Crafting over Thanksgiving
For families looking for something to do over Thanksgiving, the Wilton Economic Development Commission in partnership with Wilton Library invites Wilton kids in grades K through 12 to create winter palace sculptures that will be on display in the Children’s Library from Nov. 27 through Jan. 19. All the rules, instructions and registration are here. Registration ends Friday, Nov. 24. Voting for a favorite sculpture takes place between Nov. 27 and Dec. 6. Ribbons will be awarded to the winning sculptures on Dec. 7.
Kids bored with shopping on Black Friday can come to the library with their caregivers for two Day After Thanksgiving Movies on Nov. 24. The morning session from 10:15 to 11:45 features the Disney hit, Cars 3; the afternoon session from 2 to 3:30 has Captain Underpants. There is no registration or fee.
Acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Debussy in the Wilton Candlelight Concert on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The concert is at Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information, call 203-762-3401 or visit wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.
The Innovation Station features two drop-in crafting times and a special class this week. Drop-in Craft for the Holidays takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 4 and from 5 to 7. Options include etching a glass vase, votive or coffee cup, decorating a large soup/coffee mug and even making a candy dish. There is a minimal cost for materials payable upon arrival. No registration is needed. In Make a Holiday Craft on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 3, participants will etch glass hurricane globes with holiday designs and then fill them with blue, silver or gold-colored balls and strings of white lights and other decorations. The fee is $10 for one hurricane globe, payable upon arrival. Registration is required.
Holiday bargains in the gallery
The library’s Holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found in a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. The sale opens at noon on Nov. 30 and continues during regular library hours through Jan. 3. The library is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Wilton Library is a stop on the Wilton Holiday Stroll on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30. The library will be ready with a warm fire, refreshments and lots of shopping opportunities — from the Holiday Book Sale, the Unhung Heroes art exhibition, and the Giving Tree, where people can buy something for the library’s collection in honor or memory of someone. If the weather is inclement, Santa Claus will be seeking refuge here.
The library is closing at 2 p.m. today and will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving. 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.