Category Archives: Events

Blended Butterflies

It’s the first day of spring! That means butterflies are becoming active once more. Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to come to the library as we craft the transition from the stage of egg carton caterpillar to the beautiful, blended butterfly! Paint will be used so dress for mess!

Register here!

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

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Friday, March 1, 8, 15, and 29

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating tile game. Over these three sessions, new players will be taught the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. You’ll soon be throwing out phrases like 6Bam! 2Crak! Green Dragon! and Mah Jongg! Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.

**THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY SERIES FOR BEGINNERS ONLY**

Space is very limited for this program so please only register here you can commit to all 4 weeks.

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

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Friday, March 1, 8, 15, and 29

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating tile game. Over these three sessions, new players will be taught the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. You’ll soon be throwing out phrases like 6Bam! 2Crak! Green Dragon! and Mah Jongg! Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.

**THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY SERIES FOR BEGINNERS ONLY**

Space is very limited for this program so please only register here you can commit to all 4 weeks.

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

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Friday, March 1, 8, 15, and 29

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating tile game. Over these three sessions, new players will be taught the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. You’ll soon be throwing out phrases like 6Bam! 2Crak! Green Dragon! and Mah Jongg! Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.

**THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY SERIES FOR BEGINNERS ONLY**

Space is very limited for this program so please only register here you can commit to all 4 weeks.

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

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Friday, March 1, 8, 15, and 29

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating tile game. Over these three sessions, new players will be taught the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. You’ll soon be throwing out phrases like 6Bam! 2Crak! Green Dragon! and Mah Jongg! Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.

**THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY SERIES FOR BEGINNERS ONLY**

Space is very limited for this program so please only register here you can commit to all 4 weeks.

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

Chair Dance with Claudia

Using many different styles of music, Claudia’s motivating, high energy dance class includes a classic dance movement warm-up using a chair, light weight strengthening exercises, and a full body stretch, using the mind-body connection to make this class both inspirational and fun.

Sing a little, dance a lot, move to your fullest potential, while getting a light aerobic workout, as well as gaining strength, flexibility, and energy. Posture awareness is the focus of this combination of standing, dance and chair stretch. Work out at your own pace while gaining benefits of the group energy.

Register here for this 45 minute workout that is guaranteed to make you feel great!

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

Chair Dance with Claudia

Using many different styles of music, Claudia’s motivating, high energy dance class includes a classic dance movement warm-up using a chair, light weight strengthening exercises, and a full body stretch, using the mind-body connection to make this class both inspirational and fun.

Sing a little, dance a lot, move to your fullest potential, while getting a light aerobic workout, as well as gaining strength, flexibility, and energy. Posture awareness is the focus of this combination of standing, dance and chair stretch. Work out at your own pace while gaining benefits of the group energy.

Register here for this 45 minute workout that is guaranteed to make you feel great!

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

Intro to Knitting for Adults

Join us for this 4-week introductory series with Rowayton Elementary School teacher and knitting enthusiast Alex Kaminski! She’ll cover the basics of knitting (like casting on, basic stitches, and binding off) and help guide you on your knitting journey. The needles and yarn are on us!

Space and supplies are limited so please register here!

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

Intro to Knitting for Adults

Join us for this 4-week introductory series with Rowayton Elementary School teacher and knitting enthusiast Alex Kaminski! She’ll cover the basics of knitting (like casting on, basic stitches, and binding off) and help guide you on your knitting journey. The needles and yarn are on us!

Space and supplies are limited so please register here!

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

Intro to Knitting for Adults

Join us for this 4-week introductory series with Rowayton Elementary School teacher and knitting enthusiast Alex Kaminski! She’ll cover the basics of knitting (like casting on, basic stitches, and binding off) and help guide you on your knitting journey. The needles and yarn are on us!

Space and supplies are limited so please register here!

