Librarian Ed Morrissey's new monthly film series is devoted to bringing patrons classic cult movies from Hollywood, Europe and the rest of the world. Ed will begin each screening with a brief discussion of the film's production and its influence over the decades. Both film buffs and ingénues are welcome.

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 On Wednesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m., Cult Films will screen Goldfinger (1964). Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of this classic James Bond thriller in which Sean Connery pursues a crazed millionaire (Gert Frobe) who plans to raid Fort Knox. Goldfinger was the first Bond film to win an Academy Award and opened to largely favorable reviews. The film was a financial success and is viewed by some as the series' quintessential film. Starring Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton and Harold Sakata as "Oddjob". The film is in color, 110 minutes long and is unrated but has mature themes and violence. 

In the course of the Cult Film Series, Morrissey will cover a wide sweep of genres, comedies, crime noir, horror thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini and more. It's these so-called fringe or over the top movies that Greenwich Library Cult Films, through the Library's extensive catalog, intends to expose to a much wider and appreciative audience. 

Patrons interested in cult films should visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/CultFilms.aspx to read some of Ed's deep dives into the world of cult films in his blog, and for a complete list of upcoming films in this new series. 

Up next: mark your calendars for Your Next (2013), a comedy thriller from director Adam Wingard on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. 

This series is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information contact Ed Morrissey at emorrissey@greenwichlibrary.org or call (203) 622-7918. Don't forget, thousands of film titles are available in the Library's DVD collection, and online through the Library's new hoopla service.
 
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Each summer the Technology Training Center at Greenwich Library presents special programming to explore the new technologies that make our online lives safer, more productive, or just plain fun. These classes are offered in an environment in which all participants, regardless of level, feel comfortable. All programs are free and open to the public. 

This summer the Technology Training Center will offer six weeks of programs that address Internet Privacy & Security. The series will cover everything from controlling your online visibility to setting up the hardware to secure your home or office computer. 

Monday, July 14 at 2 p.m., Managing Your Privacy Settings 
Learn how to share and what not to share with others by managing the privacy settings on your social media accounts. We'll focus primarily on Facebook, but once the basics of privacy controls are mastered, they can be applied to other social media platforms. Instructor: Jasmine Posey, Training Librarian. 

Wednesday, July 16 at 11 a.m., Simplifying Your Passwords 
One of the biggest technology challenges we face is remembering our usernames and passwords. We will show you how to simplify this process with features already built into your Mac, iPhone and iPad, as well as simple software Apps like 1Password. Instructor: Lance Pendelton, Director of Education, MacInspires. 

Monday, July 28 at 2 p.m., Privacy Controls for Home or Office Networks 
This class will look at internet security for hardware and focus on devices that connect and protect your PC/Mac on a wireless or wired home or business network. We'll cover security for the modem, router, firewall and switch. Instructor: Gary Krause, Computer Training, LLC. 

Wednesday, August 6 at 11 a.m., Privacy Controls for Computer and Mobile Devices 
Learn how to set up privacy controls for Mac, iPhone, iPods or iPads and restrict the content others can access. Instructor: Lance Pendelton, Director of Education, MacInspires 

Monday, August 11 at 2 p.m., Internet Security: Encryption and Decryption 
Parts 1 and 2 of a series of four video lectures on Internet Security and Privacy offered through Coursera. These prerecorded lectures will be delivered by Professor Charles Severance from the University of Michigan and will cover basic themes of confidentiality and integrity when sharing information over the Internet. Facilitator: Michele Martin, Assistant Training Librarian 

Monday, August 18 at 2 p.m., Internet Security: Public and Private Keys 
Parts 3 and 4 of a series of four video lectures on Internet Security and Privacy offered through Coursera. These prerecorded lectures will be delivered by Professor Charles Severance from the University of Michigan and will cover basic themes of confidentiality and integrity when sharing information over the Internet. Facilitator: Michele Martin, Assistant Training Librarian Regular Technology Training Center

Programs Sponsored by Southwestern CTWorks, the Career Coach provides two-hour Microsoft Office 2007 workshops on the second Wednesday of each month. The Coach is fully equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access. On Wednesday, July 9 the Career Coach Bus will offer two Excel training sessions, level 1 at 10 a.m. and level 2 at 1 p.m. Seating is limited to 10 and is first come, first seated only. No pre-registration.Sign-up begins 30 minutes before program at the West Putnam Avenue entrance of the Library. On Wednesday, August 13 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PowerPoint levels 1 and 2 will be offered. 

