At Home With Wilton Library
May 19, 2021
Mysteries & More
What will our world look like post-pandemic? For starters, 'zoom' may not have 'move quickly' as its first definition. Perhaps the comfy wardrobe is here to stay? Who knows? It's all a mystery... so today we bring you even more mystery, in book form and of the international variety. We've also got new fiction as well as poetry programs, an author talk, a Harvard case project, a Victorian literary seminar, our annual appeal, and more. And if you haven't yet made a book sale appointment, there are just a few spots left so act quickly. We look forward to seeing more of you soon. 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 70,000+ items sorted into 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
International Mysteries
While exploration outside of the U.S.A. may be curtailed for a while longer, you can still travel the globe with these international mystery series. Enjoy a single book or many -- they will be sure to quench your wanderlust and take you far beyond your own borders.
Help Us Cross the Finish Line -- Support Wilton Library's Annual Appeal
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.
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.
Read New Fiction and More
Step up your reading game with newly released fiction and some fabulous selections you may have missed. 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.
What’s “Victorian” About the Victorian Novel? A Consideration of Four Novels by Four Authors
Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us as Mark J. Schenker of Yale College returns to Wilton Library to give four lectures on great novels published during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). He will discuss these classics in the order of their publication, focusing on their style and structure as works of literary art and the social and intellectual issues they engage. Attendees are not expected to read or reread any of the novels, but a familiarity with them will make the lectures more meaningful. Here are the novels for each week:
These lectures are made possible thanks to the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Please note that you will automatically be registered for all four sessions in the series. REGISTER HERE in order to receive the invitation links to the Zoom sessions.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Us
Walk-in browsing is available in our adult and teen areas. Appointments are 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
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