Fairfield Public Library

1080 Old Post Road
203-256-3155

To enhance the partnership between the Fairfield Public Library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all of the people of the Town of Fairfield.


Upcoming Events at Fairfield Public Library

Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Nov 4, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Recent News

MADAY, Mothers Aware of Depression and Anxiety in Youth

MADAY, Mothers Aware of Depression and Anxiety in Youth, Visit  the Fairfield Public Library with Wellness Topics Fairfield, Conn.,  Join us for an evening with professionals from MADAY, Mothers Aware of Depression and Anxiety in Youth,…

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Main Library Closed Due to Water Damage

The Main Library incurred water damage due to a burst valve early Thanksgiving morning.  The Library will be closed today, Monday November 26, and tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27.  Please check the Library website for updates.The Fairfield…

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'Libraries Rock!' Teen Summer Challenge Rocks On at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Teens –start your summer with a pizza party and a movie in the downUNDERat the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road on Wednesday, June 20 at 12:45 pm. We will be showing the movie A Wrinkle in Time. While…

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Fairfield Public Library Adds Back Hours, Effective February 3 - First Day of Expanded Hours Coincides with Take Your Child to the Library Day

First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Town Librarian Dr. Helene Murtha are pleased to announce that beginning Saturday, February 3, 2018 hours of operation will be added back to the Fairfield Public Library, at both the Main Library and the Fairfield…

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Fairfield Public Library Announces Reduced Hours, Effective August 14, 2017

First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Interim Town Librarian Nancy Coriaty announced today that beginning Monday, August 14, 2017 the Fairfield Public Library - the Main Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library - will reduce hours of operation…

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Elementary School Summer Reading Nights At The Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT--Do you miss your school over the summer, even if you don’t miss the homework?   How about a meet up at the Library?  Show school pride by joining your classmates and their families for an evening of reading,…

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Teen Summer Fun at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, Conn - Teens, looking for something to do on summer afternoons?  Whether you want to do some volunteering, are a LEGO fan or want to try one of our creative Thursday afternoon programs, the Library is your go-to for summer afternoon…

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Fairfield Public Library is Calling Teen Volunteers to Help with Summer Reading

Fairfield, Conn., - Do you enjoy working with young children?  Do you like spending time at the Library?  Apply to be a summer volunteer at the Main or Fairfield Woods Branch Library!  We need teens to help children sign up for the online summer…

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Friends of the Fairfield Public Library To Participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day

Fairfield, Conn. - The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are once again participating in Fairfield County’s Giving Day, on March 9, 2017. Hosted by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with lead sponsor Bank of America, Giving Day…

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Friends Special Book Sale at the Library

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have a Special Book Sale on Tuesday, November 29 through Monday, December 12. The sale will be held at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road, during regular library hours.All adult fiction and…

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Friends Special Book Sale at the Library

Fairfield, CT---The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have a Special Book Sale. The sale will be held at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road, in the Twice ReAD Room during regular library hours.All adult fiction and non-fiction will be…

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Children’s Summer Reading 2016 - 'On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!' at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Are you ready for this year’s summer reading challenge – “On Your Mark, Get Set... Read!”? Entering kindergarten through fifth grades? Start reading your way through the Hall of Champions and explore interesting things to do…

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Flashback! – Teen Summer Challenge at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---The Teen Services Department is celebrating 10 years of summer reading for young people entering grades 6 and up!  As always, the Teen Summer Challenge is not just about reading, it is about discovering, creating, doing and…

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Calling All Teen Volunteers! Summer Help Needed at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---Do you enjoy working with young children? Do you like spending time at the Library? Apply to be a summer volunteer at the Main or Branch Children's Library!  We need teens to help children sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge,…

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February Love from the Fairfield Public Library Knitting Community

Fairfield, CT - Did you drive down Post Road by the Fairfield Public Library on Sunday and see all the beautiful scarves tied to trees and light posts?  Once again, stealth yarn bombers have struck in Fairfield; however, this time it was a…

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How Are We Protecting Fairfield’s Natural Resources?

Fairfield’s New Conservation Director Will Discuss Protecting Fairfield’s Vital Natural ResourcesFairfield, CT -- The Mill River Wetland Committee (MRWC) introduces Brian Carey, Fairfield’s New Conservation Director in the Memorial Room at the…

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One Book One Town 2016 Selection

The Fairfield Public Library - along with its community partners – Pequot Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield University Bookstore and Fairfield Museum and History Center are proud to present So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson as…

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Film 2015: December Holiday Classic Film Series at Fairfield Public Library

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Our state has an official holiday film! Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan star in this romantic comedy about mistaken identity. Location:  Rotary Room Other Information: Librarian Philip Bahr will introduce the…

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Film 2015: December Holiday Classic Film Series - White Christmas at Fairfield Public Library

White Christmas (1954) Perennial favorite, Michael Curtiz's White Christmas has been nudging us into the holiday spirit for over six decades. With an outstanding Irving Berlin score, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen and Rosemary Clooney star in…

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First Selectman Mike Tetreau Proclaims October 18-24th as Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Week

Fairfield, CT---In connection with the tenth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Fairfield’s First Selectman, Mike Tetreau, has officially proclaimed October 18 through 24, 2015 as Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Week in the Town of…

