Signature Series

Greenwich Library’s Signature Series offers dynamic, elevated public programming that engages the Greenwich community and region, featuring nationally recognized experts for timely analysis and conversations that promote an exchange of ideas.

Upcoming Events

Adm. James Stavridis, USN

Greenwich Library’s Signature Series brings bestselling author and retired U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis to the Berkley Theater on January 27 at 7 p.m., for what promises to be an insightful and informative discussion on current events. A highly decorated admiral, Stavridis will be joined in conversation by journalist and author Gideon Rose of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The event will also be livestreamed and available after the event as a recording to those registered only. Registration opens on January 6.

Stavridis and Rose will discuss various topics, including the relationship between American politics and American foreign policy; current and future great power conflicts, including those between the U.S., China and Russia; and Stavridis will also share some of the life lessons he’s gleaned from his remarkable and accomplished professional experiences.

Admiral James Stavridis is Vice-Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Rockefeller Foundation. A Florida native, Jim Stavridis attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent 37 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral. Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and counter-piracy off the coast of Africa. He also commanded US Southern Command in Miami, charged with military operations through Latin America for nearly three years.

Headshot of Adm. James Stavridis, USN

Past Events

Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi, the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo, spoke on her memoir, My Life in Full, the story of an extraordinary leader’s life, a moving tribute to the relationships that created it, and a blueprint for 21st-century prosperity. Nooyi was joined in conversation by journalist and author Joanne Lipman.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and New York Times bestselling author spoke with Sarah Lyall, noted journalist with The New York Times, around themes in Goodwin’s newly published book, Leadership in Turbulent Times.

The Booksellers Panel

The Booksellers takes viewers inside the small but fascinating world of antiquarian booksellers, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics, and dreamers. This panel was moderated by WNPR’s Colin McEnroe, director D.W. Young, producer Dan Wechsler, and rare book dealer Rebecca Romney.

Peterson Concert: Bill Charlap Trio

Bill Charlap is a Grammy Award-winning pianist who has performed with many leading artists of our time. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin.

Greenwich Library ReNewed

Introducing the Reimagined, Renewed, and Repurposed Greenwich Library! Watch the video to see all the amazing renovation work that has been completed over the last 18 months. Greenwich Library’s ReImagine Renovation project significantly repurposed the Main Building to meet the changing needs of the community.

Greenwich Library’s Signature Series is made possible to all at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and generous donors.