Weekly Drop-in Computer Labs continue during summer on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at 3 p.m. Note that there are no Drop-in Labs from June 24 - July 5 or on Aug 14, 26 and 28. Get assistance with email, online forms, social media, creating documents and more from Library Staff. Learn how to download e-books, audiobooks and magazines through Greenwich Library's website. Get help on using your iPad, Kindle or other tablet or eReader. Bring your own laptop and devices (please know your passwords and account names) or practice with ours. 

The mission of the Technology Training Center is to create an environment in which Library staff and patrons can empower themselves with a practical understanding of current technology. For more information, please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/TechnologyTrainingCenter.aspx or contact the Technology Training Center at trainingcenter@greenwichlibrary.org or call (203) 625-6508.
What happens when you mix Library resources - books, film, art and technology - with the nimble imagination of a middle or high school student? You Spark a Reaction!, this year's explosive theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program at Greenwich Library. 

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Beginning July 1, teens can explore their imaginations through a variety of special events: a session with MakerBot, a scientific approach to rocket launching and a celebration of Batman's 75th Anniversary. Spark a Reaction! encourages teens to dive into a great novel, learn more about a topic of personal interest, and explore the Library's online and digital reading resources over the summer. 

Studies show that students who read more, read better. They also write and spell better, and have larger vocabularies. The key to avoiding 'summer slide' is access to books and an incentive to read. 

In the Teen Summer Reading Program students entering grades 6-12 read for fun and prizes. For each 1000 pages read (up to 3000 pages), students earn a goal level prize and are entered into the grand prize drawing. Students can also earn entries if they attend our summer reading events or by submitting reviews. The last day for participants to log reading information online is August 10. This year's highly sought-after grand prize, a GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition camera will be awarded at the August 12 finale event. 

The program kicks off on Tuesday, July 1 and includes the special events listed below.For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Margaret Walsh at mwalsh@greenwichlibrary.org


WHAT: Teen Summer Reading Kickoff:  Information and Movie Night 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 1 from 5-7 p.m. 

WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

DETAILS: Are you ready for summer...reading? Join us as we kick off the teen program and "Spark a Reaction!" Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to come and find out how you can win prizes simply by reading over the summer. Someone is going to win a really cool grand prize! We'll have some pizza and watch Now You See Me, an exciting heist movie described as Robin Hood meets David Copperfield starring Jesse Eisenberg and Dave Franco. 

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WHAT: Teen Summer Reading: Summer Chess
 
WHEN: Monday, July 7 from 7-8:45 p.m. 

WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room 

DETAILS: National Master Rich Jackson will provide instruction, supervise play and challenge you to a game or two. All ages and skill levels are welcome. You don't have to bring anything except your love of the game or your desire to learn. No registration is required. 

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WHAT: Teen Summer Reading: Henna Creations
 
WHEN: Monday, July 14 from 2-4 p.m. (Registration begins Monday, July 1)
 
WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

DETAILS: Bring-a-buddy and come learn about the ancient tradition of henna from professional henna artist Jamilah. You will receive a beautiful, professionally done design from Jamilah but you can also try the practice on yourself or your friend! This program is open to students entering grades 6-12. REQUIRED ON-LINE REGISTRATION begins Monday July 1. 

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WHAT: Teen Summer Reading: MakerBot 3D Printing Demonstration 

WHEN: Saturday, July 19 from 2-4:30 p.m. 

WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

DETAILS: In keeping with our summer reading theme, Spark a Reaction!, Jon Lavallee, manager of the MakerBot store on Greenwich Avenue, will demonstrate their company's 3D printer, share some stories and answer questions. Appropriate for ages 10 & up. Presented by the Teen Services Student Leadership Council. 

