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Storytelling hours for children, workshop for poets, planning university exams


The kids were thrilled with “Magic with Will DeBernardis” via Zoom on Friday, January 7, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Kindergarten kids and up were invited to a magic show featuring Wilton’s Will DeBernardis . He’s been practicing magic since he was in first grade. He put on an interactive show that delighted the audience. Registration was compulsory. Those interested in attending the event could email Lesley Keough [email protected], Wilton Library staff member, with questions. People could also visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register.

Teen Library Council meets

Teens, who are in grades 6 through 12, who want to get more involved in the library are invited to the first “Teen Library Council, TLC, Meeting” on Tuesday, January 11, 4-5: 3pm All Teens de Wilton are welcome. Benefits include: helping librarians choose adolescent material, brainstorming ideas for adolescent programs, gaining experience working in a leadership role, and helping the community through service projects. Each meeting will consist of a small group activity and a discussion of upcoming events. The group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Brubeck Room and members are requested to attend all meetings. Registration is required and submitting a TLC request prior to the first meeting is recommended. Contact Teen Services at 203 762-6342 for any questions. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Group of books online

The Wilton Library Readers Lunchtime Book Discussion Series meets Wednesday, January 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom. This month, Susan Boyar, the group’s professional book chat host, discusses WEB Du Bois sociologist love songs by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers. Registration is required in advance in order to receive the Zoom invitation link. The link will be sent prior to the meeting by Karen Zeibak, Library Outreach Officer. Wilton Library Readers meets the second Wednesday of each month until June. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register and for more information.

Help with the chronology of the college

High school students have a lot of questions when they start to think about college. When should they start visiting colleges? How many AP exams do they have to take? How do they start looking for schools? What about SATs and ACTs? The library’s program “The College Timeline: What To Do When with Priyanka Shingala” is designed to help you. On Wednesday, January 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., University Advisor Priyanka Shingala from Let’s Talk College will be moderating a discussion via Zoom, not in the Brubeck Room in the library, to share her advice and provide a timeline for the year. from the ninth to the twelfth year. The program is designed for grade 8 through high school students and their parents. Space is limited. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register.

Storytelling hours for children

During the month of January, the Children’s Library continues to offer different storytelling times for children ages six months to five, either in person or on Zoom. In-person programs are “Big Kids Story Time” for children ages four and five, Tuesdays January 18 and 25, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. and “Family Story Time” for children ages two to four and their guards on Wednesdays, January 19 and 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants should bring blankets to reserve spaces for in-person story time. Masks must be worn at all times by adults and children. Places are limited in order to maintain social distancing. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins will be welcome if space permits. On Zoom, “Mother Goose on the Loose” for children six months to two years old will take place on Thursdays, January 20 and 27, from 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Zoom invitation links will be sent to registrants before programs begin. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to see more details and to register for all story times.

Planning university tests

The “Is ACT or SAT Right for Me?” with Priyanka Shingala “is designed to help teens who are starting to think about college entrance exams. The program takes place Tuesday, January 18, 6:30 pm-7:30pm via Zoom, not in the Brubeck Room in the Library. Test Preparation Advisor and College Advisor Priyanka Shingala, from the college preparation company, Let’s Talk College, will discuss the following topics: Breakdown of each exam by subject and time; What are the “good scores” to aim for?; Determine which exam to take; Elective tests; Send scores: history of scores versus choice of scores; Test elective universities, blind test and test flexible universities; When should tests start The program is particularly relevant to sophomores, current juniors and their parents; however, anyone interested is welcome. Registration required. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register.

The library will be closed on Monday January 17th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for more information and to register for one of the library’s virtual programs, for information about the library’s digital library, or one of the library’s databases. For Wilton residents who need a library card to access the digital library, call 203-762-6334. If anyone has any questions about accessing or using the digital library, send an email to [email protected]