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Fairfield Public Library celebrates Community with Fairfield Magazine During Restaurant Week

Fairfield, Conn - Celebrate the vitality and diversity of our community at the Fairfield Public Library. The Library joins Fairfield Magazine in its celebration of a decade of great stories about local people, businesses, homes and happenings.  The…

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Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Back To School Book Sale

Fairfield, CT - The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be having their Back to School Book Sale. The books are priced for the special sale and will include children’s, young adult, fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction books can be…

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Heroic Summer Fun Starts at the Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch

Fairfield, CT - There is something fun going on at the Main and Fairfield Woods Branch Libraries every day. Registration for this year’s summer reading challenge, “Every Hero Has a Story” began on June 1. Once school is out, it is time to…

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Thursday Afternoon Fun - Summer Programs for Teens at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Make Thursday your “let’s do something different day” this summer and   come by the Library.  Thursday, June 25 through Thursday, July 30, 2015 creative programs for teens will be offered.  Alternating between the Main and…

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Teen Volunteers Needed at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Calling teen volunteers! Do you love being with young children and having fun? Children’s Services at the Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library need teens to help children sign up for the online summer…

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Circle of Care Brings 'There Is…Life Within the Journey' to Fairfield Public Library’s Kershner Gallery

Fairfield, CT - A stunning photo exhibit offering a new perspective on pediatric cancer is being brought to the Fairfield Public Library. Circle of Care, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive support to children with cancer and their families,…

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Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Beach Reads Book Sale

Fairfield, CT - The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are holding their annual Beach Reads Book Sale at the Main Library. Stop by during regular Library hours and stock up on extra books for summer days at the beach, for taking on vacation or…

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Talking About History: The World of Wolf Hall at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Can’t get enough of the new six-part television series Wolf Hall? Or of the book Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel?  For more on the Tudors and the intrigue at court, join us for a two-part lecture series “The World of Wolf Hall: Two…

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Unmasked - Teen Summer Challenge at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - School is almost out, and it is time to get ready for the annual Teen Summer Challenge. The Challenge is not just about reading, it is about discovering, creating, doing and volunteering. Register online at http://fplteens.ning.com…

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Super Hero Summer Reading at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Are you ready to be entered in the Hall of Heroes? Are you prepared for the challenge? Of course, you are! All you have to do is read some great books and visit the Library for some extra fun during the “Every Hero Has a Story”…

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Teens: Survive the Apocalypse! an OBOT 2015 Event at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- In honor of this year’s One Book One Town selection, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, we are asking if you have what it takes to survive the end of life as we know it. This after-hours game will ask participants to work…

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Fairfield Librarians Walk to Victory Over Darien Librarians

Fairfield, CT -- It is official! The Fitbit Challenge has been won by the tired but still energetic Fairfield Librarians who walked to victory.  From Monday March 2 at 12:00 am until Friday March 6 at 12 midnight, ten librarians from Fairfield…

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Instruction for Backyard Foraging at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- If you have read “Station Eleven,” the book choice for 2015 One Book One Town, you are aware that the survivors had to learn to forage to stay alive.  The Fairfield Public Branch Library is hosting foraging expert Ellen…

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Talking About World War II History at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The popular history lectures continue this winter at the Fairfield Public Library.Mark Albertson will be discussing World War II:  The Great Patriotic War and the Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.  The…

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Early Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with Author of Ireland Photo Book

Fairfield, CT -- Ireland’s beautiful scenery can be experienced at the Fairfield Public Library.  Author, Leslie Conron Carola will be sharing the book she co-authored with Peter Harbison, “Ireland:  A Luminous Beauty” in the Rotary Room at…

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Have Fun Learning to Speak Spanish at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Did you take Spanish in school, but were never pleased with your ability to speak the language?  The Fairfield Public Library is offering a series of six Spanish classes.The instructor for this series is Robert Foley and he has…

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One Book One Town Writing Contest

Fairfield, CT - The One Book One Town Committee at the Fairfield Public Library is sponsoring a writing contest. This is one of the many activities in March building up to the visit of the author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel on March 31…

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Help the Libraries Help Operation Hope

The Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Woods Branch Library, and Pequot Library will be hosting a “Food for Fines” drive beginning Saturday, February 7through Saturday, February…

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One Book One Town 2015 Selection

The Fairfield Public Library - along with its community partners – Pequot Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield University Bookstore and Fairfield Museum and History Center are proud to present Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel as the…

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Fairfield's 2015 One Book One Town Announcement

The Fairfield Public Library will announce the 2015 selection for One Book One Town at a Press Conference. We hope that you can join us in the lobby of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road for this exciting announcement.Date and Time: Thursday,…

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Computer Literacy in the Workforce a Tech Demo Class at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT --  What was considered computer literacy less than 10 years ago is obsolete now.  In this demonstration session, you'll discover the skills required to stay afloat whether you're self-employed, at your current job, or seeking…

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Anxiety Talk with Dr. Veronica Waks - A Wellness Series Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Popular health topics speaker Dr. Veronica Waks returns to the Library for the third talk in a three-part series on Stress, Anxiety and Depression.   Anxiety is the topic.  The causes of anxiety, as well as the physical and…

