At Home With Wilton Library
October 28, 2020
Tricks, Treats and Presidents
With the tricks and treats of election time continuing and Halloween finally falling on a Saturday, it's a big week for all ages. After you vote, we invite you to get out and read. On offer this week are books and audiobooks written by or about former presidents. On a more haunting note, we dare you to download some spooky music or indulge in a spine-chilling tale. We've also got a Wilton Reads virtual program, a new Dante series, a remote learning seminar, virtual book club and more. No tricks, just treats -- so explore Wilton Library virtually, at the Drive-Thru, or in-person by appointment.
Presidential Books & Audiobooks
There’s nothing like a big juicy presidential biography or autobiography when you’re looking for guidance about history’s long and hard lessons. We’ve selected some of our favorites by and about presidents from the past few decades -- books written by former presidents and audiobooks about former presidents. Take a read or have a listen to these suggestions.
Online Webinar Series - Walking with Dante Through Space and Time with Dr. Gerald Weiss
Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 & Dec. 3 @10:30am via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us for a 4-week online literature seminar during which Dr. Gerald Weiss will take us on a walk with Dante as he begins his journey in Hell, travels through Purgatory, and ascends to Paradise. Readings packet will be emailed in advance. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Please email any questions to mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.orgREGISTER HERE to receive the invitation links to the Zoom sessions.
Spooktacular Music and Tales
Set the stage for all your Halloween fun with a download of some spooky music from Hoopla Digital, then add to the drama with a creepy book or horrifying story. Be sure to read or listen with the lights on and doors locked!
Wilton Reads - Jazz, Classical Music, and the 'Third Stream' with Gil Harel
Thursday, November 5 @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
It is occasionally supposed that "jazz" and "classical music" are genres that bear little in common. And yet, jazz musicians have historically found inspiration in the classical world, and many traditional western art music composers were in turn deeply influenced by the sounds of jazz. During this online program, Professor Gil Harel will discuss the cross-pollination that occurred between these idioms in the early 20th century, casting a spotlight on composers ranging from Paul Whiteman to George Gershwin, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and Dave Brubeck's mentor Darius Milhaud. REGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Remote Learning -- Tips & Tricks to Lessen the Stress
Wednesday, November 4 @4pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Schooling at home and homeschooling are different, but there's also a lot of overlap. Get some tips and tricks for remote learning from 20-year homeschool veteran, Linda Hincks. We'll talk about how to relieve overscheduling stress and revive energy for learning. Bring your questions and concerns. REGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
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 now 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 (ages 8+, limited to a family of five), 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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