Wilton Library Lines: Founding Mother, story time, poetry

Lesley Keogh, a Wilton Library staff member, will channel her inner Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a founding mother of the women's suffrage movement in a program titled: "Visit with Elizabeth Cady Stanton," March 12, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Lesley Keogh, a Wilton Library staff member, will channel her inner Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a founding mother of the women’s suffrage movement in a program titled: “Visit with Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” March 12, from 4 to 5 p.m.

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Founding Mother

In honor of Women’s History Month, the library’s children’s library presents a program titled: “Visit with Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” March 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. The program, which is being held virtually, is open to all ages from tots to seniors. Stanton, who is one of the founding mothers of the women’s suffrage movement, will tell her story, and answer questions from the audience. The children who attend, may be surprised to see that their own Children’s Library Assistant, Lesley Keogh, is portraying the life of Stanton. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Questions may be emailed to lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org.

Free books for teens

In support of Wilton Reads 2021, the library is offering teens in the eighth grade through the 12th grade, a limited number of free copies of the book titled: “The Black Friend: On Being A Better White Person,” by Frederick Joseph, a writer, and the author of the book. Teens can pick up their complimentary copy at the library’s drive-thru window on Godfrey Place in the town beginning March 15, from 3 to 6 p.m., and every afternoon through March 19, while supplies last. The staff of the library gives many thanks to Kim Healy, and Michael Healy, residents of the town, for sponsoring this initiative. Call the library’s teen services at 203-762-6342 or email teen@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.

Help with divorce process

“Divorce 101,” March 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. is an informative online session that covers the main issues one needs to understand and handle in the divorce process. Whether an individual is contemplating a separation, or divorce or are in the midst of negotiating a settlement, divorce financial planning can be critical in helping to ensure these, and other important considerations are adequately addressed. Hollis Hardiman, a certified divorce financial analyst, (CDFA), with Price Financial Group, a financial consultant company, firmly believes in building a support team of divorce professionals including attorneys, mediators and therapists that can help her clients make the best decisions during the emotional times. There is no charge for this event. Online registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation link. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register.

Police on the move

“Police Officer Story Time Live!” has moved. The new date is March 18, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2-years-old, and up won’t want to miss out on one of their favorite story times. They will have a chance to see one of Wilton’s finest in this interactive story time on Zoom. March 23, the firefighters become into the mix with “Firefighter Story Time Live!,” from 10 to 10:30 a.m. An account must be set up with Zoom. Registration for both programs is required in order to receive the emails with the Zoom links prior to the programs. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Email Children’s Library Manager Andrea Szabo at aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.

Original poetry enjoyed

This month’s, March’s, “CT Poetry Society Workshop” takes place March 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon using Zoom. This group of enthusiastic poets gathers together monthly to hear each other’s original poetry. Each poet is asked to share their original poetry by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ray Rauth, a Weston, Conn. resident at rayrauth@optonline.net. Rauth will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session. To facilitate the discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. There is no charge for the event, but online registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register.

Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for information, and to register for any of the library’s virtual programming, for information about the library’s Digital Library or any of the library’s databases. For those residents of the town who are needing a library card to access the Digital Library, call 203-762-6334. If anyone has questions about accessing, or using the Digital Library, email techref@wiltonlibrary.org.