2013 April 17 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

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.

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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.

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Computer Class: Getting Started–Basic PowerPoint 2007

Wednesday, April 17, 12:30-2 pm
Mary Anne Franco shows how to create and format a basic presentation in PowerPoint 2007 in this free, hands-on class. Basic computer skills, including mouse proficiency, required. Advance registration required. Class limited to 10 students. To insure the best learning experience for all, latecomers will not be seated ten minutes past the posted start time. The door to the Training Lab will be closed at that time. (This same class is offered on Thursday, April 18, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.)

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Downton Abbey Marathon

Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
In celebration of National Library Week, the library is screening the three seasons of Downton Abbey, complete with tea service and biscuits. Fascinators and decorative hats are encouraged! Lord Grantham, his daughters, the servants and of course, the Dowager Countess will parade across the screen in the Brubeck Room in all their early 20th century British glory. Season 1 will be shown Monday through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will include highlights of Seasons 2 and 3. Drop in and join the fun and catch up on what everyone’s talking about! Or just get a Downton fix with friends.

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Curious Creatures

Wednesday, April 17, 3 – 4 p.m.
Have you ever seen a blue tongued skink (not skunk)? Or a gargoyle gecko? Or an 18 inch bearded dragon lizard? Not to mention bunnies, ferrets, tarantulas, chinchillas and hedgehogs. These are just some of the wide variety of amazing reptiles, insects and mammals that will be visiting Wilton Library from Curious Creatures for National Library Week. Children 4 and over can come and visit with some of these unusual and interesting creatures. Registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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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.

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 Newbery Club

Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Children in grades 4-6 are invited to join our newest book club! This book club will introduce children to Newbery Award winning books. Once a month we will meet and discuss one of these classics. The book for April’s discussion is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, which won the Newbery in 1979. Read the book and spend a fun hour at the Library with crafts, questions, snacks, and activities. Registration required. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.

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