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June 2020

‘Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios’ presented via Webinar by Valerie Balint as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library

Monday, June, 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The collaborative series Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is pleased to present a live webinar by curator and author Valerie Balint, speaking on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios network that stretches across the country, and her newly published guidebook. The live webinar will be presented on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information is provided upon registration. The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) network was created 20 years…

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‘Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios’ presented via Webinar by Valerie Balint as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library

Monday, June, 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The collaborative series Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is pleased to present a live webinar by curator and author Valerie Balint, speaking on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios network that stretches across the country, and her newly published guidebook. The live webinar will be presented on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information is provided upon registration. The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) network was created 20 years…

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New Canaan Library’s “Exploring Connecticut Archaeology” Series Wraps Up with The Contact Period in Connecticut: Looking at Indigenous Sites from the 1630s and 1670s

Tuesday, June, 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library’s, “Exploring Connecticut Archaeology” concludes with The Contact Period in Connecticut: Looking at Indigenous Sites from the 1630s and 1670s, presented by Dr. William Farley on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. via live webinar. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. The first half-century of European colonization in Connecticut and the impact that this period had on the colony’s Indigenous people is the focus of Dr. Farley’s talk. This particular…

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July 2020

“Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered” presented via Webinar by Nora Wendl as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library

Wednesday, July, 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The collaborative series Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is pleased to present a live webinar by artist, writer and architect Nora Wendl, speaking on the Farnsworth House and its owner, Dr. Edith Farnsworth. The live webinar will be presented on Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information is provided upon registration. This webinar is co-presented with the Farnsworth House. Marking the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking for one of the…

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December 2020

New Canaan Library Presents “Coping with COVID-19 Stress,” A Conversation with Dr. Michael Groat, Chief Clinical Officer, Silver Hill Hospital

Thursday, December, 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The days are getting colder and darker and the pandemic seems never ending. How does one cope with not only the stress of Covid, but the upcoming holidays and the prospect of more social isolation? New Canaan Library is pleased to offer a presentation by Michael Groat, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer for Silver Hill Hospital on Thursday, December 3 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign-in information will be provided upon registration; please register at newcanaanibrary.org. In his presentation, Dr. Groat…

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“Recycling Food Scraps in New Canaan” Presented via Webinar from New Canaan Library, in Partnership with Planet New Canaan and the Town of New Canaan

Thursday, December, 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Food that gets thrown away does not actually go away; it comes back to each town - and the global community - as a financial expense and in the form of public health concerns and environmental liabilities. In partnership with Planet New Canaan and the Town of New Canaan, the Library presents, “Recycling Food Scraps in New Canaan,” a panel discussion that demonstrates how New Canaan is breaking this cycle through the Food Scrap Recycling program at the town’s transfer…

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Changing the Game: ‘Sports, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ Presented by Professor Ted Hayduck via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Tuesday, December, 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Imagine being able to improve your golf swing in seconds with a smartphone app that analyzes it in real time. The growing and exciting role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in sports is the topic of an upcoming talk by Ted Hayduck, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport at New York University. Join the live webinar on Tuesday, December 15 at 7 PM EST via Zoom. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign…

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January 2021

January Series ‘Presidential Trappings: First Ladies, Inaugurations, Libraries, and Ballot Design’

Tuesday, January, 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As we part with an energized election season, welcome the new year, and look towards a presidential inauguration, New Canaan Library and the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society are pleased to collaboratively present "Presidential Trappings," a series that explores the history of many intriguing aspects of our nation’s highest office. Presented via Zoom, the series begins on Tuesday, January 5 at 7 PM EST and continues Tuesdays throughout January. Please visit newcanaanlibrary.org for a full schedule and to register.…

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The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer

Wednesday, January, 6, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

New Canaan Beautification League presents "The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer", with Executive Director and Head Gardener Bill Thomas, on Wednesday, January 6th via a zoom webinar at 9:30 a.m.  Mr. Thomas will give a virtual tour of one of the most artistic public gardens in America.  Chanticleer, located in Wayne, PA., is an ever-evolving garden, designed to delight all the senses in every season.  His book, The Art of Gardening: Design, Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques, will be available at…

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ArtScapades at New Canaan Library Starts New Year with Crossing Cultures: From the Mexican Muralists to African American Modernists

Monday, January, 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

ArtScapades at New Canaan Library moves into the second part of its 2020-2021 series, “A New Look at Modern Art.” with a presentation that looks at the art of other cultures. On Monday, January 11 at 7 PM EST, Artscapades will present Crossing Cultures: From the Mexican Muralists to African American Modernists via Zoom. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. In this lecture, Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffleman will discuss how the leading…

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Professor Ronald Schurin Explores the History of Inaugurations in Session Two of “Presidential Trappings,” Presented by Library and NC Museum & Historical Society

Tuesday, January, 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

January’s “Presidential Trappings “series, presented by New Canaan Library and the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, continues Tuesday, January 12 at 7 PM EST with Ronald Schurin, PhD, Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, examining the history of inaugurations. The four-part series continues Tuesdays throughout January. Please visit newcanaanlibrary.org for a full schedule and to register. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration; each session must be registered…

