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New Canaan Library celebrates 100 years at Cherry and Main

Published 12:41 pm, Friday, January 11, 2013
  • The New Canaan Library will celebrate 100 years during a daylong event on Sunday, Jan. 13. Photo: Contributed
    The New Canaan Library will celebrate 100 years during a daylong event on Sunday, Jan. 13. Photo: Contributed

 

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New Canaan Library will celebrate its 100-year anniversary at the corner of Cherry and Main streets on Sunday, Jan. 13.

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.

What was being read 100 years ago and what was happening in the world are some of the questions to be explored. Timelines and visual displays, a time capsule and library artifacts will highlight the library -- and the world -- over the decades.

The Notes in Midwinter concert series will open the celebration with a 2 p.m. performance by the Glorian Duo plus One, featuring Wendy Kerner on harp, Donna Milanovich on flute and guest artist Liuh-Wen Ting on viola.

The children's area will offer many activities, also at 2 p.m., with 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.