March 2010 Archives

Winter's Tale.jpgInfidelity, real or imagined, has damaging effects on even the perfect husband and wife. Can a marriage be restored after such earth-shattering mistrust?

Bob Smith, returning to the Greenwich Library for the 11th time, will examine William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" each Wednesday, from April 7 through May 19, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.

Coney Island.jpgThe Friends of Greenwich Library will take in the sights of New York City's most diverse borough, Brooklyn, on Thursday, May 13. The trip, the Friends' second tour of Kings County, will venture into new sections of Brooklyn.

See the history and culture of Brooklyn's many diverse old neighborhoods including Chinatown, Boro Park and the Victorian neighborhood of Prospect Heights. Take a walk on the Coney Island Boardwalk, and eat lunch and shop in the heart of Brighton Beach. The tour, which will make stops at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Museum, offers the opportunity to experience a variety of architectural styles and spectacular harbor views.

Andy_Gross.jpgNew York Times best-selling author Andrew Gross will launch his latest book, Reckless, as part of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary, Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.

Learn more about the Health Care Bill

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The following are suggested resources to learn more about the Health Care Bill:

FAQs from The White House

What is (and Isn't) in the Healthcare Bill from US News and World Report

How different types of people will be affected from The New York Times 

Health Care Reform Bill Summary: A Look at What's in the Bill from CBS News

What does the health care bill mean to me? An interactive tool from The Washington Post

Friends of Greenwich Library Serve Up Milkshake

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milkshake_hiRezfield1.jpgThe Friends of Greenwich Library will present Milkshake on Saturday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. Milkshake writes and performs music that is as musically sophisticated as it is lyrically lighthearted and child centered. Though never condescending, they speak a kind of universally appealing language; a language familiar to young and old, child and parent, music fans of all ages.

MAHoberman.jpgThe Poet's Voice, in its 33rd season, will present the National Children's Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman, on Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Greenwich Library. Hoberman has lived in Greenwich for over 50 years.

Mary Ann Hoberman is a critically acclaimed poet and well known Greenwich resident. Her first published book of poetry was All My Shoes Come in Two's (1957) which was illustrated by her husband, architect and sculptor, Norman Hoberman. She has followed up with 44 more books, all but two of which are in verse. Her best-known books are A House is a House for Me; The Seven Silly Eaters; and Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers. This year, Hoberman published three books, All Kinds of Families, Strawberry Hill and The Tree That Time Built, A Celebration of Nature, Science and Imagination, co-edited with Linda Winston.

Greenwich Library in the news

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Greenwich Library received excellent coverage in the media for our response to the emergency situation in Greenwich. Check it out here:

"Libraries serve as shelter for storm refugees," Stamford Advocate, 3/15/10

"Libraries serve as shelter for storm refugees," Greenwich Time, 3/17/10 and Connecticut Post, 3/17/10

"CT Libraries Offer Extended Services After Power Outages," Library Journal, 3/18/10

"Ridiculous, Meet Sublime," American Libraries, 3/18/10

"Library a Welcome Refuge From Storm," Norma Bartol's column, Greenwich Time, 3/19/10

Letter to the Editor, Greenwich Time, 3/19/10

With the storm's impact on the Town of Greenwich still being felt by many residents, the Library Staff and I are pleased to be able to open the doors of the Main Library, and the Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. We welcome you to find a place to get warm, sit and enjoy a book, listen to a CD and access email to connect with family or work. On Monday, more than 4,700 people spent time in the libraries. Click here to see photos of our Library community this week.

We will continue to respond to the situation for as long as it takes.

  • Due to the increased volume, parking is extremely difficult at the Main Library. Please car pool, take public transportation or walk if possible.
  • 61 public computers are available in the Main Library. The Technology Training Center is open again today so patrons can access an additional 18 computers. It will remain open until 5 PM on Wednesday.
  • The Meeting Room on the Second Floor is open so patrons can access wireless internet on their laptops.
  • We will offer one movie today in the Cole Auditorium. At 3 p.m., join us for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. (Animated, 90 min, Rated PG)
  • The Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches are open and Internet access is available through the Library's computers. Wireless internet is available at both branches.
  • We understand that many of our patrons are having trouble reaching the libraries, so all materials will be backdated to Saturday, March 13 and all fines accrued between 3/13 and 3/21 will be waived. 

For additional information, please visit the Town of Greenwich's website.

Sincerely,

Carol Mahoney, Greenwich Library Director

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Delaney author photo credit to Jerry Bauer.jpgMaster storyteller and best-selling author Frank Delaney will discuss his latest book, Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show, Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m., in the Greenwich Library's Meeting Room. Renowned for his gift of language and signature Irish wit, Delaney's work has, so often, scrutinized the nature of the spoken word.
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Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P., will be honored on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, as the seventh recipient of Greenwich Library's Peterson Business Award. Former Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase, William B. Harrison, Jr., will present this prestigious award to Mr. Grauer. Mr. Harrison was the third recipient of the Peterson Business Award.

Globally-renowned music superstars, The Klezmatics -- the only klezmer band to win a Grammy award -- will bring their culturally and spiritually vibrant music to the Cole Auditorium on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 3:30 p.m.

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