May 2009 Archives

Classical music, like Shakespeare, can be difficult to decipher with an untrained ear. Listen to the work of Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) while discussing its interpretation through the ears of Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957), during Greenwich Library's Toscanini Lecture Series, Tuesday, May 26, a 7 p.m., in the Meeting Room.

Friends to Take Best of Brooklyn Trip

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brooklyn.jpgThe Friends of Greenwich Library will visit Brooklyn on Wednesday, May 20. The trip includes a guided walking tour through many 19th century neighborhoods featuring row houses, mansions, churches and parks. The tour offers the opportunity to experience a variety of architectural styles and spectacular harbor views.

The bus leaves the Greenwich Library parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. The cost of the trip is $85 for Friends and $90 for Guests and includes an authentic Brooklyn lunch with choice of cheeseburger, hot corned beef, hot pastrami or turkey sandwich. To register, pick up a form at Greenwich Library or call the Friends office at 203-622-7938.

Literary agent and publishing consultant Jan Kardys will present "You Wrote a Book, Now What?" at the Cos Cob Library on Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. The workshop will cover the secrets of getting published, marketing plans, advertising, self-publishing, subsidiary rights, editorial issues and much more.

Kardys will offer a backstage look and insider's tips to authors and illustrators pursuing their dream. Her professional background includes working with almost a dozen major publishing companies. This exposure helps her provide an in-depth understanding of publishing.

Don't have a Library card, but looking to get your hands on a popular book, CD or DVD before it is borrowed by someone else? Greenwich Library's new online registration service will help satisfy both your needs.

"This great new service affords new and old residents, alike, the opportunity to become Greenwich Library patrons from the convenience of their homes," Lending Services Manager Elaine Tai-Lauria said.

Log on to the Greenwich Library Web site to register for your new Library card. After registering, place one item on hold and pick up your Library card when you retrieve your held item. Online registration is only for Greenwich residents who do not currently have either a Greenwich Library or Perrot Memorial Library card.

Longtime Greenwich resident Austin Pryor of SCORE will discuss "Becoming an Independent Consultant" on Tuesday, June 2 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Greenwich Library. Pryor will help participants determine their success potential, market their consulting services and learn to manage and keep their clients. Pryor, a veteran independent consultant, will also discuss the art of pricing consulting services and zeroing in on the best prospects.

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Free and open to the public as part of the Peterson Business Program Series. Check-in and refreshments at 6 p.m.; the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required; please contact Mary Cuff at 203-625-6560 or

Discover the Skeletons in the Closet

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skeleton.jpgEveryone has a past. Learn to uncover that of your ancestors, when Greenwich Library hosts "Skeletons in Your Closet," with guest host and genealogical expert Bill Stansfield on Saturday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m., in the Meeting Room. "Skeletons in Your Closet" is a program designed for beginner and intermediate researchers interested in learning the tricks of the genealogy trade.

Master the Internet

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Learn the ins and outs of many of the most popular Web services available as Greenwich Library's Technology Training Center rolls out 10 programs in June geared toward helping you master the Internet. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library will hold their semi-annual Thumbnail image for book sale.jpgBook Sale at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Community Room this June. A Special Preview Night will be held Friday, June 5, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Admission is $15. The sale continues on Saturday, June 6, 9 am to 4 pm, and don't miss the Bag and Box Sale on Sunday, June 7, noon to 4 pm. Books will be $3 per bag and $5 per box on Sunday.

All proceeds will support library programs. For more information, call the Byram Shubert Branch Library at 203-531-0426.

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