Author visits for Wilton Reads

The ninth installment of Wilton Reads, the communitywide reading program, culminates with the author Attica Locke visiting Wilton Library on Friday, Sept. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. Her second novel, The Cutting Season, was chosen as the Wilton Reads book, as it brings up issues of slavery, race, class, the law, family and love.

Keeping identities safe

Wilton Library is sponsoring a Shredding Day that benefits the community as well as the library on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 to noon. City Confidential, a division of City Carting, is generously donating the truck and the operator; therefore, all proceeds will benefit the library.

Oboe duo performs

Oboe Duo Agosto is the opening performance for Wilton Library’s Connecticut’s Own Sunday Concert Series beginning Sept. 29, from 4 to 5. Oboists Ling-Fei Kang and Charles Huang willpresent music inspired by poems, folk tales, folk songs, myths and fables from all over the world. Pieces by composers Vaughan Williams, Dorati, Pixiguinha and others will be performed. Registration is highly recommended.

Kids take stock

Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to join the library’s Stock Market Game for Teens, beginning Monday, Sept. 30, through Monday, Dec. 2. Kids in teams of two or more will receive $100,000 in virtual cash to build a portfolio, do research, evaluate stocks, trade common stocks and mutual funds and more. Registration is required.

Local author returns

Author Mark Rubinstein returns to the library for an Area Author Affair on Monday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. Mark’s latest novel, Love Gone Mad, will be featured during this visit, with books available for purchase and signing.

Book group for parenting

Susan Bauerfeld returns for her Parenting Book Series on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 10:30 to noon. Dr. Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist, reviews parenting books selected for their soundness and relevance to the community. Her October book is How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough.

Ladies gather to benefit library

The library’s 14th annual Ladies’ Soirée is set for Thursday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 9. The event benefits the library and provides a fun night out for ladies. With delicious hors d’oeuvres from Bon Appetit Café and music by the Darren Litzie Trio, the night is designed for spending quality time with old friends and meeting new ones, and purchasing wonderful silent auction items in support of the library. The $50 tickets are available at the circulation desk, at wiltonlibrary.org, by calling 203-762-3950, ext. 241.

To register for programs, visit wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs, ext. 243 for teens, ext. 217 for kids’.