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On Wednesday, October 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., funding expert Judith Margolin will lead a half-day workshop on securing foundation funding in the Library Meeting Room.
Foundations are complex and sometimes baffling institutions to those unfamiliar with them. This workshop demystifies the process of securing funding and provides a thorough grounding in the foundation 'landscape', including organization structure, management, trends in giving and research resources.
The workshop focuses on what motivates foundations to give and helps participants determine why a funder might or might not support their organization. The program is ideally suited to nonprofit executives, volunteers and board members.
Judith Margolin is an independent consultant and workshop leader on foundations and grants. She served for several years as Vice President for Planning and Evaluation at the Foundation Center, the nation's leading authority on philanthropy. Margolin is a Stamford resident and the author of The Individual's Guide to Grants and has served as editor of multiple editions of the Foundation Center's how-to books, including Foundation Fundamentals, Guide to Proposal Writing, Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals, and After the Grant. Visit www.needagrant.org for more information.
This program is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Space is limited. For more information or to register using our online calendar, click here.
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Join AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary and JCC Greenwich on Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. for an evening with Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, Year of Wonders, Caleb's Crossing and People of the Book.
Her new novel, The Secret Chord, is about one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures: King David, a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.
The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David's life as Brooks continues to explore the meaning of faith and religion in everyday life.
Australian-born journalist and author Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her novels Caleb's Crossing and People of the Book were New York Times best sellers. Her first book, Year of Wonders is an international bestseller, translated into more than 25 languages and recently optioned for film. She lives on Martha's Vineyard with her family. Visit www.geraldinebrooks.com.
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 through Diane's Books. This series is open to all at no charge. Seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Aging doesn't begin when you get a Medicare Card -- it begins at birth! Whether you're 35, 55, 85 or beyond -- come hear renowned geriatrician Dr. Mark Lachs speak about the secrets of aging on Thursday, October 8 from 7-9 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.
What can you do to prevent late life frailty when you're a boomer? You'll be surprised to learn how much your behavior at age 50 can impact how you will look and feel at age 90. If you're already "older" or even caring for someone older, Dr. Lachs will describe how to interact with the healthcare system and other programs to assure the highest possible quality of life at any age.
Dr. Lachs is Co-chief of Geriatrics at NY Presbyterian Hospital and Director of Cornell's Center for Aging Research. He has pioneered and authored a multitude of research studies and published extensively in the field of aging. He is the author of the bestselling book on aging, Treat Me, Not My Age.
This is the first in a series of complimentary distinguished speaker events focused on Successful Healthy Aging and Caregiving. This program is open to all at no charge. Registration is not required but is advised.
Register by email at SHAC@compasscarellc.com by phone at 855-535-2500, or online at www.CareWhenYouNeedIt.com/register.html.
This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library, The Commission on Aging, At Home in Greenwich and CompassCare.
Greenwich Library is proud to announce an exciting new Shakespeare series this fall with Dr. Mark J. Schenker, Associate Dean at Yale College beginning on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Dean Schenker will examine and discuss three of Shakespeare's comedies with Greenwich Library patrons.
October 8: A Midsummer Night's Dream (FULLY SUBSCRIBED please join our waitlist.)
December 3: As You Like It (registration to be determined)
December 10: Twelfth Night (registration to be determined)
Between Romeo and Juliet (1595-96) and Othello (1604) - each with its pair of doomed lovers - Shakespeare wrote three masterpieces of comedy in which the course of love ends well even if it does not run smoothly: A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night.
Join Mark Schenker of Yale College for a consideration of each of these plays in the order of their composition. Among the topics he will consider in his lecture-discussions: the comic view of life, the transformative power of love and art, and the ways in which Shakespeare employs theater as symbol and metaphor.
Dr. Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990. He is currently a senior associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs. A former lecturer in the English Department, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature.
Dean Schenker has lectured on literature and film for over 25 years and has led book discussion series in more than 100 venues in Connecticut, including public libraries, museums, and cultural centers. For the past decade he has given programs on Shakespeare's plays in conjunction with Shakespeare on the Sound. He also conducts monthly sessions for a number of private reading groups in Connecticut. In 2001, he received the Wilbur Cross Award for Outstanding Humanities Scholar, presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council.
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Greenwich Library staff have several unique programs planned for October. This month the Library is offering complimentary Medicare consultations by appointment through the Greenwich Commission on Aging, and a fascinating presentation by renowned geriatrician Dr. Mark Lachs on the secrets of aging.
The Greenwich Library Health Information Center provides privacy and access to resources and information on a variety of health related topics. The Center houses more than 100 reference books, 40 periodicals, four medical databases, a health-focused bulletin board and two dedicated printer-enabled workstations. A full-time Health Librarian is available to help patrons utilize Library resources.
