November 2009 Archives

Bloomberg Insider Offers Database Job Search Tips

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Get insider tips on how to utilize the Bloomberg Professional Service database when Victoria Goodrick, Senior Account Manager at Bloomberg, hosts a discussion and training session in the Greenwich Library's Meeting Room on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m.

Rosemary Wells.jpgTo commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, join us for a panel discussion on Wednesday, December 9, at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room at Greenwich Library. The discussion will encompass various aspects of Lincoln's life, ranging from Lincoln the family man to Lincoln and his relationship with the military as he sought to preserve the Union.

The Friends of Greenwich Library will present Season's Greetings Magic Show

balsters.jpgon Saturday, December 5 at 2 pm in the Cole Auditorium. Season's Greetings is a holiday themed magic show that will thrill and amaze all ages. Eyes will fill with wonder as the show is presented by husband-and-wife magicians Tim and Robin Balster. Upbeat holiday music, toy soldiers, holly wreaths, and magically appearing snow white doves all add to the season's wonder and fantasy. Audience participation is a key element in the success of this exciting program. The show is a production of TheatreWorks USA.

Pick up free assigned tickets (limit 6 per person) at the Cole Auditorium door starting at noon, then return when doors open at 1:50 p.m. This show; along with many other free lectures, author talks and workshops; is made possible by contributions to the Friends of the Greenwich Library. For more information, please contact the Friends Office at 203-622-7938.

Flu.gifStuck at home with the flu or a cold? It is now easier than ever to access the wealth of information and resources the Greenwich Library has to offer from your home computer. Respect the health of your fellow neighbors and the staff of the library by utilizing the Greenwich Library website,, if you are feeling under the weather.

Get Back to Computer Basics at Greenwich Library

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Get back to basics and hone your computer and Internet skills as Greenwich Library's Technology Training center rolls out 10 programs in December geared toward helping you master your PC. The Technology Training Center will also host programs that will update you on the latest social networking and financial sites. All programs are free and open to the public.

Russel shorto photo.jpg Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich presented the William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture in the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library on November 17, 2009.  The lecture featured Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World and was co-sponsored by Greenwich Library. 

Listen to the podcast here: Shorto Podcast.mp3

Welcome to the new Greenwich Library website


As one of the Town of Greenwich's most important cultural and educational institutions, Greenwich Library continues to be an essential resource for residents. Through the generous support for libraries in the town, we are fortunate to have a great staff, wonderful facilities and an excellent collection for public use. No matter where you are, or what time of day it is, library access is available either at the main library and branches or through the website which we refer to as our virtual branch.

On our website, you will find access to our catalog, databases, new acquisitions, program listings, book reviews, downloadable selections, and much more. We have tried to organize the site to be easy to navigate, functional and practical while also being full of up-to-date information. We hope it becomes a regular, bookmarked Internet site where you check your account, reserve and renew items and communicate your needs to us.

I hope you find the information you are looking for at this site and I encourage you to visit our libraries. Let us know what you need the library to be and how we can better serve you. The staff and I look forward to assisting you.

Carol A. Mahoney, Director

Greenwich Library to Launch New Website

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New Website Screenshot.JPGGreenwich Library will debut its new look to its website on Sunday, November 15 at The remodeled site offers new pages and features for children, teens and is ADA accessible. It is designed to act as a virtual branch of Greenwich Library, offering users a fresh style and easy navigation.

A compilation of American roots music will reverberate through the Cole Auditorium when Ollabelle visits the Greenwich Library on Sunday, November 15, at 3:30 p.m.

A mix of Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass and Folk are all seasoning of this quintet's music. A multi-talented, democratic collective whose participants share vocal and songwriting duties, Ollabelle re-imagines these sounds for contemporary audiences, honoring the spirit and substance of the original sources while allowing this music to live and flourish in a post-modern era.

November marks the return of classical music to the Greenwich Library. The Friends Cole Concert Series presents a pair of performances paying tribute to some history's most influential composers with the Musicians from Marlboro and the debut of Jeremy Denk at the Cole Auditorium.

Stuck at home with the flu or a cold? It is now easier than ever to access the wealth of information and resources the Greenwich Library has to offer from your home computer. Respect the health of your fellow neighbors and the staff of the library by utilizing the Greenwich Library website,, if you are feeling under the weather.

Visit the New Yale University Art Gallery

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Yale Art Gallery.jpgJoin the Friends of the Greenwich Library on a trip to New Haven for a docent-led tour of the newly refurbished Yale University Art Gallery, to see the collections of American Decorative Arts, Paintings and Sculpture as well as modern and contemporary art, on Thursday, December 3.

Carol Mahoney on WGCH Radio's Darby and Friends Show

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Library Director Carol Mahoney began a series of monthly appearances on 1490 WGCH Radio's "Darby and Friends Show" on Thursday, October 29 at 5 p.m.  Listen to the podcast here.
Lending Art has been a part of the Greenwich Library collection for more than four decades. View a sampling of artwork the collection has to offer when the Friends of Greenwich Library host "Retrospective: 44 Years of Lending Art," on Friday, November 6, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium foyer. The reception will coincide with the Friends Friday Films showing of "Sketches of Frank Gehry." The exhibit will continue through November 20 in the Library Café on the lower level.

Take a peek inside the wonderful, wacky world of animation at Greenwich Library on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 pm. Join director, author and storyboard artist Francis Glebas as he shares the magic and secrets of storytelling and the inside scoop on animation and computer graphics.

Francis Glebas is an animation director (Piglet's Big Movie, Fantasia 2000, and award winning independent films and commercials) and storyboard artist on many of Disney's classics (Aladdin, The Lion King, Hercules, Pocahontas, Dinosaur, Treasure Planet and Hunchback of Notre Dame).

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