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.
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.
Wilton, My Take
Wednesday, Oct. 3 & 17, 4 – 5 p.m.
Wilton, My Take is a photographic/journalistic experience for kids in grades 8 through 12. This first and second photographic excursions explore Wilton Town Center. Students will set out with their notebooks and cameras to capture their thoughts and impressions. Group meets for 1/2 hour to discuss elements of photography and writing and then heads outdoors. Rain date: Thursday, Oct. 18 and Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Wilton Reads: The Buddha in the Attic with Susan Boyar
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Wilton Library’s Fall 2012 selection for our community reads program, Wilton Reads, is Julie Otsuka’s latest work, The Buddha in the Attic, a gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times. Ms.Otsuka will be at Wilton Library to discuss her work on October 21st, at 4:00pm. Join Susan Boyar, professional book discussion leader, for a discussion of this work prior to Julie Otsuka’s appearance on October 21. Registration recommended.