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Wednesday, February 9 Fostering Responsibility and Self-Reliance: The Importance of Positive Communication at Home, School, and in the Social Realm (in person), 10 a.m. to noon. Join us in the Brubeck Room for an in-person session with school psychologist David P Sylvestro. Although the Detroit automakers have made “planned obsolescence” a dirty word, it’s normal to think of obsolescence as an important part of parenthood. After all, as parents, we want to do a pretty good job of guiding, shaping, and preparing our children so they don’t need us anymore! Keeping in mind our children’s eventual independence allows us to provide them with reasonable parameters, help them set goals and title the responsibilities they can take on. A key part of this process is building our own positive communication skills – how we encourage and reinforce our children’s development in these vital areas.

School psychologist David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP, will discuss ways parents can promote responsibility and independence through positive interactions with their children who have LD, ADHD, and executive function issues. Dave was a school psychologist at Eagle Hill Schools for over 40 years and currently holds that position at Southport School. He conducts individual and group counseling sessions, parent support groups and dads-only groups, provides training and staff development for professionals, and presents LD conferences around the world. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, SPED*NET Wilton, Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Public Schools. Registration is mandatory. Please register online or call 203-762-6334. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Feb. 9 Wilton Library Readers: Matrix by Lauren Groff (Zoom), 12-1:30 p.m. Using Zoom, Susan Boyar, professional book discussion moderator, discusses The Matrix by Lauren Groff this month . Places are limited and registration is compulsory. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants prior to the meeting. Please note that the Zoom link will be sent to you by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Wilton Library Readers group meets on the second Wednesday of each month until June. Feel free to snack on your lunch while we discuss the book! Questions? Please email Karen Zeibak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, February 14 Valentine’s Day Crafts (in person), 4:15-5 p.m. Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day unfold, classic hearts with doilies and more! Masks MUST be worn at all times. Registration required. Although we hope to offer this program in person, if circumstances require, we will switch to Zoom, prepare DIY kits and send all registrants an email with the link the day before the program. A separate email will be sent to let attendees know when they can pick up crafting supply kits, should we need to move the program to Zoom. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, February 15 Poetry Talk with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Mark Doty (Zoom), 10:30 a.m. to noon. Join us online as Janet Krauss leads a discussion on a selection of poems by Mark Doty. A package of readings will be emailed prior to the program. Mark Doty, born in 1953, established himself as a major American poet in the late 1990s. His poetry books Alexandria (1993) and Atlantis (1995) earned him recognition in the world of poetry and have reached lovers of poetry. He has written several books since the late 1990s. Philip Levine wrote that Doty was “a creator of risky and fearless great poems in which ordinary human experience becomes music”. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and has taught at several universities. He is a long-time resident of Provincetown, Mass. Janet Krauss, who has published two books of poetry, “Borrowed Scenery”, Yuganta Press and “Through the Trees of Autumn”, Spartina Press, recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University. . Please see the library registration link for more details. No fees for the program. Pre-registration required. Register online to receive the Zoom session invitation link and the reading package. Please email Michael Bellacosa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with all questions. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Dora W. Clawson