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August 2017

Qigong/Tai Chi

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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NASA Live Streaming Solar Eclipse

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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All of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun when the moon will pass between the sun and Earth and block all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. Anyone within the path of totality can see the full solar eclipse, and those of us in New Canaan will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. To…

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Lunchtime Meditation

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

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Qigong/Tai Chi

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Crafternoon: Lotus Lantern Craft Workshop

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Get in touch with your creative side at New Canaan Library. Crafternoon is an opportunity to explore different artistic mediums and get crafty. Try your hand at decoupage or print making one month, then sculpting or painting the next. This month, the Members of Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will help participants make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. Traditional Korean refreshments will be served. A short documentary film on Korean artistic tradition will…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Digital Library Drop-In: Mango

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Are you one of the millions of people who read e-books and listen to audio conveniently on your phone or tablet? Or would you like to, but don't quite know where to begin? Whatever your comfort level with digital content and devices, we are here to help! Our new Digital Library Drop-In program targets a specific topic each session, from digital downloads of ebooks and magazines via specific apps, to e-audio and our new Mango language program. Come to the…

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Lunchtime Meditation

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

August 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

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September 2017

Qigong/Tai Chi

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Lunchtime Meditation

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

Find out more »

Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

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Authors @ New Canaan Library: Kate Fagan

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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From noted espnW commentator and sports journalist Kate Fagan comes the story of Maddy Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today. Her struggle with depression reveals the mounting pressure young people face to be perfect, especially in an age of relentless connectivity and social media saturation. REGISTER HERE Kate Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and…

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From Villain to Hero: China’s Role in the Illegal Ivory Trade

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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What is left of Africa’s elephant population is threatened by poachers who sell the animals’ tusks in the illegal ivory trade. In 2012, China was characterized as the world’s greatest villain when it came to smuggled ivory. Four years later, China announced it would completely shut down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017. This decision was hailed by conservation groups as “historic” and a “game-changer” for the future of elephants. What is behind this movement, and what…

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Japanese Language Meetup

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join our Japanese Language Meetup on the first and third Thursdays of the month. This class is intended to help students develop their conversational Japanese skills. Anyone who is motivated to learn Japanese language and culture is welcome! Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Gentle Yoga

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a calming session of gentle yoga with instructor Amanda Faulkner. Stretch, inhale, and exhale your way to a whole new you this New Year. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Qigong/Tai Chi

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Crafternoon: Pompoms and Tassels

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Get in touch with your creative side at New Canaan Library. Crafternoon is an opportunity to explore different artistic mediums and get crafty. Try your hand at decoupage or print making one month, then sculpting or painting the next. Use yarn to make fun pompom and tassel accessories in this craft workshop lead by Abby Walker. This is a good project for textile enthusiasts with no experience as well as for knitters and crocheters looking for new ways to use…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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ArtScapades presents the Italians: From Late Gothic to High Renaissance

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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ArtScapades returns to New Canaan Library for 2017-2018 with a series titled A New Look at Old Masters. In the Fall, ArtScapades will present three lectures exploring the Renaissance Period in Art, and in the Spring will give three lectures on art’s Baroque Period. In The Italians, ArtScapades details the styles of the great Italian artists who worked in the 15th and 16th centuries, and laid the foundation for the development of western art. This lecture chronicles the lives of…

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Chinese Language Meetup

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join our Chinese Language Meetup every second and fourth Monday of the month with instructor Lucy Gao. This class is intended to help students develop basic and conversational Chinese skills. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Book Lists: Keeping Track of Checkouts and What you Want to Read Next

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come join Reference Librarian Eliana Baldino to learn how to keep track of your reading lists. You will learn how to activate your Reading History in Encore (the library’s digital catalog), as well as set up a Goodreads account, where you will create booklists of what you have read, are reading, and want to read in the future. Laptops will be provided to participants. REGISTER HERE  

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Glass House Presents: Frederick Noyes on the Noyes House

