At Home With Wilton Library
April 21, 2021
Think, Read & Go Green
Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day. Celebrating Earth Day serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it. Today we give you topical books centered around protecting our globe as well as the opportunity to join in a Wilton Go Green climate change program. Locally, our Wilton world is getting brighter thanks to lots of new faces around town. We encourage you to spread the good word about Wilton Library and invite new friends and neighbors to visit us. Check out 'the girl from...' books celebrating our newcomers. We've also got the return of Hot & Cool Jazz, Teen Baking, Zentangle art, tax information, and so much more. See you soon -- in-person, at the Drive-Thru, or virtually.
Books to Make You See Green
No envy here -- just a renewed consciousness about the importance of protecting the natural world and its limited resources. In honor of Earth Day, enjoy these fiction and nonfiction titles that explore a variety of environmental issues and conservation actions.
Achieving Drawdown: A Hopeful, Science-Based Plan to Stop Climate Change
Thursday, April 29 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library for an informative session as Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown, shares his expertise on finding solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources. Dr. Foley is a renowned climate scientist, sustainability expert, educator, and public speaker. He is also Executive Director of Project Drawdown — a world leader on climate solutions. REGISTER HERE with Wilton Go Green in order to receive the Zoom invitation link.
Tell Me About 'The Girl From...'
Everyone has a story. We welcome all Wilton's newcomers and can't wait to meet our new friends in town and learn their stories. In the meantime, meet some new fictional friends in these books that celebrate 'the girl from'.
The Return of Hot & Cool Jazz: Taylor Eigsti
Friday, April 30 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
On International Jazz Day 2021, please join us for our first Hot & Cool jazz concert since our 2019-2020 season was interrupted. Enjoy a spectacular concert performed by pianist Taylor Eigsti that was recorded in front of a live [socially distanced] audience last winter at the then long-time home of jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Indeed, Taylor works his magic on Dave’s grand piano in the dramatic two-story music room where Dave composed so much of his famous music. As a bonus, Wilton resident Chris Brubeck, award-winning composer and superlative trombonist and bassist, jams with Taylor on a few tunes. Instead of the usual Hot & Cool donation request, please note we are charging a non-refundable $20 fee per 'ticket' [the Zoom invitation link] that is part of the registration process. REGISTER HERE to pay the 'ticket' price and receive the Zoom invitation link.
Teens Make Chocolate-Fudge Pop Tarts
Wednesday, April 28 @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join Megan, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make homemade chocolate Pop-Tarts. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to learn how to make pastry dough from scratch, a chocolate fudge filling and delicious glaze to drizzle on top. Click here to see the list of ingredients and kitchen tools needed. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link.
Taxes: How They Can Change Your Retirement
Wednesday, May 5 @12pm OR @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join us for an educational online workshop that may help you improve your tax picture in retirement. Michael Alimo from USA Financial and Tax Services returns to Wilton Library with a fact-filled presentation. Learn about current tax law, potential changes to tax law, and strategies to get to as close to “tax-free” in retirement as you can. REGISTER HERE for your preferred session in order to receive the Zoom invitation link.
Zentangle Art Workshop
Wednesday, May 5 @3pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle instructor, as she guides us through a fun and relaxing Zentangle session. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn't believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists! For adults and teens, ages 13+. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Wilton Library Readers: Transcendent Kingdom
Wednesday, May 12 @12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi this month. Wilton Library Readers book club meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. All are welcome. Click here to see more group selections. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Visit Us
In-person browsing with no appointments needed is available in our adult and teen areas. Appointments are still needed for the Children’s Library and for adult computer usage. There is no seating and studying, working, or reading at the library is not yet possible. Click here for more information.
In-person hours:
Mondays - Saturdays, 11-5
Drive-Thru hours: M - F, 10-6
Saturdays, 10-5
Wait, there's more...
  • Please continue to return items only at the blue return bin located in the library parking lot. Returns are quarantined for 5 days; allow up to 6 days for items to be taken off your account.
  • Our book donation bins remain closed.
  • See all that's Zooming in April for Adults and for Children, Teens, Parents, and Families
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