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October 2017

Qigong/Tai Chi

October 21 @ 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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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
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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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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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The Chinese Language Meetup regularly meets every second and fourth Monday of the month. This class is intended to help students develop conversational Mandarin Chinese skills, and it is best suited for students who have some experience speaking Chinese. 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
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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 Workshop: Santa Sacks

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to make a giant drawstring gift bag to keep presents under wraps until they are ready to be revealed. This simple design is great for beginners, but it’s best if participants have some experience using a sewing machine. All materials will be provided; participants must be 11 years old or older. This program is full. This workshop is limited to five participants.

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Understanding Islam and Muslims

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us as Aida Mansoor covers the basics of Islam—what Islam is, who Muslims are, the demographics, beliefs, and worship practices-in her presentation "Understanding Islam and Muslims." She will also talk about the terms Shariah and Jihad. This lecture intends to address the misconceptions and the stereotypes of Islam. REGISTER HERE Aida Mansoor has been doing presentations on "Understanding Islam and Muslims" since 1999. She is committed to building bridges of understanding and was President of the Muslim Coalition of…

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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 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 still…

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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
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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 27 @ 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. 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 28 @ 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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Salant Lecture with Jeff Fager

October 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Jeff Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes, will go behind the scenes to reveal the secrets of the program’s success as he presents his book Fifty Years of 60 Minutes. Fifty Years of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from its almost accidental birth through five decades of in-depth reporting. Jeff zeroes in on the stories that changed history–from the tobacco industry expose to the revelatory interview with scandal–plagued Bill Clinton-the ones that set the standard…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

October 30 @ 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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Mickey Mantle: A Personal Perspective with Tom Molito

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a unique perspective on Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Tom Molito is the Pound Ridge author of Mickey Mantle: Inside and Outside the Lines (2016) and owner of Cabin Fever Entertainment. He also was a personal friend of Mantle, and helped write the filmed farewell speech which aired at Yankee Stadium in 1995 a few weeks before the legendary player’s death that August. A fan that became a friend, Tom offers…

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MakerLab Semester: Silk Screen Printing

October 31 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This week we are exploring silk screen printing. For ages 8+. Please register>>   MakerLab Semester Take part in a semester of hands-on exploration in the MakerLab. Every Tuesday from October 3 through November 21 will feature a new topic and project.

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November 2017

Lunchtime Meditation

November 1 @ 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

November 1 @ 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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Japanese Language Meetup

November 2 @ 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

November 3 @ 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. 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

November 4 @ 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: Embroidery

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plaut 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. REGISTER HERE This month our crafternoon focus will be: Chicken Scratch Embroidery. This vintage embroidery method was very popular in the 1930-1950s and was done on gingham cloth. Straight stitching, cross stitching, and a tiny bit of surface stitching produces something…

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Learn to Sew for Adults: Potholders

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn to use a sewing machine and practice by making your very own potholder in this class taught by instructor Lee Ann Mistretta. By the end of this introductory class session, participants will be able to wind a bobbin, thread a sewing machine, stitch a straight line, change stitches and stitch lengths, and correct some simple mistakes.

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Music @ New Canaan Library: Hiroya Tsukamoto

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. His style of performing is described as cinematic guitar poetry: a blend of folk, jazz and Japanese roots, creating a unique and powerful sound. Hiroya also introduces some Japanese folk music with the stories behind the songs. REGISTER HERE Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He moved to the U.S. when he received…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

November 6 @ 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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Muslims of America: a Photo Series by Carlos Khalil Guzman

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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“Muslims of America” is a portrait photo series created by Carlos Khalil Guzman, a New York based photographer. The photos are dedicated to capturing the diversity of the Muslim community in the United States and bringing to light the beauty and truthfulness of Islam while countering Islamophobia.

