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Past Event Recordings

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Poetry in Motion 2017:But Wait, There's More!

Poetry in Motion— But Wait, There’s More! is a poetry and arts event created by teens in grades 7 through 12.

Watch the event on Vimeo.

WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: Solarize Wilton

The Town of Wilton has been selected to be part of a special State-Town sponsored program called Solarize ConnecticutSM. Starting this January, Solarize Wilton will offer a discounted solar group-purchasing program with a preselected solar installer to all Wilton residents. This Green Speaker talk was co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green, Wilton Energy Conservation Commission and Wilton Library.

Watch the event on Vimeo.

WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: The Great Healthy Yard Project with Dr. Diane Lewis

The chemicals that we are putting in our yards are now in every stream, river, and lake, and half of our well water. Learn how these chemicals get from our yards to our taps, what they do to us and how, and learn ways to fix the problem.  Diane Lewis, M.D. is the founder of the nonprofit organization the Great Healthy Yard Project and author of the book by the same name. A nephrologist and consultant in environmental health, she is a one-time organic farmer in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks

Watch the talk on Vimeo.

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: And Who is My Neighbor?

The Wilton Clergy, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library invite you to a four-part lecture series: 'And Who Is My Neighbor? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and ConflictThe lectures featured guest speakers who addressed the question of how civility and compassion can repair and transform community life, especially when diversity, differences of opinion, polarization or even hostile conflict appear in our midst.

Lecture 1: Professor Sarah Azaransky
Lecture 2: Kevin Meehan, Colleen Fawcett, Dr. Charles Smith>

Author Talk: Philippa Gregory - The King's Curse

August 13, 2014 #1 New York Times Bestselling author Philippa Gregory visits Wilton Library to discuss her latest novel, The King’s Curse, the next volume of the Cousins’ War series. The Starz Network show, The White Queen, is based on these works.  Watch the talk on Vimeo.

Author Talk:
Wally Lamb - We Are Water

August 13, 2014
Wally Lamb visited Wilton Library to discuss his book, We Are Water, a layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection.  Watch the talk on Vimeo.

A Conversation with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli

May 22, 2014
Wilton Library presents a conversation with Wilton's own Donald Verrilli, Jr.  Verrilli is the 46th Solicitor General of the United States, in conversation with Michael Kaelin, Principal in the Litigation Group at Cummings & Lockwood and President of the Board of Trustees of Wilton Library.  Watch the talk on Vimeo.

Author Talk: Elizabeth Strout – The Burgess Boys

April 10, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout visited Wilton Library to discuss her popular book, The Burgess Boys. Ms. Strout was interviewed by book discussion leader Susan Boyar.Watch her talk on Vimeo.

WLA/Wilton Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series: Health Care Reform and You

Nov. 19, 2013.
Systems expert Randi Oster brings her expertise to the area of Health Care Reform. Watch her talk on Vimeo.

Number 1 New York Times bestselling author, Nelson DeMille, came to Wilton Library to discuss The Quest, a suspenseful, romantic heart-pounding adventure. Watch the talk on Vimeo.
Through the generosity of an anonymous donor we are once again able to present Mark Schenker, Yale College Dean of Academic Affairs. In two unique lectures on the relevance of the great Victorian novels to today's readers,  Schenker examines the social and psychological issues that confronted the Victorians and that continue to engage us in the 21st century.  These include class and gender, social responsibility and personal freedom, and the religious sensibility in an increasingly secular age. September 21:  novels of the early Victorian period (1837-1870), especially those by Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, and Emily Brontë Due to technical difficulties the October 5 lecture is not available online. Watch the talk on Vimeo.

A Star Spangled Nation: The War of 1812

A collaboration between the Wilton Historical Society and Wilton Library

Causes and Impact of the War
Matthew Warshauer

The War Connecticut Hated
Walter Woodward

Naval Power & the Lasting Effects of the War
Glenn Gordinier

 New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb spoke at Wilton Library on Friday, January 18, 2013, discussing her latest book, Ten Years Later.
Through the generosity of an anonymous donor we are once again able to present Mark Schenker, Yale College Dean of Academic Affairs. In three lectures on American fiction, Dr. Schenker considers how the geographical and cultural aspects of Northern New England, the Deep South, and the American West enrich and complicate our national identity.

Watch on Vimeo:

Sept 15 Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs

Sept 29 William Faulkner, Absalom! Absalom!

Oct 6: Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

Cheryl Strayed spoke at Wilton Library, discussing  her latest book,Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar.August 3rd, 2012.
State of Wonder Ann Patchett discussed her latest work, State of Wonder. Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Matters of the Heart: A Forum on Women and Heart DiseaseTuesday, February 7, 2012

Mark Schenker PhD


Saturday, October 1, 2011


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bridging the Gap

Poetry In Motion : Bridging the Gap


Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, 2011


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