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151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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April 2018

Learn To Make Bath Bombs!

April 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Lets make some explosive and fizzy fun! With some basic chemistry principles, we can create our own lush and relaxing bath bombs that explode and effervesce when dropped in water. Using essential oils, coloring, and simple ingredients, we can make bathtime treats to enjoy or give as gifts. Grades 5-8.  Please register here. *Registration is currently full for this rescheduled March event.  If you would like to join the waitlist, please register here.

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Cupcake Club: Writing with Icing

April 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This month we will learn the art of cake writing with royal icing!  Our pastry chef will demonstrate the art of piping letters and designs onto cakes. Learn how to pipe perfect names and messages onto desserts.  We will practice a few different fonts and finish cupcakes with lettered designs. Please bring an apron or a smock. Grades 5 to 8.  Please register here.

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May 2018

30 Minute Tech Talks

May 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Curious about technology but need help getting started? Please join us for a short, informal tech talk with Librarians Eliana Baldino and Anthony Marrocolla to learn the basics. Meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm for 30 minutes, we will focus on a different topic to help you become a tech wizard. This month's topic: mouse & keyboard shortcuts. Please register here

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Spanish Language Meetup

May 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 18, 2018 at 6:30 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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Learn to Make Slime

May 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Come join us for some slimy and satisfying fun! We are going to experiment and play with different goopy recipes. We're sure Mom will love a dinosaur slime egg or some fancy, glittery unicorn slime for Mother's Day! Please bring an apron or a smock. For grades 4-8. Please register here.

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CANCELED: Cupcake Club: And we’ll never be royals!

May 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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*** Unfortunately, this class has been canceled.  ***** It's a royal wedding!  Let's make some fantastic, imperial cupcakes with tufted pillows, crowns, sugar pearls, dragees, gold filagree, and what else, royal icing! Our pastry chef will teach you professional, intricate decorating techniques to create masterpieces fit for a royal wedding. Bring an apron or a smock. Grades 5-8.

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Japanese Language Meetup

May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on January 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 17, 2018 at 6:30 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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YA Book Brunch: The Wild Book

May 20, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This month we are reading The Wild Book by Juan Villoro.  This is a beautifully written book about an adolescent boy who learns about the power and magic of reading in his quirky uncle's enchanted library full of shape-shifting books.  Published just last year, this books has received rave reviews for the exquisite prose. The story refers to many great classic titles and touches on Kafka and existentialism.  Pick up this book for a great Sunday read and come by…

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June 2018

Spanish Language Meetup

June 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 16, 2018 at 6:30 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.

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30 Minute Tech Talks

June 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Curious about technology but need help getting started? Please join us for a short, informal tech talk with Librarians Eliana Baldino and Anthony Marrocolla to learn the basics. Meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm for 30 minutes, we will focus on a different topic to help you become a tech wizard. This month's topic: Google Basics. Please register here

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Cupcake Club: Sculpted Flowers

June 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Let's make some beautiful and edible flowers to celebrate the season.  We'll adorn our cupcakes using professional pastry techniques!  Please bring an apron or a smock. Grades 5-8. Please register here.

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Chinese Language Meetup

June 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 27, 2018 at 6:30 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.

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Re-imagined Father’s Day Mugs For Grades 5-8

June 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Rethink the traditional Father's Day mug gift by creating one of your own design! We will be using Cricut Design Space to design. Next, use the Cricut Air to cut your design in vinyl. Final step- apply the vinyl to your mug! For grades 5-8. Please register>>

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French Language Meetup

June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 23, 2018 at 7:00 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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Digital Library

June 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Looking for help getting started with e-books, or need a refresher before your Summer getaway? Librarian Eliana Baldino will help get you set up! Be sure to bring your device with you for this informal class on using the digital library. Drop-ins welcome. Register Here

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July 2018

30 Minute Tech Talks

July 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Curious about technology but need help getting started? Please join us for a short, informal tech talk with Librarians Eliana Baldino and Anthony Marrocolla to learn the basics. Meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm for 30 minutes, we will focus on a different topic to help you become a tech wizard. This month’s topic: Streaming Music. Please register here.

