Greenwich Library presents cult films, biz programs and more in June

Greenwich Library cult films to screen Mad Max on June 11

Librarian Ed Morrissey’s monthly film series is devoted to bringing patrons classic cult movies both from Hollywood and around the world. On Thursday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., Cult Films will screen the low budget classic, Mad Max, from 1979. Both film buffs and ingénues are welcome.

In Mad Max, a relentless Australian policeman (Mel Gibson) sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son, in the classic film that inspired The Road Warrior and Fury Road. Baby Boomers have fond memories of this Aussie gang movie set in the apocalyptic future. This film is in color, 90 minutes long and is rated R.

In the course of this series, Morrissey will cover a wide sweep of genres, comedies, crime noir, horror, thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini and more. Greenwich Library Cult Films, through the Library’s extensive DVD collection and online hoopla service, hopes to expose these fringe films to a much wider and appreciative audience

The Cult Films Series is open to all at no charge and is held in the Meeting Room. For more information contact Ed Morrissey at [email protected], visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/CultFilms.aspx or call 203-622-7918.

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Business programs in June

Bloomberg Training, Email Marketing and Social Media Workshops

This month at Greenwich Library small business owners can get up to speed on two critical web marketing areas, Email Marketing and Social Media. Programs are held in the Library Meeting Room unless otherwise indicated. Experienced librarians are available to help you navigate the Library’s extensive databases, directories, investor information and nonprofit resources via email or in person.

Tuesday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, Bloomberg Terminal Training

Learn how to make the most out of the Library’s subscription to the Bloomberg Professional Service, a vast database of up-to-the-minute market news. No registration required.

Wednesday, June 10, from 6-8:30 p.m., SCORE: Email Marketing

This seminar will provide step-by-step demonstrations of how email marketing can be the most cost-effective marketing tool for the small business owner. Presented by David Fischer.

Monday, June 22, from 2-3:30 p.m., Business Marketing Automation for Entrepreneurs

Learn how to manage your social media platforms, strategies and campaigns to make social marketing less time consuming. Presented by Noelle Gross. This TTC sponsored program will be held in the Technology Training Center.

Tuesday, June 30, from 6-8 p.m., SCORE: Social Media Marketing for Small Business, Parts 1 & 2

In this two-hour presentation on social media marketing, small business owners will learn how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube as key parts of an overall internet marketing strategy. Presented by Jeff Seaver and Jon Dupree.

Bloomberg Terminal Access

Patrons can sign up to use the Bloomberg Professional Service computer at the Main Reference Desk or sign up in advance by calling 203-622-7910.

Business programs and services are made available to Library patrons at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information contact Business Librarian Mary Cuff at [email protected], call 203-622-6560, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/business.

Stay up-to-date by subscribing to the Greenwich Library eNewsletter and other topical eNews editions such as AuthorsLive, Business, Teen, Music and Technology Training at www.greenwichlibrary.org/enews. You can also follow Greenwich Library on Twitter @GWLibrary or find us on www.facebook.com/GreenwichLibrary.

Histocial Perspective on Penn Station

Rick Abramson, 44 year veteran of the CT railways, will present ‘Penn Station: from Corporate Jewel to Corporate Vandalism’ on Saturday, June 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room.

Longtime train aficionado Rick Abramson will cover the concept, design and construction of Penn Station, including the six tunnels under the North and East Rivers. Dozens of photos will be shown depicting the various stages of construction and eventual tragic demolition of this grand structure. The presentation will include a brief biography of A.J. Cassatt who was president of the Pennsylvania RR.

Since age 6, Rick Abramson had been fascinated with trains, both real and model. His dream of working for the railroad came true in February of 1968 when he was hired by the New Haven Railroad, holding a variety of positions over the years such as freight agent, station supervisor, locomotive engineer, train dispatcher and superintendent. Abramson recently retired as Superintendent of Operations for the Housatonic Railroad in Canaan, CT.

This program is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. Patrons of all ages are invited to participate. For more information email Local History Librarian Carl White at [email protected] or call 203-622-7948.

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