Wednesday, February 13, 2013

March 2013: Turn off the TV!

Turn off the TV is quickly approaching, and we are so excited to announce the March events for children, teens, and tweens!

·   Paws for Reading: Children are invited to read to therapy dogs. Learning to read independently can be frustrating, but the only way to improve is to practice! Therapy dogs provide a non-judgmental (and adorable!) audience, which is probably why they have been shown to improve reading skills. March 2, 10:30 a.m.  Registration is required.
·   Musical Storytime: March 6 is World Read Aloud Day and, to celebrate, Mister Joey will be joining us for another musical storytime! Come listen to stories, sing songs, and dance! March 6, 6:30 p.m. Registration required.
·   Crafty Kids: Join Miss Lauren for a Cat in the Hat Craft night in honor of Read Across America week! March 7, 6:30 p.m. Registration required.
·   Crafty Tots: Toddlers age 3-5 are invited to make handprint animals with Miss Lauren! March 12, 3:30. Registration required.
·   Sciencetelling: Sciencetelling uses science experiments to tell stories. Each story is told by a professional Scienceteller (that’s one part scientist, one part storyteller) and features plenty of interactive fun! March 14, 4:30. Registration required.
·   Filmmaking Workshop: All teens (age 13-18) are invited to a workshop with guest speaker Kate Sweeney where they will learn methods for creating their own films. March 13, 6:30. Registration required.
·   Green Golly and Her Golden Flute: Come enjoy the Parents’ Choice Award Gold Medal winner! This modern take on the story of Rapunzel features accomplished flutist Barbara Siesel and serves as an introduction to the complex, creative and beautiful world of classical music while inspiring children to listen actively and imagine creatively. Ages 4-12. March 20, 6:30. Registration required.
·   Crafternoon: Teens (age 13-18) can come work on various crafty projects. March 21, 4:30. Registration is appreciated.
·   Breakfast with Mother Goose: Children age 4-6 are invited to a special Mother Goose storytime presented by Ann Coppola. March 25, 10:15. Registration required.
·   Old School Game Day: Bring the whole family to enjoy some classic board games at the library! March 28, 6:00. No registration required, just drop in!

Children get a ticket for every day that they are able to make it without watching television, which can be traded in for prizes. 

Any children that make it the whole month without watching TV will be entered to win a ride to school in a limousine!

All participants are invited to a celebration in April where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Snow and Books!

The weather channel is calling for snow and a lot of it too! Prepare the best you can so you can spend the next few days in cozy creative relaxation rather than facing a conundrum of boring long days with cabin fever.

Tonight, your library will be open till 9 PM, so stop on by after work or after dinner to pick up some goodies to get you through the snowy days. Here are five ideas of what you can check out of the library today and tomorrow:

1. A mystery novel by Agatha Christie. If you have not read any of her works, and love mysteries and British drama, this is the author for you!

2. Latest released movies! Our very savvy Tech Services Librarian keeps our movies stalked with all the latest hits. Our most recent order includes movies in Italian. Che bello!

3. The Red Book by Carl Jung. Cold snowy weather and psychoanalysis sort of go together like two peas in a pod. If you have ever wondered how to read through people, this is the right book for you!

4. Egypt, gods and pharaohs: we have some gorgeously illustrated books that just arrived. Reading about these ancient civilizations will transport your imagination to a wonderful place while the snow melts.

5. Style books: Oo la la! We have just received some of the most beautiful books on style and fashion. They range from "how-to" books to gorgeous historical books filled with decadent pictures from Dior, and one dedicated just to shoes. That book is aptly named "Cult Shoes"

And lastly, we also have a slew of children's books and movies to keep them busy and entertained as they warm up after playing in the snow.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Teen Advisory Board

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Tomorrow is our first Teen Advisory Board Meeting, which is essentially the best pizza party in the world. Where else can you get community service hours while eating pizza? Nowhere, that's where.

For the first time in Fairfield Public Library history, there is an opportunity for you to bend library services to your will. Let us know what you want: movie nights or cooking classes or an anime club or just some more opportunities to eat pizza. It's entirely up to you. 

Teens aged 13-18 are invited to come have their voices heard. Or have their voices be muffled by pizza, y'know, whichever works best for you. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Black History Month at the Library

February is Black History Month at the library, and everyone is invited to come celebrate! Books highlighting the lives of some extraordinary people are on display in the children's and young adult section of the library, and there are some absolutely amazing new titles. Come check them out, just look for the "Extraordinary Lives" display!

We're having a very special Black History Month storytime presented by the always engaging Julie Pasqual on Wednesday, February 27 at 4:30. This storytime is best for children age 5 and up.

We can't wait to see you!