Whodunit? Book Club
Monday, Jan. 27, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Children in grades 2 and 3 will meet and discuss mystery books as a group. The book for January is Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise. Snacks will be provided, and we will also have fun detective activities! Parents and guardians must remain in the Library. Sponsored by the Steve and Alison Sherman Family Fund.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: MaryEllen Hackett
Monday, Jan. 27, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
January brings MaryEllen Hackett to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. While in residence at Weir Farm, MaryEllen will complete a series of new gouache paintings and wood block prints from observations while at Weir Farm. The block prints will be printed by hand at the studio and then printed in an edition after the residency at the Center for Book Arts in New York. As a park ranger, MaryEllen has a lot of time in some of the most iconic landscapes in the world. But her connection and inspiration come from finding her personal place in the public landscape. The role of artists in the National Parks has been a passion of hers and she loves to talk about the importance of slowing down and slowly observing a place through drawing and painting. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.
Reel Mondays: The Money Lobby
Monday, Jan. 27, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
The Wilton League of Women Voters and Wilton Library present ‘The Money Lobby‘ in the second in this season’s series of provocative documentary films. The focus is on the influence of money on U.S. elections in light of the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United that allowed unlimited contributions from Political Action Committees (PACs and Super PACs). The discussion that will follow the showing promises to be a lively one, as the film is indeed “provocative” not only for its content but for its source, Press TV, a state-funded subsidiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Come decide for yourself and then join the discussion. Refreshments served. Donations are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Wilton League of Women Voters and Wilton Library.