2012 May 17 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

Poetry In Motion 2012 – The video

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.

Click here for the video: Poetry In Motion 2012

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.

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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.

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Wilton Reads: State of Wonder with Joanna Ecke

Thursday May 17, 2012 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Our selection for our community reads program, Wilton Reads, is Ann Patchett’s latest work, State of Wonder, a stand-out work of fiction and a truly wondrous tale of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazonian jungle, that is both a gripping adventure and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love. Ann Patchett will be here to discuss her work on the evening of May 30th, at 7:00 pm.

Join Joanna Ecke, a graduate of Smith College with a doctorate in literature from Duke University, for a daytime discussion of this work prior to Ann Patchett’s appearance on May 30. Registration recommended.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, May 17 , 1-6:30 pm
To sign up, please call 1 800 GIVE LIFE (1.800.448.3543) or go to www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation.

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Alternative Investments: Hedge Funds, Private Equity and More

Thursday, May 17 , 7 – 8:30 pm
Jon Diorio, an alternative investment strategist with BlackRock Investments, discusses the failure of traditional diversification in today’s market and the need to consider alternative asset classes and alternative investment strategies, redefine one’s risk tolerance in keeping with the changed investment environment. He earned a BA degree in Finance from Loyola University and an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance and Economics from NYU-Stern School of Business. Click on the registration link for speaker’s details. This talk is part of an ongoing financial seminar series organized by Wiltonian Steve Sherman-VP/PM, MSSB. Registration encouraged.

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