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May 2018

Common Sense for the Common Application

Wednesday, May, 2, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free College Planning Information Session at New Canaan Library on Wednesday, May 2, 6:45-8:00 pm. College selection tips, application support and essay coaching advice. Features Liz Waltzman of Write Ahead College. Sign up via writeaheadcollege@gmail.com or walk in. Parents/Teens.

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June 2018

SAT or ACT? Let’s Make a Plan!

Wednesday, June, 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

Free presentation for the parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Join us for a presentation on navigating the world of college test prep. Find out the differences between the SAT and the ACT, when to take these tests, and how to prepare for them.

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July 2018

Andrew Pighills Speaks on “The Stone Walls and Structures of England and New England: An Evolution” for New Canaan Library’s Susan McDaniel Memorial Lecture

Thursday, July, 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

New Canaan Library is pleased to present one of its most popular annual lectures, the Susan McDaniel Memorial Lecture. Guest lecturer this year will be stone artisan and horticulturist Andrew Pighills, comparing, contrasting and considering the evolution of stone walls and structures of England and New England. The event takes place on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m. Please register for the lecture online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Here in New England, a unique…

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September 2018

‘Confidence Code for Girls’ Book Event

Thursday, September, 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

Hear from the authors of the NY Times bestselling "Confidence Code for Girls". It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they’re consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren’t getting “perfect” grades, and how many likes and followers they have online. Learn the "Confidence Code for Girls" and help your daughter…

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October 2018

LiveGirlTalk

Thursday, October, 4, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

Join us for LiveGirlTalk at the New Canaan Library! LiveGirlTalk is a 10-week facilitated discussion group that creates a BRAVE SPACE for girls. The small group meets weekly with a professional mentor to share concerns and interests. The curriculum-based program builds social emotional intelligence and self-esteem. The overall goal of LiveGirlTalk is to build social emotional intelligence and self-esteem. In other words, the goal is to help girls truly love and believe in themselves and equip them with the leadership…

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December 2018

Music@ New Canaan Library Presents Beautiful, Bright and Fast Music, from the Collective Brass Quintet

Thursday, December, 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Music@ New Canaan Library is excited to present the Collective Brass Quintet, performing a dynamic musical repertoire that includes music spanning the centuries. The event takes place on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Collective Brass delights and inspires audiences with classical and jazz favorites, beautiful melodies, and breathtaking energy. Beautiful, Bright and Fast features music originally written for brass, as well as music by Bernstein, Bach, Monteverdi, Mozart, and…

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New Canaan Library Announces Winter Book Sale: December 14-17

Friday, December, 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Monday, December, 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Winter is the perfect time to catch up on reading and New Canaan Library's winter book sale answers the call. It’s also the perfect time to purchase a book for holiday gift-giving. From best sellers to classics and history, and a vast selection of music CDs and DVDs, the Library's semiannual book sales offer excellent choices. As much as donations are appreciated, the Library requests that donations now be held until early January. The book sale begins on Friday, December…

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January 2019

Authors @ New Canaan: Speaker and Author Kathryn Sollmann Presents Ambition Redefined

Wednesday, January, 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library welcomes Kathryn Sollmann, a leading speaker on the challenges women encounter when blending work and personal life. Ms. Sollmann will speak about her book, Ambition Redefined, on Thursday, January 9 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 fact is that not all working women are interested in climbing the corporate ladder or securing the corner office.…

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LiveGirlTalk

Thursday, January, 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March, 7, 2019

New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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LiveGirlTalk is a 5-week facilitated discussion group that creates a BRAVE SPACE for girls. The small group meets weekly with a professional mentor to share concerns and interests. The curriculum-based program builds social emotional intelligence and self-esteem, the building blocks of a confident leader. We are thrilled to partner with the New Canaan Library to bring this program to girls in Fairfield County. This program is free of charge, however registration is required.

