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.
Books for Babies
Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Oct. 24 , 10:15 am-10:45 am
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Caregivers must be present. This program runs weekly through October 24. Please note: in observance of Yom Kippur there will be no session on September 26.
Wonderful Ones and Twos
Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11-11:30 am .
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. This program runs through October 24. Please note: in observance of Yom Kippur there will be no session on September 26.
Wilton Library Readers
Wednesday, Sept. 12, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles click here.
Ambler Farm Reads
Wednesday, September 12 , 2:15-3 pm
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme-based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so caregivers are reminded to bring library cards. During the month of September the theme is “What’s Growing in the Garden?”; October 10 Pumpkins; November 14 “Harvest Bounty.” Registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers. This program runs through November; register for each session separately.
Lego® Club for Littles
Wednesday, Sept. 5 – October 31, 4-5 pm
Kids in grades K-2 are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library’s Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children’s reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program. This program runs for 8 sessions- September 5 – October 31. Please note: there is no session on Wednesday, September 26 in observance of Yom Kippur. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Mythology Book Club for Kids
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Children in grades 3-5 will read a book on a mythological theme and discuss it in this monthly book club. Snacks will be provided and an activity or craft will be made. The book for the month of September is Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under 12. Registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Adair Burlingham Memorial Lecture: On the Wing: The Met’s New Painting Galleries with Joan Macy Kaskell
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is famous for its impressive collection of American art, including four Julian Alden Weir paintings. After more than 10 years and a $100,000,000 investment, that collection has a larger, better designed home. The resulting new American Paintings Galleries in the completely renovated American Wing display virtually all of the Met’s enormous holdings of 17,000 paintings. Joan Macy Kaskell, lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss problems and solutions to the construction of the galleries and the hanging of the collections, with a look at a selection of the works on view.The Adair Burlingham Memorial Lecture Series was created to commemorate the life of Adair Burlingham, wife of Charles Burlingham, who is president of Weir Farm Art Center and the grandson of Julian Alden Weir, the American Impressionist painter for whom Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center are named. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by the Wilton Library. Reception follows. Registration recommended.
Please note: a bus trip is planned for Wednesday, September 19th for a day trip to see the American Wing in person.