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Spanish Language Meetup

November 6 @ 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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Lunchtime Meditation

November 8 @ 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

November 8 @ 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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Interplay: Karen Dow & Lori Glavin

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library presents “Interplay” by artists Karen Dow & Lori Glavin on view in the Curtis Gallery from November 9 to December 31. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 9, 6:00-8:00pm. A Q&A with the artist will begin at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Images: Karen Dow, Lookout, monoprint with collage, 14" x 14"; Lori Glavin, Tidy House, collage on paper, 7' x 56"

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French Language Meetup

November 9 @ 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

November 10 @ 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. 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

November 11 @ 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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Candle Rolling Workshop

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Gain a greater understanding of honeybee life and where beeswax comes from in this hands-on candle rolling workshop. Beeswax candles burn slowly, smell fantastic, and contain a highest quality wick. Each participant will roll two candles – they can keep their candles or place in gift bag provided and give as a gift. This program can accommodate 20 participants. REGISTER HERE Sharyn Farrell is a Beekeeper's Assistant and co-owner of The Bee Happy Co. with her husband, Ned Farrell. She…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

November 13 @ 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 Northern Renaissance: From Big Picture to Minute Details

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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ArtScapades finishes off its fall series A New Look at Old Masters with The Northern Renaissance: From Big Picture to Minute Details. In The Northern Renaissance, ArtScapades explains how as Renaissance art styles moved through northern Europe, they were adapted to local customs. This lecture details the lives and works of Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein the Younger, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. REGISTER HERE

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Chinese Language Meetup

November 13 @ 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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Lunchtime Meditation

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Children’s Program 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. **This week's meditation has been moved to…

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

November 15 @ 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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Japanese Language Meetup

November 16 @ 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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Partisan Fighting in WWII: Perspectives From a Former Guerilla Soldier

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a lecture by Paul Strassman on his experience as a fifteen year old who joined a partisan unit in September 1944 to derail German trains on a strategic railroad in Slovakia. Paul stayed with the partisans until the end of war when he joined the Czechoslovakian army. REGISTER HERE Paul Strassmann arrived in the United States in 1948. His career includes 42 years as chief computer executive for Xerox, the US Department of Defense, and NASA. He received…

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Fall Book Sale

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on November 19, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 20, 2017 at 1:00pm

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The book sale begins on Friday, November 17 from 9 am - 5 pm with early bird 9 - 11 am admission for a fee of $15.  Early bird numbers will be handed out beginning at 8 am Friday morning. The sale continues on Saturday, November 18  from 9 am - 5 pm and on Sunday, November 19 from 12 pm - 4 pm. On Monday, November 20 from 1 pm to 6 pm the Library will offer its traditional $5 bag…

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CANCELLED: Gentle Yoga

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and foam blocks to this free class. No registration required.

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Fall Book Sale

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on November 19, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 20, 2017 at 1:00pm

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The book sale begins on Friday, November 17 from 9 am - 5 pm with early bird 9 - 11 am admission for a fee of $15.  Early bird numbers will be handed out beginning at 8 am Friday morning. The sale continues on Saturday, November 18  from 9 am - 5 pm and on Sunday, November 19 from 12 pm - 4 pm. On Monday, November 20 from 1 pm to 6 pm the Library will offer its traditional $5 bag…

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Cancelled – Qigong/Tai Chi

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This session of Qigong/Tai Chi has been cancelled. We will resume or normal schedule shortly.

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Fall Book Sale

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 19, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 20, 2017 at 1:00pm

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The book sale begins on Friday, November 17 from 9 am - 5 pm with early bird 9 - 11 am admission for a fee of $15.  Early bird numbers will be handed out beginning at 8 am Friday morning. The sale continues on Saturday, November 18  from 9 am - 5 pm and on Sunday, November 19 from 12 pm - 4 pm. On Monday, November 20 from 1 pm to 6 pm the Library will offer its traditional $5 bag…

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Cancelled – Qigong/Tai Chi

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This session of Qigong/Tai Chi has been cancelled. We will resume or normal schedule shortly.

