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Author and shopping benefit library

Tonight is the author visit with Sally Allen at Goldenberry from 6 to 8. She will be discussing her book, Unlocking Worlds, a Reading Companion for Book Lovers. For this evening only, 10% of the proceeds from any of the purchases in the store will be donated to the library. Sally Allen is an accomplished writer and educator who lives locally. For information, call Goldenberry at 203-972-5887 in the Wilton River Park shopping center next to Tom-E-Toes.

Reading to pups

The library’s Tales to Tails collaboration with ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) gentle therapy dogs takes place on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 to noon. Children who are independent readers get to spend quality time with the dogs that sit quietly while the children read to them. Reading aloud helps build strong skills in children and can foster a lifelong love of reading. There is no fee. Children must be independent readers; registration is required.

Time for Halloween crafts

Kids of all ages are invited to the library for Drop-in Halloween Crafts on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 4:30. The kids can make a number of different Halloween-themed crafts and then take them home. There is no charge or registration, just pure fun.

Building strong customer relationships

Jack Mitchell, chairman of Mitchell Stores, visits the library on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss his latest book, Selling the Hug Your Customers Way. He will explain the importance of building relationships with customers and employees as outlined in his first two books: Hug Your Customers and Hug Your People. He will then focus on his newest book, Selling the Hug Your Customers Way which hones in on his signature process of getting to know customers to boost sales. For years, Mitchell Stores has been used as a case study at Harvard Business School. Please see the library’s registration link for more details about the author. The program is co-sponsored by Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. A Q&A will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing. There is no charge; registration is required. The Wilton Bulletin is the media sponsor.

Difficult and essential conversations with teens

The first presentation in the Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series 2018-2019 takes place at Wilton Library on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Teenagers, Sexting and Pornography — What Parents Need to Know will take a look at the issues surrounding youth sexting and pornography use and how parents may guide their children to healthy and developmentally appropriate activity. Attendees will learn about the prevalence of sexting and the where and how of kids accessing pornography. The speaker, Sharon Lamb is professor of counseling psychology in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She also is a practicing child psychologist. Please see the library’s website for more details on the speaker and upcoming programs in 2019. There is no charge. The program is co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council, Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, and Wilton's Domestic Violence Task Force. Registration is strongly encouraged.

This is the last day for the 25 for 25 Challenge Grant Campaign. 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.