Library Lines - November 7

Diverse talents featured

Wilton Library’s November art show bursts with variety when “12 x 6 — A Showcase of Six Wilton Artists” opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The six talented artists highlighted are Gini Fischer, Robin Heit, Terrence Lallak, Jeff Lavaty, Day Shields and Erasmo Signore. Each of the artists has exhibited in previous Wilton Artists Summer Shows; this exhibition gives patrons a chance to see more of their works at one time. The reception is free and open to the public. A majority of the works are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The exhibit runs through Nov. 29.

Family secrets revisited

The New Perspectives Film Series documentary is Stories We Tell, screening on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The director, Sarah Polley, examines the relationship between her parents, including the fact that she is the product of an extramarital affair.  Re-envisioned through a Super 8 camera, the story captivates viewers and brings them right into the lives of this family as if they were watching home movies. The New Perspectives Film Series is programmed and moderated by Megan Smith-Harris. A donation of $5 per person is suggested to offset costs of the documentaries. A Q & A will follow the film. Registration is recommended.

Book group convenes

The Wilton Library Readers book group meets this Wednesday, Nov. 13, from noon to 1:30 to discuss Tenth of December by George Saunders. The New Yorker named him one of the “Best Writers Under 40” in 2000. He writes regularly for The New Yorker and Harper’s, as well as Esquire, GQ, and The New York Times Magazine. Mr. Saunders won a National Magazine Award for Fiction in 2004 and his work is included in Best American Short Stories 2005. The group is facilitated by professional book group leader Susan Boyar and meets on the second Wednesday of each month with the exception of December.  Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches; beverages are provided by the library.  Registration is suggested, especially during the winter months that are subject to inclement weather and cancellations.

Dealing with stress

James Mapes, speaker and best-selling author, discusses his newest CD program, Patient Pre-Op/Post-Op Healing Therapy™ on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the program, Conquering Stress: The Power of Vision and Other Survival Skills. He will give suggestions to help people reduce fear and anxiety — instill a feeling of calmness, manage negative stress and improve immune function to reduce pain and create a healing consciousness for quicker surgical recovery. More information about the speaker is available on the library’s registration link. Registration is recommended.

Animator turned photographer

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Karl Staven comes to the library on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for his exhibition and reception. As an animator who has made more than 25 films over the past 25 years using a variety of techniques, Karl finds himself interested in photographically exploring natural space, which he will explore at Weir Farm.   The reception 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. The exhibition is open to the public.

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