Expert to present headache workshop

The library will host a workshop on managing headaches on Thursday, March 12, at noon in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. The event is cosponsored with Stamford Hospital.

Many sufferers of chronic headaches believe nothing can stop the daily blinding pain. But that does not have to be the case, according to Dr. Charisse D. Litchman, of Stamford Hospital.

Straightforward lifestyle changes, dietary changes and vitamin therapy all help to prevent and arrest headaches, according to Litchman, who will discuss the importance of obtaining the correct headache diagnosis, as well as available treatment options and potential future advances in headache management.

Litchman is board certified in neurology and specializes in headache medicine. She received a medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine and conducted her residencies at New York Presbyterian Hospital at Cornell Medical Center (neurology), and Yale-New Haven Hospital (internal medicine).

To register for the workshop, call Mallory Arents at 203-669-5254.

`The Apartment' to be screened March 18

Darien Library will offer a matinee screening of "The Apartment" on March 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

The film stars Jack Lemmon as C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray).

Director/co-writer Billy Wilder claimed the idea for "The Apartment" stemmed from a short scene in the 1945 romantic drama "Brief Encounter," in which the illicit lovers (Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson) arrange a rendezvous in a third person's apartment. Wilder was intrigued about what sort of person would willingly vacate his residence to allow virtual strangers a playing field for hanky panky. His answer to that question wound up winning six Academy Awards, including best picture, best director, and best original screenplay. "The Apartment" was adapted by Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach into the 1969 Broadway musical, "Promises, Promises."

Presented with closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

More Information

Fact box