Thursday, October 8 from 7-9 p.m., What Your Doctor Won't Tell you About Getting Older
Aging does not begin when you get a Medicare Card -- it begins when you are born! Whether you're 35, 55, 85 or beyond -- come hear renowned Geriatrician Dr. Mark Lachs speak about the secrets of aging in the Cole Auditorium. You'll learn what you can do when you're just a boomer to prevent late life frailty. If you're already "older" or even caring for someone older, Dr. Lachs will describe how to interact with the healthcare and other systems to assure the highest possible quality of life at any age.
Dr. Lachs is Co-chief of Geriatrics at NY Presbyterian Hospital and Director of Cornell's Center for Aging Research. He has pioneered and authored a multitude of research studies and published extensively in the field of aging. He is the author of the bestselling book on aging, "Treat Me, Not My Age".
This program is open to all at no charge. Registration is not required but is advised. Register by telephone at 855-535-2500 or at www.CareWhenYouNeedIt.com/register.html. This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library, The Commission on Aging, At Home in Greenwich and CompassCare.
Thursday, October 15 and Tuesday October 20 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Medicare Part D Consultations
The Commission on Aging will be conducting consultations with seniors requiring information regarding Medicare Part D, by appointment only in the Library periodicals area. Please call Lori Contadino, Director, Commission on Aging, at (203) 862-6710 to schedule an appointment.
Regular Health Programming
• Every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (October 5, 19 & 26) free blood pressure screenings are conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital in the Health Information Center on the first floor. No appointment necessary.
• October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month's Health Information Center Book Display, (a topical selection of Library resources curated by the Library's Health Librarian), focuses on breast cancer awareness.
For more information about health programming or resources, email Health Librarian Sandra Chan, call (203) 625-6549, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/health.
The Steering Committee for Greenwich Reads Together 2015 has released the program lineup for this year's book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year selection.
The Greenwich community will have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of activities centered on the novel's major themes - feminism, race and immigration - as well as Nigerian culture and the creative process. In addition, over 15 adult, children and teen book discussions will be held across Greenwich throughout the month of October.
Greenwich Reads Together, generously sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library, is a community-wide reading experience that engages all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. Programs are open to all, except where noted. Reading Americanah is encouraged, but not necessary to attend. The book is available in multiple formats from the Library.
Visit www.greenwichreadstogether.org for a complete list of over 25 community programs, links to author interviews, book discussion guides and reviews.
This month, students in middle school have the opportunity to join a newly formed Student Leadership Council. Then Teen Services kicks off Teen Read Week with a Free Comic Book Day on October 17. The Library's regularly scheduled teen programs, including Teen Student Leaders, Friday Night Chess and Middle School Book Club meet monthly and are open to all without reservation or charge unless otherwise indicated.
Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m., Friday Night Chess
National Master Rich Jackson will provide instruction, supervise play and challenge students to an occasional match. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring a love of the game or a desire to learn.
Thursdays, October 8 and 22 at 7 p.m., Student Leadership Council Meeting - Teens
Students in grades 8-12 gather at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. Refreshments will be served.
NEW! Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m., Student Leadership Council Meeting - Middle School
This is a newly formed group designed to accommodate enthusiastic student leaders in grades 6-8 who, because of their age, were unable to participate in the original Student Leadership Council for older teens. Much like the student leaders from upper grades, middle school students will meet at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free Comic Book Day - National Teen Read Week
Students up to grade 12 are invited to pick up free comics, trade with other collectors & fans, and watch comics related videos. This program kicks off Teen Read week 2015, a national literacy initiative of the American Library Association which runs from October 18-24 with events in libraries, schools and bookstores across the United States.
Thursday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m., Middle School Book Club
Middle School Book Club is for literature fans in grades 6-8. This month's title is the Greenwich Reads Together companion book Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate. This is the story of Kek, an African refugee, who is confronted by many strange things in his aunt's home, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner. Register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor reference desk.
Other Library programs of interest to students and parents:
• Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m., The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will hold the ninth annual CHINA Town Hall (a national webcast with onsite local speakers) in the Cole Auditorium.
• Sunday, October 18 at 3:30 p.m., Julian Lage, former jazz guitar child prodigy profiled in the documentary Jules at Eight, now 27, performs in the Cole Auditorium.
Teen programming, resources and activities are a core part of Greenwich Library's offerings year-round. For more information about Greenwich Library programs for students in grades 6-12, email Teen Services Librarian Ed Morrissey, call (203) 622-7918, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/teens.