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Music @ New Canaan Library Presents Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher

Thursday, January, 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Music@New Canaan Library starts the year off right with a spectacular afternoon of music by Carnegie Hall performing artist, Peter Fletcher. The event takes place on Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Peter Fletcher's repertoire includes works by classical composers such as Bach, Walton, and Paganini and transcriptions of classical pieces that have never been played on guitar before. Peter performs more than 100 concerts every year, has recorded several…

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February 2019

Music @ New Canaan Library Presents a Dynamic Performance by Doox of Yale

Sunday, February, 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library invites all to experience the musical magic of Doox of Yale, an internationally esteemed a capella ensemble from Yale University. Join Doox of Yale, fresh from their California tour, for an hour long performance with a bit of comedic banter on Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Doox of Yale is an all-gender a cappella group from Yale University. Since 1952, Doox has upheld a rich tradition…

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LiveGirl Presents: “What to Know When Anxiety Strikes” Parent Roundtable

Wednesday, February, 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a parent roundtable discussion on anxiety with expert Tracey Masella, LCSW. Learn more about the sources of anxiety in teens and how to help them manage anxiety. (Free of charge | Registration required)

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March 2019

New Canaan Library’s Spring Edition Author Talk and Lunch Features Tayari Jones, Author of New York Times Bestseller, An American Marriage

Thursday, March, 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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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…

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Spring Tonics and More with Herbal Healing Workshop, Presented at New Canaan Library

Tuesday, March, 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Spring is coming and that presents the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and start fresh in body and mind. New Canaan Library is pleased to host a workshop presented by herbalist Ehris Urban and historian Velya Jancz-Urban on ways to use wild greens and herbs for healthy tonics. The event takes place on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Curtis Gallery. Please register, online at newcanaanlibrary.org. This unique workshop will offer a look at history as well as teach…

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Peter Brown, Author of The Wild Robot, Presents Children’s Events at New Canaan Library

Thursday, March, 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Along with the adult read of Spare Parts, New Canaan Library’s One Book New Canaan program this year features The Wild Robot as a companion book specifically for kids. The Library is pleased to welcome Peter Brown, the book’s award winning author/illustrator, for two events for young readers. Both events will take place in the Adrian Lamb Room; please register online, at newcanaanlibrary.org. Peter Brown, author/illustrator of the middle grade book The Wild Robot, its sequel The Wild Robot Escapes,…

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April 2019

The Big Turtle Year and CT Turtle Atlas: Exercises in Conservation Awareness Presented by Tim Walsh of the Bruce Museum, at New Canaan Library

Wednesday, April, 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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– Turtles don’t always generate the same level of excitement that tigers do when discussing endangerment, but turtles are, in fact, one of the most endangered species. Join Tim Walsh of The Bruce Museum when he presents a talk on the topic on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Currently, turtles are one of the most endangered vertebrate species. Walsh will offer information on the topic, with highlights from the…

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Director of Connecticut Audubon Society Speaks at New Canaan Library: Landscaping for Birds, Butterflies and Other Critters

Thursday, April, 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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With sponsorship from New Canaan Land Trust and Planet New Canaan, the Library presents an informative talk on how native trees, shrubs and other plants can help bring one’s yard to life. The talk will be presented by Patrick Comins, executive director of the Connecticut Audubon Society. The event takes place on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Birds, butterflies and other wildlife can flourish in the right surroundings; adding…

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Yale Science Diplomats at NC Library present Flesh, Blood and Bone: Unraveling the Mysteries of Evolution

Wednesday, April, 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library is pleased to once again host a presentation by the Yale Science Diplomats. On Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. the Diplomats will introduce their Science in the News program, with the talk titled Flesh, Blood and Bone: Unraveling the Mysteries of Evolution. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. As the human life span increases, our need to build and maintain a healthy body increases in importance. In April’s Science in the News talk, three Yale scientists will…

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Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library: Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA

Monday, April, 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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As part of the “Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library” series, the Library and The Glass House welcome architecture critic Sam Lubell and architectural photographer Darren Bradley for a conversation about their recently published book, Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA (2018).The event will be held in the Library's Adrian Lamb Room on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Lubell and Bradley traveled up…

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Anne Doris-Eisner’s “Primal Forces” is Next Art Exhibition to Open at New Canaan Library’s Curtis Gallery

Saturday, April, 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Artist Anne Doris-Eisner captures the forces of nature, and its warmth, with dramatic interpretations in black and white. “Primal Forces, in Black and White” opens at New Canaan Library’s H. Pelham Curtis Gallery on Thursday, April 25 and runs through Sunday, June 2, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 3 - 5 p.m.; a Q & A with the artist will begin at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Doris-Eisner works almost exclusively…

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June 2019

“Internal Landscapes – There and Back Again,” Featuring Art by Beverly Crilly Opens June 6 at New Canaan Library’s Curtis Gallery

Thursday, June, 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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“Internal Landscapes,” a highly personal and arresting exhibition from Beverly Crilly, illustrates the multi-layered landscape of a life’s journey. The exhibition opens at New Canaan Library’s H. Pelham Curtis Gallery on Thursday, June 6 and runs through Sunday, July 15, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 6–8 p.m.; a Q & A with the artist will begins at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Richly hued, textural and fluid in mood, Beverly Crilly’s…