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Computer Programming with Unity Game Development

July 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 20, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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In this Game Development class we introduce the Unity3D game engine – a powerful yet easy-to-learn tool used widely in the gaming industry to create fun and fantastic games! After learning how to use the engine’s interface, we begin building games using a visual scripting language (similar to Scratch) to teach Computer Science concepts and Game Development basics. Ages: Rising 5th Graders and older Dates: Class meets Monday-Friday, July 16-20 from 10-noon each day Cost: $50/student Register for class>> Happy…

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Spanish Language Meetup

July 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 20, 2018 at 6:30 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.

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Learn to Code: Python Workshop for Teens

July 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until July 27, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Are you interested in learning more about Python? No, not the deadly snake but a professional programming language used by companies like YouTube and Facebook! Learning the Python language is like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. Join us for a weeklong class that will give you the tools to start your own Python projects—no prior programming experience required! For ages 11-15. Registration is full—sign up for the waitlist here. **PLEASE NOTE: Registrants must commit to attending…

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YA Book Brunch: Life of Pi

July 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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We are reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel for July.  This winner of the Man Booker Prize is a story about a boy who finds himself the sole human survivor on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra and a Bengal tiger. This book is a great exploration of religion, belief, truth and humanity. Let's have some fun with this book and explore this imaginative book.  Let's discuss this highly original book while we enjoy bagels…

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Google CS First Animation Club

July 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:30 pm, repeating until August 2, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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**Registration is full. Join the waitlist>> ** Students create fun and complex animated projects. This is an advanced curriculum, which means it teaches new concepts that are recommended for students who have used Scratch before. For rising 4-8 graders. Registration is required. There are 8 sessions to this club. We will meet Monday-Thursday, July 30-August 2 & Monday-Thursday, August 6-9 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 6 of the sessions. Google CS…

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August 2018

30 Minute Tech Talks

August 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Curious about technology but need help getting started? Please join us for a short, informal tech talk with Librarians Eliana Baldino and Anthony Marrocolla to learn the basics. Meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm for 30 minutes, we will focus on a different topic to help you become a tech wizard. This month’s topic: Learn a Language. Please register here.

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Cancelled: Chinese Language Meetup

August 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Cancelled 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.

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Working with Natural Dyes with Robin Green

August 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Explore a world of color harvested from roots, bark, leaves and flowers!  In this hands-on workshop, learn how to extract dyes from plants and how to prepare wool, cotton and silk for dyeing. Each participant will leave with mini-skeins of yarn, and silk or cotton fabric that they have dyed themselves. REGISTRATION CLOSED Robin Green is the Gallery and Programs Manager at Creative Arts Workshop, where she also teaches a variety of textile classes and workshops. Her work has been…

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Mozzarella Madness: Learn To Make Cheese

August 15, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Let's explore traditional Italian cuisine and make fresh mozzarella cheese. We'll learn how to add rennet and citric acid to milk and cook it up to make a delicious ball of fresh mozzarella to take home! Grades 5-8. Please register here.

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YA Book Brunch: The Princess Bride

August 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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We are reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman for August.  This classic favorite is a grand adventure full of action, comedy, and endlessly quotable wit. Let's discuss this fun and entertaining fantasy while we enjoy bagels and home-baked treats. The Princess Bride is on the Novel and Film required reading list for rising Saxe Middle School 8th graders.  You are welcome to bring your worksheets to take notes. Grades 7 through 12. Please register here.

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Cancelled: Chinese Language Meetup

August 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Cancelled 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.

