Medicare Demystified

Image courtesy of flickr user 401(K) 2013
Image courtesy of flickr user 401(K) 2013

Thursday, February 12th at 6 p.m.

Medicare is an insurance program unlike any you’ve encountered.  To get the most out of your Medicare coverage, participants must fully understand the available options.  This talk will Demystify Medicare and provide practical advice for making the best decisions when choosing your Medicare plan.

About the Presenter

Ronald Kahan MD, a sought-after health care consultant and lecturer, is an associate clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine who has practiced medicine for over thirty years.  After receiving his BA from Yale and his MD from Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, he completed his residency in dermatology at Harvard combined hospitals.  Dr. Kahan is also one of the millions of Americans now covered by Medicare.

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

'Behind the Orange Curtain' - Film Screening and Discussion

Behind the Orange Curtain
Behind the Orange Curtain

Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m.

This event has been postponed due to weather. Rescheduling information will be released as soon as possible.

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Please join us for a screening of the award winning documentary Behind the Orange Curtain as we take an in-depth look at the prescription drug epidemic among California teens and what is means for Darien youth. The event will include refreshments, panel discussion and thoughtful conversation.

Jamison Monroe, Executive Producer, Maud Purcell, Founder of the Life Solution Center and Dr. Sandra Gomez will field questions from the audience.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

This event is cosponsored with Newport Academy and the Life Solution Center of Darien.

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Friday Night Feature - 'The Judge'

Friday, January 30th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.The Judge (2014) Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, and Leighton Meester; Rated R; 142 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, Robert Duvall, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening in January.

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Meet Us On Main Street

Caroline and Sally show us what they're reading!
Caroline and Sally show us what they're reading!

Wednesday, January 28th at 11 a.m.

Let the experts share what's new and hot in the world of books, movies, audiobooks, articles, and everything in between! Join us for this weekly informal chat to share what you’re reading and get suggestions on what to check out next. 

Small Business Tuesday - The Myths and Realities of Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Image courtesy Flickr user Flazingo Photos
Image courtesy Flickr user Flazingo Photos

Tuesday, February 10th from 6 to 8 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30

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This workshop provides information on how to create a nonprofit organization.  The session will cover the legal requirements of filing for tax exempt status and will focus on the steps a new nonprofit can take to create a successful organization.

Participants will learn: 

• The federal and state requirements for creating a nonprofit organization
• How to get started in planning and launching a new nonprofit
• How to set up a basic administrative platform for your nonprofit
•Local resources available to help nonprofits

About the speakers

Cynthia L. Russell is Principal of CrossSector Partners, a management consulting firm specializing in providing services to nonprofit organizations. Maurice K. Segall is Director of the New York and Fairfield County, CT, Program for Pro Bono Partnership, and organization that provides direct legal services to nonprofit groups and educational resources to help new nonprofits.

This workshop is presented by SCORE Fairfield County.

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

Friday Night Feature - 'The Trip to Italy'

Friday, February 6th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.The Trip to Italy (2014) Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, and Rosie Fellner; Rated NR; 108 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy. Once again, the two comedy buddies/rivals take the landscape as well as the cuisine of that country in a trip filled with witty repartee and personal insecurities. Along the way, their own professional and personal lives comes in as these slightly older men's friendship comes through.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

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

Film Screening: 'Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House'

Sunday, February 8th at 2 p.m.

Join us for a film screening of the HBO documentary Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House. Rory Kennedy, daughter of Robert F; Kennedy and niece of former President John F. Kennedy, profiles legendary White House journalist Helen Thomas in this documentary tribute to the woman who has build an entire career of keeping America informed about the latest happenings in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this film, please watch the trailer.

This program is cosponsored with The League of Women Voters.

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Friday Night Feature - 'Fed Up'

Friday, February 13th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.Fed Up (2014) Starring Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, and Joe Lopez; Rated PG; 92 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Stephanie Soechtig's documentary Fed Up, narrated by Katie Couric, presents the case that the food industry and the government have acted together in order to change the eating habits of America in a way that has led to widespread obesity in children

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

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Wednesday Matinee - 'The Good Lie'

Wednesday, February 18th at 1:30 - The Good Lie (2014) Starring Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, and Sarah Baker; Rated PG-13; 110 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Four Sudanese children are orphaned after their village is massacred in the Second Sudanese Civil War. Consequently, they make an arduous and dangerous trek through the plains, enduring hardship, death and sacrifice all the way until they reach safety in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Years later, these youths are among 3600 selected for resettlement in America, only to have the one girl among them sent to Boston, while the three boys must to make a new life in Kansas City. Together, these young men must adjust to an alien culture even as the emotional baggage of their past haunts them. However, these newcomers, and their new friends like employment counselor Carrie Davis, strive to understand each other in this new home, as they make peace with their histories in a challenge that will change all their lives.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

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Friday Night Feature - 'St. Vincent'

Friday, February 20th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.St. Vincent (2014) Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, and Chris O'Dowd; Rated PG-13; 103 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Ted Melfi's comedy St. Vincent stars Bill Murray as a crusty old man who ends up caring for the son of his new neighbor (Melissa McCarthy). Although he's a cynic who gambles, drinks, and frequents strip clubs, Vincent turns out to be exactly the mentor the 12-year-old kid needs as the young one adjusts to his parents' divorce, and life at a new school.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

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

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