1. 2014 Annual Meeting at Darien Library with Author Kate Manning


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    Saturday, November 1, 2014 Our guest speaker for the night was Kate Manning, author of My Notorious Life. This novel is the evocative, absolutely unforgettable new novel from Kate Manning. Inspired by the true story of Ann Trow Lohman, a female physician who became one of the most controversial figures in Victorian New York City. My Notorious Life, now published in paperback, vibrantly portrays a charismatic, passionate woman who changed the lives of countless others.

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    • Meet the Author: Michael Korda


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      On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Michael Korda was our featured speaker. His latest book is Charmed Lives. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-michael-korda

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      • ChinaFile Presents: Dan Washburn and Jeremy Schaap on 'The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream'


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        4 September 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm 725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street) New York, NY Tickets: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/chinafile-presents-dan-washburn-and-jeremy-schaap-forbidden-game-golf-and-chinese-dr Join award-winning journalist Dan Washburn and ESPN correspondent Jeremy Schaap for a discussion of Washburn's new book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, which uses the politically taboo topic of golf to paint what critics are calling "an illuminating portrait of modern China." The Forbidden Game follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China's bizarre golf scene, where new golf courses are at once banned and booming. Washburn, who lived in China from 2002 to 2011, spent more than seven years researching and writing the book described as "strikingly original" by The Wall Street Journal and "gripping" by The Economist. Book sales and signing to follow. -- Dan Washburn is an award-winning reporter and managing editor at the Asia Society. His writing has appeared in FT Weekend Magazine, Slate, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Economist, Golf World, Golf Digest, ESPN.com, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. His work has been featured in the anthologies Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China and Inside the Ropes: Sportswriters Get Their Game On. Dan is also the founding editor of Shanghaiist.com, one of the most widely read English-language websites about China. Jeremy Schaap, an ESPN reporter since 1996, has won eight national Sports Emmy Awards and many other honors for his work, including two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, in 2012 and 2014, and a National Headliner Award, in 2007. He is the author of Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History, a New York Times bestseller, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics.

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        • Meet the Author: Erica Perl


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          You know what? What? Chicken butt! This joke is a humorous picture book by Erica S. Perl. During her visit to Fairfax Network and the Meet the Author studio, Perl says ideas pop in her head like popcorn and she writes them down.

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          • Meet the Author: Robert H. Patton


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            On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Robert H. Patton, author of Hell Before Breakfast, was our featured speaker. From the acclaimed author of The Pattons and Patriot Pirates: a book that celebrates America's forgotten war correspondents, men who were legends in their time; who, between 1860 and 1910, between the Civil War and the Spanish-American War—when empires fell and dynasties flourished—led romantic, thrilling lives on the edgiest frontiers of time and place: seeing the world, breaking the stories, making news themselves during the time when newspapers made the most foreign of landscapes available, and the circulation wars were revolutionizing contemporary life, shaping global events, and making history.

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            • Meet the Author: Jenny Rosenstrach


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              On Thursday, June 21, 2012, Jenny Rosenstrach, author of Dinner: A Love Story was our featured speaker. Jenny’s blog, Dinner: A Love Story, is where she shares her practical, laid-back advice on the family dinner ritual. The site, launched in March 2009, soon attracted tens of thousands of unique visits. Part cookbook, part memoir, Dinner: A Love Story provides a no-nonsense, non-judgmental approach to an issue that many parents struggle with—putting dinner on the table every night and trying to regain the benefits of the lost art of the family meal. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-jenny-rosenstrach

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              • Meet the Author: Diana Abu-Jaber


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                As part of our Fall 2011 Author Series, Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds of Paradise, visited Darien Library. For more information, please see http://www.darienlibrary.org/2011/10/03/meet-author-diana-abu-jaber

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                • Meet the Author: Michael Hainey at the Book Group Expo


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                  On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, New York Times bestselling author, Michael Hainey, was our keynote speaker at the Book Group Expo. He reads from his memoir, "After Visiting Friends." For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/book-group-expo-special-guest-michael-hainey

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                  • Meet the Author


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                    From its inception, the Fairfax Network’s Meet the Author series has promoted literacy, and an interest in reading and writing, by giving students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.” During the half-hour program, authors describe their approach to the writing process, talk about character development, and sometimes share a sneak peek at their books not yet published. During live programs, students ask questions, inspiring lively and impromptu responses from the authors.

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                    • Meet the Author: Wendy Lichtman Student Clip


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                      Author Wendy Lichtman talks about writing mysteries and solving problems—-that is, math problems. In this video clip, students compare themselves to math signs.

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