At Home With Wilton Library
September 2, 2020
Wilton Library Drive-Thru will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.
Life's Little Mysteries
LIfe is a mystery -- we can't always answer the big questions and even the little ones can be puzzling. Patience is indeed an important virtue in these trying times. Mystery reads can offer a satisfying and entertaining distraction -- you enjoy some surprising twists and always get answers in the end. Today we offer up cozy mysteries and mystery series to usher in the fall season. We've also got some intriguing literary programs starting up again. You'll always find answers, At Home with Wilton Library.
A cozy mystery book embodies the key components of a classic mystery novel -- suspense, misdirection, intrigue, and some degree of criminality --while avoiding violence and profanity that can be included in weightier mysteries. These Cozy Mystery eBooks may be downloaded in the Libby by OverDrive app or viewed online on our OverDrive page.
Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Billy Collins
Tuesday, September 22 @11am-12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of several poems by former Poet Laureate of the United States, Billy Collins. The poems are all freely available on the website of the Poetry Foundation. Here are the titles: The Afterlife, Aimless Love, Books, Boyhood, Forgetfulness, and Introduction to Poetry. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
What to Read Next -- Try a New Mystery Series
For a reader, finding a good series is like hitting the literary jackpot. It takes all the guesswork out of what to read next (at least until you reach the final book). Our librarians have curated some of the best mystery series for your reading pleasure -- enjoy these engaging, well-written stories of crime and intrigue. They are available from Wilton Library in print, on CD, as eBooks, and eAudiobooks.
From Spectacle Swamp to Long Island Sound: Growing Up Fishing Comstock Brook
Tuesday, September 15 @7-8:30pm via Zoom  REGISTER HERE
Please join us for the third program in a series of talks focused on the health of Comstock Brook in Wilton and what we can all do to improve and protect the stream’s water quality and brook trout. Bill Lucy, Soundkeeper of Long Island Sound, will talk about fishing in Comstock Brook as a Wilton youth and how that stream led to his career in water conservation. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and Norwalk River Watershed Association. REGISTER HERE with Trout Unlimited in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Wilton Library Readers: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
Wednesday, September 9 @12-1:30pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Looking for a virtual book club? Please join us for Wilton Library's informal lunchtime book discussion series, Wilton Library Readers. Everyone is welcome and the group meets the second Wednesday of every month from September through June. Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses our September selection, Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. Click here to see the Fall 2020 titlesREGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Sept. 9 Zoom session.
“Longest way round is the shortest way home”: A 4-part Lecture Series on James Joyce’s Ulysses
Saturdays, September 26, October 3, 10 & 17 @3-4pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us as Mark Schenker of Yale College, who presented a series on Homer’s Odyssey earlier this year, returns to the Wilton Library with a virtual lecture series on James Joyce's Ulysses, viewed through the lens of Homer's epic. This series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Register online; you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Please email with any questions.
REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom sessions.
Congrats to the 2020 Cannon Grange Fair Winners!
Wilton’s Cannon Grange Fair is a summer highlight for the community as well as an opportunity for local crafters, bakers, and gardeners to share their creations. Wilton Library was delighted to participate in this year’s virtual celebration with four entries. We're happy to report all four were winners:
  • Turkey Book Art: First Prize and Best in Show, thanks to Susan Lauricella with help from Melissa Baker
  • WLA Book Art: Second Prize, thanks to Anne Brosko
  • Zentangle Art: Third Prize, thanks to Amy Lilien-Harper
  • Wilton Library/Norwalk Hospital Face Shields Project Video: First Prize, thanks to Michael Franco
Watch the 2020 Grange Fair YouTube video here to see more entries and award winners.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
It's Library Card Sign-Up Month and Wilton Library invites all new Wilton residents to apply for cards for the whole family. Click here to get your Wilton Library card. The Wilton Library card gives you access to a complete array of digital services including downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and streaming music, movies and TV shows. Residents have access to wonderful resources such as online learning with, language tutorials from Transparent Language Online and job and career resources. Questions about library cards may be emailed to
Some Important Notes...
  • Please return all materials to the blue Returns Bin in the library parking lot.
  • Returned materials don’t come off your account the day you return them; materials are disinfected and quarantined for 5 days before being checked in. Please allow 6 days for your account to be updated.
  • The Drive-Thru hours are M-F from 10-6 and Saturdays from 10-5.
  • 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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