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Mental health discussion

The author of ADHD Nation, Alan Schwarz, will have a Talk and Book Signing at the library on Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 to 11:30. In addition, Anita Chu, M.D., medical director of Insight Counseling and Elizabeth Jorgensen, consultant to Newport Academy and director of Insight Counseling, will lead a panel discussion on the proper diagnosis of ADHD and other mental health disorders as well as the safe and empirically based use of medications. See the library’s registration link for more details. There is no charge. The program is co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, SpedNet, Newport Academy, and Insight Counseling. Registration is strongly encouraged.  

Book a story time

Wilton police officers will be reading to kids on Friday, Nov. 10, in the program Dig into a Book with a Police Officer, from 10:30 to 11 and again in the afternoon from 4:15 to 4:45. These are wonderful events for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer. Kids can just drop in with their caregivers. There is no registration and no fee.

An eye on fashion

This month’s New Perspectives Film Series looks at the art of fashion with The First Monday in May, screening on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The First Monday in May follows the creation of China: Through the Looking Glass, the most-attended fashion exhibition in the history of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 2015 Met Gala, the star-studded fund-raiser. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, and Met Gala chair, Andrew Bolton, the curator who conceived the groundbreaking show, prepare for an unforgettable evening. Following the film will be two special guest moderators, both fashion industry insiders, Jean Gordon of Jean Gordon Style and Stacy Holmén of Worth New York. Suggested donation for the screening is $5 per person. Refreshments will be served. Registration is highly recommended.

College talk

Educational consultants Howard and Mathew Greene provide insight about the latest trends in college admissions, what matters most, and the “Hidden Ivies” on Monday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students in grades 9 through 11 and their parents can get tips on how to navigate the admissions process with minimal stress and more enjoyment while setting the right priorities. Registration is highly recommended.

Wellness programs this week

The library is offering three wellness programs on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The Flu Shot Clinic is sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County from 10 to 11:30. This is a drop-in session with no appointment necessary.  Details may be found on the library’s website or by calling the Flu Info-line at 203-762-8958, ext. 444. Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group gets together from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a monthly group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Registration is encouraged. The third program is about the emotional considerations about retirement. Retirement experts Michael Amoroso and Ingrid Gillespie will address Creating Yourself in Retirement: The Emotional Aspect from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Their talk will consider the changes, rewards and potential emotional dangers of retirement. See library’s registration link for more details. Free, registration is recommended.

Alzheimer’s discussed

In support of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, the library is offering an informational panel and discussion on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It will be moderated by Shanon Jordan, Southwestern Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter. The panelists are Alan Siegal, M.D., internist and geriatrician; Danielle Ancona, therapeutic recreation director; Robin Roscillo, elder support services; Lynda Lee Arnold, attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC. Program topics include medical implications of Alzheimer's, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. There is no charge for the program that is sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library. Registration is recommended.

Christmas and WWI

Author Heather Webb visits the library on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., to discuss her latest fiction, Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of WWI, which is a collaboration with Hazel Gaynor. Heather first visited the library as a part of an author panel discussion of Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War. In Last Christmas in Paris, the authors bring to life the experiences of Evie and Thomas, friends and maybe more, whose realities are very different about the war. There is no charge. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Registration is highly recommended.

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.