October 2009 Archives
The Greenwich Library will be celebrating its Friends of the Library groups during the week of October 18 to 24.
The Friends of Greenwich Library is among the largest and most active Friends organizations in the country. The Friday Films, Cole Concerts and Flinn Gallery exhibits are three of the oldest cultural series the Friends offer to the community, dating back to the 1950s. Funds raised by the Friends also support popular programs and services such as the Oral History Project, children's concerts and outreach, day trips, Selective Eye book discussion and the Book Brigade. The Friends groups of the Byram and Cos Cob branches host monthly events that include children's and adult programs, open houses, book sales, art shows and author visits.
"Our libraries' Friends groups have always lent us the support needed to make the Greenwich Library System a jewel in our community," Library Director Carol Mahoney said. "I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends. This support has enabled our Library to become a five-star library."
For more information about the Friends and how to join, please contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.
Many residents of southwestern Connecticut know the story of General Putnam and his famous ride from Greenwich to Stamford in 1779. But not every Greenwich resident realizes that Putnam did a great deal more than that dangerous ride over a local cliff.
Local historian and video producer John Savage has written and produced a video titled "Greenwich's General Putnam: The Rest of the Story," which will be presented at the Greenwich Library on Tuesday, October 27, at 2 p.m., in the Meeting Room. The video will tell of Putnam's exploits beyond those for which he's been emblazoned on the official seal of the Town of Greenwich.
Ground-breaking big band New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble (NYSAJE) will bring their Big Apple innovations in rhythm to the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library on Sunday, October 11, at 3:30 p.m.
Led by Mike Longo, former music director for Dizzy Gillespie, the NYSAJE is comprised of the finest ensemble players and soloists in New York. This 17-piece band thrills audiences with its combined power, precision and polish.