Category Archives: Events

Mah Jongg Free Play

You’ve learned to play American Mah Jongg, and you’re hooked. Here’s the chance to meet other players and benefit from consistent play. Come meet others mad for Mah Jongg and build your confidence. We have eight cards for people to use, but if you are considering becoming a frequent player, please bring your own 2022 NMJL card (Available for purchase at nationalmahjonggleague.org or amazon.com). Register below for a spot in each individual session as we can only accommodate 16 people per evening.

Click the date below to register for each individual session:

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Flappy Bat Pups

Much like spiders, the beginning of fall is the time for more bats, too! Around now is when bat pups are beginning to fly and find food on their own. Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us as we craft our own bat pup using cardboard tubes and pipe-cleaners. Glue and paint will be used so dress for mess!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Wonderfully Woven Spider Webs

The autumn season is here! And that doesn’t just mean cooler weather and leaves changing colors. It also means more spiders! Children ages 6 and up are invited to join us as we hone our dexterity skills to create woven spider webs with popsicle sticks and yarn—and a spooky spider to adorn it. Glue and paint will be used so dress for mess!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Autumn Hedgehogs

Fall is almost here! It’s the perfect time for learning about the changing seasons and for exploring forest and woodland animals—like the hedgehog! Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us as we embrace the upcoming season by using paper plates and leaves to craft our own autumn hedgehogs. Glue and paint will be used so dress for mess!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

New Yorker Discussion Group: Fall 2022 Session

September 1 through October 27
**No meeting on September 29**

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to meet up with interesting individuals to talk about current events, the latest big hit on Broadway, upcoming museum exhibits worth a look all while enjoying a sip of wine and savory bites on a nice fall evening. If so, check out the selected articles to be discussed below. The magazine issue is on us. Pick up your copy today!

Register here!

Selected articles from the September 26 issue for the October 6 meeting:

  • Page 26 – Boy: Growing up on Cedarwood Road by Bono
  • Page 48 – An Uncertain Image: Lucian Freud and the art-authentication game by Sam Knight
  • Page 71 – Books: What happened to Rudy Giuliani? by Louis Menand
  • Page 79 – Books: A search for the soul of Naples by Caudia Roth Pierpont
  • Page 84 – Theater: “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski”, “Marie It’s Time” by Vinson Cunningham

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Author Talk with Ted Aldrich

Rowayton native Ted Aldrich will be giving a presentation on his book The Partnership, a dual biography of General George C. Marshall and Henry L. Stimson focusing on the five years just before and throughout World War II when these men together ran the U.S. Army and Air Force as Army Chief of Staff and Secretary of War respectively.

Aldrich will discuss why he believes their joint effort in creating, preparing, equipping, and then running the Army and Air Force represented the single greatest feat of management in the history of the world. Incorporating nearly 100 photos into his presentation and weaving in all the major characters of the Second World War (e.g., Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eisenhower, MacArthur) as well as lessor known figures (Dill, McCloy, Lovett, Brooke, and Patterson), Aldrich will also describe the remarkably contrasting paths to power that each man took prior to being paired by Franklin Roosevelt in July 1940. Stimson emerged from Manhattan, Phillips of Andover, Yale (Skull and Bones), and Harvard Law School to spend his life moving between his top shelf Wall Street law firm (Winthrop & Stimson) and successful public service stints (including US Attorney to the Southern District of NY in 1906, Secretary of War in 1911, Secretary of State in 1929, and Secretary of War again in 1940). By contrast, Marshall was an “Army Lifer” from Uniontown, PA who spent 37 years moving between one assignment after another, impressing practically every individual he worked for or with.  The dazzling synergy released when these two men took adjoining offices in July 1940 (where the door between them was never closed) was, Aldrich will argue, one of the principal reasons the Allies won World War II.

There is no fee to attend, but we ask you to register here. Refreshments will also be served and books will available for purchase and signing the night of!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Women and Money Series: How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets

When it comes to the financial and real estate markets, people aren’t always as rational as you would think. Behavioral finance experts have been studying the not-so-smart decisions people make. We will reveal the fears, misperceptions and emotional needs people have that sabotage their investment and home sale returns.

Join us for this monthly roundtable for women on money led by financial professionals Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. This series’ discussion will focus on how to make sense of today’s financial markets, is open to women with any level of financial knowledge, and is an ongoing informational gathering to learn and share.

