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.
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.
Riverside Reptiles Returns!
Thursday, Feb. 13, 3 – 4 p.m. NEW DATE:Monday, March 3, 4-5 p.m.
Explore the wonderful world of reptiles and amphibians in this engaging program. Meet various examples from these two similar, yet different groups of animals. Learn about their natural history and the importance of their conservation. You will also have a chance to pet a lizard, stare into the eyes of a huge toad, and touch a giant python. Grades K and up, sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Registration required.
Valentine Crafts and Snacks for Teens – POSTPONED
New Time: Friday, Feb. 14, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Teens grades 6 – 12 come make a craft to keep or give to someone special on Valentine’s Day. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required, space is limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.