At Home With Wilton Library
June 16, 2021
The 3Rs
You've heard of the 3Rs in education -- reading, writing, and 'rithmetic. Then there are the 3Rs of sustainability -- reduce, reuse and recycle. There's even a 3Rs in history -- Roosevelt's New Deal programs brought relief, reform, and recovery. The 3Rs we're discussing today include read, retire, and revisit. We hope you will include lots of reading this summer -- we've got new fiction for June plus summer reading for kids and teens. If you're thinking of retirement, check out the latest books to help plan for your future. And lastly, please revisit us! We're open with expanded hours, patron seating, and more. We've also got an author talk, the return of New Yorker Shorts, poetry, our annual appeal, and more. Make the most of your summer with Wilton Library.
Read New Fiction -- June 2021
Step up your reading game this summer with newly released fiction. 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.
Help Us Cross the Finish Line -- Make Your Gift to the Annual Appeal by June 30
This past year, Wilton Library increased investment in digital resources and pivoted to virtual programs. We provided hundreds of programs virtually including Children’s Storytimes, Zentangle classes, literary discussions, jazz concerts, and more! None of this would be possible without the support of private donations to our Annual Appeal. Wilton Library is not wholly funded by tax dollars. Each year we must raise approximately 25% of our budget to maintain and enhance the collection and provide programs and services to our community. Please make your gift to the Annual Appeal today. Click here.
Retirement Resources
It's never too early to start thinking about retirement. There's the all-important subject of retirement savings but there are also questions about where to retire if you're thinking of a move, what to do in retirement, and more. Check out these retirement resources to help you cover all the bases.
Tails and Tales -- Children's and Teen/Tween Summer Reading Programs
For Children -- Kids going into grades K - 6 are invited to sign-up for our Tails and Tales Summer Library Adventure 2021 from June 14 - August 28. This year will be special - we will focus on reading and provide ideas for fun, educational activities for the whole family. We will be using our Read and Bead reward system for the reading portion of the summer adventure. Click here to sign up for Children's Summer Reading.
For Teens -- Wilton Library's "Tails and Tales" summer reading program for Teens & Tweens entering grades 6-12 runs from June 28 - August 14. All that's needed is a good book and a clock, watch, or phone to help track the amount of time spent reading. Lucky readers can win Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificates. Click here for more information on Teen & Tween Summer Reading.
Virtual Author Talk: Camille Aubray - The Godmothers
Thursday, July 15 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
The Godmothers is Big Little Lies set in World War II-era Greenwich Village. Learn more about this irresistible, suspenseful novel chronicling the lives of four women who marry into an elegant, prosperous Italian family, and then must take charge of the family’s business when their husbands are forced to leave them during the war.
This is Camille Aubray's second author talk at Wilton Library. She spoke in 2016 about her novel Cooking for Picasso. chosen for People Magazine’s Picks of the Best New Books, and the Indie Next Reading Groups List. Visit elmstreetbooks.com to order your copy of The Godmothers. A portion of the proceeds goes to Wilton Library. The media sponsor is GOOD Morning WiltonREGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker
Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28, & August 4 @12pm via ZOOM
Back by popular demand for our 7th year! Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss four short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over four consecutive Wednesdays: July 14, 21, 28, and August 4. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through OverDrive on your computer or the Libby by OverDrive app on your mobile device. Links to the stories on The New Yorker's website will also be provided.  Register individually for each session; all sessions run 12-1:30pm:
If you have any questions, please email Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Friday, June 18 @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.
What You Need to Know -- Expanded Hours & Services
Open Mondays - Fridays from 10-6; Saturdays from 10-5
Closed on Sundays in the summer 
In-person services are available for everyone without appointments. Safety protocols need to be followed while inside the library. Meeting rooms, study rooms, and Innovation Station remain closed for now. Please continue to return library items in the blue return bin located in the parking lot. Click here for more details.
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