We’ll show you how to avoid the mistakes and make decisions like the pros. We’ll cover the latest market news and how that might affect your decision making. We’ll also give you background and context for understanding why market movement occurs and we’ll share strategies for keeping ahead of what might come. Register here!

Our Roundtable Leaders:

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®
Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

The roundtable meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

This series is hosted by Darien Library.

Women and Money Series: How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets

When it comes to the financial and real estate markets, people aren’t always as rational as you would think. Behavioral finance experts have been studying the not-so-smart decisions people make. We will reveal the fears, misperceptions and emotional needs people have that sabotage their investment and home sale returns.

Join us for this monthly roundtable for women on money led by financial professionals Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. This series’ discussion will focus on how to make sense of today’s financial markets, is open to women with any level of financial knowledge, and is an ongoing informational gathering to learn and share.

We’ll show you how to avoid the mistakes and make decisions like the pros. We’ll cover the latest market news and how that might affect your decision making. We’ll also give you background and context for understanding why market movement occurs and we’ll share strategies for keeping ahead of what might come. Register here!

Our Roundtable Leaders:

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®
Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

The roundtable meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

This series is hosted by Darien Library.

Women and Money Series: How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets

When it comes to the financial and real estate markets, people aren’t always as rational as you would think. Behavioral finance experts have been studying the not-so-smart decisions people make. We will reveal the fears, misperceptions and emotional needs people have that sabotage their investment and home sale returns.

Join us for this monthly roundtable for women on money led by financial professionals Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. This series’ discussion will focus on how to make sense of today’s financial markets, is open to women with any level of financial knowledge, and is an ongoing informational gathering to learn and share.

We’ll show you how to avoid the mistakes and make decisions like the pros. We’ll cover the latest market news and how that might affect your decision making. We’ll also give you background and context for understanding why market movement occurs and we’ll share strategies for keeping ahead of what might come. Register here!

Our Roundtable Leaders:

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®
Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

The roundtable meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

This series is hosted by Darien Library.

Women and Money Series: How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets

When it comes to the financial and real estate markets, people aren’t always as rational as you would think. Behavioral finance experts have been studying the not-so-smart decisions people make. We will reveal the fears, misperceptions and emotional needs people have that sabotage their investment and home sale returns.

Join us for this monthly roundtable for women on money led by financial professionals Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. This series’ discussion will focus on how to make sense of today’s financial markets, is open to women with any level of financial knowledge, and is an ongoing informational gathering to learn and share.

We’ll show you how to avoid the mistakes and make decisions like the pros. We’ll cover the latest market news and how that might affect your decision making. We’ll also give you background and context for understanding why market movement occurs and we’ll share strategies for keeping ahead of what might come. Register here!

Our Roundtable Leaders:

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®
Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation. Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

The roundtable meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

This series is hosted by Darien Library.

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

 A program for High School Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen and their parents

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle.

They will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They’’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

They will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

 A program for High School Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen and their parents

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle.

They will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They’’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

They will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Navigating College Admissions Successfully

 A program for High School Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen and their parents

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle.

They will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

They will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Classics Book Club

What makes a book a “classic”? The writer Italo Calvino defined them this way: “A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers.” In that spirit, the Classics Book Club reads and discusses novels that have become beloved over the years, whether they’re well-known staples or under-the-radar gems. We’ll read one classic or modern classic book every other month and engage in a lively discussion about the text. If you’re looking for an excuse to read a few classic books you’ve never gotten around to, or eager to reread a book with a fresh perspective, join us in person at the Library or online from home!

This month, we’ll be reading A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr. This short, lyrical novel follows a British World War I veteran, Tom Birkin, as he searches for a renewed sense of hope after the war. In the summer of 1920, following the breakup of his marriage, Tom takes a job in a tiny, beautiful Yorkshire village to restore a newly discovered medieval mural in a church. The more time he spends with the painting and in the peaceful society of the village, the more he realizes that it is also his mind, body, and soul that need restoration. The book is a poetic, tranquil ode to the power of art, friendship, and the ordinary details of life.

Contact the library so we can reserve you a copy. Refreshments will be served. Click here to register.

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

DIY Summer Sea Globes

It’s almost the first day of summer! Kids ages 6 and under and their caregivers  are invited to join us in celebrating the start of the season in using oceanic decor, some glue, and water to craft Summer Sea Globes to bring a little bit of the outdoor, indoors! Glue and some other sticky supplies will be used so dress for mess!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Shakespeare on the Sound Summer Book Club

What does Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy Romeo and Juliet have in common with his least-known history King John? Come to the Shakespeare on the Sound’s Summer 2022 Book Club to find out.

