Writing Elements Class & Workshop

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Writing Elements, a class for the emerging writer will meet on six consecutive Tuesday evenings at 6:30 – 8 pm, January 21 – February 25. Curtis Gallery This class is for anyone wanting to write fiction or non-fiction. Discussed will be important writing techniques/elements that help craft a compelling story or memoir such as: development
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Paint Along with Anda Styler

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Indulge your artistic side in a three-hour ‘paint along’ with artist Anda Styler, who will guide you through a step by step process to the completion of a painting (see reference). Anda will take you from drawing and color-mixing to applying paint, with an emphasis on the use of light and shadow to create a
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Drop-In Ekphrastic Writing Hour

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Ahmet Ertug's life-size, large-format photographs of Leonardo DaVinci's The Last Supper are being displayed in the Library's Curtis Gallery.  Quiet ekphrastic writing hours have been scheduled on Wednesday's for writers to come in to fall under the spell of this masterpiece -- inspiring a poem, essay or short story as they view the exhibit. Ekphrastic
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Cooking By The Book: The New and the Now in Food Today

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Cooking By The Book, back by popular demand, is for cooks interested in enhancing their knowledge about food, culture, culinary history and all that is savory.  This session explores the curious cuisines in the news today:  Gwyneth Paltrow (tasty, simple, and easy to make recipes), Yotam Ottolenghi (international food sensation), Melissa Hartwig (the Whole 30
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(Not) Just for Kids: Woodwinds!

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Remember the dancing brooms in Disney's adaptation of Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice?  Join members of the Norwalk Symphony's Woodwind Quintet and Youth Orchestra to hear the familiar tune and learn the sounds and names of the woodwind instruments.  Best for families with children ages 5+. Register online.

Current Events Discussion with Mark Albertson

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

So much happens in the world that we rarely have a moment to process, much less discuss what has occurred. Join Mark Albertson for a monthly current events discussion to learn, share and discover all things relevant in politics, government, sports, entertainment, and news globally. PLEASE REGISTER MARK ALBERTSON is an historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine;
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Drop-In Ekphrastic Writing Hour

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Ahmet Ertug's life-size, large-format photographs of Leonardo DaVinci's The Last Supper are being displayed in the Library's Curtis Gallery.  Quiet ekphrastic writing hours have been scheduled on Wednesday's for writers to come in to fall under the spell of this masterpiece -- inspiring a poem, essay or short story as they view the exhibit. Ekphrastic
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HOT BOOK Discussion of American Dirt, led by Library Trustee, Deborah Gordon

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

The reviews either praise or condemn Jeanine Cummins’ book American Dirt.  TV and magazine mogul Oprah Winfrey, her nation-wide book club's book choice swallowed in controversy, is saying "it has become clear to me that this selection has struck an emotional chord and created a need for a deeper, more substantive discussion."  Sadly, pointed anger
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Sounds of the Renaissance: The Lute

Curtis Gallery 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Join us as lutenist Hideki Yamaya plays sounds of the Renaissance. The Curtis Gallery will be open for viewing of Ahmet Ertuğ's magnificent, life-size triptych photograph of Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper. Hideki Yamaya will perform lute in the background to provide a unique viewing experience. Hideki Yamaya will perform two sets: Performance 1:
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