Greenwich Library

THING 53 - Computer Class at the Greenwich Library

I'm guessing that if you are reading my blog you know the basics of working a computer, though if you need some more help swing by the Greenwich Library on Thursdays between 3 and 4pm.  This is when the Greenwich Library hosts a drop-in class for people that need help with any general computer problems ranging from searching through the internet to problems with Microsoft Word.  My heart goes out to anyone that helps people with computer issues.  I don't have the tolerance for working through my computer issues, let alone someone else's.

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  1. Jordan Force on

    As a computer repair person (I'm a high schooler), I don't mind helping people with their computers. Even if I don't charge them (e.g. Friends, family, a girlfriend or boyfriend etc.), I actually like helping.What I can't stand are these two kinds of people: 1) Those who do no research AT ALL before calling me. 2) Those who think I am a wizard because I use LinuxAnd I've figured out a good tip for computer repair people: Figure out the price before you do the job. Don't charge by the hour. There are two reasons for this: 1) It deters people from breathing down your neck about "getting it done fast" 2) It protects the cost from your ignorance. For instance, I am more of a Linux and Mac guy, if you ask me to fix a Windows problem, I can probably fix it, but it will probably take me longer than f I'm fixing a problem with Linux. That's because of my own ignorance, and I'm not going to punish (correct wording?) the employeer because of it.

    THING 60 - Luminosity at Flinn Gallery in the Greenwich Library

    I'm sorry for this post being so late today.  I've got to prioritize my jobs/duties....Anyhow, tonight is the opening reception for Luminosity@180°, starting at 6pm."Start Time: 6 pmEnd Time: 8 pmAdmission: FreeWorks of encaustic art will be featured in the exhibit "Luminosity@180°" at the Flinn Gallery of the Greenwich Library from December 16 through January 26, 2011. The opening night reception, during which the artists will discuss their work, will be held Thursday, December 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited.Curators for this exhibit are Kelly Eberly, Yvette Kahn and Cindy Whalen. The exhibit showcases the work of five artists who create new and exciting art using one of the world's oldest art forms. Encaustic art, also known as wax painting, consists of adding colored pigments to heated beeswax. The resulting mix can then be applied to various surfaces, including canvas, wood, photographs, or any surface chosen by the artist.Mark Dooley draws his inspiration from nature, selecting scenes that speak to him through their mood or colors. The medium allows him to become intuitive and playful, creating rich layers of color and texture. His favorite tools include the palette knife, household iron and heat gun.Kim Bernard's abstract paintings are inspired by the Sumi brush paintings of Zen masters.A trip to Greece to study the amphitheater resulted in her most recent sculptures of concentric, semi-circle forms. Martha L. Robinson of Greenwich, uses her intuition, experience and senses to understand what her sight reveals. She is fascinated by form as it is embodied in the botanical kingdom of the natural world. To represent the multi-dimensional qualities of a fuller reality, she uses layering, reflective surfaces and sacred geometry.Leah Macdonald incorporates still life objects and the human figure in her work. Using photographs as her canvas, she layers wax with medium and oil paint. Her paintings tell a story of age and time.Richard Keen's work includes both paintings and sculpture. His paintings are inspired by his experience as a mooring diver in Casco Bay Maine. They reflect the subtle edges and relationships between abstraction and reality. For this exhibit, he has created a sculptural installation exclusively for the Flinn Gallery.The Flinn Gallery is located on the second floor of the library. Proceeds from the sale of art are used to help support the programs of the Friends of the Greenwich Library. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday, and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

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    Sponsor: Flinn Gallery
    Address: 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT
    Phone: 203-622-7900
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    THING 64 - Deck the Halls

    I'm not sure if this constitutes child labor, but the Greenwich Library is looking for help in decorating the Children's Room.  "Drop-in any time to make paper chains and decorate paper gingerbread people. We will display your artwork through the new year."

    THING 79 - Find Your Ancestry at the Greenwich Library

    At 2pm on Monday the Greenwich Library will play host to a class on Ancestry (the Library Edition). "The leading online resource for tracing your family's history, making accessible through one simple search more than 500 million names contained in the most comprehensive and diverse collection of online genealogical databases available."

    THING 108 - FREE movie at Greenwich Library

    For those of you who don't mind subtitles, are on a budget or actually have an interest in this movie, Caterina in the Big City will be shown Friday (11th) at 8pm in the Greenwich Library (Cole Auditorium). My trusted IMDB gave it a decent rating, so it should be pretty good.

    Sponsor Friends of the Greenwich Library.
    Event Film: "Caterina in the Big City" (Italy - 2003):
    Tel # (203) 622-7900.
    Date February 11, 2011
    Time 8:00 P.M.
    Location Cole Auditorium.
    Cost Free.
    Descript With Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto. Directed by Paolo Virzi. A country school teacher lands a long-wanted job in Rome. The relocation of his family and precious daughter provide the comic situations both personal and political. Seen by some as a satire on the Berlusconi era. In Italian with English subtitles.