Holiday book sale, candlelight music, winter crafts and more!

Friday, December 2 Holiday Walk, 5:30 to 7 p.m. 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Wilton Library staff will greet visitors on this year’s Holiday Walk. Outside our main entrance, we will be handing out special gift bags with treats, while supplies last. We invite all visitors to purchase Christmas gifts and stockings at our wonderful Holiday Book Sale in the gallery. All proceeds benefit the library. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton;; 203-762-3950.

Sunday, December 4 Wilton Candlelight Music at Wilton Congregational Church: Manhattan Chamber Players, 4-6 p.m.

Wilton Candlelight Music presents a concert on Sunday, December 4, 2022, featuring the Manhattan Chamber Players. Manhattan Chamber Players is a chamber music collective of New York-based musicians who share the common goal of performing the greatest works of chamber repertoire at the highest level. Strings Magazine praised their “intensely crafted and polished performance”. Their program will include works by Brahms, Beethoven and Bartók. The December 4 concert will be at 4 p.m. at the Wilton Congregational Church, just north of the Wilton Center on Route 33. Tickets can be purchased on the website or at the door: adults $30, seniors $25, students free. Wilton Candlelight Music benefits the Wilton Library Association and gladly accepts tax-deductible contributions from individuals and businesses. Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road (Route 33), Wilton, CT. 203-762-5591.

Mondays, December 5 and 12 Make Your Own Holiday Squishies!, 4 to 5 p.m.

Only for students in grades 4 to 7. Make a memory foam ornament. Help you pre-cut shapes or make them from scratch. Wear clothes to paint. Registration required. Drop-ins allowed if space permits. To register, visit Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton;; 203-762-3950.

Tuesdays 6 and 20 December; Wednesdays 14 & 28 December; Thursdays, December 15 and 29 Family story time, from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Children ages 1 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for this family story hour! Participants will hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities, and use scarves and instruments, while developing their literacy and social skills. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton;; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, December 6 Poetry Talk with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Dylan Thomas (Zoom), 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Join us online as Janet Krauss leads a discussion on a selection of poems by Dylan Thomas. A package of readings will be emailed prior to the program. No fees for the program. Pre-registration required. Register online to receive the Zoom session invitation link and the reading package. Please email Michael Bellacosa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with all questions. Someone called Dylan Thomas, “the Celtic bard with the magic rant.” He was born in Swansea, Wales in 1914 and began writing poetry as a child consumed by his love of words. Recognized in his early teens as a gifted poet, Thomas slipped into the movement of 20th century Romanticism flooding the Western world with his verses, words filled with multiple meanings, sounds and rhythms – pure lyricism involving emotion and pictures of nature. We will see his gift in play in the poems we will discuss. Janet Krauss, who has published two books of poetry, “Borrowed Scenery”, Yuganta Press, and “Through the Trees of Autumn”, Spartina Press, recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University. To register and see more details, visit Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton;; 203-762-3950.

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