April 2009 Archives

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms

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For today's "power moms," life is a constant juggle. These busy stay-at-home and work-from-home mavens somehow manage to balance kids, their communities, and sometimes work. Join power moms (and local bestselling authors) Wendy Walker and Elise Chidley on Tuesday, April 28 at Greenwich Library for a discussion of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

Storytime Resumes at Byram Library

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The Byram Shubert Branch Library is pleased to present Preschool Storytime and Crafts on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. in the upper level children's room at the newly renovated Byram Shubert Library.

"Our goal is to provide our youngest patrons with a fun, enriching and interactive literature experience, and encourage the children to interact and socialize with each other," said Branch Manager Miguel Garcia-Colon.

Plan Your Vegetable Garden at Cos Cob Library

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Save money, eat healthier and turn your thumb green when Cos Cob Library hosts "Plan Your Own Vegetable Garden," Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m.

Mary Jo Bridge Palmer will discuss growing your own vegetables at Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road. Palmer is a second generation gardener and owner of Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouse in Greenwich. She will demonstrate how to successfully lay out and plant your edible garden.

Eugene Moye has never let obstacles keep him down long. Confronted by an "invisible but definite wall" in race relations growing up in Greenwich, he then served in the Pacific during World War II in the segregated US Army. At college on the GI Bill, he found a more progressive environment, and met his wife. When he applied for a teaching job in town, he was advised by a school official to "go to an Indian reservation and teach." Instead, he persevered and joined the Greenwich Police Department as its first African American officer. But lack of promotion, despite his qualifications and education, and the cold shoulder from some colleagues characterized his years there. In 1971, he became a social studies teacher at Western Junior High, retiring as a beloved and respected member of the Greenwich community.

Thumbnail image for Dream Flags 6.jpgGreenwich, CT -- The dreams of nearly 500 Brunswick School students will adorn the walls of Greenwich Library's Children's Room throughout April.

During an all-school Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in February, Brunswick students were inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes, the American poet, novelist, playwright, short-story writer and columnist known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. Burke Gymnasium was festooned with more than 470 Dream Flags made by Middle and Lower School students.

Alana Klinka, a local artist with a studio in Greenwich, will present the premiere art exhibit at the new Byram Shubert Branch Library. The show, "In the Lines," a collection of landscapes and cityscapes in various mediums will open on April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the branch library. Klinka is a graduate of Tufts University and the Museum School of Fine Arts. She is inspired by the patterns and colors of the city and its contrasts with nature. For more information, contact the library at 203-531-0426.
Thumbnail image for turbomom.jpgAuthor Kristin Delfau will discuss the Turbo Mom's Guide to Saving Money Without Wasting Time on Wednesday, April 22 at the Cos Cob Library. The talk is aimed at "turbo moms," women who spend their days managing a household while working full-time or running a business.
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