SOS’s Director of Educational Outreach Nick Urda and Board Member John Love will answer this question and tell you lots more about Shakespeare’s little known and much undervalued history play King John, on stage at Rowayton’s Pinkney Park starting Wednesday, June 15.

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

King John for Kids (in 30 minutes)

A 30-minute devised version of Shakespeare on the Sound’s 2022 mainstage show, King John, introducing kids to the language of William Shakespeare, without dumbing it down but keeping it light, fun, and exciting! The show is appropriate for kids of all ages from 5 to 95!

Reserve a spot here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Kids Tech: 3D Printer Pen Projects

Children ages 6 and up are invited to join us in learning how to turn drawings into three-dimensional objects. Using our 3Doodler printing pens, we’ll draw with filament on the table (or in the air!) to create 3D art and sculptures. And you can take your creations home!

Space is very limited so children 6 and up are invited to register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Kids Tech: 3D Printer Pen Projects

Children ages 6 and up are invited to join us in learning how to turn drawings into three-dimensional objects. Using our 3Doodler printing pens, we’ll draw with filament on the table (or in the air!) to create 3D art and sculptures. And you can take your creations home!

Space is very limited so children 6 and up are invited to register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

New Yorker Discussion Group: Spring Session

May 12 through June 30

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to meet up with interesting individuals to talk about current events, the latest big hit on Broadway, upcoming museum exhibits worth a look all while enjoying a sip of wine and savory bites on a spring evening. If so, check out the selected articles to be discussed below. The magazine issue is on us. Pick up your copy at the library the week of May 9th!

Register here!

Selected Readings from the June 27 issue for the June 30 meeting:

  • Page 3 – The Mail (optional)
  • Page 16 – Tossed and Turned: A search for the perfect mattress by Patricia Marx
  • Page  24 – Keep Out: The case for – and against – the right to privacy by Jeannie Suk Gersen
  • Page  28 – Party Crasher: Ron DeSantis’s ambitions in Florida and beyond by Dexter Filkins
  • Page 52 – Fiction: “Mitzvah” by Etgar Keret
  • Page 55 – Books: The life of Casanova, then and now by Judith Thurman

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Booktivity: The House of Grass and Sky

Students in grades K to 2 who are comfortable with a drop-off program, are welcome to join us for this book club/crafting session mash-up. First, we read aloud a recently published picture book, talk about it, and do a related craft project for kids to take home. Paint will be used so dress for mess!

The House of Grass and Sky by Mary Lyn Ray: In this sweet, beautifully illustrated book, an old house in the country stands empty, waiting for a new family to call it home. The house waits as families come and go, rejecting it as too small or too quiet. Will the right family come along? We’ll find out and create our own beautiful visual narratives to take home!

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

What Do You Want For Your Waterfront?

Norwalk ‘s Planning & Zoning Department has teamed up with Utile, an Architecture & Planning firm from Boston to help guide future land use around the Norwalk Harbor. This meeting will focus on the public feedback that has been received and the results of what land use scenarios are preferred. Some of you may have participated via the virtual social pinpoint map, in-person posters, or at the first public engagement meeting. Come see how your preferred choices transpired among others!

Register here!

Seminar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

New Yorker Discussion Group: Fall 2022 Session

September 1 through October 27
**No meeting on September 29**

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to meet up with interesting individuals to talk about current events, the latest big hit on Broadway, upcoming museum exhibits worth a look all while enjoying a sip of wine and savory bites on a nice fall evening. If so, check out the selected articles to be discussed below. The magazine issue is on us. Pick up your copy today!

Register here!

Selected articles from the September 26 issue for the October 6 meeting:

  • Page 26 – Boy: Growing up on Cedarwood Road by Bono
  • Page 48 – An Uncertain Image: Lucian Freud and the art-authentication game by Sam Knight
  • Page 71 – Books: What happened to Rudy Giuliani? by Louis Menand
  • Page 79 – Books: A search for the soul of Naples by Caudia Roth Pierpont
  • Page 84 – Theater: “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski”, “Marie It’s Time” by Vinson Cunningham

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Kids Tech: 3D Printer Pen Projects

Children ages 11 years old and up are invited to join us in learning how to turn drawings into three-dimensional objects. Using our 3Doodler printing pens, we’ll draw with filament on the table (or in the air!) to create 3D art and sculptures. And you can take your creations home!

