At Home With Wilton Library
September 30, 2020
Something to Talk About
We've got a lot to say this week, starting with we are thrilled to reopen our building to in-person library visitors. Call today to make your appointment. It's also Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. We've also got a great DVD selection of the 2020 Emmy-winning TV shows that you've been hearing so much about. And if you've had enough talk and just want to listen, check out our staff-suggested audiobooks. Plus it's Wilton Reads time again and we've planned a slate of jazzy virtual programs. We think we've said enough; enjoy these resources, At Home with Wilton Library, or now visit us in-person.
Wilton Library Express Services
Available Mondays - Saturdays, 11am-3pm, by appointment
Working within state and local guidelines, and with all the essential precautions in place, 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 Service by appointment. Drive-Thru Service hours remain Mondays - Fridays from 10-6, and Saturdays from 10-5.
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week (Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books and brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Click here to see a selection of banned book titles.
Wilton Reads 2020 - Tales of the Jazz Age
Programs in October and November
Wilton Library's Wilton Reads 2020 programming, like many events this year, was put on hold in the spring due to the pandemic. We are pleased to now invite you to participate virtually as we read, discuss and reflect upon Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald for our fourteenth Wilton Reads event. Click here to see a variety of programs that delve into this formative time in America’s history. There are a few free books remaining, courtesy of Fairfield County Bank. They can be picked up at the Drive Thru beginning Oct. 1 at 10am while supplies last. The library also has copies of the book in print and eBook format to borrow. Click here for all Wilton Reads 2020 events, resources and partner information.
Staff-Suggested Audiobooks for Fall 2020
We asked the experts -- our library staff who read plenty and love to recommend their favorites -- for the recent audiobooks they most enjoyed. Here's a list of fiction and nonfiction selections we think you'll love too.
Cortney Davis Reads Her Poetry - I Hear Their Voices Singing
Wednesday, October 7 @5-6pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us for a special poetry program as local poet Cortney Davis reads selections from her newest book, I Hear Their Voices Singing. Judson Scruton will moderate the program. Cortney Davis, the Poet Laureate of Bethel, is a nurse practitioner and award-winning poet whose work has been published in many books, anthologies, and literary and medical journals. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
This year's Emmy Awards were about as 2020 as it gets -- lots of Zoom speeches, at-home watch parties and plenty of COVID-19 safety protocols. In case you weren’t able to watch the show, you can still enjoy by watching some of these Emmy award-winning TV series on DVD. Check out this selection...
Wilton Library Readers: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Wednesday, October 14 @12pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
Looking for a virtual book club? Please join us for Wilton Library's informal lunchtime book discussion series. Everyone is welcome and the group meets the second Wednesday of every month now through June. Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses our October selection, Beloved, by Toni Morrison. Click here to see the Fall 2020 titlesREGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Mini Art Exhibition
When taking advantage of the library's new in-person Express Services by appointment, patrons are invited to view an engaging mini art exhibition, curated purposely for the areas that are open for browsing. Participating artists are Jeff Lavaty, Katya Lebrija, Nancy Moore, Erin Nazzaro, Dennis Stevens, and the library’s art chair, Ed MacEwen. The majority of the pieces are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. 
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