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   Friday, April 23, 2021
11:00 AM
Joyful Fridays: M is for Messy Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years
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M is for Messy. It's okay to be messy! Join us to make scribble art and to think about how messes can be wonderful opportunities for creativity, learning and growing, with museum educators during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the NMAAHC Joyful ABCs: M is for Messy Activity Book.
https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4387578/joyful-fridaysm-is-for-messy--washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education



7:00 PM
Keeping the Rhythm: An Exploration of Women Drummers
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As part of Smithsonian Jazz’s celebration of Women in Jazz during this year’s Jazz Appreciation Month, the museum is thrilled to present "Keeping the Rhythm: An Exploration of Women Drummers." 

This livestreamed program will be hosted by Dr. Sherrie Maricle, drummer, educator, and music director of The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, FIVE PLAY and co-leader of the 3D Jazz Trio. Maricle will share the important and often overlooked contributions of American women drummers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. She will also be joined by award-winning writer, producer, and director Judy Chaikin, whose groundbreaking documentary The Girls in the Band featured stories of women jazz musicians.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keeping-the-rhythm-an-exploration-of-women-drummers-tickets-149572410105




   Saturday, April 24, 2021
9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Spring Roadside Clean Up!
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Spring Roadside Clean Up! Saturday, April 24th Rain or Shine 9 - 1. Blue bags for trash available at the Recycling Center, the Wilton PO or the Wilton Town Hall starting on Saturday, April 17th.
IF you are unable to bring your filled bags to the Recycling Center, please leave your bags at an intersection and text Sandy at 913-3456 with the # of bags and the location.
For more information, email: wiltoncommuitycenter@gmail.com



10:30 AM
Growing Community: Connecting the How and the Why of Gardening
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Our first workshop of the season will guide attendees on an exploration of historic Barry Farm-Hillsdale and the role of “truck gardens” in the foundations of a healthy, thriving community. ACM curator Alcione Amos will trace the community’s connection to and stewardship of their green spaces while garden facilitator Derek Thomas will guide us through the first steps of the museum’s truck-garden inspired green spaces/beds. 
 
About the series “Growing Community: Connecting the How and the Why of Gardening” 
Gardens are more than seeds and soil. They can be unexpected and important sites of community empowerment. They allow us to connect with the land while feeding the people we care about. Gardens can mean financial security and even freedom. During this six-part series, virtual participants will learn techniques for growing vegetables and herbs at home and explore the history of gardening in DC’s East of the River communities.   
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yGLhvdJyQkijV38LSUvheg



8:30 PM
Men of Change Drive-in Movie Night at Union Market
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Join the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum and Union Market for a special drive-in movie event showcasing a series of original short artistic films from the exhibition Men of Change. Through creative expression, four contemporary artists articulate black male experiences through depictions of various Men of Change who are featured in the exhibition. The films include Alvin Ailey, a depiction of Alvin Ailey by Cary Fagan; Godchild, a depiction of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Louis Armstrong by AG Rojas; A person is more important than anything else…, a depiction of James Baldwin by Hank Willis Thomas; and Light Side Dark Side, a depiction of Dick Gregory by Shaunté Gates. The evening concludes with a film by former Halcyon fellow and local DC artist Kokayi, entitled ...on dreams. Projections powered by Pepco.

7:00pm - The parking lot opens and guests check-in begins
8:20pm - The parking lot CLOSES. No cars will be allowed into the lot after this time.
8:30pm - The film begins
https://reelplan.ticketleap.com/menofchange/




   Sunday, April 25, 2021
7:00 AM
April Hike-You - April 6th through April 30th
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April is poetry month, and to celebrate, we’re planning a “hike-you”, a hike to gather bits of haiku poetry and even write some of your own!  From April 6th through April 30th, you can participate in the hike and share your haikus with us at the library.  To join in the fun, stop by or call (654-2581) or email Ms. Boo (bettielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org) for a guide sheet.  Then follow the instructions on the guide sheet for a “haiku hike for you”.  Everyone turning in their guide sheet will be entered into a drawing for a prize.  Get outside and let nature inspire and entertain you!



 



9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Boots and Books Monthly Hike - NEW DATE 04/25/21
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   Monday, April 26, 2021
11:00 AM
Story Time with the National Postal Museum
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Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome!

Mondays at 11:00 (EDT) National Postal Museum educators will read stories aloud and lead related activities in a Zoom meeting for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of postal-related topics and more! Sessions will be interactive and last approximately 45 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507



   Tuesday, April 27, 2021
4:00 PM
Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours
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Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (learninglab.si.edu​) team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Want feedback on your Learning Lab collection? Just want to say "hello"? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime between 4 and 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbqCxnIjz4s



7:00 PM
Wilton Heritage Commission Zoom meeting
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84234784264


   Wednesday, April 28, 2021
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Book Group
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12:30 PM
Poetry Workshop: Ekphrastic Poetry + Angela Davis
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Deepen your experience of the NMAAHC collection and let it inspire your writing in this virtual ekphrastic poetry workshop. Ekphrastic poetry responds to a work of visual art-generally a painting, sculpture, or photograph. During the workshop, attendees will look at examples of ekphrastic poems and spend time composing an individual work based on Angela Davis. 

