Library Lines: Nov. 27

Kids’ movietime

Friday, Nov. 28, is a perfect time to take the kids to the library for the Day After Thanksgiving Movies treat. From 10:15 to 11:45 Planes ‚ Fire and Rescue will be shown; Maleficent will be screened from 2 to 3:30. Both films are rated PG. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children under 12 must have caregivers in the building. There is no registration and no fee.

Drop-in story times

The library is offering Winter Tales for babies through five-year olds on three consecutive Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December at various times based on age groups. On Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 the groups meet as follows: Twos and Threes with caregivers, 10:15 to 10:45; Threes and Fours with caregivers, 11 to 11:30; and Fours and Fives, 2:15 to 3. On Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 babies under 12 months with caregivers meet from 10:15 to 10:45; Ones and Twos gather from 11 to 11:30. There is neither registration nor a fee for any of the story times.

Speaker for breast cancer support group

This month’s meeting of the Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group features guest speaker Jessica Lipshutz, M.A., certified genetic counselor at Norwalk Hospital’s Smilow Family Breast Health Center. She will be speaking at the library Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jessica will discuss Genetics and Breast Cancer: risk factors, testing and family history. Women in treatment for breast cancer are also invited. To learn more about the support group visit breastcancersurvival.org. There is no charge. The program is co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Please call Nina Marino at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration is highly encouraged.

Holiday gift fun

The Children’s Library 3D printer is just waiting for action this month and it will get a workout with 3D Makers -Holiday Gifts on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 10 or 17, from 3:30-4:30. Kids ages 8 through 12 will be able to create their very own 3D designs using a 3D design website with the help of the Children’s Library staff. Designs should be no more than 1 MB and can be picked up on another day if the designs take a long time to print. Registration is required.

Festival of Lights

Local Connecticut author Martha Seif Simpson starts the holiday season off with a special Hanukkah program on Friday, Dec. 5 with Celebrate Hanukkah with Martha Seif Simpson, from 4:30 to 5:15, right before the Wilton Holiday Stroll gets underway. This fun family-friendly event includes a reading of her latest book, The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah along with activities and crafts. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. The program is for ages 4 and up. Registration is recommended.   

Warm up at the library

The Wilton Holiday Stroll takes place on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 and the library will be right in the heart of it all. Holiday shoppers will be able to warm up by the fireplace and enjoy holiday refreshments in the Brubeck Room. While visiting the library, guests can find wonderful bargains at the Holiday Book Sale in the gallery, where books, CDs and DVDs in pristine condition are replenished daily by hard-working volunteer elves. The Giving Tree also will be unveiled for the festivities so that people can pick out “ornaments” of items that are needed by the library. They can be given in honor or in memory of someone, with gift/acknowledgement cards available. The Holiday Book Sale and Giving Tree will be up throughout the holiday season until Dec. 23. The Annual Friends Holiday Party takes place on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Brubeck Room hosted by the trustees of the library. People are asked to RSVP by Dec. 3 to 203-762-3950, ext. 239 or online at wiltonlibrary.org. Adults only please.


The library is closing at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27. To register for programs, visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs, ext. 217 for children’s activities and ext. 243 for teen events.