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In keeping with the Chamber’s mission of “Connecting The Community With Commerce” this Calendar was created to allow member businesses and New Canaan based non-profits to promote their upcoming events to the public. The Community Calendar is a local resource for all residents and visitors and has quickly become one of the most visited pages on the site. Events can be submitted via the link below and will be reviewed and posted within 24-48 hours.
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New Canaan Library

151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
203-594-5003

December 2016

A Delicious Demonstration at New Canaan Library: All Things Chocolate Truffles

December 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

If you love chocolate or chocolate making be sure to attend this special workshop at New Canaan Library, Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Professional Chocolatier Maria Brandiff will demonstrate the precise art of truffle making. Learn about the difference between tempered and untempered chocolate, hear about the best chocolate melting methods, and experiment with different flavors. Then taste the amazing outcomes!

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January 2017

Wellness in 2017: An Integrative, Holistic Approach to Health and Tranquility

January 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

New Canaan Library and Stamford Hospital invite you to start the new year off on a healthy path with an introduction to integrative medicine.

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February 2017

Chocolate Truffles with a Surprisingly Healthy Twist : Learn How and Why at New Canaan Library .

February 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

Attendees will learn the basics, then discover how vegan and reduced calorie substitutes can make a healthier (but still delicious) chocolate truffle.
Brandiff will talk about the health benefits of dark chocolate, and demonstrate how to make a healthy "bark" filled with berries, nuts and seeds. The best part? Tasting the amazing outcomes. Handouts will be available to take home, with additional healthy chocolate recipes.

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April 2017

New Canaan Library Hosts Talk by Fairfield County Hospice House

April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Free

New Canaan Library welcomes leaders from the Fairfield County Hospice House on Tuesday, April 4 to speak about the first house dedicated to hospice care in the state of Connecticut. The house, scheduled to open in 2017, will be a place where people can spend their final days surrounded by family and friends in a home environment.

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New Canaan Library is Broadway Bound with new Musical Amélie

April 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
250.00$

New Canaan Library is pleased to present a unique opportunity to support the Library while being part of the excitement surrounding the spring opening of a new Broadway musical, Amélie. Based on the Academy Award-winning French film of the same name and starring Tony Award - nominated Phillipa Soo of Hamilton fame, Amélie, A New Musical is slated to open on Broadway in early April. After its successful pre-Broadway run in Los Angeles, the LA Times said Amélie is "a sparkling musical and an enchanting act of theatrical reinvention."

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June 2017

at Books & Beats, New Canaan Library’s Miami Inspired Fundraising Event Launches Summer!

June 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

New Canaan's favorite summer kick-off event, Books and Beats is back and better than ever this year on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Glamorous cabana lounges, great dance music and a specialty tequila tasting bar will guarantee another white-hot Miami dance party vibe!

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January 2019

Authors at New Canaan Library: Tony and Matt Pavia

January 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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An American Town and the Vietnam War tells the story of the Vietnam War as it was experienced by the young men and women from one “all-American” town, Stamford, Connecticut, who left home to serve, and of the families who carried on at home waiting for the return of their loved ones. It also honors the memory of the twenty-nine young men from Stamford who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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February 2019

Plantscaping with Indoor Gardens and Flowers Presented by Jennifer Yates at New Canaan Library

February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A unique program on how to add positive energy to your home through plants and flowers.

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March 2019

Peter Brown, Author of The Wild Robot

March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Library is pleased to welcome Peter Brown, the book’s award winning author/illustrator, for two events for young readers.

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Science in the News: From Micro to Macro

March 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Shape is just as critical to function at the molecular level where changes in shape can have dramatic consequences ranging from disease to agricultural productivity.

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April 2019

Recycling 101: What’s In, What’s Out, and Why

April 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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With our municipal budgets stretched to the max and the effects of climate change looming large, it’s critical for us to understand the proper way to recycle in New Canaan.

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Director of Connecticut Audubon Society Speaks at New Canaan Library: Landscaping for Birds, Butterflies and Other Critters

April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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An informative talk on how native trees, shrubs and other plants can help bring one’s yard to life.

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Science in the News presents “Flesh, Blood, and Bone”

April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Earth is home to a startling variety of life, from giant whales to tiny insects. But how did such a variety of life come about, and how did life change over time?

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College Applications: The Write Way

April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A valuable program on the college essay and application process.

