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.
Whodunit? Book Club
Monday, March 24, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Children in grades 2 and 3 will meet and discuss mystery books as a group. The book for March is The Mystery of Meerkat Hill by Alexander McCall Smith. Snacks will be provided with fun detective activities. Parents and guardians must remain in the Library. Sponsored by the Steve and Alison Sherman Family Fund.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Elizabeth Lazeren
Monday, March 24, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
March brings Elizabeth Lazeren to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Elizabeth graduated from the Hartford Art School and instructed students of art for 22 years. She is best known for her richly depicted marine paintings that have a solitary and sublime melancholy. At Weir Farm she aims to explore a different landscape – woodland and field scenes, tree & brush forms, forest spaces and freshwater estuaries. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.
Reel Mondays: The Invisible War
Monday, March 24, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
The Wilton League of Women Voters and Wilton Library present The Invisible War in the third in this season’s series of provocative documentary films. This is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Profoundly moving, the film follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report. The film is so powerful it has already helped change military policy. Jennifer McNamara, President of Wilton’s Domestic Violence Task Force, will introduce the film and moderate the discussion afterwards. Refreshments served. No charge, although donations are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Wilton League of Women Voters and Wilton Library.