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Color and form inform art exhibition

Three talented artists showcase their sense of color and form in “Geometry, Line & Color,” opening Friday, Jan. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The artists, Toby Michaels of Westport, Phyllis Clamage of Stratford and Sandra Meager of Rowayton feature their diverse talents, use of geometry and color, and choices of media. A majority of the artworks will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The exhibition runs through Tuesday, Jan. 29. The reception is open to the public.

Old favorites concert

The library and Stay at Home in Wilton present “The Great American Songbook Concert” featuring Dr. Joe Utterback on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The concert is free and a reception follows the concert. Melodies from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s will resonate from the Brubeck Room during this entertaining concert. Registration is recommended especially during winter months when weather becomes an issue.

Area author is from Wilton

This month’s Area Author Affair highlights Elissa Grodin, a Wilton resident on Monday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. Physics Can Be Fatal is her first adult novel, having previously written seven children’s books. This is her first “stab” at the genre of her favorite authors — writers of the Golden Age of Mystery from the ’20s and ’30s. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is recommended.

Parenting book series

Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD coach and mother of three boys, presents this month’s book on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 10:30 to noon.   January’s book is Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by Hal Edward Runkel. Dr. Bauerfeld reviews books and presents them to parents to help in handling children at different ages and stages.  There is no charge for the program. Registration is highly recommended. The program is co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Parent Connection, Wilton Library and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. The last date in the series is March 12.

Breast cancer survivors group

The monthly support group for the Breast Cancer Survival Center gets together on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is encouraged on the library’s website or by calling the library. For information please call Nina Marino at 203-857-7304 or visit breastcancersurvival.org.

Constitution revisited

The Wilton League of Women Voters and Wilton Library welcome Akhil Reed Amar, Professor of law and political science at Yale to the library on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Prof. Amar will discuss his latest book, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By, which was recently listed by the Washington Post as one of the 50 most notable nonfiction books of 2012. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the talk and Prof. Amar will donate a number of books. There is no charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration is highly recommended.

Library readers gather

The January session of the Wilton Library Readers gets together on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from noon to 1:30 to discuss Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. The group is led by professional book group facilitator Susan Boyar and meets the second Wednesday of each month. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch; the library provides beverages. Registration is suggested, especially during the winter months. For additional dates and title selections, visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Wilton Library Readers in the Quick Link section of the homepage.

Children’s programs this week: Guitar Guy, The Lounge, Jack Frost and Fairy Doll Workshop and Winter Story Times. To register for library programs, visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult and teen programs, or ext. 217 for children’s programs.