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Author Talk - The Perfect Mother, Inspired by the Amanda Knox Case at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Journalist and author Nina Darnton will visit to talk about her new book, The Perfect Mother. The Perfect Mother is an imaginative thriller that probes the dark side of parenthood. Inspired by the Amanda Knox case, this riveting…

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Introduction to Office 2013 a Tech Demo Class at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The latest upgrade to Office was implemented over a year ago – have you changed over yet?  Functionality is very much the same and, of course, there are many improvements.  Tech expert Alan Weaver will give a mini tour of some…

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Medicare Enrollment Assistance at the Fairfield Public Library

The Medicare Open Enrollment period began on October 15 and will end on December 7.  Do you need assistance in finding out what your medical insurance options are?  Insurance agent Sue Ellen Powell will be available at the Fairfield Public Library…

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Electromagnetic Radiation and Your Health a Wellness Series Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- We live in an invisible field of electromagnetism. Everyday our health is being bombarded by harmful EMF (electromagnetic fields) radiation from cell towers, microwave beams, high power tension lines, cell phones, televisions,…

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Skype-a-Docent: Visit the Silvermine Arts Center from a Seat at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Visit the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut from a seat in the Library’s Rotary Room. A docent will take us on a private tour of Silvermine’s exhibit The Hand of Man, via Skype. Skype is a video phone call, but…

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Emergency Preparedness at the Fairfield Public Library

Prepare for HurricanesFairfield, CT -- Are you ready for the next hurricane?  The Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, will host an Emergency Preparedness Program by the American Red Cross in the Rotary Room.Preparation is the best…

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Midday with Merry: Introduction to Pinterest a Tech Demo Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT --  Learn about Pinterest, a visual discovery tool that you can use to find and compile ideas for all of your projects and interests.  Pinterest combines the best of an old-school idea bulletin board with the ease of the web and the…

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Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat a Wellness Series Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- What’s a modern woman with ancient needs to do?  Return to her roots with a back-to-basics approach to eating tailored specifically to her nutritional, hormonal, and real-world needs.  Learn about the Paleo diet with Esther…

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First Selectman Proclaims October 19-25th as Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Week

Fairfield, CT - In connection with the ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Fairfield’s First Selectman, Michael Tetreau, has officially proclaimed October 19 through 25, 2014 as Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Week in the Town…

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Stuart Gibbs, Author of Spy School to Visit the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Come meet the author of the 2015 Nutmeg-nominated book, Spy School, Stuart Gibbs.  Spy School is a middle grade novel that follows Ben, a klutzy nerd who is mistakenly accepted into the junior CIA academy.  Now he must uncover a…

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hoopla is Here -- Digital Access to Streaming Movies, Television, Music and Audiobooks at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library is excited to add hoopla to our roster of digital offering.  hoopla streams thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access - all you need…

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Strategies for Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- When to file for Social Security may be the single most important decision in planning for retirement. Unfortunately, there are common mistakes people make when signing up, some of which may have a permanent negative impact on…

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Creativity Abounds at the Fairfield Public Branch Library

- The Craft Salon DIY session that will kick off the season is on Saturday, October 4 at 11 am. - Book Birdhouses- The Fairfield Woods Branch Library has been yarn stormed!- The Purls of Wisdom knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday from 10…

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Author Rochelle Bilow to Visit Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library will host author Rochelle Bilow and her yet to be released, debut novel (October 1, 2014), The Call of the Farm.  She will be discussing her book and giving a food demo at 7 pm in the Rotary Room of the…

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Soundwaves Concert - The Lions Gate Trio Returns to the Fairfield Public Library for Annual Fall Performance

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library will host the internationally acclaimed Lions Gate Trio for a chamber music concert.  The Trio will perform “Ode to Joy,” a celebration of Beethoven and his life, spanning his earliest published…

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Eustress and Distress with Dr. Veronica Waks A Wellness Series Talk at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Popular health topics speaker Dr. Veronica Waks returns to the Library this fall to present a three-part series of talks on Stress, Anxiety and Depression.  Her first lecture, “Eustress and Distress,” will examine the…

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Summer Family Game Nights at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT --  As the summer heats up, it is all fun and games at the Library, starting with Family BUNCO Night on Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm.  BUNCO is a fast-moving dice game that has you switching tables and partners as you go.  Don’t…

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Summer Reading Games and Events at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Starting June 30 through August 8, 2014 there is something fun going on at the Library every day. We’ve told you about this year’s summer reading challenge, Read. Game. Win! Now that school is out, in addition to continuing your…

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‘Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library’ Author Chris Grabenstein To Visit for the Fairfield Public Library’s Family Reads! Program

Fairfield, CT - Chris Grabenstein, author of our 2014 Family Reads! book, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, a New York Times bestseller, will visit at the Fairfield Ludlowe High School Auditorium. Grabenstein’s presentation is sure to bring…

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Fun Summer Thursdays for Teens at the Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch

Fairfield, CT -- You won’t be able to say there’s nothing to do this summer, at least not on Thursday afternoons.  Starting Thursday, June 26 through Thursday, July 31 (except for July 3) there are creative classes for teens at the Library on a…

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Over 100 Job Seekers Find Positions! through Jobs Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library is thrilled to report that 102 people have found employment thanks to their participation in the Jobs program since January of 2012. We do not have statistics before that date, but the program has been…

