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A visit to Bombay

Author Sujata Massey visits the library on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and when she does, the audience will go on a journey to1920s Bombay through her novel, The Widows of Malabar Hill. Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India’s first female attorney, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly crafted story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth. Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes women’s legal rights especially important to her. One particular case catches her attention and now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened to three women on Malabar Hill. A Q&A will follow the talk. Free, registration is highly recommended. Book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.


The library has always been a great place to putter around, walking in and among the stacks, finding new things to borrow. On Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 to 4, people of all ages will literally be able to putter around the stacks during Mini Golf in the Stacks at Wilton Library presented by Bankwell. There will be food (one free hot dog with each paid admission), exciting drawings, fun activities, face painting and much more. Each of the 18 holes will be sponsored and decorated by local businesses. Prizes for the various drawings include tickets from JetBlue, a mini photo session with Karen Morneau and a gift certificate from River Road Gallery, a round of golf for four at Silvermine Golf Club, a pet wellness package from South Wilton Veterinary Group, and a child’s acoustic guitar. Tickets for the drawings are $15 each or three for $40 and will be available for purchase at the library on the day of the event. The winners do not have to be present; they will be notified. Putters and balls will be provided. Players of all ages will be welcomed; children under 12 years must be accompanied by adults. Tickets will only be available at the door on the day of the event. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Wilton Library.

Children’s author visit with surprises

Also on Saturday, author Lisa Huff will visit the library between 2 and 3:30 to talk about her book, Kid Chef Bakes: The Kids Cookbook for Aspiring Bakers. Lisa, a cookbook author and Wilton resident, will talk about the work she does as a freelance recipe developer, food photographer and writer. She also will have food samples and will provide cookie decorating for kids. The program is for children in kindergarten and up through to adults. All children must have caregivers present. Registration is recommended. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books of New Canaan.

The library is closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 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.