Library And Schools To Explore Racism For Wilton Reads 2021

Jessica Wong

WILTON, CT — Wilton Library and Wilton School District will explore racism for the 2021 edition of the annual community-wide reading program, Wilton Reads.

The library will again be collaborating with the Wilton School District to facilitate discussions and conversations throughout the community on all levels.

At the recent Board of Education meeting, Elaine Tai-Lauria, executive director of Wilton
Library, and Fran Kompar, director of Digital Learning, Wilton Public Schools, announced the
topic for Wilton Reads 2021. The library’s selection is “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir,”
by Natasha Trethewey.

Tai-Lauria credited Lauren McLaughlin, assistant director of Patron Services, for the

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‘Same but Different’: Vermont dancers explore race and more | Vermont Arts

Jessica Wong

BURLINGTON — “Same but Different” is a collaboration of Vermont dancer-choreographers Christal Brown and Lida Winfield, exploring their similarities and differences in a cultural commentary on race, age and gender.

The Flynn presents “Same but Different,” a pre-recorded dance performance created and performed by Winfield and CBrown, online at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, remaining available through Feb. 6. Brown and Winfield will hold a live post-show discussion that is open to all viewers on opening night.

Winfield grew up in the North, Brown grew up in the South, they grew up inhabiting small towns. Winfield is Caucasian, Brown is

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Explore More: 4 events this weekend in Routt County

Jessica Wong

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Explore a mix of in-person and virtual events happening this weekend in Routt County.

 

 



Foreign Film Series/Películas en Español: ‘Neruda’

Available until 11:59 a.m. Jan. 27

Virtual, steamboatlibrary.org/events/neruda



Bud Werner Memorial Library continues its foreign film series with a focus on Spanish-language film. “Neruda,” directed by award-winning filmmaker Pablo Larrain, takes place in Chile and follows Pablo Neruda, a poet and political figure, as he avoids police. The film screens in Spanish with English subtitles and is for those 18 and older. Stream the 108-minute film on Kanopy for free with a library card.

 



Iconic Steamboat Walking

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Three ways to explore wine in 2021, despite the pandemic

Jessica Wong

As we begin the new year grappling with a continued set of restrictions, here’s the upside: We can still seek out inventive adventures with wine. Here are three wine experiences to explore in 2021.

1. Take a hike with top-rated wine in a can.

The Maker, 2019 Mendocino, CA Viognier surprised the judges in last year’s North Coast Wine Challenge when it snagged a gold medal with a 96-point rating. Sarah Hoffman and Kendra Kawala, the co-founders of Maker, are two upstart millennials who are raising the bar for wine in cans. The motto on Maker’s website, makerwine.com, is “Under-the-radar

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Explore The ‘Tension And Zip’ Of Sonoma County Sparkling Wine

Jessica Wong

It’s impossible to dwell on North American wines without being drawn to Sonoma County. A region with no shortage of excellent viticulture and adjacent hospitality, it’s one of the first spots most people consider when they think of wine country.

When it comes to wine-related diversity, there’s no disappointment in Sonoma County. Over 60 grape varieties are cultivated in the region’s 18 official appellations. Look to the earth and discover the legend claiming that Sonoma County has more soil variation than the whole country of France. The area

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