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September 2018

30 Minute Tech Talk

September 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Curious about technology but need help getting started? Please join us for short, informal tech talks with Librarians Eliana Baldino and Anthony Marrocolla to learn the basics. Meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm for 30 minutes, we will focus on a different topic to help you become a tech wizard. This month's topic: Video Calls Please register here

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CANCELLED: Japanese Language Meetup

September 6, 2018 @ 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!

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Chinese Language Meetup

September 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

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.

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Intro to Coding for Adults

September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Curious about coding and don’t have any prior experience? Come learn at the Library in a small group setting. During this hour-long workshop all attendees will create a free account on Code Academy and complete a 7-step welcome module to practice writing code intended to customize a website. Patrons may bring their own laptop and laptop charger or use a laptop provided by the library during the session. Session is designed for adults with little to no coding experience. Registration…

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French Language Meetup

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

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.

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Spanish Language Meetup

September 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 29, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

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.

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Japanese Language Meetup

September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

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!

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Typing Tuesdays

September 25, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:15 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Master the computer keyboard this semester! Gain a greater comfort with the home row or work to improve your touch typing. Play typing games & speed type to see if you can beat your words per minute record. We'll start each session working through exercises from typingclub.com that match your skill level. Next- we'll have fun playing typing games! Your login for typingclub.com will work from home- keep practicing and playing after the class. Drop-in. No registration needed. Typing Tuesdays will…

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October 2018

30 Minute Tech Talk

October 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Curious about technology but need help getting started? Please join us for short, informal tech talks with Librarians Eliana Baldino and Anthony Marrocolla to learn the basics. Meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm for 30 minutes, we will focus on a different topic to help you become a tech wizard. This month's topic: Email Cleanup. Please register here

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Cooking by the Book

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 7, 2019

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Love to cook?  Join our new book group, Cooking by the Book.  The group will meet October  to March on the first Thursday of every month.  Participants are asked to bring a dish to share from the month’s themed selection of cook books that will be kept behind the Information Desk.   This book group is unique in that it will enhance our knowledge about food, culture, and culinary history as well as being deliciously savory.  Space is limited to 15…

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CANCELLED: French Language Meetup

October 11, 2018 @ 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.

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November 2018

Code a Paper, Rock, Scissors Game in Python

November 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Code a Rock, Paper, Scissors computer game using Python. Get familiar with the basics of Python syntax and coding concepts such as variables, events and randomness. No coding experience needed. For grades 4+. Please register>>

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Digital Magazine Drop-in

November 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Read current and back issues of popular magazines, right from the comfort of your home, or on the go! Stop in to New Canaan Library to learn about our digital magazine selection. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop, and the Librarians will assist you in getting set-up. Explore the full Digital Library HERE>>

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Rescheduled: Python Programming for Lego Mindstorms

November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This class has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 12 from 4-6 PM. After a quick introduction to the Python programming language, we will build robots using our LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits and program them using Python to complete basic challenges. Mindstorms are usually programmed using a visual programming software, but for this class we will be booting the ev3dev OS on the Mindstorms bricks. For ages 10+. Registration is full. Did you know that the Library has LEGO Mindstorms EV3…

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December 2018

What the Health?: How to Find Reliable Health Information Online

December 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Back by popular demand! Have you had trouble finding information on a diagnosis, procedure, or clinical diet in the past? Have you ever wondered the credibility of what you read on WedMD? In this librarian-led lecture, learn tips and tricks for how to find and differentiate between reliable and questionable health information. Light snacks will be provided and medical research resources will be available to take home. **Registration is full** WAIT LIST>> Please contact Kayla Del Biondo at 203-594-5084 or Eliana Baldino at 203-594-5082 if…

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CANCELLED: French Language Meetup

December 13, 2018 @ 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.

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Waze: Learn how to use the GPS app

December 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Waze: Get the best route, every day, with real-time help from other drivers. Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join Reference Librarian Eliana Baldino to learn how to use and interact with this time-saving GPS app. Register here.

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CANCELLED: Japanese Language Meetup

December 20, 2018 @ 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!

