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.
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).
Monday, Sept. 10 through October 22, 2:15 – 3 pm.
For independent listeners ages 4-6 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 6 weeks – September 10 – October 22; there is no session on Sept. 17 in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
Good Reads, Great Kids
Monday, Sept. 24, 4- 4:45 p.m.
Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents will have the opportunity to meet and discuss books as a group in this monthly book club. For this session children are invited to bring a book that they have read recently to talk about in this group setting. In addition to personal selections, we will all discuss the book My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Gannett. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made. Grades 2 and 3; parents and guardians must be present. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Lisa Sanders
Monday, Sept. 24, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
September brings Lisa Sanders to the Weir Farm artist in residency program. Lisa is interested in using form to express complex experiences. Her sculptures embody personal emotional and corporal memories of lived experiences filtered through sentiment and anxiety. The sculptures trace feeling through transitions between movement and stillness. Ms. Sanders graduated with an MFA from the New York Studio School in 2011. Click on registration link for more details about artist. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.