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Stoddard Art Lecture at New Canaan Library Presents: Gaston Lachaise and his American Muse: Their life, love, and legacy (1882-1935)

April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome Paula Hornbostel, Director and a Trustee of the Lachaise Foundation, as guest lecturer for this year’s annual Stoddard Art Lecture. Ms. Hornbostel will speak about Gaston Lachaise, one of the 20th Century’s most daring and celebrated sculptors. The Stoddard Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room, preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m. Please register to attend, online at newcanaanlibrary.org. ‘The man…

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May 2019

“Bag It” Movie Screening

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Bag It is a documentary film that invites viewers to make their communities a little less plastic

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Science in the News presents: The Molecular Macarena: Coordinating Your Body’s Movements

May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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“The Molecular Macarena: Coordinating Your Body’s Movements.”

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June 2019

New Canaan String Quartet to Perform at New Canaan Library

June 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Enjoy beautiful music as well as the enthusiasm of youth when the New Canaan String Quartet performs at New Canaan Library.

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A Parent Forum: How to Support Your Kids and Yourself When Dealing with Difficult Topics

June 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Tips and guided discussion with Q&A and resource information provided.

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September 2019

Authors @New Canaan Library Presents Kumiko Makihara, Introducing her Memoir Dear Diary Boy

September 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Author and journalist Kumiko Makihara will discuss the competitive Japanese school system.

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New Canaan Library and United Methodist Church Remember the Emanuel Church Shooting with Documentary and Conversations with Church Members Present that Fateful Day

September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A very important and thoughtful evening that commemorates and examines the tragic events of the Emanuel African Methodist Church shooting that occurred on July 17, 2015.

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Fully Alive in Christ for Youth with the Rev. Justin Crisp

September 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Fr. Justin as he shares insights from the Life Worth Living and Christ projects at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture.

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Authors @New Canaan Library presents Emma Donoghue, Introducing Latest Novel Akin

September 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller Room, introducing her just released novel Akin.

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Staying Healthy in Our Changing Climate

September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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How climate change is currently affecting our health in Connecticut and what we can expect in the future.

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October 2019

MIDDLE GRADE AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA!!

October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A fantastic lineup of nationally published and award-winning children’s authors will discuss their work and themselves at this informal panel discussion.

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November 2019

The Origins of Our Constitutional Rights, A Six Part Lecture Series, Presented at New Canaan Library

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A discussion about the origins of specific constitutional rights.

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Artificial Intelligence: The Ethics, Impact and Applications of AI,

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join New Canaan Library in welcoming John Preli, a professional in the technology industry, who will demystify some of the many aspects of artificial intelligence

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December 2019

Grief is Inevitable: How do we help children and teens manage and understand it

December 10, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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How do we help children and teens manage and understand grief

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Self-Care for the Holiday Season: Stress Less, Enjoy More and Feel Healthy Presented at New Canaan Library by Nutritionist Jay Wolkoff

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Discussion on how integrative and natural strategies can boost immunities and calm emotions, resulting in happier holidays and less stress

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January 2020

Brennan Center for Justice President to Speak

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This lecture, the second in a six-part series on the Constitution, explores the history of the right to keep and bear arms and what that Amendment means in the 21st Century.

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“Landscape Poetry” by Claudia Mengel, is Next Exhibition to Open at New Canaan Library’s Curtis Gallery

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Nature’s softer side, and the fluid, sometimes ethereal, quality of landscapes resonates in the luscious paintings that comprise the new works featured in Claudia Mengel’s show, “Landscape Poetry

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February 2020

Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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An interactive presentation where guests learn ways—both big and small—to make our lives healthier and better for the environment.

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Watch and Discuss the Award-Winning Documentary 13th with Bishop John Selders

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Bishop John Selders will introduce the film and answer questions upon its completion.

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How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come learn strategies for communicating effectively with the young children in your life

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March 2020

Women’s History Month One Book / New Canaan

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The incredible true story of Hedy Lamarr.

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June 2020

Green Energy Financing with the Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE Program

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come learn about the Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) Program

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Reducing and Recycling During the Pandemic

June 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Tiger Mann, Director of New Canaan Public Works, will be joined by Jennifer Heaton-Jones of the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, and Mark O’Brien from Oak Ridge, to tell us how to get recycling right.

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July 2020

“Is Telehealth Here to Stay” is Topic of Live Webinar Hosted by New Canaan Library

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Discussion on how the structure of telehealth visits and the effectiveness of telehealth in comparison to in-person visits.

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