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July 2019

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

Thursday, July, 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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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. Unlike…

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

Monday, July, 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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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…

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September 2019

LiveGirl’s Social Media Parent/Daughter Workshop

Saturday, September, 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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OPEN TO GIRLS IN 5TH-12TH GRADE This is parent/daughter workshop. Parents/Guardians/Adults are strongly encouraged to attend with their daughters. Using social media in positive, empowering ways In this engaging, interactive workshop, parents and girls will learn strategies to better understand how girls are influenced - for better and worse - by social media and how to use social media for good. Led by Sheri West, Founder & CEO of LiveGirl, and a panel of high school “experts”.

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New Canaan Library and United Methodist Church Remember the Emanuel Church Shooting

Tuesday, September, 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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In partnership with United Methodist Church of New Canaan, New Canaan Library invites and encourages the community to participate in a very important and thoughtful evening that commemorates and examines the tragic events of the Emanuel African Methodist Church shooting that occurred on July 17, 2015. We all remember the headlines that blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down during Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. On Tuesday, September 17 from 7 – 9 p.m., the Library and United Methodist are…

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Staying Healthy in Our Changing Climate

Thursday, September, 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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For too long climate change has been discussed as an environmental problem, which for many of us feels remote or abstract. Signs of our changing climate are all around us, and yet it can still be difficult to feel connected to its consequences. Yale public health expert Dr. Laura Bozzi will discuss how climate change is currently affecting our health in Connecticut and what we can expect in the future. Dr. Bozzi will also cover solutions—both what’s already happening and…

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November 2019

Walk with Kya: Connecticut Marshlands through a Naturalist’s Eye presented at New Canaan Library, by Zoologist and Conservationist Jim Knox

Saturday, November, 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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In conjunction with New Canaan Library's 12th annual Literary Luncheon, featuring Delia Owens, speaking on her New York Times bestseller Where the Crawdads Sing, the Library offers a unique presentation by zoologist and Beardsley Zoo curator Jim Knox. The talk will take place on Saturday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Join Jim Knox as he profiles Delia Owens' Where the Crawdad's Sing through a naturalist's eyes. Knox will discuss marsh…

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Artificial Intelligence: The Ethics, Impact and Applications of AI, Presented by John Preli at New Canaan Library

Thursday, November, 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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More and more, artificial intelligence is making inroads into our daily lives, even though many do not fully grasp its uses, potential or possible impact. Join New Canaan Library in welcoming John Preli, a professional in the technology industry, who will demystify some of the many aspects of artificial intelligence. The presentation takes place on Thursday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. What exactly is artificial intelligence (AI)? How does AI work in business and non-business…

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December 2019

Self-Care for the Holiday Season: Stress Less, Enjoy More and Feel Healthy Presented at New Canaan Library by Nutritionist Jay Wolkoff

Sunday, December, 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The holiday season is upon us. Along with the happy times and gatherings comes a unique set of challenges – both physical and emotional ones. New Canaan Library welcomes back nutritionist/dietitian Jay Wolkoff, who will discuss how integrative and natural strategies can boost immunities and calm emotions, resulting in happier holidays and less stress. The talk takes place on Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. During the holiday season one’s…

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January 2020

Author Patricia Walsh Chadwick, Speaking on Memoir ‘Little Sister’

Tuesday, January, 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Imagine entering the world at the age of 18, totally unschooled, unaware of social norms and interactions, and utterly alone. In the 1960s, this was the shocking experience of Patricia Walsh Chadwick. Join New Canaan Library in welcoming her on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Curtis Gallery, when she presents a talk on her fascinating memoir, Little Sister. Please register to attend, online at newcanaanlibrary.org. In Cambridge, Massachusetts in the 1940s, Leonard Feeney, a controversial (and…

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Decoding the SAT & ACT

Tuesday, January, 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Jerry Carnegie, Managing Partner of Carnegie Prep, for a presentation on navigating the world of college test prep. Find out how to interpret PSAT scores, the differences between the SAT and the ACT, when to take these tests, and how to prepare for them.

