Wilton Library Lines — Halloween, candidates, flu shots, literary salon
Kids' Halloween crafts
This is a spook-tacular time for kids of all ages to create some scary Halloween decorations in Halloween Crafts, on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. There is no registration and no fee.
Adults get crafty
Adults have their own crafty times this week where they can devise all sorts of embroidered and personalized items for Halloween or any of the upcoming holidays.
Scheduled classes: Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-noon; Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-noon; Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-noon; and Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter, Friday, Nov. 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Fees range from $5 to 12 depending upon the item chosen. These Innovation Station sessions are for seventh graders through adults, and sixth grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn. Participants must have a valid CT Library card, and a signed Innovation Station Agreement form that is to be brought to the workshops. Registration is required.
The second session of the 2019 League of Women Voters Candidate Forum — Board of Education and Planning and Zoning Commission will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Questions for the candidates may be submitted in advance through the Wilton League of Women Voters at email@example.com.
See the library’s registration link for details. Registration is recommended. Advance registrants should arrive by 6:20 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:20 p.m. if space is available.
Rockin’ Rhythms is the Saturday version of the ongoing musical program by Ray (of Jay and Ray fame) that takes place on Nov. 2 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. for children ages 2 to 5 with their caregivers.
This musical experience can be enjoyed by parents, grandparents and caregivers along with the children. Ray will be using different musical instruments, percussion, ukuleles, and guitars to sing and interact with various repertoire from traditional, popular and original music.
The program is made possible by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Also on Nov. 2, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just for Kids program, “America and Friends — Strings,” takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. Children ages 4 and up and their caregivers will learn about string instruments and be able to touch them at the end of the program. Registration is required.
Fight the flu
Thanks to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, flu shots are being made available to anyone age 4 and older. The flu shot clinic at the library is Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. No registration is needed; this is a walk-in clinic.
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. 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. Attendees should bring their insurance cards and are reminded to wear short sleeved shirts or ones that easily roll up.
For more information, call Visiting Nurse Flu Info-line at 203-762-8958, ext. 444.
Talk on educational testing
Licensed clinical psychologist Caley Schwartz, Ph.D., follows up her presentation last year with an explanation of common areas examined in psychological and psycho-educational testing in The Scoop on Psych Testing 2: What Do All Those Numbers Really Mean?, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Dr. Schwartz will be discussing IQ, achievement, memory, executive functioning, social communication, and development testing. Schwartz earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed a two-year Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center, where she received generalist and autism-specific training.
For details, see the library’s registration link. The program is co-sponsored by SPED*NET Wilton and the library. Registration is recommended.
Something new literally and literary
A bit of intellectual socializing is the basis for a new Friday Evening Literary Salon series launching on Nov. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. For this kickoff event, attendees will watch a few brief video clips of Yale Literature Professor Harold Bloom as he talks about why people should read the “Great Books” and how they should approach them. Then, over some wine and cheese, the guests will be able to talk about these ideas.
This program is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Registration is recommended.
To register for programs, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call the Circulation Desk at 203-762-6334 for adult programs; the Children’s Library at 203-762-6336; Teen Services and Innovation Station at 203-762-6342.