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, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
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.
Mother Goose Time
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 , 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Time is a themed story time for children ages 1-4. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.
Wilton Library Readers
Wednesday, Nov. 14, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Stay Awake: Stories by Don Chaon. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page.
Ambler Farm Reads
Wednesday, November 14 , 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 November the theme is “Preparing for Winter.” Registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.
Mythology Book Club for Kids
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:30 – 6:30 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 November is Kokopelli’s Flute by Will Hobbs. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under 12. Registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Sugar Matters: A Forum on Diabetes Prevention and Treatment
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
A free forum on diabetes featuring a panel of health experts will be presented by Wilton Library, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA), the Greens of Cannondale and the Wilton Family Y. The panel of experts will include Dr. Nancy J. Rennert, the Chief of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Norwalk Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) at Yale University School of Medicine; Barbara Nadolny, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator and coordinator of the Diabetes Education program at Norwalk Hospital; and Cindy Kozak, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator from the State Department of Health and Chronic Diseases. The moderator will be Theresa Santoro, CEO and president of the RVNA. A pre-screening risk assessment form and additional experts will be available from 6:30 to 7, prior to the forum. Participants will receive a free “Try the Y” pass to the Wilton Family Y and can register for a free fasting glucose screening being offered the following morning at the Wilton Y by RVNA, from 8 – 10 a.m. (This does not replace the need for a full blood work up with your doctor.) Dietitian Sandra Novalla from the Greens at Cannondale will also be available to answer questions and review your diet. Registration recommended.