Monday, April 29, 2013

May the Fourth Be With You this Saturday

It's nearly here! This Saturday we will be having our May the Fourth Be With You party from 11-12:30. Here's what will be happening:
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  • Got a baby? Dress them up as Yoda for our babies dressed as Yoda contest! The real winners? Everyone.
  • Enjoy some Star Wars themed treats.
  • Create some Star Wars crafts!
  • Stop by our lightsaber creation station and create the ultimate tool for a Star Wars battle. 
  • Say hello to Miss Lauren, whose constant Star Wars references will finally be warranted!
  • Grab some FREE COMICS (supplied by Time Warp Comics) for Free Comic Book Day!
I don't think I need to tell you that this isn't a party you want to miss, but I'm going to: this isn't a party you want to miss!

You won't be able to resist fun of this magnitude, so here's the information one more time:

May the Fourth Be With You: a Star Wars Party
Saturday, May 4 from 11-12:30
No registration necessary, call (973)227-3575 or stop by 261 Hollywood Ave. for more information.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The 15 Minute Child Break

Presented by the Partnership for a Drug Free NJ
Statistics show that children who have meals with adults at home are less likely to use drugs. In fact, by having just one meal a day with your child, you could decrease the likelihood that he or she will try marijuanna by up to two-thirds.  Join the 15 Minute Child Break Presentation and spend an hour learning how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol.
Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Us at the Library to Get Healthy!

On Thursday, April 25  Laura Becker from the Little Falls Shop Rite will visit to give us some tips on healthy eating.  Learn how to prepare delicious meals for your family that meet all their nutritional needs.  Don't miss this fun and informative program!
Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Next Week at the Library

As this week draws to a close, we look forward to another week of fun and educational programs.

Monday is Earth Day! Join us at 10:30 a.m. for an Earth Day themed storytime, where we will make our own mini-greenhouses! Older kids (age 11+) are invited to participate in an Earth-friendly craft at 4:30 p.m., we will be recycling our way to a fantastic mini-garden!
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As always, we will be welcoming our youngest library users to the library with a mix of stories and songs at Book Babies (10:30, no registration necessary). 
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Ready to show your garage who's boss? Come get some tips for taming it at Take Back Your Garage on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.!
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Grab your favorite fuzzy buddy and bring them over Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. for another Stuffed Animal Sleepover with Mrs. Cecilia! Hear a story with a stuffed friend and tuck them in for a night at the library. Stop by to pick them up and hear about their wild library adventures on Thursday! Registration is required, call or stop by to sign up.
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Miss Lauren has tons of odds and ends left over from all the lovely crafts we've been making, it's about time we put them to good use! Kids age 5-10 can stop by April 25 at 6:30 for a special Spring Cleaning Crafty Kids! We'll be making a variety of crafts using leftover materials and you don't even have to register to join us, just drop in!
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Thursday is also our Nutrition Program, led by the friendly and knowledgeable Laura Becker from Shop Rite! Registration is required, the program will be held April 25 at 7:00
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Join us every Friday at 1:00 for a screening of a new(ish) movie.
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Ever seen a degu? Would you like to? Well, you can on April 27 at 1:00! We will be welcoming some real, live critters for Mammal Mania! Registration is required and space is limited so sign up soon!
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Nutrition Program

Next Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m., Laura Becker from Shop Rite will be giving out great tips for healthy eating! 

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Learn how to plan healthy meals for your family and find the best ways to meet your nutritional needs. Registration is requested, just call (973) 227-3575 or stop by the library!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Pre-K Preview

This Monday, April 15th, we will be having a truck themed Pre-K Storytime, and here is a sneak peek at the craft we will be making!

 Just stop by at 10:30 to participate, no registration necessary.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Festivities at the Library

Tonight is our Turn off the TV party! Show up at 6:30 to walk the red carpet and claim your prizes. We couldn't be more proud of all the participants, everyone did such a wonderful job. 
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If you slept through the month of March or just forgot to submit a calendar, we've got a consolation prize for you: tomorrow morning we will be having our first ever Pre-K Dance Mania! Children age 3+ are invited to listen to a few stories and bust a move tomorrow at 11:45. Still not sold? We will be welcoming back Miss Miranda, our favorite ballerina!

We will be having the most fun anyone has ever had at the Fairfield Public Library, so stop by and have your share of good times!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Paws for Reading

Last Saturday was the last day of our "Paws for Reading" program, and we just had to share this photo of the always adorable Annie!

Annie has been a wonderful reading companion for the past two months and we'll miss her terribly, but all hope is not lost: keep an eye out for other wonderful programs in the future!

Monday, April 1, 2013

This week at the library: Children, Teens, and Tweens

We've got some great programs this week. Tomorrow--and every Tuesday this month--we have Book Babies at 10:30. 

On Wednesday, Italian for Kids continues at 4:30.

Tweens and teens age 11 and up are invited to a Crafternoon on Thursday the 4th at 2:00. Teens are also invited to a meeting of our Teen Advisory Board at 6:30. We will be working on a variety of crafts at each event.

Stop by Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 for our last ever Paws for Reading program. I know, I know, it's tragic! Share a final story with Annie, our very favorite pup.

Keep an eye out for Mammal Mania later in the month (April 27 at 1:00 to be exact), when your little ones will have an opportunity to meet some real, live animals from around the world!