Architect and author Donald M. Rattner will speak about the importance of the home’s physical environment– and how it affects our creativity – when he appears at the Library on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. Rattner will also introduce his latest book, My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation. This program is presented in partnership with Elm Street Books; copies of the book will be available for purchase. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. A great deal of psychological and productivity research has focused on how the design of our physical environment can improve creative performance – yet most targets the workplace, commercial spaces, and schools. What has been largely overlooked is the one place we spend the most time in and where more people than ever are now working: the home.
The collaborative series “Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library” is pleased to offer the talk “Furniture and the Bauhaus,” presented by Hilary Lewis, co-author of Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words and The Architecture of Philip Johnson. The event will be held in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Hilary Lewis will speak about the Glass House’s extraordinary collection of Bauhaus-era furniture, and the connection between Philip Johnson and the early developments of European modernism. Lewis is co-author of Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words and The Architecture of Philip Johnson. She worked directly with the architect during the last decade of his life.
New Canaan Library presents a dynamic evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille and his son, screenwriter Alex DeMille, introducing their just released thriller The Deserter. Due to the anticipated audience size, the event will be held at Woodway Country Club, Darien, Connecticut, on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30 – 8 pm. The authors’ talk will be followed by a Q & A. The event is presented in partnership with Simon & Schuster. Those who register for the event before October 25th may bring their registration confirmation to Elm Street Books for a 10% discount on The Deserter at the bookstore or at the event. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Please join Dana Goin, Wildlife Outreach Specialist of the Wolf Conservation Center, for a talk covering the history and ecology of eastern coyotes, and how we can best coexist with these clever canids. Dana Goin is focused on educating the public on the local wildlife with whom we share the landscape, and how to best foster peaceful coexistence with them. Dana got her start at the Wolf Conservation Center in 2013 as a summer intern. One of her first positions working with wildlife, it lead to other research opportunities in college and beyond. After receiving her degree in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Delaware in 2015, she went on to travel around the country as a wildlife technician.
The collaborative series “Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library” is pleased to present a discussion on the niche magazine a+u – Architecture & Urbanism – a magazine in Japanese and English that provides information on architecture around the globe to a global readership. A panel of three industry professionals will participate in and moderate the discussion. The event will be held in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. A recent issue of a +u magazine examined fourteen Mid-Century Modern houses in New Canaan, designed by nine architects between the years 1947-1979. The evening will introduce guest editor and architect Alan Goldberg, and photographer Michael Biondo for a conversation with writer Gwen North Reiss about the New Canaan houses featured in the magazine.