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WHAT: Teen Summer Reading: 75 Years of Batman

WHEN: Saturday, July 26 from 1-3 p.m. 

WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

DETAILS: HOLY ANNIVERSARY! Come celebrate 75 years of crime fighting at Batman Day. We'll have games, classic videos and lots of prizes! For Bat-Fans of all ages! 

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WHAT: Teen Summer Reading: 3, 2, 1...Lift Off! Rocketry for Teens

WHEN: Thursday, July 31 from 1-2:15 p.m. 

WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

DETAILS: Participants will explore the basic principles of rocket design, trajectory, and propulsion using rockets they make and launch. For ages 11 and up. 

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WHAT: Teen Summer Reading: Middle School Book Club

WHEN: Thursday, July 31 from 5-6 p.m. 

WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Greenwich Library 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich 

DETAILS: Book discussion for students entering grades 6, 7 and 8.The title we will be talking about today is Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner. In this 2015 Nutmeg nominee Jaden's visit with her meteorologist father, who has just returned from spending four years in Russia conducting experiments, fills her with fear as she discovers that her father's community, Placid Meadows, is anything but placid. Killer tornadoes and futuristic science make this a must read! Pizza will be served. You may register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor reference desk.

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WHAT: Teen Summer Reading: Summer Chess

WHEN: Monday, August 4 from 7-8:45 p.m. 

WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

DETAILS: National Master Rich Jackson will provide instruction, supervise play and challenge you to a game or two. All ages and skill levels are welcome. You don't have to bring anything except your love of the game or your desire to learn. No registration is required. 

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WHAT: Teen Summer Reading: Film and Finale

WHEN: Tuesday, August 12 from 5-7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

DETAILS: Celebrate the end of summer reading at our film and finale party. Hang out with your friends, have some pizza and enjoy the movie Divergent. We will also have giveaways and announce the lucky winner of our grand prize! No registration required. 


The Summer Reading Program is part of Greenwich Library's commitment to encourage students to explore Library resources and continue reading during the summer break. The program is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information on the Teen Summer Reading Program, please contact Margaret Walsh at mwalsh@greenwichlibrary.org, call (203) 622-7915 or visit the Library's teen page at www.greenwichlibrary.org/teens.

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Librarian Ed Morrissey's new monthly film series is devoted to bringing patrons classic cult movies from Hollywood, Europe and the rest of the world. Ed will begin each screening with a brief discussion of the film's production and its influence over the decades. Both film buffs and ingénues are welcome. 

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On Thursday, August 14 at 6 p.m., Cult Films will screen On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). This is the sixth film in the popular James Bond 007 series and is the first (& only) one starring George Lazenby in an exciting and faithful adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1963 best seller. Bond must stop SPECTRE head Blofeld from unleashing biological terror while coping with his love for Tracy, the daughter of an infamous gangster. 

For those who object to 007 franchise misogyny, this is one of the few Bond films to have an actual mature conversation between Bond and a female character (Diana Rigg is sublime as Tracy) and Lazenby rises to the challenge. Come to the screening and find out more reasons why this Bond film is different from all others. The film is in color, 140 minutes long, and is rated PG. 

In the course of the series, Morrissey will cover a wide sweep of genres, comedies, crime noir, horror thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini and more. It's these so-called fringe or over the top movies that Greenwich Library Cult Films, through the Library's extensive catalog, intends to expose to a much wider and appreciative audience. 

Patrons interested in cult films should visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/CultFilms.aspx to read some of Ed's deep dives into the world of cult films in his blog, and for a complete list of upcoming films in this new series. 

Up next: mark your calendars to come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger (1964) on Wednesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. 

This series is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information contact Ed Morrissey at emorrissey@greenwichlibrary.org or call (203) 622-7918. 

Don't forget, thousands of film titles are available in the Library's DVD collection, and online through the Library's new hoopla service. 

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Greenwich Library will present a series on Mindfulness Meditation beginning Tuesday, June 3 from 2-3 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. Instructor Jim Bandler will teach participants how to use the practice of meditation to increase awareness and live in the present moment without self-judgment.

