Spring brings library's Beyond Words

The spring social season gets underway Friday, April 4, with Wilton Library’s Beyond Words fund-raiser. The event, which begins at 7, is a lively evening of dining, music and silent and live auctions.

Patrons will be treated to passed hors d’oeuvres and three buffet serving stations featuring the cuisine of Bianco Rosso of Wilton Center.

Decor, always a prominent feature, will be based on the paintings of the Dutch abstract artist Mondrian, with clean lines and bold colors filling library spaces. A custom  cocktail — The Mondrian — will be the evening’s signature drink.

Bidding on 70 carefully selected items during the live and silent auctions will take place in the Brubeck Room, headlined by CBS Radio’s Dave Barrett of Wilton. The auction includes a “Horse Whisperer”-type experience and photo shoot, rare wines, tickets to a Yankees/Red Sox game, an invitation to a private wine auction, and a food truck that could host a family or neighborhood party.

More items to bid on include children’s birthday parties, sports trips, arts and culture experiences, and paintings from artists.

“The evening is essentially a lovely cocktail party in the community’s living room — also known as the Wilton Library,” said Michele Klink, event co-chair. “The library is such a strong part of this community; it is fitting to celebrate it in this beautiful facility and to lend our support any way we can — all while we’re enjoying our friends and meeting new ones.”

Tickets range from $150 for seniors age 65 and over to $2,500 for a reserved table for four with VIP parking, wait service (new this year) podium recognition and $400 in auction scrip.  Tickets may be purchased online by visiting wiltonlibrary.org and clicking on Beyond Words, by calling 203-762-3950, ext. 239, or by stopping by the circulation desk in the library.

For the convenience of shoppers, a Beyond Words table will be set up at the Village Market on Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 and 20, from 10 to 1 for ticket purchases. The event has sold out in the past.

Potential sponsors may call Jennifer Wallace at 203-762-3950, ext. 239.

Beyond Words is made possible in part through the generous support of the Amadeo Family and the Romer Family. The Signature sponsor is Bankwell in Wilton, Gold sponsor is Fairfield County Bank, Silver sponsors are Cummings & Lockwood/Michael Kaelin and the Greens of Cannondale. Media sponsor is Wilton Magazine.