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Friends Friday Film is Melancholia

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This week’s Friends Friday Film is “Melancholia,” a beautiful movie about the end of the world — well that’s how the director, Lars von Trier, describes it. During the course of their lavish wedding at a palatial country estate, Michael and Justine find that an unidentified planet has emerged from behind the sun and appears […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Programs

New Documentary Films at Greenwich Library

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On This Just In, Greenwich Library’s blog about new acquisitions, librarian Stephen Schmidt has a great entry on the latest documentary films. It’s an eclectic mix including movies about Dominican baseball players, double agents, John Lennon and radical performance art. A little something for everyone. [Read More]

“Mid-August Lunch” in Mid-October

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This evening’s Friends Friday Film is “Mid-August Lunch,” a sunny comedy in Italian with English subtitles. Released in 2008 and directed by Gianni de Gregorio, the movie tells the story of a sixtyish man who lives with his mother and suddenly finds himself running an informal home for the elderly in his own apartment. Admission […] [Read More]
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Cinematic Satchmo

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This evening, as a part of Louis Armstrong Month at Greenwich Library, the Friends Friday Film series will screen rare footage of Louis Armstrong. The various films come from the Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College and will be presented with commentary by archivist and Armstrong biographer, Ricky Riccardi. Admission to the Friends Friday Films […] [Read More]
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Louis Armstrong Month Festivities

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This Friday at 3 p.m., we celebrate Louis Armstrong Month at Greenwich Library with a Master Class on “West End Blues.” Trumpeter and bandleader Wendell Brunious, of the prominent New Orleans musical family, will have an open rehearsal followed by a discussion of Armstrong’s music, beginning with the classic, “West End Blues.” Armstrong’s 1928 recording […] [Read More]
Categories: Concerts, Programs

“The Descendents” is the Friends Friday Film This Week

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This week’s Friends Friday Film is “The Descendants” starring George Clooney. This 2011 movie directed by Alexander Payne is a seriocomic look at a family tragedy as Clooney manages a multimillion dollar trust and his personal tragedies. The movie runs 115 minutes and is rated R. Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free. This […] [Read More]
Categories: Programs

Banned Books Week – Amazing Video

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To honor the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, Bookmans, an independent bookstore in Arizona, created this powerful video using passages from banned books. Take a look: [Read More]
Categories: Books, In the News

YA Author Annabel Monaghan to Give Teen Writing Workshop

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Registration opens today for acclaimed Young Adult author Annabel Monaghan‘s teen writing workshop at Greenwich Library on Tuesday, October 16 at 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Monaghan will begin by discussing her debut YA novel,  A Girl Named Digit. Monaghan’s book is a thriller about teen math genius Farrah, nicknamed Digit, and her mad […] [Read More]
Categories: Teen Programs