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.
Helping Hands Day!
Saturday, October 13 , 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to come to the library for this all-day touch-a-truck program. Wilton EMS, the Fire Department, and the Police Department will join us at various times with their vehicles and will also give short presentations for the children. This is a fun way for kids to learn about emergency services in our community. Don’t forget your cameras!
The schedule is as follows:
Ambulance – 10 a.m. –12 p.m.
When Do We Call 911? Presentation – 11 a.m.
Police Car – 12 – 2 p.m.
Officer Friendly Visits – 1 p.m.
Fire Truck – 2 – 4 p.m.;
Fire Safety for Kids – 2:30 pm.
This program is made possible through a partnership with the Police Department, Fire Department, and the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
When Do We Call 911?
Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Children of all ages are invited to meet a member of Wilton’s Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The EMS volunteer will talk to kids about Emergency Medical Services helping in emergencies.
Officer Friendly Visits
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to meet Officer Friendly and learn about the Police Department.
Fire Safety for Kids
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to meet a fireman and learn about fire safety.
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.
New Perspectives Film Series: Capturing the Friedmans
Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Capturing the Friedmans is a documentary film directed by Andrew Jarecki. It focuses on the 1980s investigation of Arnold and Jesse Friedman for child molestation and how a community reacts to charges that might be questionable. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 2003. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.