Space is very limited so children ages 11 years old and up are invited to register here!

**This session is for children ages 11 years old and up. For children ages 6 to 10 years old, register here.**

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Kids Tech: 3D Printer Pen Projects

Children ages 6 to 10 years old are invited to join us in learning how to turn drawings into three-dimensional objects. Using our 3Doodler printing pens, we’ll draw with filament on the table (or in the air!) to create 3D art and sculptures. And you can take your creations home!

Space is very limited so children between 6 and 10 years old are invited to register here!

**This session is for children ages 6 to 10 years old. For children ages 11 and up, register here.**

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Painted Potted Cherry Blossoms

It’s the season of revival and growth. The weather gets warmer and nature starts to rebloom once more.

In this spirit, we invite children of all ages to join us as we create beautiful Painted Potted Cherry Blossoms to help brighten your home. Tons of tissue paper, glue, and paint will be used so dress for potential mess!

We will provide all of the materials that you will need to participate, pre-prepped in a crafts-to-go baggie, for free! All you need to do is come pick it up at the Library! Baggies available beginning Monday, April 4.

You do not need to sign up to get a baggie, but you do need to sign up to get the Zoom meeting invitation link. Register here!

Please note that registering for the craft does not mean that a crafts-to-go baggie will be reserved for you. Crafts-to-go baggies are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Weren’t able to make it to the online instruction? Watch the recording here!

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

Wonderfully Woven Beautiful Butterflies

Spring is finally here! And with it comes all of the wildlife that went to sleep during the winter. Let’s welcome them back!

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join us in honing our dexterity skills to create these Wonderfully Woven Beautiful Butterflies using popsicle sticks, yarn, pipe cleaners, and beads. Some paint will be used too so dress for potential mess!

We will provide all of the materials that you will need to participate, pre-prepped in a crafts-to-go baggie, for free! All you need to do is come pick it up at the Library! Baggies available beginning Wednesday, April 20.

You do not need to sign up to get a baggie, but you do need to sign up to get the Zoom meeting invitation link. Register here!

Please note that registering for the craft does not mean that a crafts-to-go baggie will be reserved for you. Crafts-to-go baggies are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Weren’t able to make it to the online instruction? Watch the recording here!

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

Library Giving Day 2022

#LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy public libraries to donate to their individual library system. And in turn, that support will go toward the incredible programs, services and materials provided by local libraries all over the country.

Today is the fourth annual Library Giving Day – an event that gives library lovers like you a chance to elevate and support us.

Please consider clicking here throughout the day and evening to help us stay strong. Most importantly, all donations count toward helping us provide a better library for you. We’re so grateful for your appreciation and support!

SCORE Webinar: Ask an Expert – Smart Money Moves for Your Business

So you have finally started to see consistent profits. The next step is to learn money management strategies that improve your business’s cash flow.

Join us for this love Q&A session with expert presenter Justin Krane, dedicated to answering your questions.

In this webinar, we will answer questions about:

  • Pricing
  • How to set up your business to fund your personal financial life
  • Increasing your profits
  • Proactive cash flow planning

Our Presenter: Justin Krane, a Certified Financial Planner (TM) professional, is the founder of Krane Financial Solutions.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Deep Dive into LLCs – Compliance Considerations, Business Liability & Taxation

Filing an LLC provides small businesses with some of the advantages of incorporating, while preserving simplicity through minimal compliance formalities. For example, business owners who operate LLCs aren’t personally liable for business debts. But is that benefit alone enough to form an LLC for your business?

Join Nellie Akalp, CEO and Founder of CorpNet.com, for a fast-paced yet in-depth discussion about LLCs, sharing insight for your next discussion on selecting this entity for your business.

Learning Objectives:

  • The benefits of forming an LLC
  • Describe tax advantages, disadvantages, and structuring options of the LLC
  • Determine the differences between a member-managed and manager-managed LLC
  • Name the compliance requirements for LLC owners
  • Recall the steps to form an LLC

Register here!

Our Presenter: Nellie Akalp is a passionate entrepreneur, business expert, professional speaker, author, and mother of four. She is the Founder and CEO of CorpNet.com, a trusted resource and service provider for business incorporation, LLC filings, and corporate compliance services in all 50 states.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Volunteering in 2022 – How it Can Help Small Businesses Grow in Your Community

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

In recognition of National Volunteer Month we are thrilled to have Bridget Weston, CEO of The SCORE Association and Ed Coleman, SCORE Certified Mentor and District Director, join us and share their expertise with the SCORE audience.

