At Home With Wilton Library
November 11, 2020
The Full Plate
We've all had a lot on our plates lately. Sometimes a full plate is good, but let it overflow, and it can become too heavy to carry. Be sure to take some time for yourself during these strange days. Today we give you a few options, including a selection of stress management resources. You can also find some guilty pleasures within our recommended list of legal thrillers. Or perhaps get creative and cook up an enticing recipe in honor of the upcoming Diwali holiday. Take part in poetry programs, a soothing Zentangle art workshop, or relax with a movie from our new streaming service Kanopy. Take some time for you this week and let Wilton Library help -- virtually, in-person or at the Drive Thru.
Read What You Need: Stress Management Books
Taking it easy when it seems like the world is on fire is easier said than done. We all manage stress in different ways. Stress management is essential for good physical health, and it’s especially important right now. Check out these books to help you manage and understand your stress.
Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy
Wednesday, November 18 @3pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle instructor, for a fun and relaxing Zentangle session. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn't believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists! For adults and teens, ages 13+. See registration link for materials needed. REGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
The Best Legal Thrillers
Go ahead. Indulge. Be guilty of reading the best legal thrillers. While you may or may not want to be called for jury duty, sometimes it's fun to be a fly on the legal wall. Find a book here that transports you in and out of the courtroom.
Two Poetry Programs
Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of W.S. Merwin
Tuesday, Nov. 24 @11am via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of ten short poems by former Poet Laureate of the United States W.S. Merwin. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the Zoom session invitation link.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Friday, Nov. 20 @10:30am via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us online for the next CT Poetry Society workshop using Zoom. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Indian Cookbooks for Diwali
The Indian celebration of Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and honors Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). Share a traditional Diwali recipe with your near and dear this year. Check out this selection of Indian cookbooks and spice up your holidays.
The College Timeline: What To Do When
Thursday, November 19 @5-6pm via ZOOM   REGISTER HERE
When should you begin college tours? How many AP exams should you take? How do you start researching schools? What about SATs and ACTs? These are just a few of the questions students have as they start to think about college. Join college counselor Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College and get advice and a timeline for the 9th-12th grade years. This program is designed for 8th grade - high school students and their parents. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Introducing Kanopy -- a new addition to our Digital Library!
Kanopy is an online streaming video resource that includes popular feature films, award-winning documentaries, foreign-language films, classic cinema, indie films, children’s movies and TV series, as well as The Great Courses series. Wilton residents can stream via the Kanopy app to mobile devices or watch on TV via Roku, Apple TV, or Fire TV. We are grateful to the Edith Sutter Memorial Fund for making our Kanopy subscription possible. To access Kanopy on your mobile device, click here or download the free Kanopy app. Simply click the Add Library Card button to get started. A Wilton Library card is required to access this service.
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  • Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11. Thank you to our Wilton veterans and those in the US Armed Forces around the world for your service and sacrifices. Look for Wilton's 2020 video recorded remembrance from the James B. Whipple VFW Post 86 on the library's website on Wednesday evening.
  • It's Shop Wilton Week! Support our local Wilton businesses and enjoy daily specials and promotions. Click here for details
  • Express Services By Appointment are available Mondays - Saturdays, 11am-3pm, by appointment. Click here for all the details
  • Drive-Thru Service hours remain Mondays - Fridays from 10-6, and Saturdays from 10-5.
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