Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stocking Stuffers for the Holidays

Yikes, the holidays are quickly approaching and this year we have only three full weeks for shopping between Thanksgiving and Christmas...the pace will speed up for sure. Also Hanukkah is early, November 27th......so here's a little help to steer you toward all of the goodies Elm Street Books will be carrying.
We have stocking stuffers, for the kiddies, the grandparents, the teens or your close friends. Here are a few.
Travel first aid kits - great for the glove compartment.
Bling jewelry wipes for cleaning all your gems.
Funny luggage tags so you can spot your luggage with ease.
Funky chunky chocolate covered chips - so yummy.
Ceramic Buddha figures for the yogi in your family.
Inspirational teacups, packed with delicious tea and teaspoons. Terrific teacher gifts.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Actress Melissa Joan Hart Monday October 28th

Monday October 28th @ 7:00pm
@ The Darien Nature Center
120 Brookside Road, Darien
(In Cherrylawn Park)

meet actress & author
Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart talks new memoir,
'Melissa Explains It All'

Melissa Joan Hart explained it all—from dating to bullies—in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more viewers as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present.
Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she’d get on TV her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus—whether it’s for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa.
Join us for a great booksigning.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict Nov. 5th

Book Talk with
Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict
November 5th 7:00pm - Book Talk
@ The New Canaan Library
The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Former longtime New Canaan resident and current CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian and Sports Illustrated contributor Jeff Benedict, co-authors of the instant New York Times best-selling book "The System - The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football," will discuss their work and conduct a book-signing on November 5th at 7 p.m. at the New Canaan Library.
     "The System," which debuted at No. 12 on the Times hardcover non-fiction list in October, has received rave reviews. Dan Wetzel, an influential columnist for Yahoo! Sports, called it "the best book written on the sport in years," while New York Times columnist Harvey Araton described it as "a harrowing and uplifting journey - or literary trip through recent history and across the country's most football obsessed campuses." Jeff Jacobs, a columnist for the The Courant in Hartford, hailed the book as "one of the most sweeping yet meticulously researched books ever written on big-time college football."
     Keteyian and his wife and two daughters spent 25 years in New Canaan before recently moving to Fairfield, CT.  While a resident here he was deeply involved in the creation of Dunning Field at Hawes Plaza. He is currently the lead correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime and a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes.
     Benedict, a native of New London, CT., is a familiar face in New Canaan as well, having given speeches on two of his previous best-selling books, The Mormon Way of Doing Business and Little Pink House, at the library.
     Together Benedict and Keteyian spent two years researching and writing "The System," conducting more than 500 interviews. The book takes the reader deep behind the scenes of mega-programs such as Alabama, Michigan and BYU, among many schools, while capturing the passion and sometimes shocking realities that lie beneath one of this country's most popular sports.  


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Where's Waldo Rocks!!!


Our "Where's Waldo" Hunt continues to bring in the kiddies with complete passbooks and new entrants ready to get out there and find Waldo.
Yesterday's beautiful weather really made for some fun action in New Canaan with all the Waldo seekers running here and there.

Remember when you find 10 Waldos you can come in for the first prize level.

Mark your calendars for our "Where's Waldo" party from 4-5:30pm on October 26th.
Lots of treats and prizes.
So get out there today and hunt for Waldo. You'll be surprised at all the clever  hiding places.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Patricia Wells October 24th @ 7PM Wilton Library

Save the Date - October 24th

Don't miss the chance to spend a wonderful evening with Patricia Wells. Her latest cookbook,
The French Kitchen Cookbook is filled with recipes you will love. Two years in the making, this cookbook is a collection of her favorite recipes and lessons from her cooking classes in Paris and Provence.

This is the next best thing to attending her amazing cooking classes in France.

PreOrder her other new book, Simply Truffles. Releases November 9th. Great holiday gift idea!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tuesday October 15th @ 7:00pm
At The New Canaan Library
Author Talk with Bill Dedman

Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades.
Don't miss this fascinating event.
Reservations 203-594-5000