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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?

Book Groups:
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 Simonsen
Film Series:
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 (203) 256-8968.


New director named for library

Greenwich TIME
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 said.

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 unlike Greenwich.

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 of Greenwich.

"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 great."

Continuing she said, "She'll be great for Greenwich, and that's why I'm really mad at her!"