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Fall Book Sale

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on November 19, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 20, 2017 at 1:00pm

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The book sale begins on Friday, November 17 from 9 am - 5 pm with early bird 9 - 11 am admission for a fee of $15.  Early bird numbers will be handed out beginning at 8 am Friday morning. The sale continues on Saturday, November 18  from 9 am - 5 pm and on Sunday, November 19 from 12 pm - 4 pm. On Monday, November 20 from 1 pm to 6 pm the Library will offer its traditional $5 bag…

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Spanish Language Meetup

November 20 @ 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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Introduction to Beading with Art & Soul

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to design and finish your own unique bracelet.  Art & Soul will teach you how to combine different colors and types of beads in interesting ways to create a unique bracelet. 

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Lunchtime Meditation

November 22 @ 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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Qigong/Tai Chi

November 25 @ 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

November 27 @ 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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Chinese Language Meetup

November 27 @ 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: Eva Dillon

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us as Eva Dillon discusses her new memoir. Spies in the Family is a true-life spy thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer. At the height of Cold War tensions between the US and the USSR, the Americans had a secret weapon—a Soviet double agent who rose to the rank of general and passed intelligence which most likely averted a nuclear showdown. Reporting from the inside, Eva Dillon breaks the incredible story of her CIA officer father, his GRU asset, and their remarkable relationship.

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Glass House Presents: Never Built New York

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin for a conversation about Never Built New York, an exhibition at the Queens Museum that presents 200 years of visionary architectural and urban designs for New York City that never came to be, all brought to life for the first time with original drawings, renderings, newly commissioned models, and 3D visualizations.

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The Merits of Eye Movement Therapy with Clinical Social Worker Rona Wall

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Can eye movements treat psychological trauma? Rona Wall will describe Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), the symptoms it’s used to treat, the method itself, and how it works. She will give examples and provide video demonstrations of the technique. Questions and discussion is encouraged, with time at the end for a Q & A session. REGISTER HERE Rona Wall has a BA in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta and an MSW from the University of Kansas School of Social Work. After receiving…

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Lunchtime Meditation

November 29 @ 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

November 29 @ 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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Calligraphy Workshop

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters to transform what you write into a work of art. Developed long ago and used for thousands of years, calligraphy now includes countless alphabet styles. Participants will get familiar with the instruments of calligraphy (the calligrapher’s pen, template sheet, and calligraphy paper). With a little practice to gain some skill, learn the basics of calligraphy, and have a beautiful interpretation of your name by your own hand! Each attendee also takes home their…

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December 2017

Gentle Yoga

December 1 @ 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. 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

December 2 @ 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

December 4 @ 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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Bread Baking from Scratch

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn the humble art of making a simple loaf of homemade bread in this presentation and demonstration with Colleen Bell. After making bread from scratch for her family every day for years, Colleen can speak to the superior taste and nutritional value of homemade bread. She will deliver a short presentation and bake a loaf of bread in a mini oven. Then, participants will mix up the ingredients and practice their dough kneading technique, taking home a sample to bake…

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Spanish Language Meetup

December 4 @ 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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Music @ New Canaan Library: The Duke’s Men of Yale

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a performance by The Duke's Men, an internationally esteemed choral ensemble from Yale University with a thrilling, challenging, and diverse repertoire. 10 members of their group will perform hits from Queen, Fleet Foxes, Miley Cyrus, and Paul Simon (among others) and include a special Christmas song just for their New Canaan Library audience. REGISTER HERE The Duke’s Men traveled across the world and throughout the country performing at venues ranging from classrooms, hospitals, and conference centers, to…

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Lunchtime Meditation

December 6 @ 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

December 6 @ 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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Robots for Autism with Yale Professor Brian Scassellati

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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In the last decade, researchers and clinicians have collaborated to use robots as a tool for enhancing therapeutic and diagnostic options for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. New research is beginning to demonstrate that robots improve engagement and elicit novel social behaviors from people (particularly children and teenagers) with autism. However, why robots in particular show this capability remains unknown. This talk will focus on how robots can help prompt, measure, and evaluate social behavior in individuals with autism. REGISTER HERE Brian…

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Japanese Language Meetup

December 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

December 8 @ 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. 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

December 9 @ 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: Macramé

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plaut 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. REGISTER HERE This month our crafternoon focus will be: Macramé plant holders. Learn how to make a retro plant holder out of cord using a series of knots. This program can accommodate up to 20 participants.