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New Canaan Library’s ‘Presidential Trappings’ Series continues with ‘The Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Presidential Papers and the National Archives’

Tuesday, January, 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

January’s “Presidential Trappings” series, presented by New Canaan Library and the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, moves into session three on Tuesday, January 19 at 7PM EST. Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist, will present The Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Presidential Papers and the National Archives. His in-depth discussion will cover the famous Roosevelt Presidential Library (the nation’s first Presidential Library), as well as the history of the Presidential Library System in general. Please register at newcananlibrary.org; Zoom info will…

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‘The Art of Ballot Design Throughout History,’ presented by Author and Graphic Designer Alicia Yin Cheng, Concludes Library’s ‘Presidential Trappings’ Series

Tuesday, January, 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

January’s “Presidential Trappings” series, presented by New Canaan Library and the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, concludes on Tuesday, January 26 at 7PM EST. Alicia Yin Cheng, founding partner of MGMT. design and author of This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot will take the audience through a fascinating history of some of the unique designs of ballots in the past. Please register at newcananlibrary.org; Zoom info will be provided upon registration. The…

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February 2021

“Walks Across Continents,” Travel Adventures Talk by Barney Loehnis is Presented via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Wednesday, February, 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

While the pandemic keeps travelers grounded, New Canaan Library offers a fascinating talk to satisfy one’s wanderlust. Join intrepid traveler Barney Loehnis for tales of his epic walks across continents, including the first ever retracing of Mao Zedong's historic 6,000 mile Long March across China. The talk will take place Wednesday, February 17 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. The seed for travel was planted at an early age, as Barney’s…

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Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library: “On Pandemic Domesticity”

Wednesday, February, 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

How does the current pandemic – and how did past epidemics – impact the design of our homes and living arrangements? The collaborative series, “Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library,” will explore the topic with the live webinar ‘On Pandemic Domesticity,” presented on Wednesday, February 24 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. The current pandemic has put enormous pressure on domestic life, with more people spending more time at home…

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March 2021

Success with Hydrangeas with Lorraine Ballato

Wednesday, March, 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Lorraine Ballato is a professional horticulturist, lecturer, writer, photographer and instructor who will share with us everything we need to know about growing "foolproof" hydrangeas. Her latest book, Succees with Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide, will be available at Elm Street Books. To register, go to: newcanaanbeautification.org

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Architectural Historian Malka Simon Presents ‘Telling Stories through Architecture: Landscape and Meaning in the Buildings of Brooklyn,’ as Part of Library’s ‘One Author New Canaan’ Program

Wednesday, March, 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

During the month of March, New Canaan Library celebrates “One Author New Canaan” and the literary works of award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson with programming that supports, and honors, themes found throughout her work. A great deal of Jacqueline Woodson’s novels take place against the backdrop of Brooklyn. Join professor Malka Simon, Ph.D. for an exploration of the architecture of Brooklyn on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcananlibrary.org; Zoom link will be provided upon registration. The…

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“How We Say Goodbye: Funerary Traditions Around the World” is Presented by New Canaan Library as Part of March 2021 “One Author New Canaan” Community Read

Monday, March, 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Throughout the month of March, New Canaan Library celebrates “One Author New Canaan” and the literary works of award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson with programming that supports and honors themes found throughout her work. The Library welcomes Margaret Schwartz, PhD, and Matthew Engelke, PhD, to speak on the many and varied funerary traditions around the world. Join them for the live webinar on Monday, March 8, at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcananlibrary.org; Zoom link will be provided upon registration.…

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“Fire and Flood and the Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico” is Next in Resilience Series from New Canaan Library, New Canaan Land Trust and Planet New Canaan

Wednesday, March, 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As the proud recipient of the American Library Association’s “Resilient Communities” grant, New Canaan Library has partnered with New Canaan Land Trust and Planet New Canaan to present public programming centered around films which explore climate change and community resilience. Session two in the four-part series is set for Wednesday, March 10 with the presentation “Fire and Flood and the Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico,” live via Zoom, from 7:00 – 8:15 PM EST. Attendees are encouraged to watch…

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Performance & Presentation of “The History of Jazz During the Civil Rights Movement,” Via Live Webinar from New Canaan Library

Thursday, March, 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Jazz played a major role not only in the evolution of music in America, but in the history of the civil rights movement as well. Join New Canaan Library for the live video conference “The History of Jazz During the Civil Rights Movement,” a presentation and musical performance by professional flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq, on Thursday, March 11 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. Music educator and professional flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will speak…

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‘Concussions and Brain Injuries: How to Protect Yourself and Your Brain’ Presented by Dr. Nitkin Sethi as Part of Library’s ‘One Author New Canaan’ Community Read

