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The (wood)winds are blowing

The last session for this season of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra’s (Not) Just for Kids program brings the woodwinds to the Brubeck Room on Saturday, May 12, from 3 to 4. This interactive and lively program is for children of all ages, their families and adults featuring the flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their woodwind instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in this hour-long presentation that is both educational as well as entertaining. Children will have a chance to touch and play a beginning level instrument in the “petting zoo.” Free; registration is recommended.

Shedding light on a continuing story

It was inconvenient when a snowstorm postponed the showing of a New Perspective Film Series in January. Thanks to better weather, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will be screened this Saturday, May 12, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. More than 10 years have passed since the movie, An Inconvenient Truth was released which documented Al Gore’s fight against climate change. This sequel addresses how climate changes that were predicted in that movie happened and their very real impact on people and cities. The film follows the progress that Gore’s work and fellow environmentalists have made as well as the behind-the-scenes efforts at the United Nations’ 2015 Climate Change Conference. The suggested donation is $5. Refreshments will be available. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration is highly recommended.

Mother’s Day concert

Stay at Home in Wilton and Wilton Library are pleased to have Dr. Joe Utterback returning to the Brubeck Room for a Special Mother’s Day Piano Concert & Reception, Sunday, May 13, from 3 to 4:30. ‘Dr. Joe’ is a superb pianist, but even a better storyteller with music. He is a celebrated American jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist whose performances are featured throughout the United States. He infuses familiar blues, ballads, Broadway, and jazz classics with a captivating, dynamic style. There is no charge but registration is highly recommended. Pre-registrants must arrive by 2:50  to be guaranteed seating; waitlisted and walk-ins will be seated after 2:50 if space is available.

Spring brings out creativity

Now that spring has finally arrived, the library is celebrating the occasion with its Spring Maker Madness Ladies’ Night Out on Tuesday, May 15, from 7:30 to 9:30. Women will be able to sip wine, nibble on appetizers and unleash their creativity with fun and easy DIY projects. No level of skill is necessary; just a desire to relax, unwind and get creative. Guests will etch two champagne glasses, create gift tags, paint a canvas and make a summer patio beach votive. Materials, appetizers and wine will be provided by the library. The cost is $35 per person, payable in advance online while space is still available. Registration is a must before the fun night sells out.

Seeing the exotic through a lens

International documentary photographer and explorer, Daryl Hawk, will give a special photography presentation and lecture based on his most recent expedition to the northern, central and southern highlands of Ecuador. Daryl Hawk: Into the Volcano — Travels Through Ecuador, takes place on Wednesday, May 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Mr. Hawk embarked alone on a 1,600-mile journey following the Avenue of Volcanoes across the Andean mountain range. He explored and photographed rarely seen geological formations, cloud forests, high-altitude lakes, indigenous cultures, marketplaces, pre-Hispanic ruins, and some of the highest volcanoes around the globe. Free, registration is recommended.

Social media for business

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present Social Media Marketing on a Shoestring, on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The seminar will help small business owners learn how to market their businesses using social media. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to create a Facebook Business Page; tap into Twitter and Instagram to build their businesses; and utilize automation tools for an online presence when not online.  Speaker Dori De Carlo owns Safety Bags, Inc., and is host of Word of Mom Radio. Free, registration is required. Those wishing to attend may visit or call SCORE at 203-831-0065 to register. Check-in begins at 5:30.

To register for programs, visit 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.