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February 2020

Yale Science Diplomats at New Canaan Library present “The Scientific Toolbox: From Atoms to Animals”

Wednesday, February, 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Yale Science Diplomats return to New Canaan Library on Monday, February 10 to present a new talk from their “Science in the News” series. Join them at 7 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room for “The Scientific Toolbox: From Atoms to Animals,” with time for questions following the lecture. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Scientists use a wide range of tools to learn new and exciting things about how the world works. The scientific toolbox is not just limited to…

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Feb. 14th Day of Action Voter Registration

Friday, February, 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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February 14th is the League of Women Voters’ National Day of Action in celebration of the League's official 100th birthday. The League of Women Voters of New Canaan will participate by staffing a Voter Registration table at New Canaan Library from 2 — 5 pm. It will also provide information about the League's People Powered Fair Maps campaign, a redistricting program focused on creating fair political maps nationwide, and the 2020 Census, in which all of us must be counted…

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Med Ed at New Canaan Library Discusses Living With Gout

Tuesday, February, 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join rheumatologist Anastasia Slobodnick, MD, who will discuss the latest advances, and treatments for gout. Anastasia Slobodnick, MD, is a rheumatologist and internal medicine physician. She sees patients who have medical conditions that affect their joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. Dr. Slobodnick grew up in New York City and completed her medical education and training at New York University School of Medicine. Her interest in rheumatology was sparked in medical school when she had the privilege of observing a…

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May 2020

Backyard Birding is Topic of New Canaan Library Webinar, Presented by Joe Attwater of RTP Estuary Center, CT Audubon

Thursday, May, 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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As spring comes into full season and the weather warms up many species of birds will begin to show up in Connecticut backyards, returning from wintering grounds further south. Join teacher and naturalist Joe Attwater from the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center, for a virtual backyard birding program. The program will be aired live on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. EST. Please register to view the webinar by clicking on the event athttps://newcanaanlibrary.org/calendar/month/2020-05/ During the webinar Attwater will discuss,…

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New Canaan Library Holds Food Drive to Support Three Local Agencies

Thursday, May, 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library is proud to partner with Filling in the Blanks, Person-to Person and The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County in their efforts to address the increased demand for food resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Though food insecurity is always a vital issue, it is especially important to ensure families have access to nutritional food during this difficult time. The no-contact, drive through food collection will take place on Thursday, May 21, from 2 – 5 PM on…

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June 2020

Wild Art: Stoddard Art Lecture Series at New Canaan Library Features Guest Lecturer Joachim Pissarro

Thursday, June, 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library’s annual Stoddard Art Lecture goes virtual this year, presenting author and professor Joachim Pissarro speaking on the topic of Wild Art: art beyond the expected and revered. The live webinar will take place on Thursday, June 18 at 7 PM EST. Please register online by clicking on the event on the Library’s Events Calendar: newcanaanlibrary.org/calendar. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. Joachim Pissarro is interested in art worlds, plural. There is the art we…

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Reducing and Recycling During the Pandemic

Monday, June, 29, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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On a typical day recycling can be confusing, but in a pandemic it can feel downright discouraging. Evolving health and safety guidelines plus heavy increases in household waste fuel doubts about what’s in, what’s out, and whether it’s possible to safely reduce and reuse. New Canaan recently contracted a new waste management company from Danbury, Oak Ridge Waste and Recycling, further impacting our recycling routine. How is COVID-19 disrupting U.S. waste and recycling? How can I safely reduce and reuse?…

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May 2021

Our Water Supply –

Thursday, May, 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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We are fortunate Connecticut’s water supply is monitored closely for drinking quality and adequate quantity. However, recent drought conditions remind us of the need to be mindful of how we use this natural resource. Jeff Ulrich, Aquarion Water Company’s Vice President of Supply & Sustainability, will present information about where your water comes from, New Canaan’s water usage patterns, and the mandatory twice-weekly irrigation schedule that is in effect for southwest Fairfield County. There will be time for audience questions…

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March 2023

CARES Continues The Conversation With Dr. Amanda Craig, LMFT

Sunday, March, 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

Would you like to build connections with your tween and discuss topics that are important to both of you? If so, join CARES, New Canaan Library, and Dr. Amanda Craig as we Continue the Conversation! You are welcome to attend one or all three, and it is NOT necessary to have attended the initial conversation to participate. It’s a great way to foster the relationship with your tween while they are still listening! March 5th will focus on “becoming the…

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Meeting The Need Of Siblings Of Children With Disabilities with Dr. Julie Wolf

Tuesday, March, 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

The experience of growing up with a sibling who has a disability is characterized by unique joys and challenges. It is important to ensure that these unique needs of siblings are met. Through this workshop, participants will learn: -Common characteristics of the sibling relationship when one sibling has a disability -Unique strengths, joys, and challenges experienced by children who have a sibling with a disability -How to talk to siblings about disability -Strategies to ensure that the needs of siblings…