Monday, March, 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library will welcome Dr. Nitkin K. Sethi, a board-certified neurologist from New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, to speak about the important topics of concussions and brain injuries. Dr. Sethi’s live webinar will be aired on Monday, March 15 at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcananlibrary.org; Zoom link will be provided upon registration. Although concussions and the long-term issues resulting from them have been more prominently discussed in the last few years, there are still many questions…

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‘Brooklyn in the 1970s: A Photographic Journey’ Presented by Photographer Larry Racioppo as Part of Library’s ‘One Author New Canaan’ Community Read

Tuesday, March, 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

During the month of March, New Canaan Library celebrates “One Author New Canaan” and the literary works of award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson with programming that relates to themes found throughout her work. Brooklyn, as it was in decades past and present, is the setting for a great deal of Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Join professional photographer and native Brooklynite Larry Racioppo via live videoconference on Tuesday, March 16 at 7 PM EST for an immersive look at how he has documented…

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The Developing Brain & THC with Ken Winters, PhD

Tuesday, March, 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us for a conversation about adolescent brain development and vulnerability to THC. Ken C. Winters, PhD is an adolescent addiction expert and Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute. Parents, teens and concerned citizens are welcome. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XoXj06JqTFqCpL12Cz5QpA or go to ncparentsupportgroup.org.

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New Canaan Talks Housing

Thursday, March, 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

We are excited to invite our friends and neighbors to the debut of “New Canaan Talks Housing,” a series of community conversations focused on housing in our hometown. The first program in this series is Thursday, March 18th at 7pm and will feature Sara Bronin, leader and founder of Desegregate CT, for a talk on “Understanding the Components of Proposed Zoning Changes.” She will discuss Desegregate CT’s 2021 Platform, which includes: • Accessory Dwelling Units • Model Codes for Buildings…

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A Conversation with Award Winning Author Jacqueline Woodson Concludes New Canaan Library’s One Author New Canaan Community Read

Tuesday, March, 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

New Canaan Library’s biennial community read this March honored the work of award-winning author and 2020 MacArthur Fellow, Jacqueline Woodson, author of more than two dozen award-winning books for adults, young adults, middle graders, and children. On Tuesday, March 30th the Library concludes a month of vibrant virtual programming and events that explored the themes found within her books with a live webinar conversation by Ms. Woodson, aimed at a multi-generational audience. Ms. Woodson’s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m.…

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Meadows and Monarchs: A Discussion on Pollinators with Lepidopterist Victor DeMasi, Presented by New Canaan Library via Webinar

Wednesday, March, 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Creating or fostering outdoor spaces that promote a healthy variety of pollinators is one of the best things one can do to improve the environment. Join local lepidopterist Victor DeMasi for the live webinar “Meadows and Monarchs” on Wednesday, March 31 at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcananlibrary.org; Zoom link will be provided upon registration. This program is presented in partnership with New Canaan Land Trust. Through images and conversation, Victor DeMasi will transport viewers to his pollinator meadow…

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April 2021

Bestselling Author David Pogue Speaks on Latest Book, How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos, Via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Wednesday, April, 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In partnership with Planet New Canaan, New Canaan Library is pleased to present The New York Times bestselling self-help author and CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue, speaking about his latest book, How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos. Mr. Pogue will speak via live webinar on Wednesday, April 7 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. In many ways, we are already…

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‘Sleep and Sleep Health: Your Brain Explained,’ Presented by Dr. Daniel Barone, Via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Tuesday, April, 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

What does your brain do when you sleep? And more importantly, how does one achieve an optimal quality of sleep? New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Barone, Associate Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine, on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 PM EST. Dr. Barone will cover numerous aspects of sleep health and our brains, including a review of several sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea, and various treatment for those disorders. Register…

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‘Heroes of Horticulture’ with Author Barbara Paul Robinson

Wednesday, April, 14, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

New Canaan Garden Club and New Canaan Beautification League present "Heroes of Horticulture" with author Barbara Paul Robinson during their annual meeting on Wednesday, April 14th at 9:30 a.m. This webinar program is free and open to the public. To register, go to: newcanaanbeautification.org

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Cannabis Use & Mental Health

Wednesday, April, 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Deepak D'Souza, MD will speak on cannabis use and mental health issues in a Zoom Webinar. Dr D'Souza is Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and a long-time researcher on cannabis use and psychotic disorders. To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_tLV9Jz_gQie_7W4LUleryA or ncparentsupportgroup.org

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Architectural Talk “Modern Libraries Around the World and at Home,” Presented via Live Webinar from New Canaan Library

Wednesday, April, 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library invites the community to meet and hear from the award-winning architects of Centerbrook, who will share their knowledge of the global resurgence in library design, providing inspiration and context for the Library’s new building plans. The webinar will be presented on Wednesday, April 14 at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in info will be provided upon registration. Lead architects Jim Childress and Mark Herter will share images and impressions from around the world…

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Authors @ NCL Presents Acclaimed Author Russell Banks, Introducing New Novel, ‘Foregone’

