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October 2021

Wilton Library — The College Process: How To Cope With Uncertainty And Support Your Teen

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Please join us for an interactive discussion with clinical psychologist and parenting coach, Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D., who will provide concrete strategies for coping with uncertainty and lower the stress level for both you and your teen as you navigate the college process together. Uncertainty is but one of the many challenges that naturally accompany the college process. Yet the pressure associated with attempts to reduce and/or eliminate uncertainty often accounts for an inordinate amount of the stress. Add an ongoing…

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Wilton Library: Ready to Read Story Time

October 19 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 19, 2021

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a story time adventure at the Wilton Library Reference Area Courtyard. We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, activities, and more. Bring a blanket to reserve your space. Masks must be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome if space allows. Caregivers must remain on library property. Please register…

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Wilton Library: Navigating the College Application Process

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

The college application process is not difficult, however, there are common missteps to avoid. Join college counselor Priyanka Shingala as she explains: The different types of college applications The applications cycles: early action, early decision, rolling admissions, and regular admissions The do’s and don’ts of completing an application (honors/achievements, activities, recommendations and the “additional information” sections) How to link Naviance to the Common App Registration required. For High School Seniors, but their parents are welcome to join too. Prior to the presentation,…

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Wilton Library: Courtyard Story Time

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 20, 2021

Children ages 3 – 4 years and their caregivers are invited to this in-person storytime. Storytime will be in the Reference area courtyard. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space. Masks must be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Online registration is required for each session. Email any questions.

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Wilton Library — Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by Emily Dickinson. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program. Krauss, who has two books of poetry published, has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University. She co-directs the poetry program of the Black Rock Art Guild. Several of her poems have been published in Ameythst Review. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required. Register on the…

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Wilton Library: Curious Minds STEAM Club

October 20 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 17, 2021

Kids in grades 1st and 2nd are invited to explore STEAM with fun, hands-on activities. Each week students will learn about different science topics such as the water cycle, magnetism, living creatures, and more. A book will also be featured. Registration is required for each session. Classes are limited to 8 students. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained. Email with questions. Register online.

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Wilton Library Storytime: Mother Goose on the Loose

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2021

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books, and nursery rhymes hosted by the Wilton Library. Registration is required for each individual session and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details, email Mrs. Keogh. Please visit the Wilton Library website to register.

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Wilton Library: Teen Courtyard Writing Group

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you in grades 7-12 and love to write poetry, prose, and everything in between? Join us for the first meeting of the Teen Courtyard Writing Group. We'll spend some time freewriting based on prompts, and you'll have a chance to learn about National Novel Writing Month in November. All teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Please visit the Wilton Library website to register — space is limited. Bring a writing utensil and a notebook or paper. This is an…

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Wilton Library: What’s “Modern” About the Modern British Novel?

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Please join the Wilton Library as Mark J. Schenker of Yale College returns to give four lectures on the great English fiction of the modern age. He will consider the legacy of the Victorian Age and the transformations wrought by WWI, among other themes. The novels for each week: Thursday, Oct. 7, 5 to 6 p.m. - The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad Thursday, Oct. 14, 5 to 6 p.m.- Howards End by E. M. Forster Thursday, Oct. 21, 5…

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Wilton Library: Zooming Family Story Time

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until November 17, 2021

Join the Wilton Library for an interactive Zoom storytime geared especially for children ages 2-4. Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills. Online registration is required for each date, and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program. For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy.

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Wilton Library’s Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Amy, Wilton Library‘s certified Zentangle instructor, for a fun and relaxing live online Zentangle art session. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn’t believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists. For adults and teens, ages 13+. See the library’s registration link for suggestions of supplies needed. Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided…

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Wilton Library: Medicare Bootcamp

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join the Wilton Library on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 pm for a community conversation that will provide information for those who will be new to Medicare in the near future. Learn the 'ins and outs' of Medicare enrollment and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly. Claire Volain, the CHOICES Director at the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging will lead this conversation. She has been with the agency for three years and has been in the human…

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