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Register for Children and Teen Summer Reading at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Summer is closer than you think.  And because we can’t wait, the Library is starting the 2014 Children and Teen summer reading challenges early this year so you will have more time to read more books.  Then, once school is out,…

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Thriller Night: Writer Terry Hayes Interviewed by Writer Andrew Gross at Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT -- Writer Terry Hayes will visit Fairfield to be interviewed by bestselling thriller author Andrew Gross at Fairfield University’s Gonzaga Auditorium.  A former journalist and screenwriter, Hayes has just published his debut novel I…

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Pre-Revolutionary War Diorama of Fairfield on Display at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Photos of a Pre-Revolutionary War diorama of Fairfield are on display near the Information Desk at the Main Library as part of our continuing 375th anniversary celebration of the town.  Fairfield Historian Emeritus William D. Lee…

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Fairfield Library Homebound Services

The Fairfield Library offers homebound services to residents of The Jewish Home, as well as Fairfield residents temporarily or permanently homebound. The services consist of monthly delivery of resources by library volunteers such as regular books…

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Highly Decorated Short Story Writer, Anthony Doerr to Speak at Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library and Fairfield University are pleased to bring to our community, Anthony Doerr, one of America’s most highly decorated short story writers.  He will be discussing his newly released book, All The Light…

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'There’s No Place Like Home' - Charity Shower for the Center for Family Justice

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library cordially invites its patrons to“There’s No Place Like Home” charity shower for The Center for Family Justice (formerly The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County).  The shower…

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Effective Parenting Skills for Improved Communication - A Pathways to Parenting Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Susan Bauerfeld, PhD, will present an overview of the book Between Parent and Child, the bestselling classic that revolutionized parent-child communication, and the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will…

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Managing Stress and Anxiety - A Wellness Series Talk at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Are stress and anxiety affecting your health and happiness?  Emotions such as worry,fear and anger can elicit an actual physical stress response. Anxiety and stress affect people of all ages, from children to the elderly. It is a…

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Teen Services Thrives at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Five years since its establishment, the downUNDER Teen Center at the Fairfield Woods Branch library is still attracting droves of tweens and teens each day. The downUNDER was created to address the needs of the teens that flock to…

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Celebrate Your Favorite Poem with Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -  Bring a poem to read and share with one of America’s most eminent poets, Robert Pinsky  in the Memorial Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  A reception with the poet will follow.  Shortly after being appointed poet…

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Skype-a-Docent: Explore Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Visit Connecticut’s Beardsley Zooin Bridgeport from a seat in the Library’s Rotary Room!A Siberian tiger, Andean condor, otters, foxes, bison, red wolf, prairie dogs (hope they aren’t hiding), peacocks – there is so much to…

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Time-Traveling Fashionista Author Bianca Turetsky to Visit Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Bianca Turetsky, author of the popular tween series, The Time-Traveling Fashionista, will visit the Library to talk about her writing, the inspiration behind the series and, of course, fashion!  The Time-Traveling Fashionista…

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April Vacation Specials at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Looking for things to do during Spring Break?  Drop by the Children’s Department of the Main Library in the afternoons, Monday, April 14 through Thursday, April 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for a different adventure every day! …

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Questioning Protocol - A Wellness Series Talk at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Learn how one mom dispensed equal doses of humor, humility, and corporate smarts to help her family navigate a health care crisis. Randi Redmond Oster recently wrote a book about her experiences and will visit the Library to share…

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Food for Fines at the Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch

Fairfield, CT - Have a bunch of overdue items from the Library? This is the time to return them, just stop by your pantry on the way out the door! As part of Fairfield’s 375th Anniversary celebration, the Fairfield Public Library will be hosting a…

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The Lions Gate Trio Returns to the Fairfield Public Library for Annual Spring Performance

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library will host the internationally acclaimed Lions Gate Trio for a chamber music concert.  The trio, pianist Florence Millet, violinist Katie Lansdale and cellist Darrett Adkins, will perform Variations in…

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Stock Market Basics - Part of Money Smart Week at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- “Buy low, sell high.”  That’s great if you know what you’re doing and have the funds.  The rest of us need to learn about the different investment opportunities available and how to choose the right ones for our…

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Talking About Films with Dr. Mark Schenker at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Dr. Mark Schenker will present four lectures this spring focusing on the films of Billy Wilder in the fourth installment of his series “How to Read a Film.” Film screenings will be on Mondays at 2:00 pm with discussions following…

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Author Carol Skog Takes a Magical Journey into her Heritage At the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Local author Carol Skog will visit to discuss her book Enchantment Ädventyr, HCA and I Understand. Carol’s pursuit of her family geneology led her to write this story – a creative variation of a Swedish fairytale wrapped around…

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'Momoirs' Returns to the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Is there anything as wonderful, frustrating and hilarious as motherhood? Join us for a reading of the recently published anthology Momoirs: I’ll Give You Something to Cry About. Authors Gayle Gleckler, Eileen Grace, Lisa Maxwell…

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Fairfield Woods Branch Library’s Seed-to-Seed Library is Ready for Spring

