Library Lines for September 19 to 26
Who is Nicholas?
The twisting tale of mystery and film noir unfolds in The Imposter, the New Perspectives Film Series documentary being screened at the library on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. This absorbing tale is about a kidnapping that took place in 1994 of Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old boy from Texas. Miraculously, he was found alive in Spain three years later. The family is so overjoyed with his safe return, they brush aside the numerous inconsistencies in the teenager himself and his story. The monthly New Perspectives Film Series is moderated and programmed by Wilton’s Megan Smith-Harris, who follows each film with a Q&A. Suggested donation for the program is $5. Registration is recommended.
Wilton Reads book talk
and author visit
Susan Boyar leads the Wilton Reads book discussion on Monday, Sept. 23, from 10:30 to noon. The popular book group leader will discuss The Cutting Season by Attica Locke, the Wilton Reads communitywide reading selection. It is a contemporary vision of the South, mixed in with a current murder mystery and one from more than 100 years ago, providing a backdrop for politics, race, the law, family and love. Ms. Locke will visit the library for her Wilton Reads appearance on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at which time she will be awarded the Grodin Family Fine Writers Award for her fiction. Wilton Magazine is the media sponsor for Wilton Reads. Registration is recommended.
Seniors talk poetry
The Senior Center Book Discussion takes a look at The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on A Century in the Garden on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 to noon. Judson Scruton will lead the discussion of the Stanley Kunitz book. Mr. Kunitz, twice named poet laureate of the United States, was a distinguished poet and an ardent gardener. Participants may call the senior center to register for the discussion and the follow-on lunch at 203-834-6240. The senior center is at Comstock Community Center.
Author reminisces about Paris
Author Susan Conley visits the library on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss her new novel, Paris Was the Place. The author, who lived in Paris and knows it well, weaves a tale of how much it matters to belong — to a family, a country, to any one place, and how belonging can mean the essence of survival. Ms. Conley is a novelist, creative writing professor and memoirist. She received her bachelor of arts from Middlebury College and her master’s of fine arts in creative writing from San Diego State University. See the library’s website for information about the author. Registration encouraged.
Ben is back
Ben Van Vechten, a popular guest lecturer at the library, returns this fall for a two-part seminar, Literary Jumble, on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and 27, from 10:30 to noon. Mr. Van Vechten will discuss favorite readings of his choice, which are available at the front desk before the seminar begins. The program is made possible through a generous benefactor.registration is required.
Weir Farm artists
hold duo reception
Tiffany Johnson and Brandon Cook share the spotlight in their Weir Farm artist-in-residency art exhibition and reception on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Ms. Johnson aims to broaden her range by observing her environments using oil painting to preserve the essence of a place in time — in this case, the grounds of Weir Farm. Mr. Cook has always been drawn to and felt a deep connection with 19th Century American landscape painters. His passion is to understand and express that concept by creating paintings unique for today. See the library’s registration link for more details This is cosponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration is suggested.
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 activities and ext. 217 for children’s events.