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.
Parenting Book Series: Dr. Susan Bauerfeld
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD Coach and mother of three boys, reviews several parenting books over the course of the year chosen for their soundness and relevance to the community. The book for October is How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough. Reading the book is not required, but it is encouraged and will likely enhance the discussion. No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Parent Connection, a member organization of WYC, Wilton Library and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. Registration strongly encouraged. Additional dates in the series – January 7, 2014 and March 4, 2014.
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, Oct. 1, 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.
Mother/Daughter Teen Book Group
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:45 – 8 p.m.
Looking for mother and daughter pairs to join Wilton Library’s newly formed teen book group. Meetings will take place monthly throughout the school year to talk, laugh and learn through the love of reading. First group discussion: Chinese Cinderella: the true story of an unwanted daughter by Adeline Yen Mah. Following sign up, a copy of the book will be provided to each mother/daughter pair. For teen girls in grades 6-8. Space is limited. Registration required. Snacks provided. Dates for the fall: 11/5 and 12/3.