2013 September 25 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950


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 teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org by October 20, 2013.  Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950, ext. 243 for information.


ESL (English as a Second Language) Registration & Testing

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Registration and placement testing for ESL classes will take place at Wilton Library on Wednesday, September 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Please note that the ESL class at Wilton Library is for the multi-level student. Class size is limited and will be determined by Placement Testing. Classes are open to Wilton, Westport and Weston residents. Class testing and registration will be conducted by Westport Continuing Education. Just walk in to take the test. Classes will be held twice-weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. starting on Monday, September 30 at Wilton Library.


Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Sept. 11 through Wednesday, Nov. 13, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.


Creation Station!

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 4 – 4:45 p.m.Children in grades K through 5 are invited to stop by the Library for this creation program. Using different materials each week, this is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Materials include: Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. Grades K-5 with caregivers in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.


Author Talk: Susan Conley – Paris Was the Place

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
With her new novel, Paris Was the Place, Susan Conley offers a beautiful meditation on how much it matters to belong: to a family, to a country, to any one place, and how this belonging can mean the difference in one’s survival. This is a deeply moving portrait of some of the most complicated and glorious parts of the human existence: love and sex and parenthood and the extraordinary bonds of brothers and sisters. Susan Conley is a novelist, creative writing professor and memoirist. A native of Maine, she earned her B.A. from Middlebury College and her M.F.A. in creative writing from San Diego State University. After teaching poetry and literature at Emerson College in Boston, Susan returned to Portland, where she cofounded and served as executive director of The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing center for students ages six to eighteen. She currently teaches at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program and is the Jack Kerouac Visiting Writer at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. See library’s registration link for more information about the author.   Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration encouraged.