At Home With Wilton Library
February 10, 2021
Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, February 15th
in observance of Presidents' Day.
Love Letters from the Library
Dear Reader,
Each week we compile these missives with one overarching objective: to share our love and passion for all things Wilton Library. We share books and other resources we think you're going to love; information that brings more love, light, and knowledge into your world; and programs that highlight what there is to love, learn about and nurture within our community and the world. We're sharing the love this week with books celebrating Black History Month; modern and classic romance reads for Valentine's Day; a love for ingenuity with the Connecticut Creativity series; the resumption of in-person Express Services; job resources and more. There's always so much to love and discover at Wilton Library.
With Love,
Your Wilton Library Team
Celebrate Black History Month
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments of black Americans. Celebrate Black authors, leaders, creators, and more who have forged a path for themselves and others with these nonfiction selections for adults and this booklist for children and families.
The Wilton Library building is once again open for in-person Express Services by appointment. Express Services are offered Mondays through Saturdays, from 11am to 3pm, by appointment only. Patrons 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. How to make your Express Services appointment:
  • Appointments must be made by telephone
  • Appointments are 20 minutes long; adult computer appointments are one hour
  • 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, call 203-762-6342
Patrons may also use our Drive-Thru window. Drive-Thru Service hours are Mondays - Fridays from 10-6, and Saturdays from 10-5. Enter our Drive-Thru around the back of the library building along Godfrey Place.
Modern and Classic Romance Reads
Valentine's Day is almost here! While we do like to celebrate this day with someone we love, we also like to celebrate with something we love – books. So if you're looking for something to read on Valentine's Day, here are selections of modern romance novels and classic love stories that will make you swoon.
League of Women Voters Legislative Dialogue
Saturday, February 13 @12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us as Wilton Library and the Wilton League of Women Voters present a Legislative Dialogue to give our elected state legislators an opportunity to share their priorities for the 2021 Connecticut Assembly session. Constituents will be able to provide feedback and ask questions. Senator Will Haskell (District 26), newly elected Representative Stephanie Thomas (District 143), and Representative Tom O'Dea (District 125) have been invited. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link.
Tools to Navigate Getting or Changing Jobs
Job hunting? Get help with resume writing and job interviews, learn skills for a job or career change as well as find information on companies and job listings with the library's Jobs & Career Resources. Use your Wilton Library card to access resources including JobNow, Lynda.com, Learning Express, Reference USA, and more. Missed our three-part Find a Job SeriesWatch the sessions here.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Friday, February 19 @10:30am via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us on Zoom for the next CT Poetry Society workshop. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Five Lectures via Zoom, February through April 2021 REGISTER HERE
In the fourteenth year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme, “Connecticut Creativity: Vision + Imagination + Inspiration.” This year’s series celebrates the arts – music, illustration, storytelling, performance art, and even the circus – homegrown in Connecticut. The five-part series will be held virtually on Thursday evenings from 5 to 6:30 pm with every session requiring separate registration; please click the dates below to register:
  • February 11: Charles Ives and the American Music Identity – Dr. Gil Harel, Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • February 25: The Story of Famous Artists School and its Connecticut Roots – Stephanie Haboush Plunkett and Magdalen Livesey
  • March 11: The World of Maurice Sendak: A Virtual Tour of the Maurice Sendak House and Studio – Lynn Caponera and Dr. Jonathan Weinberg
  • March 25: The Greatest Showman – Fiction vs Fact! The REAL Story Behind the REEL Story! – Kathleen Maher
  • April 8: Gillette and Holmes: Theatrical Innovation from Connecticut to London and Back Again – Emily Gifford
Wait, there's more...
  • Tax time is approaching... Wilton Library has a limited supply of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions for 1040 and 1040-SR. They are available by request at the Drive-Thru. Access IRS.gov for more tax forms and instructions. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services is not sending any paper booklets or forms to libraries this year. Click here to access Connecticut forms and instructions.
  • Ages 65+ in CT can now book appointments for COVID vaccinations. Learn more about booking appointments with this video tutorial prepared by the Wilton Social Services Department.
  • Visit Wilton Town Center now through Feb. 13 to experience Winter Fest 2021, organized by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy ice sculptures, window decorations, and a bonus gift certificate program. Click here for details.
  • See what's Zooming in February for Adults and for Children, Teens, Parents, and Families. These flyers are printable and also contain program registration links.
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