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Darien Library and The Middlesex Genealogical Society Present
Blogging your Genealogy
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Combining the power of technology and the primary sources from historical documents, Phil Hayes developed his own family history website using WordPress, a blogging platform that is both free and easy to use . His site has inspired many people to develop an interest in family history and has connected Phil to several undiscovered relatives and their family stories. Since 2010 Phil has been teaching amateur and professional genealogists how to document their family’s history on the internet using a blog. Phil will discuss specific strategies to get the most from your blogging efforts.
Phil Hayes is the CEO of Sirius Innovations, LLC. He is a member of numerous historical and genealogy societies, including the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
Douglas Kennedy, author of Five Days, will be our featured speaker.
Forty-two-year-old Laura spends her days looking at other people’s potential calamities. She works in the radiography unit of a small hospital on the Maine coast, scanning and x-raying frightened patients. In a job where finding nothing is always the best result, she is well versed in the random unfairness of life, a revelation that has started to affect her personally. Her husband Dan has become a stranger since losing his job eighteen months ago and she feels the distance is only growing between them. Her son, a promising artist, is in college, and her vivacious seventeen-yearold daughter is set to leave home within the year. Laura begins to wonder if her impending empty nest will only deepen the disconnected state of her marriage.
So when the opportunity arises for her to spend the weekend at a radiography conference in Boston, Laura jumps at the chance. She’ll be on her own for 72 hours for the first time since her children were born—and she revels in her temporary escape.
Praise for Five Days
“With Five Days, Douglas Kennedy has crafted a brilliant meditation on regret, fidelity, family, and second chances that will have you breathlessly turning pages to find out what happened in the past and what will happen next. At once heartbreaking and hopeful, it is a powerful new work of fiction by an internationally acclaimed writer at the height of his powers.” —Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club
About the Author
Douglas Kennedy is the author of ten previous novels, including the international bestseller The Moment. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages, and in 2007 he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Books will be available for purchase at this event. Refreshments will be served.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).
"You Are What You Read" goes LIVE!
Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Hear about the latest and greatest books, movies, apps, and articles our staff is currently digging at this weekly, informal discussion. Then share with us what you're reading!
There will be "oooohs." There will be "ahhhhs." There will be laughs. We hope to see you there.
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Darien Library now offers 75 eMagazines which can be read on nearly all Internet-enabled devices. The eMagazines are brought to you through Zinio. Select titles include:
eMagazines are available for Darien residents, those who work full-time in Darien, and Friends of the Library who have donated $300 or more.