Holiday Book Sale
Tuesday, Nov. 26 through Monday, Dec. 23
Mondays through Thursdays, 10 – 8; Fridays 10 – 6; Saturdays, 10 – 5, Sundays 1- 5
The library’s holiday book sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight. Bargains can be found – most of the items are new or like-new condition, making a terrific opportunity for holiday gift-giving. Items include books, unopened CDs and DVDs, children’s books and a huge assortment of art books. As items are sold, new ones appear daily, thanks to the hard-working book sale volunteers, who always seem to have an un-ending supply of tantalizing offerings. All sales support the library.
Sale opens at noon on Nov. 26 and continues during regular library hours through Dec. 23. Library closed Thursday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.
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.
Stock Market Game for Teens
Monday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Dec. 9, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Interested in how the stock market works? Join SMG (The Stock Market Game), a simulated marketplace played by teens all around the world. Working in teams of 2 or more, the teams will be given $100,000 in virtual cash and then build a portfolio, do research, evaluate stocks, trade common stocks and mutual funds, and more. Tracey Morgan, a former Senior Trader of foreign exchange derivatives will be running this nine week program — Mondays, from 9/30-12/2. Note: The first session will last 1½ hours. All others will be one hour. For teens in grades 7-12. Registration filled.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Natalie Camou
Monday, Dec. 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
December brings Natalie Camou to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. In her work, Natalie seeks to disrupt the politically useful binary of the ‘good immigrant’ versus the ‘bad immigrant.’ Through photography she explores the dimensions of the immigrant experience to show a complexity of networks, families, and individuals impossible to filter through values of ‘good’ and ‘bad.’ She hopes to experiment with different ways of creating an intimate space that challenges the viewer’s understanding of immigration. Natalie’s goal is to have an installation that leaves the viewer thinking of immigrant life beyond the context of ‘good’ and ‘bad,’ instead appreciating the everyday roles they play as friends, neighbors and peers. Currently she is a Research Photographer at the University of Almeria in Spain. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.