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

Intro to Knitting for Adults

Join us for this 4-week introductory series with Rowayton Elementary School teacher and knitting enthusiast Alex Kaminski! She’ll cover the basics of knitting (like casting on, basic stitches, and binding off) and help guide you on your knitting journey. The needles and yarn are on us!

Space and supplies are limited so please register here!

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

Tech Help

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 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. session, click here.

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 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  and engage in a lively discussion about the text in person at the Library!

Calling all fans of HBO’s “The Gilded Age”! For this meeting, we’ll be reading Edith Wharton’s 1913 The Custom of the Country, the book that’s widely considered to be her masterpiece. A satirical novel of manners, the book follows Undine Spragg as she tries to move from her nouveau riche roots in the Midwest to the rarefied old money society in New York. Vain, beautiful, and ruthlessly ambitious, Undine is both an unforgettable character and the lens through which Wharton takes a sharp look at marriage, divorce, money, and power.

Register here! Refreshments will be served.

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

Paper Pinwheels

While they’re fun at parties and parades, they can also be used as garden decorations! Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us as we get crafty with paint and markers to create Paper Pinwheels! Dress for mess!

Register here!

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

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

 A program for parents and their high school teens

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 the lingering effects from the pandemic have 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.

Ron and Jackie 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 fall productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They will 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.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs and created by the Foreign Policy Association. This program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year. The remaining topics and corresponding discussion meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, March 20 – Understanding Indonesia
  • Wednesday, March 27 – High Seas Treaty
  • Wednesday, April 10 – Pandemic Preparedness

Rowayton resident Jim Frayer will facilitate discussions. Register here and pick up your briefing book at the library!

A video showing of the topic up for discussion will be shown at 6:30 p.m. every week. Actual discussion of the topic will begin at 7:00 p.m. Participants are invited to tune in to both!

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

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.

Tech Help

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 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. session, click here.

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

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

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

Mah Jongg and Canasta Free Play Mashup

Mad for Mah Jongg or crazy for Canasta? Here’s your chance to meet other players, benefit from consistent play, and build your confidence. If playing Mah Jongg, we have eight cards for people to use, but if you are considering becoming a frequent player, please bring your own 2024 NMJL card (Available for purchase at nationalmahjonggleague.org). The Canasta card sets are on us and available for use. Register online for a spot in each individual session as we can only accommodate 16 people per afternoon.

Register for the March 25 session here.

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

Mah Jongg and Canasta Free Play Mashup

Mad for Mah Jongg or crazy for Canasta? Here’s your chance to meet other players, benefit from consistent play, and build your confidence. If playing Mah Jongg, we have eight cards for people to use, but if you are considering becoming a frequent player, please bring your own 2024 NMJL card (Available for purchase at nationalmahjonggleague.org). The Canasta card sets are on us and available for use. Register online for a spot in each individual session as we can only accommodate 16 people per afternoon.

Register for each remaining individual March session below:

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

Mah Jongg and Canasta Free Play Mashup

Mad for Mah Jongg or crazy for Canasta? Here’s your chance to meet other players, benefit from consistent play, and build your confidence. If playing Mah Jongg, we have eight cards for people to use, but if you are considering becoming a frequent player, please bring your own 2024 NMJL card (Available for purchase at nationalmahjonggleague.org). The Canasta card sets are on us and available for use. Register online for a spot in each individual session as we can only accommodate 16 people per afternoon.

Register for each remaining individual March session below:

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

Mah Jongg and Canasta Free Play Mashup

Mad for Mah Jongg or crazy for Canasta? Here’s your chance to meet other players, benefit from consistent play, and build your confidence. If playing Mah Jongg, we have eight cards for people to use, but if you are considering becoming a frequent player, please bring your own 2024 NMJL card (Available for purchase at nationalmahjonggleague.org). The Canasta card sets are on us and available for use. Register online for a spot in each individual session as we can only accommodate 16 people per afternoon.

Register for each individual March session below:

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Please register here so we make sure to have enough pizza!

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Please register here so we make sure to have enough pizza!

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

Tech Help

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 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. session, click here.

