At Home With Wilton Library
May 12, 2021
The Book Sale is Back!
Spring is bringing so much good news for Wilton -- including the announcement that our annual Spring Book Sale Fundraiser is on! This year will be a bit different with appointments to shop and the sale happening only in our lower level Book Cellar, but all great news for the community and the library. So come one and all for some great books and bargains, with 100% of the proceeds supporting Wilton Library. This week we've also got short stories for you, tales of spring, college timeline information, a Harvard case Project, an author talk, poetry programs and so much more. Visit us in-person, at the Drive-Thru, or virtually.
Wilton Library's Spring Book Sale
May 20, 21, 22, 24 & 25, from 10 to 4 each day Make Appointments Here
Wilton Library is opening its Book Cellar by appointment only for this spring book sale. The sale features over 70,000 items sorted into more than 50 categories – histories, biographies, wellness, cookbooks, art books, religion, sports, travel, and science fiction; all level of books and AV for children and teens, and so many more; gently used, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD. Thursday through Saturday items are priced as marked; Monday is $10/bag and Tuesday is $5/bag. All proceeds benefit the library. Click here to make an appointment. All safety protocols will be followed: masks covering noses and mouths, use of hand sanitizers, and physical distancing. More info
May is Short Story Month
Along with the return of the sun and beautiful blooming things, May is Short Story Month. A well-written short story provides all the ingredients of a good novel -- an overriding theme, authentic characters, and an engrossing plot. Enjoy these collections of short stories that immerse you in another world, yet keep it brief.
Harvard Case Project Discussion: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights
Tuesday, May 25 @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Immerse yourself in a Harvard Case Study interactive discussion. Read an actual Case Study written by award-winning Harvard Professor Dr. David Moss, author of the book Democracy: A Case Study. Take part in a discussion that will have participants consider the struggle for voting rights. This virtual event is moderated by Wilton High School Social Studies teacher, Meredith Ramsey, and co-sponsored by Wilton Library and the Wilton League of Women Voters.  REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Spring into a Good Story
If you’re excited about the beauty that spring has to offer, these books will get you in the perfect springtime mindset. Enjoy these perfect spring reads.
The College Timeline: What To Do When
Thursday, May 20 @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
When should you begin touring colleges? How many AP exams should you take? How do you start researching schools? What about SATs and ACTs? These are just a few of the questions high school students have as they start to think about college. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College, and get advice on important items and a timeline for the high school years. For high school students and their parents. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the Zoom invitation link.
Author Talk: Caseen Gaines - Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way
Tuesday, June 1 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join us to learn more about the triumphant story of the all-Black Broadway musical that changed the world forever. In Footnotes, author and pop culture expert Caseen Gaines leads readers through the glitz and glamour of New York City during the Roaring Twenties to reveal the revolutionary impact one show had on generations of Americans. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
CT Poetry Society Workshop
Friday, May 21 @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 Zoom invitation link.
Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton
Tuesday, May 25 @10:30am via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of poems by Lucille Clifton. Clifton's poetry shines with the themes of strength and endurance through adversity, pride of her race, and of being a woman. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the Zoom invitation link.
Visit Us
In-person browsing with no appointments needed is available in our adult and teen areas. Appointments are still needed for the Children’s Library and for adult computer usage. There is no seating and studying, working, or reading at the library is not yet possible. Click here for more information.
In-person hours:
Mondays - Saturdays, 11-5
Drive-Thru hours: M - F, 10-6
Saturdays, 10-5
Wait, there's more...
  • Got kids? Sign up for our weekly Children's Library newsletter here.
  • Effective Friday, May 14th, Acorn TV will no longer be available through Wilton Library. Due to company mergers, all libraries are losing access to this service. We know how much you love Acorn TV and we hope that it will be made available for us again in the future. There are several TV series from the UK available through the library on Hoopla. Please click here for more information about Hoopla
  • Please continue to return items only at the blue return bin located in the library parking lot. Returns are quarantined for 2 days; allow up to 3 days for items to be taken off your account.
  • Our book donation bins remain closed at present. Stay tuned for updated information after our Book Sale.
  • See all that's Zooming in May for Adults and for Children, Teens, Parents, and Families.
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