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join architect Fred Noyes for a lecture about his childhood home, the Noyes House (1954) in New Canaan. Designed by Eliot Noyes and included on the National Register of Historic Places, the house's unique composition — two enclosures for public and private functions connected by an open air courtyard — remains highly provocative. Fred will analyze the intent and design of the house in comparison to the Glass House (1949), designed by Philip Johnson. Eliot Noyes was one of an informal network of Modern architects later…

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Lunchtime Meditation

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

Find out more »

Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

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Plugging Into Podcasts

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Podcasts are soaring in popularity, so if audio is your preferred path to knowledge and entertainment it's time to learn more about this growing trend. Whether it's international issues on The Wall Street Journal podcasts, personal interviews on NPR's Fresh Air or relationships explained on The New York Times Modern Love podcast there's so much to listen to and learn about! Want to learn more about podcasts? If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device you can sign up…

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Authors @ New Canaan Library: Fiona Davis

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Address tells two, eventually intertwining, stories that take place 100 years apart. In 1884, Sara Smythe is head housekeeper at London’s Langham Hotel when she accepts an offer to work at the Dakota, just opening in the wilds of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In 1985, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities. Fresh out of rehab, the former party girl and interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by…

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World Events, History, and Culture Book Group

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture. This month’s book is: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel. This book tells the little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.

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Cyber Security: Protecting Your Personal Information in the Digital Age

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Anyone concerned with protecting their identity and personal information from theft and misuse will benefit from this class. Participants gain insights into the techniques used by cyber criminals to steal individual’s identity and learn various techniques to enhance their own security when choosing user ids,  passwords and “shared secrets” when accessing the Internet. In this seminar participants will gain a basic understanding of what identity is, the risks of sharing personal information in social media and other websites, and learn various…

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Tree Identification Walking Tour

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join naturalist Katherine Wagner-Reiss as she shares easy ways to recognize the various types of trees that are planted on South Avenue right here in New Canaan. Learn local history, like which tree seeds were used as a coffee substitute during the Civil War. REGISTER HERE This program can accommodate up to 25 participants. Please be aware, this tour will require participants to be standing and walking for a full hour. This program is recommended for participants who are at…

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French Language Meetup

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a free-flowing French language exchange to practice your already acquired French language and conversation skills with instructor Colette Cote. The class meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Due to the conversational nature of this language exchange, the program is conducted in French and participants are expected to already have a strong grasp of the language and possess a certain level of comfort conversing. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to…

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Gentle Yoga

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a calming session of gentle yoga with instructor Amanda Faulkner. Stretch, inhale, and exhale your way to a whole new you this New Year. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Qigong/Tai Chi

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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PAWS Pet Adoption Drive

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a fun filled family friendly afternoon! PAWS & New Canaan Library are teaming up to bring you: Paws for Animals. PAWS will bring a variety of their adoptable pets for you to meet. Adoption counselors will also be available to help visitors learn about the adoption process and answer any questions about the animals. No registration required.

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Qigong/Tai Chi

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Spanish Language Meetup

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a free-flowing Spanish Language Meetup on the First and Third Mondays of the month. This class is best suited for students who have some experience with Spanish and want to practice language and conversation skills. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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You’ve Got A Story To Tell: Memoir Writing Class

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2017

Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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You’ve Got A Story To Tell is designed to foster a person’s desire to write the stories of their life.  The weekly meetings will consist of in-class writing exercises and homework that will be shared among participants.

