Poetry in Motion
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Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Oct. 15
Poetry in Motion is an annual program for teens in grades 6 – 12. This year’s theme is REWIND, PAUSE, FAST FORWARD. Students are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long) about the past, present and/or future. Approximately 35 poems will be selected for a two-performance event in March 2013 at the library. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances, as well as published in a commemorative book. Submit poems to email@example.com by October 15, 2012. Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950 x.243 for information.
Teen Advisory Board Applications
Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Oct. 1.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the new Teen Advisory Board. TAB is a group of teens who work with Wilton Library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more! Your help allows us to make the library better for you and your friends. An introductory meeting on October 1, from 4 – 5 p.m. will allow us to get to know you and start planning for the year ahead. Click here to register for the meeting. TAB applications are available in the Teen Library starting Tuesday, September 4th or by emailing Marissa Antosh, Youth Services Assistant.
Click here for the TAB application.
Business Smarts: Social Media Marketing – Case Studies
Thursday, Sept. 6 , 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
This presentation will focus on three of the many Social Media Marketing platforms: Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Case Studies of B2C and B2B businesses will be profiled with an emphasis on small businesses. Topics include: choosing a Social Media platform, what other businesses have done to capitalize on their social media marketing; the type of information to post, finding target audiences, creative approaches to getting followers/likes. Presenter: Diane McKeever, a certified Social Media Marketing Professional, returns to the library to continue the conversation about social media for business. She has worked with a number of non-profit groups in establishing and growing their social media marketing plans. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Fairfield County SCORE, and Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Registration starts at 7:30 AM – light breakfast will be served. $10.00 per session – cash or check.
Author Talk: Ayad Akhtar—American Dervish
Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
American Dervish focuses on one family’s struggle to identify both as Muslim and American, one boy’s devotion to his faith, and the sometimes tragic implications of extremism. As an American-born, first-generation Pakistani-American, Ayad Akhtar wanted to recount the rarely told coming-of-age story of a Muslim-American boy. The Shah family copes with faith and belonging in pre–9/11 suburbia, and through the Shahs the reader understands the struggles, complexities, value, and cost of being Muslim in America. Ayad Akhtar is an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and actor, and now, novelist with the publication of American Dervish , a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and an Indy Next Pick. Q&A following talk. Reservations recommended. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.