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Friends Committees :  To volunteer for a Committee click on "Join the Friends" above.

Selects and arranges exhibits in the Library's H. Pelham Curtis Gallery.  Click here for information on how to submit your artwork.
Susie Salomon, Chair; Susan LaPerla, Staff Liaison

Organizes and plans twice-yearly Book Sales, as well as the on-going book sale on the lower level.  Proceeds from the Book Sales support the Friends' sponsored Library events.


Our former coordinator has stepped down after several years of dedicated service. We’ve got a great team of volunteers and New Canaan Library is now looking for a keen volunteer (or two) to take on the coordination and running of our book sale program. If you love books, are a good organizer, can work well with others including clear delegation of tasks – and you’ve got time to give, we’d love to hear from you!

   Contact Lisa Oldham, our Executive Director by email at:



BOOK DISCUSSION  ("Books & Bagels")
Provides a monthly forum for those who enjoy reading and talking about books.

Creates and schedules special events and performances for young people.
 Rose Marie Zaharek, Staff Liaison

Organizes periodic movie screenings and film discussions.
George McEvoy, Chair; Jeff Zaino, Staff Liaison

Arranges the Notes in Mid-Winter Series of five concerts on Sunday afternoons in January and Febraury, and the Summer Concert in June. Click here for information on performing at our concerts. View a slideshow of our 2012 series>>

Wendy Kerner-Lucas, Chair; Lauren Phillips, Staff Liaison