April 2011 Archives

Coming soon: Kindle and Library e-Books

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Users of Amazon's Kindle e-book reader will soon be able to download e-books from our Overdrive catalog. The lending will be available for all generations of the Kindle as well as Kindle reading apps, and it will integrate with all the existing ebook catalogs in the United States powered by OverDrive.

No specific date for the service has been mentioned but it appears service may be available by the end of the year.

Read all about it here.

Stay tuned to the library website for further news and updates on this exciting turn of events.

bridgeport_sound_tigers.gifTom Morris, Customer Service and Marketing Assistant for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey team, will visit the Greenwich Library to speak about the team and his role in marketing on Thursday, April 28, at 2 p.m., in the second floor Meeting Room. His talk will include a history of the team and the formation of the Harbor Yard system.

Morris will also talk about the future of the franchise and the facility. He will personalize it by speaking on what it's like to work for a sports franchise, and the challenges and opportunities presented by managing a sports team.

Free and open to the public, the program is open to adults and young adults. For more information, please contact Carl White at 203-622-7948.

tangled-webs.jpgAuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary presents Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart discussing his latest book, Tangled Webs: how false statements are undermining America: from Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff, on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium. Stewart will be joined by former Greenwich Superintendent of Schools and Senior Vice President of Scholastic, Inc. Ernie Fleishman as moderator.

Tangled Webs reveals in vivid detail the consequences of the perjury epidemic that has swept our country, undermining the very foundation of our courts.

FranzWright.jpgThe Poet's Voice, which is celebrating its 34th season, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Franz Wright, in a poetry reading on Sunday, May 1 ,at 3 p.m., in the Meeting Room.

Wright won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his book of poems, Walking to Martha's Vineyard. Of this book William Kennedy said Wright lives "to write the extraordinary poetry he has created from his drug addiction, and now, in this new collection, from his addiction to regeneration and to the grace he finds in a silent god. These are desperately radiant poems..." Lucie Brock-Broido has called him "one of the finest poets of his generation. He's a genius of compression, of compassion, of passion." An earlier book of poetry, The Beforelife was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2002.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: How to Help.

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As we all know, Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded last week. The magnitude-8.9 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the nation's east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured.

Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. Here is a link to organizations that are doing relief work in the area. Remember that every little bit helps.

 

Greenwich Reads Together: Is The Book Dead?

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IsTheBookDead.pngWith the advent of eBooks and eReaders, what exactly is the fate of the printed word? Former Greenwich Superintendent of Schools and Senior Vice President, Scholastic Inc. Ernie Fleishman will moderate a panel of publishers, editors and authors that will examine the future of the printed book and the impact of technology on reading on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library.

Is the Book Dead? is a program in conjunction with Greenwich Reads Together, a community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in reading the same book.

Panelists include , Jason Kaufman, Peter Meyers and Eleanor Lipman, all leaders in their respective fields.

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