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Books and pups

The library’s Tales to Tails program is this Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 to noon for children who are independent readers. Therapy guide dogs from ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) sit peacefully while children practice reading aloud to them. This quiet time with the animals gives the children time to develop their reading skills in a gentle environment. There is no fee for the program, however registration is required.

Art exhibition

An arts festival will be held this fall in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Western Connecticut State University. Part of the celebration will be the showing of “Reflections,” a collaborative installation by the artist Susan Haire and the composer Stephen Dydo. Art and music lovers will have a chance to preview their work at this month’s Weir Farm Artist in Residence exhibition and reception at the library on Monday, Aug. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The two creative people have been putting the finishing touches on their work at Weir Farm. This has been a cumulative process over the past five years, including the showing of “Reflections” at Peterborough Cathedral in the United Kingdom this spring. The reception is co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. There is no charge. Registration is suggested.

Babies and books

Babies under 12 months of age and their parents can attend their very own First Saturday Books for Babies on Sept. 1, from 9:30 to 10 before the library opens. This is a special time where the little ones can sing, play and hear gentle stories geared just for them. It is also a perfect time for new parents, including dads, to meet other parents in the area. Registration is suggested.

Final days of summer show

As the summer draws to a close, so does the library’s 68th annual Summer Show art exhibition. People who have put off coming to the library to see the talents of their friends and neighbors are reminded that just a few days remain since the show closes on Aug. 30. The majority of the artwork is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. People are invited to enjoy the viewing in a cool environment as the temperatures continue to soar.

To register for any of the programs mentioned above, visit and click on Events, or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs and ext. 217 for children’s activities.