June 2010 Archives
"Make a Splash" and beat the heat with Cos Cob Library's Summer Reading Program.
Family Fun Afternoon keeps the summer rolling with rubber duckie races and face painting on Cos Cob Library's read beach on Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m. Learn about Hawaiian dances and surfing through stories and songs at the Kahana Hula on Monday, July 19, at 4:30 p.m. Children entering grades 3-5 are invited to create original poems using "watery words," on Saturday, July 31, at 10 a.m.
The State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and FEMA are lending a hand to those that qualify for federal and state disaster assistance. Residents who suffered damages and losses as a result of March 12 to May 17 storms and flooding can apply for assistance immediately by logging on to www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA).
Find information in the links below regarding:
Greenwich Library offers park and museum passes to cardholders. These passes provide free admission or discounts to Connecticut State parks, forests, and beaches as well as select area museums.
The passes may be checked out for one week at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations or renewals are permitted and a $1 per day late fee will be charged for overdue passes. Passes are available at the Main Library to both Greenwich Library and Perrot Library cardholders.
Available passes include:
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT: Admits two adults and children.
Connecticut State Parks: Waives entrance fees for all state parks and forests and is valid for two adults and four children.
Connecticut's Old State House in Hartford, CT: Admits two adults and two children.
Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT: $2 off combination ticket; good for up to six people.
Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT: $4 off Adults and $2 off Children (limit two adults, two children).
Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY: Admits one family or two adults.
Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT: Admits two adults and two children.
For more information, please visit the Patron Services Desk at Greenwich Library or call (203) 625-6524.
Get out your summer reading lists! The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library, a branch of Greenwich Library, will be holding its popular Book & Media Sale inside St. Paul's Lutheran Church, next to 55 William Street West, on June 12-13, 2010.
This sale includes a guesstimated 25,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and audiobooks, including loads of brand new items, as well as many antiques. You will find a wide selection of goodies, including fiction, thirty-something categories of nonfiction, and TONS of incredible children's books.
If you're a true bibliophile, come to a special preview sale on Friday, June 11 from 5:30-8:30 pm. For $15, you can attend the preview and get the best selection - it's well worth the entrance fee! On Saturday, June 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm the sale is open to all. On Sunday, June 13 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm will be the bargain hunter's delight "bag and box" sale ($3/bag or $5/box).
All proceeds from the sale benefit the branch library's programs and events. For specific questions, please contact the Byram Shubert Library at (203) 531-0426.
Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. Members of the community are encouraged to suggest their favorite books in the comment box below.
In order to be selected, the book should be of high literary quality, reflective of universal issues and capable of generating thought-provoking discussions. It should lend itself to engaging public programs and appeal to a diverse population. It must also be currently in print and available in large quantities and in multiple formats, including paperback, e-book, audiobook and large print.
The suggestions will be evaluated by the Selection Committee, which is comprised of distinguished members of the community including Greenwich High School English Teacher and Program Administrator Brigid Barry, WGCH Radio host Darby Cartun, former Superintendant of Schools Ernie Fleishman, author and publishing consultant Lucy Hedrick, National Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman, freelance journalist and writer Shashi Khorana and Brunswick junior Will Peisch.
Several community organizations have formed a Steering Committee to lead this effort including Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich Boys and Girls Club, Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich Library and the YWCA of Greenwich. The book will be selected for Winter/Spring 2011, and will be explored through discussions, programs and lectures.
The Greenwich Library has welcomed aboard four interns through Greenwich High School's Senior Internship Program. Internships are available through the College/Career Center for students to spend time in a work setting related to their career interests. They will observe and apply their own skills while exploring the opportunities available in the career field of choice. The interns will be with the Library from May 17 through June 25.
Interests: I am interested in majoring in psychology with a minor in environmental studies. I will also be pre-law in the fall and I would like to go onto law school. In my free time I enjoy swimming, reading, watching films and traveling.
Interests: Hi, I am working in the local history office but feel free to ask me any questions concerning technology: internet, website design, Microsoft Office and more. I am an aspiring writer and I hope to major in anthropology and music in college as well as study many foreign languages. In my free time, I very much enjoy knitting, spinning fiber, drawing, writing and hiking.
Interests: My interest is engineering. My goal for this internship is to help people with the use and applications of basic technology. I plan on a major in mechanical engineering in college and pursuing that as my career.
Interests: I enjoy spending my time with my friends. I like watching movies, playing videogames or just sitting down with a good book. I also play basketball, soccer and football with my friends and in community leagues. I plan to major in finance and statistics when I go to UConn.