2013 February 7 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

Epic Poetry with Gerald Weiss: War, Women, Wrath and Worship in Vergil’s The Aeneid

Thursday, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:30 – noon.
Through a process known as “Passing Over,” selected passages in Vergil’s Aeneid will be examined for relevance in today’s world – violence, war, justice, fate and destiny, the place of women in society then and now, and the role of Roman Imperial Theology. Comparisons of Roman Empire Christianity to our own country’s ideology and policies will be explored, as will thinking about one’s own journey and destiny. Four-part series on Thursdays in February. Gerald Weiss has undergraduate and master’s degrees in Classical Languages from St. Louis University and a PH.D in Philosophy and Theology, from Gregorian University (Rome).  He has taught Philosophy/Theology/Religious Studies at various universities, as well as having published one book and written numerous articles for educational, religious and spiritual periodicals and journals. Registration required.

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Children’s Beginner Chess

Thursday, Feb. 7 through Thursday, March 28, 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. Registration filled.

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Children’s Advanced Chess

Thursday, Feb. 7 through Thursday, March 28, 5 – 6 p.m.
Children in grades 1-7 will get advanced 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. Registration filled.

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