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Author virtual tour, gifts, college


Award-winning author and astronomer Emily Levesque will speak about her book “The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy’s Vanishing Explorers” on Thursday, January 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. The Last Stargazers is a popular science article intended for anyone spellbound by the night sky. Stargazing is a quest that continues to fascinate us: from Copernicus to Carl Sagan, astronomers throughout history have spent their lives trying to answer the universe’s biggest questions. Astronomer Emily Levesque shares the stories of modern day astronomers, people willing to venture to the tops of high mountains and to some of the most remote corners of the planet, all in the name of science. “The Last Stargazers” is a love letter to astronomy and an affirmation of the crucial role humans can and must play in the future of scientific discovery. Emily Levesque is professor of astronomy at the University of Washington in Seattle. Levesque will speak with Shannon Calvert, President of the Westport Astronomical Society. Registration is compulsory. An email link will be provided to all registrants a few days before the event. Go to elmstreetbooks.com to order a pocket edition of “The Last Stargazers”. A portion of the profits are donated to the Wilton Library. The media sponsor of our author conferences is GOOD Morning Wilton. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org.

End-of-year gifts at the library

There is still time to make a 100% deductible donation to the Wilton Library Association by Friday December 31st. The Wilton Library is not a fully tax-funded municipal library. We rely on donations from the public to fund all of the resources, programs and services we provide. It is easy to donate online by visiting the library website at www.wiltonlibrary.org/, Where www.wiltonlibrary.org/donate. We truly appreciate all gifts, big and small, and they have an immediate impact on our library and the community. Thank you for your generosity and your support.

Anecdotes for teens

January 4th is National Trivia Day and teens are invited to randomly show off their knowledge in the “Teen Trivia Contest” via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 4 from 4 pm to 5 pm. Teens in grades 6 through 12 will compete in an online quiz game using the Kahoot platform and there will be prizes for the top quiz masters. Registration is compulsory. All participants will receive a Zoom invitation link no later than the morning of the program. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Magic show for children

Children will be delighted with “Magic with Will DeBernardis” on Friday, January 7, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Kindergarten children and up are invited to a magic show featuring Wilton’s Will DeBernardis. Will has been practicing magic since he was in first grade. It will offer a breathtaking interactive show that will delight the public. Registration required. Email Wilton Library Staff Member Lesley Keough at [email protected] with questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org record.

Teen Library Council meets

Teens in Grades 6 through 12 who want to get more involved in the library are invited to the first Teen Library Council TLC meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 11, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. All Teens de Wilton are welcome. Benefits include: helping librarians choose adolescent material, brainstorming ideas for adolescent programs, gaining experience working in a leadership role, and helping the community through service projects. Each meeting will consist of a small group activity and a discussion of upcoming events. The group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Brubeck Room and members are requested to attend all meetings. Registration is required and submitting a TLC request prior to the first meeting is recommended. Contact Teen Services at 203-762-6342 for any questions. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Group of books online

The Wilton Library Readers Lunchtime Book Discussion Series meets Wednesday, January 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom. This month, Susan Boyar, the group’s professional book chat host, discusses WEB Du Bois’s love songs by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers. Registration is required in advance in order to receive the Zoom invitation link. The link will be sent prior to the meeting by Karen Zeibak, Library Outreach Officer. Wilton Library Readers meets the second Wednesday of each month until June. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register and for more information.

Help with the chronology of the college

High school students have a lot of questions when they start to think about college. When should they start visiting colleges? How many AP exams do they have to take? How do they start looking for schools? What about SATs and ACTs? The library’s program “The College Timeline: What To Do When with Priyanka Shingala” is designed to help you. On Wednesday, January 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Priyanka Shingala, Test Preparation Advisor and Academic Advisor at Let’s Talk College, will host a discussion in the Brubeck Room of the library to share her advice and provide a timeline for the ninth grade. year to Grade 12 years. The program is designed for eighth grade high school students and their parents. Places are limited, please register. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org record.

The library will be closed on Friday December 31 for New Years Eve and Saturday January 1 for New Years Day. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for more information and to sign up for any virtual library programming, for information about the library’s digital library or one of the library’s databases. For Wilton residents who need a library card to access the digital library, call 203-762-6334. If anyone has any questions about accessing or using the digital library, send an email to [email protected]