Facebook Advertising for Small Businesses

Wednesday, September 30th at 7 p.m.

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Would you pay $10 a week to put your company's message in front of thousands of people who make up your target audience? We'll talk about this strategy and examine how you should write your posts for maximum effectiveness.

Readers’ Advisory Book Festival

Thursday, September 17th from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Come one, come all to the annual Readers’ Advisory Book Festival! Learn about new fall fiction, non-fiction, staff favorites, book groups and more. Not to miss our smaller patrons, the Children’s Library will be presenting books and a craft program for preschoolers at 1:30 pm. Finally, nothing says good books more than a hot dog truck and fun prizes; don't miss out on any of it!

In the unfortunate event of rain, the Festival will take place on Thursday, September 24 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

LinkedIn Lead Strategies for B2B

Thursday, September 17th at 7 p.m.

Learn how to harness Social Media as a powerful marketing tool. This workshop will teach you how to create engaging, effective strategies and content to meet specific audiences so you can succeed with your social media marketing efforts.  Experience in using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin is helpful but not necessary!

About the presenter

Lorraine Duncan has over 20 years of in-the-trenches business experience. She has a background as a business coach, and is an expert at how to integrate social media into your overall business plan and marketing strategy so it is cost-effective, time-efficient and custom-designed to meet your specific goals and objectives. She also helps small businesses with the planning and implementation of their social media strategy so they can do what they are passionate about.

Writers Read

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Image courtesy of flickr user paulinebalba

Tuesday, September 15th at 7 p.m.

Hear from local authors as they share pieces from their unfinished works. Members of Darien Library's Writer's Workshop and  students of the Memoir Class will present excerpts of their work to family and friends, the public and to other writers interested in the craft.  Selections include sci-fi, parody, fiction, memoir, personal essay, short story, and poetry.

Writing Stories, Bit by Bit: Fiction Writing Class

This six-week course begins Thursday, September 22nd at 7 p.m.

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Designed for the patron who would like a step-by-step approach to writing short stories or the beginnings of a novel. Learn strategies and best practices in hooking the reader, crafting point of view (POV), writing dialogue, character development, story arcs, and developing themes.  In-class writing exercises and discussion of stories of well-known authors will be included. This writing class is open to anyone, at any level, interested in trying their hand at writing.

The course is led by Laura Cavers, a recent graduate of Manhattanville College's MFA program. At Manhattanville, Laura was assistant editor to the college's award-winning literary magazine, Inkwell. She is currently working on her first novel, Bellwethers.

Understanding Wine - Part II

Thursday, October 1st at 7 p.m.

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Nicholas Troilo from Darien’s leading wine merchant, Nicholas Roberts, will lead a tasting of various grape varietals and wine making styles.  We’ll identify the flavor components in the wines and discuss how those flavors match with various food.  Mr. Troilo will discuss both old world and new world styles.  Please bring two stemmed wine glasses to the class.

Understanding Wine - Part I

Thursday, September 24th at 7 p.m.

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Darien merchant Nicholas Troilo of Nicholas Roberts will guide you through the techniques used by professional wine merchants to evaluate and judge wine.  You’ll learn how to examine the color, how to describe the aromas of the wine, and how wine effects various areas of the palate.  Most of all you’ll learn how to enjoy wine.  Please bring two stemmed, clear wine glasses to the class.  There will be both class work and homework.

Senior Moments: Coloring for Grown Ups

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Image courtesy of flickr user 28627967@N03

Thursday, September 24th at 3 p.m.

Senior Moments, a monthly coffee and conversation program designed specifically for seniors, will meet in the Conference Room.

Experience the latest trend in creativity and relaxation: coloring for adults! If you have the crafting gene, an artistic mind, or are just looking to unwind, breathe life into complex designs with fresh color. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and markers will be provided.

 

Historical Newspapers: Read About Your Ancestors

Janeen Bjork
Janeen Bjork

Saturday, October 3rd at 2 p.m.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Ms. Bjork will teach you what is available through the major collections of digitized newspapers that can be accessed online. Newspaper articles reveal information about people that may not appear in other public records. This information may include details about births, marriages, social events, sporting events, church activities and affiliations, occupations, legal notices, land sales, taxation, military service, businesses, tragedies, heroism, letters to the editor and advertisements. You will learn strategies for finding newspaper items about your ancestors. These include not only looking in newspapers in the place(s) and times they lived, but in places hundreds of miles from where they were and decades after.

Ms. Bjork is teaching unique and popular genealogy and computer classes at the Greenwich Senior Center, Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education, Norwalk Community College’s Lifetime Learning Institute and the Connecticut Ancestry Society this fall. She is thrilled to be sharing her search and organizational methodologies with others. To learn more about Ms Bjork’s schedule, visit her website.

Come at 1 p.m. to show your own work!

Join us before the program to discuss your family history project. This is an informal one hour roundtable discussion; where you are invited to seek help for your problems and to share your experiences with others.

Music in the Stacks: Pianist Virtuoso

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Image courtesy of flickr user OnceCaptured

Sunday, September 20th at 5 p.m.

Enjoy an Evening of Delights featuring classical and jazz Selections by Arkadiy Figlin, Pianist Virtuoso of Lincoln Center/Carnegie Hall.

About the performer

Arkadiy Figlin, graduate of Moscow Gnessin Institute in Moscow, Russia has appeared as a soloist with Chautauqua Symphony, Ashland Symphony, CMSFO, Clarence Summer Symphony and Princeton Symphony with performances of the Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Emerson and Poulenc piano concertos. He has played such illustrious venues as  Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Kennedy Center. In 1998, he became the first non-American pianist ever to win one of the most prestigious competitions in the world of jazz, The Great American Jazz piano competition in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2010 Arkadiy Figlin was invited to be the pianist for the preparation and filming of the movie Black Swan, by Darren Aronofksy.

Listen to Arkadiy's music here.

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