2012 October 4 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

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 teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org by October 15, 2012. Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950 x.243 for information.

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Joanna Ecke Fall 2012 Poetry Series

Thursday, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10:30 – noon.
Joanna Ecke leads this 4-part Fall Poetry Series exploring various poets and their writing techniques. Poetry packet will be available at the front desk before the seminar begins. Advance registration required.

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Children’s Beginner Chess

Thursday, Oct. 4 through Thursday, Nov. 29, 4 – 5 p.m.
Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. Please note- no class on Thursday, Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

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Children’s Advanced Chess

Thursday, Oct. 4 through Thursday, Nov. 29, 5 – 6 p.m.
Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. Please note- no class on Thursday, Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

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Make Your College Essay Stand Out!

Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Professional writer and college adjunct professor Gary Santaniello shows teens what college admissions directors are looking for, how to mine personal histories, extra-curricular activities and other experiences for material that will make essays stand out, and then how to structure essays for maximum impact. There will be plenty of time for questions. Registration suggested since space is limited. Parents welcome. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Alison Jones: No Water No Life with Daryl Hawk

Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
You think of water only when the well is dry. (African proverb) Alison M. Jones is a conservation photographer who has documented ecosystems and their management for over 20 years in Africa and the Americas. She founded No Water No Life in 2006 to raise public awareness of freshwater issues by combining the powers of photography and science. Alison will share her knowledge of North American and African watersheds and freshwater resources with documentary photographer, Daryl Hawk, who will interview her on stage. She will also be showing still photos and videos from these watershed areas. Granted an honorary Masters Degree in Photography from Brooks Institute, Jones is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photography. Daryl Hawk has lived in Wilton for 26 years and grew up on the water in Westport. As a professional photographer for 30 years, he has championed and raised awareness for numerous environmental and conservation causes his entire career. Co-sponsored by Norwalk River Watershed Association and Wilton Library. Q&A to follow talk. Registration highly recommended.

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