Wilton Library Programs – Sept/Oct

Storytimes, LegoFun, lots of great programs to join in on the fun at the Wilton Library! Sounds like a good laugh is in store for Wednesday, Oct. 12 with Alex the Jester. For your kids who love horses, the art exhibit looks amazing. Don’t miss it!

Spotlight Program!Alex the Jester
Alex the JesterWednesday, October 12, 6:30-7:30 pm


It’s easy to imagine a court jester – the colorful trickster with bells jingling from his floppy hat. But have you ever seen one perform in real time? A rare treat, indeed! Enter the world of the Wise Fool, and take an inspiring journey to Medieval times. Alex the Jester prefers action to words, from mind bending sight gags to amazing stunts. When he finally clears his throat to speak, his audience is captivated. Rolling off his tongue is a funny sounding gibberish tongue called Grammelot. This universal language has been his ticket to The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, The Singapore Arts Festival, Japan’s World Performance Festival, and theaters from Alaska to Australia. Alex the Jester has also performed with Wilton’s very own Wilton Singers!

Adults and children alike are invited to join us for this hour of hilarious antics with Alex the Jester. This is sure to be a fun time for all! Registration required, no fee.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Please register in advance. 

The Literary Horse Photography ExhibitHorseSeptember 1- 30, Gallery Are you a horse lover?  As you make your way to the Children’s Library be sure to stop and take a look at this month’s art exhibit.  From Achilles receiving his immortal chargers to Don Quixote’s farewell to Rocinante, literature is full of unforgettable stories and poetry about heroic horses and horse-people. This exhibit brings those legends to life by pairing up to 100 photos of today’s novice through Olympic equestrians with quotations from the world’s great books.

The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life is an exhibit touring public and school libraries worldwide through 2012. Exhibit creator Vanessa Wright is a multiple award-winning teacher, author, and equine photographer. For more information and free resources, please visit the exhibit website:www.theliteraryhorse.com


Raffle Opportunity!!  Fill out a comment card at the Children’s desk for your chance to win a beautiful print from the show!


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