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Wilton Library in November: Cooking, Parenting, Wilton Reads, and More!

Wilton Library November 2020 Virtual Activities

Mondays, Nov. 2 & 9 Ready Readers Live!, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24 Virtual Chess Club, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Kids in kindergarten through high school are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. Registration is required for each session, no fee. Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Matthew Shirvell is the instructor for this class. He has been teaching chess for over 5 years, from new learners to experienced tournament players. He is a USCF tournament director who has helped run events such as the 2020 Connecticut State Grade Championships with over 90 participants. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for more information and to register. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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Tuesday, Nov. 3 Wilton Reads - Book Discussion - Tales of the Jazz Age, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Wilton Library's Wilton Reads 2020 selection, Tales of the Jazz Age, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Feel free to sip the beverage of your choice from the comfort of your home as we travel back to the Jazz Age! Registration required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesdays, Nov. 4 & 11 Zooming Toddler Story Time, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for toddlers ages 1-3 years.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 4 Remote Learning - Tips & Tricks to Lessen the Stress, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Schooling at home and homeschooling are different, but there’s also a lot of overlap.  Get some tips and tricks for Remote Learning from 20-year homeschool veteran, Linda Hincks.  She will talk about how to relieve overscheduling stress and revive energy for learning.  Bring your questions and concerns.  Let's talk about what's most useful for you. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 & Dec. 3 Walking with Dante Through Space and Time with Dr. Gerald Weiss, 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. Dr. Gerald Weiss presents a 4-part online literature seminar during which he will take the audience on a walk with Dante as he begins his journey in Hell, travels through Purgatory, and ascends to Paradise. Please visit the library’s website at www.wiltonlibrary.org for program and speaker details, and to register. Readings packet and the Zoom link will be emailed in advance. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 5 Wilton Reads - Jazz, Classical Music, and the 'Third Stream' with Gil Harel, 5 – 6:30 p.m. During this virtual program, Professor Gil Harel will discuss the cross-pollination that occurred between jazz and classical music in the early 20th century, casting a spotlight on composers ranging from Paul Whiteman to George Gershwin, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and Dave Brubeck's mentor Darius Milhaud. Dr. Harel is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from the western classical repertoire to jazz. Currently he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College where he conducts the college chorale, a cappella ensemble, teaches music history and theory, and serves as musical director of theater productions. See the registration link for program and speaker details. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Nov. 7 & 21 Virtual Book Club, 1 – 2 p.m.Are you looking to find new books to read? Are you looking to connect with other kids during this pandemic? If so, you’re in luck! Join Girl Scout Emily Johnson’s Virtual Book Club! This book club is open to all students entering grades 4-7. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom link. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

 

