May 2008 Archives

Greenwich Library announced that it has added JSTOR to its electronic database collection. JSTOR is among 91 databases offered by the Library, including The Historical New York Times, Morningstar Library Edition and Reference USA.

Stephen Schmidt, librarian, said, "JSTOR is a great addition to our collection of electronic resources because, for the first time, it allows our patrons access to a vast archive of full-text scholarly journal articles. This is material that, in the past, has been hard to locate. JSTOR makes it easier to do this archival research both in the libraries and from home."

Thumbnail image for ccccover.jpg The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was founded in 1933 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. As today's economy enters difficult times, the history of these social policies is highly relevant. Author Marty Podskoch will discuss the history of the CCC camps in Connecticut at the Greenwich Library on Friday, May 30 at 11:00 AM in the Meeting Room.

Proposal Writing Workshop a Success

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More than 40 local non-profit professionals gathered at Greenwich Library for a proposal writing workshop featuring Marilyn Hoyt, President and CEO of the New York Hall of Science. The training session, which was co-sponsored by the Greenwich Library Peterson Business Programs and The United Way of Greenwich, took place in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room.
KL5.jpg The Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library will exhibit Marty Kremer and Cate Leach: Architecture and Landscape in the Abstract from May 1 through June 12, 2008. The artists work in very different mediums. Marty Kremer, a resident of Pound Ridge, N. Y., works with glass, particularly fused glass. He creates three dimensional architectural sculptures in glass, by turns opaque and transparent. The dramatic sculptures, with their free standing pieces, glass walls and empty spaces creating counterpoint and tension, could be taken as maquettes for large public monuments.

Hurricane: The Ultimate Storm

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hurricane.jpgHurricanes are the most destructive storms on earth. Noted weather expert Art Horn will present a multi-media presentation titled "Hurricane: The Ultimate Storm" at the Greenwich Library on Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 AM in the Meeting Room. Hurricanes generate powerful winds, waves and torrential rains. When these storms threaten coastal areas, many people have been displaced for safety purposes

The Friends of the Greenwich Library will sponsor a bus trip to Mark Twain's Home and Museum and Hill-Stead Museum in Hartford, CT on Wednesday, May 14. The trip also includes lunch at Apricot's overlooking the Farmington River. Mark Twain's home and recently added museum features exhibits and a documentary film about the life of the beloved American author. Hill-Stead is a Colonial revival mansion which has been authentically restored. The museum features impressionist paintings, fine period antiques and estate gardens filled with spring blossoms.

The bus leaves the rear parking lot of the Greenwich Library at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 5:30 PM. $85 for Friends, $90 for guests includes lunch. To register, call the Friends Office at 203-622-7938.

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