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.
Top Ten Parenting Tips for Parents of Kids with ADHD
Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 – 11 am.
Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D. is a Wilton mom and licensed psychologist who works with families and their children, including kids with ADHD. This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD beyond diagnosis as well as an overview of the essential steps, tools, skills and perspectives needed to help your child thrive. All parents are welcome – a diagnosed child is not necessary. The material is relevant for those wishing to understand ADHD better, those wondering if their family is affected by ADHD as well as those who have been dealing with ADHD for some time. Reservations are highly recommended.
Wilton Reads Book Giveaway: The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka,
Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.
The selection for Wilton Library’s community reads program, Wilton Reads, is Julie Otsuka’s latest tale, The Buddha in the Attic, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a “spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.” The author will be at Wilton Library to discuss her work on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. One hundred books will be given away free on a first come, first served basis beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13 thanks to the Grodin Family Fine Writers Fund.
Book discussion dates: Oct. 3, 7 p.m. with Susan Boyar; Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. with Joanna Ecke.