2014 February 26 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

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.

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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.

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Books for Babies

Wednesday, Jan. 8 through Wednesday, March 19, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old.  This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area.    Caregivers must be present.  The program runs for 11 weeks.

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Video Games: Creating a Family Plan

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10:30 – noon. POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Are you looking for some guidance on establishing healthy limits in gaming?  Join us as Dr. Eric Schleifer talks to parents about the effects of video games on children and how to create a plan for managing video game usage.  Dr. Schleifer received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Adelphi University, where he wrote his dissertation on the long and short-term effects of video games on children. He has worked as a clinician at the Child Guidance Center in Stamford and as an Adjunct Professor for Psychology at Brooklyn College teaching Developmental Psychology to graduate students. Dr. Schleifer currently has a private practice in Stamford serving children, adolescents, and their families.  Registration strongly encouraged. Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council’s Parent Connection, Wilton Library and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.

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Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Jan. 8 through Wednesday, March 19, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. The program runs for 11 weeks.

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Pokemon Game and Swap

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 4 – 5 p.m.
Do you love Pokemon? Do you collect the cards and swap them with friends? Are you a master at playing the game? Do you know every one of the 718 Pokemon characters from Pikachu to Squirtle? Then the Pokemon Game and Swap program at the Wilton Library is for you!  Once a week in February come and play and swap with other Pokemon fans. Grades 2 and up, caretakers must remain in the building.

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Five Building Blocks of Growth for Your Small Business: How to Succeed at Sales

Wednesday, Feb. 26 , 6 – 8 p.m.
This workshop is the third in a series of five sessions designed to help you analyze and grow your small business. This session will examine how to make marketing more effective by finding and attracting profitable customers that are the best fit with a company’s value proposition. You will learn: the impact of industry structure on marketing; segmentation—how to segment your customer base and what to do with it; defining customer needs and a company’s competitive advantages; branding and marketing messages; channel selections and tactics.

Speaker: Brian Baxendale has 20 years B2B experience selling hardware, systems software and services. He also serves as a SCORE counselor. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

Registration required. Visit  www.scorenorwalk.org and click on Workshops.

The remaining workshops are:

March 12: Building a Winning Plan for Growth
March 26: Tools to Improve Your Business: Lower Your Costs and Increase Your Customers’ Satisfaction.

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Author Talk: Patty Chang Anker – Some Nerve

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the inspiring and inspired talk of author Patty Chang Anker, who set out to be a better role models for her daughters and by conquering her fears ended up embracing life.  In her new book, Some Nerve, Ms. Anker interviews teachers, therapists, coaches and clergy to impart practical advice and profound wisdom, along with sharing her humor and infectious exhilaration when discussing her own triumphs. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration encouraged.

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