At Home With Wilton Library
February 17, 2021
It's FeBRRRuary
Winter weather produces pretty snowscapes, ski season, and fireplace fun -- but also brings messy roads, higher heating bills, and even more time inside. We’re all in it together, and whether you love complaining about it or relishing in the wintry wonderland, we know for sure that February is made better when you dig out -- not just the snow, but your Wilton Library card. Today we offer up cookbooks with cuisine for cold nights, novels to transport you to sunny climes, and The Great Courses highlighting history. Make the most of your inside time with the Connecticut Creativity series; relaxing Zentangle art; a poetry workshop, and more. Visit us virtually, at the Drive-Thru, and once again in person by appointment.
It's cold outside and you're hungry. There’s nothing better than cozying up on a chilly winter night with a good, home-cooked meal. Add some new flavors to your meal rotation by checking out one of these cookbooks perfect for winter menu ideas.
The Wilton Library building is 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.
Explore History with The Great Courses on Kanopy
New to The Great Courses world? Welcome to the place where you can learn anything about everything -- now available with the library's subscription to Kanopy. Explore university-level courses for lifelong learning taught by the world's greatest professors and industry experts. Get started with The Great Courses with this selection of courses on history. All series from The Great Courses may be accessed with unlimited streaming for a full 30 days.
Zentangle Art Workshop
Wednesday, March 3 @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. For adults and teens, ages 13+. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Who doesn't like a book with heat? To counteract our current clime, we invite you to escape to warmer weather with this selection of books with hot settings.
Wilton Library Readers: Lost Children Archive
Wednesday, March 10 @12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli for the March selection. Wilton Library Readers book club meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. All are welcome. Click here to see the Winter/Spring 2021 selections. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
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.
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 focuses on the theme, “Connecticut Creativity: Vision + Imagination + Inspiration,” celebrating the arts as homegrown in Connecticut. Held virtually on Thursday evenings from 5 to 6:30pm, every session requires a separate registration. Please click the dates to register for these remaining lectures:
  • 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
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  • Regular maintenance on the library's catalog system will take place on Wednesday morning, February 24. If you are having difficulty accessing the catalog that morning, please try again later that day.
  • 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.
  • 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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