This month, Greenwich Library sinophiles can enjoy a live national webcast of an expert panel on Chinese Direct Investment sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations and an onsite speaker. Grant consultant Judith Margolin will demystify the world of foundation giving for those seeking nonprofit funding. Marketing Automation tips for time-pressed entrepreneurs will round out October's offerings.
Programs are open to all at no charge and held in the Library Meeting Room unless otherwise indicated. Experienced librarians are available to help you navigate the Library's extensive business databases, directories, investor information and nonprofit resources, via email or in person.
Monday, October 5 from 7-9 p.m., CHINA Town Hall Webcast with onsite China expert Dorinda Elliot
Greenwich Library has been selected to serve as a host site for the 9th annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections webcast sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, one of only two CT locations. This national day of programming on China involves over 75 cities throughout the United States. In addition to the live webcast in which an expert panel will discuss Chinese foreign direct investment, the Library will also host China specialist Dorinda Elliot (Director at The Paulson Institute and formerly of Conde Nast Traveler and Newsweek), who will address topics of interest to the Greenwich community in the Cole Auditorium. For more information visit www.ncuscr.org.
Wednesday, October 7 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., How to Secure Funding from Foundations
Foundations are complex and sometimes baffling institutions to those unfamiliar with them. This workshop demystifies the process of securing funding and provides a thorough grounding in the Foundation funding landscape, including organization structure, management, trends in giving and research resources. Funding expert Judith Margolin will lead this half-day workshop. Space is limited. Please register using the Library's online calendar.
Monday, October 19 at 2-3:30 p.m., Marketing Automation for Entrepreneurs
For entrepreneurs, social media has great potential to build relationships, increase credibility, produce leads and increase sales. But it can also be completely overwhelming. In this Technology Training Center workshop, instructor Noelle Gross will teach entrepreneurs how to manage their social media platforms more efficiently. Contact TTC Librarian Michele Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bloomberg Terminal Access Patrons can sign up to use the Bloomberg Professional Service computer at the Main Reference Desk or sign up in advance by calling (203) 622-7910.
Business programs and services are made available to Library patrons at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information email Business Librarian Mary Cuff, call (203) 622-6560, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/business.
Celebrate Halloween at Greenwich Library with pumpkin carving for middle school students and spooky fun for young children. Don't forget, children may come in costume to the Musical Sing-Along on Saturday, October 31.
Saturday, October 24 from 1-3 p.m., Pumpkin Carving (Registration begins 10/5)
Students in grades 5-8 are invited to a pumpkin carving party! Carve a classic jack-o-lantern or create your own design. Pumpkins, stencils, tools and refreshments will be provided by the Library - just bring your imagination. Space limited to 20 children. There is no charge for this program. Contact the Children's Room at 203-622-7940 or use the Library's online calendar to register beginning October 5.
Saturday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m., Margie's Madhouse Musical Halloween
It's Halloween! Children are invited to dress in costume for our Halloween/Fall "Music with Margie" fun time in the Meeting Room. Sing and dance at Margie's Madhouse! Children age 3-7 (with a caregiver) are invited to join the fun. Children will take away a Halloween goodie bag after music time. Early Childhood Music and Movement consultant and family performer, Margie Warner, has a unique understanding of what makes kids tick. Libraries, schools, daycares and family resource centers have been enthusiastically recommending her interactive programming for kids from 1 to 100! Margie's programs are multi-sensory, using music, rhythm, and rhyme, and very interactive for all! No registration necessary. Contact the Children's Room at 203-622-7940 for more information.
These events are made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors.
Children's programming is a centerpiece of the Greenwich Library offerings. Please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/children for more information.
On Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m., Nora Galvin, creator of the Aunt Lizzie's Trunk programs, will share her tips on family research. Galvin will address some of the most challenging aspects of genealogical research, such as organizing and preserving documents and other family artifacts and treasures.
Galvin, a certified genealogical researcher, will also help patrons avoid the obstacles that often plague research efforts of this type. Nora Galvin has a BS in Biology from Ohio State University and an MA from Wesleyan University. Her career has included teaching science and conducting research at a major pharmaceutical company where one of her roles was using DNA as a drug discovery tool. She brings not only a deep personal interest, but a scientist's intrinsic curiosity and attention to detail to genealogical research.
In addition to being a member of the National Association of Professional Genealogists, she is a member of the New England chapter, for which she is program chair. She is also a member of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, the president of Connecticut Ancestry Society and a member of the publication committee for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. Visit www.auntlizziestrunk.com for more information.
This program is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information email Local History Librarian Carl White, call (203) 622-7948 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org.