2014 January 9 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Jan. 9 through Thursday, March 6, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9 through Thursday, March 6, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. There is no session on Feb. 13.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children’s Library desk starting December 2, 2013 and must be returned by December 23, 2013. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

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Free Fiction, Films, and Fugues To Go @ Wilton Library

Thursday, Jan. 9, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
BYOD – Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates our free downloadables and streaming media in this demonstration-style class.  You will learn about our downloadable eBooks (OverDrive), downloadable eMagazines (Zinio), streaming movies (IndieFlix), and streaming jazz and classical music (Naxos Music Library), all available 24/7.  There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards.  Registration suggested.

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Children’s Beginner Chess

Thursday, Jan. 9 through Thursday, March 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. There is no session on Feb. 13.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

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Children’s Advanced Chess CANCELLED

Thursday, Jan. 9 through Thursday, March 6, 5 – 6 p.m. CANCELLED
Children in grades 3-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. There is no session on Feb. 13.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

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A World above the World – The Fourteen Colored Mountain with Daryl Hawk

Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will give a special photography presentation and lecture based on his most recent expedition to the remote Northwest Frontier of Argentina this past April. Hawk embarked on a 3,000 mile journey across the Altiplano Plateau and over the spectacular 18,000 foot plus Andean mountain range where Argentina, Bolivia and Chile meet. The native people survive in one of the most remote, high altitude, bewitching landscapes on earth. Known as Collas, these inhabitants of the region maintain ancient traditions giving thanks to Mother Earth. Mr. Hawk will share his discoveries, stories, and important lessons from the nonstop adventures he experienced everyday on this enlightening journey. He will also discuss his style, philosophy, and various techniques he uses when photographing subject matter. Hawk is also a travel writer and lecturer whose articles and photographs often appear in magazines worldwide. He has been featured several times on NBC’s Today Show and Fox 5 television. He is a member of the Explorers Club, the Royal Geographical Society and the Professional Photographers Association.  See the library’s registration link for more information about the speaker. Co-sponsored by Wilton Arts Council and Wilton Library. Registration recommended.

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