Fairfield, CT - Fairfield Woods Branch Library has been the busiest branch library in Connecticut for years now. It is popular with a wide variety of neighborhood interests ranging from the youngest of patrons with their caretakers, students, teens,…

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Friends Spring Book Sale at the Library

Fairfield, CT - Join the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library as we have our Welcome Spring Book Sale. The books are priced for the special sale and will include children’s, young adult, and fiction. The Twice Read Room at the main Library is a…

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Fairfield Public Library Wins Second State Publicity Award

Fairfield, CT -- Once again the Fairfield Public Library has been recognized for its excellent design. The Connecticut Library Awards Publicity awarded the Library for its program catalog. "We wanted to commemorate the 375th Anniversary of the Town…

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Gabriel Bol Deng to Speak of Recent Visit to South Sudan At the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Gabriel Bol Deng returns to share his most recent experiences in South Sudan, where he continues to work amidst the volatility of conflicts in the region. Gabriel, a former “Lost Boy” of Sudan has inspired and warmed the hearts…

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Skype-a-Docent: Explore the Housatonic Museum of Art at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Visit the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport from a seat in the Library’s Rotary Room as a docent leads us through the exhibit Pop! Andy Warhol and Artists from the Collection of the Housatonic Museum of Artvia Skype. Skype is…

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Behind the Scenes at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - There is more to the Fairfield Public Library than meets the eye. Whenever you visit the Library the staff can be seen working on public service desks, leading programs, or shelving books but there is a great deal of work that goes…

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Celebrate the Ancient Chinese Culture at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Come celebrate the ancient Chinese culture during a special event at the Fairfield Public Library. The 5000-year civilization, rich in history and tradition, will be presented in a multimedia presentation.This “family friendly”…

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Skype-a-Docent: Explore the Mattatuck Museum in Watebury at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Visit the Mattatuck Museum and explore its galleriesfrom a seat in the Library’s Rotary Room as a docent leads us through the museum via Skype. Skype is a video phone call, but when projected onto the large screen in the…

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Travel with a Road’s Scholar at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library is presenting a lecture:  Travel…Because Learning is a Trip.  A Road’s Scholar will provide a sampling of some travel adventures in the Rotary Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.Discover…

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Jennifer Butler Spring Fashion Show 2014 to Benefit the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Fairfield’s own clothing designer, Jennifer Butler, presents her Spring 2014 collection for women, men and girls at the Field House at Sportsplex, 85 Mill Plain Road in Fairfield. Join us for an evening of fashion that also…

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Blind Date with a Book Week at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---There are a lot of fish in the sea . . . and a lot of books in the Library!  Take a chance on a new literary fling this week – you won’t know what it is, but when you check out one of our wrapped blind date books, you’ll be…

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Important Conversations with Children in Times of Divorce a Pathways to Parenting Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Divorce is a big change in most people's lives and whether it is called "amicable" or "contentious," children are uniquely impacted by the many big and small changes that divorce brings.  This workshop, presented by family…

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Take Your Child to the Library Day! at the Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Library is a magical place for young children.  Celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 1 at both Library locations! This annual event celebrates the young child’s visit to their Library.At…

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Collage Art for Adults at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The Art of Collage program at the Fairfield Public Library will allow you to tap into your inner artist. This program was introduced last fall.Collage is a form of art in which various materials such as photographs, pieces of paper…

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Coupons and Smart Shopping Advise at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Back by popular demand, Marilyn Zelinsky-Syarto of Two Frugal Fairfielders will present a complimentary, hands-on workshop about Smart Shopping and Coupons.Learn how to use coupons, shop smart and cut your grocery bill by fifty…

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Writing for Children: An Introduction for the Beginner a Continuing Writers’ Workshop at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Join children’s author Christine Pakkala for a continuation of a workshop from the fall – a beginner’s introduction to writing for children at the Fairfield Public Library. Have you always dreamed of writing a children’s…

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Fairfield Public Library Teams with Access Health CT to Help You Navigate Changes with the Affordable Care Act

Fairfield, CT - Wondering how the implementation of the new health care law will affect you and your family? Access Health CTis Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace.A Certified In-Person Assister, trained by Access Health CT, will…

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One Book One Town 2014 Selection

The Fairfield Public Library - along with its community partners – Pequot Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield University Bookstore and Fairfield Museum and History Center are proud to present A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara…

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Skype-a-Docent: Explore Fairfield History with the Fairfield Museum and History Center at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Visit the Fairfield Museumand History Centerand explore nearly 400 years of Fairfield history from a seat in the Library’s Rotary Room! A docent will lead us inside a Native American wigwam, help us climb into a fort from the…

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Moose on the Loose! Find Him at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---A fun challenge for children ages 2-12 is taking place at both the Main and Fairfield Woods Branch Libraries. There’s a Moose on the Loose, hiding somewhere different each week! He’s not a big moose, he’s small and soft with…

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Friends Annual Holiday Book Sale

Fairfield, CT - The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be having their Annual Holiday Book Sale .The sale will include children’s, young adult, and fiction books. There will be new offerings every day, so be sure to check out the sale…

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Steampunk Workshop and Victorian High Tea At the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Join Miss Kristina, Mistress of the Skies, as she shows you the wonders of retro-futurism. Indulge in her world-renowned snacks and make a Steampunk accessory to bewitch and bewilder your friends!  Dress up – steampunk attire is…

