At Home With Wilton Library
June 30, 2021
Wilton Library will be closed on
Monday, July 5th
for the nationally-observed
Independence Day holiday.
We're open with expanded hours, patron seating, and more. We've also got an author talk, the return of New Yorker Shorts, lots of poetry, our Sidewalk Book Sale, summer reading, and more. Come join us at Wilton Library this summer, and be cool.
Read New Nature and Science
The weather is getting warmer and we're all finding our way back to nature. Each month our discerning librarians put together a Nature and Science email newsletter that can help you appreciate all that is outdoors. Sign up for this newsletter and other genre-specific recommendations here and check out these nature & science selections.
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.
Relaxing Reading
We've just nudged into summer and here's some fun uplit reading that is perfect for the back yard, beach, lake or wherever you do your best relaxing. Check out these fun books to read.
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 now through 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 now through 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.
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.
Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton - W.H. Auden: Ironic Points of Light - Poem as Myth, Poem as Parable
Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 @10:30 am REGISTER HERE
Popular guest lecturer Judson Scruton presents a 4-week online literature seminar on the remarkable poetry and the political, psychological, aesthetic and religious thought of the Anglo-American poet W.H. Auden (1907-1973): poet, playwright, critic, and librettist. Please see the library’s registration link for more details. No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration required. Register here in order to receive the readings and the Zoom session invitation links. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org. Poetry packet will be emailed in advance.
Our ever-popular Summer Sidewalk Book Sale is happening this year on Saturday, July 24th, from 10 am to 3 pm. It's part of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce Street Fair. Make sure you mark your calendars and stop by to see the large selection of gently-used books for great beach/vacation reading, along with a huge assortment of CDs and DVDs, plus miscellaneous items that defy categorization.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Friday, July 16 @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.
**NEW NEWS** Library materials may now be returned at the Drive-Thru Window and the Circulation Desk during library hours, and in the blue return bin located in the parking lot, 24/7. Items are no longer being quarantined. Click here for more details.
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