Library Lines: Jan. 8

3D printing skills enhanced

Many people have taken advantage of the Introduction to 3D Printing classes the library has been offering. Now there is Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design, which is the next phase in developing 3D printing skills and designing projects to be printed. Tinkercad is offered on Saturdays, Jan. 10, 24 or 31, from 3:30 to 4:30. The Intro to 3D Printing is a prerequisite, so once that is taken then the Innovation Station Agreement form is already on file. Innovation Station classes and one-on-ones are available for people 13 years and older. Registration is required.

Winds blowing in the Brubeck Room

The first Connecticut’s Own Concert in the New Year features The Madera Winds, the popular woodwinds group that has performed previously at the library. The concert is set for Sunday, Jan. 11, from 4 to 5. The group’s musicians are Ralph Kirmser, of Wilton, on the oboe, Janet Atherton on the clarinet, Rosemary Dellinger on the bassoon, John Harley on the horn, and John Vandenberg on the flute.

The concert is titled, “Summer in Winter,” and features “Summer Music” by Samuel Barber (1910-1981). The group will also present “Sea Shanties” by Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). Also on the program is “Mississippi Five.” This work — actually written by Jim Parker, an Englishman born in 1934 — is all about the Jazz/Riverboat culture of New Orleans in the 1920s. See the library’s website for more details. Registration is strongly recommended. Pre-registrants should arrive no later than 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; waitlisted and walk-ins will be seated after 3:50 if space is available.

Winter story times begin

The holidays are now a thing of the past and little ones get their regular story times back on track. The drop-in sessions are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from Jan. 13 through March 18 at various times depending upon age groups as follows:

  • Books for Babies under 12 months with caregivers: Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45;
  • Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers: Wednesdays, 11-11:30;
  • Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes with Caregivers: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45;
  • Look, Listen and Learn for 3 and 4 year olds with caregivers: Tuesdays, 11-11:30.

There is no registration; no fee. Details can be found on the library’s website.

Parenting books discussed

The popular Parenting Book Series with Dr. Susan Bauerfeld will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 10:30 to noon. This very informative series is facilitated by Dr. Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD Coach, and mother of three boys. She presents an overview of a parenting book chosen for its soundness and relevance to the community. This month’s choice is It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd. A Q & A and discussion follow the presentation. Reading the book is not essential for the talk, although it does enhance the presentation. The program is co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Parent Connection, and Wilton Library. Registration is strongly encouraged.

Monthly support group meets

The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group meets on Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., for its regular gathering. The session is for post-treatment survivors. To learn more about the BCSC visit The program is co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and the library. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged and there is no charge.

Global climate change

The Wilton Go Green/Wilton Library Green Speaker Series presents “Global Climate Change and the American Perspective” on Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The evening’s guest speaker is Lisa Fernandez, assistant director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Ms. Fernandez will briefly review the science, and then delve into summarizing and interpreting the results of her team’s public opinion polls that shed light on American perceptions. There is no charge for the program; registration is recommended especially during the winter months.

Readers reconvene

After a month off, the Wilton Library Readers are back on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from noon to 1:30, with a discussion of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The group is facilitated by professional book group leader Susan Boyar. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch; beverages will be provided by the library. Additional dates and titles may be found on the library’s website by clicking on “Books” on the homepage banner, and then clicking on “Wilton Library Readers.” Registration is recommended especially during winter months when inclement weather may affect the library’s hours.

Seniors get into downloading

With new tablets and other goodies, seniors can learn how to download free books, music and more on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 2:30, in the program, Free Fiction, Films and Fugues to Go from Wilton Library at the Senior Center. Librarian Melissa Baker takes them through all the downloadable and streaming media now available on the library’s website. Participants are reminded to bring their devices, Wilton Library cards and passwords for this session. Registration is recommended.

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