This webinar will discuss:

  • The importance of volunteering in the United States and the impact it has on our nation
  • The many benefits that come with volunteering
  • How volunteering with SCORE will help you, the small businesses we serve, and your community!

Register here!

One of Our Presenters: Bridget Weston is the CEO of the SCORE Association, where she provides executive leadership and works directly and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to establish the vision and direction of SCORE.

Our Other Presenter: Ed Coleman can help new and existing business in marketing, product development, supply chain management and operational and strategic planning. His background includes over 40 years’ experience in Retail and Catalog and Internet Direct Marketing businesses. This experience includes the development and execution of multi-channel marketing strategies including print, website management and development.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Social Media Strategies That Generate Results

This webinar, Certified Social & Community Manager Donna Amos, will show how entrepreneurs can use social media to grow their businesses. She will cover the most effective social media platforms for businesses, as well as the low-hanging fruit that can be used to get started quickly.

Donna will explain how to develop an effective social media strategy and how to measure the success of a campaign.

  • Here’s a taste of what she will cover:
  • Why social media is important for you and your business
  • Create a diversified range of quality content with limited time and resources
  • Build an audience and turn them into paying customers
  • Actions you can do now that will get results

Register here!

Our Presenter Donna Amos, Certified Social & Community Manager, is the Founder of Solopreneur Solutions a successful digital marketing agency with a team of six.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: How to Create a Product Pitch That Sells

Do you have a product that’s ready to go to market? Is this your year to persuade buyers to put your product in their stores or maybe you’re ready to secure an angel investment? This webinar will help you master the art of persuasion and learn how to pitch your product or business to potential investors.

In this presentation, you’ll learn the 10 P’s to success, the typical pitfalls an entrepreneur makes and how to avoid them, and the structure of the perfect pitch.

Led by the master of persuasion Dara Trujillo from MagicMakers® Group, small business owners will learn how to take their startup to stardom in this online training.

Register here!

Our Presenter: Dara Trujillo has more than 30 years of retail, traditional brick-and-mortar, theme park (Walt Disney) and TV shopping experience (HSN).

Brought to you by MagicMakers Group.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Connecting with Customers in the Digital World

It’s no secret that customers are the lifeblood of your business, and connecting with them is crucial to your long-term success. While digital channels and tools make it easier to reach a larger audience than ever before, the challenge is to make each customer experience as meaningful as the personal, human-to-human connections of the pre-digital world.

In this session, Michelle Rowe, FedEx Services Director of US Performance Marketing, shares digital marketing expertise that will benefit businesses of all types and sizes, including tips on utilizing channels such as email and social media, paid ad strategy, and the importance of personalized messaging.

You’ll learn about:

  • Online correspondence etiquette
  • Driving traffic to your website
  • Choosing the social media platforms that fit your message
  • When and how to send emails
  • Developing paid ads that convert

Register here!

Our Presenter: Michelle Rowe is Director of US Performance Marketing, leading a team of digital marketers who support all US go-to-market activities across paid digital media.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Brought to you by FedEx

The FedEx Small Business Center can help with your everyday business challenges by offering advice and guidance from a network of small-business peers and experts.

SCORE Webinar: How to Get an Investor to Chase You – Understanding the Investing Game

Building your business sometimes takes more than just smarts and hard work—it takes money. What do investors look for? Where do I find them? What are the do’s and don’ts when approaching investors? What are the upsides and downsides of taking on investment?

In this informative webinar, startup investor expert Allen Clary will break down how the investor game is played and won. Allen has directly helped dozens of startups raise capital at all levels, from small five figure checks to seven figure checks.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

The different types of investors – and which type do I need
Where to find the right investors – and how to talk to them
What investors look for and what are their turn-ons and turn-offs
Strategy to get an investor to chase you, instead of you chasing them
The most common ‘tipping point’ to get an investor to write a check

Register here!

Our Presenter: Allen Clary is an adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of South Florida and is a co-founder of the Tampa Bay Wave, one of the largest startup accelerators in the U.S. where he was a founding board member and Director of Investor Relations among other roles.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: SEO Keywords: Understanding The User’s Search Intent

To increase visitors to your website, you need to optimize your content for the right words. Analyzing keywords by intent should be the first step of your SEO Strategy. Keyword intent is the most important step of your keyword research. It helps you to meet the user’s needs better and to match your content and landing pages to their search criteria.

