Winter 2014 Reading Olympics
Friday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
You don’t need to put on ice skates and ear muffs to join Wilton Library’s Olympic Games. In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the library challenges young readers to finish two books within three weeks, or three books, or even five books! We will have our own Awards Ceremony on February 22. So ski, snowboard, or skate your way over to the Children’s Library and sign up! Read a lot, visit often, and fill in your reading log. For independent readers. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Atmospheric Landscape Paintings by William McCarthy
Friday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, March 1
Artist William McCarthy creates atmospheric landscapes entirely from memory and imagination. Using thumbnail sketches to inform and guide, the oil-based images spring forth with vibrancy and color harmony to create a sense of place in time with the ever changing atmosphere. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library.
Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes
Tuesday, Jan. 7 through Tuesday, March 18, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Join Wilton Library for 2 and 3-year old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This program runs for 11 weeks.
Look, Listen and Learn
Tuesday, Jan. 7 through Tuesday, March 18, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. This program runs for 11 weeks.
Tuesday, Jan. 7 through Tuesday, March 18, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. For independent listeners ages 4 – 6 years. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. This program runs for 11 weeks.
College Talk with the Greenes
Monday, Feb. 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m. POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 10
Topic: “Changes in the College Admissions Process: What Every Family Should Know About Planning and Paying for College Today.” Educational consultants Howard and Matthew Greene will discuss recent trends in college admissions, and what matters most in the college admissions process. How can parents and students navigate the college admissions landscape today in a positive and productive way, with less stress, more enjoyment, and the right priorities? Families are encouraged to attend together, and the program will be geared toward students in 9th through 11th grades. Registration recommended.