July 2012 Archives

We're All about the Apps this summer

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This summer, Greenwich Library's Technology Training Center is All About the APPs.  Each easy-to-understand session is taught by a librarian who is an expert at finding the most useful and entertaining apps available today.  All programs are free and open to the public. 

"Due to the proliferation of iPads, we wanted to do a program on applications because we noticed that searching for them was difficult for any user, myself included.  We also realized that some people don't understand what apps are and how to use them.  Through this series, we hope to give our patrons some insight into the world of apps," said Training Librarian Jasmine Posey.  

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During the All About the Apps series, patrons will learn how to become comfortable with using applications for their iPads™, Kindle Fires™, Nook™ tablets and Android™ tablets.  Over the course of eight weeks, staff will help patrons understand what apps are and how to use them effectively in their daily lives.  The majority of the apps featured are free and topics will focus on apps for travel, social networking, lifestyle, entertainment, and eats among others.  Additionally, the Library offers several apps including BookPage, Overdrive and Mango languages, which can be found on the Downloadable Library page of the library website.  

The Eats Apps program on Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m. is definitely not something to miss.  It will feature apps for all things food related including restaurants, cooking, recipes, restaurant reservations and reviews.

Featured four times throughout the month is the Apps for Apple program.  This program will offer tips for searching the Apple App Store efficiently.  One way this will be done is with the Chomp app, which allows for cleaner and easier application searches. 

Another program that cannot be missed is the Grab Bag Apps program on Tuesday, August 28 at 4 p.m.  This program will feature apps picked by the Greenwich Library staff. If any apps were missed during the 16 programs featured throughout July and August, this is where you will find them. 

Finally, further your knowledge of the world of social networking by attending the Social Networking Apps program on Tuesday, July 17 at 3 p.m.  The program will feature a basic overview of apps from some of the most familiar social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  It will also cover apps from sites you may not have heard of such as Hipstamatic, Instagram and Pinterest.  For those unfamiliar with these apps, Hipstamatic and Instagram allow the user to turn their photos into works of art and allow for creative picture sharing.  Pinterest acts as an online pin board to which the user can pin images of their likes and interests.  


Tuesday, July 10, 4 p.m.

Travel Apps

Friday, July 13 , 11 a.m.

Apps for Apple

Tuesday, July 17, 3 p.m.

Social Networking Apps

Friday, July 20, 3 p.m.

Apps for Kindle Fire

Tuesday, July 24, 4 p.m.

Apps for Apple

Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m.

Lifestyle Apps

Monday, July 30, 5 p.m.

Apps for Android

Wednesday, August 1, 11 a.m.

Entertainment Apps

Thursday, August 9, 10 a.m.

Apps for Apple

Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m.

Eats Apps

Tuesday, August 14, 3 p.m.

Apps for Nook Tablet

Wednesday, August 15, 11 a.m.

Productivity Apps

Monday, August 20, 7 p.m.

Read Apps

Wednesday, August 22, 2 p.m.

Apps for Apple

Tuesday, August 28, 4 p.m.

Grab Bag Apps

Thursday, August 30, 11 a.m.

Apps for Android

Every Thursday, 3 p.m.

Drop-In Computer Lab

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/TechnologyTrainingCenter.aspx or contact the Technology Training Center at 203-625-6508.

 

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Singles: Smart and Fun Ways to Connect

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Greenwich Library and YWCA of Greenwich will welcome certified relationship coach Candace Brindley to discuss ways to find and foster lasting relationships. Her seminar, Smart and Fun Ways to Connect, will take place on Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. A wine and cheese reception will be held beforehand in the Baxter Courtyard at 7 p.m.

Personal relationships are one of the most important facets of a person's life although it can be increasingly difficult to find a match. Candace Brindley divulges her expert advice about effective use of Internet dating websites as well as how to discover more effective venues for meeting people. Her program is meant for all singles regardless of age or status, whether you are recently graduated, divorced or widowed.

