New Canaan Library is pleased to announce its 2nd annual Spring Edition author talk and lunch, which will feature The New York Times bestselling author Tayari Jones, speaking about her latest novel, An American Marriage. The event will be held at the Country Club of Darien on Thursday, March 7th from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Individual tickets are $150. Benefactor tickets are $500 and include reserved seating, priority parking and a private pre-event reception with Tayari Jones. All tickets go on sale January 14th; please visit newcanaanlibrary.org for full details and to purchase tickets. A compelling and highly relevant story, Jones’s An American Marriage is a New York Times and Washington Post notable book, an Oprah Book Club 2018 selection, and has garnered much critical acclaim.
New Canaan Library welcomes two time Pulitzer Prize – winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller, who will discuss his recently published book, The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy. The event takes place on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Elm Street Books. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.com. It has been called the political crime of the century: a foreign government, led by an authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice.
New Canaan Public Schools will open on a two-hour delay Wednesday, as follows:
New Canaan High School: 9:30 a.m.
Saxe Middle School 7th/8th: 9:30 a.m.
Saxe Middle School 5th/6th: 10:20 a.m.
South School: 10:15 a.m.
East and West Schools: 11:05 a.m.
Updated 9 p.m. Tuesday
The winter storm that struck New Canaan Tuesday morning left behind less snow than expected—just two inches where forecasters called for up to five—though it also created what officials called hazardous road conditions throughout town. The Fire Commission canceled its 7:30 p.m. meeting due to the messy roads, Chairman Jack Horner said. (The Board of Finance held its regular evening meeting as scheduled.)
On a day when the public schools were closed and New Canaan Library closed early, a snowy morning turned into a sleeting and rainy night as temperatures hovered near freezing and authorities urged motorists to stay in if possible. Fire Chief Jack Hennessey reported no snow-related emergencies late Tuesday. The National Weather Service put New Canaan under a winter weather advisory through midnight Wednesday, saying ice and up to a half-inch of sleet would accumulate overnight.
New Canaan Library will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To support participation the Library will, on that day, waive any existing overdue fines for the presenting blood donor. There are many reasons to donate blood; from knowing that you might need blood one day to just believing it’s the right thing to do. The need to maintain a reliable blood supply is constant and vital; by donating you are helping to change, and perhaps save, a life. To participate in this blood drive please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Donors must bring a positive form of ID.
New Canaan Library presents a mesmerizing musical evening with a performance by internationally acclaimed concert violinist, Dr. David Podles. The Library welcomes back Dr. Podles on Thursday, February 7, when he will present “Music of the Exotic World,” bringing to life a collection of music from exotic lands. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Embark on a faraway and fascinating musical journey through the exotic lands of India, Algeria, Iran, Turkey, Peru, Columbia, Korea, China, Kenya, Hawaii and more.