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History of Silvermine with Author Samuel Schmitt

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn about the rich history of the nearby Silvermine neighborhood and artist colony. Local author Samuel Schmitt will present a talk and slide show on the history of Silvermine based on his book, Silvermine, part of the “Images of America” series printed by Arcadia Publishing. He will trace the history of the neighborhood with special emphasis on the early Silvermine artists. REGISTER HERE Samuel Schmitt is the grandson of the painter Carl Schmitt, who was one of the early members…

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Lunchtime Meditation

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

Find out more »

Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

Find out more »

Japanese Language Meetup

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join our Japanese Language Meetup on the first and third Thursdays of the month. This class is intended to help students develop their conversational Japanese skills. Anyone who is motivated to learn Japanese language and culture is welcome! Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Wildlife and Suburban Pollution with Peabody Museum Director Dr. Skelly

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Abnormal frogs are hopping around in America’s suburbs, and Peabody Museum Director Dr. David Skelly is on the case. Frogs are among the most common and widely distributed animals living throughout suburban landscapes, and now those amphibians are starting to show both male and female physical traits, with deformities in up to one out of every five animals in suburban environments. This leads to questions about how suburban environments affect wild animals, and what that means for humans. REGISTER HERE…

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Gentle Yoga

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a calming session of gentle yoga with instructor Amanda Faulkner. Stretch, inhale, and exhale your way to a whole new you this New Year. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Find out more »

Qigong/Tai Chi

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Digital Library Drop-In

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until July 30, 2018

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Do you have questions on using our digital library? Learn how to download e-books, e-audio books, magazines and more with our new Digital Library Drop-In program! Each session will target a specific app. Come to the session you're most interested in, or come to them all - and discover the ease of digital reading or listening! Last Monday of the month, drop in between the hours of 2-4 pm. This month's topic is to be determined.

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My Nigeria: An Insider’s Look

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Nigerian people hold strong ties to their families, clans, tribes, and country, and it doesn’t take long for foreign residents to feel the same bond. So in 1962, when 21 year old Catherine Onyemelukwe launches her two-year adventure with the Peace Corps, she has no idea what the African country has in store. Her memoir, Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad, revisits her two years overseas that became twenty-four, during which her experiences brim with friendships, students, travels…

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Chinese Language Meetup

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join our Chinese Language Meetup every second and fourth Monday of the month with instructor Lucy Gao. This class is intended to help students develop basic and conversational Chinese skills. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Authors @ New Canaan Library: Wendy Walker

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us as Wendy Walker discusses her new book, Emma in the Night. One night, teenage sisters Cass and Emma disappear from their affluent, suburban home. Three years later, with just the clothes on her back and no evidence of where she’s been, Cass returns – without her sister. She talks of kidnapping and isolation, and a mysterious island where the two were held. But her story has holes – and it’s up to forensic psychologist Dr. Abby Winter to find…

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You’ve Got A Story To Tell: Memoir Writing Class

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2017

Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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You’ve Got A Story To Tell is designed to foster a person’s desire to write the stories of their life.  The weekly meetings will consist of in-class writing exercises and homework that will be shared among participants.

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Lunchtime Meditation

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

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Music @ New Canaan Library: Hotter than a Pepper Sprout

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Like Johnny Cash and June Carter ("We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout"), get swept away by your love of country during the dog days of summer. This concert by duo Nina Et Cetera focuses on classic country and blues with songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Gershwin and many others. REGISTER HERE The two members of musical duo Nina Et Cetera,…

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French Language Meetup

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a free-flowing French language exchange to practice your already acquired French language and conversation skills with instructor Colette Cote. The class meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Due to the conversational nature of this language exchange, the program is conducted in French and participants are expected to already have a strong grasp of the language and possess a certain level of comfort conversing. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to…

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Gentle Yoga

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a calming session of gentle yoga with instructor Amanda Faulkner. Stretch, inhale, and exhale your way to a whole new you this New Year. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Qigong/Tai Chi

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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New Canaan Memoir Group Reading

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us as members of the local memoir writing group read samples of their work aloud for attendees to hear. REGISTER HERE The New Canaan Library Memoir Writing Group meets every second Wednesday from 10am to 12pm, from September to June at New Canaan Library. All writers are welcome. Members read their stories in a supportive environment, where are no critiques, lectures or exercises. The group was started in 2010 and since 2011 the group has published a collection of…

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October 2017

Saving a Species

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Take an inside look into what can be done to save an endangered species in this presentation by The Wolf Conservation Center, a participant in the Species Survival Plan and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf.