You will learn:

  • Understanding search intent
  • The different types of search intent: Commercial, Informational, Transactional, Navigational
  • How to identify keyword intent

Prior to the webinar: Give thought to your potential keywords and target audience

Register here!

Our Presenter: Nalini Goolsarran, founder of EdgeSpace Marketing, is passionate about transforming business practices and streamlining communications. She has a BS in Computer Information Systems and experience in IT, Project Management and Communications. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was an Associate COO for a division of a global financial institution. She believes in the strength of her community, she regularly volunteers for organizations and causes that empower the next generation.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Startups: Failure vs Success. Avoiding the Mines, To Stay on the Road to Success

A millionaire by 29, broke two years later – losing more than most Americans make in a lifetime – Kim analyzed more than 160-thousand failed businesses, to learn why 90% of startups fail & the science to success. He rebuilt his wealth and now is a successful serial entrepreneur and angel investor – much like the “sharks” on television’s Shark Tank.

You will learn:

  • Crucial, actionable advice for both seasoned and startup owners
  • How to identify and avoid the most common failures
    • Attitude mistakes
    • Business model blunders
    • Market research missteps
    • Funding (and Death by Overfunding)
    • Product development errors
    • Organization oversights
    • Sales snafus
    • Growing pains
  • Business lessons to navigate the minefield
  • Plus, what you never saw coming!

Call to Action: Learn from those who failed – the famous, infamous, and those you never got to know! Ask the expert – at success and failure – about your business idea, or a current issue with an existing business.

Register here!

Our Presenter: Kim Hvidkjaer is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and angel investor within several industries. His experience spans entertainment, media, FMCG, hosting, SaaS, utility, and broadband industries. Hvidkjaer aptly was named one of Denmark’s “6 Rising Stars” in 2008 based on his early success, and joined Mensa “just for fun” in 2009.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Is Your Presentation Dry As Toast? How To Jazz Up Your Visual Presentations

You only get one chance to make a good first impression. If your website, PowerPoint or other visual materials come across as dull and boring, you aren’t helping yourself, or your business. This webinar will show you techniques to easily add polish to your visual materials.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to effectively add a visual image to a presentation
  • How to take advantage of templates – “Pre-canned” and self-made
  • Presentation tips and techniques

Prior to the webinar:

  • Give thought to how you currently present you and your business visually
  • Identify what you’d like to “look better”.

Register here!

Our Presenter: Bud Freund has been self-employed for 40 years. After graduating from Ithaca College, his national and international assignments were from corporate, magazine and public relations clients. He has been providing IT solutions to homes and small businesses for over 20 years. He currently teaches Technology Life Skills at King School. As a Certified SCORE Mentor, he regularly presents technology webinars and workshops throughout Fairfield County.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Creating a Compelling College Application

A program for High School Juniors

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application.

During this presentation, they will:

  • Cover the college application process including current admissions trends, writing the personal statement essay and supplemental essays, teacher recommendations, and how students can position themselves to increase their chances for admission;
  • Discuss application strategies including the advantages and disadvantages of early decision, early action, and regular decision;
  • Review what factors students should consider in deciding whether or not to submit their standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for test-optional colleges and universities;
  • Examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission;
  • Discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. (Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.)

This program is a detailed and strategic overview of what students should focus on to make their college applications compelling.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Creating a Compelling College Application

A program for High School Juniors

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application.

During this presentation, they will:

  • Cover the college application process including current admissions trends, writing the personal statement essay and supplemental essays, teacher recommendations, and how students can position themselves to increase their chances for admission;
  • Discuss application strategies including the advantages and disadvantages of early decision, early action, and regular decision;
  • Review what factors students should consider in deciding whether or not to submit their standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for test-optional colleges and universities;
  • Examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission;
  • Discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. (Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.)

This program is a detailed and strategic overview of what students should focus on to make their college applications compelling.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Paper Puppy Trinket Boxes

It’s National Puppy Day! We’re going to celebrate by honing our dexterity skills to fold and create paper puppy trinket boxes! For children ages 7 and up as this craft might be too small for little hands.

