Author Lauren Acampora Visits New Canaan Library, Speaking on Her New Novel, The Paper Wasp

The dark side of two young women’s friendship against the backdrop of Hollywood glitz frames The Paper Wasp, the debut novel from Lauren Acampora, author of an acclaimed short story collection, The Wonder Garden. Join New Canaan Library in welcoming Ms. Acampora on Thursday, July 18 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.org. The Paper Wasp, Acampora’s electrifying debut novel, tells the knife-edge story of two women’s dark friendship and twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood.

Authors@New Canaan Library presents Jeanne Mackin, Speaking on Latest Novel, The Last Collection

New Canaan Library welcomes author Jeanne Mackin, speaking about her latest novel, The Last Collection, on Tuesday, July 16 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.org. Paris 1938, and the looming threat of World War II, is the backdrop to this enthralling historical novel that swirls around the glamour and infighting of two of fashion’s biggest icons: Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Enter Lily Sutter, a recently widowed young American teacher, who, while visiting her brother, gets caught up in the rivalry for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France.

Festival of French Films at New Canaan Library Focuses on Fashion Icons

New Canaan presents an afternoon and evening of French films, inviting viewers to immerses themselves in the glamour – and hard work – of the fashion industry. Screenings will take place at 2 pm, 4 pm and 6:30 pm on Monday, July 15 in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register for this event, online at newcanaanlibrary.org. 2 pm – Mademoiselle C (2012, 100 mins.) A documentary on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld, following her career as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine. pm – L’Amour Fou (2009, 100 mins.) This documentary focuses on the life of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008).

“Painter for the Throne – Diego Velázquez” is Topic of Talk by Artist and Lecturer Cliff Tisdell

With a backdrop of the late renaissance and the bloody Inquisition, Velázquez’s life was filled with intrigue. Join New Canaan Library in welcoming back artist and lecturer Cliff Tisdell, for a discussion on the fascinating life of Diego Velázquez. The event takes place on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Velázquez was an unconventional artist and man, not only with his radical style of painting but his subject matter.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan Presents PIPPIN

The Tony-Award-Winning Broadway Musical and Best Broadway Revival

A musical masterpiece with an unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). Pippin is the story of a young prince and heir to the throne who longs for passion and adventure in his life. The musical uses the premise of a magical and mysterious troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin’s quest.