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.
Senior Center Book Discussion: The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – noon.
Judson Scruton will lead a discussion of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden by Stanley Kunitz. Mr. Kunitz, twice named Poet Laureate of the United States, was not only a distinguished poet but also an ardent gardener. This book is described in Booklist as “A graceful and moving glimpse into a rare and giving artist’s refined poetics, garden aesthetics, and spirituality.” Group meets 4th Tuesday of each month through May (no meeting in December).
Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.
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.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join a monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Input from the board helps to create a better library for all teens. Newcomers always welcome! Newcomers can fill out an application and bring it to the meeting or fill them out there. Registration is recommended. Additional meetings: Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 Call for details (203)762-3950 x224 or email Tracey Morgan, Teen Services Assistant, at email@example.com.