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Wilton alum exhibits photos

Wilton Library’s September art exhibition showcases Wilton High alum Andy Romer, who will be featuring more than 50 of his photographs in his show, Andy Romer: Photographs that opens with a reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A 2012 graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, his pieces will be based on his course work projects and areas that have interested him in his growing career, including technology and techniques. The exhibition runs through Sept. 28. A majority of the photos are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The reception is open to the public.

Green speaker series

Jim Motavalli, author, freelance journalist and radio personality, visits the library on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 4:30 to 6 to discuss his latest book, High Voltage, The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry. The book takes a close look at the highly competitive race to get electric cars to the marketplace, the people who are making a difference and how the industry is being transformed as a result. Registration is recommended for this talk, which is the first in a series sponsored by Wilton Go Green and the library. The next talk is Nov. 18 with Doug McDonald, owner of the first Passivhaus in the country. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books in New Canaan.

Safety lesson

A one-hour Hands Only CPR-2 Steps to Save a Life course is offered on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and co-sponsored by the Wilton Ambulance Corps and Wilton Library. The free course is for Wilton residents or people working in Wilton-based businesses who are 18 years or older and in good enough condition to do compressions while on one’s knees. There is no charge. Registration is required. Check-in for the class begins at 7 with the course starting promptly at 7:30.

Wilton Library book group convenes

The fall season begins for the Wilton Library Readers with a discussion of the classic tale, The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Susan Boyar, a professional book group facilitator, leads the discussion. Participants are reminded to bring their lunches; the library will provide beverages. For additional book titles and dates, visit and click on the Wilton Library Readers link. Registration is recommended.

A new wing takes flight

Joan Macy Kaskell, a lecturer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visits the library on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss On the Wing: The Met’s New Paintings Galleries. The talk is part of the Adair Burlingham Memorial Lecture Series which was created to commemorate the life of Adair Burlingham, wife of Charles Burlingham, who is president of Weir Farm Art Center and the grandson of Julian Alden Weir, the American Impressionist painter for whom Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center are named. The program is sponsored by the two Weir entities and presented by the library. Register online, by phone or in person for the lecture. Next Wednesday, Sept. 19, a bus trip to the Met is planned to see the $100 million expansion with a visit to the American Paintings Galleries. The trip is $62 ($55 for seniors) per person for museum admission, a one-hour tour and transportation. Lunch is available at any one of the museum’s dining venues and is not included in the trip. Registration is by phone or in person by Sept. 13.

Wilton Reads gearing up giveaway

This fall, the library and the community come together for Wilton Reads to read and reflect on The Buddha in the Attic, a novel by author Julie Otsuka. From Booklist... “This lyrically distilled and caustically ironic story of exile, effort and hate is entrancing, appalling and heartbreakingly beautiful.” The author visits the library on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4. Leading up to the visit, the library is giving away 100 free books on Thursday, Sept. 13 beginning at 10 a.m. until the supply runs out, thanks to the Grodin Family of Fine Writers Fund. Book discussion groups take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3 with Susan Boyar at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. with Joanna Ecke. Registration is recommended for all of the programs.

Parenting help for ADHD

Licensed psychologist Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D. hosts Top Ten Parenting Tips for Parents of Kids with ADHD on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program is an overview of ADHD and provides tools, tips and strategies for helping children thrive with the diagnosis. The program is designed for those seeking information to understand ADHD and for those who have been dealing with it for some time. Registration is highly recommended.

Other noteworthy programs

ESL Registration and Placement Testing, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 9:30 to 11 a.m., no registration; Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6 to 8 p.m.

To register for these or any other programs, visit and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult and teen programs and ext. 217 for children’s activities.