At Home With Wilton Library
July 15, 2020
  • A reminder -- all materials taken out prior to our building closing on March 18 are due back on July 31. Please return these materials to the blue Returns Bin in the library parking lot. Fines for these materials will be accessed after July 31.
  • The Drive-Thru hours are M-F from 10-6 and Saturdays from 10-5; closed Sundays for the summer.
  • 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.
Reading, Listening & Zooming Wednesday
Whatever you're doing this summer, take Wilton Library along with you. Our Drive-Thru is open and our digital library is available 24/7. Today we offer up favorite reads from Melissa, our dynamic Media and Digital Services Librarian; award-winning books on CD; and a whole host of eclectic programs offered via Zoom -- as long as you have a screen and internet access you can participate from wherever you may be. You're always welcome, At Home with Wilton Library.
Ask A Librarian -- Melissa's Book Recommendations
Who better than a librarian to ask for reading recommendations? Today we ask Melissa, Wilton Library's Media and Digital Services Librarian, what she likes to read and why. Her answer:
  • Narrative nonfiction, particularly about science or travel 
  • Mysteries with richly drawn characters
  • Humorous memoirs
  • Atmospheric gothic novels
Some may be reserved in the catalog and picked up at the drive-thru and others can be downloaded in the Libby by OverDrive app or viewed online on our OverDrive page.
Privatization and Partnership is the New Space Frontier
Tuesday, July 28 @5-6pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
Please join us for a virtual program on new developments in space exploration. As NASA develops the technology for human-crewed deep space exploration, an emerging field of private space companies, like SpaceX and Boeing, are demonstrating their fast maturing capabilities. Join David Mestre, Planetarium Director at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, as he discusses what it takes to enter the new space economy and how NASA’s public/private partnerships are planting the seeds for future industries and markets. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom session invitation link.
Audiobooks on CD are a great way to stimulate your mind while doing other things. Whether you're cooking in the kitchen, gardening outside or driving in the car, audiobooks on CD can help you squeeze more reading into your busy life. Get started by listening to these  2020 Audie Award-Winning Audiobooks on CD. Place a hold in the catalog and pick it up at our drive-thru.
Reprise: From Bach to Brubeck - Counterpoint, Rhythm, & Improvisation with Gil Harel and Chris Brubeck
Thursday, July 30 @7-8:30pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
Back by popular demand, Gil Harel and Chris Brubeck return to continue tracing the relationship between the music of the great composer and instrumentalist Johann Sebastian Bach and that of jazz legend Dave Brubeck.  Missed the first part of this discussion? Watch it here. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom session invitation link.
The Cookbook Connection: A Virtual Recipe Swap on Zoom
Tuesday, July 21 @5-6pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
Join us to share a new recipe or dig up an old favorite. You can make a recipe to show to the group or just come as you are. Bring a beverage. Let us know which cookbooks you're using or where you find your menu inspiration. For this meeting, let’s focus on Asian dishes - appetizers or entrees. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Explore Your Family Tree with Tutorials
Take some time this summer to research your genealogy. From now through July 31,  will be available to you from home with your Wilton Library card. To help you get started, watch these six tutorials, put together by Michael Bellacosa, Wilton Library's Community Engagement Manager. The library's subscription allows free access to unparalleled genealogical information from the United States and the United Kingdom. Get started with here .
Arduino & Electronics Four-Day Workshop
Monday through Thursday, July 27-30 @3-4:30pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
Learn the basics of Arduino electronics and the programming behind it! Students entering grades 7-8 can join this four-day virtual workshop led by Navod & Rishabh -- recent graduates and former captains of Wilton Library’s award-winning Robotics team. To participate, students need to:
Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. REGISTER HERE
Teen Zentangle Art Workshop
Wednesday, July 22 @2-3:30pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
Grab your laptop and join us indoors or out for a free  creative and meditative Zentangle art session . Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle instructor, as she guides us through this easy art form, using simple steps to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists!  For students entering grades 7-12. No charge. Registration required .  
Wait, there's more! You can still sign-up for these Zoom Programs...
  • July 22 -- Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea - A Book Talk with Peter Wrampe
  • July 21 -- Book Discussion with Janet Krauss: Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Sign up for Wilton Library's free Summer Reading Programs for Adults, Teens and Children
  • Find Children's Events here
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