At Home With Wilton Library
May 13, 2020
Wilton Library remains closed as does our returns bin. Please hold onto the materials you have checked out until we re-open our bin. All items have been automatically renewed and no late fees will be accruing. Need a Wilton Library card? Call 203-762-6334 to get one.
Your Support Makes An Impact
So much of life as we know it has changed, yet Wilton Library is still here for you. Wilton Library has swiftly pivoted to meet the needs of our community. The usage of our digital resources has more than doubled. We are trailblazing new programs, hosting virtual book talks and so much more. For over 125 years, we have been here for the community -- now more than ever, we rely on the community to support us to deliver programs, services and every item in our collection (including digital!). This year, rather than envelopes arriving into mailboxes, our spring appeal for the annual friends campaign, is digital, and it couldn't be easier to give. Your support makes an immediate impact.  Please give your gift today .  
Literature & Life Wednesday Edition
If life is a story, then literature speaks it. The more we read, the better we understand ourselves and the world around us. Read on for some great opportunities for self-discovery as well as exercise for your imagination.
We asked and you answered. In honor of Wilton Library's 125th anniversary, we asked you to select your favorite books from a selection of 125 titles. We received a whopping 654 votes! Your favorite book was (drum roll please)... To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (also voted America's Most Loved Book in PBS' The Great American Read). Tied for second place were Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Check out the full list of The 25 Favorite Reads of the Wilton Community here. These eBooks and eAudiobooks may be downloaded in the Libby by OverDrive app or viewed online on our OverDrive page.
Thursday, May 28 @5-6pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
Please join us on Zoom for another scintillating lecture by Yale's Mark Schenker on "Literature and Life." As Mark Schenker describes it, the lecture is an introduction to reading literature aimed at what Virginia Woolf called ''the common reader,'' the person who reads for pleasure rather than for professional reasons or obligations, but who still wishes to extract something worth keeping from the experience. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Questions? Please email mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org.
REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Titles to Get Your Book Group Talking
Book groups can help you become a better reader, commit to reading, grow relationships, as well as learn from diverse perspectives. But no matter how serious your book discussions are, just getting together is fun. Selecting books that generate conversation means doing a little homework, but you’re in luck, our librarians have done the research for you. Check out these selections of Fiction and Nonfiction book group titles. These eBooks and eAudiobooks may be downloaded in the Libby by OverDrive app or viewed online on our OverDrive page.
At Home with Book Buzz
Wednesday, May 27 @11am-12pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
Looking for book recommendations? Miss chatting with other book-lovers about what you are reading? Join us on Zoom for our Book Buzz at Home. We want to hear about what you have been reading, share suggestions, and answer any questions you have about what to read next. Questions? Please email slauricella@wiltonlibrary.org.
REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Children's 'What's Up' Book Club
Tuesdays, May 19 & 26 @3-3:45pm via Zoom
Kids in grades 2 - 4 are invited to join us for a Zoom book club on Tuesday afternoons. Everyone will have a chance to talk about one or two books they read recently. The librarian also will share a book or two. By the end of the program, kids will have ideas for new books to read! Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org. Please register here individually for each session or visit our Children's Events website page.
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