2014 May 8 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950


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.


Author Talk: Valerie Martin—The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

Thursday, May 8 , 7 – 8:30 p.m. 
Author Valerie Martin visits the library to discuss her latest tale that brings three real life elements to life – a true ghost ship named the Mary Celeste, found with its crew having vanished, a young Arthur Conan Doyle on the verge of success and an unorthodox spiritualist medium named Violet Petra. The New York Times Book Review called it “A sly and masterly historical novel, a page-turner with intelligence and flair.”   Valerie Martin is the author of ten novels, including TrespassItalian Fever, and the 2003 Orange Prize-winning Property, and of three collections of short fiction.  Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.