2012 June 9 — 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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OverDrive Volunteers ‘Office Hours’

Saturday, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 , 10 am – noon.
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 Saturdays in June, from 10 am – noon. 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: Tuesdays in June, 4 – 6 pm.

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AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, June 9, 10 am – 3 pm
The AARP Driver Safety Program is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests – classroom only. The class consists of both a morning and afternoon session – both sessions must be attended. There will be a one hour lunch/errand break from 12:00PM – 1:00PM. Registration required. Program cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Bring check or cash only to the morning session.

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