At Home With Wilton Library
May 5, 2021
Here's to Mothering
Mothering comes in many shapes, colors, sizes, and relationships. Whether it's your mom, grandma, a favorite aunt, teacher, or friend, the women in our lives nurture us in ways both large and small. Thank you to all the women who give us peace, purpose, order, and joy. This week, we've got some special books celebrating mothers, resources for Mental Health Awareness Month, and information for small business owners. Join us for a newcomers Ice Cream Social, book group, poetry programs and so much more. Visit us in-person, at the Drive-Thru, or virtually.
Book Tributes to Mothers
Of course, gifting your mom a book for Mother's Day is always a wise choice, but we also recommend celebrating her by reading books that explore the matriarchs around us. Enjoy these selections that delve into the joy and adventures of motherhood.
Newcomers Ice Cream Social
Saturday, May 8, from 12:30 to 2:30pm
With so many new people coming to town, Wilton Library is throwing its own welcome wagon in the form of the College Creamery truck and an Ice Cream Social in the library parking lot. All new residents and other members of the community are invited to join. Enjoy free individually wrapped ice cream bars, made possible through the generosity of Kim and Mike Healy, while supplies last. The event also commemorates the 125th anniversary of Wilton Library Association that would have taken place last year at this time. New residents will be able to sign up for library cards and tour the building. There will be a drawing for Wilton Library 125th Anniversary puzzles and a Roku Streaming stick for access to Acorn TV, Kanopy and so much more.
Resources for Small Business Owners
Small businesses are the backbone of any community. Thank you to all our hometown businesses that offer outstanding goods and services and provide so much character to Wilton. Check out this offering of resources to help small business owners and those looking to start a business.
May is National Mental Health Month
May is designated National Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness of mental or behavioral health issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. Check out this selection of books on a variety of mental health topics.
Wilton Library Readers: Transcendent Kingdom
Wednesday, May 12 @12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi this month. Wilton Library Readers book club meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. All are welcome. Click here to see more group selections. 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.
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.
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.
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...
  • 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.
  • See all that's Zooming in May for Adults and for Children, Teens, Parents, and Families.
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