Saturday, Nov. 7 Wilton Reads – Airborne Jazz, 2 - 3 p.m. Kids and their families are invited to this fun jazz program as part of Wilton Reads 2020.  The Airborne Jazz Trio will share their energetic, contemporary jazz as well as educate about jazz as a musical art form. Airborne is a multi-cultural Contemporary Jazz group based from New Haven, CT USA. Formed in the 1980s, these veterans of jazz celebrate years of recordings, jazz festivals, concerts, and clubs. The members have toured across the world. Airborne has many award winning and chart topping CDs and has received worldwide airplay and international acclaim. Airborne was awarded a Merit of Honor by the World Peace Organization for Excellence in World Music and as Humanitarians. See the registration link for program and speaker details. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 11 Wilton Library Readers—Maggie Brown and Others, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Maggie Brown and Others, by Peter Orner this month.  Space limited and registration required.  Must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants a few days before the meeting.  To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Questions?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 11 Calligraphy for Beginners: An Introduction to the Italian Hand, 3 – 4 p.m. This is an introduction to the art of calligraphy. In this online workshop, we’ll focus on the Italian Hand.  You'll learn some basic strokes, how to determine the best height for your letters based on your pen nib and a few other tips to get you started on writing in the Italian Hand.  It's a great way to personalize a card, gift tags or name cards. Materials needed: Calligraphy pen with a chiseled felt tip pen in either a 2mm or 3mm nib width, white copy paper, pencil and ruler, special lined paper specific to the nib width you'll be using. For ages 18+. Registration required and space is limited. Must have access to Zoom. A link will be provided the morning of the session. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for specific purchasing suggestions and to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 11 Apple Bites with Katie Shepherd, 4 – 5 p.m.Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to bake some Apple Crumb Bars. This dessert is perfect for fall and winter holiday dinners; it has a layer of caramelized apples on top of a delicious cookie crust with a streusel on top. Please see the library’s website at www.wiltonlibrary.org for ingredients needed and to register. Registration required to receive the Zoom link; grades 3 and up with supervision. Questions: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 12 Police Officer Story Time Live!, 10 – 10:30 a.m. Children ages 4 and up are invited to join Wilton Police Officers for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting prior to the program. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. For questions email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 12 More Zooming Child-Adult Zentangle Fun, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Calling all artists and doodlers. If you love to draw or doodle but think you aren’t a good artist, this is the program for you. Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. So join us and share some time with your favorite grownup. Whether or not you joined the first class, come join the fun. For children entering grades 3 – 6 with a participating adult. Registration is required. Please register all attendees.  Participants will be contacted to pick up supplies a few days before the program.  The Zoom link will be distributed before the session. Register online.  Please note: supplies and space are limited. We ask that patrons register only if you are sure you can attend.  Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 12 National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Online Panel Discussion, 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Wilton Library present an informational online panel discussion via Zoom in support of Alzheimer’s Awareness month. The panel will discuss topics such as the medical implications of Alzheimer's, effective communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. Moderator is Carolyn DeRocco, Vice President of Education & Programs, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter. Panelists include Alan Radin, MD—Internist, Geriatrician; Danielle Ramos—Director of Community Relations, National Healthcare; Robin Roscillo—Elder Support Services; and Lynda Lee Arnold—Attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC. A Q&A session will follow. No charge. Online registration required in order to receive the Zoom invitation link. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 17 Firefighter Story Time Live, 10 – 10:30 a.m. Children ages 4 and up are invited to join Wilton Fire Fighters for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required, and we will send you a link to the meeting via email. For questions email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 17The Cookbook Connection: A Virtual Recipe Swap, 5 – 6 p.m.This is an old-school recipe swap with a twist of virtual. Attendees can test out new recipes or dig up old favorites, then create something yummy to virtually “show and tell” with the group.  Then everyone grabs a drink, and shares their family recipes or tells which cookbooks were used for the recipes. Just in time for Thanksgiving, let’s share our favorite side dishes. Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants prior to the day of session. Questions? Please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 18 Tasty Thanksgiving Story Zoom for Toddlers, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Join us for a fun interactive morning of stories and songs all about Thanksgiving and food.  Geared just for toddlers ages 1-3 and their grown-ups, this program will engage and entertain, all while including early literacy skills.  Registration is required and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  Email Miss Amy at with questions. Questions? Please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Nov. 18 Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle instructor, for a fun and relaxing live online Zentangle art session.  This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn't believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists.  For adults and teens, ages 13+. See the library’s registration link for suggestions of supplies needed. Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants prior to the session. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register and for program details. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Nov. 19 The College Timeline: What To Do When, 5 – 6 p.m. When should you begin touring colleges? How many AP exams should you take? How do you start researching schools? What about SATs and ACTs? These are just a few of the questions high school students have as they start to think about college. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College and get advice on important items and a timeline for the 9th-12th grade years. This program is designed for 8th grade - high school students and their parents. Must have access to Zoom and registration required. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register and for program details. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Nov. 20 CT Poetry Society Workshop –Online Zoom Meeting, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please join us online for the next CT Poetry Society workshop using Zoom. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ray Rauth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but online registration is required. The Zoom invitation link will be emailed to registrants shortly before the event. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Story Time Live!, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Children ages 2 - 7 are invited to join in this fun Thanksgiving-themed story time.  Kids will hear stories, share what they are thankful for, and receive an activity kit through our drive-thru window to complete at home.  Registration is required, space is limited. Please register each individual child for supplies. Zoom links will be emailed shortly before the program.  Questions?  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Nov. 24 Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of W.S. Merwin, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Janet Krauss leads a virtual discussion of ten short poems by former Poet Laureate of the United States, W.S. Merwin. Janet Krauss has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University and has two poetry books published, along with having been published in Amethyst Review five times. Registration required online in order to receive the Zoom invitation link. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program. No charge. Please email Michael Bellacosa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Nov. 30 Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters on Zoom, 1 – 2 p.m. Zoom session for crafters of all skill levels. Show off your latest creation, seek advice, and chat about anything while working on your own projects. Registration is required. Once you are registered, we'll email you the Zoom link. Please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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