Wednesday, April, 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library is pleased to announce that Pulitzer Prize finalist Russell Banks will be speaking about his latest release, Foregone, on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 PM EST via live videoconference. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. Russell Banks, an acclaimed literary novelist whose books have been translated into more than 20 languages, will introduce Foregone, a searing novel about memory, abandonment, and betrayal. At the center of Foregone is famed, Canadian…

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“Movements in Cinema: History of African – American Film” Presented by Professor Artel Great via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Thursday, April, 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

For nearly 125 years, Black cinema has served as an avenue for creative expression, cultural affirmation, and a reimagining of what freedom really means in America. Yet, the separate-and-unequal attention Hollywood pays to Black cinema has left most moviegoers largely unaware of its rich tradition. New Canaan Library welcomes Professor Artel Great, who will present an in-depth discussion of Black cinema as part of the Library’s Movements in Cinema series. The live webinar and will be held on Thursday, April…

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Virtual Community Conference on ‘Decoding the Weather Machine” Continues Resilience Series from New Canaan Library, New Canaan Land Trust and Planet New Canaan

Saturday, April, 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:15 pm
Free

The collaborative series “Resilience” continues Saturday, April 24, with a presentation of the Library’s first-ever virtual Community Conference. The conference is aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of climate change and what scientists are doing to solve this complex problem. It will be held from 11 AM to 2:15 PM via videoconference; please register at newcanaanlibrary.org. Leading the conference and offering their unique perspectives are three top professionals in their respective areas of expertise: Waleed Abdalati, Director of the Cooperative…

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Yale Science Communication Presents “A Game of Cellular Communication: How Miscommunication Causes Disease” via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Tuesday, April, 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library welcomes back Yale Science Communication, presenting a discussion via live webinar that explains the role of cell communication in the onset of diseases. Tune in to the lecture on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. The Yale Science Communication team will help the audience understand how and why we get sick. The cells in one’s body constantly communicate with each other through a network of…

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Douglas Stuart, Author of 2020 Booker Prize-Winning Novel, ‘Shuggie Bain,’ is Guest Speaker for New Canaan Library’s ‘Spring Edition’ Fundraiser

Thursday, April, 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75.

New Canaan Library is pleased to announce this year’s Spring Edition: Virtual Issue fundraiser will feature Douglas Stuart as guest author. Mr. Stuart was awarded the 2020 Booker Prize in fiction for his debut novel, Shuggie Bain, a New York Times bestseller and major international hit, soon to be translated into 34 languages and developed into a full-length film. In addition to the prestigious Booker Prize, Shuggie Bain was a finalist for the National Book Award, a Kirkus Prize finalist,…

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May 2021

Welcome Home George Washington: Mount Vernon’s Gardens

Wednesday, May, 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Welcome Home George Washington: Mount Vernon's Gardens” Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at Mount Vernon, will present an entertaining look at the gardening world of the first U.S. President. He will explore the beauty, use and importance of Mount Vernon's gardens and landscape, as well as the preservation efforts and the recently restored pleasure garden. Two books, The General in the Garden and Dining with the Washingtons, will be available at Elm Street Books. To register, go to: newcanaanbeautification.org

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Bruce Museum’s Exhibition “Under the Skin” Presented via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Tuesday, May, 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library is pleased to offer a live webinar with Bruce Museum educator Gabriela Perez, presenting a virtual tour of their past exhibition, Under the Skin. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 11 at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. This unique exhibition explores how the work of scientists, using the latest technological tools, can produce not only new information, but images that are beautiful and artistic.…

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“At Your Request” with Pianist Steven Solomon, Presented by via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Thursday, May, 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library invites music lovers to step up to the virtual piano bar! Join professional pianist and musical artist Steven Solomon for a delightful evening of music via live webinar, on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. Steven Solomon has been performing at well-known national venues for more than 20 year. An accomplished pianist, recording artist, and singer-songwriter, Solomon draws from all genres and styles of music…

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Virtual LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner®) Training

Saturday, May, 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

NAMI Southwest CT will host a virtual LEAP® training workshop. LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner®) is an evidence-based program that teaches you how to create alliances with people struggling with serious mental illness that lead to treatment and recovery. Based on the book I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!, the interactive training will take place from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, May 15, 2021 and is designed for family caregivers as well as mental healthcare professionals and peer-support specialists.…

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“Making a New Hollywood: The Transformation of American Cinema in the Late 1960s,” Presented by Professor Michael Cramer as Part of Library’s “Movements in Cinema” Series

Tuesday, May, 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join New Canaan Library for a Movements in Cinema talk as Michael Cramer, Professor of Film History at Sarah Lawrence College, presents the lecture “Making a New Hollywood,” a period defined by a seismic shift in filmmaking. This lecture, with film clips and images, is part of the Library’s cultural series,” Movements in Cinema,” and will take place via live webinar on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org.…

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Transition Planning and College Readiness

Thursday, May, 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

SPED*NET Wilton is glad to welcome Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, in Part II of our Webinar series, Post High School and College Planning: Helping Our Students with Disabilities Prepare for Their Future and Find the Right Path. Transitioning from high school to college or employment can be difficult for any student, but especially for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The structure and predictability provided in high school are gone. The social and academic supports these students may have relied…

