Library Lines: Feb. 4

Library day

Saturday, Feb. 6 is “Take Your Child to the Library Day,” and the Children’s Library is planning some fun. From 10 to 1, children of all ages can drop by for storytimes, a short film and a bookmark-making craft. There is no registration and supplies are provided by the library. Also on Saturday, from 2 to 3, families can enjoy a fun-filled hour of Hula-Hooping with Judi Ann Jones. A special hula hoop will be raffled off to a lucky family at the end of the program. Registration is required. The Minecraft session takes place as usual for kids ages 8 and up from 10 to noon. Registration is required. Visit the website for more information on these programs.

Stitch time

Members of the Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America will hold Stitch Time in Public on Saturday, from 11 to 2 in the gallery of the library. They will have many hand-embroidered items on display so people can drop by, take a look, say hello and get inspired. Books on embroidery will be featured that can be checked out from the library.

Jazz time

Grammy Award-nominated pianist, composer and bandleader Fred Hersch returns to Wilton Library for another Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert, having played the stage of few years ago. An informal reception follows the concert where CDs will be available for purchase and signing. Suggested donation for the concert is $10 per person. The concerts are funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris and Tish Brubeck. Advance registration is strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 p.m. if space is available.

Book group meets

Wilton Library Readers get together on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from noon to 1:30 for a discussion of The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor. The group is led by professional book group facilitator Susan Boyar. Participants may bring their lunches; beverages will be served. For additional dates and titles, visit the library’s website at . Advance registration is suggested especially during the winter months when weather can be a factor.

Climate talk

Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library present Climate Change 101 on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The talk will review the basis for climate scientists’ mounting concern about humanity’s destabilization of the global climate system. It will consider how the recent Paris accord addresses this destabilization. It will briefly consider the destabilization’s implications for Connecticut — and how the state is responding. There is no charge for the program. Registration is recommended. The program is part of the Wilton Go Green/Wilton Library Green Speaker Series.  

Mail and email overload

In a one-hour workshop, Don't Get Done in by Email: How to Spend More Time on Your Customers and Less on Your Inbox, on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., participants will learn how to gain control of their snail and electronic mail. Matt Baier will provide tips and tricks for easing the pain of paper; Bud Freund will show ways to overcome inbox inundation. See the library’s registration link for presentation and speaker details. There is no charge. Visit or call SCORE at 203-831-0065 with any questions and to register. Check-in begins at 5:30. SCORE is a non-profit organization that helps individuals start a new business or grow their existing business. The program is sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Registration is required.

New library cards

The library now has a new batch of Wilton Library cards with a whole new look. The cards reflect the original art found in many of the library’s murals that make it such a special place to visit. The Children’s Library murals and entrance were created by Ed MacEwen and the teen mural was created by library staffer Tom Swick with a group of teens. People can choose from six different images for a bit of personalization. There is no charge for new accounts; replacement cards are $1.

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 and Teen Services at 203-762-6342. The library’s main number remains 203-762-3950.