Library Lines: Jan. 3

Hot times for a winter night

The Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert features the Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato Trio on Sunday, Jan. 5, beginning at 4 p.m. Colin Stranahan on drums and Glenn Zaleski on piano have played the Brubeck stage previously. They have recruited bassist Rick Rosato to join the performance. A reception follows the concert, which is made possible 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 because these concerts are a “sell-out.” A $10 per person donation is suggested. Pre-registered guests should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; waitlisted and walk-ins will be admitted after 3:50 if seats are available.

Driver safety class

The AARP Driver Safety Class for this month is on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 10 to 2. The session is for drivers 50 years of age and older. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Registration is required.

Library readers meet

The Wilton Library Readers get together for the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from noon to 1:30 for a discussion of Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Participants may bring their lunches; the library provides beverages.

Coding cool stuff

Teens in grades 6 through 12 can join a four-session workshop in January for a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Electronics Tinkering Workshop for Teens is on Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 8, 10, 15 and 17, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the four sessions, the newly minted programmers will be able to take home their Arduinos and continue to experiment and create on their own. The fee for the four sessions is $15 per student. To register, call Susan Lauricella, head of Teen Services, at 203-762-3950, ext. 243.

Reads and music to go

The holidays are over and the new tablets and smartphones are all unwrapped. Now is the time to see what free media is available to download or stream from the library on all those portable devices. The library’s head of emerging media, Melissa Baker, will demonstrate the library’s free downloadables and streaming media in the program Free Fiction, Films and Fugues To Go @ Wilton Library, on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants should bring their own devices and follow along as Melissa demonstrates how to download eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines, and how to stream movies and jazz and classical music. Registration is suggested for this very informative and free class.

Argentina visited

Professional photographer Daryl Hawk gives a special photography lecture on Thursday, Jan. 9, based on his most recent expedition to the remote Northwest Frontier of Argentina this past April. A World above the World will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge. Registration is recommended.

Closing notifications

With safety a top priority, there are times when the library has to close early or delay openings due to the weather. There are many ways to keep abreast of library hours. The library’s website, Facebook and Twitter, as well as the phone system’s automated attendant will be updated immediately. Additionally, local media outlets will be advised. E-blasts will be sent to those registered for the library’s monthly newsletter and information will be sent to the town’s Code Red alert system.

To register for programs, visit and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs, ext. 243 for teens and ext. 217 for children’s activities.