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 Each class will consist of part lecture, part question/answer period and a period of meditation. Attend just one, or all eight classes. 

Mindfulness was originally taught by the Buddha some 1,700 years ago and was made popular by the author and lecturer Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1940s with his book Wherever You Go, There You Are. Since 1967, over 1,500 studies have been conducted by over 250 independent research institutes showing Mindfulness Meditation to be clinically effective for the management of stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, strong emotional reactivity, and a wide array of medical and mental health related conditions. 

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 9th. Dates include: 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26 and 9/9. Participants may attend one session or attend all eight sessions. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Jim Bandler has been practicing meditation for over 25 years and has taught at many hospitals and universities. This event is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library Cole. No registration required. For more information, please contact Sandra Chan, Health Librarian at schan@greenwichlibrary.org or 203-625-6549.

View Mindfulness Resources at Greenwich Library n the Library Catalog.

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John Dean, a key player in the Nixon administration discussed his new book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It at Greenwich Library in July as part of AuthorsLive. Based on previously unavailable recordings, The Nixon Defense connects the dots between Watergate lore and reality. Dean, an engaging and sometimes humorous speaker, took an audience of over 350 Library patrons inside Nixon's head during the aftermath of Watergate. According to Dean, 'Nixon didn't seem to mind breaking the law'.

Click on the link below to listen to (or download) the podcast from the evening.

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Summer is a great time to take advantage of Greenwich Library's park and museum pass program and explore the great Nutmeg State. Passes are available to Library cardholders and provide free admission or discounts to over 19 Connecticut State parks, forests, and beaches as well as select area museums. 

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The passes may be checked out for three days at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations or renewals are permitted and a $1 per day late fee will be charged for overdue passes. Passes are available at the Main Library to both Greenwich Library and Perrot Library cardholders. 

Available passes include: 

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT: Admits two adults and children. 
  • Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT: Admits two adults and two children. 
  • Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport, CT: Admits two adults and four children. 
  • Connecticut State Parks: Waives entrance fees for all state parks and forests and is valid for two adults and four children. 
  • Connecticut's Old State House in Hartford, CT: Admits two adults and two children. 
  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium, Bridgeport, CT: Admits 2 adults and 4 children under 18. 
  • Earthplace, Westport, CT: Admits one family of four. 
  • Florence Griswold Museum , Old Lyme, CT: Admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12. 
  • Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT: $2 off combination ticket; good for up to six people. 
  • Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT: $5 off for up to 4 people. 
  • Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY: Admits one family or two adults. 
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT: Admits 2 adults and their children. 
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT: One free admission with each purchase of one admission at the regular price ($14). 
  • Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT: Admits two adults and two children. 
For more information, please visit the Patron Services Desk at Greenwich Library, visit the Library's Park Pass Page or call (203) 625-6524. Click here to view details on all 19 passes in the Library catalog.

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The theme of this year's Library sponsored Summer Reading Program is Fizz, Boom, Read! Grab your lab coat and get some safety glasses because this summer is all about science, music and more. Greenwich Library invites you to join the fun and keep your children reading during vacation so that valuable reading and comprehension skills won't be lost. 

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The Summer Reading Program at the Main Library features a variety of entertaining and informative programs over a six-week period. Special events include a summer reading kick-off with family entertainer and magician Bryan Flint; two exciting hands-on science programs with Ms. Lauren; live animals from Green Meadows Farm; combustion, lasers and weird science with the Science Genie; I Spy Photography with Craig Norton; a music program for the youngest patrons; and a grand finale performance by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre. 

Register in person or online beginning Monday, June 16 through August 1. Using Summer Reader online, children can track progress and receive special alerts about events and reading milestone prizes. This online tool makes it easy for kids to keep up with summer reading wherever they are. Children can also track their summer reading while playing the R U CURIOUS? game for a chance to win weekly prizes and to enter the grand prize raffle. 

At registration, each child in grades K-6 will receive summer reading materials, registration prizes and the first set of R U CURIOUS? clues. Children who are reading independently are welcome to join the Summer Reading Program. Children who are not yet reading will receive weekly reading logs and a chance to win small prizes from the Treasure Chest when they join the Read-To-Me Club. 

