Before that tragic day on November 22, 1963, the Kennedy years were filled with hope and promise. As the White House gardener put it, they were also filled with children and dogs.

On Wednesday, May 30, from 7-8:30 p.m., the Wilton Library hosts an author talk with Dr. Margaret Reed and Joan Lownds, authors of The Dogs of Camelot:  Stories of the Kennedy Canines.

The Dogs of Camelot illuminates the inside story of the Kennedys’ lifelong love of dogs and the unparalleled canine corps they brought to the White House. Reed and Lownds had access to rare and previously unpublished photos and stories that present a fascinating angle about the Kennedys that is deeply revealing about their character and compassion.

Reed, a nationally acclaimed animal training professional, met President Kennedy and his dogs when she was a little girl on vacation in Hyannis Port. Lownds was long-time reporter for the Wilton Bulletin and the author of Man Overboard:  Inside the Honeymoon Cruise Murder. A Q&A will follow the talk.

There is no charge to attend, but advanced registration highly recommended. Books will be available for purchase and signing. GOOD Morning Wilton is the media sponsor for this event.

Register online or call 203.762.6334. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd..