ESL (English as a Second Language)
Monday, January 28 through Wednesday, April 24, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cancelled
Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language will begin on Monday, January 28th and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until April 24th at the Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 18th, Feb. 20th, April 15th and April 17th.) Testing and registration required. Testing takes place at Wilton Library from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Jan. 16.
Books for Babies
Wednesday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 22, 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. This program runs for ten weeks. Caregivers must be present.
Wonderful Ones and Twos
Wednesday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 22 , 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time.
Computer Class: Getting Started—Basic Computers for the Absolute Beginner
Wednesday, March 27, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
If you are a baby boomer, senior, or someone who just hasn’t had time to devote to the exploration of computers until now, this class is for you. Mary Anne Franco will demonstrate what you need to know. Desktop versus laptop, file structure, types of programs, and more will be discussed. Demonstration-style class. Registration suggested.
Food Chain: Critter Encounter
Wednesday, March 27, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Children in grades K-2 are invited to meet some live animals. Earthplace of Westport will join us for a lesson about animals and the food chain. Relationships between life forms and how each species plays a specific role in maintaining balance in its own ecosystem, we learn why every living and nonliving thing is so important. Live animals of all kinds will help us trace the path of energy from the sun all the way to our own bodies. Registration required. Grades K-2 with caregivers in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business with SCORE
Wednesday, March 20 & 27, April 3, 10 & 17, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
People thinking of starting their own businesses or having trouble getting them of the ground have a 5-part series developed by SCORE – “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” is designed to avoid start-up pitfalls and puts businesses on the road to success. The first session on March 20 provides an opportunity to discover what starting a business is all about – the challenges, requirements, choices. The follow-on sessions cover the planning tools necessary to build a successful business. March 20—Self Assessment; March 27—Developing Your Business Plan;April 3—Marketing Planning; Wednesday, April 10—Financial Planning; April 17—Funding & Next Steps. No charge. Check in begins at 5:15 p.m. Registration required. By registering for first, attendees will be registered for all 5 sessions. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE and Wilton Library.