At Home With Wilton Library
November 4, 2020
Post-Election Distractions
Whatever your politics, we all probably need to take a deep breath in. Now exhale slowly through your nose and check out the opportunities for post-election distractions listed below. We have some atmospheric graphic novels to cure any mood. Looking for some outstanding new reads? Check out the 2020 finalists for The Kirkus Prize. We've also got book selections and a panel discussion in honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, calligraphy, cooking, and the final Wilton Reads 2020 programs. So turn off the news and turn on Wilton Library -- virtually, in-person or at the Drive Thru.
Read What You Need: Graphic Novels for Adults
Need a distraction? If you haven't yet read a graphic novel, you will be overwhelmed by the richness on the page. The visual and verbal content, and the balance between both, challenges the reader to engage. Readers analyze drawings as well as written content -- and every individual panel can be examined and re-examined for meaning. Graphic novels for adults are mesmerizing. Give these a go...
Calligraphy for Beginners: An Introduction to the Italian Hand
Wednesday, November 11 @3pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join us for an introduction to the art of calligraphy. In this online workshop, we’ll focus on the Italian Hand. You'll learn some basic strokes, how to determine the best height for your letters based on your pen nib and other tips to get you started. See registration link for materials needed. REGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Learn More About Alzheimer's Disease
November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming. Whether you’re a patient or a caregiver, some of the best resources you can get your hands on are books. Here are selections that will benefit those dealing with the impacts of Alzheimer's.
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Online Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 12 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, please join us for an informational online panel discussion. Topics include the medical implications of Alzheimer's, effective communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. A Q&A session will follow. The program features:
  • moderator Carolyn DeRocco, Vice President of Education & Programs, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter 
  • panelist Alan Radin, MD, Internist, Geriatrician
  • panelist Danielle Ramos, Director of Community Relations, National Healthcare
  • panelist Robin Roscillo, Elder Support Services
  • panelist Lynda Lee Arnold, Attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC
No charge. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library. REGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Read a 2020 Kirkus Prize Finalist
The Kirkus Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the world, annually bestows $50,000 to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers' literature. The 2020 Kirkus Prize winners will be announced on November 5. Check out some 2020 finalists here -- this eclectic group makes a perfect reading list for the next few months.
The Cookbook Connection: A Virtual Recipe Swap on Zoom
Tuesday, November 17 @5-6pm via ZOOM   REGISTER HERE
Test out a new recipe or dig up an old favorite. Create something yummy to virtually share with the group or just come for the chat. Then grab a drink, join us on Zoom and share your family recipe or let us know where you find your menu inspirations. Just in time for Thanksgiving, let's share our favorite side dishes! 
REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
A Jazzy Ending to Wilton Reads 2020
Thanks to all for participating in our virtual Wilton Reads 2020 celebration of Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Two programs remain, one for adults and a musical, family-friendly concert experience:
Wilton Library Readers: Maggie Brown and Others, by Peter Orner
Wednesday, November 11 @12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Maggie Brown and Others, by Peter Orner this month. All are welcome. Feel free to munch on your lunch. Wilton Library Readers group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. REGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Express Services By Appointment
Available Mondays - Saturdays, 11am-3pm, by appointment
The Wilton Library building is reopened for in-person Express Services by appointment. You may browse and borrow new books, Quick Pick selections, book group books, large print books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs and puzzles. The Children’s Library, Teen Services and adult internet computers also will be available by appointment during these times.
  • For adult appointments & adult computer sessions, call 203-762-6350
  • For Children's Library appointments, call 203-762-6336
  • For Teen Services appointments, call 203-762-6342
Click here to see all the details about Express Services by appointment. Drive-Thru Service hours remain Mondays - Fridays from 10-6, and Saturdays from 10-5.
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