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Raising Athletes for Life

Thursday, March, 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Garland Allen, co-founder of inCourage, will moderate a panel of distinguished local athletes to discuss how athletes, parents, coaches and educators define success and what that means for us, as a community, as we work to create a healthy sports culture." The panelists include Dave Inman (played for the New York Rangers), Heather Knight Pech (multi-time division winner of the Boston Marathon among many others), Kendall Patten (Cornell University Senior Soccer player and NCHS alumni) and Andy Towers (distinguished lacrosse…

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September 2023

Glass House Presents: Max Strang

Thursday, September, 14, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

Join architect Max Strang and Glass House chief curator Hilary Lewis at New Canaan Library for a conversation about Strang’s work and the influence of the Sarasota School of Architecture on his career. The talk will also highlight his multi-faceted initiative that aims to preserve, update and honor the contributions of the pioneering Florida architect Gene Leedy (1928-2018).

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A Curious Conversation About AI in Education

Wednesday, September, 27, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

You’re invited to join Liz Perry, St. Luke’s Assistant Head of School for Academics, and Conor Grennan, Dean of Students and Head of Generative AI at NYU Stern Business School, for A Curious Conversation About AI in Education. Attendees will step into the world of emerging technology during this thought-provoking conversation about the impact of generative AI on education and the future of work. Guests will unlock their thinking around AI as Grennan unveils how this groundbreaking technology is poised…

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October 2023

Glass House Presents: Mark Mennin at New Canaan Library

Tuesday, October, 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join artist Mark Mennin and Glass House chief curator Hilary Lewis for a free conversation about Mark Mennin: Processi, on view at The Glass House through December 15, 2023

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Learn How to Improve Your Family Prayer Life  for Families of Children with Special Needs

Tuesday, October, 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn How to Improve Your Family Prayer Life  Please join St. Aloysius Special Needs Ministry for a discussion on ways to pray with our extraordinary children. This event is for parishioners and community friends who are interested in ways to pray with children who have special needs. Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 6:30-8:00 pm New Canaan Library, Craig B. Tate Conference Room The discussion will be led by Guest Speaker, Helen Burland, Executive Director at Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs in Fairfield, CT Please…

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New Canaan Library Pumpkinfest Carving Contest & Stroll

Friday, October, 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

New Canaan Library Annual Pumpkin Fest Carving Contest and Stroll October 20, 2023 5-8pm Schubert Children’s Garden, New Canaan Library Show your creativity at New Canaan’s favorite pumpkin carving contest! Pumpkins are $35 and prizes will be awarded for for Best in Show for Children, Teens, and Adults, Funniest, and Scariest Jack-o-Lanterns. Reserve your pumpkin! All proceeds benefit the Children’s Reading Room and Programming.

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February 2024

Jeff Speck Toward a More Walkable New Canaan

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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National planning expert Jeff Speck has spent his career studying what makes cities thrive and has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. From economists, epidemiologists, and environmentalists to preservationists, planners, and parents, all agree that walkable communities are better in just about every way. Speck explains why walking is useful, particularly regarding land-use, zoning, transit, and parking, and then focuses on how, by sharing examples of places where walking is safe, comfortable, and interesting.

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May 2024

Children & Families Concert from NC Chamber Music

May 5 @ 3:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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NCCM’s 2nd Annual concert for Children and Families is coming to the New Canaan Library on May 5th at 3pm! The one hour concert will unite the one and only New Canaan native son, pianist Andy Armstrong with charismatic Jeroen Betwaerts, trumpeter, who played last year and luminous soprano Indra Thomas. www.newcanaanchambermusic.org. Kids are free, accompanied by an adult with paid ticket.

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Film Musicals in May: An American in Paris

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon! Musicals in May at New Canaan Library presents a screening of An American in Paris, the legendary Gershwin musical starring Gene Kelly, directed by Vincent Minnelli. Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress interested in more than Jerry's art. Jerry, in turn, falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings, and dances with his best friend, an…

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Big World of Little Dude: Cara Zelas Author Visit and Dog Snuggles

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Join Cara Zelas, a teacher and author, along with a special guest, real-life therapy dog, Little Dude! Explore the theme of kindness through a book reading, engaging hands-on craft activities, and dog snuggles. This program is ideal for children 3-7 years old and their families.

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