We will provide all of the materials that you will need to participate, pre-prepped in a crafts-to-go baggie, for free! All you need to do is come pick it up at the Library! Baggies available beginning Wednesday, March 16.

You do not need to sign up to get a baggie, but you do need to sign up to get the Zoom meeting invitation link. Register here!

Please note that registering for the craft does not mean that a crafts-to-go baggie will be reserved for you. Crafts-to-go baggies are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Weren’t able to make it to the online instruction? Watch the recording here!

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Lucky Landscapes

Children of all ages are invited to get into the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day by joining us in creating Lucky Landscapes! We’ll use paint, glitter, and glue to so be sure to dress for mess!

We will provide all of the materials that you will need to participate, pre-prepped in a crafts-to-go baggie, for free! All you need to do is come pick it up at the Library! Baggies available beginning Monday, March 7.

You do not need to sign up to get a baggie, but you do need to sign up to get the Zoom meeting invitation link. Register here!

Please note that registering for the craft does not mean that a crafts-to-go baggie will be reserved for you. Crafts-to-go baggies are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Weren’t able to make it to the online instruction? Watch the recording here!

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Classics Book Club

What makes a book a “classic”? The writer Italo Calvino defined them this way: “A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers.” In that spirit, the Classics Book Club will read and discuss novels that have become beloved over the years, which offer a rich experience to both the new reader and the re-reader. We’ll read one classic or modern classic book every other month and engage in a lively discussion about the text. If you’re looking for an excuse to read a few classics you’ve never gotten around to, or eager to reread a book with a fresh perspective, join us (virtually)!

This month, we’ll be reading the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. An instant hit when it debuted in 1959, the drama follows the fortunes of a Black family living on the South side of Chicago in the 1950s. A Raisin in the Sun explores racism, poverty, intergenerational differences, and the limits of the American Dream, all with a clear-eyed, deeply moving brilliance. It’s truly one of those works with such nuance that each reading opens up new ideas and fresh cultural relevance.

In addition, to celebrate April as National Poetry Month, we will also read and discuss the short poem “Harlem” by Langston Hughes, which A Raisin in the Sun takes its title from. Printed copies of the poem will be available at the Library along with copies of the play, and also online here.

Available on hoopla, participants can download an eAudiobook version of the book to read or listen to and physical copies are also available at the library! Please register here to get the Zoom meeting invitation. Email us at library@rowayton.org if you need assistance with your account.

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

SCORE Webinar: How to Take Advantage of Speaking Opportunities to Help Drive Business Success

There are many terrific public speaking trainers and programs designed to teach you about public speaking, but few programs that will talk to you about the business of public speaking.

As a business owner, solopreneur or consultant, you probably already know that public speaking can help drive business success and thought leadership status. Or it can BE a business, driving actual revenue. What do you need to do to make that a reality?

Bobbie Carlton, the founder of Innovation Women, Innovation Nights and Carlton PR & Marketing, will take you behind the scenes in the events and conference world. She’ll introduce you to the four different kinds of public speaking; help you assess which kind will drive your business the farthest fastest, and show you how to get yourself on the right stages (whether in-person or virtual).

You’ll learn:

  • The key business benefits of public speaking
  • How to create a foundation for public speaking?
  • What kinds of opportunities are available to you?
  • The different public speaking business models
  • How to determine the best model for you and your business?

Our Presenter Bobbie Carlton (Founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, Carlton PR & Marketing) is a speaker and serial entrepreneur. She’s the founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Growing Your Business Globally – Three Bold Women Business Owners Unearth the Hidden Gems to Taking a Business Global

What does it take to go global? It’s not one thing that propels you to success. Rather, it’s a series of things that must be done well that will get you that much closer to improving your overall growth potential and conducting business with customers the world over.

In this webinar, three experienced global women entrepreneurs: Laurel Delaney, Lena Phoenix, and Debra Dudley share successes building e-commerce sales globally, leveraging a Shark Tank experience, turning Made in USA products into a competitive advantage, and shipping worldwide – all to make the world their business.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Why going global is essential for companies to remain competitive
  • Being BOLD during uncertain and challenging times
  • Leveraging a Shark Tank experience created new opportunities for growth
  • Using governmental organizations can boost your global growth
  • How to get paid and ship on global deals
  • Uncovering new pockets of global growth

In partnership with Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®.

One of Our Presenters Laurel J. Delaney (Founder and President, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®) is founder and president of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com, a management consulting company that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses go global, and also serves as President of the nonprofit Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®.

