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‘New artists’ exhibition

The library’s end-of-year art exhibition, Unhung Heroes, opens on Friday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 7:30, showcasing 20 artists from around the area who have either not exhibited at the library before, or haven’t done so in a long time. They work in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphics, mixed media, drawings, photography and sculpture. Three of the artists are from Wilton: Dot Bergen, Niki Key, and Joan Ogren. The reception is free and open to the public.

Smashing ‘fun-raiser’

The library’s award-winning robotics team, Singularity Technology, is once again running its annual Destroy Your Hard Drive fund-raiser on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 to 4. This event helps the team earn money for its competitions and gives people a place to bring in their old computers knowing they will be destroyed safely and securely. The fee is $20 per computer and people may watch as the kids smash their way through the drives. There is no registration.

Weekend programs for kids

Children who are independent readers may read aloud to pups in the library’s Tales to Tails program on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 to noon. ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) brings their gentle therapy dogs that sit quietly as children read to them. There is no charge, registration is required. Kids of all ages can get ready for Thanksgiving with Thanksgiving Crafts , on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 1 to 4:30. Kids and their caregivers can drop in during the craft hours and make turkey centerpieces and placemats to take home.

Babysitting course

During the school half-days of Thanksgiving week, the library is offering Red Cross Babysitting Training, a two-day certified workshop on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, from 2 to 5, for students ages 11 to 15. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Red Cross babysitting certification.The cost is $70, which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. To register, call Teen Services at 203-762-6342. Advanced registration and payment are required. There is no online registration.

Weir Farm artist exhibits

Linda Packard is the November Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence who will exhibit her work at the library on Monday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Linda’s work is expressive, responding to direct observation in nature, particularly trees. See the library’s registration link for details. There is no charge. Registration is suggested.

STEM fun

Kids in grades K through 2 are invited to join the weekly Story Time STEM on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 4:15 to 5. This hands-on program includes a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a group science demonstration. This week's story is Turkey Trouble by Wendi J. Silvano, illustrated by Lee Harper. Registration is required.

The library will close at 2 on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23. To register for programs, visit and click on Events or call the Circulation Desk at 203-762-6334 for adult programs, the Children’s Library at 203-762-6336, Teen Services and Innovation Station at 203-762-6342.