At Home With Wilton Library
June 15, 2020
  • We are excited to provide you with Drive-Thru library services beginning Monday, June 22 and accept returns beginning Tuesday, June 16. Click here for all the details you need to know.
  • Starting with today's newsletter, we will be moving forward with two issues per week, on Mondays and Thursdays, as we prepare for the Drive Thru re-opening on June 22.
Musical Monday
Music triggers emotions. It can make us introspective when we are feeling down. It can inspire us when we need it the most. And it can often just play in the background, making us happy, day in and day out. Whatever the scenario, music plays a vital role of our lives. Today we give you the emotive music of Dave Brubeck, a musical program, short stories, links to live musical events, a special annual appeal request and much more. We hope you enjoy this ensemble.
Help us meet our goal! A consortium of donors on Wilton Library's Board of Trustees have come together to provide a match of up to $10,000 for all gifts coming in starting today, June 15th, through June 22nd (11:59pm). We hope you will help us to see double and reach our goal.  Again, gifts during this one week period are DOUBLED, please make your gift to support Wilton Library today. Your gift of any amount makes an immediate impact-and your gift now, makes double the impact.
Spotlight on Dave Brubeck on Hoopla
Today we feature the music of jazz legend Dave Brubeck, who contributed so much to the world of jazz and was also a great supporter of Wilton Library. Later this year, The Brubeck Collection, a treasure trove of Dave Brubeck’s memorabilia, will be housed at Wilton Library for scholars around the world to use. Check out these Brubeck selections from  Hoopla Digital. To access Hoopla on your mobile device, visit or download the free Hoopla Digital app.
From Bach to Brubeck: Counterpoint, Rhythm, & Improvisation with Gil Harel and Chris Brubeck
Friday, June 26 @5-6:30pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
Gil Harel and Chris Brubeck trace the relationship between the music of the great composer and instrumentalist Johann Sebastian Bach and that of jazz legend Dave Brubeck in this entertaining and informative online program. During this program, Dr. Gil Harel, Assistant Professor of Music, NVCC, will discuss the connection between these remarkable musicians born 235 years apart. He will be joined in this endeavor by famed performer, composer, and son of Dave Brubeck, Chris Brubeck, mixing academic presentation with anecdotal reflection. Questions? Email
REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Satisfying Quick Reads -- Short Story eBooks
Think of reading a short story as enjoying a song or two from your favorite musical artist. Not a big time commitment, but oh so satisfying. These Short Story eBooks may be downloaded in the Libby by OverDrive app or viewed online on our OverDrive page.
A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch
NPR Music is compiling a list of live music streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some may require registration or a subscription, but most will be free. This link is a living document, updated every day until it's no longer needed. Click here to see the list.
Market Corrections, Recessions and Your Retirement Strategy
Wednesday, June 24 @12-1pm via Zoom  REGISTER HERE  OR
Wednesday, June 24 @5-6pm via Zoom  REGISTER HERE
Please join us for an educational online workshop that may help you in these volatile times. Michael Alimo from USA Financial and Tax Services returns to Wilton Library with a fact-filled presentation which will address such questions as:
  • Will unemployment reach “Great Depression” levels?
  • Is a recession on the horizon and how long can it last?
  • Are financial markets correcting? What does history say?
  • Will my plans for retirement need to be adjusted? What is "sequence of return" and how does it affect me?
We will have two presentations of the same program: at noon and at 5pm. Please register for one session. Questions? Email
REGISTER HERE for one of the two Zoom sessions in order to receive the invitation links.
College Q&A with Matthew Greene
Tuesday, June 23 @ 4-4:45pm via ZOOM   REGISTER HERE
Join educational consultant Matthew Greene for a live Q&A session. We'll have a discussion about essay writing, deferring admission and how to make the most of your summer.  Recommended for high school juniors and seniors and their parents.
REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Click here to watch college prep insights from local consultants.
Children's Joy Workshop -- Live with mime Robert Rivest!
Thursday, June 18 @ 3-3:45pm via ZOOM   REGISTER HERE
Children entering grades K and up are invited to join in this entertaining interactive workshop where renowned mime Robert Rivest will share his mind-body health practice of joyful living. Kids will enjoy a combination of mindfulness, laughter yoga, qigong, mime and dance.
REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Click here to register for the Children's Summer Reading Program.
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