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CANCELLED: French Language Meetup

December 27, 2018 @ 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.

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January 2019

New Device Drop-in

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Did you receive a new phone or tablet for the holidays? Or maybe a smart TV, streaming device, or other tech gift? Drop into the Library to learn about your new device and receive help setting it up. Can’t make it? Bring your device to Open Tech, which occurs every Thursday and Saturday from 2-4, or Book-a-Librarian.

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World Events History and Cultural Book Group

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is: A Crack in Creation:  Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel Sternberg.  Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium…

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Women & Money Roundtable: Market Update

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone, for an easy-to-follow discussion on what has been going on in the financial markets.  They will reveal what’s been moving the markets and why, then take a look ahead to see what may happen in 2019. Best of all, they will share some secrets for positioning your portfolio in these uncertain times. PLEASE REGISTER Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move…

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Python Coding: Encrypting Secret Messages

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Code a Python program to encrypt and decrypt secret messages based on the Caesar cipher. Get familiar with the basics of Python syntax and coding concepts such as variables, strings and integers, and indexing. No coding experience needed. For grades 4+. Please register>>

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The Writers Drop-In Hour

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Writers Drop-In Hour encourages writers to hone their skills in an atmosphere of inspiration, practice, and learning. All ages, genres and writing levels are welcome. Each writer works independently from prompts presented at the beginning of the hour. A brief information session on helpful writing tips - i.e. dialogue, use of transitions, point of view, etc. - will be given during the hour. After the hour, participants are welcome to stay in the library to continue their writing. The…

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LiveGirlTalk Mentoring Group

January 31 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 7, 2019

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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LiveGirlTalk is a 5-week mentoring group that creates a BRAVE SPACE for girls. The small group meets weekly with a professional mentor who facilitates interactive activities and discussion topics ranging from relationships to body image to social media. This curriculum-based program is proven to build social emotional intelligence and self-esteem. For grades 6-8. Please register here. Co-sponsored with LiveGirl.

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February 2019

Science Fiction Lunch Book Group

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library is debuting its Science Fiction Book Club for fans of books about speculative fiction involving advanced science, time travel, spaceflight, and extraterrestrial life. Bring your lunch, and join us on Saturday to discuss science fiction classics, both old and new!

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Women & Money Roundtable: Keys to Building Your Investment Portfolio

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Building and managing a portfolio involves understanding and managing risk.  We will share the secrets of portfolio construction and discuss asset allocation, investment styles, diversification and risk.  Most important, we will show you how to put it all together to create a custom blueprint that meets your goals and tames your fears. PLEASE REGISTER JULIA STAYER, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia…

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Typing Tuesdays

February 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 26, 2019 at 4:15 pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Master the computer keyboard this semester! Gain a greater comfort with the home row or work to improve your touch typing. Play typing games & speed type to see if you can beat your words per minute record. We’ll start each session working through exercises from typingclub.com that match your skill level. Next- we’ll have fun playing typing games! Your login for typingclub.com will work from home- keep practicing and playing after the class. Drop-in. No registration needed. Typing Tuesdays will meet on the fourth Tuesday…

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March 2019

Authentic Mexican Cooking

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The perfect salsa can be the final touch to a delicious Mexican meal!  Join us for an authentic Mexican cooking class with local restaurant, New Canaan Pizza and Taqueria.  In this hands-on class, participants will make the restaurant's special “family recipe” Michoacan salsa--which is the key ingredient to their amazing Tostadas.  Participants will also sample various Mexican dishes, and everyone will go home with this special sauce to share and the recipe to make more!  Limited registration and ages 15+. …

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Library of Congress: Research, Robotics and you

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to search and browse the Library of Congress’ Digital Collections in this thirty-minute crash course. The Library of Congress’ Digital Collections are physical objects from their holdings (i.e. photographs, correspondence, and more) which have been digitized so that anyone can view them online. Librarians, Eliana Baldino and Kayla Del Biondo, will demonstrate how to come up with appropriate search terms, and how to limit a search by subject, format, date, and more. In the spirit of One Book…

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World Events History and Culture Book Group

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is: Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari, author of best selling Sapiens, with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and how and why today's society upgrades humans into gods.  For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than…

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Japanese Language Meetup

March 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!