Another Presenter Debra Dudley (Founder, Oscarware) is the founder of Oscarware, a family-owned manufacturing business founded in 1989. Sensing the anything-can-be-grilled trend, Debra and her late husband, Reg Dudley, invented a new product they called “grill topper” making it possible to cook a variety of meals on an outdoor grill.

Our Last Presenter Lena Phoenix (Co-Founder and President, Feel the World, Inc.) is co-founder and president of Feel the World, Inc., makers of Xero Shoes. (www.xeroshoes.com).

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Drive Traffic to Your Website with SEO

Anyone with a website or business presence online can benefit from search engine optimization (SEO), the process of helping search engines find and display your site in search results.

Hosted by one of Google’s internal SEO experts, this workshop will give you a behind-the-scenes view into how Google approaches SEO for its own sites. You will learn practical strategies that you or your web development team can implement to help drive traffic from Google Search to your site.

In partnership with Grow with Google.

Register here!

SCORE Webinar: Comparing E-Commerce Platforms- The Criteria that Matters to Your Online Store

When starting or scaling an e-commerce business, the right commerce solution is more than an efficiency-boosting tool – it can be the key to long-term growth. With a complex market of commerce platforms to choose from, it may seem overwhelming to research, evaluate, and select the best one for your business.

In this session hosted by Ryan Kelly, VP, E-Commerce & Alliance Marketing, guest speaker Emily Pfeiffer, Senior analyst at Forrester, will share her insights on the commerce solutions category, and prepare you for your own vendor selection process. Tune in to their webinar and choose the best e-commerce platform for your business with confidence.

You’ll learn about:

  • The evolution of commerce technology, and how to think about it now
  • Major commerce providers and how they differ from each other
  • How to assemble the right players (within your org/partners) to guide your decision
  • The right questions to ask yourselves – and your potential commerce vendors
  • The rest of your commerce tech ecosystem, beyond the commerce solution itself

Brought to you by FedEx.

One of Our Presenters Emily Pfeiffer (Senior Analyst, Forrester) serves digital business strategy professionals and providers with a focus on the technology that enables commerce.

Our Other Presenter Ryan Kelly (Vice President, E-Commerce & Alliance Marketing, FedEx Services) is Vice President of E-Commerce & Alliance Marketing for FedEx Services and is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the enterprise’s global e-commerce vision.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Marketing the e-Commerce Business

In this fast-paced, entertaining program, you will learn the right online and offline marketing strategies for an e- commerce or Web-based business, including a retail business on eBay or Amazon.

You will learn:

  • The difference between “push” and “pull” marketing
  • The four things every e-commerce business needs on its website
  • “Pay per click,” SEO, e-mail blasts, and affiliate programs (oh my)
  • Generating favorable product reviews without paying for them
  • Social media marketing strategies that actually work
  • Taking advantage of eBay’s and Amazon’s marketing resources

Our Presenter Cliff Ennico (www.cliffennico.com), a nationally recognized authority on small business legal and tax issues, is best known as the former host of MONEYHUNT, the PBS television series for entrepreneurs. He is the author of 16 books, including “The Crowdfunding Handbook: Raise Money for Your Small Business or Startup with Equity Funding Portals”, and judges business plan and elevator pitch competitions nationwide. An attorney and small business consultant based in Fairfield, CT, he has launched thousands of businesses in his 40-year career.

This event is sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Town of Monroe Economic Development, and Edith Wheeler Memorial (Monroe) Library.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Trusted Advisors are Valuable at Every Stage of Business

Small business owners can get stuck in the day to day, leaving them wondering why their business isn’t further along. Learn the three things every business owner should focus on at every stage of business and how trusted advisors can help you reach your goals sooner.

Small business owners can get stuck in the day to day leaving them wondering:

  • Why isn’t their business further along?
  • How long can they keep up at this pace?
  • Will they ever find the right help / guidance?

Our Presenter Maryann Croce is a business coach/speaker, a business owner since 1999, and certified in the ’90 Day Year’ performance system. Her years of experience in the banking, retail, construction, and the automotive industries make her relatable at local and national events. She admires and respects the grit and drive small business owners have, and finds working with them, sharing insights and lessons learned to help them succeed rewarding. “Business grows as owners and leaders grow.” Don’t go it alone.

This event is sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Town of Monroe Economic Development, and Edith Wheeler Memorial (Monroe) Library.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.