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WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America - Brenda Earle Stokes

Wednesday, September 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Women in Jazz: Past, Present, Future – Brenda Earle Stokes

In the 13th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, this is the final installment of our scholarly series, “Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America,” that was put on hold in April due to the pandemic. In a virtual program on Zoom, vocalist, pianist and composer Brenda Earle Stokes shares the rich history of women in jazz, focusing on the many contributions of the often-overlooked female instrumentalists and composers.

See registration link for more details.

Wilton Reads: Jazzy Art Contest for Teens

Thursday, September 24, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Calling all teenage artists! Use your talents to design a mock book jacket or vinyl album cover depicting a jazz scene anywhere from the 1920's up to the present OR a famous jazz artist.  For inspiration, check out Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out or Charlie Parker's Bird and Diz albums. Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photography  by Roxane Orgill and Jazz Owls by Margarita Engle are also great books to help get your creative juices flowing. 

Acceptable materials -- acrylic paints, watercolors and/or pencils on paper, card stock or canvas. Album cover designs should be 10"x 10". Book Jacket designs should be 9"x 12" or 11"x 14". 

More Zooming Child-Adult Zentangle Fun

Thursday, September 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Calling all artists and doodlers!  If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren’t a good artist, this is the program for you.  Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. So join our Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and share some time with your favorite grown-up!  

Whether or not you joined us for previous classes, this program is for you!  We will be doing different beginner tangles and this class will work equally well for first-timers and those who have a bit more experience.  

For children in grades 3-6 with a participating adult.  Registration is required. Please register all attendees.  Participants will be contacted to pick up supplies a few days before the program.  The Zoom link will be distributed by the morning of September 24. Register online.  Please note: supplies and space are limited. We ask that patrons register only if you are sure you can attend.  Email alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.    

“Longest way round is the shortest way home”: A 4-part Lecture Series on James Joyce’s Ulysses

Saturday, September 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join us as Mark Schenker of Yale College, who presented a series of four talks on Homer’s Odyssey earlier this year, returns to the Wilton Library with a lecture series on James Joyce's Ulysses viewed through the lens of Homer's epic.

See registration link for more details.

Story Time with Miss Amy

Tuesday, September 29, 10:15am - 10:45am

Kids will enjoy a fun story time for children ages 1-4 filled with songs, stories, fingerplays, and movement activities, all of which help develop literacy skills. A new Story Time with Miss Amy will be available on Wilton Library's YouTube channel every Tuesday. Visit our YouTube Channel here. Don’t forget to subscribe! For more details email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Reads - Tales of the Jazz Age Book Giveaway

Thursday, October 1, 10:00am - 6:00pm

To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads 2020 program, we gave away paperback copies of Tales of the Jazz Age to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank in March.  If you missed it, and would still like a copy, we have a limited supply left.  They will be available on a first-come first-served basis at our drive thru window starting October 1st while supplies last.  

Wilton Reads with Judson Scruton: The Bridge - Hart Crane’s Journey Through and Over The Roaring 20s

Thursday, October 1, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us for a 4-week online literature seminar during which Judson Scruton will use Hart Crane's epic masterwork The Bridge as a vehicle for examining the inter-relationships between Crane's poetry and the arts and culture of the 1920s. Poetry packet will be emailed in advance.

No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance online registration required in order to receive the readings and the Zoom session invitation links. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org.

See registration link for more details.

Wilton Reads - Tales of the Jazz Age Book Giveaway

Friday, October 2, 10:00am - 6:00pm

To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads 2020 program, we gave away paperback copies of Tales of the Jazz Age to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank in March.  If you missed it, and would still like a copy, we have a limited supply left.  They will be available on a first-come first-served basis at our drive thru window starting October 1st while supplies last.  

Wilton Reads - Tales of the Jazz Age Book Giveaway

Saturday, October 3, 10:00am - 5:00pm

To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads 2020 program, we gave away paperback copies of Tales of the Jazz Age to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank in March.  If you missed it, and would still like a copy, we have a limited supply left.  They will be available on a first-come first-served basis at our drive thru window starting October 1st while supplies last.  

