Fall book sale fund-raiser
The Tots to Teens Book Sale fund-raiser gets underway this weekend, Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23 with gently used to like-new items for children of all ages. On Friday, the sale runs from noon to 6, Saturday, from 10 to 5, and Sunday, from 1 to 5. All items are bargain priced, with items half-off on Sunday. The book sale represents all categories for kids, from board and picture books to young adult novels, including fantasy and science fiction. DVDs, music CDs, books on tape and CDs are also on sale. All proceeds benefit the library.
As the leaves start to change to their brilliant fall colors, it is time for Drop-in Fall Crafts for kids on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 to 5. Kids can make a craft to take home, and then shop with parents and caregivers at the Tots to Teens book sale. There is no fee or registration. The craft program is made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Early reading fun
The Good Reads, Great Kids book group gets together for the first time this fall on Monday, Sept. 24, at a new time from 4 to 4:45 p.m. This reading group for children in grades two and three and their parents will discuss a book as a group in this monthly club. In addition to chatting about personal selections, the group will discuss My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Gannett. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made. Registration is required. The program is sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.
Lisa Sanders is September’s Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence who will be having her exhibition and reception at the library on Monday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Lisa uses sculpted form to express complex experiences. According to the artist, her “sculptures embody personal emotional and corporeal memories of lived experiences filtered through sentiment and anxiety.” She graduated with a master of fine arts from the New York Studio School in 2011. There is no charge for the program. Registration is suggested.
The first fall gathering of the Senior Center Book Discussion group gets together on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11 to noon, with a talk about The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck. Ms. Gluck, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2003-2004, won the Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris in 1993. The discussion will be moderated by Judson Scruton, who will also be holding a poetry seminar at the library in November. Participants are asked to call the senior center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. The group meets at the Comstock Community Center at 180 School Road.
Teens in grades eight through 12 can now have a say about what they see in Wilton with the photojournalism project, Wilton, My Take, beginning on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 6. Through the program, students will document their “take” on the town of Wilton through writing and photography. During sessions with creative professionals and walks through the town of Wilton, students will explore the built environment. The project will culminate with an exhibit in the main gallery of the library during the month of February 2013. There are a series of dates that include excursions around town, writing, editing and framing workshops that lead up to the exhibition reception. Participating students must have their own cameras and commit to all of the sessions. The full schedule can be found on the library’s website. The fee is $40 per student to offset the cost of framing. The program is sponsored in part by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Students wishing to register may contact Meg Fuentes at 203-762-3950, ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies night out
The 13th Annual Ladies’ Soirée fund-raiser takes place on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9. This is a fun night out for ladies to gather together to enjoy each others’ company, taste some delicious hors d’oeuvres, bid on wonderful silent auction items all for a very good community cause — the Wilton Library. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at the circulation desk or online. Please note that the library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday night for the event.
Reminder: The library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 in preparation for the Ladies’ Soirée. To register for any of the programs mentioned above, please visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult and teen programs and ext. 217 for children’s activities.