2013 September 26 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

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.

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Books for Babies

Wednesday, Sept. 11 through Wednesday, Nov. 13, 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 10 weeks.  Caregivers must be present.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Sept. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 14, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. **Please note—in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children’s Library desk and must be returned by August 23. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

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Ben Van Vechten Seminar—Literary Jumble

Thursday, Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 27, 10:30 – noon.
Ben Van Vechten returns to Wilton Library for a special 2-day seminar entitled Literary Jumble on September 26 and 27, from 10:30am – 12:00pm.  Copies of the selections he will discuss will be available at the front desk before the seminar begins. This program is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Advance registration is required.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Sept. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 14, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. **Please note—in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children’s Library desk and must be returned by August 23. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

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Create Your Own Dollhouse

Thursday, Sept. 12, 19 & 26, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Do you love dollhouses? Come and create your own miniature mansion! Bring a shoebox or a box of similar size and during this three-part workshop we will build, decorate and furnish a dollhouse just for you! Grades 2 and up, registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Reader Fund.

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Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Tiffany Johnson & Brandon Cook

Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
September brings Tiffany Johnson and Brandon Cook to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Ms. Johnson aims to broaden her range by observing her environments using oil painting to preserve the essence of a place in time – in this case, the grounds of Weir Farm.  Mr. Cook has always been drawn to and felt a deep connection with 19th century American landscape painters.  His passion is to understand and express that concept by creating paintings unique for our time.  See registration link for more details about the artist.  Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.   Registration suggested.

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