Thrill the World Rehearsal at Wilton Family Y
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
Join Wilton Library for its third annual Thrill the World simultaneous dance event in which we participate with countries around the world dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. For ages 10 to 110. Participants must attend one of 4 rehearsals before the world simultaneous dance event.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 – 4 p.m. at Wilton Family Y;
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 – 4 p.m. at the Y;
Monday, Oct. 22, 6 – 8 p.m. at Wilton Library;
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the library.
See registration details on the Oct. 27 date. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and the Wilton Family Y. $5 per participant registration fee offsets costs and is payable at the first rehearsal attended.
Wilton Reads: THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka
Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 – 6 p.m.
The Fall 2012 Wilton Reads selection for the community read is acclaimed author Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic. It is a gorgeous novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as ”picture brides” nearly a century ago. In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream. The Buddha in the Attic was a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award in Fiction and winner of the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction. She is the author of the acclaimed novel, When the Emperor was Divine, and a recipient of the Asian American Literary Award, the American Library Association Alex Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. She will be awarded the Grodin Fine Writers Award when she visits Wilton Library. She lives in New York City. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Registration essential.