’s signature event to celebrate the women of our community, all to benefit Wilton Library. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and Silent Disco music are the rave. Don your highest platforms and most sparkly dresses! Tickets are now on sale. Visit the library’s website at www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6321. The library will close at 5 p.m. in preparation for this event. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Oct. 4 New Life for Old Videos, 10 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 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.

Saturday, Oct. 5 Rockin' Rhythms, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Rockin' Rhythms is Ray’s way (of Jay and Ray) of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but also socially and behaviorally as well. We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will. We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars, to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music. Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. Registration required. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturdays, Oct. 5 & 12 A 3-part Series on How to Read James Joyce with Mark Schenker, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Mark Schenker of Yale College presents two parts of a three-part lecture on how to appreciate Joyce’s own method of detouring—of using indirection to find direction—in the writer’s presentation of the extraordinarily rich dimensions of everyday life. With an overview of Joyce’s method in Dubliners (1914) and A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man (1916) as a foundation, Dean Schenker will give close attention to 'The Dead' and provide a brief introduction to how the method is extended in Ulysses. Over the course of the sessions, participants will gain an appreciation of how Joyce’s symbolical realism enables readers to see both what is present and what is hidden in the author’s texts. Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990 and is currently a senior associate dean of the College and Dean of Academic Affairs. See the library’s registration link for more details about the program and the speaker. Each lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Wine and cheese will be served afterwards for those who wish to stay for refreshment and further discussion. No charge for the program. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Oct. 6 Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room—The Renee Rosnes Duo featuring Peter Washington, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Please join us for an afternoon of jazz featuring the Renee Rosnes Duo featuring virtuoso bassist Peter Washington. The two have a deep musical relationship that spans decades and he is featured on numerous Rosnes recordings. Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. Peter Washington is perhaps the most recorded bassist of his generation with a discography of more than 500 recordings. Reception following the concert.  Suggested donation: $10.  Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  Advance registration strongly suggested. See the library’s registration link for details. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 p.m. if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Oct. 7 College Frenzy 2.0: Follow-Up Discussion, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is a follow-up discussion to the Sept. 26 program with parent coach and clinical psychologist Susan Bauerfeld, PhD and college consultant Victoria Hirsch. The professionals offer tips, strategies and suggestions for viewing the college process as a natural next step and for managing the process in ways that foster resilience and relationships rather than discord and despair. This presentation is for parents of 8th-12th graders. Sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services, SPED*NET Wilton, and Wilton Presbyterian Church. Please contact Genevieve Eason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Oct. 7 New Life for Old Videos, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.

Monday, Oct. 7 Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.

Mondays, Oct. 7, 21 & 28 Rockin' Rhythms, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Rockin' Rhythms is Ray’s way (of Jay and Ray) of continuing to develop and give children a unique and awesome experience with music during their preschool years. Music helps children develop and excel in so many ways, not only academically but also socially and behaviorally as well. We also want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to enjoy this experience as much as the children will. We will be using various musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, guitars, to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music. Ages 2 - 5 with caregivers. No session Oct. 14. Registration required. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Mondays, Oct. 7, 21 & 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 session Oct. 14. No registration required. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Oct. 7 Flu Shot Clinic at Wilton Library, 3:30 – 5 p.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.