The workshop will be led by international slam poetry champion, Anthony McPherson. McPherson's work incorporates various art forms, as well as a myriad of character impressions, to address race, art, and his own biracial identity. He's appeared on Button Poetry, in HuffPost, and Upworthy, and has reached over ten million views since his first viral poem, "All Lives Matter: 1800's Edition."
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvf-qsqzgvEtJeWpKAgFLHsDZZ56ca_K0n
 




5:00 PM
April Greiman: Objects in Space
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Pioneering transmedia designer April Greiman has pushed graphic design into new dimensions, from the built environment to augmented reality (AR). Greiman’s designs are among the first digital graphics ever made, and her innovative use of advanced digital technology has made her a leader in the design world.
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N62A1_zsRCa048N8ZnrIYA



   Thursday, April 29, 2021
10:00 AM
Breaktime this week for Story Circle with Ms Boo
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Ms Boo's Story Circle is on break this week but will return next week.


7:00 PM
Historically Speaking: Buses are A Comin': A Conversation with Freedom Rider Charles Person
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Buses Are a Comin’ provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person, the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, whose social justice colleagues include: Congressman John Lewis, journalist and pacifist James Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes.  Charles Person's story provides a roadmap from a teenager of a previous era to the young people of today on how to become agents of transformation. 
https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp




   Friday, April 30, 2021
11:00 AM
Joyful Fridays: N is for Natural Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years
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N is for Natural. You are wonderful just the way you are! Join us to celebrate your natural self and create a painting of your unique eyes with museum educators during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the NMAAHC Joyful ABCs: N is for Natural Activity Book.
https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3596107/joyful-fridaysn-is-for-natural--washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education



   Monday, May 3, 2021
6:00 PM
An Evening with Joy Harjo
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Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
Joy Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation and was appointed the 23rd US Poet Laureate in 2019. She is currently serving in her third term and is the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she is an internationally renowned award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player. Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry including her most recent, An American Sunrise (2019).
Program by the New Hampshire Humanities
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwoduqpqDMqGNQieOZcfFZgL0ZZ2yGnNXld

 



   Thursday, May 6, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - Facebook live stream
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In May, we'll be celebrating Mother's Day and learning a LOT about water!


11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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In May, we'll be celebrating Mother's Day and learning a LOT about water!


   Friday, May 7, 2021
4:00 PM
Friday at the Frog Pond
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Looking for a nice way to begin the weekend?  Join Ms. Boo on Friday afternoons in May at 4pm for some fun at the Frog Pond!  We'll start in the parking lot with a demonstration about water and water resources, hike up to the pond to see and explore, and then enjoy a picture book with a water based theme.  All ages are welcome, adult participation is required. no sign up required.  For more information, email Ms. Boo at: belltielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org


   Thursday, May 13, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - Facebook live stream
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In May, we'll be celebrating Mother's Day and learning a LOT about water!


11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
Contact:    
In May, we'll be celebrating Mother's Day and learning a LOT about water!


   Friday, May 14, 2021
4:00 PM
Friday at the Frog Pond
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Looking for a nice way to begin the weekend?  Join Ms. Boo on Friday afternoons in May at 4pm for some fun at the Frog Pond!  We'll start in the parking lot with a demonstration about water and water resources, hike up to the pond to see and explore, and then enjoy a picture book with a water based theme.  All ages are welcome, adult participation is required. no sign up required.  For more information, email Ms. Boo at: belltielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org


   Thursday, May 20, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - Facebook live stream
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In May, we'll learning a LOT about water!


11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
Contact:    
In May, we'll learning a LOT about water!


   Friday, May 21, 2021
8:00 AM
Library Trustee Meeting
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4:00 PM
Friday at the Frog Pond
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Looking for a nice way to begin the weekend?  Join Ms. Boo on Friday afternoons in May at 4pm for some fun at the Frog Pond!  We'll start in the parking lot with a demonstration about water and water resources, hike up to the pond to see and explore, and then enjoy a picture book with a water based theme.  All ages are welcome, adult participation is required. no sign up required.  For more information, email Ms. Boo at: belltielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org


   Thursday, May 27, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - Facebook live stream
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In May, we'll learning a LOT about water!


11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
Contact:    
In May, we'll learning a LOT about water!


   Friday, May 28, 2021
4:00 PM
Friday at the Frog Pond
Contact:    
Looking for a nice way to begin the weekend?  Join Ms. Boo on Friday afternoons in May at 4pm for some fun at the Frog Pond!  We'll start in the parking lot with a demonstration about water and water resources, hike up to the pond to see and explore, and then enjoy a picture book with a water based theme.  All ages are welcome, adult participation is required. no sign up required.  For more information, email Ms. Boo at: belltielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org