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Getting a shot at staying healthy this winter

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is helping people get a jump on the harsh winter by providing two Flu Shot Clinics at the library on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Nov. 14, both from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Flu shots are available to anyone age four years and older; children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No appointment is needed as the shots are administered on a first-come, first-served, no waiting basis. Cost of the flu shot is $50 payable by cash or check or it can be billed directly to Aetna, Anthem, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, Multi Plan, Wellcare or Medicare Part B. People are reminded to bring their insurance cards with them.  High-dose vaccine ($68) is available to persons age 65 or older who would like it. Information: 203-762-8958, ext. 444.

In their own voices

As a continuing immersion in the Cuban experience through Wilton Reads, a film screening of the documentary, CubAmerican, takes place Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The film tells the story of eminent exiles from Cuba who overcame personal loss and struggle to assimilate, triumph and thrive in the United States as Cuban-Americans. The cast covers a wide range of professional, business, and cultural fields and includes such notables as baseball great Tony Perez, actor Andy Garcia, and our featured Wilton Reads author and Yale historian Carlos Eire. Refreshments will be served. A Q& A session and discussion will follow the film. Registration is recommended.

ADHD talk

Alan Schwarz will present and sign copies of his highly acclaimed book, ADHD Nation, on Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 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 issue of 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 sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, SpedNet, Newport Academy, and Insight Counseling. Registration is strongly encouraged.

Blow-out CD sale this weekend

Wilton Library will be selling a diverse collection of classical, jazz, Latin and blues CDs in the Gallery on Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5 during regular library hours.  All CDs are priced to sell; many are new shrink-wrapped items perfect for holiday gift-giving.

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.