October at the Library is full of wonderful events, programs, and arrivals. As the headline states, our month includes diaries, intelligence, and madness. Allow me to clarify that.
On Sunday, October 4th at 5:30 p.m., A. J. Jacobs, the author of The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment will be here as we kick off our Fall Author Series. A few of us have had the opportunity to meet A. J. (and his wife, "the saint")...and have read the new book. We are ecstatic that he agreed to come to Darien Library to speak! (Note to self: I must tell him how I made a spectacle of myself howling with laughter while reading The Guinea Pig Diaries...on Metro North.) Let this serve as a warning to you about selecting an appropriate place to read this hilarious book and also as a friendly reminder that you don't want to miss this event! (Did you catch him last week on the Colbert Report? Very cool gig.)
On Sunday, October 18th at 5:30 p.m., Professor John Wargo, Chair of Environmental Studies, Yale University will be here to present Green Intelligence: Creating Environments that Protect Human Health. Professor Wargo will talk about the risk of toxic exposures and the health threat, particularly on children. Though his sobering assessment of the impact of toxic chemicals on human health is frightening, he also proposes clear solutions, and outlines practical protective measures and guidelines. Click here for all the details about the program. Sounds like another "must."
On Thursday, October 22nd at 7 p.m., Lucinda Scala Quinn, the author of Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys will be our speaker as our Fall Author Series continues. Earlier this year, my favorite cookbook was Giulia Melucci's I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. Now I have a new favorite to add to my small but well-used and well-loved cookbook collection! Click here to read all about my Mad Hungry madness. (I cannot hide my enthusiasm over this one - I've already ordered copies that I'm giving as Christmas gifts (and, of course, I'll get them all signed when she's here on the 22nd!).)
There is so much going on in October. This just scratches the surface. Please check our Events post for even more October events.