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‘March of the Fossil Penguins” Presented by Daniel T. Ksepka, PhD via Live Webinar from New Canaan Library

Tuesday, May, 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The topic of penguins suggests frigid weather, but Dr. Daniel T. Ksepka, Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, studies the beloved penguin all year ‘round. Join him for a fascinating look at the evolution of the penguin when New Canaan Library presents the live webinar “March of the Fossil Penguin” on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. Penguins have a fossil record that…

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Hope Over Hate | Inspiring Allyship for Asian American Communities

Wednesday, May, 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

“Just as hate can come from all colors and creeds, so can love. And helping those who are in need is just one way we can show our love, allyship and compassion for one another. It’s a valuable reminder that we can all be helpers.” – Actor Daniel Dae Kim Over the past year, more than 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents were reported to Stop AAPI Hate, representing only a fraction of the discrimination faced by the Asian American Pacific Islander…

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“Anti-Asian Hate: History, Context, Recognition and Allyship” is Presented by Dr. Lok Siu Via New Canaan Library Videoconference

Thursday, May, 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

That there has been a steep rise in anti-Asian hate crimes - both globally and nationally - has been recognized and documented by creditable media outlets across the political spectrum. New Canaan Library presents a live webinar on Thursday, May 27 at 7 PM EST, when Dr. Lok Siu, University of California, Berkley will address the many aspects of the topic. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. How do we make sense of the recent…

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June 2021

“The Listening Space,” a New Series from New Canaan Library, Launches with Communication Workshop by Community Mindfulness Project

Wednesday, June, 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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New Canaan Library is pleased to introduce “The Listening Space,” a new series offering programs and workshops aimed at building greater understanding and lessening polarization. The first program in the series will be offered by New Canaan’s Community Mindfulness Project (CMP), presenting a two-part workshop “Mindful Listening and Speaking” via live Zoom webinar. This is CMP’s most popular workshop for a reason! For the most beneficial experience, participants are asked to commit to both sessions: Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday,…

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Authors @ NCL Welcomes Elon Green, Introducing his True-Crime Account, Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York

Monday, June, 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library welcomes journalist Elon Green for a discussion of Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York, his gripping nonfiction book that details the investigations and search for a serial killer preying upon the gay community during the early 1990s. The live webinar will take place on Monday, June 14 at 7 PM EST via videoconference. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org for zoom sign in information. In the 1980s and early 1990s…

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Beech Leaf Disease – What We Know About the Impact to Our Trees

Tuesday, June, 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Dr. Robert Marra of CT Agricultural Experiment Station will present on this topic. Sponsored by New Canaan Beautification League, New Canaan Conservation Commission, New Canaan Land Trust, Plant New Canaan, Aspetuck Land Trust, Darien Land Trust, Greenwich Land Trust, Norwalk Land Trust, Stamford Land Trust, and Wilton Land Conservation Trust. This webinar is free and open to the public. To register, go to newcanaanbeautification.org

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‘Movements in Cinema’ Series at New Canaan Library Presents: History of LGBTQ+ Film

Tuesday, June, 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library’s June Movements in Cinema talk addresses the topic of the history of LGBTQ+ film, presented by Harry M. Benshoff, Professor of Media Arts at the University of North Texas. The discussion will be via live webinar on Tuesday, June 15 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. While LGBTQ+ content has become more prevalent over the last few decades—especially on television shows, streaming platforms, and in “Oscar-bait” Hollywood art…

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September 2021

Brian Lehrer, Host of NPR’s Peabody Award Winning “The Brian Lehrer Show,” Is Guest Speaker for Library’s 2021 Salant Lecture

Thursday, September, 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library is pleased to announce that Brian Lehrer will be guest lecturer for this fall’s annual Salant Lecture. Brian Lehrer is host of National Public Radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” a daily WNYC call-in program that covers politics and life, locally and globally. Mr. Lehrer will speak via live videoconference on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 7 PM EST. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration The Library is pleased to…

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‘Are We Ready?’ Meeting the Demand for Housing Affordability in Fairfield County

Tuesday, September, 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The conversation on housing continues, not just with planning, zoning, and housing experts, but also with our local elected officials and change makers. On Tuesday, September 21st at 7pm, our First Selectmen Kevin Moynihan will be joined by Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, Ridgefield First Selectmen Rudy Marconi, Regional Plan Association data expert Ellis Calvin and policy expert Moses Gates for “Are We Ready? Meeting the Demand for Housing Affordability in Fairfield County.” Take part in the conversation by registering…

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“The Golden Age of the Postcard” is Presented by Historian Mark D. Van Ells, Via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Tuesday, September, 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The popularity of sending postcards from far and wide might have waned in recent years, but the history behind the card itself and the practice is fascinating. Join New Canaan Library for a talk by historian and author Mark D. Van Ells, PhD on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 7 PM EST via live webinar. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org. for zoom information. In his program, Professor Van Ells will discuss the origins of the humble and ubiquitous postcard in the…

