Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
At Home With Wilton Library
January 13, 2021
January in the Time of COVID
So far, not so good in 2021. But we're staying tuned for brighter days. To offer a historical frame of reference on the recent political turmoil, today we give you books written by former presidents, including a collection of inaugural speeches. Awaiting vaccines, many of us continue to work from home; you'll find some renewed inspiration and useful hacks with new books geared specifically for 'pajama' jobs. We've also got recent thriller/suspense novels as well as helpful COVID coping tools and other programs to keep you informed, inspired, enriched, and engaged. Find what you need this month at Wilton Library. We're here for you.
From poignant memoirs to thoughtful retrospectives on their time in office, the words of our presidents can be veritable treasure troves of wisdom, advice, and commentary.
Those presidents who have gone on to write books have created a legacy that extends beyond their political lives and given us some truly great reads. See a selection here.
Your Covid Toolbox: Helping Adults & Teens Cope in Crazy Times
Tuesday, January 19, via Zoom @10am for Adults, Register Here and @4pm for Teens, Register Here
Has the past year got you feeling stressed, anxious, not sleeping well, or having problems concentrating? Join Matt DeBernardis, Resilience Trainer from Silver Hill Hospital, for an interactive online workshop and gather some tools to help you cope during the winter months of the pandemic. This workshop focuses on evidence-based strategies proven to enhance one’s ability to not only bounce back but to grow and thrive in the face of hardship. Participants will be provided with practical exercises focused on reducing stress and implementing self-care strategies.
Register Here for Adults, sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, Silver Hill Hospital, and Wilton Social Services, in conjunction with WiltonCares, a small group of community organizations working together to help provide assistance and resources to those experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation, etc. due to Covid.
Register Here for Teens, sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, Silver Hill Hospital, and Kids in Crisis in conjunction with WiltonCares.
Never before have workers telecommuted on such a broad scale. Millions of people are trying to work from home -- if they can, of course. Check out these brand new books to maximize working from home. Much of the information is also applicable to students studying at home.
The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality. The third Monday in January marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday that honors King and challenges citizens to engage in volunteer service in their communities. King's legacy and speeches powerfully examine the state of American democracy and call this nation to its highest self. Click these links to learn five little known facts about MLK and see library resources.
You've probably binge-watched all the top thriller and suspense movies out now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, but have you read the best recent thriller books? Add some suspense to your reading game with these recent thriller selections. Love suspense and thriller books or prefer another genre? Sign up for monthly recommendations here.
College Q&A with Matthew Greene
Wednesday, January 27 @7pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
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. Come prepared with questions. Recommended for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Ted Kooser
Tuesday, January 26 @11am via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of ten short poems by former Poet Laureate of the United States Ted Kooser. He once said, “I want to show people how interesting the ordinary world can be if you pay attention.” Compassion runs throughout his poems. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Meditation for High School Students
Wednesdays, January 13, 20 & 27 @4pm via ZOOM REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION
Mindfulness meditation is a powerful form of self-care that can be practiced anytime, anywhere. Alena Murphy, a mindfulness meditation instructor, will give an introduction to this simple, yet effective method, geared to high school students. Join us on Zoom for one or all 30-minute sessions and experience the positive impact it can have on mental and physical health. Sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Youth Council. REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION in order to receive the invitation links.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Friday, January 15 @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.
Wait, there's more...
  • Wilton Library has expanded Drive-Thru Window hours to Mondays through Thursdays, 10am to 7pm; Fridays 10 to 6; and Saturdays, 10 to 5. Enter our Drive-Thru around the back of the library building along Godfrey Place.
  • Gather your little ones for a whole host of Zooming storytimes and more. See all the Children's Events here.
  • See all that is Zooming and more in January with quick links to these flyers for Adults and Children/Teens/Parents and Families.
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