The following special events are in addition to regularly scheduled summer programs and are generously supported by the Friends of Greenwich Library. Check the Children's Room calendar for additional summer story times, drop-in programs, book clubs, pre-school music and movement and Stories in the Park. Call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/children for more information.
 
WHAT: Summer Reading Program Kickoff:  Brian Flint's "The Magic of Reading" 
WHEN: Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. 
WHERE: Cole Auditorium
DETAILS: Family entertainer Bryan Flint of Showtime Productions in Connecticut will magically motivate young people to read after experiencing "The Magic of Reading" program. Bryan has traveled all over southern New England presenting his unique magic shows that inspire children to discover the magic that exists in books. Highlights of the show include floating an audience member and a re-creation of Houdini's most famous illusion, "Metamorphosis." Door prizes and refreshments will follow the performance. Open to ages 4 and up, at no charge, no tickets needed. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. 

WHAT: Summer Reading Program: Hands-on Science with Ms. Lauren 
WHEN: Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. & Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m. 
WHERE: Children's Room
DETAILS: Join Ms. Lauren for amazing hands-on science experiments. Saturday, June 28: explore the wonders of engineering. Saturday, July 26: make a geo-dome. Programs limited to 25 children, ages 6-10. Arrive early to sign-in at the Children's Room Desk. 

WHAT: Summer Reading Program: Stories in the Park 
WHEN: Wednesdays, July 2 - August 6, 10:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Gazebo, Bruce Park Playground 
DETAILS: Join us for a half hour of songs, stories and action rhymes at the Bruce Park playground Gazebo across from the Bruce Museum. In case of inclement weather, story time will be held in Greenwich Library Children's Room (decision made by 9:30am). Families welcome. 

WHEN: Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. 
WHERE: Cole Auditorium
DETAILS: Enjoy an interactive show from The Science Genie. Learn about what makes a laser different from a normal light. Watch experiments with invisible ultraviolet light, bending laser beams and a high powered musical finale. Learn about combustion heat, matter and the fire triangle. Brace yourself for experiments like the flaming vortex and the chemical cannon! And last but not least, explore the world of weird science - the screaming stick, the electric pickle and flying French fries. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Open to ages 5-12 and their families at no charge, no tickets needed. 

WHAT: Summer Reading Program: Silly Song Sing-A-Long with Edward Leonard 
WHEN: Tuesday July 15, at 11 a.m. 
WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room
DETAILS: A Silly Song Sing-A-Long is a mix of popular children's songs, interactive musical games, dance, movement, and rhythms for children (and their grown-up friends). Join in the fun and sing, dance, and act silly as Edward Leonard plays guitar, drums, and has a grab bag of musical surprises and gags. This program is educational, creative and entertaining, a perfect quality time event for parents, caregivers, and children. Open to families with children age 2 and up at no charge, no registration required. However, space is limited so arrive early to sign-up. 

WHEN: Saturday, July 19, at 11 a.m. 
WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room
DETAILS: Stick, Fizz, Hiss & Boom! Jason from Green Meadows Farm brings frogs, bugs, a guinea pig, hedgehog, rabbit and more animals from the farm. Learn about the animals, life on the farm, see the weather balloon and how it's used in farming, and of course pet the animals! This program is open to children age 4 and up and their families at no charge. No registration required, but space is limited so arrive early. 

WHAT: Summer Reading Program: Create Your Own I Spy Photography Workshop 
WHEN: Monday, July 28, at 4 p.m. (Required Registration begins July 7) 
WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room
DETAILS: Professional photographer and 2012 Connecticut "Teaching Artist of The Year" Craig Norton will offer a photography workshop for kids ages 8-12. Participants will create and photograph their own I Spy scene made with small objects in the style of Walter Wick whose famed "I Spy" books have intrigued children for decades. Bring your own digital camera or tablet which can take photos. Cameras will be available for those who do not have their own. Registration begins on July 7. Call or come to the Library to sign-up. Open to all at no charge, ages 8-12. 

