F R I E N D
S O F T H
E W E S T O N L I B R A R Y .
PRESENT THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS FOR THE CURRENT MONTH AT THE
PARENT-CHILD BOOK GROUP
"AUTHORS IN THE EVENING"
September will be a busy month at the
Weston Public Library so mark
your calendars! We will have full information at the end of
August, but here is a preview.
Lunch and Learn 12 noon - 1:30PM:
Sept. 8: Jeff Benedict, author
of Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E.Coli Outbreak that Changed
the Way Americans Eat
Sept. 14: Richard Frisch
"Apple's Post PC Era Explained" -
Lion – Mac OS X version 10.7
iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch and 2nd generation Apple TV
iCloud services, including iTunes Match.
How do Apple’s new products and services work with Windows computers
and Android devices?
Sept. 8 at 10:30 AM: A Town Like Alice by Neville Shute
Sept. 21 at 7:30 PM: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen
Sept. 18 1 PM-3PM: Documentary screening with filmmaker Lisa
Seidenberg "I Have Seen the Future: The New York World's Fair of 1939"
In addition we are accepting donations for a book sale that will be
held at the library November 4, 5 and 6. Donations are accepted
on Weekends Only:
● Hardcover & paperback books in good condition (no mold)
● Rare, collectible and signed books
● Audiobooks on cassettes & CDs in original cases
● Music scores, CDs, DVDs, & commercial videos in original cases
● Computer software less than 3 years old
A donation receipt will be provided upon request, but the Library
cannot evaluate for tax purposes.
For questions, please contact Deanna Whittredge,Weekend Librarian at
New director named for library
By Colleen Flaherty, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/24/2008 02:35:21 AM EST
Greenwich Library has long touted the fact that among New England
public libraries, it trails only Boston in circulation of materials.
Now Greenwich can say it has snagged a new director from that system.
The library announced Tuesday that Carol Mahoney, current neighborhood
services manager for the Boston Public Library's 27 branches, will
replace acting Director Barbara Ormerod-Glynn starting Feb. 17, 2009.
Mahoney, the library search committee's top pick of four finalists, has
more than 40 years' experience in public library work. Before becoming
a senior administrator at Boston in 2004, she served as the director of
three Massachusetts public libraries, including the Cary Memorial
Library in Lexington, Mass.
"Personally, this is a fabulous opportunity for me and I really look
forward to working with everyone I've been fortunate enough to meet and
the rest of the staff," said Mahoney from her office in Boston Tuesday.
Mahoney was offered the directorship two weeks ago and accepted last
week, ending the library's six-month, nationwide search for someone to
replace Mario Gonzalez, who resigned in August amid employee reports of
his "controlling" managerial style.
Mahoney was offered $135,000 a year for the Greenwich Library position,
the top end of the salary range in advertisements for the job, Baldock
Gonzalez, who had been the library's director since 1999, was replaced
in the interim by Ormerod-Glynn, the deputy director. She did not apply
for the position permanently and will return to her role as deputy
director in February. Mahoney, a Boston native, said Tuesday that
as a girl she always dreamed of living in Connecticut, and that the
move to Greenwich "won't be a bother at all."
"I'm looking forward to being in the community and working within the
community," Mahoney said.
Members of the library's Board of Trustees said Tuesday they were
equally excited to work with Mahoney.
"We are very, very excited," said board President David Brownwood. "As
I told Carol, 'You are the perfect candidate.'"
Brownwood praised Mahoney's extensive experience and her reputation
among her current colleagues for consensus building. He said that the
entire board and library staff were enthusiastic after a reception
following her final interview two weeks ago.
"The other candidates were highly qualified and would have been
excellent directors," added Brownwood, "but (Mahoney) was head and
shoulders above the rest of the group."
Search committee Chairman Jenny Baldock, the board's first vice
president, said Tuesday that while Mahoney's experience in Boston was
impressive, Baldock was most attracted by her past directorship of the
public library in Lexington, Mass., an "intellectual" community not
The chairman added that Mahoney had not been looking for a new job but
was contacted by the recruiting firm Gossage Sager Associates on behalf
"She realized she missed that daily contact with patrons," said
Baldock. "And this is a plum director job. It's a sophisticated
community that values its library."
Amy E. Ryan, president of the Boston Public Library, said Tuesday that
Mahoney will be sorely missed.
"She's both visionary and practical," said Ryan. "That's why Carol's so
Continuing she said, "She'll be great for Greenwich, and that's why I'm
really mad at her!"