September 2008 Archives

Friends of Cos Cob present Genealogy Trip to NARA

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Join the Friends of the Cos Cob Library on a journey to your family's past through NARA, the National Archives and Records Administration, on Tuesday, September 23. This day trip will begin in the parking lot of the Cos Cob Library at 8:30 a.m., located at 5 Sinawoy Road in Cos Cob, returning by 4:30 p.m. 25 participants will board a bus into New York and have ample time to attend a private workshop with one of the facility's archivists, receive guidance on how to search for their families' roots and genealogies. The cost for the day is $26 for Friends Members, $34 for non-members, and lunch can be brought or purchased at the on-site cafeteria.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Cos Cob Library and checks can be made payable to: The Friends of the Cos Cob Library. Space is limited so reserve your spot today. This program is part of Cos Cob Library's ongoing genealogy series. For more information, please call the Cos Cob Library at 203-622-6883.

Irish Genealogy Workshop at Cos Cob Library

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Dr. Brian Trainor, Research Director with the Ulster Historical Foundation, will present a half-day workshop on Irish Genealogy on Saturday, September 27 in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM. The program is co-sponsored by Local History at Greenwich Library and the Friends of the Cos Cob Library. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase useful genealogical publications.

phil.jpgPulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz will give a poetry reading as part of the Poet's Voice series at Greenwich Library on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3:00 p.m.

Schultz is the author of several collections of poetry, including his most recent Failure which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

If you've ever thought, "Maybe I've got a book here" or "So-and-so says I should share my knowledge with others," then you need to attend Getting Published: How to Get an Agent and Publisher in the 21st Century on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Greenwich Library Meeting Room.

Jessica Bram, NPR commentator and author of Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes on a Joyful Journey, will moderate a panel of experts. Attendees will learn what literary agents are looking for and how to research the competition for their book idea. The panel will also discuss publishing resources, sample chapters and book promotion.

Turbo Charge Your Web Research

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Turbo charge your web research with Mary Ellen Bates, one of the nation's leading business researchers, at Greenwich Library on Friday, September 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program is part of the Peterson Business Program Series.

'Fiction' by Stephen Dietz

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fiction.jpgGreenwich Library will present Fiction by Stephen Dietz on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. The play is a production of M&M Productions Acting Company. Larry Schneider of Greenwich will direct.

Dietz makes excellent use of language in this stunning play. Fiction examines the 20 year marriage of two writers, two diaries, and the secrets the couple harbors and ultimately shares. It's quick, witty and sharply-honed dialogue probes and pokes at the essence of how each of us can so easily subvert the truth and begin to believe our own manufactured deceits.

Get the Smartest Card at Your Library

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card.jpgSeptember is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and Greenwich Library wants to make sure that your child has the smartest card of all - a library card.

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

"A library card has always been the smartest card of all," says David Brownwood, president, library board of trustees. "Patrons can research job opportunities; attend a lecture or concert; join one of 10 book discussion groups or start their own; check stock portfolios or download an audio book for their commute. And it's all available for free at Greenwich Library."

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