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.
WLA/WHS – Scholarly Series: A Star Spangled Nation: The War of 1812—Causes and Impact of the War – Matthew Warshauer
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
The collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society kicks off its 6th season with A Star-Spangled Nation: The War of 1812. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, joins us to give us an overview on the war, including politics pre- and post- war, its overall impact, and Andrew Jackson’s controversial contributions that brought him into the national spotlight. Warshauer is most recently the author of Andrew Jackson in Context (2011), part of a series on American Presidents published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (New York). Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations always welcomed. Series sponsored by Wilton Bank. Program sponsored by Leland Wilson, Wilson Properties, LLC. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth. Registration essential.
The remaining lectures are as follows, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. (please note location of each lecture):
November 4 at the Wilton Historical Society Native Americans in the War – David Koch
January 27 at the Wilton Library The War Connecticut Hated – Walter Woodward
February 24 at the Wilton Historical Society – Naval Power and the Lasting Effects of the War – Glenn Gordinier
See a synopsis of all the lectures in the series
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.
Wilton Candlelight Concerts at Wilton Congregational Church—Windscape Wind Quintet
Sunday, Oct. 14 , 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Windscape has won a unique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individualists. According to Classical Voice of North Carolina, the group’s playing is “knowledgeable, musically impeccable and breathtakingly beautiful.” All performances are on Sunday afternoons at the Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call 203-762-3401 or visit www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.