At Home With Wilton Library
October 7, 2020
Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, October 12th, in observance of Columbus Day.
International Escape
It's hard to get away from what we are seeing and reading in the news media. Regardless of your politics, everyone can use an escape sometimes. Today we offer you a quick getaway north with fiction from Canadian authors, some travel further afield with Foreign Language TV series, and a new database for research on country cultures. Closer to home, check out the CT State Legislative Candidate Debates, a Medicare Bootcamp, Poetry Workshop, College Q&A, and more. Enjoy your escape but be sure to come back to Wilton Library. Visit us virtually, at the Drive-Thru, or in-person by appointment.
Focus on Fiction by Canadian Authors
Oh, Canada! With maple syrup, hockey, and stunning natural beauty, there's a lot to love in the north, including the fiction produced by Canadian authors. Whether born in Canada or abroad, Canadian authors provide diverse perspectives on different people, places, and things. Pretty cool, eh? Check out this selection of fiction by Canadian authors.
League of Women Voters CT State Legislative Candidate Debates
Tuesday, October 13 @ 7-9:30pm Livestream Only
The Wilton League of Women Voters, Wilton Library Association, and GOOD Morning Wilton will co-sponsor two candidate debates between:
  • Will Haskell(D) and Kim Healy(R/Independent) - Senate District 26
  • Stephanie Thomas(D/Working Families) and Patrizia Zucaro(R/Independent) - House District 143
Haskell/Healy will run from 7:00-8:00pm and Thomas/Zucaro will run from 8:30-9:30pm. Both will be livestreamed from Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room. Please note: following current protocols there will be no live audience in the building. Click here for more information and LIVESTREAM details.
Need to Escape? Watch These Foreign-Language TV Series
Foreign television shows have always been a great way to travel vicariously and the thrill has grown exponentially in this time of homebound entertainment. Another advantage is that subtitles demand a single-minded focus on the show. In other words, maybe it’s not a bad thing to put down the phone. Check out these Foreign Language TV Series you may have missed.
Online Medicare Bootcamp
Thursday, October 15 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Ever wonder how to sign up for Medicare, when you are eligible, or what your options are? Learn the "ins and outs" of Medicare enrollment and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly. There will be a brief presentation by Nancy Lombard Long-Term Options Specialist and CHOICES counselor for the Southwest CT Agency on Aging. Please bring questions. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Books on Coping with Loss for Adults & Teens
The Wilton community has suffered tremendous loss in recent weeks. To help you navigate the path of loss, here are some of the best books to comfort you through your grief. Consider them to help you and your teen during this difficult time. Click here to see more books on coping with loss.
College Q&A with Matthew Greene
Monday, October 19 @7pm 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.
Explore Country Cultures with AtoZ World Culture
Visit 175 countries virtually with the library's new database resource AtoZ World Culture. Perfect for students studying remotely as well as armchair travellers, the comprehensive country cultural database features in-depth information on Culture & Society; Food & Recipes; Language Video Dictionary; Royalty-free Maps; Royalty-free Images; National Symbols; Music; Education. AtoZ World Culture is available to all current Wilton Library cards. Click here to start exploring. For all the Wilton Library database resources available to students, click here.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Friday, October 16 @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.
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.
Wait, there's more!
  • You can still sign up for the Oct. 14 book club group, Wilton Library Readers: Beloved by Toni Morrison.
  • Check out our October and November programs for Wilton Reads 2020, Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Please continue to return all library materials to the blue Returns Bin in the library parking lot
  • Wilton Library is not accepting any book donations at this time
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