Virtual Book Club

Saturday, October 3, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Are you looking to find new books to read? Are you looking to connect with other kids during this pandemic? If so, you’re in luck! Join Girl Scout Emily Johnson’s Virtual Book Club! During the first session we will choose the book to read. This book club is open to all students entering grades 4-7, and will meet bi-monthly on Saturdays at 1:00 EST. Sign up below or contact emilyjohnsongoldaward@gmail.com with any questions! 

“Longest way round is the shortest way home”: A 4-part Lecture Series on James Joyce’s Ulysses

Saturday, October 3, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join us as Mark Schenker of Yale College, who presented a series of four talks on Homer’s Odyssey earlier this year, returns to the Wilton Library with a lecture series on James Joyce's Ulysses viewed through the lens of Homer's epic.

See registration link for more details.

Ready Readers Live!

Monday, October 5, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Email contact for questions  aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Chess Club

Tuesday, October 6, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids in Kindergarten through High School are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. Registration is required for each session, no fee. Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Matthew Shirvell is the instructor for this class. Matthew has been playing chess since he was 3 years old and has been teaching chess for over 5 years.  He currently teaches group and private lessons in Ridgefield, Wilton, West Hartford, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Storrs, and countless other towns.  He teaches new learners as well as experienced tournament players.

Matthew has played in and placed in major USCF tournaments including the 24th Annual Bradley Open (2019) and the 48th Annual Continental Open (2018).  His current USCF rating in 1726.  He also is a USCF tournament director who has helped run events such as the 2020 Connecticut State Grade Championships with over 90 participants.

Matthew Shirvell graduated with a degree in Mathematics and English from the University of Connecticut in 2020.

Navigating the College Application Process

Tuesday, October 6, 5:00pm - 6:15pm

The college application process is not difficult, however there are common missteps to avoid. Join college counselor, Priyanka Shingala, as she explains:

- The Different Types of College Applications

- The Applications Cycles: Early Action, Early Decision, Rolling Admissions, and Regular Admissions

- The Do’s & Don’ts of Completing an Application (honors/achievements, activities, recommendations & the “additional information” sections)

 -How to link Naviance to the Common App

Registration required. For High School Seniors, but their parents are welcome to join too. 

Prior to the presentation , all students should:1.  Create a Common App account (link here) so that they can make changes/notes as they go.  2. Have their Naviance login info handy.

A zoom link will be emailed the morning of the session.

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, October 7, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Cortney Davis Reads Her Poetry - I Hear Their Voices Singing

Wednesday, October 7, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join us for a special poetry program as local poet – and nurse – Cortney Davis reads a selection of poems from her newest book I Hear Their Voices Singing. Judson Scruton, whom many of you know from his many poetry seminars at Wilton Library, will moderate the program with commentary and Q&A.

Online registration is required in order to receive the Zoom invitation link and the readings packet. Signed copies of Cortney’s new book will be available for purchase in advance of the program with a portion of the sales proceeds going to the library. Please contact Michael Bellacosa for payment and pick-up details at  mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org

See registration link for more details.

Police Officer Story Time

Thursday, October 8, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children ages 4 and up are invited to join Wilton Police Officers for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required, and we will send you a link to the meeting via email. For questions email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Reads with Judson Scruton: The Bridge - Hart Crane’s Journey Through and Over The Roaring 20s

Thursday, October 8, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us for a 4-week online literature seminar during which Judson Scruton will use Hart Crane's epic masterwork The Bridge as a vehicle for examining the inter-relationships between Crane's poetry and the arts and culture of the 1920s. Poetry packet will be emailed in advance.

No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance online registration required in order to receive the readings and the Zoom session invitation links. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org.

See registration link for more details.

“Longest way round is the shortest way home”: A 4-part Lecture Series on James Joyce’s Ulysses

Saturday, October 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join us as Mark Schenker of Yale College, who presented a series of four talks on Homer’s Odyssey earlier this year, returns to the Wilton Library with a lecture series on James Joyce's Ulysses viewed through the lens of Homer's epic.

