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Poetry in Motion – Breaking the Mold: Submissions Extended through November 14th

“Breaking the Mold,” is a two-performance, poetry and arts event centered around the theme of daring to be different, unique or unconventional! Teens (grade 7 – 12) are invited to submit poetry in keeping with this topic. Submissions accepted September 1 through November 14th. Approximately thirty works will be selected for inclusion in the performances. Poems will be paired with music, dance or art in live performances in March 2015. For more information, contact Wilton Library’ s Teen Services Jennifer Walker by phone at 203-762-3950, ext 224, Teen Librarian Susan Lauricella by phone at 203-762-3950, ext 243 or e-mail teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org. This program is sponsored by Wilton Library with funding from generous donors.

Upcoming Teen Events

Electronic Tinkering 4-Part Workshop for Teens

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions, teens in grades 7-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Session dates are: Jan. 6, 8, 13 and 15. Registration required. Space limited. Supported in part by the William and Karen Tell Foundation and the Romer Family.

Electronic Tinkering 4-Part Workshop for Teens

Thursday, Jan. 8, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions, teens in grades 7-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Session dates are: Jan. 6, 8, 13 and 15. Registration required. Space limited. Supported in part by the William and Karen Tell Foundation and the Romer Family.

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Jan. 8, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Jan. 11, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Monday, Jan. 12, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to Wilton Library’s monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Your help allows us to make the library better for you and your friends. Newcomers always welcome! If this is your first time coming to TAB, please fill out an application (can be accessed online) and bring it with you. Applications will also be available at the meeting. Registration is recommended. Call for details (203)762-3950 x224 or email Jennifer Walker, Teen Services Assistant, at jwalker@wiltonlibrary.org.

Electronic Tinkering 4-Part Workshop for Teens

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions, teens in grades 7-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Session dates are: Jan. 6, 8, 13 and 15. Registration required. Space limited. Supported in part by the William and Karen Tell Foundation and the Romer Family.

Electronic Tinkering 4-Part Workshop for Teens

Thursday, Jan. 15, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions, teens in grades 7-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Session dates are: Jan. 6, 8, 13 and 15. Registration required. Space limited. Supported in part by the William and Karen Tell Foundation and the Romer Family.

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Jan. 15, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Jan. 22, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Jan. 25, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join our youth maker program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration. Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. We'll meet from the end of January until the end of May on the following dates: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/30. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Registration required.

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Jan. 29, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Feb. 1, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

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