100 Years on the Corner of Main & Cherry

Category: Music

Join us for the 100th Anniversary of New Canaan Library at the corner of Main & Cherry Streets!  There will be interesting displays and events all day.

New Canaan Library welcomes the entire community on Sunday, January 13, 2013,  for a celebration of the Library’s 100 year anniversary of the laying of the legacy building’s cornerstone. Patrons and guests are invited to join in the fun and learn the history of this special New Canaan landmark, with events and displays throughout the library.

What were we reading 100 years ago? What was happening in the world? Timelines and visual displays, a “time capsule” and fascinating library artifacts will highlight the Library – and the ways of the world – in decades gone by.  The Library’s Notes in MidWinter concert series will open the celebration, with a 2:00 pm performance by the Glorian Duo Plus One, featuring Wendy Kerner, harp, Donna Milanovich, flute, and guest artist Liuh-Wen Ting, viola.

The Children’s area will offer many activities, beginning at 2:00 p.m. with a special “period” storytime, featuring classic children’s tales.  Throughout the afternoon children can enjoy cupcakes, ongoing arts and crafts, and coloring. Fun for parents, too, will be posters displaying the popular books, toys, games and television shows of each of the 10 decades. Please register for the children's activities by calling 203-594-5002.

The day’s celebration will conclude with cake and refreshments for all at 4:00 p.m., and farewell remarks by Alice Knapp, Executive Director. The Library will also take the opportunity to recognize long-time Library supporters Hud and Pat Stoddard by naming them honorary, lifetime trustees. The Library will continue the celebration throughout January by making “100 Years at the Corner of Cherry and Main” the topic for its monthly “Let’s Talk About”  outreach program for seniors.