Upcoming Events

Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness

When you are in a hurry, are you saving time or losing time? Come join us on Tuesday, December 5, in the Youth Services Program Room, Radcliffe Children’s Library, for a Mindful Moment during the holiday rush to reclaim your time and your center. The class will be taught by Dr. Nancy Boksenbaum, a Clinical Psychologist, Relational Psychoanalyst, and Mindfulness/Meditation Teacher. You’ll learn simple mindfulness techniques to help you savor time even during all the hustle and bustle. It just might be one of the best gifts you give yourself and your loved ones.

Dr. Nancy is a resident of Old Greenwich and has a private practice in Stamford, Connecticut, where she works with children, adolescents and their parents, individual adults, and couples. Dr. Nancy leads mindfulness meditation seminars in the workplace, home, and community. She recently taught “Awaken Your Senses” at Greenwich Point.

Dr. Nancy is a member of the American Psychological Association, Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and the McLean Meditation Institute.

You can follow Dr. Nancy for Daily Mindful Moments on Instagram @withdrnancy_.

Please register for this free program.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at jsgammato@perrotlibrary.org.

“The Art of Marrying Well,” A Book Talk with Andrew Niblock

Andrew Niblock, author of The Art of Marrying Well, will give a book talk on Monday, December 11, at 7 pm in the Youth Services Program Room, Radcliffe Children’s Library, Perrot Memorial Library.

Mr. Niblock was diagnosed with ALS in 2016 at the age of 41. As the illness changed his pace and perspective, Andrew broadened his reach as an educator, communicating with students and parents about what it takes to live a meaningful, connected, and joyful life. He is currently Director of Schoolwide Initiatives at Greenwich Country Day School.

In his book, The Art of Marrying Well, which Andrew wrote on a tablet using his eyes, he shares vital life lessons.

“My book is a collection of poems, essays, notes, and a little something extra. Living with ALS and writing on a tablet with my eyes are daily challenges, but I have learned to grab the opportunities each provides with the help of an amazing team of family and friends. It is that hopeful enthusiasm and curiosity that drives my writing. I believe it’s worth sharing,” he said.

Niblock’s uplifting message and indomitable positivity comes through in each piece, giving readers a reminder of what truly matters–and a guide for living in alignment with those values.

Please register for this free program.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at jsgammato@perrotlibrary.org

Qigong Class at the Library

Donna Bunte of Donna Bunte Whole Health will teach a qigong class at Perrot Library on Wednesday, December 13, from 8 to 9 am in the Youth Services Program Room, Radcliffe Children’s Library. 

Qigong is a form of meditation in motion that is at least 2,000 years old. It is a very calming routine used to increase mindfulness, and it is also used for building strength, balance, flexibility, and resiliency. The practice of qigong can be done standing or sitting and can be practiced by almost anyone young or old. 

Donna has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1996 when she graduated from Chinese medical school in New York City and became a licensed acupuncturist in New York and Connecticut. Qigong and tai chi were her first introduction to Chinese medicine and energy exercises in 1980 in New York City, years before she studied Chinese medicine. Donna has studied with a variety of teachers, including Robert Peng and Daisy Lee, and began teaching qigong in Greenwich in 2017.  She has taught classes locally since then, as well as online during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Please register for this free class.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at lending@perrotlibrary.org.

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