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.
First Saturday Books for Babies
Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
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 on the first Saturday of each month before the library opens. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Registration suggested.
AARP Driver Safety Class
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. No written or driving tests; classroom only. Lunch break from 12 – 1 p.m. Registration required. Program cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Bring check or cash only.
Visions and Versions of America: Three Views from Fiction – Mark Schenker
Saturday, Sept. 15, Sept. 29 & Oct. 6, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
In this presidential election year, we are reminded that the federalist philosophy reflected in the Electoral College system envisions an America that is not a single homogenized nation but an amalgam of states and regions. In three lectures on American fiction, Mark Schenker, Yale College Dean of Academic Affairs, will consider how the geographical and cultural aspects of Northern New England, the Deep South, and the American West enrich and complicate our national identity. Each session will consist of a one hour talk, followed by a Q&A. Wine and cheese will be served. The lecture series has been generously sponsored by an anonymous donor. Registration highly recommended. Please register separately for each program in the series.
Series dates and topics:
Sept 15 Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896)
Sept 29 William Faulkner, Absalom! Absalom! (1936)
Oct 6 Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (1985)
Overdrive Office Hours
Saturday, Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27 , 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 Saturdays in October, from 10 – noon. 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: Tuesdays in October, 4 – 6 p.m.