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.
Author Talk: Nelson DeMille—The Quest
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Number 1 New York Times bestselling author, Nelson DeMille, comes to Wilton Library to discuss The Quest, a suspenseful, romantic heart-pounding adventure. The book was originally released in 1975; DeMille has now entirely rewritten it and greatly expanded the work with new characters and a new ending. The tale begins with a dying priest, a secret about the Holy Grail and a quest for the 2,000 year old legend. Nelson DeMille is the author of seventeen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House and most recently, The Panther, and New York Times bestsellers Wild Fire, The Gold Coast, and The General’s Daughter. We are pleased to acknowledge Wilton’s James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86 as part of this special event. Mr. DeMille is a Paid-Up-for-Life member of The American Legion having served in Vietnam as a U.S. Army first lieutenant. Q&A following the talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration required.
The library will be closing at 5 p.m. in preparation for this popular author.