At Home With Wilton Library
March 24, 2021
Four-Legged Love
There are so many unsung heroes that have helped us through this past year as COVID-19 tightened its grip on the world. Today we honor our four-legged friends. Their unconditional love served as a salve to the soul, providing much-needed comfort via cuddles, pats, and a constant physical presence. Honor them with an extra treat today and indulge yourself with some fiction selections featuring our pets. We've also got some good news about in-person visits with no appointments as well as an enticing offering of programs, including Wilton Reads 2021. Find what you need this spring at Wilton Library. We're here for you.
Visit Wilton Library Beginning March 29 with No Appointments Needed
Wilton Library is expanding in-person hours with no appointments needed beginning Monday, March 29. Browse and make your selections from the adult collections of New Arrivals, Book Group, Quick Picks, puzzles, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and all of the fiction and nonfiction materials. Teens Services is open for browsing as well. Appointments will still be needed for the Children’s Library and for adult computer usage.
  • To visit the Children’s Library, please call 203-762-6336 to make your twenty-minute appointment. Families with children in grades K+ welcome 
  • One-hour adult computer appointments may be made by calling 203-762-6350
  • All COVID safety protocols are in place including the use of face masks, hand sanitizers, and physical distancing
  • Please note there is no seating for leisure reading or studying and meeting/study rooms as well as Innovation Station remain closed
In-person hours as of 3/29:
Mondays - Saturday
11am to 5pm
Drive-Thru Window hours:
Mondays - Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
Paws to Read: Fiction Featuring our Furry Friends
The love affair between humans and our pets is a beloved literary tradition. Pets are our friends, protectors, members of the family, playmates, furry bundles of love, and more. Snuggle up with these fiction books about our pets.
Wilton Reads Spring Poetry: Natasha Trethewey - Experiencing Prejudice in the American South
Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15 & 22 @10:30am via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us for a four-week online series led by Judson Scruton on the poetry of Wilton Reads 2021 author and poet Natasha Trethewey. The 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's verse often reflects her experiences growing up with prejudice and miscegenation [i.e. mixed-race marriage and families]. In her five poetry collections, she explores her own mixed-race experiences as well as other mixed-race women’s experiences in earlier times. This seminar 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.
Cat Capers - Mysteries for Feline Lovers
We love to curl up with a good mystery book, just like a cat. So a mystery with a cat as a character is purrfect. Whether they’re the heroes, antagonists, motifs, or simply cuddly home companions, mysteries with cats always make the story a little bit better. This selection only begins to scratch the surface of the feline mystery genre.
Wilton Reads Book Discussions - Memorial Drive
Tuesday, April 6 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE OR
Wednesday, April 7 @12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar for discussions of the Wilton Reads 2021 selection, Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey. Two virtual sessions are offered; please register for one. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to your preferred Zoom session.
Zentangle Art Workshop
Wednesday, April 7 @3pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle instructor, as she guides us through a fun and relaxing Zentangle session. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn't believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists! For adults and teens, ages 13+. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Additional Wilton Reads 2021 Events
Please join us for programs that provide opportunities for insight and conversation about our Wilton Reads 2021 selection, Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey. Please click on the dates for more program details and registration for the Zoom links, as all programs are virtual.
  • Wednesdays, through April 7 -- Celebrating Diversity, Story Times for ages 4-7
  • Tuesday, April 13 -- Wilton Reads Interfaith Panel - Finding Success: Women Clergy Share Their Experiences
  • Wednesday, April 14 -- Gospel, Soul, and Motown: the Transmutation of Rock with Dr. Gil Harel
  • Thursday, April 15 -- Author Talk with Natasha Trethewey: Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
  • Tuesday, April 20 -- Anatomy of Race Relations: The Way Forward with community members Adrienne Reedy, Kelly Weldon, Bill Harris, and Chris Brubeck
Wait, there's more...
  • Please continue to return items only at the blue return bin located in the library parking lot. Returns are quarantined for 5 days; please allow up to 6 days for items to be taken off your account
  • Two lectures remain in the Connecticut Creativity: Vision + Imagination + Inspiration series. Click here for details and registration
  • See all that's Zooming in April for Adults and for Children, Teens, Parents, and Families
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