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Cyber Security Workshop: High Profile Security Breaches & Data Losses

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Cyber Security Seminar was developed to promote internet security awareness for the larger internet user community. To date the program has been delivered in more than a dozen well attended 90 minute cyber security workshops to enthusiastic participants across Fairfield County. It consists of three unique 90 minute presentations: Cyber Security Workshop, a primer on internet security awareness, safe practices and techniques; Cyber Security Tools of the Trade, explores and explains many of the current techologies depicted in spy movies and in the real…

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April 2019

Tech Class: Backing up Files

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Have you ever wondered what a backup is and how to back up to the cloud? Learn what types of files you should be backing up, how to back up to a memory/USB stick, how to back up to Google Drive, and more in this 90-minute class taught by Ralph Bernabei. Ralph Bernabei is a computer professional who has spent more than 30 years developing software for IBM,  banks,  insurance companies and retailers.  He is currently retired and looks forward…

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YA Book Brunch: Long Way Down

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This month we are reading National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. This novel takes place in the span of sixty seconds--the time it takes 15-year old Will to decide whether or not to avenge his brother's murder. Told in rhythmic narrative verse, the story is a brilliant look at teenage gun violence. As always, we will enjoy bagels and home-baked treats! Grades 8 & up. (7th graders are welcome with parent permission.) Please register here.

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World Event History and Culture Book Group

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is: The Once and Future Worker by Oren Cass.  The American worker is in crisis. Wages have stagnated for more than a generation. Reliance on welfare programs has surged. Life expectancy is falling as substance abuse and obesity rates climb.  In this groundbreaking re-evaluation of American society, economics, and public policy, Oren Cass challenges our basic assumptions about what prosperity…

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Emerging Tech Meetup: Can Virtual Reality Teach Empathy?

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Are you interested in emerging technologies? Are you looking to make new friends? Visit the Library to 'talk tech' at this new meetup. Semi-monthly meetups will include informal, guided discussion focused on an emerging technology found in libraries, an innovate technology on the horizon, or tech featured in a TV show or film. This month's discussion topic: Can VR teach empathy? Institutions such as Stanford, and library leaders like Tamara King, Community Relations Director of the Richland Library in Columbia,…

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Comparing Cable TV Alternatives 101

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Thinking of cutting cable but overwhelmed by the number of different TV streaming services out there? Have no fear! Librarians Eliana Baldino and Kayla Del Biondo will provide a brief overview of major providers like Hulu TV,  YouTube TV, Sling and more, while comparing costs and offerings. There will be time at the end of the session for Q & A. **Registration is full** WAIT LIST>>  

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May 2019

World Event History and Culture Book Club

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month's book is: The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition by Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn.  We have the illusion of choice, but for most critical decisions, we have only one or two companies.  Every day, the average American transfers a little of their pay check to monopolists and oligopolists.  The Myth of Capitalism is the story of industrial concentration…

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Cupcake Club: Mother’s Day

May 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Let's make a delicious gift for Mom! We'll learn some professional pastry techniques and work on gum paste flowers to decorate cupcakes for Mother's Day! Grades 5-12. Registration is currently full please sign up for the waitlist here.

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Women & Money Roundtable: Retiring Successfully

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Retiring successfully takes planning.  Ensuring that your money will outlast you can be tricky.  We will discuss how much money you’ll need to save, how much you can spend, how to account for unforeseen expenses, and how to invest to minimize risk and maximize return.  We’ll share several successful strategies you can implement to help give you peace of mind – whether you’re already retired or you’re still planning for a future retirement. PLEASE REGISTER JULIA STRAYER, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is…

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Magic: The Gathering Meetup

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Join us for another Magic: The Gathering meetup, as we eat pizza and play rounds of this dueling card game against one another. You are welcome to bring your own cards or play with the ones we provide. Learn new strategies, build decks, and battle against your friends! Appropriate for ages 12+. Please register here.

