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Get tee’d off at the library!

The library has been known to host world-class concerts, bestselling authors, innovative STEM sessions and even kids’ sleepovers. Now, the library can boast about golf. Its first family Mini Golf in the Stacks fund-raising event presented by Bankwell, takes place this Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 to 4. People of all ages will be able to “play through” the entire library with 18 putting greens starting from the Children’s Library, past the circulation desk, into teen services, down through reference, in and among all the nonfiction stacks, and back up through the Virginia Adams Reading Room. The Brubeck Room is the Clubhouse sponsored by Silver Spring Country Club with free hot dogs provided by Wilton Rotary for each admission, face painting and spray tattoos. Also in the Brubeck Room is the 19th Hole, sponsored by Anytime Fitness, where people will be able to try their luck at getting a hole-in-one. Players of all ages are welcome. Admission is $5 per person at the door the day of the event.  Drawings will be held for JetBlue airline tickets, a photo session with Karen Morneau with a gift certificate from River Road Gallery, a round of golf for a foursome at Silvermine Golf Club, a pet wellness package from South Wilton Veterinary Group and a child’s acoustic guitar.  Tickets for the drawing are $15 each or 3 for $40. The snow date is Sunday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 5.

Relaxed painting

Calling all would-be painters, newbies and old hands, for Paint It Up! on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. In this free-form painting session, attendees can join in on a fun and relaxing evening of painting. The library supplies the canvases, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and use for inspiration. Absolutely no experience is necessary — just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let the inner artist out. The program is for adults 18 and older. Space is limited therefore registration is required.  

Parent info series

The Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series at Wilton Library presents the program, How to Raise Successful Kids Without Over-Parenting, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The session begins with Julie Lythcott-Haims’s popular TED Talk on parental expectations and unconditional love. The video will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Tracey Masella. Tracey will help adults understand how to stop over-parenting and help their children develop resilience. The program is for parents with children of all ages. The series is sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Library, Weston Youth Services, and Weston Library. Registration is recommended. Book discussions on Julie Lythcott-Haims’s popular parenting book, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Wilton Library, at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.  The two sessions cover the same material and will have limited seating.

Health fair with medical professionals

The next session of the “Get Well, Stay Well,” health and wellness literacy series by Wilton Library and the Western Connecticut Health Network takes place on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the program, Ask the Medical Experts — Be Your Best You in 2018. Attendees will meet with four medical professionals individually and privately to ask about any health or wellness issues that are on their minds. The program is a health-fair style with separate stations for each of the four medical professionals: Dr. Ruth Christoforetti, M.D., a family medicine physician with Western Connecticut Medical Group; Dana Fulton, a clinical specialist with Outpatient Rehabilitation Services of Norwalk Hospital/Western Connecticut Health Network; Dr. Thomas Ayoub, obstetrician/gynecologist and chief of the Norwalk Hospital medical staff; and Esla Amin-Lewis, a nurse/midwife with Norwalk Hospital's Nurse Midwifery Service. See library’s registration link for details. There is no charge for the program. Registration is recommended.

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.