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.
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.
Wilton Reads: The Buddha in the Attic with Joanna Ecke
Wednesday, Oct. 9 , 10:30 – noon.
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 Joanna Ecke, a graduate of Smith College with a doctorate in literature from Duke University, for a daytime discussion of this work prior to Julie Otsuka’s appearance on October 21. Registration recommended.
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.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group
Tuesday, Oct. 9 , 6 – 8 p.m.
A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors will be held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruit and a beverage will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.
Hands Only CPR – 2 Steps to Save a Life
Tuesday, Oct. 9 , 7 – 8:30 p.m.
All are welcome(*) to this free one-hour class sponsored by the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Wilton Library.
(*) Must be a Wilton resident or working for a Wilton business, a minimum of 18 years old and ‘able-bodied’ to perform chest compressions while on one’s knees.
Registration begins at 7 p.m.; class begins promptly at 7:30. Registration required.