A furry Santa Visiting Santa is one thing, but visiting Santa Paws is quite another. Children have a chance to sit with a certified therapy dog dressed as Santa on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 11 to noon at the library. This is a terrific photo op for parents. The holiday-themed pooch is from ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) and he is coming with his canine elves. The program will begin promptly at 11. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes before\u00a0 and the first 30 families will be accommodated. If time permits, other families may be able to visit with the pup. In the spirit of the giving season, families are encouraged to bring a donated item for the shelter such as chew toys, cat and dog toys, and collars. Holiday crafts Children of all ages can enjoy making Christmas crafts on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. Materials for creating ornaments, coloring sheets and Charlie Brown Christmas trees will be on-hand.\u00a0 There is no charge and no registration.\u00a0 Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by caregivers; kids 8 and older must have caregivers remain in the building.\u00a0 The program is sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Movie time The toys are unwrapped, the batteries (alkaline and human) are run down, so it must be time for the library\u2019s Day After Christmas Movies for kids. On Thursday, Dec. 26, the Children\u2019s Library will be screening the summer movie hit, Planes, rated PG, at 10:15; the family classic, The Wizard of Oz, rated G will be shown at 2. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children 8 and over must have caregivers remain in the building. Healthy snacks will be served at both movies thanks to the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Going, going\u2026 The last few days remain for people to take advantage of the Holiday Book Sale. Wonderful selections of pristine art, history, children\u2019s and teen books abound, along with shrink-wrapped DVDs and CDs \u2014 perfect for last-minute gift-giving ideas. The Giving Tree also serves as a double gift \u2014 one for the library and one for the person who is being honored. People can choose an item from the tree that is on the library\u2019s wish list and buy it for the library. A commemorative plate will be put on the book or item in honor or in memory of someone. A gift card comes with the donation so that the patron can let the special person or the loved ones know a gift was given to the library in his or her name. The book sale and the giving tree will remain up through Dec. 23. Exhibition continues The walls of the library will be adorned through the middle of January with artists\u2019 works represented by River Road Gallery on River Road in Wilton. The \u201cgot art?\u201d exhibition features more than 70 pieces providing a range of media including oils, photographs, gicl\u00e9es, acrylics, watercolor, and pastels. The artists exhibiting original works are Anda Styler, Ron Landis, Ming Feng, Sandy Garvin, Alain Picard, Ed Martinez, Lisa Joyce Hill, Ed Hicks Deborah Chabrian and Ed MacEwen. The show also includes limited-edition prints by John Harris, Edward Gordon and Christopher Blossom. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library. The exhibition remains in the library until Jan. 16. January programs With everyone rushing around preparing for the holidays, it\u2019s hard to concentrate on what comes after the new year. A few programs of note kick off January. The first Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert begins on Sunday, Jan. 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with the Stranahan\/Zaleski\/Rosato trio.\u00a0 Percussionist Colin Stranahan and jazz pianist Glenn Zaleski return to Wilton Library and are joined by bassist Rick Rosato. Daryl Hawk visits the library on Thursday, Jan. 9 for A World Above the World: Daryl Hawk Photography Presentation & Lecture, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will give a special photography presentation and lecture based on his most recent expedition to the remote Northwest Frontier of Argentina this past April. On Sunday, Jan. 12, the first Connecticut\u2019s Own Concert opens with Madera Winds Quintet, from 4 to 5 p.m. Led by Ralph Kirmser (oboe), the quintet is comprised of Janet Atherton (clarinet) of Norwalk, Rosemary Dellinger (bassoon) who teaches Spanish at Cider Mill School in Wilton, John Harley (horn) who has been a member of the Norwalk Symphony since 1976 and John Vandenberg (flute) who recently moved here from the Netherlands where he was the founding member of the Bourdon Wind Quintet. The group will be performing the woodwind quintet of Carl Nielsen and other selections. Registration is recommended for all of these programs mentioned above. The library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The library will open at 10 a.m. as usual on Thursday, Dec. 26.\u00a0 To register for programs, visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult programs, ext. 243 for teens and ext. 217 for children\u2019s events.