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As a Wilton Library Certified Zentangle Art Instructor, Amy Lilien-Harper teaches everyone from beginners to experienced artists. “Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy,” is Monday, January 24, from 3-4:30 p.m. The meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. The virtual program is for adults and teens 13 and older. All skill levels are welcome. See the library registration link for suggested supplies needed. Registration is mandatory. Space is limited. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants before the session. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register.


Debate book for seniors

The next meeting around the book for seniors will take place on Tuesday, January 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wilton’s Michael Hess will discuss author Christian Davenport’s book, “The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos.” The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month until May. Books are available at the library. Call the Wilton Senior Center, also known as the Comstock Community Center, for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Centre, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Story time for children

During the month of January, the Wilton Library Children’s Library continues to offer different story times for children aged six months to five years, all on Zoom. Storytime for children ages 4 to 5 will take place on Tuesday, January 25 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Family Storytime for ages 2-4 will be Wednesday, January 26 from 10:30-11 a.m. “Mother Goose on the Loose” for ages 6 months to 2 years will be Thursday, January 20 and 27 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Registration is required for each session. Zoom invitation links will be sent to registrants prior to the start of the programs. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to see more details and to register for all story times.

The importance of play for learning

Parents are invited to attend the informative webinar “Focused play and why it matters for learning” on Wednesday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to noon on Zoom. Parents will learn the importance of play in child development and how to play more intentionally with their children. Through play, children learn to successfully engage and interact in the world around them. Play is, in fact, an essential vehicle through which children reach healthy developmental milestones. In theory, playing with our children seems to be easy: there are no rules; there is no script. But, in reality, the art of play can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when children haven’t yet developed the fundamental people, play, or group skills. In this session, Meghan Cave, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-founder of The Hangout Spot, Connecticut’s premier behavior analysis social skills development center, will outline practical steps parents can take to play with their children, promoting social success and meaningful learning along the way. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SPED*NET, Wilton Special Education Network, Wilton Youth Council Free Play Matters Task Force and Wilton Public School District. Registration is mandatory. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register.

Poetry Lecture Series

Guest speaker and educator, Judson Scruton, returns to the Wilton Library to host a free 4-week literature seminar taking readers through selected works by poet Jorie Graham. “Jorie Graham: Poetry as an Infectious Ceremony that Could Save the World,” will take place on Thursdays, January 27 and February 3, February 10 and February 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Graham has been called by the Poetry Foundation one of the most celebrated poets of America’s post-war generation. Judson Scruton MA, Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, majoring in poetry, has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. Prior registration is required. Register online or call Wilton 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. The lecture series is made possible through the support of the Literary Series in Memory of longtime Wilton resident Amy Quigley. Email Wilton Library Board Member Andrea Sato with any questions at [email protected] To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org.

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 for 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 questions about accessing or using the digital library, email [email protected]

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