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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: Jim Motavalli – High Voltage, the Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry
Sunday, Sept. 9, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Wilton Go Green & Wilton Library are pleased to present Jim Motavalli, a freelance journalist, speaker, book author, radio personality and expert on all things environmental. Jim will speak about his new book, High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry (Rodale), a behind-the-scenes look at the robustly competitive race to dominate the market for electric cars, the larger-than-life moguls behind them, and the changes that are transforming the auto industry. Motavalli writes on environmental topics for The New York Times, NPR’s Car Talk, Mother Nature Network, and PluginCars.com. He is author or editor of eight books, is a senior writer for E/The Environmental Magazine, and a contributor to Audubon, Success, Popular Mechanics, The Nation, The Boston Globe, Greenwich Magazine, Sierra magazines, and to many other newspapers, magazines, and websites including the Environmental Defense Fund publications and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. This is the first event in a collaborative green speaker series sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. On November 18th, Doug Mcdonald, owner of the first retrofit Passivhaus in the country, will speak (Details to follow). Book sales, signing and reception to follow the talk. Book sales courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Registration recommended.