Here & At Home With Wilton Library
September 1, 2021

Wilton Library will be closed on
Monday, September 6th
for the Labor Day holiday
We're open with expanded hours, patron seating, and more. We've also got an author talk, the return of Wilton Library Readers, in-person events in the Brubeck Room, college planning advice, our Awesome Autumn Book Sale, and more. Come join us at Wilton Library this fall.
Big News! Expanded Hours Beginning Tuesday, September 7
Wilton Library is pleased to announce that hours will be extended - just in time for the back to school season! Beginning Tuesday, September 7, library hours for in-person visits for adults and teens and at the Drive-Thru Window will be Mondays - Thursdays, 10-8, Fridays, 10-6, Saturdays, 10-5, and now Sundays, 1-5. The Children's Library hours are Mondays - Fridays, 10-6, Saturdays, 10-5, and now Sundays, 1-5.

Wilton Library Readers: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Wednesday, September 8 @12pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Wilton Library Readers is back! Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell this month. This is the first installment for this season. Wilton Library Readers group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. All are welcome. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom invitation link. Click here to see fall selections and dates.
Remembering 9/11- For Adults and Children
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. There are many books focusing on this pivotal moment in U.S. history, and our discerning librarians have put together a special list of titles for both adults and children. To sign up for other genre-specific recommendations, click here.
College Planning Help

Both of these Zoom sessions will be run by test prep advisor and college counselor, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College, LLC.

Is the ACT or SAT Best For Me?
Tuesday, September 14 @5pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Starting to think about college entrance exams, but not sure whether to take the SAT or ACT … or if you even need to take one at all? Join us to learn about the purpose and the differences between the two. The program is especially relevant to current sophomores, juniors and their parents; however, anyone interested is welcome to join. Registration required to receive the Zoom invitation link.  

The College Timeline: What To Do When
Thursday, September 23 @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? Get answers and advice on important items and a timeline for the 9th-12th grade years. This program is designed for 8th grade - high school students and their parents. Registration required to receive the Zoom invitation link.
Virtual Author Talk: Jonathan Santlofer - The Last Mona Lisa
Tuesday, September 14 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
The Last Mona Lisa explores the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and and the present-day underbelly of the art world. Learn more about this suspenseful, gripping novel that delves into our universal fascination with da Vinci's enigma, why people are driven to possess certain works of art, and our fascination with the authentic and the fake.

Santlofer is the author of five novels including the international bestseller The Death Artist and Anatomy of Fear, which won the Nero Wolfe Award for best crime novel of 2009. He is currently director of New York City's Crime Fiction Academy and teaches Crime Fiction Writing in Pratt Institute's Creative Writing program. Visit to order your copy of The Last Mona Lisa. A portion of the proceeds goes to Wilton Library. The media sponsor is GOOD Morning WiltonREGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Zentangle Art Workshop
Monday, Sept. 13 @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.
Our popular Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser takes place Saturday, Sept. 25 through Tuesday Sept. 28. Everyone is covered - from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room plus a full Book Cellar featuring a huge assortment of books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, and rare and collectible items. Proceeds benefit the library. Make sure to mark your calendars and stop by!

Saturday, Sept. 25 - 9-10 Early Buying ($10 admission), 10-5 Free Admission
Sunday, Sept. 26 - 1-5
Monday, Sept. 27 - 10-5 - Half-Price Day
Tuesday, Sept. 28 - 10-5 - $5 Bag Day (bags supplied by the library)

At the library and for the book sale, we welcome volunteers 18 years of age and older. Please complete this form or call Patrick Kennedy at 203-762-6328.
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