Thursday, April 30, 2015

Children's Book Week

Our Children's Department is celebrating Children's Book Week with all sort of fun happenings,
May 4th - 9th!
Each day is a different theme with authors, activities, raffles and give aways!
Stop by for the action then spend time with our amazing children's bookseller for advice on all the latest and greatest books!
See you then!!

Also this Saturday May 2nd is Independent Bookstore Day. Stop by to lend your support to ESB and savor the luxury of having a small independent bookstore in your community.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New York Times Frank Bruni - You didn’t get into Harvard, so what?

Join us at the Stamford Ferguson Library this Wednesday, April 15th @ 7PM for an author talk with NYTimes writer, Frank Bruni.

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no.

That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.

Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Another blog you'll enjoy

We partner with the New Canaan Library, The Wilton Library and the Stamford Ferguson Library. Each venue has its own terrific audiences and plenty of book enthusiasts. Laurie is the New Canaan Library Advisory Librarian and writes a book blog every other week. This link will take you right there. Books are available at Elm Street Books in person or on our website.
If you prefer head over to the NCLibrary.

Dog Eared

Friday, April 3, 2015

Erik Larson is April 21st @ 7PM

Mistake in the last post.

Erik Larson at the Wilton Library is April 21st at 7PM. 137 Old Ridgefield Road
Register Now!

Such a terrific read.