March 2012 Archives

Jane Green Podcast

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AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary was thrilled to welcome best-selling author Jane Green on March 20 in the Cole Auditorium. She discussed her latest book, Another Piece of My Heart, and answered questions from the audience. Below please find the podcast from her visit.



Financing a College Education

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Judith Margolin, author of Financing a College Education, will give a presentation on financial aid for a university education on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room, as part of the college preparation series at Greenwich Library. Financing a College Education Graphic.bmp Securing financial aid for undergraduate or graduate studies is a daunting task for most students and their parents. This basic introduction to the process focuses on private sources of scholarship funding, including foundations and associations. Participants of all ages learn the facts about various scholarship providers, how to assess their own financial needs and make a case for support, and how to apply for scholarships and fellowships.

Judith Margolin is an independent consultant, workshop and webinar leader on foundations and grants. She is the author of several books about securing grants. This presentation is free, open to all.

The college preparation series is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information, please call Margaret Walsh at (203) 622-7915.

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The Ashforth Children's Concert Series presents a performance by "Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry," Mozart's "less talented relative," on March 24 at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.

Schmutzinberry on Stage for Lincoln Center.jpgRami Vamos, a guitarist, composer and teaching artist for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, will play Schmutzinberry, the world's most mediocre composer, who has stumbled upon a very powerful musical composition that can heal the sick, cause the sad to laugh hysterically, and make old people young again. Unfortunately, he has lost the manuscript. So he travels to America to look for it, and in the process discovers different musical styles, including folk, jazz, blues, rock and roll and classical.


Vamos will be joined by his wife, the violinist Nurit Pact.

Free unassigned tickets, six per family, will be will be available for pick up at the auditorium at 12 p.m. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m.

The Ashforth Concert Series is designed to expose children to classical music performance. The concert is free and open to the public through the support of Georgie and Henry A. Ashforth.

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AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is thrilled to welcome best-selling author Jane Green on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. She will discuss her latest book, Another Piece of My Heart.



Another Piece of My Heart is Green's thirteenth novel. The book follows Andi, who has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she's finally found him. Ethan - divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia - is a devoted father and even better husband. Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own.  But in Emily's eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father's love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood - leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives...and their hearts. Another Piece of My Heart is a novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about relationships and is Green at her absolute best. Click here to listen to an Audiobook excerpt read by Green



A former feature writer for the Daily Express in the UK, Green left in 1996 to freelance and work on a novel. Seven months later, there was a bidding war for her first book, Straight Talking, the saga of a single career girl looking for the right man. The novel was a hit in England. Now Green is the author of twelve New York Times bestsellers and has been featured in People, Newsweek, USA Today, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. Green lives in Westport, CT with her husband and their six children.

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors.  Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event through Diane's Books. This program is free and open to all, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933.

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Greenwich Library is pleased to present Almost, Maine by John Cariani, on March 18, at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. The play, produced by M&M Productions, is a romantic comedy. The New York Times called it a "...a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts." And the New York Daily News described it as "Sweet, poignant and witty."


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On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Almost, Maine is directed by Cos Cob resident Larry Schneider, who also directed Jake's Women, Rabbit Hole, Fiction, Three Tall Women and last year's Collected Stories. It stars Amanda B. Goodman and Daniel Basiletti.

The program is free and open to all. For more information, contact Alice Bonvenuto at (203) 622-7919. This presentation is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors.

Greenwich Reads Together Program for Zeitoun


The Steering Committee for Greenwich Reads Together 2012 has just released the program for this year's book, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.  For two weeks, from April 17 until May 1, the Greenwich community will have multiple opportunities to engage in activities centered around this American Book Award winner. The program covers a wide breadth of material beginning with a live Skype telecast with author Eggers.  Additional programs feature celebrated artists from literature, jazz music, and photography, as well as renowned names from national news and government. Numerous adult, children and teen book discussions will be held across Greenwich.

Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience that engages all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. The community is invited to join any of the programs, which are free and open to the public. Following is a brief overview:

Talk by Author Dave Eggers - Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm, Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library: Multi-award winning author Dave Eggers engages in a lively talk about Zeitoun via Skype.


Katrinaville Chronicles: Images and Observations from a New Orleans Photographer - Thursday, April 19 at 7pm, Greenwich Historical Society, Cos Cob: Renowned Photographer David G. Spielman shares his personal experience and images.

Film: Trouble the Water - Friday, April 20 at 8pm, Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library: Award-winning documentary with introduction by Greenwich resident Tom Stark, who shares his post-Katrina volunteer experience.

Jazz Concert - Saturday, April 21 at 4pm, Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library - Greenwich High Honors Jazz Ensemble, coached by the dean of New Orleans bass players Bill Huntington, performs New Orleans jazz music. Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Bennie Wallace moderates Q & A with Bill.

Zeitoun's New Orleans in the Aftermath of Katrina: Preserving Civil Liberties While Protecting Public Safety - Tuesday, April 24 at 7pm, Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library: The Honorable James Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New Orleans and the recipient of the U.S. Attorney General's Medallion for Distinguished Service for leadership following Hurricane Katrina, talks about the balance of protecting individual rights and public safety. Talk introduced by the Honorable David Fein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

The Story of a Katrina Survivor - Wednesday, April 25 at 2pm, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich Ave.: Artist and current Greenwich resident Andre Lanoux tells the story of evacuating New Orleans and the challenges of rebuilding his life and career.

Reporting from Katrina and Extreme Weather in a Warming World - Thursday, April 26 at 7pm, Media Center, Greenwich High School: Rob Marciano, news and weather anchor for CNN Worldwide and 1986 Greenwich High School graduate, relays his experience of reporting on Katrina.

Lessons from Zeitoun: Where Do We Go from Here? - Tuesday, May 1 at 7pm, Christ Church, Greenwich: An interfaith panel discusses overcoming prejudice in a diverse society.

Children and Teen Discussion Groups

Joint Session: Greenwich Library Junior Book Club and Middle School Book Club  - Students grades 4-8 discuss Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes, the companion book for Greenwich Reads Together

Greenwich High School and Eastern, Western and Central Middle Schools - Each will have book discussions/programs for students, faculty and parents

Adult Discussion Groups

Residents can organize their own (Greenwich Pen Women can supply a book group leader) or join one of the discussion groups at the Greenwich Library branches, the Perrot Library, the Retired Men's Association, the Rotary Club, Temple Sholom or The First Presbyterian Church.

In working with such a compelling story, the Steering Committee became highly creative. In addition to the above listed programs, there is a high school essay contest with two $200 prizes, Greenwich restaurants featuring New Orleans specialties on their seasonal menus, and a book donation drive for the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich organized by the Greenwich Alliance for Education.  

Opportunities are available for community organizations and volunteers to become involved in Greenwich Reads Together 2012.  Those interested should contact Greenwich Reads Together co-chair Gail Wilson at or 203-661-0769.

For more information, or to view the complete program guide, please click here. 

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