November 2011 Archives

Brzezinski and Scarborough at Greenwich Library

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Journalist Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's morning news program Morning Joe, and author of the bestselling memoir All Things at Once, will be interviewed by her co-host Joe Scarborough, in the Cole Auditorium on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. about her newest book, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth.

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Despite great strides in the last few decades, the fact remains that a woman's value and her financial compensation in the workplace still lags behind her male counterpart's. In Knowing Your Value, Brzezinski presents an in-depth exploration of how women today manage to achieve the recognition and financial worth they deserve.

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Prepare for the Holidays with Greenwich Library!

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Getting ready for the holidays has never been easier with the Greenwich Library at your service. Start by borrowing a few festive DVDs or CDs to get you in the mood. Next, find out what the experts have to say about the latest gadget gifts in Consumer Reports.

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Kicking it old school? The Library has a bounty of books on making just about any homemade gift imaginable. In fact, bring the kids to the Main Children's Room to create holiday crafts all month.

Your turn to entertain this year? We have books on party planning, party decorating and party people. And kick the whole affair up a notch by finding delicious new recipes in one of the latest cookbooks.

But what if you're heading for the hills this holiday?

Winter Country Landscape.jpgGet the skinny on your vacation destination in the most recent travelogues. And don't forget to download a book or two  for those long trips to Grandma's house. Speaking of family gatherings, we have plenty of Self Help books to prepare you for those annual reunions. Let Greenwich Library be your personal resource for a spectacular holiday this year!


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Holiday Gift Ideas - Books About Greenwich!

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Share memories of Greenwich people and places with your family this holiday season. Oral History Project's 137 books are bound collections of interviews with numerous residents.

The latest and most popular titles include:

The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra--53 Years of Superb Performances, $30. Interviews with five women, each of whom has played an essential part in the growth and success of the orchestra.

Tod's Point, $20. The history of our much-loved town beach, from estate to town park.

The Bruce Museum--A Century of Change, $30. The seven directors of the museum recall its growth from zoo and dioramas to the world-class institution it is today.

A Walk through Cos Cob in the 1920s and 30s, $20. Lifelong resident Gertrude Riska recalls the village of her childhood. LowerLandingCosCob.jpg

To purchase these and other titles, visit the Library Oral History office, Monday-Thursday, 10 am-2 pm or phone (203) 622-7945. Or visit the website:

Podcast: Amor Towles

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Author Amor Towles spoke at Greenwich Library on Tuesday, November 15 as part of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary.

Community Survey results are in


Greenwich Library invites the public to view the Community Survey results on its website. This spring, over 5,580 residents completed the Survey, sharing their views and ideas about Greenwich Library's services and priorities. To view the full report, please click here.

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Naugatuck author Joan Lownds will offer insights on her book Man Overboard: Inside the Honeymoon Cruise Murder, Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium. Lownds was a newspaper reporter six years ago when Greenwich native George Smith, IV disappeared on his honeymoon cruise. George Smith married Jennifer Hagel in June 2005. Eight days after their wedding, George vanished from their Royal Caribbean cruise with blood stains tracing an awning below their cabin. Despite an open FBI investigation, the disappearance remains unsolved.


Joan Lownds.jpgThrough exhaustive reporting and research, Lownds has written a non-fiction book that reads like a mystery novel. Man Overboard provides an extraordinary look into a case that has raised provocative questions about the unregulated cruise industry, leading directly to the passage of the historic Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act.

star libraries 2011.jpgGreenwich Library has been named a five-star library for the third time by Library Journal. The rating is based on 2009 data reported by local libraries to their state library agencies and compiled by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

In June 2008, Library Journal announced a new assessment tool for public libraries--the LJ index of public library service output. It is determined equally by four related per capita output indicators: visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use. The top libraries in each category, organized by ranges of operating expenditures, were then assigned five, four, or three stars. This year, 7,513 libraries were evaluated and 262 of those libraries received star ratings.

Little Red Riding Hood Fundraiser

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La Piccola Opera will perform Little Red Riding Hood, on Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium, as a fundraiser to benefit Greenwich Library. Tickets are $50 for premium seats (limited) and $25 for general seating. The performance is appropriate for ages six and older.

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Greenwich Library

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Click your heels together "tres veces" and take a magical journey when the Friends of Greenwich Library present Theatreworks USA's The Yellow Brick Road on Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. The Yellow Brick Road is an all-new salsa and merengue-infused musical inspired by The Wizard of Oz.

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