2012 October 25 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew

Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Children ages 6 months – 2 years-old with their caregivers are invited to this fun music program with Dawny Dew. Miss Dawn sings nursery songs, uses puppets, and performs finger plays for children. Children will have a chance to dance, sing, move and play in this entertaining program. Registration required.

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Joanna Ecke Fall 2012 Poetry Series

Thursday, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10:30 – noon.
Joanna Ecke leads this 4-part Fall Poetry Series exploring various poets and their writing techniques. Poetry packet will be available at the front desk before the seminar begins. Advance registration required.

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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.

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Children’s Advanced Chess

Thursday, Oct. 4 through Thursday, Nov. 29, 5 – 6 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, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. 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.

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Author Talk: Stephen Carter – The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
From the author of the best sellers The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, an electrifying, provocative new novel that asks the question: what would have happened had Lincoln not been assassinated? Stephen Carter’s new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865–only to be charged with overstepping his Constitutional authority during the Civil War, and faced with impeachment. Books available for purchase and signing. Registration recommended.

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