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.
AARP Driver Safety Class
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. No written or driving tests; classroom only. CT residents only. Registration required. Program cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Bring check or cash only.
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra for Kids
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 – 11 a.m.
Children ages 3-10 and their families get to experience hands-on participation with woodwind instruments from musicians with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. There will be a flute and an oboe and children will be able to play on a recorder. Additional dates include: Nov. 30 strings, March 1, 2014 brass and May 10, 2014 percussion instruments. Advance registration suggested.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club to discuss and play everything Minecraft at Wilton Library. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Registration required.