2014 May 13 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

StorytimeTerrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, April 8 through Tuesday, June 10, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Join Wilton Library for 2 and 3-year old story time.  Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No story time during the week of April 14.

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StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, April 8 through Tuesday, June 10, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No story time during the week of April 14.

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Literary Littles

Tuesday, April 8 through Tuesday, June 10, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4 – 6 years. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. No story time during the week of April 14.

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Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, May 13, 6 – 8 p.m.
A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors is held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org.  No charge. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruits and beverages will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

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Author Talk: David McCullough, Jr. – You Are Not Special: And Other Encouragements

Tuesday, May 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
With a commencement speech that went viral, David McCullough, Jr. comes to the library to expound on his thoughts with regard to a generation that should be rolling up their sleeves and digging in.  A high school teacher for 26 years who has taught more than 4,500 students, McCullough notes how he has witnessed, in growing numbers, teenagers becoming ever more preoccupied with success-often at the expense of important formative experience. Taking on entitled students, helicopter parents, questionable educational goals, club sports, college prep courses and other symptoms of privilege, You Are Not Special examines the intense pressure that today’s teenagers have to excel. Although opportunities are plenty, high school students today are so afraid of failure that they miss the opportunity to make-and learn from-mistakes.   After his controversial speech, David McCullough appeared on and/or was interviewed by such media outlets as CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC News, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, and Time Magazine.  Registration highly recommended.  Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.

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