At Home With Wilton Library
September 23, 2020
An Autumnal Remembrance
Whether or not you agreed with all her opinions, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a force to be reckoned with -- a legal, cultural, and feminist icon who flourished against adversity and climbed to the pinnacle of her profession. Today we offer up selections in remembrance of RBG, some uplifting fiction, and librarian picks to usher in the fall season. Also on tap is a new literary seminar with Judson Scruton; a virtually delicious Italian cooking class; a college application program and more. Celebrate all things autumnal, At Home with Wilton Library.
Learn More About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The impact of RBG's 27-year tenure on the Supreme Court and her lifelong work to elevate genders to equal status reaches far and wide. Her legacy has inspired numerous books and films. Explore these selections for both adults and youth to learn more about RBG's significance. Place a hold in the catalog or download eBooks in the Libby by OverDrive app or view online on our OverDrive page.
Literary Seminar with Judson Scruton
Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15 & 22 @10:30am-12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us for a 4-week online literature seminar during which Judson Scruton will use Hart Crane's epic masterwork The Bridge as a vehicle for examining the inter-relationships between Crane's poetry and the arts and culture of the 1920s. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. By registering for the first session, you are signed up for all four sessions. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation links to the Zoom sessions.
Up-lit is the the new book trend with kindness at its core. Publishers say the trend started in response to the current climate leading for a desire to read about "everyday heroism, human connection, and love." Check out these up-lit selections this fall to connect with some feel-good fiction. Place a hold in the catalog or download eBooks in the Libby by OverDrive app or view online on our OverDrive page.
Looking for book recommendations from the experts? Our knowledgeable and well-read librarians have compiled their own favorite reads for fall. Explore the WLA Librarians' Picks for Fall/Winter 2020 here. We've also got a great selection of new books for fall in large print. See new large print books here. Click the titles to place holds in the catalog.
Navigating the College Application Process
Tuesday, October 6 @5-6:15pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
The college application process is not difficult, however there are common missteps to avoid. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala, as she explains:
  • The Different Types of College Applications
  • The Applications Cycles: Early Action, Early Decision, Rolling Admissions, and Regular Admissions
  • The Do’s & Don’ts of Completing an Application (honors/achievements, activities, recommendations & the “additional information” sections)
  • How to link Naviance to the Common App
For High School Seniors, but their parents are welcome to join too. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Italian Cooking with Sally Maraventano
Tuesday, October 13 @3-4:30pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
Join Sally Maraventano, chef and founder of Cuciana Casalinga, a home-based Italian cooking school, as she shares her tips and recipes on how to make a simple fall soup and bruschetta. Sally studied Italian language and culture at Georgetown University and the University of Florence, Italy. For more than twenty years, she has been a member of International Association of Culinary Professionals, and teaching "homestyle" Italian cooking in her adult and children's classes. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
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