2012 June 14 — 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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Further Poetic Excursions Through the Seasons: Summer –Judson Scruton

Thursday, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 , 10:30 – noon.
Judson Scruton leads this 4-part summer poetry series exploring various poets and their writing techniques on June 7, 14, 21, and 28. Poetry packet available at front desk before seminar begins. No charge for program. Advance registration required.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

Thursday, June 14, 6:30-7 pm
Join us for teddy-bearific stories, songs and crafts. Bring your favorite Teddy Bear (or other stuffed animal). Juice and cookies will be served. Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver. Registration is required. Made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Author Talk: Francine Du Plessix Gray – The Queen’s Lover

Thursday, June 14, 7 – 8:30 pm.
Historical fiction of the highest order, The Queen’s Lover reveals the untold love affair between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel Von Fersen and Marie Antoinette. Francine du Plessix Gray has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker and is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including Simone Weil, At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life, Rage and Fire, Lovers and Tyrants, and Soviet Women. She is most recently the author of the memoir Them: A Memoir of Parents. She lives in Connecticut. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books in New Canaan. Registration recommended.

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