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May 2018

Lunchtime Meditation

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2018

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

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2018

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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Sewing Workshop: Pillows for Breast Cancer Patients

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A workshop to make pillows for breast cancer patients for those who have already taken our “Learn to Sew” class.  Put your skills to use to help others! Taught by Lee Ann Mistretta. Limited to 5 participants. Appropriate for ages 12+. Join the waitlist>>

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June 2018

Book Sale: Summer 2018

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on June 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on June 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The book sale begins on Friday, June 1 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, June 2  from 9 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, June 3 from 12 pm – 4 pm. On Monday, June 4 from 1 pm to 6 pm the Library will offer its traditional $5 bag of books. Be sure to…

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Book Sale: Summer 2018

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on June 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on June 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The book sale begins on Friday, June 1 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, June 2  from 9 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, June 3 from 12 pm – 4 pm. On Monday, June 4 from 1 pm to 6 pm the Library will offer its traditional $5 bag of books. Be sure to…

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Book Sale: Summer 2018

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on June 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on June 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The book sale begins on Friday, June 1 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, June 2  from 9 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, June 3 from 12 pm – 4 pm. On Monday, June 4 from 1 pm to 6 pm the Library will offer its traditional $5 bag of books. Be sure to…

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Book Sale: Summer 2018

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on June 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The book sale begins on Friday, June 1 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, June 2  from 9 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, June 3 from 12 pm – 4 pm. On Monday, June 4 from 1 pm to 6 pm the Library will offer its traditional $5 bag of books. Be sure to…

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Glass House Presents: Robert Wiesenberger on the Bauhaus

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The history of the Bauhaus, the 20th century's most influential school of art and design, is linked intimately to the history of Harvard University. Harvard students, museum curators, and faculty were essential for the reception, documentation, and dissemination of Bauhaus ideas, in and outside America, both during and after the school's short life in Germany. On the eve of the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus, and in light of new research, this free talk at New Canaan Library…

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Crazy for Reading

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 7, 2018

Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Crazy for Reading is New Canaan Library’s un-book group.  You read what you want, in your own time, then come to this new monthly program to be with fellow book enthusiasts and librarians to share what you have read.  Thriller, non-fiction, historical fiction, graphic novel, classics…any genre is welcome. Crazy for Reading is for avid readers, book group leaders searching for the next group book, or for anyone stuck in a reading rut and wanting a fresh genre to try. NO…

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Falconry Show with Christine Peyreigne

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christine’s Garden, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Christine’s Critters returns  to New Canaan Library for a special bird show outside in Christine’s Garden. This program will focus on falconry (hunting with a bird of prey), and she will bring a falconry bird and other raptor ambassadors including a bald eagle in her care.  Family friendly! REGISTER HERE Christine Peyreigne is a licensed falconer, wildlife rehabilitator for migratory birds and an educator with raptors and reptiles. She rescues injured raptors, rehabilitates and releases those that are able to…

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New Canaan Local Author Fair

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us Saturday, June 9th for our first ever Local Author Fair! Meet your literary neighbors and discover your next great read. Local authors from New Canaan and the surrounding areas who have published books for adults, teens and children will be at the fair. Stop by between 1-3pm to meet the authors, discuss their books, or chat about the writing process and how to get published. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This great event is in…

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Movie Screening: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Frederick Wiseman’s film, EX LIBRIS – The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. The New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the…

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ArtScapades Presents Spanish and French Baroque: From Powerful Naturalism to Calm Classicism

June 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 the New Canaan Library to continue their series titled A New Look at Old Masters.  This spring, ArtScapades moves past the Renaissance and presents three lectures exploring art’s Baroque Period. PLEASE REGISTER In Spanish and French Baroque, ArtScapades looks at how El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Nicolas Poussin, Georges de La Tour, and Charles Le Brun injected theatrical realism into their works.

