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.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Monday, Sept. 30 through Wednesday, Dec. 18 , 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language will begin on Monday, September 30 and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until December 18 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (Note: no class Oct. 14 or Nov. 27) Testing and registration required.
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.
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.
Wilton Library Readers
Wednesday, Oct. 9, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Life After Life by Kate Atkinson . Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page.
Ambler Farm Reads
Wednesday, October 9, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme-based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card. During the month of October the focus will be on pumpkins. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Program runs through November.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 23, 4 – 5 p.m.
Kids in grades K – 4 are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library’s Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children’s reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Wine Tasting Class: Sunny Tuscany
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Do you know your Chianti from your Cabernet? Unsure what to order off the wine list at a restaurant? Come to one or both of Wilton Library’s wine tasting classes designed, in part, to prepare you for the library’s Annual Wine Tasting Event in November. Jeff Barbour, Owner of New Canaan Wine Merchants and a Wilton Library trustee, will take participants on a mini wine tour of Tuscany on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and of Napa Valley on Wednesday, Oct. 23. See the library’s registration link for speaker details. Tickets are $25 per person and class size is limited to 40 people. A portion of your ticket will benefit the library, and attendees at either wine class will receive $5 off the Annual Wine Tasting Event on Thursday, Nov. 7! Sign up for both classes or just one, and learn all you need to know to get a grip on a good Gamay or a sip of a spectacular Sauvignon! Please register in person at the Circulation Desk or by calling 203-762-3950 ext. 213.