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October 2021

Put Your Oxygen Mask On First – Simple Parenting Tools for Complex Little Kids

Thursday, October, 14, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

As parents, we are of no use to our kids if we’re overwhelmed. It’s crucial that we keep in touch with our own physical, mental and emotional pulse so we can provide the nurturing structure and guidance our children need. School psychologist David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP, will discuss ways we can keep ourselves “steady and ready”— making sure our oxygen masks are properly on— by knowing how to recognize when our own stress levels may be interfering with our…

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Movements in Cinema: “Watching Parasite in the Era of Mukbang” Presented by Professor Kyung H. Kim via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Tuesday, October, 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Korean films have seen a considerable increase in popularity in the last decade, both in the U.S. and internationally. New Canaan Library welcomes Professor Kyung Hyun Kim, a scholar, film producer, and creative writer who is currently a professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, UC Irvine. Professor Kim will focus on the film Parasite (2019), directed by Bong Joon-ho, and probe the reasons why it became one of the most successful films ever made outside Hollywood. The live…

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November 2021

“Going Viral: The Role of Twitter Extended Party Networks in Political Elections,” Presented by Professor Jeff Hemsley via New Canaan Library Webinar

Tuesday, November, 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The impact of social media on political campaigns is undeniable. Join New Canaan Library for an informative talk by Jeff Hemsley, Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, and co-author of the book Going Viral. Professor Hemsley will speak via live webinar on Tuesday, November 9, at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in information. Modern election campaigns routinely leverage social media and the networks within in order to get their messages…

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Spotted Lantern Fly in Connection

Monday, November, 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Dr. Claire Rutledge of CT Agricultural Experiment Station will discuss the invasive Spotted Lantern Fly which has now been spotted in Fairfield County. Zoom program open to the public. Please go to newcanaanbeautification.org for Zoom link.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat is Topic of New Canaan Library’s Stoddard Art Lecture, Delivered by Professor Jordana Moore Saggese

Tuesday, November, 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library’s 11th Stoddard Art Lecture welcomes author and professor Jordana Moore Saggese, an internationally recognized expert on the work of painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Professor Saggese will speak about his life and work through the lens of her most recently published book, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Reader. The live webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 16, at 7 PM EST. Please register online by clicking on the event on the Library’s Events Calendar. Zoom sign in information will be…

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Bestselling Author Sonia Purnell Speaks on Her Latest Book, A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II, Via Live Webinar from New Canaan Library

Thursday, November, 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

New Canaan Library welcomes The New York Times bestselling author Sonia Purnell, who will speak via live webinar from London about her latest book, A Woman of No Importance. This remarkable true narrative tells the story of Virginia Hall, an unrecognized but highly impactful World War II heroine who established intricate spy networks throughout France and became vital to the Resistance movement. The webinar takes place on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 PM EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom…

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New Canaan Library Welcomes Charlotte McConaghy, Author of Once There Were Wolves, Speaking Via Live Webinar

Tuesday, November, 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome Charlotte McConaghy, author of the international bestseller Migrations, to speak about her latest release, Once There Were Wolves. Ms. McConaghy will speak via live webinar from her home in Australia on Tuesday, November 23, 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. At the heart of Ms. McConaghy’s new novel is the environmental experiment to successfully reintroduce wolves to the barren Scottish Highlands. Leading the team of…

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December 2021

“Buried Beneath the City: The Archaeology of New York City” Presented by Dr. Jessica Striebel MacLean, in Webinar from New Canaan Library

Wednesday, December, 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New York City is rich in history, but many don’t realize that the city’s greatest historic treasures –13,000 years of human history - lie buried beneath the busy streets. New Canaan Library welcomes Dr. Jessica Striebel MacLean, urban archaeologist, professor, and one of the authors of the forthcoming book, Buried Beneath the City: An Archaeological History of New York. Dr. MacLean will speak via liv webinar on Wednesday, December 1 at 7 PM EST. Disguised in hard hats and reflective…

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“NFTs: Art Collecting in the Digital Age” Presented by Professor Alex Duque Via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Thursday, December, 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Just as the idea of bitcoin has become somewhat familiar, NFTs – Non-Fungible Tokens – is the next virtual concept many are trying to get a grasp on. New Canaan Library welcomes Alex Duque, Assistant Professor of Computer Animation at Lynn University and 3D/visual effects artist, for a highly informative talk on all aspects of NFTs. Professor Duque will speak via live webinar on Thursday, December 9 at 7 PM EST. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in…

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“At Your Request” Holiday Edition with Pianist Steven Solomon, Presented by via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Monday, December, 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Step up to the virtual piano bar! New Canaan Library invites all to get into the holiday spirit with a musical night, as it welcomes back, via Zoom, professional pianist Steven Solomon. An accomplished pianist, recording artist, and singer-songwriter, Solomon draws from all genres and styles of music, and performs a wide repertoire of selections - with a special interest in honoring holiday requests from the audience. Start thinking about which Christmas and Hanukkah song you would love to hear,…