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New Canaan Native Tree ID Walking Tour

June 14 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join naturalist Katherine Wagner-Reiss as she compares the native and non-native trees that are planted around the New Canaan Library and adjacent streets. Learn what trees you might want to plant at your own home to help birds, butterflies, insects and, ultimately, humans to flourish. Interested in a great book on this topic? Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas Tallamy. PLEASE REGISTER This program can accommodate up to 20 participants. Please be aware…

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Authors @ NCL: Jon Bonné presents The New Wine Rules

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. So why does finding and choosing one you like seem so stressful? Now, becoming a happier, more confident wine drinker is easy. The first step is to forget all the needlessly complicated stuff the “experts” have been telling you. In The New Wine Rules, acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné explains everything you need to know in simple, beautifully illustrated, easy-to-digest tidbits. And the news is good! For example: Nearly every pairing 'rule'…

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Highlight: 2018 International Children’s Art Exhibit

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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2018 International Children’s Art Exhibit HighLight Recalling a Special Experience in Your Life -- An Exhibition of Student Artwork.  A special exhibition with Creative Connections. Founded in 1992, Creative Connections educates young people by encouraging their awareness, understanding, and appreciation of other cultures, as well as their own. Arts-based exchanges between classrooms in the United States with peers around the world use visual and performing arts, along with videoconferencing and social media technology, to teach global competency.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Red Cross returns to the Library to host another blood drive. Do your part by donating blood and we will waive existing late fees for the presenting donor! Thanks for supporting our partnership with the American Red Cross. To make a Blood Donation Appointment, please call 1-800-Redcross, or register here.

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Music @ NCL: Atwater-Donnelly

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Christine’s Garden, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing. Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood explain song…

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Mobile Global Entry Comes to New Canaan Library

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Global Entry is a U.S. government program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved travelers. In time for the  summer travel season, New Canaan Library is pleased to offer our members a one-time opportunity to complete their Global Entry application by being a designated mobile Global Entry Enrollment Center. All forms and applications are directly handled and processed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency; the Library's role is to provide the convenience of a local setting for the final…

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Music @ NCL: Sheri Miller – Celebrating Women’s Voices

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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“Celebrating Women’s Voices In Music: From Patsy Cline, Judy Garland to Beatles” Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, Beatles-inspired love songs, while accompanying herself on guitar and piano.  Proud to honor Women’s Voices in Music & Songwriting, she also sings a wide range of popular classic favorites, including songs by Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, and the Beatles, among others.   PLEASE REGISTER Named one of Music Connection's “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists," Sheri has released 2 records, “Mantra”…

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Short Story Meetup: Mr. Know-All by Somerset Maugham

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a four week short story literature discussion series this summer at New Canaan Library. The short story is available for pick-up in the library one week prior to the meet up. Meet to discuss the story for its meanings, messages, themes, and more importantly, how the text sometimes relates or reminds us of our own lives; a stimulating literary atmosphere where those who do not have time for book groups can still enjoy a literary experience. For…

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Music @ NCL presents Gypsy Music: Celebration of Myth ​& ​Tradition

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Christine’s Garden, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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“Trail of Mystery: An Enchanting Gypsy Experience in Concert”. Acclaimed International Concert Violinist Dr. David Podles brings you this mysterious culture of the world famous nomads whose music remains rich in mysticism and ancient traditions, Gypsy music will be presented from Hungary, Romania, India, Poland, the Baltic States, Russia and other Slavic countries. This is a thrilling musical tour through the gypsy village showcasing specific Gypsy music pieces that represent this intriguing culture. PLEASE REGISTER Bio: ​Acclaimed ​International Concert Violinist Dr.…

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July 2018

Short Story Meetup: The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a four week short story literature discussion series this summer at New Canaan Library. The short story is available for pick-up in the library one week prior to the meet up. Meet to discuss the story for its meanings, messages, themes, and more importantly, how the text sometimes relates or reminds us of our own lives; a stimulating literary atmosphere where those who do not have time for book groups can still enjoy a literary experience. For…

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Short Story Meetup: The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a four week short story literature discussion series this summer at New Canaan Library. The short story is available for pick-up in the library one week prior to the meet up. Meet to discuss the story for its meanings, messages, themes, and more importantly, how the text sometimes relates or reminds us of our own lives; a stimulating literary atmosphere where those who do not have time for book groups can still enjoy a literary experience. For…

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Short Story Meetup: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a four week short story literature discussion series this summer at New Canaan Library. The short story is available for pick-up in the library one week prior to the meet up. Meet to discuss the story for its meanings, messages, themes, and more importantly, how the text sometimes relates or reminds us of our own lives; a stimulating literary atmosphere where those who do not have time for book groups can still enjoy a literary experience. For…

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