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.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Registration and Placement
Tuesday, Sept. 11 , 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Registration and placement testing for ESOL classes will take place at Wilton Library. Please note that the daytime ESL class at Wilton Library is for the multi-level student. Class size is limited and will be determined by Placement Testing. Classes are open to Wilton, Westport, and Weston residents. Class testing and registration will be conducted by Westport Continuing Education. No registration required for testing. The classes will be held twice-weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30AM-11:30AM starting on Wednesday, September 19.
Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes
Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Tuesday, October 23 10:15-10:45 am
Join Wilton Library for 2 and 3-year old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. The program runs 8 weeks — September 4 – October 23.
Look, Listen and Learn
Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Oct. 23 , 11:00 – 11:30 pm.
For 3 and 4 years-olds with a caregiver. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. This program runs 8 weeks – September 4 – October 23.
Tuesday, Sept. 4 through October 23, 2:15 – 3 pm.
For independent listeners ages 5-8 years-old. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. This program runs 8 weeks – September 4 – October 23.
OverDrive Volunteers ‘Office Hours’
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 4 – 6 pm.
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 Tuesdays in September, from 4 – 6 p.m. 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: Saturdays in September, 10 a.m. – noon.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group
Tuesday, Sept. 11 , 6-8 pm
A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors will be held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. The BCSC has found that once treatment ends (surgery, radiation and/or chemo) and the visits to doctors are less frequent, the survivor often feels very vulnerable and may still have the need for support, understanding and validation beyond what family and friends can give. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruit and a beverage will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, LCSW, Clinical Director of The BCSC, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.
Hands Only CPR-2 Steps to Save a Life
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7-8:30 pm
All are welcome(*) to this free one-hour class sponsored by the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Wilton Library.
(*) Must be a Wilton resident or working for a Wilton business, a minimum of 18 years old and ‘able-bodied’ to perform chest compressions while on one’s knees.
Registration begins at 7 p.m.; class begins promptly at 7:30. Registration required.