A reformed witch named Esmeralda brings her cooking show to Darien Library in a fully staged opera called “Fairy Tale Kitchen” on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 4 - 4:45 p.m. Best for children in kindergarten and up, the event will be held in the Library's Community Room. In this opera, various characters from the fairy tale world visit the Library, seeking help from the witch, who has supposedly sworn off magic. However, Esmeralda has some tricks up her sleeve!
Dubbed "the best book sale in New England," the Pequot Library's 57th annual summer book sale kicks off Friday, July 21 and runs through Tuesday, July 25. More than 140,000 books in over 60 categories along with CDs, DVDs, and records will be available for purchase under the tents on the Great Lawn, parking lot, in the Auditorium, Reading Room, and Rennell Room. Admission is free and open to the public.
Can reading improve your health? According to science, it sure can. Sally Allen, award-winning author of "Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers," will be featured in the Westport Wellness Speaker Series on Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Green & Tonic, 17 Jesup Road. Allen’s talk, “Reading Your Way to Better Health,” will address a variety of ways reading can positively affect your well-being. The discussion will be followed by a Q & A, book signing, and door prize drawing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".