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February 24, 2021
Memorial Drive
We invite all community members to come together virtually this spring to read, discuss and reflect upon the Wilton Reads 2021 selection -- Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Trethewey. Wilton Reads gives us an opportunity to sharpen our view of ourselves and the world around us. This year’s community-wide read will bring an exploration of racism and race relations through insightful programming and a collaboration with the Wilton Public Schools. Read on to learn more about our programs for Memorial Drive, the book giveaway, and much more to enrich, inspire, inform and connect our community.
Memorial Drive Book Giveaway
Tuesday, March 2, from 10-11am & from 5-6pm at the Drive-Thru
To encourage readership and to kick off Wilton Reads 2021, hardcover copies of Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir will be distributed to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank, Books will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, one per person, at the Drive-Thru on Godfrey Place, while supplies last. Copies of the book in print and audiobook on CDs, eBook and eAudiobook formats are also available to borrow. If you are unable to receive a free book and wish to purchase one, click here to purchase a copy from Elm Street Books; a portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library.
Explore More Selections for Wilton Reads 2021
With news headlines and graphic images underscoring recent racial unrest and injustices, Wilton Library has chosen Memorial Drive to explore the topic of racism and race relations for Wilton Reads 2021. In this stirring memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey reflects on the build-up to and aftermath of her mother’s murder. In doing so, she explores racism, grief, and legacy. Our librarians have compiled both fiction and nonfiction selections with themes that align with those presented in Memorial Drive. We invite you to read these selections and more deeply explore Wilton Reads 2021.
Wilton Reads 2021 Events
Please join us for programs that provide opportunities for insight and conversation about racism and race relations. Be part of our journey of book discussions, a historical perspective, a cultural look at the music of the times, and so much more, all culminating in a very special live stream Author Talk with Natasha Tretheway. Please click on the dates for more details and registration for the Zoom links, as all programs are virtual.
Wilton Go Green - Be A Part Of Nature, Not Apart From Nature
Thursday, March 4 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE with Go Green
Join presenter Donna Merrill to learn about conservation projects you can undertake on your own property to assure that we have healthy wildlife habitats, that our rivers and brooks provide clean drinking water, and that it’s possible to work at the level of our own backyards to effect great change in the larger landscape. Sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Go Green. REGISTER HERE with Go Green
Of Violence and Valor: Four Lectures on The Iliad
Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17 & 31 @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Yale's Mark Schenker returns to Wilton Library with a four-part virtual lecture series on Homer’s epic poem The Iliad. As a companion series to The Odyssey program that Mark presented last June, his lectures will again concentrate on the poem as a literary work of art. This program is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom sessions.
The Cookbook Connection: A Virtual Recipe Swap
Tuesday, March 9 @5-6pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
Fettuccine, Ramen, Orzo, Udon, Gnocchi, Macaroni, and more! We love oodles of noodles! Join us to share your favorite noodle recipe. Virtually “show and tell” or just come for the chat. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters
Monday, March 8 @1-2pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Drop-in Zoom session for crafters of all skill levels. Show off your latest creation, seek advice, and chat about anything while working on your own projects. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
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.
Thursday, March 4 @5pm via ZOOM Starting to think about college entrance exams, but not sure whether to take the SAT or ACT … or if you even need to take one at all? Join us to learn about the purpose and the differences between the two. REGISTER HERE
Monday, March 8 @7pm via ZOOM
Join educational consultant Matthew Greene for a live Q&A session. We'll have a discussion about testing, deferring admission and the latest updates on the college scene. REGISTER HERE
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