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

Tech Help

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 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. session, click here.

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

Tech Help

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 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. session, click here.
To register for the 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. session, click here.

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

Tech Help

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 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. session, click here.
To register for the 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. session, click here.

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

Tech Help

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 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. session, click here.
To register for the 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. session, click here.

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

Tech Help

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 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. session, click here.
To register for the 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. session, click here.

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

Tech Help

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 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. session, click here.
To register for the 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. session, click here.

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

On Retelling Greek Classics: An Exploration of the Modern Epics with Madeline Miller

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction.

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods’ wrath.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love.

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

20 Years of Dragon-Riding in YA Fantasy with International Bestselling Author Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him.

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

The Power of Friendships with NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships.

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship.

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters.

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship.

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

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

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating tile game. Over these three sessions, new players will be taught the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. You’ll soon be throwing out phrases like 6Bam! 2Crak! Green Dragon! and Mah Jongg! Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.

Space is very limited for this program so please only register here you can commit to all 3 weeks.

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

 

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Friday, February 9, 16, and 23

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating tile game. Over these three sessions, new players will be taught the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. You’ll soon be throwing out phrases like 6Bam! 2Crak! Green Dragon! and Mah Jongg! Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.

Space is very limited for this program so please only register here you can commit to all 3 weeks.

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

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Launched in 2011 in Connecticut by librarians Nadine Lipman (Waterford Public Library, retired) and Caitlin Augusta (Stratford Library) with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, TYCLD raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families.

Join the Rowayton Library in celebrating the 13th anniversary of this day on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024! Stop by the Rowayton Library and Rowayton Community Center with your child or children to enjoy fun activities, story times with our trustees, featured book displays, snacks, and lots more library fun!

Story times will take place every half hour beginning at 11:00 a.m.

No registration required!

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register here!

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register here!

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

Exploring Identity, Love, and Being Black in America in Fiction Writing: A Conversation with Award-Winning Author Jason Mott

You’re invited to join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book. This magnificent work of fiction is deeply honest, at times electrically funny, and is a book that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole.

In Hell of a Book, a Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and more urgent: Mott’s novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour.

As these characters’ stories build and converge, they astonish. While this heartbreaking and magical book entertains and is at once about family, love of parents and children, art and money, it’s also about the nation’s reckoning with a tragic police shooting playing over and over again on the news. And with what it can mean to be Black in America.

Unforgettably told, with an electrifying plot and characters who burn into your mind, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists, it truly becomes its title.

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Jason Mott is the author of two poetry collections and four novels. His first novel, The Returned, was adapted for television and aired on ABC under the title “Resurrection.” Since then, his novels that followed have received various accolades and acclaim. His most recent novel, Hell of a Book, won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction Winner, was a Carnegie Medals For Excellence Longlist nominee, and the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. He lives in hermitude in Southeastern North Carolina.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Spice, Spirit, and Swoon–A Guaranteed Happily Ever After with Rom-Com Author Tessa Bailey

Join us as the #1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey talks about the launch of her new super hot sports romance duology with a rom-com about a bad boy professional athlete who falls for his biggest fan in her new book Fangirl Down.

Wells Whitaker was once golf’s hottest rising star, but lately, all he has to show for his “promising” career is a killer hangover, a collection of broken clubs, and one remaining supporter. No matter how bad he plays, the beautiful, sunny redhead is always on the sidelines. He curses, she cheers. He scowls, she smiles. But when Wells quits in a blaze of glory, and his fangirl finally goes home, he knows he made the greatest mistake of his life.

Josephine Doyle believed in the gorgeous, grumpy golfer, even when he didn’t believe in himself. Yet after he throws in the towel, she begins to wonder if her faith was misplaced. Then a determined Wells shows up at her door with a wild proposal: be his new caddy, help him turn his game around, and split the prize money. And considering Josephine’s professional and personal life is in shambles, she could really use the cash…

As they travel together, spending days on the green and nights in neighboring hotel rooms, sparks fly. Before long, they’re inseparable, Wells starts winning again, and Josephine is surprised to find a sweet, thoughtful guy underneath his gruff, growly exterior. But Wells is technically her boss, and an athlete falling for his fangirl would be ridiculous… right? You’ll have to register to find out!

