April 2013 Archives


AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary will present Roz Chast on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. Roz is the legendary author and New Yorker cartoonist whose work is also being featured in the Flinn Gallery Show between May 9 - June 19, 2013.
 
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Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again. 

Her cartoons have been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children's book by Steve Martin. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006
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The New Times Book Review raves about the wacky world of Roz Chast and her neurotic New Yorkers, saying "Ms. Chast's voice...is delightfully her own, as idiosyncratic and instantly recognizable as the voice of any poet or novelist." 

Roz Chast has received honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, the Pratt Institute and the Art Institute of Boston. She lives in Ridgefield, CT with her husband and two 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 each event through Diane's Books. This series 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 Wayne Campbell at (203) 622-7922 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive
 
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AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary will present James Gladstone on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. Gladstone used Greenwich Library for years before moving to Hollywood where he has written The Man Who Seduced Hollywood, The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer, Tinseltown's Most Powerful Lawyer
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During the golden age of movies, Bautzer was famous for romancing leading ladies. From boardrooms to bedrooms, Bautzer dominated the Hollywood tabloids from the 1930s through 50s. But Bautzer wasn't just a Don Juan; he was also the most powerful attorney the entertainment industry has ever known, representing the richest man in the world -- Howard Hughes.
 
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"James Gladstone's biography of the remarkable Bautzer is the first one to tell his story, and it's filled with the kind of juicy inside information about everyone from Lana Turner and Joan Crawford to Ingrid Bergman and beyond that makes for a very lively, satisfying read." --- Robert Osborne, Hollywood historian and host of Turner Classic Movies 

James Gladstone is the Executive Vice President of Business and Legal affairs at Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company. In addition to discussing the book, Gladstone will also discuss his experiences in the motion picture business over the last 28 years working for the companies that released such pictures as "Dirty Dancing", "The Blair Witch Project", "The Hunger Games", and the Mad Men" television series. He holds a BFA in film production from New York University and a law degree from Georgetown University. 

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 each event through Diane's Books. This series 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 Wayne Campbell at (203) 622-7922 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive

You can follow Greenwich Library on Twitter @GWLibrary or on Facebook.

Greenwich Library will host a special Book Sale weekend Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Library's programs and services. Thousands of items will be available including fiction, biographies, cookbooks, romance novels, young adult, children's books, DVDs, special collections, audiobooks and much more. 

The weekend kicks off with a Preview Party on Friday, May 17 from 5-8 p.m. Between 5 and 6 p.m., attendees will receive exclusive early access to the Book Sale. At 6 p.m., antique book appraiser Ken Gloss will discuss "Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?" in the Cole Auditorium. Gloss is the proprietor of Brattle Book Shop and a frequent appraiser on PBS's Antiques Road Show. Finally, at 7 p.m., delicious food and cocktails will be served in the Baxter Courtyard provided by Burke Catering, Barcelona, NEAT Artisan Coffee, Horseneck Wines & Liquors and Whole Foods Market Greenwich. The $100 ticket includes complimentary book and document appraisals (up to five items) with Ken Gloss. To purchase tickets, please click here or contact Sarah Falvo at (203) 622-7957. 
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The Book Sale kicks off on Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the lower level of the Library's parking garage. Families are encouraged to visit the Community Day on the garage's upper level for activities between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. including an eReader petting zoo, arts and crafts, stories, henna tattoos, music, local history artifacts and more. Delicious food will be available for purchase from Melt Mobile, Lobster Craft and Tandoori Express. The event concludes on Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. with a Box Sale ($7/box or $10/2 boxes). 
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All proceeds will support Greenwich Library's programs and services. For more information, please contact Sarah Falvo at (203) 622-7957. 

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James Gladstone, author of The Man Who Seduced Hollywood, The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer spoke on Tuesday evening May 7, 2013 as part of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary. Gladstone discussed his inspiration for the book, read several juicy excerpts, and presented an engaging slideshow filled with Hollywood stars and starlets. Click on the link below to listen to (or download) the podcast and view the photos from the evening.

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David Stockman, author of The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, spoke on Wednesday evening March 27 as part of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary. Stockman spoke persuasively on the FED's role in the economy, and how politics and special interests are undermining the foundations of our democracy, making fools of us all. The engaging Stockman suggested at one point that members of the audience buy a bigger mattress and stock up on canned goods. Click on the link below to listen to (or download) the podcast and view the photos from the evening.

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Sam Kean, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Violinist's Thumb and The Disappearing Spoon spoke on Thursday evening February 21 as part of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary. Both books were named Amazon top five science books of the year. Kean shared a number of entertaining stories about the periodic tables and genetics from his books. Click on the link below to listen to (or download) the podcast and view the photos from the evening.

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