2012 September 15 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

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 teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org by October 15, 2012. Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950 x.243 for information.

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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.

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OverDrive Volunteers ‘Office Hours’

Saturday, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10 am – noon.
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.

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Visions and Versions of America: Three Views from Fiction – Mark Schenker

Saturday, Sept. 15, Sept. 29 & Oct. 6, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
In this presidential election year, we are reminded that the federalist philosophy reflected in the Electoral College system envisions an America that is not a single homogenized nation but an amalgam of states and regions. In three lectures on American fiction, Mark Schenker, Yale College Dean of Academic Affairs, will consider how the geographical and cultural aspects of Northern New England, the Deep South, and the American West enrich and complicate our national identity. Each session will consist of a one hour talk, followed by a Q&A. Wine and cheese will be served. The lecture series has been generously sponsored by an anonymous donor. Registration highly recommended. Please register separately for each program in the series.

Series dates and topics:


Sept 15 Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896)
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Sept 29 William Faulkner, Absalom! Absalom! (1936)
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Oct 6 Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (1985)
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New Perspectives Film Series: Being Elmo—A Puppeteer’s Journey

Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Beloved by millions of children around the world, Elmo is an international icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY follows Clash’s remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.

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