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.
Monday, March 18 through Monday, May 20, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4-6 years. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. This program repeats for ten weeks.
Sham el-Nessim: Egyptian Spring Festival
Monday, April 1, 4 – 5 p.m.
Come celebrate the Egyptian Spring Festival of Sham el-Nessim at the Wilton Library. Honored guests Nisreen Saeed and Nevine Michaels will share their cultural traditions with us in a fascinating program. There will be crafts, authentic Egyptian refreshments and stories to enjoy. For children ages 4 and up, caretaker stays with child. Registration required.
Author Talk: Therese Anne Fowler – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Monday, April 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Combining extensive research and a novelist’s eye, Therese Anne Fowler brings Zelda Fitzgerald to life. The author visits the library to discuss Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and why the subject captivated her for her re-imagined novel – the tumultuous union with a famous husband, the soirées with the most notable figures of the Jazz Age, playgrounds from New York to Paris to the French Riviera. Ms. Fowler has a BA in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing. Her work has won honors from the Faulkner Society and Thomas Wolfe Fiction prize competitions. She was an editorial assistant and taught undergraduate fiction writing before leaving academia to write full-time. An Illinois native, she has two grown sons and two nearly grown stepsons, and lives in North Carolina with her husband. Registration encouraged. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books.