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.
Wilton Library Readers
Wednesday, Oct. 10, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. Click here for a complete listing of meetings and titles.
Ambler Farm Reads
Wednesday, October 10 , 2:15-3 pm
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme-based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so caregivers are reminded to bring library cards. During the month of October the theme is Pumpkins; November 14 “Harvest Bounty.” Registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers. This program runs through November; register for each session separately.
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.
Mythology Book Club for Kids
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Children in grades 3-5 will read a book on a mythological theme and discuss it in this monthly book club. Snacks will be provided and an activity or craft will be made. The book for the month of October is Hades by George O’Connor. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under 12. Registration required, no fee. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Author Talk – John Barricelli – The Seasonal Baker
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
John Barricelli of the SoNo Baking Company in Norwalk returns to Wilton Library to discuss his latest cookbook, The Seasonal Baker. In The Seasonal Baker, he brings everyday baking with fruits and vegetables within reach for home cooks, offering 135 sweet and savory recipes for all seasons. John Barricelli is the owner and chef of the SoNo Baking Company & Cafés in South Norwalk and Westport. Q&A, book sales and signing following the talk. Book sales by Elm Street Books of New Canaan. Registration highly recommended.