Thursdays, Oct. 10 & 24 Storybook STEM Series, 4 – 5 p.m. Join us for storybook infused STEM programs twice monthly in October and November. Children in first and second grades will listen to read-a-loud picture books and follow up with a STEM related craft. We will read The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spire (10/10), The Magic Hat by Mem Fox (10/24), Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty (11/7), and Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty (11/21). Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Oct. 10 Scanning Slides into Digital Images,6 – 7:30 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, Oct. 10 Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force: Her-Self Awareness Lecture, 7 – 8:30 p.m. This presentation, “Her-Self Awareness Lecture” trains young people on how to use situational awareness to identify pre-incident indicators that can result in dangerous situations. The presentation also provides strategies on how to be an informed and active bystander to thwart what could potentially be a dangerous situation. The goal is to teach young women and girls how to trust and follow their instincts and pay attention to that gut feeling. The speaker is Donna Cimarelli, CEO/co-founder of the Maren Sanchez Home Foundation. Maren Sanchez was the teenager killed in Milford, CT. Donna was her mother. The program is sponsored by Wilton Library and the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force. See the library’s registration link for more details. No charge but registration is recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Oct. 11 Art & Text Art Exhibition & Reception, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries, a consortium of 13 libraries that offer curated visual art exhibitions, is pleased to present “Art & Text,” – a united exhibition featuring the work of local and regional artists.  Each library within the consortium will highlight one or more artists, whose works reflect their unique perspectives on the exhibition’s theme. The featured artists in Wilton Library’s exhibition are Peggy Dembicer (Avon), Charles Herbstreith (Wilton), Ed MacEwen (Wilton), Nancy Moore (Ridgefield), Erin Nazzaro (Redding), Eileen Panepinto (Weston), Bonnie Sailer (Newtown), Jean Tock (Carmel, NY), Liz Ward (Weston), Marian Wulffleff (Wilton) and artists represented by Rhonda Brown of browngrotta arts in Wilton.  Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through November 7.  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, Oct. 12 Jeepers Creepers!, 2 – 3 p.m. Come to Wilton Library and enjoy a Riverside Reptiles Creepy Show just in time for Halloween! Kids preschool and up will be able to watch and hear about various reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and more. Sponsored by the Arthur J. 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, Oct. 12 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, Oct. 15 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, 6 – 8 p.m. Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor. Please email Nina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. No charge. Registration highly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 How to Pay for College, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. In this one-hour workshop, you'll learn about which colleges offer the best financial aid packages, how to avoid mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS profile, how students can receive more free money and less loans, why private universities can cost less than a state school, and how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid. Presented by Sean Flynn, a financial advisor and certified college planning specialist. Sean will be joined by Sean Martin, The Director of Aid for Connecticut College, with 25 years of experience in higher education, having worked previously at Fairfield University, Boston College and Wesleyan University. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Oct. 17 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, Oct. 17 Spooky Story Writing, 4 – 5 p.m. Children in fourth and fifth grade are invited to this fun and interactive creative writing activity at the library that will have them rolling story element dice (setting, character, obstacle, and a story starter) and create their own spooky stories this Halloween season. Join us for a spooky time. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Oct. 17 Author Talk: Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times, 7 - 8:30 p.m. In Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Time, the former CBS Evening News anchor and much admired 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley recalls and reflects upon some of his most dramatic, moving, and inspiring encounters in the field and how they exemplify what is good about humanity both in America and abroad. With straightforward storytelling skills of a seasoned journalist, Pelley shares private recollections of very public moments as well as intimate portraits of acts of courage, hope, determination and humanity. As a counterbalance to the divisive partisanship that has split the nation, Pelley offers a book about values, ethics, and the importance of telling the truth.  Scott Pelley has been a reporter and photographer more than 45 years. He is best known for his work on 60 Minutes and as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. Pelley’s work has been recognized with 3 duPont-Columbia Awards, 3 Peabody Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 37 Emmy Awards. Pelley is the most awarded correspondent in the history of 60 Minutes. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. See the library’s registration link for more details.  Books will be available for purchase and signing 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.

Fridays, Oct. 18 & 25 Bouncing Babies, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will start off with some time to play and socialize. Then we will share stories, songs and rhymes geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. Sessions on Sept. 13 & 27. No registration, no program fee. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Oct. 19 Innovation Day, 1 – 5 p.m. Discover, Dabble, Do-It-Yourself at Wilton Library’s annual Innovation Day! Join us for a festival of making, creating and demonstrating. Explore, Try, Learn and Have Fun! Test out virtual reality; ride a Hovercraft; try your hand at calligraphy or Zentangle Art; make jewelry, gift tags and button pins; experiment with LEDs; watch 3-D printing; meet the Wilton Library's Robotics team; get a Henna or spray tattoo; paint pumpkins donated by Wilton Kiwanis; have a Green Screen photo taken; learn about silk screening; decorate a luggage tag; make a Paracord bracelet; take apart a computer, and so much more! The day is free and open to all ages! Certain activities will have a nominal fee to offset costs. Bubble and Brew will be parked outside. Swing by their truck for a special drink and fresh-baked goods. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Oct. 20 Connecticut’s Own Concert: Nick Revel - Letters to My Future Self - Original Works for Electroacoustic Viola, 4 – 5 p.m. Wilton's own Nick Revel, a violist, improviser, composer, and educator, will perform his debut album, which he has transformed into a solo performance. His performance will take the audience on a musical journey through the inside of his mind and break preconceived notions of what a viola can do in a constantly morphing soundscape of genres. Nick is the founding violist of PUBLIQuartet which has been presented by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the MET Museum, the National Gallery, Carnegie Hall, Joyce Theater, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, and Newport Jazz Festival.   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.

Monday, Oct. 21 Scanning Slides into Digital Images,10:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.

Monday, Oct. 21 Origami Fun for Kids, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join us to learn a little bit about the art of origami paper folding. Kids will learn some basic origami folding techniques and will come away with hand folded items. Registration required; no fee. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Oct. 21 Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Michael Mark, 6 – 7:30 p.m. October brings Michael Mark to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Michael's subject matter is concerned with the depiction of ineffable moments that appear and disappear in the mist, the use of exaggerated color and the slippage between the real and unreal. After more than a decade of living in suburban Melbourne, Australia, he is keen to investigate the colors and compositions of ‘home’ and to more closely observe and paint the verdant shadows and saturated colors he associates with New England. See library’s 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.

