Greenwich Library is thrilled to welcome Tracy Kidder, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, who will be joined in conversation with Ophelia Dahl. Dahl co-founded the organization Partners In Health with Paul Farmer, the extraordinary doctor whose moving story Kidder features in the book. They will provide new insights, touch on the history of Partners in Health, and discuss what the organization is currently working on in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from the author of one of this year’s Greenwich Reads Together book selections during the live, virtual conversation. read more...Find out more »
Cos Cob Library is honored to host a virtual reading and Q&A with award-winning children’s author Nancy Churnin, author of Manjhi Moves a Mountain. It’s the story of Dashrath Manjhi, who used a hammer and chisel, grit, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough. The book is on the 2021 Sakura Medal shortlist and is the 2020 Greenwich Reads Together Elementary School Selection. It is the winner of the 2019 Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award, a 2018 South Asia Book Award, a 2018 Children and Teen’s Choice Book Awards finalist, a 2017 Junior Library Guild selection, and an Ezra Jack Keats Award finalist. Churnin is the author of eight children’s books, including Charlie Takes his Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf. This event is appropriate for elementary school students. Register on the Library website to receive the Zoom link. read more...Find out more »
Join us for a night of black cats, cauldrons, and witches! Dress up in your favorite costume grab a blanket or chair and watch a Halloween classic with us. Screening will take place on the Rippowan school field. Admission will include a spot on the field placed in accordance with all social distancing guidelines. Concessions can be prepurchased along with admission. read more...Find out more »
Join the Friends of Greenwich Library in this special and exciting evening, experiencing opera live, virtual-style with members of New York City’s On Site Opera. The theme of the evening will be gratitude, with a song repertoire in keeping with the season of thanks. Join Onsite Opera’s Erin Einhorn, along with baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and pianist Spencer Myer for a show-stopping performance, accompanied with interesting anecdotes and insight into each operatic piece. This exciting program will appeal to opera novices and aficionados alike. read more...Find out more »
This year marks 100th anniversary of the publication of Edith Wharton’s novel The Age of Innocence. It became one of her most famous novels and made her the first woman to win The Pulitzer Prize. In his lecture Mark Schenker will guide us through this classic tale of destiny and desires in the high society of New York City.
Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990. He is currently a senior associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs. A former lecturer in the English Department, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature. Dean Schenker has for over 25 years lectured on literature and film and has led book discussion series in more than 100 venues in Connecticut, including public libraries, museums, and cultural centers. For the past decade, he has given programs on Shakespeare’s plays in conjunction with Shakespeare on the Sound. He also conducts monthly sessions for a number of private reading groups in Connecticut. In 2001, he received the Wilbur Cross Award for Outstanding Humanities Scholar, presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council read more...