Yale Center for British Art docents offer hour-long, live-stream tours of the Center’s collections as part of the Skype-a-Docent series at the Fairfield Public Library. Skype-a-Docent is an extension of the Fairfield Library’s Homebound Service that delivers Library books and other materials to residents, and has for over 20 years. Many seniors frequent Library programs from literary lectures to Affordable Care Act information sessions. The Library is a hub for people to gather and continue with lifelong learning. The Skype-a-Docent program attracts seniors and others interested in continuing with learning and cultural enrichment without having to leave Fairfield. Now the library is able to “deliver” tours of cultural interest to seniors and others who may not be able to travel out of town. Skype-a-Docent tours are also offered by the Library at several senior living facilities in town.
On December 1, docents visited the Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, CT. They were warmly welcomed and introduced to the LWL by Susan Walker, Head of Public Services and looked at the special exhibition, “Prospects of Empire: Slavery and Ecology in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain,” with Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Walpole.