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.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Wednesday, April 28, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 29 and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until April 28 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no class the weeks of Feb. 17-21 and April 14-18) Testing and registration required.
Stock Market Game for Teens
Monday, Feb. 10 through Monday, April 7, 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 individually or in teams of two, you’ll 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 02/10-04/07. No class on 02/17. First class meets from 4-5:30 p.m. All other classes meet from 4-5 p.m. For teens in grades 7-12. Registration required.
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.