Here & At Home With Wilton Library
September 29, 2021
Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, October 11 in
observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Expanded Hours
Wilton Library has extended its hours for the back to school season! 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.

Virtual Author Talk: Susanna Kearsley - The Vanished Days
Wednesday, Oct. 6 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
International bestselling author Susanna Kearsley will talk via Zoom about her new novel, The Vanished Days, a historical tale of intrigue and revolution in Scotland, during the exile of King James. Susanna will be in discussion with Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of the Pink Carnation series. Visit to order your copy of The Vanished Days. A portion of the proceeds goes to Wilton Library. The media sponsor is GOOD Morning WiltonREGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom invitation link.
More Great Historical Fiction Picks

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historical fiction picks like
The Vanished Days
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights attempts to censor books and brings together the entire book community in support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Click here to see a selection of banned book titles.
Wilton Go Green - Our Plastic World: How you can help the environment and your health by living with less plastic
Thursday, September 30 @7pm In-Person Event in Brubeck Room REGISTER HERE
Please join us for a presentation about plastic - its environmental and health impacts, and a practical how-to guide for living with less of it. Speaker Jay Sinha is the co-author of the bestselling book, Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy. Please note: the speaker will give his presentation via Zoom which will be projected on-screen to an in-person audience in the Brubeck Room. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Go Green. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
College Q&A with Matthew Greene
Monday, Oct. 4 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Join educational consultant Matthew Greene for a live Q&A session. We'll have a discussion about testing, deferring admission and the latest updates on the college scene. Come prepared with questions. Recommended for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Space is limited. Registration required to receive the Zoom invitation link.
What's "Modern" About the Modern British Novel? A Consideration of Four Novels by Four Authors
Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 @5pm In-person event in Brubeck Room and Via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Please join us as Mark J. Schenker of Yale College returns to Wilton Library to give four lectures on great English fiction of the modern age. He will consider the legacy of the Victorian Age and the transformations wrought by WWI, among other themes. Here are the novels for each week:
  • Oct. 7 - The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad
  • Oct. 14 - Howards End, E. M. Forster
  • Oct. 21 - Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Oct. 28 - Brighton Rock, Graham Greene
These lectures are made possible thanks to the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Registration required. You will automatically be registered for all four sessions in the series. Please note: this will be an in-person event with a live-streaming component. To register and for more details CLICK HERE
Virtual Author Talk: Mark Rubinstein - The Storytellers
Tuesday, Oct. 12 @7pm In-person event in Brubeck Room REGISTER HERE
Award-winning author and Wiltonian Mark Rubinstein will visit the library to discuss his book The Storytellers: Straight Talk from the World's Most Acclaimed Suspense and Thriller Authors. This collection takes readers inside the hearts and minds of famous suspense and thriller authors, their personal stories, and their sources of creativity.
Mark Rubinstein is also a physician and psychiatrist, and he interviewed forty-seven authors, including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and Ken Follett. The discussion will be moderated by writer/filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris, founder and Executive Director of the Fairfield Film Festival. Registration required. This will be an in-person event with a live-streaming component. When you register, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free copy of The Storytellers. Go to to order your copy of The Storytellers. A portion of the proceeds benefit Wilton Library. The media sponsor is GOOD Morning WiltonREGISTER HERE to receive the invitation link to the Zoom session.
Check Out More Thrillers and Suspense Picks

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Wilton Library Readers: Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar
Wednesday, Oct. 13 @noon via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar this month. Wilton Library Readers group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June. Registration Required. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom invitation link.
How to Pay for College
Wednesday, Oct. 13 @7pm via ZOOM REGISTER HERE
In this one-hour workshop led by financial advisor and certified college planning specialist Sean Flynn. you’ll learn how to deal with rising college education costs and the financial aid process, including which colleges offer the best financial aid packages, how to avoid mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS profile, how students can receive more free money, why private universities can cost less than a state school, and how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid. Registration is required and space is limited. REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom invitation link.
For More Programs & Events...
Check out What's Happening in October for Adults and for Children, Teens, Parents, and Families.

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See our Teen events here.
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