November 2008 Archives

giants.jpgJack Cavanaugh, the acclaimed author of Tunney, will discuss his latest book at Greenwich Library on Monday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. Giants Among Men transports us to the NFL's golden age to introduce the close-knit and diverse group that won the heart of a city, helped spread the gospel of pro football across the nation and recast the NFL as a media colossus.

Central to Cavanaugh's narrative, and emblematic of the Giants' bond with their followers, was a hard-nosed future Hall of Fame defensive end named Andy Robustelli. A World War II combat vet, a graduate of Arnold College, undersized and nearing age 30, Robustelli nevertheless anchored a Giants defensive unit so ferocious that they were the first team to inspire crowds to chant "Dee-fense!"

mountains.jpgPhotographer and author Olaf Soot will take us on a mountaineer's tour of the 10,000 mile range of peaks from the Arctic to Patagonia. Mr. Soot, a local resident, will show and tell from his new book Alpine Americas on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Greenwich Library.

Soot's stunning photo essay covers the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Brooks Range in Alaska along with the Rockies and Andes. Mr. Soot and his wife Gitta have traveled and photographed in some of the most remote and awe-inspiring mountain ranges in the world. Mr. Soot will also sign copies of his book, which will be available to purchase. The program is free and open to all. For more information, please contact Wayne Campbell at 203-622-7922.

FOL to Visit Culinary Institute and FDR Home

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The Friends of Greenwich Library will tour the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and FDR's home on Thursday, November 13. The trip includes lunch in the American Bounty Restaurant on the CIA campus. America's cultural heritage is brought to life by the Bounty's imaginative cuisine. A recipient of the prestigious Ivy Award, the restaurant features regional specialties prepared with Hudson Valley ingredients. The trip continues to Springwood, the estate FDR loved and the place he considered home. Some walking will be involved.

The bus will leave the rear parking lot of Greenwich Library promptly at 8:30 AM and return at approximately 5:30 PM. Pick up a registration form at the library or call 203-622-7938 for more information. The cost for the trip is $90 for Friends, $95 for guests and includes lunch.

Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could

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rymer.jpgMulti-award-winning indie musician and From Good Homes founding member Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will put on a high-spirited, funky family concert at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 at the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library. The concert is sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library and is part of their series of free children's programs.
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