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Typing Tuesdays

May 28 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Master the computer keyboard this semester! Gain a greater comfort with the home row or work to improve your touch typing. Play typing games & speed type to see if you can beat your words per minute record. We’ll start each session working through exercises from typingclub.com that match your skill level. Next- we’ll have fun playing typing games! Your login for typingclub.com will work from home- keep practicing and playing after the class. Drop-in. No registration needed. Typing Tuesdays will meet on the fourth Tuesday…

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June 2019

World Event History and Culture Book Group

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month's book is: Code Girls:  The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.  Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II.  Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously…

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Women & Money Roundtable: Estate Planning

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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We will review the many ways to transfer assets during your life and at death. We’ll also share techniques to protect your family, generate income and provide for charity.   PLEASE REGISTER CATHY TANZILLI, CRPC®, CTFA Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Cathy was a vice president and executive account manager for BankBoston’s Private Bank responsible for trust services. Previously, Cathy was a trust officer with Chemical Bank in New York for 16 years. Cathy has a BS in Marketing…

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Magic: The Gathering Meetup

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Join us for another Magic: The Gathering meetup, as we eat pizza and play rounds of this dueling card game against one another. You are welcome to bring your own cards or play with the ones we provide. Learn new strategies, build decks, and battle against your friends! Appropriate for ages 12+. Please register here.

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Tech Class: Backing up Files

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Have you ever wondered what a backup is and how to back up to the cloud? Learn what types of files you should be backing up, how to back up to a memory/USB stick, how to back up to Google Drive, and more in this 90-minute class taught by Ralph Bernabei. Ralph Bernabei is a computer professional who has spent more than 30 years developing software for IBM,  banks,  insurance companies and retailers.  He is currently retired and looks forward…

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July 2019

Codebug Hack-A-Longs

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 20, 2019

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Codebug for a series of non-sequential, 90-minute Hack-A-Long events to learn the coding languages used for Web Development. Attendees will use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery to build interactive websites, and by the end of each event, they will have a deployed website to share with family and friends! No experience is necessary, and students can attend any or all of the events as we will be learning something new each time! Please bring your own laptop, if possible.…

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Women & Money Roundtable: Annuities

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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On the surface, annuities sound like the perfect solution to your financial needs, but annuities are among the most commonly misunderstood financial products. We will talk about the different types of annuities, how they work, and how to use them to meet your needs PLEASE REGISTER CATHY TAZILLI, CRPC®, CTFA. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Cathy was a vice president and executive account manager for BankBoston’s Private Bank responsible for trust services. Previously, Cathy was a trust officer with…

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Classical Chinese Art Exploration

July 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on July 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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In this two-day workshop, we'll use traditional brushes to make simple watercolor strokes and learn some Chinese characters while using brush techniques. Medieval Times coincided with the Ming Dynasty in China which was a culturally rich art period. Let’s learn about and create art & calligraphy inspired by classical Chinese art.  Rising 6th - 12th graders. Register Here.

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Google Drive Boot-camp Part I

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to use Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets in this hands-on tech workshop for adults of all computer experience levels. Learn the benefits of using Docs, Slides, and Sheets over Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, including automatic saving, sharing capabilities, and more! Must be able to attend on July 23 and July 24. Library laptops will be available to the first 12 attendees to sign up. Additional attendees will be required to bring their personal devices. **Registration…

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Google Drive Boot-camp Part II

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to use Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets in this hands-on tech workshop for adults of all computer experience levels. Learn the benefits of using Docs, Slides, and Sheets over Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, including automatic saving, sharing capabilities, and more! Must be able to attend on July 23 and July 24. Library laptops will be available to the first 12 attendees to sign up. Additional attendees will be required to bring their personal devices. **Registration…

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August 2019

Universal Class informational session

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop into the library to learn about our newest offering, Universal Class. With over 500 courses ranging from computer classes to DIY, general education to alternative medicine, and everything in between, there is truly something for everyone to learn!

