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, Nov. 13, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Tenth of December by George Saunders. 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, Nov. 13, 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 November the focus will be on “preparing for winter.” Registration required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Program runs through November.
Grab Bag Book Club
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Come and discuss a brand new best selling children’s book! The book for October will be House of Hades by Rick Riordan. Healthy snacks will be provided as well as a mythology-themed craft. Registration required. Grades 3 and up. Parents and guardians must be in the building. Sponsored by the Steve and Alison Sherman Family Fund.
James Mapes – Conquering Stress: The Power of Vision and Other Survival Skills
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
James Mapes, speaker and best-selling author speaks about his newest CD program, Patient Pre-Op/Post-Op Healing Therapy™. In this groundbreaking, interactive program, James utilizes his three decades of experience as clinical hypnotist, NLP practitioner, medical facilitator and a personal excellence coach as well as his own personal experience with open-heart surgery. In this interactive program, James will highlight the importance of “Five Keys to Living an Exceptional Life” as an adjunct to a faster recovery from surgery: Making friends with reality; attitude; creating a support system; expressing gratitude and creating a strong vision of the future. He will give suggestions to help people reduce fear and anxiety – instill a feeling of calmness, manage negative stress and improve immune function to reduce pain and create a healing consciousness for quicker surgical recovery. See library’s registration link for more details. Registration recommended.