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Today is September 28, 2016

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org

Friday, September 30th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 8:11PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, fundraiser, Pequot, library, artists, annual
    - 19th Annual Art Show: Art & Community: Revealing the Art Within
    Entry deadline: October 1, 2016

    Calling all artists working in any style, subject, or medium. Abstract or realistic, all subjects and styles are welcome!

    Please visit click for details to print out an entry form, or visit Pequot Library to pick up a Call for Entries brochure. Return your completed form to the Library, along with your payment. Funds raised support creative programming and library services at Pequot Library.

    Guidelines
    Maximum of two pieces per artist. Limited to works that have not been shown in a previous Pequot Library Art Show. 2D artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped and installation ready. All artwork must be wired for hanging, no hooks. Pieces that are not prepared for hanging will not be accepted. 3D art must have its own professional-looking means of display. Maximum dimensions are 40” x 36” in either direction.

    Each piece must be clearly marked with the artist's name and title of the piece on reverse of the artwork. Space is limited - entries are accepted in the order in which they are received. All accepted entries must be for sale. No exceptions. Art is displayed at the discretion of Pequot Library.

    Fee
    Entry fee: $25 per piece. (Non-refundable.) Free entry to closing night Artists and Collectors Party on Tuesday, October 18 from 5 - 7pm.

    Submit and Sell
    All entries should be dropped off at Pequot Library between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, October 8. While all entries are accepted to the exhibition, the Art Show will be judged by Preview Party guests for the top three choices. Chosen artists will be included in a 2017 group exhibition at Pequot Library. Sale proceeds are split 50/50 between the artist and Pequot Library.

    In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, we have created five days of activities and events for people of all ages. There will be a Preview Benefit Party, a Pequot Quick Paint and Sale, two children's art workshops - "Cerealsim: Pop Art Workshop" and "Finding Your Artist Within," a Gallery Talk and Reception, our Community Art Exhibition, and an Artists and Collectors Party - all wrapped up in five fabulous days of fun and fundraising.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Caroline Crawford 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - October 1-9. Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM. The largest hot-air balloon gathering in the world. Featuring more than 500 hot-air and gas balloons, specialty shaped balloons and more. Includes entries from more than 20 countries. For more information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Established in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. For information visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Sep 2, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           
  • - October 1, 1932 in the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series, with a count of two balls and two strikes, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers in Chicago's Wrigley Field and followed up by hitting a soaring home run high above the very spot to which he had just gestured. Did he really call his shot? Some Disagree, some eyewitnesses and Cubs pitcher Charlie Root believe he did not. Even Babe Ruth's Daughter said that he denied it, but Babe himself also claimed he did it.
     
           

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - 40 award winning restaurants with every New England state represented!

    •You’re the judge in this unique “fun”raiser in the ongoing fight against hunger!
    •You’ll get a spoon, ballot & pencil – enjoy unlimited sampling and then rate your favorites!
    •Four categories to judge: New England Clam, Manhattan/Rhode Island Clam, Creative Chowder and Soup/Bisque
    •More than just soup:
    – Enjoy our Italian-themed section called “Ciao”dafest
    – Sample chips & salsa in our ChowdaMex section
    – Indulge in ice cream & cheese in our Farm to Table section
    – Quench your thirst in our Beverage Bog
    – Snack on down in our kids (of all ages) section where kids also get free* chef hats to decorate. *while supplies last
    •Still the best deal in town: Tickets just $15, Kids (6-12) $5 and FREE PARKING
    •Conveniently located at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport CT off Exit 18 off I-95
    •A zero waste event and the model of event sustainability as everything gets composted or recycled

    Chowdafest benefits Community Plates in an effort to alleviate hunger and promotes the Friends of Sherwood Island and Kids Helping Kids Foundations
    Sherwood Island State Park
           
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Religious Events, Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    -
    Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
    click for details
    For more information:
    Mitchell Tilkin (203) 410-9260
    chj.fairfield@gmail.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ) will hold its annual High Holiday services at The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Rd. All services and programs are free and open to the public, and free childcare is provided during daytime programming. Services include readings, music and reflection about the major themes of the holiday, including self-examination and renewed commitment to positive action.

    The schedule for the holidays is as follows:
    Rosh Hashanah Eve Service (Oneg to follow) with the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
    Sunday, October 2nd, Doors open at 7:00. Services start promptly at 7:30.
    Featuring, Jeff Greenberg, flute Igor Pasternak, Piano and Anna Slate, vocalist
    Speaker Steven Getz of Fairfield “Letters to Self – A Rosh Hashanah Story”

    Rosh Hashanah Day Program Monday, October 3rd:
    1:00-1: 45pm Rosh Family Service led by Jenny Ginsberg of Norwalk
    2:00 -2:15 Tashlich: Parting with our bad ways at Waters Edge led by Alan Katz of Fairfield
    2:30 -3:30 Jews and the Environment from Ancient Times to Today – A presentation by Kurt Zeppetello of Monroe, Seymour High School Science Teacher


    Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service Tuesday, Oct 11. Doors open at 7:00. Services start promptly at 7:30.
    Featuring Kenneth Kuo, cello, Jeff Greenberg, flute Igor Pasternak, Piano and Anna Slate, vocalist

    Yom Kippur Day Program and Break-Fast
    1:00-1: 45 Family Service featuring an original story by Marcia Kosstrin of Stamford
    2:00 -3:15 The Challenge of Ethical Blind Spots A presentation and interactive discussion and workshop with Dr David P. Schmidt, Director, Center for Applied Ethics, Fairfield University
    3:30-4:30 Meditation, Led by Gail Ostrow of Bridgeport,
    4:45 Memorial and Closing Services Featuring, Igor Pasternak, Piano and Anna Slate, vocalist
    5:45 (approx.) Break-Fast

    Prospective members and guests are welcome to join the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism for all High Holiday Services. All services are free. Casual dress is recommended for daytime programming.

