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.
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.
The Bible as Literature with Gerald Weiss – POSTPONED
Thursday, Feb. 6,
13, 20, 27 & 28, 10:30 – noon.
Dr. Gerald Weiss will look at the Hebrew Bible from the perspective of its literary character in this 4-part series. Using selected passages from this ‘anthology’ of books, we will examine the different narrative genres, its stylistic forms, and its prose and poetry. Whatever one’s religious orientation or beliefs about the Bible, if nothing else, it remains one of the greatest literary works of all time and can be appreciated as such. Dr. Weiss earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University. He received his PhD. at Gregorian University in Rome. See registration link for more speaker details. Advance registration required.