1. Meet the Author: Susan Cain


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    Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking was our featured speaker on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-susan-cain

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    • Mee the Author: Lee Child at Darien Library


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      On Sunday, June 6, 2010, our Spring Author Series concluded with a visit from bestselling author Lee Child. Lee Child is the #1 bestselling author of 14 Reacher thrillers, including his newest, 61 Hours, which was published om May 18th. The series character Jack Reacher is a former United States Army Military Policeman who led a fictional unit, the 110th Special Investigations Unit, formed to handle exceptionally tough cases, especially those involving members of the United States Army Special Forces. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2010/05/21/meet-author-lee-child

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      • Meet the Author: David Baldacci at Darien Library


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        On November 5, 2009, David Baldacci, author of "True Blue" visited Darien Library. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2009/10/23/its-true-david-baldacci-coming-darien-library

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        • Meet the Author - Andrew Smith


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          Meet the Author - Andrew Smith

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          • Meet the Author: Simon von Booy


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            On July 19, 2011, Simon van Booy, author of the award-winning short stories “Love Begins in Winter” and “The Secret Lives of People in Love,” visited Darien Library to discuss his work. For more information about his visit, please see: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2011/07/10/meet-author-simon-van-booy

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            • 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: Brandon Sanderson


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                Brandon Sanderson November 13, 2009 Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center Brandon Sanderson is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed first novel Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy, the middle grade Alcatraz series and Warbreaker. In December of 2007, Brandon was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's bestselling Wheel of Time series.

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                • Jonathan Adler, author of the Happy Chic series


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                  On Thursday, February 3, 2011, Darien Library kicked off its Winter/Spring 2011 Author Series with interior designer Jonathan Adler. He spoke about his new collection of books, The Happy Chic Series (featuring "Happy Chic Accessorizing" and "Happy Chic Colors"). For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2011/01/20/meet-author-jonathan-adler

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                  • Meet the Author: Mary Downing Hahn


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                    Mary Downing Hahn is best known for Daphne's Book, Wait Till Helen Comes, The Doll in the Garden, The Dead Man in Indian Creek, Stepping on the Cracks, and A Time for Andrew. She is also known for her keen sense of detail, suspense, and rich narrative style. In her 1999 visit to our MTA studio, Hahn and students discuss imagination and good mysteries for young adults. in this clip, author Hahn explains why writers play different roles.

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                    • Meet the Authors - The Beekman Boys


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                      Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, better known as The Beekman Boys and authors of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook will be our featured speakers on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. “Heirlooms” of any type have a sentimental or intrinsic value greater than their assigned monetary figure. They are often irreplaceable, and because of this, they are treasured and passed down from one generation to the next. With this in mind, best-selling Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, also known as The Fabulous Beekman Boys set out to create The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook showcasing heirloom fruits and vegetables and recipes from their farm, family, and friends. Each recipe is simple and delicious, arranged by season, and intended for both every day and special occasions. From springtime pea pod risotto and summery strawberry shortcake to quick braised collards in autumn and yummy chicken ‘n’ dumplings for a snowy winter’s day, this is simple yet luscious farm-fresh fare that everyone will love. For more information, please visit http://www.darienlibrary.org/2011/10/31/meet-authors-fabulous-beekman-boys

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