See registration link for more details.

Italian Cooking with Sally Maraventano

Tuesday, October 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join Sally Maraventano, chef and founder of Cuciana Casalinga, a home-based Italian cooking school, as she shares her tips and recipes on how to make a simple fall soup and bruschetta. 

Sally studied Italian language and culture at Georgetown University's School of Languages and Linguistics and the University of Florence, Italy.  For more than twenty years, she has been a member of International Association of Culinary Professionals, and teaching "homestyle" Italian cooking in her adult and children's classes.

Online registration required and space limited. An email requiring confirmation will be sent a few days prior to the event and the Zoom link will be sent the morning of the presentation. Questions? Please email slauricella@wiltonlibrary.org.

Virtual Chess Club

Tuesday, October 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids in Kindergarten through High School are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. Registration is required for each session, no fee. Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Matthew Shirvell is the instructor for this class. Matthew has been playing chess since he was 3 years old and has been teaching chess for over 5 years.  He currently teaches group and private lessons in Ridgefield, Wilton, West Hartford, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Storrs, and countless other towns.  He teaches new learners as well as experienced tournament players.

Matthew has played in and placed in major USCF tournaments including the 24th Annual Bradley Open (2019) and the 48th Annual Continental Open (2018).  His current USCF rating in 1726.  He also is a USCF tournament director who has helped run events such as the 2020 Connecticut State Grade Championships with over 90 participants.

Matthew Shirvell graduated with a degree in Mathematics and English from the University of Connecticut in 2020.

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, October 14, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Library Readers: Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Wednesday, October 14, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Beloved, by Toni Morrison this month.  Space limited and registration required.  Must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants a few days before the meeting.

Wilton Library Readers group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June.

Questions?  Please email kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy

Wednesday, October 14, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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+. 

Supplies needed: * White tile (3.5" square), Micron 01 Black Pen or Micron PN Black Pen, Mini Graphite Pencil, & Tortillon. -- OR -- * Use what you have from home -- Heavyweight paper cut into a 4x4" square, a fine point black pen (not ballpoint), a soft pencil and smudging tool (or a rolled up pointed cone of soft paper or your fingers).

See registration link for more details.

Wilton Reads with Judson Scruton: The Bridge - Hart Crane’s Journey Through and Over The Roaring 20s

Thursday, October 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us for a 4-week online literature seminar during which Judson Scruton will use Hart Crane's epic masterwork The Bridge as a vehicle for examining the inter-relationships between Crane's poetry and the arts and culture of the 1920s. Poetry packet will be emailed in advance.

No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance online registration required in order to receive the readings and the Zoom session invitation links. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org.

See registration link for more details.

Online Medicare Bootcamp

Thursday, October 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ever wonder how to sign up for Medicare, when you are eligible, or what your options are? Please join us for an online community conversation which will provide information for those who will be signing up for Medicare in the near future.

No charge. Online registration required in order to receive the Zoom invitation link. Questions: mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org.

Learn the "ins and outs" of Medicare enrollment and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly. There will be a brief presentation by Nancy Lombard Long-Term Options Specialist and CHOICES counselor for the Southwest CT Agency on Aging.  And, most important, please bring questions of your own.

CT Poetry Society Workshop - Online Zoom Meeting

Friday, October 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us online for the next CT Poetry Society workshop using Zoom. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ray Rauth at rayrauth@optonline.net. He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees.

No charge but online registration is required. We will email you an invitation link shortly before the event.

“Longest way round is the shortest way home”: A 4-part Lecture Series on James Joyce’s Ulysses

Saturday, October 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join us as Mark Schenker of Yale College, who presented a series of four talks on Homer’s Odyssey earlier this year, returns to the Wilton Library with a lecture series on James Joyce's Ulysses viewed through the lens of Homer's epic.

See registration link for more details.

Stitch Time for Knitters & Crocheters on Zoom

Monday, October 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Drop-in Zoom session for crafters of all skill levels. Show off your latest creation, seek advice, and chat about anything while working on your own projects. Registration is required. Once you are registered, we'll email you the Zoom link. Please feel free to email cbenjamin@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.  

