At Home With Wilton Library
March 31, 2021
April Showers and More
Tomorrow starts the month of April, known for its abundant rain, spring blooms, plus the one day of the year when it's acceptable to play harmless pranks upon one's neighbor. No jokes here -- we have a lot to look forward to. Vaccinations are moving forward; the library is once again open for browsing in adults and teens, and warmer weather is in our sights. But we still have a lot of work to do. We invite you to participate in our diverse Wilton Reads 2021 programming as well as join us in celebrating Asian-American stories. We've also got some 'can't put it down' new reads for April along with meditative Zentangle art. Visit us in-person, at the Drive-Thru, or virtually -- you'll always find what you need at Wilton Library.
Visit Wilton Library with No Appointments Needed in Adults & Teens
Wilton Library has expanded in-person hours with no appointments needed for browsing in our adult and teen areas. Appointments are still needed for the Children’s Library and for adult computer usage. All COVID safety protocols are in place including the use of face masks, hand sanitizers, and physical distancing. Click here for more information including how to make appointments for computers and Children's Library visits.
In-person hours:
Mondays - Saturday
11am to 5pm
Drive-Thru Window hours:
Mondays - Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
April Showers? Read for Hours
Whether you're inside or outdoors this April, enjoy this selection of both new fiction and nonfiction books that you can really dive into when you want to crawl up with a good long read.
Wilton Reads Interfaith Panel - Finding Success: Women Clergy Share Their Experiences
Tuesday, April 13 @6pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us for a Wilton Reads interfaith clergy discussion moderated by Our Lady of Fatima Pastor Father Reggie Norman. Wilton is unique in that the majority of our religious leaders are women. Many have overcome discrimination and hardships to fulfill their vocations. A panel will discuss their experiences and how their ministries impact the lives of their congregations during this difficult time. The clergy panelists are:
  • Rev. Dr. Anne Coffeman, Sr. Pastor, Wilton Congregational Church
  • Cantor Harriet Dunkerley, Cantor, Educator, Lead Clergy, Temple B'nai Chaim
  • Golnar Rassi, Muslim Community Representative
  • Rev. Shannon White, Pastor, Wilton Presbyterian Church
  • Rev. Marissa S. Rohrbach, Rector, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
  • Caroline Smith, Pastor, Wilton Baptist Church
REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Celebrating Asian-American Stories
Asian-Americans make up one of the most diverse groups in the nation as well as a prolific source of cultural, artistic, economic, and political contributions. Literature can play a crucial role in the empowerment and understanding of diverse groups. Explore these selections that delve into the Asian-American identity and experience.
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.
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.
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
  • 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 visit us during National Library Week, April 5 – 10. We would love to see you and you’ll receive a small token of our appreciation.
  • 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
  • One lecture remains 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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