Monday, Oct. 21 Finding the Right College for You!, 7 – 8 p.m.Planning for college admissions and finding the right college has become ever more complicated and unpredictable in recent years. What is the right way to develop a college list? When should families begin the process? What matters the most in admissions decisions? What are the key differences between various application strategies? Matthew Greene, Ph.D., local educational consultant and author, will discuss recent and developing trends in college admissions, how to structure your college search, and how to plan for the right college experience with as little stress as possible. Time will be available for questions on everything from merit scholarships to summer planning. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 Senior Center Book Discussion: Jack London: An American Life, 11 – noon. Barbara Jones will lead a discussion of Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor, the foremost Jack London scholar in the world. Jack London was one of the first writers to reach worldwide celebrity status and to amass a fortune from his writing. Readers are familiar with his Klondike Gold Rush classics like The Call of the Wild and White Fang, but his large literary output included dozens of novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, poetry, and non-fiction.   This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 2019 League of Women Voters Candidate Forum—BOS and BOF, 6:30 – 9 p.m. The Wilton League of Women Voters, Wilton Library, and Good Morning Wilton will co-sponsor two events at which voters can meet candidates running for positions on the town boards. The October 22 forum will feature the candidates running for First Selectman, the other candidates for Board of Selectmen, and the Board of Finance. The October 29 forum will feature the candidates running for the Board of Education and Planning & Zoning. Questions for the candidates may be submitted in advance through the Wilton League of Women Voters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . See library’s registration link for details. Registration is highly recommended for each forum. Register online or call (203) 762-6334. Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:20 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:20pm if space is available. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 Create Cards, Gift Tags & More, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders through adults or 6th graders 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 Wilton Library Readers—Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Less, by Andrew Sean Greer. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June with the exception of this October discussion. 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, Oct. 23 Pumpkin Book Art Workshop, 6 – 8 p.m. Looking for a unique Fall centerpiece? Join us for a fun workshop and learn how to transform an old book into a magnificent pumpkin! $5 materials fee, payable in advance. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 WGG/WLA Bag It: Film Screening and Discussion, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library present a screening of the film: Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic as a part of their Green Speaker Series. This 2010 American documentary film exposes the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise and their effects on land ecosystems, the marine environment, and the human body. A brief Q&A session will follow the film with Jeanine Behr Getz, Lynne Vanderslice, and others to be announced. Jeanine Behr Getz is the author of the award-winning book Think Green! Lynne Vanderslice is the First Selectwoman of Wilton whose administration has implemented a number of environmental initiatives Please see the library’s registration link for more details. Registration recommended; no charge. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Oct. 24 Make Button Pins!, 2 – 4 p.m. Come learn how to use our Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons! 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, Oct. 24 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.

Thursday, Oct. 24 Medicare Bootcamp, 7 – 8:30 p.m.This is a community conversation that provides information for those who will be new to Medicare in the near future. Learn the ‘ins and outs’ of Medicare enrollment and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly. And, most important, please bring questions of your own. There will be a brief presentation by Nancy Lombard Long-term Options Specialist and CHOICES counselor for the Southwest CT Agency on Aging and Lauren Hughes Coordinator of Senior Services for the Wilton Department of Social Services. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Oct. 26 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.

Sunday, Oct. 27 Halloween Crafts, 1 – 4:30 p.m. For scary Halloween decorations, come to the Wilton Library for a fun drop-in Halloween Crafts program! Easy spooky crafts that will make all the ghosts and goblins happy! All ages. No registration, no fee. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, Oct. 27 New Life for Old Videos, 2 – 4 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.

Monday, Oct. 28 Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 29 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 29 2019 League of Women Voters Candidate Forum—BOE and P&Z, 6:30 – 9 p.m. The Wilton League of Women Voters, Wilton Library, and Good Morning Wilton will co-sponsor two events at which voters can meet candidates running for positions on the town boards. The October 22 forum will feature the candidates running for First Selectman, the other candidates for Board of Selectmen, and the Board of Finance. The October 29 forum will feature the candidates running for the Board of Education and Planning & Zoning. Questions for the candidates may be submitted in advance through the Wilton League of Women Voters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . See library’s registration link for details. Registration is highly recommended for each forum. Register online or call (203) 762-6334. Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:20 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:20pm if space is available. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Oct. 30 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, Oct. 31 Scanning Slides into Digital Images,2 – 4 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, Oct. 31 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.

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