2012 May 19 — 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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OverDrive Volunteers ‘Office Hours’

Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 , 4-6 pm
People who want to get started with downloading e-books and audiobooks from the library to their personal devices now have a little help with Wilton Library’s Overdrive Volunteers. Office hours are Tuesdays in May, from 4-6 pm. Patrons are asked to bring their personal devices (smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, etc.) and their Wilton Library card to receive personal hands-on attention. Additional hours: Saturdays in May, 10 am-noon. No reservations needed.

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New Perspectives Film Series: Bill Cunningham New York

Saturday, May 19 , 7:30-9:30 pm
For decades, New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, a Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist, has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” This film captures all that he has captured, from uptown fixtures such as Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brook Astor and David Rockefeller to downtown eccentrics. Winner – Best Storytelling in a Drama – Nantucket Film Festival. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by Ms. Smith-Harris. Registration highly recommended.

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