Teen artists jazz it up The last call for the Teen Jazzy Art Contest entries is Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library\u2019s lobby. As a part of the library\u2019s Wilton Reads 2020 programming, teens are encouraged to design a mock book jacket or vinyl album cover depicting a jazz scene anywhere from the 1920s up to the present, or a famous jazz artist. There will be prizes awarded. Information and entry forms are at www.wiltonlibrary.org. The program is sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Halloween fun Kids in pre-k through fifth grade get to show off their creative costumes in \u201cVirtual Halloween\u201d Friday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. They will share slightly scary stories with Miss Andrea and Mrs. Keogh. Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the program. Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit wiltonlibrary.org to register. Jazz age author examined Mark Schenker of Yale College will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald\u2019s life and work in the 1920s in the program, \u201cF. Scott Fitzgerald and The Jazz Age\u201d Saturday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. In this virtual program, Schenker will discuss Fitzgerald\u2019s work through the lens of the Wilton Reads 2020 selection, \u201cTales of the Jazz Age.\u201d Schenker is a regular guest lecturer at the library. He has been at Yale College since 1990 and is currently a senior associate dean of the college and dean of academic affairs. Please see the registration link for more speaker and program details. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Visit wiltonlibrary.org to register. Chess time Matthew Shirvell continues his instruction in \u201cVirtual Chess Club\u201d Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Each week kids in kindergarten and up learn new strategies and then they are paired on Chess.com to practice playing. Shirvell is a USCF tournament director who has helped run events such as the 2020 Connecticut State Grade Championships with over 90 participants. Registration is required for each session; there is no fee. Please see the library\u2019s registration link at wiltonlibrary.org for details and to register. Please call or email Andrea Szabo with any questions at 203-762-6336 or email@example.com. Jazz book group For anyone looking for alternative programming on Election Night, the library is offering \u201cBook Discussion \u2014 Tales of the Jazz Age\u201d Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Wilton Library\u2019s Wilton Reads 2020 selection, \u201cTales of the Jazz Age,\u201d by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Attendees may sip the beverage of their choice from the comfort of their homes as the group travels back to the Jazz Age. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, visit wiltonlibrary.org. De-stressing home learning Schooling at home and homeschooling are different, but there\u2019s also a lot of overlap. Parents can get some tips and tricks for remote learning from 20-year homeschool veteran Linda Hincks in the program, \u201cRemote Learning \u2014 Tips & Tricks to Lessen the Stress,\u201d Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. She will talk about how to relieve overscheduling stress and revive energy for learning. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns to the virtual program, to make it more personal and useful to attendees. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, visit wiltonlibrary.org. Jazz age music explored Professor Gil Harel will discuss the cross-pollination that occurred between jazz and classical music in the early 20th century in the program, \u201cJazz, Classical Music, and the Third Stream\u201d Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This program is part of Wilton Reads 2020 and is based on the selection, \u201cTales of the Jazz Age.\u201d Dr. Harel will be casting a spotlight on composers ranging from Paul Whiteman to George Gershwin, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and Dave Brubeck\u2019s mentor Darius Milhaud. Dr. Harel is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from the western classical repertoire to jazz. Please see the registration link for program and speaker details. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, vusit wiltonlibrary.org. Jazz for kids Kids and their families are invited to Airborne Jazz as part of Wilton Reads 2020 Saturday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. The Airborne Jazz Trio will share their contemporary jazz as well as educate about jazz as a musical art form. Please see the registration link for program and speaker details. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, visit wiltonlibrary.org. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for information and to register for any of the library\u2019s virtual programming, for information about Digital Library or any of the library\u2019s databases. For those Wilton residents needing a library card to access the Digital Library, please call 203-762-6334. If anyone has questions about accessing or using the Digital Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.