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Understanding Breast Cancer with Dr. Veronica Waks a Wellness Series Talk At the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Popular health topics speaker Dr. Veronica Waks returns to the Library this fall to present a series of talks on Understanding Breast Cancer. Her second lecture will explain the classification of breast cancer: the…

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Skype-a-Docent: Visit the Bruce Museum Chuck Close Exhibit at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Visit the Bruce Museum in Greenwich without leaving town!  A museum docent will guide us through the Bruce Museum’s exhibit “Closer: The Graphic Art of Chuck Close” using Skype technology.  Skype is a video phone call, but…

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Weekly One-on-One Career Counseling and Job Search Boot Camp At the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - As part ofthe Library’s ongoing commitment to job seekers, we continue to offer a variety of supportive programs through our Jobs series including weekly One-on-One Career Counseling sessions and a Job Search Boot Camp.Since…

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Sean Smith Jazz Quartet at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Spend an afternoon at the Library with jazz musician and composer Sean Smith when he returns to the Library with his dynamic quartet. The Quartet features Smith on bass, Loren Stillman on saxophone, Nate Radley on guitar and Russell…

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Ergonomics and Your Health: A Wellness Series Talk At The Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Ergonomics is part science, part art. Those of us who work in offices or spend a large amount of time sitting during the day place our spinal cord, muscles and other structures at risk for injury. Over time injury to wrists, elbows,…

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Leading Our Girls to a Healthy Mind and Body: A Pathway to Total Health a Pathways to Parenting Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Magazines, movies and television often promote an unrealistic version of women’s appearance. It is easy to understand how in addition to this media influence, stress, anxiety and peer pressure can lead to a distorted body image and…

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Bestselling Children’s Author Wendy Mass to Talk at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - - Come meet Wendy Mass, the New York Times bestselling author of 14 children’s novels. Her novels have been translated into 14 languages and nominated for 68 awards!  Her most recent releases include the Nutmeg- nominated…

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A Trip Through Muslim Journeys at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Take an intellectual sojourn through varied "Muslim journeys" with history teacher Brian Kelahan as we travel through the Islamic world. Did you know that Muhammad's famous night journey, the al-Mi'raj, may have been an inspiration…

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Dystopian Mystery Night for Teens at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Register early for our most popular annual event – our after-hours mystery night! In a fantasy world where things have gone terribly wrong, who has the ability to put it back together again? Enter the dark and empty Library to…

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College Interviews 101 A Getting Ready for College Series Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The admission interview offers the only one-on-one face to face contact individuals can have with the schools to which they have applied. Presenters Peggy Marx and Kyrie Stillman of College Interview Counselors will talk about how to…

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Genealogy Workshop At Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch is offering a Genealogy Workshop.Genealogist Betty Oderwald and Fairfield resident will answer question s and recommend strategies for your genealogical research. She will also talk about…

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Discovery Art: Mosaic Art Tiles a Muslim Journeys Family Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Join Fairfield artists Christine Orlando and Priscilla Igram for a family program, they discuss the history of Islamic tiles. Virtually all countries with a history of Islamic culture have a tradition of decorative bricks, used to…

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Koran by Heart: Film Showing and Discussion a Muslim Journeys Program at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Join Martin Nguyen, PhD, assistant professor of Islamic Religious Studies at Fairfield University, for the film showing of Koran by Heart, an HBO documentary. Director Greg Barker is fascinated by an internal debate within Islam:…

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Talking About Books - The Odyssey with Dr. Mark Schenker

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library is happy to announce that popular discussion leader, Dr. Mark Schenker, will be presenting a lecture series on The Odyssey this fall. The series will be held on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in…

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Jennifer Butler Fall Fashion Show 2013 to Benefit the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Fairfield’s own clothing designer, Jennifer Butler, presents her Fall 2013 collection for women, men and girls at the Field House at Sportsplex. Join us for an evening of fashion that also benefits the Fairfield Public…

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Wilton Psychiatrist Talks About his New Novel

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library will be hosting psychiatrist turned fiction writer, Mark Rubinstein. He will talk about his latest book, Love Gone Mad at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the Main Library. Love Gone Madis a thriller in…

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Star Wars Movie Marathon Week at The Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Leading up to Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 5, the Fairfield Public Library will be showing Star Wars movies each afternoon from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. The Movie Marathon Week will begin on Monday, September 30 and conclude on…

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Star Wars Reads Day at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- If you are looking for some out of this world fun, stop in at the Fairfield Public Library for a day- long celebration of Star Wars Reads Day. There will be activities for all ages, games, trivia, crafts, snacks prizes and more!…

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Text a Librarian - A New Service at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---Got a question?  Text us!  Given the fast pace of life these days, and work and commuting schedules, it may be more convenient for you to text a librarian than to call or come to the Library.  Now you can!  The…

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The Art of the Personal Essay a Writers’ Workshop

Fairfield, CT - Join experienced writing instructor Jessica Bram as she leads The Art of the Personal Essay Workshop at the Fairfield Public Library. Everyday life offers unlimited opportunities for reflection and making sense of the world around…

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Fandoms United! for Teens at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Calling all Potterheads, Whovians, Sherlockians, etc:  Come to this weekly gathering of the fans.  It’s like a book club, but for anyone devoted to pop culture in all its forms. Discussions will be led by members and…

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Fairfield Author Deborah Henry to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are pleased to welcome Fairfielder Deborah Henry, author of The Whipping Club, as the guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of the general membership. This will be a festive event with a…

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Soundwaves Concert The Lions Gate Trio Returns to the Fairfield Public Library for Annual Fall Performance

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library will host its internationally acclaimed trio in residence, “The Lions Gate Trio,” for a chamber music concert.  The trio, pianist Florence Millet, violinist Katie Lansdale and cellist…

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Overview of the Affordable Care Act: Understanding What Health Care Reform Will Mean to You!

