At Home With Wilton Library
July 8, 2020
  • A reminder -- all materials taken out prior to our building closing on March 18 are due back on July 31. Please return these materials to the blue Returns Bin in the library parking lot. Fines for these materials will be accessed after July 31.
  • The Drive-Thru hours are M-F from 10-6 and Saturdays from 10-5; closed Sundays for the summer.
  • 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.
Wednesday Wisdom
Often on Wednesdays, one can find inspirational quotes shared online. Why do people share words of wisdom? They share because they relate to it and think others may be inspired too. Today we do the same -- but with books. We offer you Dear Diary reads and favorite books from one of our favorite librarians, Susan, our Teen Services & Makerspace Manager. We hope you find something you can relate to or expand your horizons with a new book genre or a Zooming program. Find your wisdom, At Home with Wilton Library.
Who better than a librarian to ask for reading recommendations? Today we ask Susan, Wilton Library's Teen Services & Makerspace Manager, what books she likes to read and why. Her answer:
  • Historical Fiction because it's a great way to learn about a period of time without pouring through pages of a textbook.
  • Things that make me laugh out loud!
  • Stories that can be read on two levels -- as pure entertainment, as well as an exploration of societal issues.
  • Action-adventure that keeps you on the edge of your seat. 
  • Fiction and non-fiction books that introduce you to different ideas, lifestyles, beliefs and experiences.
  • Surprise endings!
It's no surprise that many of Susan's selections are Young Adult titles but they appeal to all ages. They may be reserved in the catalog, downloaded in the Libby by OverDrive app or viewed online on our OverDrive page.
Book Discussion with Janet Krauss: Where the Crawdads Sing
Tuesday, July 21 @2-3pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
Please join us on Zoom as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing. This blockbuster debut novel by wildlife scientist Delia Owens spent 20+ weeks in the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list. It intertwines a coming-of-age story and a murder mystery set in the marshes and swamps of North Carolina. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom session invitation link.
Dear Diary books are written in letter, diary or journal format. They range from epistolary fiction (books comprised of letters) to real and fictionalized diaries and journals. These memorable books showcase the simple power of writing things down and are great sources for personal words of wisdom. These Dear Diary eBooks may be downloaded in the Libby by OverDrive app or viewed online on our OverDrive page .
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea - A Book Talk with Peter Wrampe
Wednesday, July 22 @10:30am-12pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea is a non-fiction book by American author and journalist Charles Seife. No other number can cause as much damage as zero can. No other number advanced economic growth as zero did. Please join us for a virtual book talk with longtime Wilton resident Peter Wrampe on Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea. Peter Wrampe is currently an Adjunct Instructor in NYU’s Graduate School, focusing on Inferential Statistics as well as Finance for Marketing.  REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom session invitation link.
iPhone Photography, A Tw0-Day Workshop for Teens
Thursdays, July 16 & 23 @3-4:30pm via Zoom   REGISTER HERE
Join professional photographer, Peggy Garbus, for a two-session workshop on iPhone photography - 7/16 & 7/23. For teens entering grades 6-12. Learn about the basic functions of the iPhone, explore what makes a great photo and how to achieve it. In between week one and two, all students will venture outside to take some awesome photos. Must have an iPhone, preferably version 7.0 and up. Questions? Email slauricella@wiltonlibrary.org.
REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom session invitation links.
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