October 2012 Archives

Greenwich Library is open for business

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Greenwich Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches are open today. Here are a few things we're doing to help the Greenwich community: 

  • Elton's cafĂ© is open. 
  • Internet access and wireless is available at the main library. Cos Cob Library and Byram Shubert Library also have Internet access and wifi. 
  • Tables have been set up on the second floor for additional workspace and power cords are attached. 
  • In the World language area (on the 2nd floor), we have added additional outlets to all of the tables for patrons to access. 
  • The meeting room is all set up with tables and power cords for access. Games and puzzles are available for families. 
  • NO FINES are to be charged for ANY material that is overdue through Sunday, November 4th. Fines will resume on Monday, November 5th. Consider this a Fine Free week. 
  • Feel free to use available outlets and surge protectors to charge your devices, but please make sure the cords are not a trip hazard. 

Remember, we're all in this together. Please share and be respectful of your fellow community members.

Message about the storm

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With the full impact of the storm yet to be realized in Greenwich we hope to be able to open the library as soon as it is possible. We have to have power to the buildings, review the conditions of our buildings, parking lots, and ensure the safety of the staff and the public traveling to the libraries. Please do not worry about returning library materials. No fines will be charged for the material so please stay home and stay safe.
Carol Mahoney, library director

Greenwich Library closed Monday, October 29

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Greenwich Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches will be closed on Monday, October 29 due to the forcasted storm. We will post additional updates here, on News12 and WGCH, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

More information about the Town's storm response can be found at http://www.greenwichct.org/.

Two Historical Fiction Authors at Greenwich Library

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Two award-winning debut novelists, Madeline Miller and Karen Engelmann, will team up to present their works of historical fiction on Thursday, November 1at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium as part of the AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary series.

Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, a thrilling and unique retelling of the Iliad and the legend of Achilles: a tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart. It is the winner of the 2012 Orange Prize, one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes, joining among others, Ann Patchett, Zadie Smith, Barbara Kingsolver, Tea Obrecht.

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Miller has two degrees from Brown University in Latin and Ancient Greek, and has been teaching both for the past nine years. She also has a degree from Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. The Song of Achilles is her first novel.

Karen Engelmann's dazzling debut, The Stockholm Octavo, is set during Stockholm's opulent Golden Age and brilliantly interweaves history, romance and intrigue, in which one man's fortune holds the key to a nation's precarious fate.


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Engelmann spent nine years in Malmö, Sweden working for companies like IKEA where the idea of this book grew to life. She is the 2011 winner of the American Scandinavian Society Cultural Award Grant.

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support or the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books. Free and open to all, but seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive or contact Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933. 


Naomi Duguid Podcast

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Author and cooking columnist Naomi Duguid visited the Library as part of the AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary series on October 4, 2012. She discussed her new book, Burma: Rivers of Flavor.

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Click below to listen to the podcast and view photos from the event.


Janet Wallach Podcast

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On October 2, 2012 author Jane Wallach visited the Library as a guest of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary to discuss her book, The Richest Woman in America, Hetty Green in the Gilded Age. The book is a captivating biography of America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who amassed one of the greatest fortunes of her time.

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Jeffrey Lyons Podcast

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Author and film critic Jeffrey Lyons was a guest of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary on September 18, 2012. Lyons discussed his book, Stories My Father Told Me.

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Maneet Ahuja Podcast

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CNBC's Maneet Ahuja spoke at Greenwich Library on June 7, 2012 about her book The Alpha Masters. The evening was co-sponsored by the YWCA of Greenwich.

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Click below to listen to a podcast of the event.


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