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: #1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey can solve all problems except for her own, so she focuses those efforts on stubborn, fictional blue-collar men and loyal, lovable heroines. She lives on Long Island, avoiding the sun and social interactions, then wonders why no one has called. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of dirty talk” by Entertainment Weekly, Tessa writes with spice, spirit, swoon, and a guaranteed happily ever after. Catch her on TikTok at @authortessabailey or check out tessabailey.com for a complete list of books.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Friday, February 9, 16, and 23

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating tile game. Over these three sessions, new players will be taught the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. You’ll soon be throwing out phrases like 6Bam! 2Crak! Green Dragon! and Mah Jongg! Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.

Space is very limited for this program so please only register here you can commit to all 3 weeks.

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

 

The New Yorker Discussion Group: Winter 2024 Session

January 18th through March 7th

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 chilly winter evening.

The magazine issue is on us. Stay tuned via our website and/or eblasts for the selected articles to be discussed each week.

Register 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.

The New Yorker Discussion Group: Winter 2024 Session

January 18th through March 7th

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 chilly winter evening.

The magazine issue is on us. Selected articles from the February 26ht issue for the February 29th meeting:

  • Page 7 and 8 – Talk of the Town: Dhruv Khullar on the issue of President Biden’s age, and the essence of Gwyneth
  • Page 12 – In the Weeds: The lows of trying to sell legal marijuana in New York by Jia Tolentino
  • Page 20 – Skin in the Game: The market for one-of-a-kind snakes by Rebecca Giggs
  • Page 28 – The Chaos Agent: How Matt Gaetz has thrived in a dysfunctional Congress by Dexter Filkins
  • Page 63 – Books: Looking back at 2020 by Adam Gopnik
  • Page 68 – Books: The book during centuries of wartime by Claudia Roth Pierpont

Register 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.

The New Yorker Discussion Group: Winter 2024 Session

January 18th through March 7th

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 chilly winter evening.

The magazine issue is on us. Selected articles from the February 12th & 19th issue for the February 22nd meeting:

  • Page 34 – The Oligarch’s Son: A teenager’s double identity by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Page 56 – Poem: “Definition” by Michael Ondaatje
  • Page 74 – Fiction: “That Girl” by Addie Citchens
  • Page 83 – Books: The nature of female violence by Alexandra Schwartz
  • Page 98 – The Theatre: “Days of Wine and Roses” and “The Animal Kingdom”
  • Page 100 – The Current Cinema: “The Taste of Things”, “Ennio”

Register 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.

The New Yorker Discussion Group: Winter 2024 Session

January 18th through March 7th

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 chilly winter evening.

The magazine issue is on us. Selected articles from the February 12th & 19th issue for the February 15th meeting:

  • Page 14 – The Talk of the Town: Pro-Whistling
  • Page 26 – The Friendship Challenge: On rivalry between girls by Mary Gaitskill
  • Page 50 – The Art of Change: Thelma Golden and the transformation of the Studio Museum by Calvin Tomkins
  • Page 62 – Last Resort: Inside a late-term abortion clinic by Maggie Shannon with Margaret Talbot
  • Page 89 – Books: What Baruch Spinoza teaches us by Adam Kirsch
  • Page 96 – On Television: Capote among the swans by Inkoo Kang

Register 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.

The New Yorker Discussion Group: Winter 2024 Session

January 18th through March 7th

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 chilly winter evening.

The magazine issue is on us. Selected articles from the February 5th issue for the February 8th meeting:

  • Page 7 – Talk of the Town: Amy Davidson Sorkin on the Trump veepstakes
  • Page 12 – Letter from Vermont: A Slippery Slope by Sheelah Kolhatkar
  • Page 20 – The Control of Nature: Burn Notice by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Page 24 – Annals of Music: The Next Scene by John Seabrook
  • Page 34 – A Reporter at Large: Democracy in Darkness by Masha Gessen

Register 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.

