April 2010 Archives

Schubert 5tet.jpgThe Musicians from Marlboro, the touring extension of the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, will return to Greenwich Library on Sunday, May 2, at 4 p.m., as part of the Friends of Greenwich Library's Cole Concert Series. Five musicians will play works by Luigi Boccherini, Igor Stravinsky and Franz Schubert in the Cole Auditorium.

New 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.


Longtime Greenwich resident Austin Pryor of SCORE will discuss "Becoming an Independent Consultant" on Monday, May 3 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium 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.

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

AnnaQuindlen.jpgNo. 1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen will kick off AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary, the Library's author visit series, on Monday, April 19, at 7 pm, in the Cole Auditorium.

Quindlen will discuss her latest book, Every Last One, an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions. Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother whose three teenage children come before anything else-- before her career as a landscape gardener and before her role as the wife of a well-liked doctor in town. Taking care of her kids and preserving their everyday routines are paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed and Mary Beth focuses her attentions on him, she is blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterwards is a testament to the power of a woman's love and determination.

With Earth Day on the horizon, reflect upon the life of a local man that has always shown respect for the environment. Pick up a copy of the Oral History Project book "Daniel Barrett: Teacher and Conservationist" at the Greenwich Library.

Daniel Barrett began teaching science at Greenwich High School in 1958. For many years, he took the students in his popular oceanography course into the field to study marine biology, to Greenwich Point and as far as Cape Cod and St. Thomas. Students studied all aspects of marine life, even making stew in the classroom from the mussels they had caught at the Point.

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