- September 1: Poetry in Motion – Breaking the Mold: Submissions
- September 30: Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes
- September 30: Parenting Book Series: Dr. Susan Bauerfeld
- September 30: Look, Listen and Learn
- September 30: Introduction to Digital Scanning
- September 30: Literary Littles
- September 30: What's in Your Genes? Breast and Ovarian Cancer Panel Discussion
- October 1: ESL (English as a Second Language)
- October 1: Intro to Quilting: Learn How To Piece A Star Quilt Square
- October 1: Books for Babies
- October 1: Wonderful Ones and Twos
- October 1: 3D Printing for Kids (Ages 8 and 9)
- October 1: Innovation Station Teen Open Session
- October 2: Ben Van Vechten Seminar: Drama & Death on the Nile in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra
- October 2: Children's Beginner Chess
- October 2: Children's Intermediate Chess
- October 3: Ben Van Vechten Seminar: Drama & Death on the Nile in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra
- October 3: Robert the Guitar Guy
Early Closing Reminder
Wilton Library will be closing at 6 pm on Thursday, October 3 to prepare for the Ladies’ Soirée. Proceeds from this event will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect.
Intro to Quilting: Learn How To Piece A Star Quilt Square
Wednesdays, Oct 1, 15, and November 12, 10 am-Noon
Interested in learning the basics of quilting? Want to help create a quilt which will be hung in the Wilton Library? Nine people will work together on this joint project over the course of six weeks and three instructional sessions (10/1, 10/15 & 11/12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.). Session 1: You’ll receive a history of quilting before being given a star kit and then learn how to piece a block together. Before the next session, schedule a time in our Innovation Station to finish piecing your square. Session 2: Using your assembled square, you’ll learn how to quilt it and assemble all pieces, including the border. Before the next session, schedule a time in our Innovation Station to finish quilting your square. Session 3: Learn how to bind a quilt and see the finished product. Led by Cynthia Biagiotti, a former teacher and avid quilter with over 20 years experience working with a local quilt group and the Nutmeg Quilters Guild. Registration required. Must be able to commit to all three sessions and completing your square in the allotted time frame. Please bring a pair of scissors. All other materials provided.
This September “Get Carded” in Wilton!
New Merchants Added
Carry your Wilton Library card proudly and receive discounts and complimentary offerings from Wilton restaurants and businesses in September thanks to a partnership with the Wilton Chamber of Commerce and Wilton Library celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month. From September 1st through 30th, present your library card at any of our participating local merchants and get discounts or complimentary offerings, just for showing your card! We’ve partnered with more than 20 Chamber members to offer you everything from a glass of wine with dinner to a week of free karate lessons. Don’t have a Wilton Library card yet? Now is the time to visit the library and sign up. It’s free, fast and easy to get your Wilton Library card … and receive a special gift certificate courtesy of Peachwave for all new Wilton Library cardholders during September. Click here for a printable list of participating merchants (when viewed on a computer you can click on the links to their websites).
Wilton Library is pleased to bring you access to Ancestry.com Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online. Access is available within Wilton Library on the Library’s Internet Computers.
The Naxos Music Jazz Library features commercial-free streaming music available anywhere, anytime. Enjoy jazz from over 200 labels including Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others. Over 32,000 artists are represented in this vast and impressive music catalog which is available for free to Wilton residents with valid library cards.
Wilton Library Readers with Susan Boyar: Upcoming Selections and Summer Reading
June 11, 2014: Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
No Meetings in July and August
September 10, 2014: Gift of Rain by Twan Eng Tan
October 8, 2014: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
November 12, 2014: The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig
No Meeting in December
January 15, 2015: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Susan Boyar’s Summer Reading List 2014
All are welcome to attend. Sessions begin at 12:00 pm. Bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.
A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 300 of today’s most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs. Check it out today!
We are pleased to offer access thousands of audiobooks through our partnership with OneClickdigital. Visit our eBooks & Audiobooks page to learn more, or head right to OneClickdigital to create an account.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 242,739 people, or 8% of Connecticut’s non-elderly residents, are uninsured. Beginning on October 1, 2013, people will be able to shop for health insurance and compare plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace (AccessHealthCT) set up by the State. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that all individuals be covered by or purchase insurance beginning January 1, 2014. Enrollment starts on October 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014. More information.
Listen to commercial-free streaming Classical and Jazz music through the library! The Naxos Music Library and Naxos Jazz Music Library are available from your computer or mobile device anywhere, at any time.
IndieFlix is a new streaming movie service that showcases independent films including award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can’t get anywhere else.
Zinio is here! Now you can read complete digital magazines on your mobile device or computer. Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries offers free access to magazines offered through Wilton Library for instant browser streaming and app-driven offline viewing.
Visit our Zinio page to get started
Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks through our partnership with Library Connection and OverDrive.
Please visit our OverDrive page for help and instructions.
If you have any questions, you may contact our Reference Desk on Ext. 211. Happy Reading!
Sign Up Now for Wilton’s Emergency Notifications
Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information necessary to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.
Visit the Town of Wilton Code Red notification page now.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Wilton Library
Wilton Library has engaged in a two-year research study with CL&P regarding the usage of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS). One charging station was given to the library because of its central location in Wilton. The study is being conducted by CL&P to understand how customers charge EVs away from home. Patrons with electric vehicles are welcome to use the charging station during library hours.
Reference USA is your one-stop resource for phone numbers, addresses, company information, and health care professionals. Contains residential phone numbers for the entire U.S. and a directory of over 12 million U.S. businesses (great for job searching). Also contains a listing of 855,000 physicians and dentists in the country. Access from home (or anywhere in the world) with your Wilton Library Card barcode. Click here to get started.
Value Line is a multidimensional investment management tool that helps both new and experienced investors to make decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, objective research, insightful commentary, price projections, and advanced analytical tools. [Available to Wilton residents with current Wilton Library cards -- if you are a Wilton resident in need of a card, stop by the library.]
- Click here to use Value Line if you are in the library. If you are using your own laptop in the library, do not use this link.
- Click here to use Value Line if you are not in the library (e.g., you are at home). Use this link if you are using your own laptop in the library.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Anne Mendola Franco, Head of Network Services, at 203-762-3950, Ext. 210.
Check out our Literature Criticism Online database for great detailed information on contemporary, twentieth century and nineteenth century works! Extensive biographical and critical information and powerful search options. This is the tool you need to enhance your reading experience! If you have an iPhone or iPad, download the free My Library app and select Wilton Library. Now you can have your information on the go!
Are you ready to start your first career? Or start on a new career path? Our new database Career Cruising features information on just about any career you can imagine! This database is a comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood. Use Career Matchmaker to find careers that match your interests; get the inside scoop on careers with in-depth profiles; learn about education and training options; find work search hints and tips in the employment guide! Click here to get started!