The New Yorker Discussion Group: Winter 2024 Session

January 18th through March 7th

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 chilly winter evening.

The magazine issue is on us. Selected articles from the January 29th issue for the February 1st meeting:

  • Page 14 – Goodyear: Tires, toenails, and a lifelong friendship by David Sedaris
  • Page 18 – Ruling Class Rules: How to thrive in the elite – while bashing it by Evan Osnos
  • Page 36 – Cave Woman: She lived underground for five hundred days by D.T. Max
  • Page 46 – Fiction: “Poor Houdini” by Anne Carson
  • Page 56 – Books: The architect of today’s divided Supreme Court by Jill Lepore

Register 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.

The New Yorker Discussion Group: Winter 2024 Session

January 18th through March 7th

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 chilly winter evening.

The magazine issue is on us. Selected articles from the January 22 issue for the January 25 meeting:

  • Page 12 – Detail Oriented: Jacqueline Novak’s precision comedy by Carrie Battan
  • Page 20 – Do No Harm: An addiction initiative in Oregon by E. Tammy Kim
  • Page 26 – Hostages: As Gaza burns, Netanyahu clings to power by David Remnick
  • Page 55 – Can I.P. survive A.I.? by Louis Menand
  • Page 61 – Books: What were witch trials really about? by Rivka Galchen

Register 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.

The New Yorker Discussion Group: Winter 2024 Session

January 18th through March 7th

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 chilly winter evening.

The magazine issue is on us.

Register here!

Selected articles from the January 15th issue for the January 18th discussion:

  • Page 12 – The Long Way: Tales of a teen-age wanderer by Jon Lee Anderson
  • Page 20 – Showing Up: How should we tackle school absenteeism? by Alec MacGillis
  • Page 50 – Empire as seen by Frantz Fanon and Ian Fleming by Daniel Immerwahr
  • Page 34 – Shamelessly Dramatic: The playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Julian Lucas
  • Page 58 – Bijayini Satpathy and Indian classical dance by Jennifer Homans

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.

Animal Embassy Presents: World Wildlife

Children in grade K through 5 are invited to join us as we welcome back Animal Embassy to take us on a journey around the globe with incredible live Animal Ambassadors. We’ll meet Animal Ambassadors representing diverse habitats such as a Eurasian Eagle Owl or an Indian Peahen. We’ll discover some amazing adaptations of some Ambassadors like an Indonesian Carpet Python and an African Bullfrog. And we’ll explore the Ambassador’s varying habitats as well as conservation issues and challenges they face. Animal Embassy enables children of all ages to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, interactive live animal presentation!

As this program is brought to us by an outside organization, we cannot exceed a specific maximum headcount capacity. As such, we ask that every child who wishes to attend be registered individually so that we may ensure that we do not exceed capacity.

Register here!

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

Spectactular Snowflakes

Did you know that the third Sunday in January is World Snow Day? And it’s almost here! To celebrate, children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us as we get crafty with jewels, buttons, sequins, and more to create Spectacular Snowflake chains! Glue and paint will be used so dress for mess!

Register here!

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

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs and created by the Foreign Policy Association. This program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year. The remaining topic and corresponding discussion meeting date is:

  • Wednesday, April 10 – Pandemic Preparedness

Rowayton resident Jim Frayer will facilitate discussions. Register here and pick up your briefing book at the library!

A video showing of the topic up for discussion will be shown at 6:30 p.m. every week. Actual discussion of the topic will begin at 7:00 p.m. Participants are invited to tune in to both!

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

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.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs and created by the Foreign Policy Association. This program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year. The remaining topics and corresponding discussion meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, March 27 – High Seas Treaty
  • Wednesday, April 10 – Pandemic Preparedness

Rowayton resident Jim Frayer will facilitate discussions. Register here and pick up your briefing book at the library!