WHEN: Saturday, August 2, at 11 a.m. 
WHERE: Cole Auditorium 
DETAILS: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents a swashbuckling story that will delight children of all ages. Join the Pirate and Princess as they set off on an amazing voyage chock full of sea monsters, surprises and hilarious adventures. Come see who will be the first to find the treasure. Summer Reading Program grand prize raffle winners will be announced. Door prizes and refreshments provided by Whole Foods will follow the performance. Recommended for ages 4 and up, no charge, no tickets needed. Doors open at 10:45am. 

The Summer Reading Program is part of Greenwich Library's commitment to promote the love of reading and encourage children and their families to continue reading during the summer break. Studies show that children who read or are read to during the summer do not lose the reading skills they have gained and are better prepared for school in the fall. The program is generously supported by the Friends of Greenwich Library. For a complete listing of summer reading programs, call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/children.

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On Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m., AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary will present John Dean, a key player in the Nixon administration who will discuss his new book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Based on previously unavailable recordings, The Nixon Defense connects the dots between Watergate lore and reality. Published to coincide with the August 9, 2014 fortieth anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from office, the book goes on sale on July 29.

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The primary source material for the true story of Watergate--Nixon's secret recordings--have only recently become available. After listening to nearly 1,000 hours of tapes, and using his own transcripts, Dean reconstructs the full history of the scandal in a dramatic narrative, with dialogue drawn directly from Watergate-related conversations. Insider Dean is finally able to divulge the full story of the Watergate break-in and cover-up, and disclose Nixon's part in it. 

Dean presents a day-to-day record of how the Nixon White House confronted the revelation of the break-in, strategized a defense, and ultimately succumbed under the weight of its own lies. The Nixon Defense is not only a compelling and dramatic story of Watergate itself, but a stunning portrait of Nixon and his aides (Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Colson, et al.), and the cynicism, paranoia, and vindictiveness that were so often the driving forces of the president and his inner circle. An unprecedented look into the disgrace that brought down a president and disillusioned a nation, The Nixon Defense is expected to be an authoritative account of Watergate. 

John W. Dean was legal counsel to President Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and his Senate testimony lead to Nixon's resignation. In 2006, Dean testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating George W. Bush's NSA warrantless wiretap program and his commentary is widely read. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Blind Ambition, Broken Government, Conservatives Without Conscience and Worse Than Watergate

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books. This series is open to all at no charge, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.

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Librarian Ed Morrissey's new monthly film series is devoted to bringing patrons classic cult movies from Hollywood, Europe and the rest of the world. Ed will begin each screening with a brief discussion of the film's production and its influence over the decades. Both film buffs and ingénues are welcome.

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On Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m., Cult Films will screen Quadrophenia (1979), the terrifically perceptive youth film based on The Who's classic 1973 rock opera of the same name. This British working-class take on Rebel Without A Cause, is set in the mid 1960s and follows young Mod Jimmy (Phil Daniels) as he desperately tries to fit in with his friends but winds up losing control of his life. 

The soundtrack features songs from the album plus some great 60s tunes. Watch carefully for a glimpse of the then-unknown Sting in a supporting role. This color film is 120 minutes long, and is rated R for mature themes and violence. 

In the course of the series, Morrissey will cover a wide sweep of genres, comedies, crime noir, horror thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini and more. It's these so-called fringe or over the top movies that Greenwich Library Cult Films, through the Library's extensive catalog, intends to expose to a much wider and appreciative audience. 

Patrons interested in cult films should visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/CultFilms.aspx to read some of Ed's deep dives into the world of cult films in his blog, and for a complete list of upcoming films in this new series.  You can also follow user account "GreenwichCultFilms" in the Library's catalog for recommended lists and reviews of cult films from the Library's collection.

Up next: mark your calendars for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), the sixth film in the popular 007 series, and the only one starring George Lazenby, on Thursday, August 14 at 6 p.m. 

This series is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information contact Ed Morrissey at emorrissey@greenwichlibrary.org or call (203) 622-7918. Don't forget, thousands of film titles are available in the Library's DVD collection, and online through the Library's new hoopla service.

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