May 2012 Archives

Greenwich Library Trustees Elect New Officers

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The Greenwich Library Board of Trustees elected new officers at their meeting in May. The following were elected: Nancy M. Better, President; Haley Rockwell Elmlinger, First Vice President; Linda G. Ortwein, Second Vice President; Brian C. Pennington, Treasurer; Robert Glanville, Assistant Treasurer; Mary Jacobson, Secretary; Andrew J. Pitts, Member at Large.

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Linda G. Ortwein, Brian C. Pennington, Mary Jacobson, Nancy M. Better, Jane D. Marsh (Chair of Planning Committee), Haley Rockwell Elmlinger and Andrew J. Pitts.
The Friends of Greenwich Library elected five new trustees to serve on the Greenwich Library Board at their annual meeting in May. Ernest B. Fleishman, Liz Oestreich, Karen Free Royce, Dan Tapiero and Jere R. Thomson will serve three-year terms. 

"We are thrilled to welcome such an extraordinarily talented group of new trustees to the Board. We believe they will make a valuable contribution to the Library's future," said Nancy M. Better, President of the Board of Trustees.

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Dan Tapiero, Liz Oestreich, Jere R. Thomson, Karen Free Royce, Ernest B. Fleishman  with Library Director Carol A. Mahoney
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Beatriz Williams Podcast

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As part of the AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary series, Greenwich resident Beatriz Williams visited the library on May 10, 2012 to kick off the book tour for her debut novel, Overseas.

Following is the podcast from that evening.

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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, talked about the balance of protecting individual rights and public safety. Greenwich Reads Together 2-COLOR.jpg

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary presents local writer Beatriz Williams on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. She will discuss her debut novel, Overseas, set during World War I France and modern day New York.

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Amiens, France, 1916: Captain Julian Ashford, a British officer in the trenches of the Western Front, is waylaid in the town square by Kate, a beautiful, young American. Julian's never seen her before, but she has information about the reconnaissance mission he's about to embark on. Who is she, and why did she track him down in Amiens?

New York, 2007: A young Wall Street analyst, Kate Wilson learned to rely on logic and cynicism. So why does she fall so desperately in love with Julian Laurence, a handsome British billionaire with a mysterious past?


In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "a delicious story about the ultimate romantic fantasy."


Kirkus Reviews said Overseas is "a full-throated love story...with [Williams'] gift for humor, snappy dialogue and swooning romance, there's plenty to enjoy..."


"Overseas is a heady blend of wit, charm and romantic sizzle all wrapped around a tantalizing mystery that will constantly surprise and delight readers," said New York Times bestselling author, Anne Fortier.


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Williams graduated from Stanford University and received her MBA from Columbia University. A former corporate and communications strategy consultant, Williams lives in Connecticut with her husband and their four 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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