A video showing of the topic up for discussion will be shown at 6:30 p.m. every week. Actual discussion of the topic will begin at 7:00 p.m. Participants are invited to tune in to both!

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

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.

Kids Tech: Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

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

Kids Tech: Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

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

Valerie Bolling Author Visit

Children in grades Pre-K to 2 (and their caregivers) are invited to join us as we welcome local author Valerie Bolling to the library! A featured author in last year’s CT Governor’s Summer Reading program, Valerie is passionate about creating stories in which all children can see themselves and feel seen and heard. We’ll listen to a reading of some of her books, like Bing, Bop, Bam, and ask her questions! Books will also be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Barrett Bookstore.

Register here!

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for the January 26 session here.

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each remaining individual January session below:

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each remaining individual January session below:

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each individual January session below:

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

Chair Dance with Claudia

Using many different styles of music, Claudia’s motivating, high energy dance class includes a classic dance movement warm-up using a chair, light weight strengthening exercises, and a full body stretch, using the mind-body connection to make this class both inspirational and fun.

Sing a little, dance a lot, move to your fullest potential, while getting a light aerobic workout, as well as gaining strength, flexibility, and energy. Posture awareness is the focus of this combination of standing, dance and chair stretch. Work out at your own pace while gaining benefits of the group energy.

Register here for this 45 minute workout that is guaranteed to make you feel great!

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

The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine: An Author Talk with Dr. Robert Lustig

Launch your New Year healthy with Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who has long been on the cutting edge of medicine and science. He challenges our current healthcare paradigm which has gone off the rails under the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government.

You can’t solve a problem if you don’t know what the problem is. One of Lustig’s singular gifts as a communicator is his ability to “connect the dots” for the general reader, in order to unpack the scientific data and concepts behind his arguments, as he tells the “real story of food” and “the story of real food.”

Dr. Lustig’s book, Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine, weaves the interconnected strands of nutrition, health/disease, medicine, environment, and society into a completely new fabric by proving on a scientific basis a series of iconoclastic revelations, among them:

  • Medicine for chronic disease treats symptoms, not the disease itself
  • You can diagnose your own biochemical profile
  • Chronic diseases are not “druggable,” but they are “foodable”
  • Processed food isn’t just toxic, it’s addictive
  • The war between vegan and keto is a false war—the combatants are on the same side
  • Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government are on the other side

Making the case that food is the only lever we have to affect biochemical change to improve our health, Lustig explains what to eat based on two novel criteria: protect the liver, and feed the gut. He insists that if we do not fix our food and change the way we eat, we will continue to court chronic disease, bankrupt healthcare, and threaten the planet. But there is hope: his book and this webinar explain what’s needed to fix all three. Dr. Lustig offers a doable plan for us to heal and restore our health and well-being with real food and, in the process, boost our immunity to viruses like Covid-19.

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He is one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry. He has dedicated his retirement from clinical medicine to help fix the food supply in any way he can, to reduce human suffering, and to salvage the environment. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976 and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine (2021). He is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL, he is on the Advisory Boards of the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health, the Center for Humane Technology, Simplex Health, Levels Health, and ReadOut Health, and he is the Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, Perfact, and Kalin Health.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Your Retirement: Dream or Disaster? How to Avoid the Hidden Traps in Retirement Planning Advice

Start your New Year off right and learn how to avoid the hidden traps in retirement planning advice! Did you know that a large financial portfolio, an estate plan, and long-term care insurance won’t be enough to prevent your dream retirement from becoming a disaster in the United States? Or do you know someone forced into institutional care after a health crisis, lost assets due to unplanned medical and long-term care costs, or became a burden on loved ones? According to Elder Law Attorney and bestselling author Rajiv Nagaich, these results are called “retirement plan failure.”  Over his 20-plus years of experience in United States elder law, Rajiv has developed a step-by-step guide to retirement planning by connecting the various dots of the retirement planning process. The LifePlanning approach is a system that brings together legal, financial, and housing issues into a coordinated effort that can work to make sure you don’t end up being forced into institutionalized care, going broke, and being a burden on your family. In this enlightening and informative webinar, Rajiv explains why “retirement plan failure” happens and how you can keep it from happening to you.