    Humanistic Judaism emphasizes personal responsibility in fulfilling the Jewish ideals of loving kindness, justice, good deeds, and giving to those in need. Humanistic Jews practice in personally meaningful ways, consistent with a modern understanding of the world.

    The Congregation is a cooperative; run exclusively by members who plan educational programs, social events, and holiday observances. Our inclusive community is comprised of families from all backgrounds.

    CHJ offers a full-service Sunday school program for children through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. For more information please call (203) 203-293-8867 or visit click for details Rachel Albanese of Wilton is Membership Chairperson
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    The Unitarian Church in Westport
    10 Lyons Plains Rd Westport CT 06880
    Rachel Albanese 203.293.8867 info@humanisticjews.org

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.
     
           
  • - Go Blue! Kids and Adults wear a blue shirt this day to show solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying. Annually, the first Monday in October. For further information check out click for details.
     
           
  • - Traditionally, the Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Monday in October and continues with seven two-week sessions of oral arguments. Between the sessions are six recesses during which the opinions are written by the justice. Ordinarily, all cases are decided by the following June or July.
     
           

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Longwood University in Farmville, VA

    The vice presidential debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments.
     
           

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Oct 6-8, Denver CO. The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

    Each year, representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
     
           

Friday, October 7th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first phase at 12:33 am, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A fast 26.2-mile course attracts everyone from elite athletes to novice marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. Annually, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. For more information check out the website at click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Washington University in St. Louis

    The second presidential debate will be a town meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants and the other from the moderator. The moderator's questions will be based on public interest topics determined via social media and other sources.
     
           

Monday, October 10th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Observance of Columbus Day the second Monday in October. Commemorates the landfall of Columbus in the new world.
     
           

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A project of the Human Rights Campaign since 1988. On October 11, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their supportive allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. This day encourages LGBT individuals to come out and be honest about themselves. For additionally information checkout click for details
     
           

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Philip Trager, photography, dance, architecture, New York City
    - Opening reception includes his Meet the Author talk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. Exhibition on view from September 25 - October 23, 2016 during normal library hours.

    Active as a photographer for fifty years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography.

    Photographs in this exhibition are from his most recent books Photographing Ina and New York in the 1970s both published by Steidl, which also published Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces. Trager’s other published volumes include Echoes of Silences, Philip Trager: New York, Photographs of Architecture, Wesleyan Photographs, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, Dancers and Persephone.

    Twelve monographs of his photographs have been published. These books capture the spirit of their subject matter in luminous and compelling photographs that are simultaneously historical documents and emotional, aesthetic expressions of form. The Library of Congress is acquiring a complete collection of Trager's published and unpublished photographs as well as his definitive archive as part of its core collections.

    Trager's work is included in numerous museum and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, The New York Public Library, and the Center for Creative Photography.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Poe, Witches, Dark, Books, Fairfield, History
    - The exhibit will run from October 1 - December 1, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, admission is free.

    Opening Reception: October 8, 2016, 5pm - 7pm.

    View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from the Library's Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England. The exhibit also includes works by contemporary artists Jakob Crane on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as several Poe items on loan from rare book collector Susan Jaffe Tane.

    In this 21st century world where Goth and zombies have recently dominated film, literature, and music, Pequot Library takes a look back in time to when irritating your neighbor could get you tried as a witch and ravens occupied the creative mind of one of our most unique poets. In the rich expanse of Pequot’s collections, we find that Fairfield witch trials took place in the 1650s – with dire consequences – some forty years before the more publicized Salem ones.

    Thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we discover much darker materials than ever imagined by Stephen King or Anne Rice. The exhibit aims to illustrate how human imagination deals with the wonder and mystery of its time period. These two themes, from separate times in America’s formation, are brought to life thanks to the materials found in Pequot’s Special Collections for a closer look at the dark side of their times.

    Included in the exhibit:
    The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather
    London: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693

    Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, in two volumes, dedicated by Poe to Colonel William Drayton of Philadelphia. by Edgar Allan Poe
    Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840

    The Raven, illustrated by Gustave Doré by Edgar Allan Poe
    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1884

    Poe's Poems Little Blue Book No. 32; Edited, with an Introduction, by Nelson Antrim Crawford
    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1924

    These special materials have never been on view at Pequot Library and provide a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about Poe and his brilliant work.

    For this exhibit, Pequot will “bring home” a few of the most historic treasures about witches that are held at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven.

    Related programming:
    - Edgar Allan Poe: Book Discussions, October 25 and 26, 2016, day and evening programs
    - Witch Trial Re-enactment by Greens Farms Academy theater students, November 5, 2016
    - Tom Lee, Master Storyteller Spins a Spooky Tale, November 13, 2016

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
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