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January 6, 2021
A Word for 2021
This new year we are not making resolutions. Instead, we're picking a focus word -- a single word that encapsulates what you need more of, what you want to focus on, or what you need to improve on. A few words from our bubble include kindness, empathy, compassion, acceptance, generosity, and community. Whatever your 2021 focus may be, know that you'll always find the information and resources you need at Wilton Library. Today, we bring you closer to nature with trees, introduce some sassy sleuths and new fiction, and offer up Covid coping tools and other programs to keep you informed, inspired, enriched, and engaged. Find your focus at Wilton Library in 2021. We're always here for you.
Step up your reading game with newly released fiction and some fabulous selections you may have missed that are available at Wilton Library. Each month our discerning librarians put together a Fiction A to Z email newsletter that delivers the goods. Sign up for that newsletter and other genre-specific recommendations here and check out these new fiction selections.
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.
We all marvel at the beauty of Wilton's trees. The Town of Wilton Tree Committee was founded in 2008 to focus on protecting, preserving, and maintaining trees on public property. Celebrate and learn more about our local natural treasures with this selection of books exploring trees. And check out the Tree Committee here.
New Initiatives to Improve Stream Management in Connecticut
Wednesday, January 13 @6pm via Zoom MORE INFO & REGISTER
Please join us for our latest program focused on protecting and restoring our rivers and streams. Chris Bellucci, Supervising Environmental Analyst with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, will speak about the project to measure stream connectivity with trail cameras and develop a cold water stream habitat web map. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Norwalk River Watershed Association, and Wilton Land Conservation Trust. MORE INFO & REGISTER
Love curling up with a cozy detective mystery that makes you laugh out loud? If you enjoy spending time with sassy sleuths, quirky sidekicks, and vivid characters, you'll love this selection of heart-warming yet mysterious reading.
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.
Wilton Library Readers: Girl, Woman, Other
Wednesday, January 13 @12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evaristo this month. 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.
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.
The Cookbook Connection: A Virtual Recipe Swap
Thursday, January 7 @5-6pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
Everyone loves making a tasty meal without the hassle of using multiple pots and pans. Join us and share your favorite One Pot creation. Whether you use a crockpot, pressure cooker, Dutch oven, or sheet pan, we would love to hear all about it! Virtually “show and tell” or just come for the chat. 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.
  • 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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