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.
Tuesday, June 12, 3 – 4 pm.
Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join in this weekly art exploration program. Each week, we will learn about an artist or artistic movement then create our own art project inspired by it. Please note that we may get messy with our masterpieces, so please wear appropriate clothing that may get dirty. Registration required, $5 supply fee at the door. Grades 3-5. Sponsored by the Wilton Moms Club.
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.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group
Tuesday, June 12 , 6-8 pm
The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for post-treatment survivors for the past 12 years. Please call Nina Marino, LCSW, Clinical Director of The BCSC, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Registration highly encouraged.
The Causes of the First World War: Mark Albertson
Tuesday, June 12 , 7 – 8:30 pm.
World War I is the most important event in human history in the last 97 years with machine guns, submarines, airplanes, poison gas, motorized transport, the tank and flamethrower all having been introduced in modern warfare. Mark Albertson is a historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and has been a member of the US Naval Institute for more than 25 years. His talk will begins with the French Revolution, which turned loose a litany of movements that would work through the 19th century to undermine the regal system of Europe: Liberalism, Democracy, Republicanism, Secularism, Socialism, Nationalism, the rise of the middle class and also the rich, who came to replace the nobility, and the snowballing of the Industrial Revolution. Registration suggested.