Greenwich Library offers geocaching, genealogy, and music

All-Day Geocaching Adventure

Greenwich history enthusiasts are invited to take part in a geocaching adventure on Saturday, October 3. Families and residents of all ages will enjoy hunting for geocaches which have been hidden near Greenwich historical locations. Can you be the FTF (First To Find)?

Visit the Welcome Desk at the Main Library any time after 9 a.m. to receive an important information packet with a map and the coordinates of local ‘caches’. All of the caches for this program are within walking distance of the Library. We encourage you to take part in this program on October third, but you can also geocache at any time. No registration is required for this program.

Geocaching is a worldwide outdoor treasure hunt that allows people of all ages the chance to explore new places using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Individuals in the area who are not participating are called “Muggles” and most geocachers try to find their caches without the Muggles noticing.

There are 2,679,335 geocaches around the world, some of which are near you right now – at your local park, at the end of a hike or at a local landmark. All you need to start finding them is a free account and the Official Geocaching app or a handheld GPS.

For more information about this event, please contact Siobhan Schugmann at [email protected], call 203-625-6536 or visit

Children’s performer Graham Clarke in concert

On Saturday, October 3 at 2 p.m., the Friends of Greenwich Library will present the ever popular and tri-state area’s premier children’s musician, Graham Clarke. With thousands of gigs up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, his brand of high-energy interactivity and off-center humor and songs have made him a perennial favorite for children and their parents. Since 1995 he has released six albums, most of which are available on iTunes and Amazon.

This 60-minute concert is appropriate for all ages, and is open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Assigned seating tickets are limited to six per person and will be available at noon at the Cole Auditorium. Return at 1:50 pm when the doors will open for the performance. For more information, contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.

The Friends of Greenwich Library is a not-for-profit membership corporation which is open to all upon annual contribution. Membership funds support Library programs. For more information about the Friends, or to join, please call (203) 622-7938.

Musicians from Marlboro

On Sunday, October 4 at 4 p.m., the Friends Cole Concert Series presents the latest Marlboro touring group in the Cole Auditorium. The first east coast tour of the season offers a wonderful mix of unique chamber works that are typical of Musicians from Marlboro tours.

This inspiring program will feature Earl Kim’s (1982 Marlboro Music Composer in Residence) impressionistic Three Poems in French for soprano & string quartet as well as Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15 and Mozart’s String Quintet in E-Flat, K. 614.

Artists include Danbi Um and Hye-Jin Kim on violin, Rebecca Albers and Shuangshuang Liu on viola, Peter Stumpf on cello, Sarah Shafer soprano and Kuok-Wai Lio on piano.

Musicians from Marlboro offers audiences across North America a sample of the spirited music-making that is characteristic of Marlboro, prompting The Washington Post to describe Musicians from Marlboro as “a virtual guarantee of musical excellence.” And according to the Chicago Sun-Times, “the secret is a sense of joy…apparent from the very first note.”

Now in its 51st season, Musicians from Marlboro, the touring extension of the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont offers talented young professional musicians the opportunity to perform together with seasoned artists in varied chamber music programs. Each program is built around an exceptional work performed in a previous summer. The resulting ensembles offer audiences the chance to both discover seldom-heard masterworks and enjoy fresh interpretations of chamber music favorites. For more information visit

The Friends Cole Concert Series is made possible through the support of the Sylvia and Leonard Marx Foundation and the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.

Family genealogy research workshop

On Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m., Nora Galvin, creator of the Aunt Lizzie’s Trunk programs, will share her tips on family research. Galvin will address some of the most challenging aspects of genealogical research, such as organizing and preserving documents and other family artifacts and treasures.

Galvin, a certified genealogical researcher, will also help patrons avoid the obstacles that often plague research efforts of this type.

Nora Galvin has a BS in Biology from Ohio State University and an MA from Wesleyan University. Her career has included teaching science and conducting research at a major pharmaceutical company where one of her roles was using DNA as a drug discovery tool. She brings not only a deep personal interest, but a scientist’s intrinsic curiosity and attention to detail to genealogical research.

In addition to being a member of the National Association of Professional Genealogists, she is a member of the New England chapter, for which she is program chair. She is also a member of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, the president of Connecticut Ancestry Society and a member of the publication committee for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. Visit for more information.

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

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