Fairfield, CT -- Wondering how the implementation of the new health care law will affect you and your family?  Join us for an overview of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) law and the mandates for individuals and families to have health…

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Kids, Dig into Reading this Summer at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Dig into Reading is the theme for this year’s Children’s Summer Reading Program. Starting July 1, you can register online. Read anything you’d like, but if you need some suggestions, check out our Summer Reading…

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Fairfield Author Paul Ferrante to Speak about New Young Adult Novel at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- As the country honors the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg this July, Fairfielder Paul Ferrante will visit the Library to talk about his new young adult novel, Last Ghost at Gettysburg, a T.J. Jackson…

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Go Beneath the Surface with the Teen Summer Challenge at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - As you know, we love reading here at the Library, but we also know the summer isn't just about reading. It’s about trying new things and exploring the world around you... are you up for the Challenge? This year we are going…

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Friends Beach Read Book Sale at the Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be holding its annual Beach Read Book Sale, featuring fiction books for children, young adults and adults during regular Library hours. The Sale will be held on the first floor of the…

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Book Group Workshop at Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch is hosting a Book Group Workshop.  The workshop will be at 1147 Fairfield Woods Road.Has your book group lost its energy?  Is your group interested in engaging in more spirited and…

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Dr. Waks to Lecture on Food as Medicine at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The Fairfield Public Library Health Matters Series is hosting Dr. Veronica Waks.She will be giving a lecture on Food as Medicine. The event will take place in the Memorial Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.Learn how the…

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National Book Award Finalist Kevin Powers to visit the Fairfield Public Library at Fairfield Woods Middle School

Fairfield, CT -- Author Kevin Powers will visit the Fairfield Public Library to talk about his acclaimed book, The Yellow Birds at the Fairfield Woods Middle School auditorium.  A finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is a…

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Is There A Safari In Your Future?

Fairfield, CT -- Professional travel planner and journalist, Susan Farewell, will discuss planning an African Safari vacation at the Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch.The idea of going on a safari in Africa sounds so wonderful, but where do you…

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Learn How Our Environment Shapes Our Genes At The Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library Health Series will present a lecture on Epigenetics:  How Our Environment Shapes Our Genes.  Karen Drena, a Holistic Health Practitioner, will be discussing the topic of Epigenetics.  Our…

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Seedling Exchange at the Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch is ready to plant their seedlings into the community garden. This workshop will start at the Branch Library and move to the community garden where the library will begin to plant its…

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The Yellow Birds Book Talk with Dr. Mark Schenker at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The ever popular Dr. Mark Schenker will lead a book discussion of The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers in advance of Powers’ upcoming visit to the Library.  A finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is being…

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A Reprieve from Cancer - A Discussion at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library’s Health Series will host a lecture on Cancer:  More Than a Word with David L. Meth. Freeing the Heart:  A Reprieve from Cancer, Writing Relationships and Other Side Effects is a…

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Strength-Training Health Series at Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library Health Series is hosting a lecture by Gary Camillo about Strength-Training and a Plant Based Diet. Micro-nutrients orchestrate a range of physiological functionsand are vital for efficient strength training.  …

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Royal Baby Shower And Afternoon Tea At The Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library cordially invites its patrons to a celebration of motherhood at a royal charity baby shower. The old-fashioned baby shower and afternoon tea in the Rotary Room at the Fairfield Public Main Library, 1080…

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Dr. Waks to Lecture on Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity at the Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library Health Matters Series is hosting Dr. Veronica Waks.  She will be giving a lecture on Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity.  The event will take place in the Memorial Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post…

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Panel Discussion on Quality Aging at Fairfield Woods Branch Library

The Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch and the Fairfield Senior Center have joined together to present The Five Pillars of Quality Aging.  The panel discussion will be held at the Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road.The topic for…

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Friends Anniversary Book Sale at the Library

Fairfield, CT---The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be having an Anniversary Book Sale  There is a large selection of fiction, children’s and young adult books.To celebrate the anniversary of the TWICE REaD Room, Saturday,…

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Celebrate One Book One Town with David Harrell at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---This year’s One Book One Town selection, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, puts us behind the face of a boy named Auggie who is born with a severe facial deformity.  Actor and disability advocate David Harrell was born without his…

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Real Estate Agent Open House Selling Points from the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---As a real estate agent, you are not just selling a property, you are selling a hometown.  One of the treasures in the town of Fairfield is its dynamic library system.  Books are where we start, but the Library also offers a…

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Talking about Wonder with Dr. Mark Schenker Part of the 2013 One Book One Town Celebration in Fairfield