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Qigong/Tai Chi

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Spanish Language Meetup

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a free-flowing Spanish Language Meetup on the First and Third Mondays of the month. This class is best suited for students who have some experience with Spanish and want to practice language and conversation skills. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Authors @ New Canaan Library: Jessica Shattuck

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resistor murdered in the failed July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. The Women in the Castle is a dramatic yet…

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You’ve Got A Story To Tell: Memoir Writing Class

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2017

Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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You’ve Got A Story To Tell is designed to foster a person’s desire to write the stories of their life.  The weekly meetings will consist of in-class writing exercises and homework that will be shared among participants.

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Lunchtime Meditation

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

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Walgreens Flu Shot Clinic

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library is teaming up with Walgreens this flu season to outsmart the sniffles and provide convenient flu vaccinations. Standard and preservative free flu shots will be available, as well as the high dose influenza vaccine. The flu shot is free with insurance, or $30 without insurance coverage. No registration is required; drop in any time between 1-3pm.

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

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Japanese Language Meetup

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join our Japanese Language Meetup on the first and third Thursdays of the month. This class is intended to help students develop their conversational Japanese skills. Anyone who is motivated to learn Japanese language and culture is welcome! Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Gentle Yoga

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a calming session of gentle yoga with instructor Amanda Faulkner. Stretch, inhale, and exhale your way to a whole new you this New Year. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Qigong/Tai Chi

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Chinese Language Meetup

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join our Chinese Language Meetup every second and fourth Monday of the month with instructor Lucy Gao. This class is intended to help students develop basic and conversational Chinese skills. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Music @ New Canaan Library: Vyacheslav Gryaznov

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Enjoy an evening of Russian classical music with Carnegie Hall performing pianist and Moscow Conservatory faculty member Vyacheslav Gryaznov. The program will include his transcriptions of pieces by composers Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Glinka. Mr. Gryaznov will take time to answer a few questions from the audience at the end of the performance. REGISTER HERE Vyacheslav Gryaznov graduated with honors from the Moscow State Conservatory. He continued at the Moscow Conservatory as a post-graduate student, and is now on the teaching…

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You’ve Got A Story To Tell: Memoir Writing Class

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2017

Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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You’ve Got A Story To Tell is designed to foster a person’s desire to write the stories of their life.  The weekly meetings will consist of in-class writing exercises and homework that will be shared among participants.

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Lunchtime Meditation

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

Find out more »

Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

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French Language Meetup

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a free-flowing French language exchange to practice your already acquired French language and conversation skills with instructor Colette Cote. The class meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Due to the conversational nature of this language exchange, the program is conducted in French and participants are expected to already have a strong grasp of the language and possess a certain level of comfort conversing. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to…

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Gentle Yoga

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a calming session of gentle yoga with instructor Amanda Faulkner. Stretch, inhale, and exhale your way to a whole new you this New Year. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Qigong/Tai Chi

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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ArtScapades presents The Italian Renaissance: From Masculine Tradition to a Woman’s Perspective

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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ArtScapades continues its fall series A New Look at Old Masters with a look at the Italian Renaissance: From Masculine Tradition to a Woman’s Perspective. ArtScapades will discuss women artists who were highly talented but underappreciated. They will look at Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Sofonsiba nguissola, and Sister Plautilla Nelli. REGISTER HERE

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Spanish Language Meetup

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a free-flowing Spanish Language Meetup on the First and Third Mondays of the month. This class is best suited for students who have some experience with Spanish and want to practice language and conversation skills. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Carl Faberge and the Russian Imperial Family

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Carl Faberge is best known for his series of 50 Imperial Easter Eggs crafted for the wives of the last two tsars of Russia, Alexander III and Nicholas II. They are considered the absolute pinnacle of the Faberge’s art, fetching many millions at auction. Thousands of objects were produced by the House of Faberge for European Royalty, Eastern monarchs and American elite.  Join us for a discussion with Dr. Géza von Habsburg and learn about the very special relationship between Faberge and the Russian Imperial…

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You’ve Got A Story To Tell: Memoir Writing Class

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2017

Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

You’ve Got A Story To Tell is designed to foster a person’s desire to write the stories of their life.  The weekly meetings will consist of in-class writing exercises and homework that will be shared among participants.

