Library Lines: June 5

Friends come together in art

The June art exhibition at the library celebrates the relationship of three artists who have become friends through their work. Deborah K. Flavin, Linda Nemergut and Barbara Ripps share in “Three Friends: Drawing Collage Painting” with an opening reception Friday June 6, from 6 to 7:30. The exhibition celebrates their shared interests and their support of each other’s artistic endeavors. Close to 70 of their works will be showcased through Saturday, June 28. The reception is open to the public. A majority of works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

Annual meeting marks 119th year

Wilton Library Association’s Friends of the Library marks its 119th year with the annual meeting on Sunday, June 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. The meeting includes the election of new trustees and officers, a celebration of those who are retiring, and recognizes the staff member and volunteer of the year. The guest speaker is the Honorable Judge Joseph Bellacosa (retired) who will talk about the Great Writ of Habeas Corpus and President Lincoln’s decision to suspend it during the Civil War. After the judge’s talk, the library will conduct a ribbon-cutting in celebration of the opening of its new Innovation Station. A brief reception will follow all the festivities. The annual meeting is open to the public. People may RSVP online or call 203-762-3950, ext. 270.

Minding manners

Children in grades K and up and adults are welcome to Merrilee Mannerly: A Magnificent New Musical presented by The Summer Theatre of New Canaan. The troupe will be performing scenes from their newest production on Tuesday, June 10, from 4 to 5 p.m. The play is based on the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book by Mary Cashman and Cynthia Whipple. It promises to be a great way to introduce children to manners and music. Registration is required.

Cancer group meets

The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group meets on Tuesday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. This group champions the post-treatment person. For more information about the co-sponsor, the Breast Cancer Survival Center, please call Nina Marino at 203-857-7304. Registration is highly encouraged.

Library Readers gather

The last session of the season for Wilton Library Readers is Wednesday, June 11, from noon to 1:30. This monthly book group, which is led by professional group facilitator Susan Boyar, will be discussing Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem. Registration is encouraged. The group will be on hiatus for the summer and will reconvene Sept. 10 with Gift of Rain by Twan Eng Tan.

Wednesday fun for kids

Children ages 4 to 6 can enjoy one more outing at Ambler Farm on Wednesday, June 11, from 2:15 to 3 for Ambler Farm Reads. The kids and their caregivers will go on a nature walk and learn about chickens. They will hear theme-based stories and will be able to take out library books while at the farm (so library cards are a must). Registration is required. Also on Wednesday, kids in grades K and up are in for a treat with theme-based Lego building. The Lego® Club meets from 4 to 5 Wednesdays in June. Twenty spots are available on a first- come, first-served basis with registration beginning at 3:45 the day of the session. The Lego Club is sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Club.

Two authors and an informal chat

The library will be hosting New York Times best-selling authors on Friday, June 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. when Jane Green and Mary Kay Andrews chat about their latest works. Ms. Green’s newest novel, Tempting Fate, was released in March and Ms. Andrews’ Save the Date was just released on June 3. A Q&A and book signing follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration is recommended.

To register for programs, visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs, ext. 243 for teen events or ext. 217 for children’s activities.