Greenwich Library | Today's Events Greenwich Library Today's Events at Greenwich Library. en-us 60 Drop-in Computer Lab <b>When:</b> Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Training Center<br><br>Get hands on assistance with downloading audio books and eBooks using OverDrive, Library databases, Microsoft Office, Internet search, email,online forms and more with library staff every Tuesday 11 am-12 pm and Thursday 3-4 pm. Computer Class Flinn Gallery Art Opening - "In Focus" <b>When:</b> Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Flinn Gallery<br><br>“In Focus” the latest Flinn Gallery exhibit presents the photographic visions of seven artists who have opened their lenses to a variety of subjects ranging from nature to architecture to light bulbs. The artists’ work reflects the creativity inherent in their viewpoints. “Photography is more than a medium for factual communication; it is a creative art,” asserted the legendary Ansel Adams. <br /><br />Providing individual creative testimony to this idea are photographers Carolyn Conrad, Sandi Haber Fifield, Francine Fleischer, Patricia Lambert, Amanda Means, Dan Nelken, and David Ottenstein. The show, curated by Barbara Richards, Linda Butler and Joann Terracciano, will open with a reception on Thursday, October 30 from 6-8 pm. They have recognized the value of varied imaginations in assembling a disparate group of artists who do not simply take photographs, they make them. <br /><br />On Sunday, November 2 at 2 pm, artists Francine Fleischer, Amanda Means, and Dan Nelken will present a Gallery Talk. <br /><br />In Sag Harbor, N.Y. Carolyn Conrad combines her experience in painting, sculpture, and assemblage to digitally construct rural scenes that “evoke moods of romanticized isolation” by “creating human dialogues using structures rather than people.” <br /><br />Sandi Haber Fifield writes, “My work is born of collisions and alignments. I gather images from experiences, exceptional and mundane, intentional and spontaneous.” She works in her Westport studio “from an inventory of images collected over time” seeking to “suggest meaning in the apparent randomness of experience.” <br /><br />Relying on the intricate interplay between light and water Francine Fleischer of Sag Harbor focuses her lens on an ancient, magical swimming hole which she views as if she were ”looking down a rabbit hole into another world.” <br /><br />Patricia Lambert concentrates her attentive eye on the contrast between light and dark in the design elements of tools. The digital compositions rendered in her Stamford studio make a statement about both “the design and the people who spend their lives with tools and machinery.”<br /><br />Amanda Means’ distinctive light-filled style stems from the technique she developed in her Beacon, NY studio. She projects images seen through an enlarger directly onto light-sensitive paper producing “tightly cropped, revealing portraits of ordinary objects”. <br /><br />New Yorker Dan Nelken approaches his subject matter in a color-filled, thematic vein. Photos from the whimsically titled “The Cows Come Home” series narrate his exploration of county fairs from America’s vanishing agrarian past. <br /><br />David Ottenstein of New Haven turns his camera’s eye to architectural subjects which he captures with precision and clarity, using the setting and the structure itself to emphasize its relationship to earth, sky, and light. An absence of humans lends a dignified silence to the images.<br /><br />The second floor gallery is open daily Mon-Sat 10-5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm and Sun 1-5 pm. All the artwork is for sale and a percentage of the proceeds support the programs of Friends of the Library.<br /><br /> Art Workshop Full **Crafting Life Stories - Evenings ***Workshop Full <b>When:</b> Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Meeting Room<br><br>***This workshop is now full.<br /><br />Registration for this 5-week memoir writing workshop opens September 22nd at 9 a.m. Register online or call 203-625-6533. This Memoir-writing workshop is designed to help people discover and tell the stories only they can tell - and to do so in a supportive environment that encourages even beginning writers. Preference is given to Greenwich Library card holders.<br /> Adult Programs