10/5/2013 - The Great Gatsby

OBOC - Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9:30AM - 7:30PM

CityCenter Danbury, Danbury Library, Danbury Museum & Historical Society, Danbury Public Schools, and Wooster School introduce our 2013 title The Great Gatsby.

Please join us for our 2013 reading adventure featuring this classic American novel along with exciting programs. By attending at least three of the free programs, you’ll be entered to win a prize basket filled with an assortment of great items including Lia Sophia ‘Gatsby’ jewelry, two Newport, R.I. Mansion Tour tickets, and a gas card to get you there!

The Downtown Trolley will be running along Main Street on October 5th to transport you between the Library and the Museum. Jump on from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and get a ride for free!

“Old Sport” Book Discussion

Light Breakfast: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Discussion: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Danbury Library, 170 Main Street REGISTRATION REQUIRED online at danburylibrary.org, click on events or call 203-797-4527.

Whether it was Robert Redford’s pink suit or the newest Leonardo DiCaprio film that inspired you to read one of the greatest works in American literature, join us for a light breakfast and tell us what you really think about the power of love. Facilitated by Librarians John O’Donnell and Dymphna Harrigan.DSponsors: Broadcasting (B107, 98Q, 800AM), CT Yankee PennySaver, The News-Time...

Danbury in The Gatsby Years

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Danbury Museum, 43 Main Street, No registration.

This presentation will include images from the museum’s photo collection, dresses, women's and men's hats on display from the extensive costume collection and an overview of the politics, business happenings and life of the average Danburian during he 1920s.

Cole, George, Jerome, and Irving:  A Performance by Ruth Harcovitz, Ms. Connecticut

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Danbury Museum, 43 Main Street

No registration.

Singing star Ruth Harcovitz, Ms. Connecticut 2013, will perform songs by America’s most popular tunesmiths Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Irving Berlin, whose music was the hallmark of the Gatsby Era and the Roaring Twenties. A graduate of The New England Conservatory, Ms. Harcovitz studied at the Vienna Academy of Music. She has sung with the Santa Fe Opera, Artists Internationale, Opera New England, and more. In April, Harcovitz was crowned Ms. Connecticut. She will compete in Atlantic City in October for the National Finals.

Chicago and the Charleston!

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Danbury Library, 170 Main Street, No registration.

The cast of Western Connecticut State University's Department of Theatre Arts will perform a musical number from their upcoming production of Chicago. (Runs from Oct. 30th - Nov. 10th at the Berkshire Theatre.) Everyone in attendance will be invited to participate in a Charleston dance demonstration!

1974 Film Version

Starring Robert Redford

5:00 – 7:30 p.m. (PG) 144 min.

Danbury Library, 170 Main Street, No registration. Film introduction by Kristin L. Wolfe, English Department Chair at Wooster School