February 2012 Archives

"Henry and Mudge" at Cole Auditorium

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The Friends of Greenwich Library present Theatreworks USA's production of Henry and Mudge, the classic story about a boy named Henry and his beloved 182-pound dog, Mudge, on March 3 at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.

Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry. He misses Annie, his cousin and best friend, and can't find a playmate in his new neighborhood. Luckily Mom and Dad buy him a great, big, slobbery dog - Mudge - with whom he can share all kinds of adventures. It looks like Henry and Mudge will be best friends forever, until Annie arrives for a visit. Will Annie come between a boy and his dog? Can a kid have two best friends?

 

This 60-minute musical, based on the best-selling books by Cynthia Rylant, is appropriate for children ages four and up, and is free and open to all. Assigned seating tickets are limited to six per person and will be available at noon at the auditorium. Doors open for the performance at 1:50 p.m. For more information, contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.

This performance is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors.

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In celebration of its 35th season, The Poet's Voice and Greenwich Library are pleased to present poet, essayist, playwright and university professor Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, in a poetry reading on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

 

Dr. Alexander became well known in 2009 when she was chosen to read her poetry at the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. Alexander recited the poem "Praise Song for the Day," which she composed for the occasion. She became only the fourth poet to read at an American presidential inauguration, following Robert Frost in 1961, Maya Angelou in 1993 and Miller Williams in 1997.

 

elizabeth alexander color web size.jpgAlexander has earned degrees from Yale, Boston University and the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught in many colleges and universities and since 2008 has chaired the African American Studies department at Yale.

 

Her collections of poetry include American Sublime, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Antebellum Dream Book; Body of Life; and The Venus Hottentot. Her work has been anthologized in over twenty collections. Her verse play, Diva Studies, premiered at the Yale School of Drama.

 

Alexander has received many awards, among them the Jackson Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes and the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry in 2010.

 

This event, sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library and the Horace E. Manacher Poetry Fund, is free and open to the public.  For more information please contact Alice Bonvenuto at (203) 622-7910.

 

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Three Programs for Teens and Their Parents

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Adolescents by nature, take risks. But how should a parent navigate a teen's risky behavior? On Monday, February 27 at 10 a.m. in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room, Dr. Marcie Schneider, MD, and Dr. Sara Buchdahl Levine, MD, of Greenwich Adolescent Medicine, LLC, will discuss the range of risk-taking, both positive and negative, that can occur during middle and high school and identify strategies for communication between parents and their children.

 

Dr. Schneider graduated from Brown University and attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She focuses on eating disorder, obesity, menstrual function, growth and development, substance abuse and attention deficit disorder. Dr. Levine graduated from Yale Universtiy and attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She provides general adolescent primary care and also focuses on adolescent gynecology and risk behaviors.

 

Teenagers.bmpCraig Lanzoni, President of Linear Learning Co., will present "The 18 Things You Need to Know to Kick Butt on the SAT Math" on Saturday, February 25 at 12 p.m. in the Meeting Room. This four-hour intensive seminar will cover the 18 critical things that, when mastered and applied, will assure success on the SAT Math. Whether you're preparing for the SAT for the first time, or you're working to improve your score, this seminar will help immensely. For more information, please contact Margaret Walsh at (203) 622-7915.

Parents of children and teens can learn more about taming electronics on Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m. in the Technology Training Center. Presenter Bud Freund will discuss strategies and suggestions for reining in texting, internet use, television, electronic games, and other homework distractions. For more information, please call (203) 625-6508.

These programs are made possible through the generosity of private donors. You can follow Greenwich Library on Twitter @GWLibrary or find us on Facebook by searching Greenwich Library.

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