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Rajiv Nagaich, J.D. L.L.M., author of Your Retirement: Dream or Disaster, is an elder law attorney, speaker, and retirement planning visionary. He hosts two popular public television specials (Master Your Future and The Path to Happily Ever After) and the AgingOptions Radio Show, dispensing retirement planning advice to people in the Pacific Northwest for twenty years. Rajiv was inducted as a Fellow by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in 2014. He is a three-time NAELA Pacesetter Award winner and a commissioner at the Law and Aging Commission at the American Bar Association. Rajiv is the founding partner of Life Point Law in Federal Way, Washington, and the Chief Executive Officer of AgingOptions.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Embrace Love in the New Year: A Heartfelt Conversation with Rebecca Serle

Join us as we kick off the New Year talking to Rebecca Serle about her journey writing epic love stories to span generations. Learning the love story formula with Serle, we’ll chat with the author about her New York Times bestselling novels, One Italian SummerIn Five YearsThe Dinner List, and many more.

Additionally, in a special preview, Serle will briefly discuss her forthcoming novel (due out on March 5, 2024) Expiration Dates. In Expiration Dates, Daphne Bell believes the universe has a plan for her. Every time she meets a new man, she receives a slip of paper with his name and a number on it—the exact amount of time they will be together. The papers told her she’d spend three days with Martin in Paris; five weeks with Noah in San Francisco; and three months with Hugo, her ex-boyfriend turned best friend. Daphne has been receiving the numbered papers for over twenty years, always wondering when there might be one without an expiration. Finally, on the night of a blind date at her favorite Los Angeles restaurant, there’s only a name: Jake.

Told with her signature warmth and insight into matters of the heart, Rebecca Serle has finally set her sights on romantic love. The result is a gripping, emotional, passionate, and (yes) heartbreaking novel about what it means to be single, what it means to find love, and ultimately how we define each of them for ourselves. Expiration Dates is the one fans have been waiting for. Start your year with love and register now!

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Rebecca Serle is the New York Times bestselling author of Expiration DatesOne Italian SummerIn Five YearsThe Dinner List, and the young adult novels The Edge of Falling and When You Were Mine. Serle also developed the hit TV adaptation Famous in Love, based on her YA series of the same nameShe is a graduate of USC and The New School and lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Find out more at RebeccaSerle.com.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for the December 29 session here.

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each individual remaining December session below:

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each individual remaining December session below:

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

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each individual remaining December session below:

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

Petite Concerts Performance

Co-sponsored and hosted by the Rowayton Parents Exchange

Children ages 5 and under are invited to join us for a fun-filled musical performance by Petite Concerts! We’ll interact with music by dancing and singing along to some well-known classical tunes and then do a fun, musical-themed craft.

Registration is not required to attend but we do ask that you sign up here if you intend to join us, just to help us keep track.

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

Hot Cocoa To-Go

National Cocoa Day has already passed but every day of winter is a day for cocoa. Children ages 6 and up are invited to join us as we make a delicious winter treat—Hot Cocoa To-Go! We’ll put hot cocoa mix, chocolate chips, and marshmallows into a mason jar and then use ribbon and other adornments to decorate. A great gift for someone this holiday season!

Register here!

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

 

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each individual December session below:

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

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

 A program for parents and their high school teens

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 the lingering effects from the pandemic have 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.

Ron and Jackie 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 fall productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They will 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 in 2024

 A program for parents and their high school teens

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 the lingering effects from the pandemic have 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.

Ron and Jackie 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 fall productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They will 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.

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 session of the 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 session of the 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 session of the 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 session of the 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 session of the series is hosted by Darien Library.

Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education: An Author Talk with Stephanie Land

You’re invited to an afternoon chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks to us about her new memoir, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education.

When Stephanie Land set out to write her first book, a memoir titled Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was later adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix’s fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie’s escape from poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream.

In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn, including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, and navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn’t understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line—Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties.

Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition. In clear, candid, and moving prose, Class offers a searing indictment of America’s educational system and an inspiring testimony of a mother’s triumph against all odds.

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Stephanie Land is the author of the New York Times bestseller Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, called “a testimony…worth listening to,” by The New York Times and inspiration for the Netflix series Maid. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The GuardianThe Atlantic, and many other outlets. Her writing focuses on social and economic justice and parenting under the poverty line. She is a frequent speaker at colleges and national advocacy organizations. Find out more at @Stepville or Stepville.com.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Let’s Talk World Building with YA Fantasy Fiction Superstar Author Victoria Aveyard

Join us as the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen and Realm Breaker series, Victoria Aveyard, chats with us about YA fantasy fiction, world-building, and her incredible body of work!

In the bestselling series Realm Breaker, a strange darkness grows in Allward even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it in her small town at the edge of the sea. The long lost heir to an ancient lineage, it’s not until Corayne meets a rag-tag group of companions that she learns how to wield the magic slumbering in her blood—and how together they might stop what’s coming.

As the realm descends into chaos, the choices are clear: Save the world…or end it. Together, they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed.

Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series promises Breakneck adventure and impossible thrills! Register now to join the adventure!

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, and you can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.com.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Cookbook Book Club

Enjoy trying out new dishes?
Interested in sharing tips on how to tweak a recipe?
Want to swap cooking or baking suggestions over a delicious meal?

then this Book Club is for you!

Each season, we will hold a session where participants select recipes from a few chosen cookbooks in the library’s collection.

Then, make the dishes to bring to the library for a potluck dinner full of wonderful culinary delights, both savory and sweet.

This session, we welcome all participants to join us for another evening of having some fun with Ruth and Kerry and maybe learning a trick or two in the kitchen! It may be February, but we can all brighten up our go to winter dishes and bakes with new, sparky flavors. We’ll also find out what signature cocktail recipe Kerry has for us this winter!

The cookbooks selected for this session include:

  • AtoZ World Food recipes (www.rowayton.org/collection-resources/atoz-world-food)
  • The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained + More Than 100 Essential Recipes by Nik Sharma is not new but a revisit showed why it quickly became a classic. Flavor optimization is the core of a great dish and Sharma’s imaginative, accessible recipes will show you how to deliver on that promise.
  • Food52 recipes (www.food52.com/recipes)
  • Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean by Christopher Kimball broadens the definition of Mediterranean cuisine to include all the countries “from Gibraltar to Lebanon”. There are no time consuming and complicated techniques – what is in abundance is fresh ideas and tastes.
  • The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking by America’s Test Kitchen takes a fresh look at some classics, loads up on super helpful hints via the Think Like a Cook sidebars, and last but certainly not least will teach you how to be an Avocado Whisperer.
  • Snacking Bakes by Yossy Arefi is accurately subtitled “simple recipes for cookies, bars, brownies and more”. This book is fun to explore, packed with (one bowl!) sweet and savory bakes.
  • Zingerman’s Bakehouse Celebrate Every Day is a treasure house of recipes for all occasions. The soups are scrumptious, the Chicago deep dish pizza had our name on it, and every beautifully photographed dish presents a temptation. Excellent instructions put executing the recipes within reach.

What you need to do:

  • Register here.
  • Come to the library and select a recipe and let us know which one you will bring to the potluck. Participants may make free copies of their chosen recipe at the library.
  • Bring your dish and a copy of your recipe (annotated, if applicable) on the evening of the event. We can reheat in a microwave, but please have food table-ready and bring the appropriate serving utensil.

We will supply liquid refreshments and paper supplies.

Questions? Contact the library at library@rowayton.org.

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