At Cherry and Main for 100 years


New Canaan Library will celebrate its 100-year anniversary at the corner of Cherry and Main streets on Sunday, Jan. 13, at a daylong event. Patrons and guests are invited to join in the celebration and learn the history of the New Canaan landmark, with events and displays throughout the library.
Timelines and visual displays, a “time capsule” and library artifacts will highlight the library – and the world – over the decades.
The festivities begin with the Notes in Midwinter concert at 2 p.m. with the Glorian Duo plus One, featuring Wendy Kerner on harp, Donna Milanovich on flute and guest artist Liuh-Wen Ting on viola.
In the children’s area will be many other activities, also starting at 2 p.m., including a special “period” storytime, featuring classic children’s tales. Throughout the afternoon, children can enjoy cupcakes, ongoing arts and crafts and coloring. For parents, posters of the popular books, toys, games and television shows of each of the 10 decades will be on display.
The celebration will continue throughout January by making “100 Years at the Corner of Cherry and Main” the topic for the monthly “Let’s Talk About” outreach program for seniors.
The day’s celebration will conclude with a reception featuring cake and refreshments at 4 p.m. and farewell remarks by Director Alice Knapp. The library will also take the opportunity to recognize longtime supporters Hud and Pat Stoddard by naming them honorary lifetime trustees. Keyboardist George Baker will provide the entertainment at the reception.
For information, call 203-594-5003.

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