Ready Readers Live!

Monday, October 19, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Email contact for questions  aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

College Q&A with Matthew Greene

Monday, October 19, 7:00pm - 7:45pm

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. Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants the morning of the event.  Questions? Please email slauricella@wiltonlibrary.org.

Virtual Chess Club

Tuesday, October 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids in Kindergarten through High School are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. Registration is required for each session, no fee. Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Matthew Shirvell is the instructor for this class. Matthew has been playing chess since he was 3 years old and has been teaching chess for over 5 years.  He currently teaches group and private lessons in Ridgefield, Wilton, West Hartford, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Storrs, and countless other towns.  He teaches new learners as well as experienced tournament players.

Matthew has played in and placed in major USCF tournaments including the 24th Annual Bradley Open (2019) and the 48th Annual Continental Open (2018).  His current USCF rating in 1726.  He also is a USCF tournament director who has helped run events such as the 2020 Connecticut State Grade Championships with over 90 participants.

Matthew Shirvell graduated with a degree in Mathematics and English from the University of Connecticut in 2020.

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, October 21, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Are You Prepared? Social Security Strategies To Maximize Benefits & Your Retirement

Wednesday, October 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Retirement is one of the most important life events many of us will ever experience. When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make in context of planning your retirement. This is a great opportunity to learn KEY CONCEPTS you need to know BEFORE applying for Social Security. Depending on your age, Social Security filing strategies may boost lifetime benefits and increase retirement income by tens of thousands. Always consider Social Security payout as a component of your retirement plan.

You will learn about:

See registration link for more details.

Are You Prepared? Social Security Strategies To Maximize Benefits & Your Retirement

Wednesday, October 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Retirement is one of the most important life events many of us will ever experience. When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make in context of planning your retirement. This is a great opportunity to learn KEY CONCEPTS you need to know BEFORE applying for Social Security. Depending on your age, Social Security filing strategies may boost lifetime benefits and increase retirement income by tens of thousands. Always consider Social Security payout as a component of your retirement plan.

You will learn about:

See registration link for more details.

Wilton Reads with Judson Scruton: The Bridge - Hart Crane’s Journey Through and Over The Roaring 20s

Thursday, October 22, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us for a 4-week online literature seminar during which Judson Scruton will use Hart Crane's epic masterwork The Bridge as a vehicle for examining the inter-relationships between Crane's poetry and the arts and culture of the 1920s. Poetry packet will be emailed in advance.

No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance online registration required in order to receive the readings and the Zoom session invitation links. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org.

See registration link for more details.

More Zooming Child-Adult Zentangle Fun

Thursday, October 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Calling all artists and doodlers!  If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren’t a good artist, this is the program for you.  Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. So join us and share some time with your favorite grown-up!  

Whether or not you joined us for previous classes, this program is for you!  We will be doing different beginner tangles and this class will work equally well for first-timers and those who have a bit more experience.  

For children in grades 3-6 with a participating adult.  Registration is required. Please register all attendees.  Participants will be contacted to pick up supplies a few days before the program.  The Zoom link will be distributed by the morning of October 22. Register online.  Please note: supplies and space are limited. We ask that patrons register only if you are sure you can attend.  Email alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.    

Draw Some Monsters!

Saturday, October 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Just in time for Halloween kids in Grades 3 to 5 can participate in drawing some Classic

Monsters! Rick Stromoski who visited in the Summer with his very successful Cartooning program, will be returning with this virtual program. Draw creatures like the Wolfman, Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster with Rick! Registration required, this is a Zoom program so the link for the program will be sent in the morning to registrants. Kids should have a large pile of paper and a drawing utensil.For Children in Grades 3 to 5, Registration required. Questions email lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Ready Readers Live!