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Magic: The Gathering Meetup

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Join us for another Magic: The Gathering meetup, as we eat pizza and play rounds of this dueling card game against one another. You are welcome to bring your own cards or play with the ones we provide. Learn new strategies, build decks, and battle against your friends! Appropriate for ages 12+. Please register here.

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Women & Money Roundtable: The Basics of Life Insurance

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Feeling overwhelmed with options when researching life insurance? This session of our Women & Money Roundtable will cover the different types, reasons to own and strategies for using insurance as an estate planning tool. We will also share what you need to know about Long Term Care Insurance. PLEASE REGISTER CATHY TANZILLI, CRPC®, CTFA Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Cathy was a vice president and executive account manager for BankBoston’s Private Bank responsible for trust services. Previously, Cathy…

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September 2019

The Dark Web: Nefarious Cyber Commerce in the Shadows

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Of myth and legend befitting a Hollywood script that it conjures, the Dark Web is a very real and notorious world deep in the shadows of cyberspace. Participants in this seminar will discover how the Web as we know it is a much larger universe than the World Wide Web. They will learn how the World Wide Web operates and explore the Deep Web that occupies the larger share. And finally they will descend into the mysterious Dark Web (a.k.a.Darknet),…

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World Event History and Culture Book Group

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is: Factfulness:  Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund.  Melinda Gates says, "Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and…

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Cooking By The Book

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Cooking by the Book has returned!!!  For our second year, this popular program will be split into two different two sessions: one in the fall and one in the spring - making for even more happy cooks in the kitchen!! Meetings will take place on the second Thursdays of the month in the evenings, 6 – 8 pm. Fall Session: The International Cooking Tour Sept. 12, Oct. 17*, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 Register to travel, once a month, around the…

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Women and Money Roundtable: What is Going On in the Market?

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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An easy-to-follow discussion on what has been going on in the financial markets.  We’ll reveal what’s been moving the markets and why, then take a look ahead to see what may happen in 2020.  Best of all, we’ll share some secrets for positioning your portfolio in these uncertain times. PLEASE REGISTER JULIA STRAYER, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is the Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor or Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President,…

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Magic: The Gathering Meetup

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Join us for another Magic: The Gathering meetup, as we eat pizza and play rounds of this dueling card game against one another. You are welcome to bring your own cards or play with the ones we provide. Learn new strategies, build decks, and battle against your friends! Appropriate for ages 12+. Please register here.

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NewsGuard Informational Session: NC Library & NewsGuard’s New Partnership

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New this month-- New Canaan Library installed NewsGuard on its tech center computers! With NewsGuard's browser extension installed, visitors to the Library have access to “Nutrition Label” reviews of thousands of news and information websites. These reviews indicate the reliability of the site, based on multiple criteria, and show up next to links in search results and on social media feeds. This decision bloomed from the Library's desire to provide community members with a tool that would help them to critically evaluate…

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NewsGuard Informational Session: NC Library & NewsGuard’s New Partnership

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New this month-- New Canaan Library installed NewsGuard on its tech center computers! With NewsGuard's browser extension installed, visitors to the Library have access to “Nutrition Label” reviews of thousands of news and information websites. These reviews indicate the reliability of the site, based on multiple criteria, and show up next to links in search results and on social media feeds. This decision bloomed from the Library's desire to provide community members with a tool that would help them to critically evaluate…

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October 2019

World History and Cultural Events Book Group

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is: Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies by Edward O. Wilson.   Braiding twenty-first- century scientific theory with the lyrical biological and humanistic observations for which Wilson is beloved, Genesis is “a magisterial history of social evolution, from clouds of midges or sparrows to the grotesqueries of ant colonies.”  An “endlessly fascinating” (Michael Ruse) work of scientific thought and synthesis, Genesis is Edward O.…

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Women & Money Roundtable: Are you an emotional investor?

