2012 May 30 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

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” by Ann Patchett

Wednesday May 30, 2012 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We encourage all community members to join us this spring as we come together to read, discuss and reflect upon State of Wonder, by author Ann Patchett, culminating in Ann’s appearance at the Wilton Library to discuss this work. This is Ann Patchett’s second talk at the library, and those of you fortunate enough to have attended her Wilton Reads discussion of her work, Run, in 2009 will want to be front and center to hear her discuss this latest work, 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. Not only does she write sublimely, but she also speaks effortlessly, with intelligence, humor, and honesty. She enthralls her audiences as well as her readers – it is simply a joy to hear her speak. And she loves libraries! Q&A, book sales and signing following the talk. Reservations strongly recommended.

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