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 email@example.com 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.
Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes
Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Tuesday, October 23 10:15-10:45 am
Join Wilton Library for 2 and 3-year old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. The program runs 8 weeks — September 4 – October 23.
Look, Listen and Learn
Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Oct. 23 , 11:00 – 11:30 pm.
For 3 and 4 years-olds with a caregiver. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. This program runs 8 weeks – September 4 – October 23.
Tuesday, Sept. 4 through October 23, 2:15 – 3 pm.
For independent listeners ages 5-8 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 8 weeks – September 4 – October 23.
Overdrive Office Hours
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 4 – 6 pm.
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 October, 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 October, 10 a.m. – noon.
Connecting with Your Kids: Learning the Language of Teens Part II
Rescheduled to Thursday, December 6
Tuesday, Oct. 2 , 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D. returns to Wilton to talk with parents about this challenging subject after she was so well received in December 2011. In Part II of this presentation, Barbara will give parents practical strategies and ways to talk with teens in their own language. Dads are encouraged to attend, too. Dr. Barbara Greenberg is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of teens and their families. Barbara is the co-author of Teenage as A Second Language – A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing after the presentation. Parent Connection is a member organization of Wilton Youth Council. Visit www.wiltonyouth.org or call 203-834-6241 for more information. This program is co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Library and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. Registration recommended.