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.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Oct. 1, 4 – 5 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us at our first Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online, by emailing Marissa Antosh, Youth Services Assistant, at email@example.com or at the first meeting. Registration is recommended.
125th State District Meet the Candidates Forum
Monday, Oct. 1, 7 – 8 p.m.
The Wilton League of Women Voters and the Wilton Library will co-sponsor a Q&A session with the candidates for the 125th district of State House of Representatives. The candidates are: David Bedell, Green Party, Tom O’Dea, Republican Party and Mark Robbins, Democratic Party. This event is not a debate; it is a facilitated Q&A providing an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the candidates and for the candidates to differentiate themselves through their responses. We will begin the event at 7 pm with the moderated question and answer session led by Catharine Kempson, President of the Wilton League of Women Voters. Registration encouraged.