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.
Day Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The American Wing
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a trip to see the Painting Galleries at the New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This trip is planned as a follow-up to the Adair Burlingham Memorial Lecture by Joan Macy Kaskell on September 12th. Trip includes a one-hour guided tour of the newly expanded painting galleries. Featuring 26 rooms, the new floor devoted to American art features works by John Singer Sargent, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington among others. A three-part renovation of the American Wing began 10 years ago and with its completion the museum has spent $100 million. The cost of the trip is $62 per person ($55 for seniors) and includes museum admission, a one-hour guided tour and round trip bus transportation (lunch is not included).The bus will leave the library promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will return by approximately 4:30 p.m. Payment with registration must be complete by Thursday, September 13th. Refunds will be provided only if space is filled. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Wednesday, Sept. 19 through Wednesday, December 12, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Twice-weekly ESL classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, September 19 through Wednesday, December 12 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There are no classes on Monday, Oct. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 21.) Testing and registration required (Tuesday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. at Wilton Library).
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.
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.