Library Lines: Sept. 3

Women’s wellness

The library has joined forces with Stamford Hospital to provide the Mobile Facility for Mammography Screenings on Friday, Sept. 4, from 10 to 2. The service is open to anyone who works, lives or visits in Wilton. The coach will be parked in the library’s front parking lot to provide mammography baselines to women ages 35 to 39 years, and annual mammograms for women 40 years and older. The service is fully digital, fast, and convenient, and insurance is accepted. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 203-276-PINK (7465) and choosing option 1. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group gets together from 6 to 8 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and the library. Visit or call Nina Marino at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration is recommended and available on the library’s website.

Printer services for kids’ 3D projects

The Children’s Library is offering a free service for children ages 8 to 12 years to print their original 3D projects. Kids can design a 3D project at home or on a library computer then sign up for an appointment at one of the three designated times on Tuesdays and Fridays. A staff member will print the STL file on the library’s Makerbot Replicator 2. Children must submit original designs only. The dates and times for 3D Printer Services are as follows: Fridays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 3 to 4, 4 to 5, and 5 to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Sept. 8, 15, and 22, from 5 to 6, 6 to 7, and 7 to 8 p.m. Advance registration is required. Please see details on the library’s website or speak with a Children’s Library assistant.

First the basics

The library is offering technology classes this month in Basic Computers and Basic Microsoft Office Suite so people can bring themselves up to speed before the Basic Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint classes are held. In Basic Computers on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. or again on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., attendees will learn how to save files, navigate Internet browsers, email, and print. In the Basic Microsoft Office Suite classes on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., participants will learn common elements which include the ribbon, highlighting, cut and paste and more. Class size is limited and registration is required for all of the above mentioned classes.

What women talk about

What We Talk about When We’re Over 60 is the start of a fun, witty and enlightening conversation when authors from the book by the same name visit the library on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The book is a compilation of musings from 30 women — writers, educators, businesswomen, motivational speakers, mothers, grandmothers, retirees, an artist, a hairdresser, a psychic, a farmer, a psychologist, and a dancer — who share stories about “something that changed everything.” The tales are engaging, heartfelt, bawdy and true, reminding readers of their own lives. Attendees are invited to meet some of the contributors, including Sherri Daley and Leslie Beatus. A Q&A follows the talk. There is no charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is highly recommended.

Readers convene

The Wilton Library Readers book group regroups for its first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from noon to 1:30. Professional book group leader Susan Boyar facilitates the discussion of The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.   Attendees are reminded to bring lunch; beverages will be supplied by the library. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month through May except for December. For a listing of book selections and dates, visit the library’s website, click on Wilton Library Readers in the “Books” heading. Registration is recommended.
Seniors learn about downloads
Seniors are invited to bring their own devices and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to download free eBooks and audiobooks, which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. The session, Free Download-eBooks and Audiobooks is Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 2:30. The program is presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the senior center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Participants are reminded to bring their devices, Wilton Library cards and their passwords. Registration is strongly suggested.

Poetry with Ben

Ben Van Vechten returns to Wilton Library for a special two-day seminar entitled Literary Goulash in which he discusses poetry readings of his choosing. The session dates are Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10 and 11, from 10:30 to noon. Copies of the selections are now available at the front desk. This program is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. There is no charge for the program but advance registration is required.

The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day. To register for programs, visit 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.