Forty-five talented teens performed, sang, danced, played music, or did the artwork/photography for Poetry in Motion: Tell Us What You Know. Watch a video from the March 24, 2012 performance which took place in Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room.
Children’s Beginner Chess
Thursday, April 26 through Thursday, June 14, 4-5 pm
Children in grades 1-7 are invited to join the Children’s Library Chess Club instructed by Christopher Potts, a US Chess Federation certified tournament director and scholastic chess instructor. In this program, those brand new to chess will learn: the history and rules of the game, basic checkmate themes and patterns, and basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings, for children in grades 1-7. Registration required.
Children’s Advanced Chess
Thursday, April 26 through Thursday, June 14, 5-6 pm
Children in grades 3-7 are invited to join the Children’s Library Chess Club instructed by Christopher Potts, a US Chess Federation certified tournament director and scholastic chess instructor. In this program, more advanced students will review the basics, learn more advanced strategy and tactics, learn optimal opening and endgame play, and gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings, for children in grades 3-7. Registration required.
Books for Babies
Wednesday, April 4 through May 23, 10:15 am-10:45 am
We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Program runs 8 weeks. No registration. Caregivers must be present.
Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers
Wednesday, April 4 through Wednesday, May 23, 11-11:30 am
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and puzzles. Program runs 8 weeks. No registration.
Wednesday, May 9, noon-1:30 pm
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month from September through May (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.
Ambler Farm Reads
Wednesday, May 9 , 2:15-3 pm
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! The May visit focuses on seeds; the June 13 visit will be on flowers and bees. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program runs through June.
Lego® Club for Littles
Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 4-5 pm
Kids in grades K-2 will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library’s Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children’s reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program. This program runs for 4 sessions- May 2, 9, 16, 23. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Wednesday, May 9 , 6:30-7:30 pm
Each month children in grades 3-5 will read a book on a mythological theme and discuss it. Snacks will be provided and an activity or craft will be made. The book for the month of May is Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under 12. Registration required. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.
Wednesday, May 9 , 7-8:30 pm
Dave Shafer, a self-professed opera nut and teacher at Lifetime Learners, presents this 3-part series on Opera. Part II covers Romeo and Juliet – it doesn’t get any better than this: young lovers, instant attraction, and heart throbbing singing in Gounod’s opera. The young Roberto Alagna is the perfect Romeo. The sets, the acting, the glorious romantic music that would stir the soul of a statue, it’s all here in one of the best opera videos ever made. This will take up the whole class and our excerpts will amount to about half of this wonderful opera. Part III is May 16th. Registration highly recommended. Please register for each session separately.