Library Lines: Aug. 25

Weir Farm artist exhibition

Nick Pfaff is Weir Farm’s artist-in-residence for August who will be having an exhibition at the library on Monday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nick is a mixed media artist and community arts organizer from New Haven. Over the past months he has been creating photographic studies using instant film cameras with altered lenses. He has more recently begun translating these photographs into large-scale mixed media drawings using a variety of materials. His plan is to create eight to 10 large-scale drawings along with photographic studies using instant film while at Weir Farm. These works will be featured at the library. The program is co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. There is no charge. Registration is suggested.

Magical times ahead

As summer draws to a close, students can harken back to Harry Potter’s days as he yearned for his training at Hogwarts to resume. Kids in grades 3 to 5 can enjoy that wonderful experience with Hogwarts Summer Camp, a fundraiser for the Children’s Library, on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 9 to 5. This fun-filled day begins with the sorting hat as wizarding students are categorized into their four houses of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. The children are then treated to all sorts of magical classes and activities including having their fortunes told by Professor Trelawney, learning about magical creatures from Hagrid, enjoying Weasley Brothers jokes, live animals and so much more. Lunch is being donated by Wilton’s own Pinocchio Pizza. Advance registration is required in person with the $55 fundraising fee payable at the time of registration. Accommodations will be made for children going to Meet the Teacher sessions — kids can come back and join the festivities. For more information, call the Children’s Library at 203-762-6336.

Makers have more fun

There are a few classes for makers and doers in the Innovation Station in the next few weeks. The library continues with its Stitch Time for Knitters on Mondays, from 1 to 2:30 (with the exception of Sept. 5 when the library is closed for Labor Day). Anyone wishing to knit in a convivial atmosphere is welcome to join. There is no registration or fee. Embroider or Monogram It is on Monday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Crafters can monogram aprons ($7 fee) or baby bibs, burp cloths and tea towels ($5 each). With the library’s new industrial-strength embroidery machine, a “Get Acquainted” session is being offered on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. People wishing to convert videos to DVDs can sign-up for New Life for Old Videos on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 10 to noon; and on Thursday, Sept. 8, a class is available for Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age, from 2 to 3:30. Personalize a Tumbler is a fun way to get a craft in on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. There is a $5 fee payable upon arrival. With the exception of the knitting session, all classes require registration by visiting the library’s website or calling 203-762-6342.

Food, wine and the South of France

Author Camille Aubray comes to the library to introduce her new novel, Cooking for Picasso, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Featuring an array of both fictional characters and the French Riviera’s most famous historical residents, set against the breathtaking scenery of the South of France, Cooking for Picasso is a touching, delectable, and wise story, illuminating the powers of trust, money, art, and creativity in the choices that men and women make as they seek a path toward love, success, and joie de vivre. The author divides her time between Connecticut and the South of France. A Q&A period will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. There is no charge for the program. Registration is 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 and Teen Services at 203-762-6342.