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CORRECTION - NEWSPAPER RESEARCH

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Genealogy: Newspaper Research Resources

Saturday - September 27 - 10:30 AM

*Cos Cob Library

Ms. Janeen Bjork will talk about using newspapers to find stories about your family and ancestors.  Free and open to the public.

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Greenwich History
Tuesday - August 5th - 5 PM
Darby and Friends - WGCH Radio

Local History Librarian Carl White will talk about the history of
Glenville on WGCH 1490 AM radio.  Follows last month's
discussion on Byram.  The interviewer is Darby Cartun.


Cult Film - "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
Thursday - August 14th - 6 PM
Meeting Room - Greenwich Library

Librarian Ed Morrissey continues his unique and entertaining
program on historic films.  This James Bond film stars
George Lazenby, Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas.  Keep posted
for future viewings!  Free program.  No registration needed.

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Two Gilded Ages: Is History Repeating Itself?
Tuesday - June 10 - 7 PM
Bush Holley Historical Site

Dr. Jackson Lear compares our recent history with the Gilded Age of
the 1920s and 1930s.  Reservations and fee required.  Call 869-6899 for
more information.


History on Wheels
Sunday - June 21 - 1:30 PM
Greenwich Point

Bicycle tour of Greenwich Point.  No reservations required.  Beach card needed
to access park.  Must have own bicycle and safety gear.  Assembly at first parking lot to right.  Includes scavenger hunt for children.


Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Expressionism
Ongoing Until June 22
Bruce Museum

This exhibit highlights Connecticut landscapes painted by American
Impressionists such as Childe Hassan.  Call 869-0376 for more details.

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"Whitey" on Trial:  Secrets, Corruption and the Search for Truth
Wednesday - April 9 - 7 PM
Greenwich Library

Investigative reporter Jon Lieberman will talk about his new book on the
recent trial of mobster "Whitey" Bolger in Boston.  Jon has reported for
CNN, Fox and Sirius.  The program is free and open to all. 


Genealogy for Beginners
Sunday - April 18 - 2 PM
Greenwich Library

Genealogist Stephen Shaw will discuss how to get started in researching your family history. He'll discuss the various tools available to today's researcher, then will provide one-on-one help to those who are just starting this exciting hobby.  Great for seasoned researchers as well.  Free and open to all.  Registration is required.  Register at:  fpcarrjr@gmail.com

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Intermediate Genealogy Research
Saturday - March 29 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library

Genealogist Anthony Lauriano will present
a program on researching your family tree.
Great for beginners, too!  Free and open
to all.


Enjoying the Country Life:  Greenwich's Great Estates
Ongoing Exhibit - April 9 to August
Bush Holley Historical Site

This exhibit of clothing, photographs and objects is representative of
1880 to 1930 -  the golden age of estate building in Greenwich. 

Call 869-6899 for more details.

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Hamilton Avenue School Quilt Exhibit
February 5 to March 16
Bush Holley Historic Site - Cos Cob

The exhibit features 13 quilts created by third-graders from 2010-2013.
A quilt by Mary C. Adams, which chronicles Glenville history from 1756 to
1976, will also be on display. Call (203) 869-6899 for more details.

 

African-American Connecticut Explored
Saturday - February 15 - 2PM
Greenwich Library

Editor Elizabeth Nomen talks about the book of the same name,
which is a collection of 50 essays by prominent historians on
the experiences of African-Americans from 1630 to the 20th
century in the Nutmeg state. Free and open to all.

 

Family Music Program
Thursday - February 20 - 7 PM
Byram Shubert Library

Dan Clark will present a musical Salute to America with
historical songs.  Free and open to all.

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There's no doubt that Martin Luther King Jr was one of the most influential figures of American history and the Civil Rights movement. In honor of his birthday on January 15th, you may want to engage in the following activities:

 

Family Day Celebration
Monday and Tuesday - January 20 and 21 - All Day
Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum will recognize Dr. King with a dance performance on January 20th (11 am and 1 pm), a play performance on January 21st (11 am and 1 pm), and other activities such as making "I Have a Dream"  buttons and the making of self portraits for a Circle of Friends exhibit.


Oral History Project Redbooks
Greenwich Library

The Library has transcripts of interviews with such prominent African-Americans as Gertrude Johnson Steadwell, Alver W. Napper, Winston Robinson, and George Twine.  Ask the Reference Librarian for assistance.

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Friend's Childrens Show: The Civil War
Saturday - January 18 - 2PM
Cole Auditorium - Greenwich Library

Through the generosity of the Friends of the Greenwich Library, Theatreworks presents a musical and educational program on the Civil War.  Designed to show the life of soldiers during the conflagration. Includes music of the period. Geared for students in grades 3 to 9.  Free. No registration required.


Friends Friday Night Films - Lincoln
Friday - January 24 - 8 PM
Cole Auditorium - Greenwich Library

This acclaimed film covers the life of President Lincoln from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Great historical fiction. The Academy Award film stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. Free and open to all ages. Doors open at 7:40 PM

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Genealogy - FINDAGRAVE.COM
Saturday - November 16 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library

Genealogist Toni McKeen will talk about this very powerful tool
for researching relatives.  Free and open to the public.

 

Telling American History - Print Exhibit
Now Through December 1
Bruce Museum

This art exhibit on loan features a collectiion of 40 prints covering
the period from 1905 to 1967.  Call 869-0376 for more details.

 

Antiquarius 2013
December 6 to 8
Bush-Holley Historic Site - Cos Cob

This annual fundraiser and holiday program features a Winter
Antiques Show, a Holiday Boutique and Holiday Tour.
Call 869-6899 for more details.

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The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwich:  The Future
Saturday - November 2 - 2PM
Greenwich Library Second Floor Meeting Room

Town Planner Diane Fox will talk about the future of the Town in this final
talk in the series.  Free and open to all ages!


Navigating Key Genealogical Websites
Saturday - November 2 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library Community Room

Genealogist Tony Lauriano will show the audience how to use the Internet
to perform family history research.  Free and open to the public.


The New Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony
October 9, 2013 to January 14, 2014
Bush Holley Historic Site - Strickland Road - Cos Cob

This running exhibit demonstrates the effects of European Art
on American artists at the Cos Cob Art Colony.  Call 869-6899 for more info.

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