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Thursday, November 9, 2017

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.

Registration Filled.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Autumn Poetry Seminar Series exploring the poetry of islands. In keeping with Wilton Library’s focus on Cuba this fall with its Wilton Reads program, our poetry seminar will focus on Islands, both literal and metaphoric. From John Donne’s “No Man Is An Island” to Cuban-exile poet Richard Blanco’s “The Island Within,” and from Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, “Crusoe in England,” and “The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket.” Additionally, we will discuss island related poems by Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott.

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.

Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. See registration link for more program and speaker details.

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.

Registration Filled.

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades 2 - 5 are invited to visit the library and enjoy some 'old' games and hobbies. Each week we will have fun with an activity, game, or skill from yonder year. Week One, November 9: Rainbow Loom - remember that Rainbow Loom you got a couple of years ago? Dust it off and bring it to the library! We have some bands you can use. *Please note that you need to bring your own loom.

Nov. 16: Marbles and Jacks;  Nov. 30: My Little Pony and Care Bears (1980s); Dec. 7: Hakey Sack and Hoola Hoops; Dec.14: Friendship Bracelets;  Dec. 21: Classic Board Games. No registration, no fee. 

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