Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursday, April 10 through Thursday, May 29, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Thursday, April 10 through Thursday, May 29, 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.
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 March 17, 2014 and must be returned by April 7, 2014. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.
Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton
Thursday, April 10, 17 & 24 & May 1, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Spring Poetry Series exploring various poets and their writing techniques. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for speaker details. Poetry packet available at front desk before seminar begins. Advance registration required.
Author Talk: Maggie Shipstead – Astonish Me
Thursday, May 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Maggie Shipstead, author of the prize-winning debut novel, Seating Arrangements, comes to Wilton Library to discuss her latest endeavor, Astonish Me. Ms. Shipstead takes the reader inside the passionate and political world of ballet. Maggie is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Registration highly recommended. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.