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January 2022

“Going Viral: The Role of Twitter Extended Party Networks in Political Elections,” Presented by Professor Jeff Hemsley via New Canaan Library Webinar

January 11 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The impact of social media on political campaigns is undeniable. Join New Canaan Library for an informative talk by Jeff Hemsley, Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, and co-author of the book Going Viral. Professor Hemsley will speak via live webinar on Tuesday, January 11, at 7 PM EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in information. Modern election campaigns routinely leverage social media and the networks within in order to get their messages…

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“Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Epic Story of the Making of The Godfather, Presented by Mark Seal via New Canaan Library Webinar

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As dramatic, entertaining, and sometimes frightening as the film is, the story of how this iconic Mob inspired film came to the big screen might be even more so! New Canaan Library presents Mark Seal, author of Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Epic Story of the Making of The Godfather, for a riveting live webinar discussion of his eye-opening book, which looks at the creation of one of the most important films in cinematic history. The webinar airs…

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“My West Side Story Story”: A Conversation with Professor Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz via New Canaan Library Webinar

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

With a renewed excitement surrounding the beloved and classic West Side Story, New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome renowned West Side Story scholar Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz, who will discuss his trajectory and connection with the acclaimed film and its history – from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his best-selling book. The live webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 18 AT 7 PM EST; register at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in. Detailing his meticulous research, writing process, historical and…

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Pathway Session on Neurofeedback

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, has been gaining more attention as a medication-free approach for addressing co-occurring conditions, including ADHD, anxiety disorders and insomnia. Dr. Tom Woodman of Norwalk will present, and then take questions. To get the Zoom link, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87962854809?pwd=cVYwMmN5Z1l5OFZXUWhrSEs5SStWdz09.

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“Cairo 1921: Ten Days that Made the Middle East” Presented by Professor C. Brad Faught via Webinar from New Canaan Library

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library is pleased to present Professor C. Brad Faught, speaking about a seminal moment in the modern history of the Middle East. Professor Faught will deliver the talk “Cairo 1921: Ten Days that Made the Middle East” on Thursday, January 20 at 7 PM EST; register at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in. The Cairo Conference of 1921 was set into motion by Winston Churchill, then British Colonial Secretary, to seek a way in which to build new nations…

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Author Gus Moreno Presents Debut Novel ‘This Thing Between Us’

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library welcomes author Gus Moreno, who will discuss his debut novel. An electrifying thriller with an infusion of otherworldly happenings, This Thing Between Us is the first novel from highly acclaimed short story writer Moreno. For fans of the genres of horror and the surreal, this stunning debut prompted The New York Times Book Review to state…” you don’t want to read this book before bed. The event takes place via Zoom on Tuesday, January 25 at 7…

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‘Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods,’ Presented by Author Amelia Pang

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

“Timely and urgent . . . Pang is a dogged investigator.” —The New York Times Book Review. New Canaan Library is pleased to present a talk by investigative journalist Amelia Pang, whose powerful book takes us inside the network of enforced Chinese labor camps, and the connections to not only American and global markets, but to the average consumer. The live webinar will be presented on Thursday, January 27 at 7 PM EST; register at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in.…

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February 2022

‘The Domestic Herbal: Plants for the Home in the Seventeenth Century’ Presented by Author Margaret Willes

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Recent times have seen a robust, renewed interest in gardening – from urban rooftops and plots to backyard orchards. These gardens are not solely for beauty, but for the practical and rewarding process of growing one’s own food and herbs. New Canaan Library welcomes Margaret Willes, author and former publisher at The National Trust, to speak about the history of the home garden and her latest book, The Domestic Herbal: Plants for the Home in the Seventeenth Century. Ms. Willes…

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Med Ed at New Canaan Library: “Breast Health: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask” Presented by Dr. Helen Pass, Chief of Breast Surgery at Stamford Hospital

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Stamford Hospital and New Canaan Library’s collaborative Med Ed series returns via Zoom, offering lectures on specific health issues by top physicians from Stamford Hospital. The Library is pleased to offer a talk on breast health, presented by Helen A. Pass, M.D. Co-Director, Women’s Breast Center and Chief of Breast Surgery at Stamford Hospital. The live webinar takes place on Thursday, February 10 at 7 PM EST; Zoom information provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. Dr. Pass takes the important topic…

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‘Seeking Wellness by Putting Plants First’ Presented by Dr. Katie Takayasu Via New Canaan Library Webinar

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Valentine’s week reminds us to show ourselves some love through a new, healthy approach to our lifestyles. New Canaan Library welcomes Dr. Katie Takayasu, MD, MBA who is a thought leader, author and speaker in holistic health that bridges the gap between traditional Western medicine and evidence-based complementary modalities in an approachable way. She will discuss her book Plants First: A Physician’s Guide to Wellness through a Plant-Forward Diet which is filled with recipes, helpful advice on inflammation, hydration, movement,…

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Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts, Presented by Wolf Burchard via New Canaan Library Webinar

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In what would seem an unlikely pairing, the sophisticated aesthetics of French decorative arts and the animation of Walt Disney instead unite to create a delightful, if not surprising, marriage. New Canaan Library welcomes Wolf Burchard, associate curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to speak about his book, Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts and the current exhibition at the MET. The live webinar takes place on…

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March 2022

World Wildlife Day

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Wildlife conservation leaders will join Grace Farms' Nature Initiative Director Mark Fowler from the field to celebrate and raise awareness of worldwide efforts to protect wildlife and restore our planet. The program will feature a virtual discussion with the opportunity for participants to join in and ask questions.