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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When it comes to the financial markets, people often allow emotions to take over. We will reveal how people sabotage their investment returns, and show you how to avoid the mistakes and make decisions like the pros. PLEASE REGISTER JULIA STRAYER, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is the Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor or Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President, Private Banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset…

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Intellectu-Gals Book Club

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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INTELLECTU-GALS: A reading group for intellectually curious women who want to dig into global topics via a diverse blend of genres and voices. In this supportive environment Intellectu-Gals will travel the world--peering into new terrain and perspectives to learn more about themselves and fellow citizens of the world. Sign up for the wait list here! The first book that will be discussed is Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.    

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Magic: The Gathering Meetup

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Join us for another Magic: The Gathering meetup, as we eat pizza and play rounds of this dueling card game against one another. You are welcome to bring your own cards or play with the ones we provide. Learn new strategies, build decks, and battle against your friends! Appropriate for ages 12+. Please register here.

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Cooking By The Book

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Cooking by the Book has returned!!!  For our second year, this popular program will be split into two different two sessions: one in the fall and one in the spring - making for even more happy cooks in the kitchen!! Meetings will take place on the second Thursdays of the month in the evenings, 6 – 8 pm. Fall Session: The International Cooking Tour Sept. 12, Oct. 17*, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 Register to travel, once a month, around the…

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Flu Shot Clinic

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Flu Season is Here! Protect yourself and those around you. An annual flu shot is recommended for everyone who is at least 6 months of age and older, especially those with certain medical conditions, pregnant women and people 65 years and older. Immunizations are available for free with most insurances for those 18 years and older and will be provided to those who sign up.   PLEASE REGISTER - Please bring your insurance card and vaccination consent form with you on the…

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November 2019

Teen Clay Workshop: Relief Portraits

November 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join artist and art educator Mary Moross to learn how to use clay to create works of art. You will make your own relief portrait to take home. For grades 5-8. Please register here.

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Cooking By The Book

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Cooking by the Book has returned!!!  For our second year, this popular program will be split into two different two sessions: one in the fall and one in the spring - making for even more happy cooks in the kitchen!! Meetings will take place on the second Thursdays of the month in the evenings, 6 – 8 pm. Fall Session: The International Cooking Tour Sept. 12, Oct. 17*, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 Register to travel, once a month, around the…

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Magic: The Gathering Meetup

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Join us for another Magic: The Gathering meetup, as we eat pizza and play rounds of this dueling card game against one another. You are welcome to bring your own cards or play with the ones we provide. Learn new strategies, build decks, and battle against your friends! Appropriate for ages 12+. Please register here.

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Women and Money Roundtable: Behavioral Finance

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Why Smart People Make Bad Investment Decisions Behavioral finance experts have been studying the irrational decisions people make for years. We will reveal the fears, misperceptions and emotional needs people have that negatively affect their investment returns.  We’ll share how to avoid these mistakes and make rational investment decisions. PLEASE REGISTER JULIA STRAYER, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is the Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor or Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President,…

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Emerging Tech Meetup: After the AI Event

November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Let’s recap John Preli’s lecture, and really dig into these concepts… What exactly is artificial intelligence (AI)? Will AI destroy jobs? How does AI work in business and non-business settings? How can we make ethical decisions when designing and implementing AI systems? Suggested reading prior to attending: “Will AI Destroy More Jobs Than It Creates Over the Next Decade?” Click here to read article>> or copy and paste this URL into your web browser: www.wsj.com/articles/will-ai-destroy-more-jobs-than-it-creates-over-the-next-decade-11554156299 New Canaan Library cardholders have free access…

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