At Home With Wilton Library
April 28, 2021
Jazzed Up
Things are looking brighter. The grass is greening, the sun is shining, and vaccines are now available to everyone 16+. Add to all that, it's International Jazz Day this Friday and we're celebrating with the return of our Hot & Cool Jazz Series. We are definitely jazzed up. We've got some jazz CDs, DVDs, and books for you, and if that's not your thing, you can still enjoy great listening with new eAudiobooks. Join us for an important climate change program, Zentangle Art, tax information, book group, and more. See you soon -- in-person, at the Drive-Thru, or virtually.
About That Jazz: CDs, DVDs, & Books
Wilton Library’s strong tradition of jazz programming has helped introduce the local community to many world-renowned musicians and musicologists. Perhaps you'll find some familiar faces and voices in this selection of jazz books, DVDs, and CDs.
The Return of Hot & Cool Jazz: Taylor Eigsti
This 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.
Enjoy More Jazz & Classical Music with Naxos
The Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music online and also offers a wide variety of jazz selections. You can stream music from your computer or mobile device anywhere, at any time. Just sign in with your Wilton Library card number. We are grateful to the Wilton Candlelight Concerts for its generous support of our Naxos subscription. Get started with Naxos here.
Read on the Go with New eAudiobooks
The weather is beautiful and you want to walk, garden, or just get outside. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy the latest hot reads as well. If you haven't yet tried an eAudiobook on your phone, it's easy to get started with the Overdrive Libby app. Listen up with this selection of new eAudiobooks.
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.
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.
The College Timeline: What To Do When
Thursday, May 20 @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
When should you begin touring colleges? How many AP exams should you take? How do you start researching schools? What about SATs and ACTs? These are just a few of the questions high school students have as they start to think about college. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College, and get advice on important items and a timeline for the high school years. For high school students and their parents. REGISTER HERE 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...
  • We're hiring -- Wilton Library is seeking to fill two positions. Click here for details.
  • 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 May for Adults and for Children, Teens, Parents, and Families.
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