At Home With Wilton Library
August 12, 2020
Try Something New This Week
When you try new things, you challenge your brain to think in new ways. People who engage in new experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions and minimize negative ones. And who can't use more positivity these days? Today we offer up new things to watch and read; an invitation to try knitting; learn more about homeschooling; get involved with preserving our local natural resources; and much more. So try something new today, At Home with Wilton Library.
Read Something New -- Series Starters on eBook
Forget about spending the rest of your summer marathoning your favorite Netflix shows (again). Try a book series and read along as the characters grow, fall in love, and conquer their demons -- along with empires, mysteries, and everyday drama. Starting a series is kind of like starting a relationship -- when you’ve found the best one, you know it. We've picked some of the best book series for you. These titles may be downloaded in the Libby by OverDrive app or viewed online on our OverDrive page.
Homeschooling - Is it the right choice for you and your children?
Friday, August 14 @10:30-11:45am via Zoom  REGISTER HERE
With all the uncertainty of what will happen this coming school year, more people are exploring the idea of homeschooling. In this session, Linda Hincks, owner of Wren Homeschool Consulting, will help provide some answers. Linda will review laws and guidelines, how to pick curricula, how much time is required and what homeschooling life is like. At the end of Linda’s presentation, she will try to address as many questions as possible. Sponsored by the Children's Library and the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Bored? Not anymore! We've picked some of the best TV series for you, available from Wilton Library on DVD. Just place a hold in the catalog and pick up at the drive-thru window.
Comstock Brook: Protecting & Restoring Our Native Brook Trout Stream
Tuesday, August 18 @7-8:30pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Wilton Library, Trout Unlimited, the Norwalk River Watershed Association, and the Wilton Land Conservation Trust present a two-part webinar series on Wilton’s Comstock Brook -- its importance as a trout brook, threats to its health, and what we can do to restore it. Please join us for these important community conversations and learn how you can play a role in protecting and conserving this precious stream:
  • 8/18 @7pm: Comstock Brook: Protecting & Restoring Our Native Brook Trout Stream
  • 8/31 @7pm: “Bee” The Change: Protect Wilton’s Rivers by Joining the Pollinator Pathway
Please register with Trout Unlimited for each of the programs individually. REGISTER HERE for 8/18 in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters on Zoom
Monday, August 17 @1-2pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Zoom session for crafters of all skill levels. Show off your latest creation, seek advice, and chat about anything while working on your own projects. Please feel free to email with any questions. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
College Q&A with Matthew Greene
Tuesday, August 18 @4-4:45pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join educational consultant, Matthew Greene, for a live Q&A session. We'll have a discussion about testing, deferring admission and the latest updates on the college scene. Come prepared with questions. Recommended for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Wait, there's more! You can still sign-up for these programs or watch those you've missed...
Some Important Notes...
  • All materials taken out prior to our building closing on March 18 were due back on July 31. Please return these materials to the blue Returns Bin in the library parking lot. Fines are assessed for these returns after July 31.
  • Please note that your returned materials don’t come off your account the day you return them; materials are disinfected and quarantined for three days before being checked in. Please allow at least three days for your account to be updated.
  • The Drive-Thru hours are M-F from 10-6 and Saturdays from 10-5; closed Sundays for the summer. Blue Returns Bin is available 24/7 in the library parking lot.
  • Place your holds here in the catalog. Please wait for a text, email or phone call to let you know your hold is ready before coming to the window.
  • The book donation bins remain closed.
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