1. Meet the Author: James Gleick

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    On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 , James Gleick, author of The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, was our featured speaker. From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa’s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-james-gleick

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    • Meet the Author: A. J. Jacobs at Darien Library

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      On October 4, 2009, A.J. Jacobs, author of "The Guinea Pig Diaries," was our featured speaker. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2009/10/05/aj-effect

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      • Meet the Author: Michael Korda

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        On February 8, 2009, author Michael Korda visited Darien Library to discuss his new book, "With Wings Like Eagles." For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/catalog/books/prepare-be-mesmerized

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        • Meet the Author: Norb Vonnegut at Darien Library

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          On December 17, 2009, author Norb Vonnegut, of "Top Producer" visited Darien Library. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2009/11/25/top-producer-production

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          • Meet The Author: Charlotte Smith at Darien Library

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            On Wednesday, April 28th, 2010, Charlotte Smith visited the Library to talk about her book "Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells A Story." For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2010/04/01/weve-got-passion-fashion

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            • Meet the Author: Bob Spitz

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              On Monday, September 10, 2012, Bob Spitz, author of Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child was our guest speaker. It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that’s exactly what Julia Child did. The warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. Now, in Bob Spitz’s definitive biography, he provides a clear-eyed portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time — a woman known to all, yet known by only a few. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-bob-spitz

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              • Behind the Book: The Gift of Forgiveness

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                Behind the Book: Author Denise Renner talks about her book, "The Gift of Forgiveness." Produced by: Zoe Life Creative Media www.zoelifecreative.com

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                • Meet the Author: Eric Asimov

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                  On Thursday, December 13, 2012, author Eric Asimov was our featured speaker. He wrote, "How to Love Wine." For more information, please see: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-eric-asimov

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                  • Meet the Author: Julie Jason

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                    On Thursday, March 8, 2012, Julie Jason, author of Managing Retirement Wealth, came to Darien Library. A real concern for investors approaching retirement is losing assets in volatile or down market periods, and as a result, having to either work longer or reduce lifestyles. Managing Retirement Wealth will help you anticipate market-moving events, graduate from random buying and selling, and construct a goal-directed personal portfolio customized to serve you and your family for a lifetime. For more information, please visit: darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-julie-jason

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                    • Meet the Author: Nina Sankovitch

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                      As part of our Fall 2011 Author Series, Nina Sankovitch, author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading, visited Darien Library. Enjoy this sample of Nina Sankovitch's talk! For more information, please see http://www.darienlibrary.org/2011/09/06/meet-author-nina-sankovitch

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