Poetry in Motion—Where I Stand
Sunday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 20.
Poetry in Motion, in its eighth year, is Wilton Library’s annual poetry program for teens in grades 7 – 12. This year’s theme is Where I Stand. This can be interpreted figuratively or literally. Students are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long). Approximately 35 poems will be selected by a student board for a two-performance event in March 2014 at the library. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances. Poems can be performed by the student poet or by someone else. Submit poems as a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20, 2013. Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950, ext. 243 for information.
Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes
Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Join Wilton Library for 2 and 3-year old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This program runs for 10 weeks.
Look, Listen and Learn
Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
For 3 and 4 years-olds with a caregiver. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. This program runs for 10 weeks.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4 – 5 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 runs for 10 weeks.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors is held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruits and a beverages will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.
Mindfulness Meditation: Introduction and Recent Research Findings
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Mindfulness is being fully aware and at peace in the present moment, without judgment or strife. It is a tool – one that is accessible at anytime and anyplace – to free oneself from the trap of reactive living and tendency of the mind to dwell on the past and worry about the future. In this workshop, Andy Lee will introduce you to simple and effective mindfulness practices, including meditation that will help you cultivate awareness in your daily life. Andy will also review some of the many recent research findings about the effects of mindfulness meditation on the focus, memory, emotions, and the brain itself. Andy has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation for over 12 years and conducts Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs and meditation classes in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Join us to reset yourself for fall. Registration highly recommended.