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Lunchtime Meditation

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

Find out more »

Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

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Into the Heart of Cuba

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will present his latest photo documentary and lecture entitled “Into the Heart of Cuba”.

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The Electoral College

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The recent presidential election revived interest in the history and controversy surrounding the Electoral College. Yet many of our fellow citizens still do not seem to understand this misunderstood aspect of the constitution. Learn how the Electoral College was formed and the role in plays in government today in the lecture by Professor Mark Albertson. REGISTER HERE Mark Albertson is a historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine. He is also the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.…

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Japanese Language Meetup

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join our Japanese Language Meetup on the first and third Thursdays of the month. This class is intended to help students develop their conversational Japanese skills. Anyone who is motivated to learn Japanese language and culture is welcome! Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

Find out more »

Gentle Yoga

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a calming session of gentle yoga with instructor Amanda Faulkner. Stretch, inhale, and exhale your way to a whole new you this New Year. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Authors @ New Canaan Library: Peter Hellman

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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True crime pairs well with fine wine in the astonishing story of Rudy Kurniawan, perhaps the most notorious wine forger in history. After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Kurniawan quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy—dating as far back as 1945—were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982.…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

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The Geopolitics of Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for an overview of the geopolitics and history of Russia, Ukraine and Crimea. As Ukraine grew from a wealthy Slavic trading city on the shores of the Dnieper River, it gave rise to Russia from the beginnings of a Kievan-Rus state. Virtually land-locked during the winters, Russia needed access to a warm water port for trade. At the same time, its location on the Great Eurasian Plain made it subject to land invasion from both the east and…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A gentle Body-Mind-Spirit cultivation which consists of series of slow, meditative and dance like movements which help to increase stamina and vitality; reduce stress; enhance the immune system; better balance; and improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Lucy L. Gao was born in Tianjin, China. She is a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor who graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Lucy is also a certified Yoga Instructor. Besides teaching Qigong/ Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Lucy…

Find out more »

Chinese Language Meetup

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join our Chinese Language Meetup every second and fourth Monday of the month with instructor Lucy Gao. This class is intended to help students develop basic and conversational Chinese skills. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to register once. REGISTER HERE

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Jonathan Kruk: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us as master storyteller Jonathan Kruk gives a dramatic retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” REGISTER HERE Jonathan Kruk, master storyteller, is well known in the metropolitan area for enchanting school children with story theater, entertaining adults with local lore, and entertaining all with dramatic retellings of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “A Christmas Carol.” Jonathan’s been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Al-Jazeera America, The O’Reilly Factor, the National Geographic and History Channels. He…

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Lunchtime Meditation

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

Find out more »

Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects.

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Authors @ New Canaan Library: Joseph A. Williams

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "Laurentic", a British ship laden with forty-four tons of Allied gold that was sunk off the coast of Ireland. The Sunken Gold tells the story of the epic struggle by divers from the British Navy to recover the treasure and break into sunken U-boats looking for codes, ciphers, and other secret documents. Their mission to recover the gold was highly successful with 99% of the treasure found…however, there are…

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French Language Meetup

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a free-flowing French language exchange to practice your already acquired French language and conversation skills with instructor Colette Cote. The class meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Due to the conversational nature of this language exchange, the program is conducted in French and participants are expected to already have a strong grasp of the language and possess a certain level of comfort conversing. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but only have to…

Find out more »

Gentle Yoga

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a calming session of gentle yoga with instructor Amanda Faulkner. Stretch, inhale, and exhale your way to a whole new you this New Year. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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