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“Levi Strauss: A History of American Style,” Presented by Historian Tracy Panek Via Webinar from New Canaan Library

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library is pleased to host a talk on the history of Levi Strauss & Co. and the iconic blue jean, presented by Tracy Panek, historian and archivist for Levi Strauss & Co. The live webinar takes place on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 PM EST; Zoom information provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. In 1873, in the waning years of the California Gold Rush, Levi Strauss, a Jewish dry goods merchant in San Francisco, along with tailor Jacob Davis,…

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“Hollywood’s Embassies: How Movie Theaters Projected American Power Around the World,” Presented via New Canaan Library Webinar

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In art and entertainment, sometimes the frame, or the venue, is as impactful as what it presents. Such was the case with lavish American movie theaters of the early to mid-20th century, which seduced audiences around the world with not only Hollywood films, but with lavish movie theaters owned and operated by the major American film companies. New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome Professor Ross Melnick, University of California, Santa Barbara, as he speaks about the cultural impacts, both…

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April 2022

Movements in Cinema: “Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho” Explored by Yale Professor Marc Lapadula, via Webinar from New Canaan Library

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

For most film scholars and movie critics, Alfred Hitchcock continues to be regarded as one of the most influential and significant filmmakers in the history of world cinema. New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome Yale University Senior Lecturer of Film & Media Studies, Marc Lapadula, who will present an in depth and look at the consummate ‘master of suspense’ by focusing on his psychological thriller masterpiece Psycho (1960). The live webinar will take place on Thursday, April 14 at…

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May 2022

‘Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War,’ Presented by Robert Lowenstein via New Canaan Library Webinar

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome journalist and author Roger Lowenstein, who will discuss the largely untold story of how Lincoln used the urgency of the Civil War to transform a union of states into a nation. Lowenstein will speak on the topic in relation to his recently published book, Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War. The live webinar will take place on Monday, May 16 at 7 PM EST. Please…

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June 2022

The Religious Paintings of Eugène Delacroix: Professor Joyce C. Polistena, Ph.D. Explores the Work and Controversial Life of the “Hero of Romanticism”

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

French Romantic artist Eugène Delacroix is best known to Americans for his painting, Liberty at the Barricades (1830). HIs innovative color theory and intensely felt subjects earned him the title “the hero of Romanticism.” However, the artist’s prolific and extraordinary contributions to the genre of religious art had been overlooked for more than a century. New Canaan Library welcomes Joyce C. Polistena, Ph.D., professor of art history and author of The Religious Paintings of Eugène Delacroix: The Initiator of the…

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Yale Science Communication: “There’s More to the Messenger: The Wonderful World of RNA” is Presented via Webinar from New Canaan Library

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

While DNA seems to consistently grab the spotlight when it comes to genetics, RNA has an equally vital, but often undervalued, role. New Canaan Library is pleased to host a virtual presentation by Yale Science Communication, speaking on the topic “There’s More to the Messenger: the Wonderful World of RNA.” Tune in to the lecture on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org. Have you appreciated your RNA lately?…

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November 2022

‘Why Ancient Literature Matters: Reading Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey Today’ Presented by Professor Joseph Luzzi

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Canaan Library welcomes author, speaker and professor Joseph Luzzi, PhD, Yale, who will explore the question of the relevance of Homer’s masterpieces the Iliad and Odyssey, and how they can help us make sense of some of the greatest cultural, political, and social problems we face. Professor Luzzi will speak via live webinar on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 PM EST. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom link. This program supports and celebrates the Library’s 15th annual Literary…

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“Homer & Hollywood: Screening the Ancient Greek Epics” Presented by Professor Monica S. Cyrino

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In alignment with New Canaan Library’s 15th annual Literary Luncheon featuring Madeline Miller, author of The New York Times #1 bestseller Circe, the Library welcomes Monica S. Cyrino, Professor of Classics and Chair of the Department of Languages, and Literatures, University of New Mexico. Professor Cyrino will present the talk “Homer and Hollywood,” illustrating how the Greek classics are depicted in modern film and entertainment. In her talk, and with film clips and images, Professor Cyrino will explore how ancient…

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Zoom Pathway Session on ADHD & Addiction

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a Zoom Pathway Session on ADHD & Addiction with Ned Hallowell, MD, world expert on ADHD and author of ADHD 2.0. To register and get the Zoom link, go to https://bit.ly/Nov_16_Pathway_Register or ncparentsupportgroup.org.

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