Greenwich Library Oral History Project to Offer Interview Training

The Greenwich Library Oral History Project is offering a two-part interview training course on Tuesday, October 10 and 17, from 2:00-4:00 pm.

The course is designed for people interested in joining the Oral History Project. Both classes are required and include assignments. The course explores the importance of oral history, the origins of the OHP, and practical interviewing techniques. Students will have the opportunity to conduct their own interviews and develop their interviewing skills.

Since 1974, the Oral History Project has been conducting interviews with Greenwich residents who have described life in town from the 1890s to the present day.

Oral History Project volunteers contribute to the project in a variety of roles—as interviewers, proofreaders, indexers, graphic designers, and editors. The interview training course is a pre-requisite for all volunteers. The course is limited to 12 people.

For more information, contact the office at (203) 622-7945, or e-mail [email protected] or stop in during office hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 to 3:00pm.

Funding and support for the Oral History Project has been provided by the Friends of Greenwich Library.

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,800 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community.

Greenwich Library’s circulation is among the highest of public libraries in Connecticut and has been named a five-star library by Library Journal for 11 of the past 12 years for the high number of patron visits, circulation, use of public computers and attendance at more than 2000 programs per year. Greenwich Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. Cos Cob Library is located at 5 Sinawoy Road in Cos Cob. Byram Shubert Library is located at 21 Mead Avenue in Greenwich.

More information is available online at or by calling 203-622-7900.