Category Archives: Featured Event

SAT, PSAT, or ACT Practice Test Event

Facilitated by C2 Education

Most colleges consider a student’s ACT & SAT® score to be one of the most important factors when making admissions decisions–there’s no denying that a great SAT/ACT score can help you get into a top college. But did you know that the SAT® is changing in the U.S. starting in spring of 2024? It will be digital, adaptive, and there will be several content changes.

Students in the class of 2026 and younger should plan to take the new exam. Practice tests are a great way to get hands-on experience with the test format and allotted time. And practice test scores are a great indicator of both where you stand and where you can improve. Join us to learn about the new Digital SAT® and how you should plan to prepare. This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the material and learn where improvements are needed in order to score big on the real test.

Space is limited so register here!

Please note that laptops and calculators are REQUIRED for these practice tests. C2 Education will not be providing these supplies for students to use. The Library has a limited number of laptops for students who do not have one of their own. Contact us at library@rowayton.org to request to borrow one of our laptops.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Denise Minnerly Author Visit

Children in grades Pre-K to 2 (and their caregivers) are invited to join us as we welcome Denise Minnerly, local author and longtime resident of Rowayton, to the library for a visit to share with us her new book, Ben and Scout.

Ben and Scout are the best rescue dog friends ever. They spend their day together going on great dog adventures, always side by side. When Ben passes away, Scout doesn’t understand. Where is his best friend? Where could he be? Scout soon realizes they have a special bond that can never be broken.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Seed Saving 101

With the installation of our new seed library, it’s important to appreciate the value of seeds—what they are, what they can do, and what would happen to our planet without them.  Advanced Master Gardener Jackie Algon will show us how, as gardeners, we can make a difference by growing plant species that have been growing in our region for millennia, and then collecting, drying, cleaning, and saving seeds from those plants after they have bloomed for future use. It’s a formula for continuing the diversity and ecology of not only those plants, but of the insects, birds, and other wildlife that depend upon the seeds for completion of their life cycles.

Jackie Algon is an Advanced Master Gardener who focuses her attention on conservation issues in our area. A founding member of the Pollinator Pathway, she serves on the Board, and enjoys providing education to the public on the importance of native plants, the impact of invasive species and related topics. Jackie served on and chaired the Wilton Conservation Commission, the Wilton Tree Committee and the Wilton Garden Club Conservation Committee, and continues learning about New Best Practices to help our environment both in public locations and at home.

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Chair Dance with Claudia

Using many different styles of music, Claudia’s motivating, high energy dance class includes a classic dance movement warm-up using a chair, light weight strengthening exercises, and a full body stretch, using the mind-body connection to make this class both inspirational and fun.

Sing a little, dance a lot, move to your fullest potential, while getting a light aerobic workout, as well as gaining strength, flexibility, and energy. Posture awareness is the focus of this combination of standing, dance and chair stretch. Work out at your own pace while gaining benefits of the group energy.

Register here for this 45 minute workout that is guaranteed to make you feel great!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Harvest Every Drop

High school student Madeline Abrams has developed an environmentally friendly and economically accessible way to capture rainwater using otherwise discarded plastic water bottles to create an irrigation system for vegetable gardens, farms, and landscapes.

To recognize and celebrate Earth Day and also increase awareness around plastic waste and water conservation, join us to learn how you can create a rainwater harvesting system for your community.

By using empty water bottles, cutting them in half lengthwise, and connecting them with waterproof tape (or other available resources), Madeline has created a gutter system to capture the rainfall that comes off of a roof. She then uses plastic bottles to create a downspout to direct the water to a holding tank similar to a rain barrel. Her website, Harvest Every Drop, that she created to share her invention can be found here.

Madeline recently presented her rainwater harvesting system virtually to 45 communities in New York, California, Uganda, Namibia, Lesotho, Angola, and South Africa. Her invention is being shared with villages and communities as a way to conserve water and address the issue of upcycling plastic waste that has become a major problem in many parts of the world. An article about Madeline’s system was published earlier this month in an international Rotary magazine covering Uganda.

After the Zoom presentation, Madeline will share the instructional video she created as a reference to build her watering system to help communities harvest every drop.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Rowayton Library’s 14th Annual Daughters’ Ball

Join us for an enchanted afternoon of ice castles and snowflakes! This year, we are casting a Frozen-themed spell over our annual event. This always sold-out fundraiser promises lasting, unforgettable memories and fun for daughters and their guardians. We look forward to seeing you!

Tickets are available for purchase here!

One adult and one daughter – $200
Each additional daughter – $50

We’re Looking for Sponsors!

Do you or your company or organization want to help create the magic! By contributing to the Daughters’ Ball, you will help us create a winter wonderland where dreams come true! We have multiple sponsorship levels and opportunities for in-kind donations. Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

We’re Looking for Volunteers!

Help bake magical sweets for the ball! Please click here to sign up to contribute to the Daughters’ Ball Dessert Table and let us know what you will be donating.

Email library@rowayton.org if you have any questions.

A special thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Platinum ($1,000+)

Gold ($500+)

Silver ($250+)