Talk with Former UCONN Basketball Star Craig Austrie
Sunday, March 20th, 2011, at 3 P.M. in the Library
Stamford native and former UCONN basketball star Craig Austrie will speak to kids and parents about his philosophy of succeeding in sports even when they odds may seem to be against you. Based on his own experience, Austrie acknowledges that everyone has some limitations, but with commitment, discipline and dedication, everyone can develop the confidence they need to succeed.
Greenwich Reads Together: Discussion of The Book Thief
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, at 7:30 P.M. in the Library
Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. Perrot Library will be hosting a discussion of Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief led by a facilitator from the American Pen Women. Set during World War II in Germany, Zusak’s groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist, books. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
Writing Your First Novel: From Page One to Publisher, with Howard Roughan
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, at 7:30 P.M. in the Library
Author and Riverside native Howard Roughan will lead a unique discussion on writing your first novel. He will also be talking about his solo novels, The Up and Comer and Promise of a Lie, as well as his numerous collaborations with James Patterson. This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring writers, publishing enthusiasts, and book lovers alike to learn about the process from an expert. Copies of Mr. Roughan’s books will be available at the event for purchase and signing.
American Rose: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, at 7:30 P.M. in the Library
Best-selling author Karen Abbott will discuss her recently released book, American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee. Abbott’s book tells the gripping and expansive story of America’s coming of age in the Roaring Twenties, through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous adult entertainer, and the world she survived and conquered.