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Qigong/Tai Chi

December 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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Chinese Language Meetup

December 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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Lunchtime Meditation

December 13 @ 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

December 13 @ 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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Clean, Green, Chemical Free Home

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Discover how the chemicals lurking in your home directly relate to your body and health in this informational presentation. Not all green cleaners are 100% natural, so let Marie Bristol explain how to tell what's really in your cleaners, and share options for better, healthier ways to clean. REGISTER HERE Marie Bristol has a degree in Integrated Health Care and 20 years experience with essential oils and natural ways to support body symptoms.

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French Language Meetup

December 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

December 15 @ 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. 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

December 16 @ 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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Learning the Guitar Fretboard

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to identify notes on the guitar and how to build basic chords and scales by applying simple music theory formulas. This workshop will start with learning the music alphabet, identifying the names of notes of the open strings, and continues on to explore the fretboard through its various positions. This class will give a beginner the tools to start learning how to play the guitar and give existing players a fresh approach to learning the instrument. This workshop can…

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Music @ New Canaan Library: A Celebration of Holiday Classics

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library would like to be the first to wish you happy holidays by bringing you a fabulous holiday concert performed by Maria Tiscia, David Oliver, and Jim Scianna. This wonderful trio will be performing all of your favorite holiday classics. There will be a variety of songs made famous by timeless composers and singers such as: Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Mel Torme, Brenda Lee, Miss Piggy, and a selection from Charlie Brown's Christmas Special.…

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Qigong/Tai Chi

December 18 @ 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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Spanish Language Meetup

December 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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Lunchtime Meditation

December 20 @ 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

December 20 @ 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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Japanese Language Meetup

December 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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A Christmas Carol in Dickens’ Day (and Ours)

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A Christmas Carol (1843), one of Dickens' most popular works, was an enormous success as soon as it was published and has never been out of print. Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs in Yale College, will lecture on the novella as providing a pattern for Dickens’s fiction; as  a reflection of Victorian culture; on how it differs from its many adaptions on stage, screen and TV; and on why it continues to capture the imagination of readers around the…

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Gentle Yoga

December 22 @ 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. 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

December 23 @ 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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Lunchtime Meditation

December 27 @ 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

December 27 @ 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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French Language Meetup

December 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

December 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. 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

December 30 @ 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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January 2018

Music @ New Canaan Library: Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher

January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Enjoy an evening of classical music by acclaimed Carnegie Hall performing artist Peter Fletcher. Peter's repertoire includes works by classical composers such as Bach, Walton, and Paganini, as well as transcriptions of classical pieces that have never been played on guitar before. REGISTER HERE Peter Fletcher performs more than 100 concerts every year and has toured the country playing at many prestigious venues such as the Firehouse Arts Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pro-Mozart Society Concert Series…

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February 2018

Music @ New Canaan Library: 25 Songs that Defined America

February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Fairfield University Professor Brian Q. Torff will present a musical playlist and presentation of music that reflects the American experience. From the Ragtime of Scott Joplin to the soul of James Brown, the African-American contribution to American culture has been nothing short of staggering in its importance. Torff will analyze musical works, connecting the songs to the challenges of a diverse and evolving nation. REGISTER HERE Brian Torff is a renowned bassist and composer, and is currently Music Program Director at…

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March 2018

Music @ New Canaan Library: Concert Pianist Liana Paniyeva

March 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for an evening of classical music with award winning concert pianist Liana Paniyeva. REGISTER HERE Liana Paniyeva is a concert pianist who has won prizes in piano competitions in Ukraine, Italy, and Israel. She has performed at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, and Syria, and played in concert the halls of Scotland, South Africa, and in multiple states in America. She won the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music; was the recipient of the Grand Prize at…

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Music @ New Canaan Library: The Jolly Beggars

March 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences. Based out of Connecticut, their traditional songs and musical arrangements have exposed many to the joys of Celtic music. They tell traditional stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs. Characterized by their tight harmonies and use of guitars, mandolin, tin whistles, octave mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, double bass, bodhran, spoons, and more, The Jolly Beggars perform…

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