Monday, October 26, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Email contact for questions  aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Firefighter Story Time Live

Tuesday, October 27, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children ages 4 and up are invited to join Wilton Fire Fighters for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required, and we will send you a link to the meeting via email. For questions email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Chess Club

Tuesday, October 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids in Kindergarten through High School are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. Registration is required for each session, no fee. Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Matthew Shirvell is the instructor for this class. Matthew has been playing chess since he was 3 years old and has been teaching chess for over 5 years.  He currently teaches group and private lessons in Ridgefield, Wilton, West Hartford, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Storrs, and countless other towns.  He teaches new learners as well as experienced tournament players.

Matthew has played in and placed in major USCF tournaments including the 24th Annual Bradley Open (2019) and the 48th Annual Continental Open (2018).  His current USCF rating in 1726.  He also is a USCF tournament director who has helped run events such as the 2020 Connecticut State Grade Championships with over 90 participants.

Matthew Shirvell graduated with a degree in Mathematics and English from the University of Connecticut in 2020.

The Cookbook Connection: A Virtual Recipe Swap

Tuesday, October 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Test out a new recipe or dig up an old favorite and then create something yummy to virtually “show and tell” with the group or just come for the chat. Then grab a drink, join us on Zoom and share your family recipe or let us know what Cookbook you found it in or where you get your menu inspirations. For this meeting, let’s explore soup! 

Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants prior to the day of session. Questions? Please email slauricella@wiltonlibrary.org.

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, October 28, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Reads - Book Discussion - Tales of the Jazz Age

Wednesday, October 28, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar as we discuss Wilton Library's Wilton Reads 2020 selection, Tales of the Jazz Age, by F. Scott Fitzgerald via Zoom.  Feel free to munch your lunch as we travel back to the Jazz Age!

Registered participants will receive the Zoom link before the program.

Questions?  Please contact Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Reads - F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Jazz Age with Mark Schenker

Saturday, October 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mark J. Schenker of Yale College will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and work in the 1920s—a period he both depicted in his fiction and came to represent in his personal life—through the lens of Tales of the Jazz Age (1922). This program is part of Wilton Reads 2020.

Online registration required in order to receive a Zoom invitation.

See registration link for more details.

Ready Readers Live!

Monday, November 2, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Email contact for questions  aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Reads - Book Discussion - Tales of the Jazz Age

Tuesday, November 3, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar for an evening discussion of Wilton Library's Wilton Reads 2020 selection, Tales of the Jazz Age, by F. Scott Fitzgerald via Zoom.    Feel free to sip the beverage of your choice from the comfort of your home as we travel back to the Jazz Age!

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants before the program.

Questions?  Please contact Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Reads - Jazz, Classical Music, and the 'Third Stream' with Gil Harel

Thursday, November 5, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

It is occasionally supposed that "jazz" and "classical music" are genres that bear little in common, appealing to different audiences and serving different purposes. And yet, jazz musicians have historically found inspiration in the classical world, and many traditional western art music composers were in turn deeply influenced by the sounds of jazz.

During this online program, Professor Gil Harel will discuss the cross-pollination that occurred between these idioms in the early 20th century, casting a spotlight on composers ranging from Paul Whiteman to George Gershwin, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and Dave Brubeck's mentor Darius Milhaud.

See registration link for more details.

Wilton Reads - Airborne Jazz

Saturday, November 7, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Kids and families are invited to this exciting jazz concert as part of Wilton Library's Wilton Reads 2020. The Airborne Jazz Trio will share their energetic, contemporary jazz as well as educate about jazz as a musical art form. Airborne is a multi-cultural Contemporary Jazz group based from New Haven, CT USA. Formed in the 1980’s these veterans of jazz celebrate years of recordings, jazz festivals, concerts, and clubs. The members have toured across the World. Airborne has many award winning and chart topping CD's and has received worldwide airplay and international acclaim. Airborne was awarded a Merit of Honor by the World Peace Organization for Excellence in World Music and as Humanitarians. 

This concert will be performed via Zoom.  Registration is required, Zoom link will be emailed shortly before the start of the program. For details, email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Library Readers: Maggie Brown and Others, by Peter Orner

Wednesday, November 11, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Maggie Brown and Others, by Peter Orner this month.  Space limited and registration required.  Must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants a few days before the meeting.

Wilton Library Readers group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June.

Questions?  Please email kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.