An Evening with Emily Dickinson

James Sulzer
James Sulzer

Thursday, January 29th at 7 p.m.

Join author James Sulzer as he discusses his newest novel about the fictional account of famous poet Emily DickinsonThe Voice at the Door recreates the fateful meeting of Emily Dickinson with the famous Philadelphia pastor, Charles Wadsworth.  The fictional account weaves the letters and poems of this iconic American writer into a rich tapestry of intellectual and spiritual communion.  It encompasses the three great mysteries of Emily Dickinson’s life: her agonized love poetry of the early 1860’s, her partial blindness in1863 – 1865, and her subsequent withdrawal from the world.

James Sulzer is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a Yale National Scholar. He is the author of Nantucket Daybreak (Walker and Co.) and the memoir Mom Comes Home. He has produced countless “sonic id’s” for National Public Radio, some of which aired on Ira Glass’s This American Life. He has spent the past 40 years of his life reading, living with, and cherishing the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Meet the Author: Adam Braun

Adam Braun
Adam Braun

Thursday, February 5th at 7 p.m.

Adam Braun, author of The Promise of a Pencil, will be our featured speaker.

In The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary ChangeBraun chronicles his round-the-world adventure through dozens of countries in search of his calling and explains how every person can unlock their own extraordinary journey to success and significance. Each chapter tells the story of an important lesson learned—lessons that everyone can apply—to discover their own sense of passion, purpose and meaning.

About the Author

Adam Braun is the founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has built more than two hundred schools around the world. In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and Wired magazine’s 50 People Who Will Change the World. He is a graduate of Brown University and a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges, and Fortune 1000 companies. He currently resides in New York City.

A book signing will follow the authors’ presentations. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Annual Meeting & Kate Manning's Author Visit


On November 1, 2014, we held our Annual Meeting of the Friends of Darien Library. (If you want to skip past the meeting, go to the 23:06 mark.)

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