The community is invited to Wilton Library’s 121st Annual Friends of the Library meeting on Sunday, June 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The event will feature a brief business meeting, during which new officers and trustees will be elected, along with a celebration of those who are retiring from the board and a presentation of awards to the staff person and volunteer of the year.
The proposed slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year are Glenn Hemmerle, president; Michele Klink, vice president; Kim Healy, secretary; and Bob Kelso, treasurer.
Retiring board members are Ann Duffy, Jeff Barbour, Diane Wilson and Karen Sackowitz. New trustees will be named at the meeting, along with an honorary trustee.
After the general meeting, Bryan Mattimore, co-founder of the Norwalk-based innovation agency The Growth Engine Co., will speak on innovation, creativity, and how Wilton Library has a “unique capability to provide ‘creative thinking triggers’ to help invent the next big thing.”
Mattimore has facilitated more than 1,000 brainstorming sessions, moderated more than 500 creative focus groups, and managed more than 200 innovation projects, leading to more than $3 billion in new sales for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients, including Kraft, Unilever, Ford, Merck, and Pepsi.
“We are embracing the next year wholeheartedly with new initiatives and look forward to hearing from our speaker, Bryan Mattimore, to help people ignite some critical thinking and new ideas while at the library,” said Wilton Library Executive Director Elaine Tai-Lauria.
The annual meeting is open to the public and will end with an informal reception.
To RSVP, call 203-762-6323 or visit www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on the annual meeting icon on the homepage. Wilton Library is at 137 Old Ridgefield Road.