Library Lines: April 30

Saturday is kids’ day

Saturday, May 2, seems to be kids’ day at the library with programs for children from kindergarten and up. The Minecraft Club kicks off the day from 10 to noon with its weekly computer game for Minecraft enthusiasts ages 8 and up. There are more details on the library’s website, including registration. Free Comic Book Day also is Saturday and kids can come to the library between 10 and 4:30 to celebrate the amazing world of comic books. Kids who stop by will receive a free comic book courtesy of Cave Comics of Newtown. There is no registration or fee. Create A Fairy Doll Workshop, from 2 to 3:30 on Saturday, will keep kids busy making their own magical little crafts from pipe cleaners, ribbon, tissue and wooden beads. Half the fun is making the doll; the other half is playing with it. Mrs. Keogh will be in the room to help the kids with their creations. There is no registration and no fee. The workshop is for grades K and up.

Presidential home movies revealed

The Wilton League of Women Voters and the library present Reel Mondays on May 4, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with a screening of the documentary, Our Nixon. The film is an all-archival documentary presenting Super 8 movies and rare footage captured by Nixon’s aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, all names that became infamously linked with Watergate. Bill Harris will moderate the Q&A. Refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended; there is no charge.

Food lit group meets again

The inaugural meeting of the Food Lit Group got off to a rousing start, so this month’s meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 5, from 11 to noon with a discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s nonfiction book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. The discussion will be led by Pam Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader and lover of food literature. According to the New York Times Review, “Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Mineral [is] an engaging amalgam of memoir, environmental reporting and how-to book.” Registration is suggested; there is no fee.

Read and build creativity

Kids in grades K and up have a month’s worth of Wednesdays to enjoy stories and build Lego® creations based on those stories in the Lego Club, May 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. The sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis with tickets being passed out at 3:45 the day of the program.

More food discussions

“Three Many Cooks” bloggers Pam Anderson and her daughters, Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio come to the library on Thursday, May 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss their newest collaboration, Three Many Cooks: One Mom, Two Daughters — Their Shared Stories of Food, Faith & Family. Anderson, the acclaimed cookbook author and her daughters reflect on events large and small, collective memories and the well-loved recipes that get them through life. A Q&A and book signing courtesy of Elm Street Books follow the talk. There are more author details on the library’s website. There is no charge; registration is highly recommended.

Gardens and abstracts

This month’s art exhibition follows an interesting premise, abstract art work combined with photographs and drawings of landscape designs, all presented by one person. “Gardens and Abstractions — Jay Petrow” opens with a reception on Friday, May 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Westport artist and landscape designer shows his recent abstract expressionist paintings alongside his landscape designs. A majority of the pieces will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 30. The reception is open to the public.

Innovation Station classes

This week’s classes being held in the Innovation Station are as follows: Sunday, May 3, Introduction to Digital Scanning, 2 to 3 p.m.; Monday, May 4, VHS-DVD Conversion, 10 to 11 a.m.; Monday, May 4, Introduction to 3D Printing, 6 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, May 5, VHS-DVD Conversion, 10 to 11 a.m.; Wednesday, May 6, Introduction to Electronic Sewing, 10 to 11 a.m.; Friday, May 8, Introduction to Die Cutting, 10 to 11 a.m. The classes are for anyone 13 years and older; 6th and 7th graders must be accompanied by adults; everyone must have a valid Connecticut library card. An Innovation Station Agreement form should be printed from the library’s website and brought to class. Registration is required for each session.

Reminder: The library will be closing at 2 on Friday, May 1 in preparation for the Beyond Words benefit that evening. To register for programs, visit and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs, ext. 217 for children’s activities and ext. 243 for teen events.