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Candace Brindley is a Certified Master Relationship Coach and Professional Member of the Relationship Coaching Institute. Her passion and goal is to use her knowledge to help create lasting and strong personal relationships. Additionally, Brindley has a background in the fields of banking, sales and education in Europe, Hong Kong, New York and Connecticut.

This program is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. 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. For more information, please contact Michele Martin at (203) 625-6533. 

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PrepMe service discontinued

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Unfortunately, PrepMe (online test preparation service) has discontinued our subscription, as they've decided to focus on "schools and direct-to-consumer" offerings rather than libraries. We are currently investigating other services to meet this need.

-Greenwich Library staff
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is thrilled to welcome best-selling author Emily Giffin on Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. She will discuss her latest book, Where We Belong

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When is it justifiable to keep secrets from the ones we love? And if we do, will keeping those secrets irrevocably change who we are? These are the questions that lie at the heart of Emily Giffin's highly anticipated new novel, Where We Belong, an unforgettable tale of two women, the secret that binds them together and its impact on the lives of those closest to them. 

Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer with an enviable life in New York City. With a skyrocketing career and picture-perfect relationship, she has convinced everyone that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door...only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian's meticulously constructed world will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her. As Marian and Kirby embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in each of their lives, they will come to recognize that where they belong is quite possibly where they least expect to find themselves--a place they may have willed themselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever. 

Dubbed a "modern day Jane Austen" (Vanity Fair) and a "dependably down-to-earth storyteller" (New York Times), Giffin has penned five New York Times bestsellers, Something Borrowed (2004), Something Blue (2005), Baby Proof (2006), Love the One You're With (2008) and Heart of the Matter (2010). Her novels have been translated into twenty-nine languages, with ten million copies in print worldwide. In addition, four of her novels have been optioned for the big screen and are in various stages of development. The first, Something Borrowed, hit theaters in May 2011, starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski. 
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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.
Diane's Books and Greenwich Library will present New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross as he launches his latest book, 15 Seconds, on Tuesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. 

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Not many authors can say they've almost landed in jail while on book tour--but Andrew Gross can. In 2010, Gross was driving in an unfamiliar town and trying to find his way when he was pulled over for making an illegal U-turn. What should have been a routine traffic stop ended up with Gross handcuffed and detained in the back of a squad car with a tenacious police officer shouting homeland security-type questions in his face. Luckily for his legions of fans, he was let go with a warning but that experience got him thinking about just how quickly your life can change. And that experience led to his most recent thriller, 15 Seconds. 

15 Seconds may not seem that long--the time it takes to send a text message, feed your dog, tie a tie--but for Dr. Henry Steadman, 15 Seconds is all it takes for a routine traffic stop to turn his life upside down, set him on the run from the police, and make him Florida's most wanted man. Henry Steadman seemed to have it made: a successful medical practice, Hallie, a daughter any father would be proud of, and an amicable ex-wife. So when he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, it at first seems to be a case of mistaken identity. But when the bodies start piling up, and all signs point to Henry, he realizes he is the target of a sinister plot to seek revenge for actions he didn't even know he caused. And in a chilling twist, if Henry doesn't get to the bottom of what's happening, and fast, his daughter might be the one to pay the price. 

"This is the best yet from Andrew Gross," said Nancy McFarlane, owner of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC, in the July 2012 Indie Next List of Great Reads

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Andrew Gross is the author of New York Times bestsellers Reckless, The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, Don't Look Twice and Eyes Wide Open and co-author of five no. 1 bestsellers with James Patterson. He is an international bestseller, with his novels now published in 25 countries. Gross has degrees from Middlebury College and Columbia University, and lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife Lynn. 

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.

Libraries will be closed Wednesday, July 4

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Greenwich Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day. The libraries will reopen as scheduled on Thursday, July 5.

On Friday, July 6, Summer Friday hours will begin when we close at 5 p.m. 

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