A favorite library lecturer and book discussion leader, Dr. Mark Schenker, joins us this March for a special book talk on Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  Dr. Schenker always brings something unexpected to the discussion.  His book talks are…

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'Dear Auggie…' Video Wall Part of the One Book One Town Celebration at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---Have you read Wonder yet, Fairfield’s One Book One Town selection for 2013?  Were you moved by the story of Auggie and his friends?   Come up to the second floor of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road and leave…

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March is a Month of Wonder - 2013 One Book One Town Celebration in Fairfield

Fairfield, CT -- March is a month of Wonder, the celebration of our 2013 One Book One Town pick in Fairfield.  Once again it is a way to get all of us on the same page, or at least reading the same pages, and sharing our ideas.  Wonder…

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Countdown to Kindergarten - A Pathways to Parenting Program at Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Sending a child to kindergarten is an exciting yet slightly scary event for both parent and child. Veteran educators from the Fairfield Country Day School, Debbie Sullinger and Bill Mulcahy, will talk to parents about kindergarten…

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‘How Community and Family Connections Shelter Kids’ A Workshop at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, this workshop is offered to parents and other adults to discuss how to talk with children about the things that scare all of us. The program will focus on talking about difficult and…

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Manners Matter! -- Three-Part Series for Kids at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Help your child step into the world with confidence (and kindness) by learning to mind their manners with expert Judith Ré. Combining classic manners with a generous nod to modern etiquette, this program promotes and…

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President’s Day Book Sale at the Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be having aPresident’s Day Book Sale. There is a large selection of books that will be available for purchase.Don’t forget to check out the ongoing sale in the TWICE REaD…

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Talk by John Wood Global Literacy Activist at Fairfield University

Fairfield Public Library and Fairfield University co-sponsor talk by John Wood, global literacy activist, at Fairfield University.Fairfield, CT -- Author/philanthropist John Wood, who left a lucrative executive career at Microsoft to found an…

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Pitchapalooza Opportunity for Writers at Barnes and Noble Westport Will Help Benefit the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- Barnes & Noble will sponsor a “Pitchapalooza” event for writers as part of an all-day, in-store fundraiser benefiting the Fairfield Public Library.  When you are ready to make your purchases tell the cashier you…

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ACHOO! Lecture on Sinus, Cold and Allergy First Aid

Fairfield, CT -- Do you have the sneezing, coughing, stuffy-head feeling?  The Fairfield Public Library’s Health Series is hosting a lecture on Sinus First Aid:  Sinusitis, Colds and Allergies. Chronic sinusitis is the most common…

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Lecture: Nourish Your Body, Nurture Your Soul

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library Health Series is hosting a lecture: Nourish Your Body, Nurture Your Soul.In the quest for the “perfect diet” we often look to outside sources for the answer.  Most of us feel that if we…

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Selecting Books for Tween Readers at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---Choosing books for tweens can be tricky.  Drop in to the Teen Room and learn about the great titles that are out there for this age group.  Get personalized book suggestions tailored to your child’s needs and…

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Open Craft Mondays for Children at the Fairfield Public Library

Make Mondays fun days.  It is always bright and fun in the Children’s area of the Library and once a month through April join us for Open Craft Mondays.  Make a paper plate snow man at the first Open Craft Monday on January 28,…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future - Retirement Planning Simulation Game

Fairfield, CT -- Join us as we close the second session of the Reinvent Your Financial Future @ the Fairfield Public Library series with a fun and friendly finance game developed by Boston College.   You’ve got nothing to lose and…

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Dr. Paul Epstein to Speak at Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library is hosting a four-part series, featuring Dr. Paul Epstein, ND, on the Healing Power of Mind-Body Medicine. The third lecture, Mindfulness Meditation, will be held at the Fairfield Public Library Woods…

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DIY Charitable Resolution Craft Salon at the library

Mission:  “The Fairfield Public Library, our community’s gateway to the world of information and discovery, inspires the lifelong love of reading and learning.  It offers free access to varied collections, stimulating programs,…

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Have a New e-Reader? Need Help Getting Started? Visit the Fairfield Public Library and Learn How

Fairfield, CT - Do you think you might be receiving an e-reader for the holidays?  Already have one, but still not sure how to download books (and more) from the Library? The Fairfield Public Library Reference Librarians will be offering three…

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A Small Business Strategies Talk at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---So much has changed, and continues to change, in the world of social media, but LinkedIn remains the cornerstone of a professional online presence. The problem is, most people are not using it effectively.  Learn from social…

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Holiday Book Sale at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have their annual Holiday Book Sale.  The sale will be held during regular Library hours.  There will be a large selection of children’s and young adult books, as well as…

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Dr. Robert Zembroski to Speak at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The Fairfield Public Library Health Matters Series will host Dr. Robert Zembroski, founder of Cancer Victor Beyond Survival.The scientific research is clear that 95 percent of cancer’s origin is due to an unhealthy lifestyle and…

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Craft Salon: Felt Cup Cozy with Alexcia Patterson

Fairfield, CT -  Looking for a quick and cute holiday gift?  Come to the Craft Salon at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library on Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 am.  Crafter Alexcia Patterson will be our guide as we put together a felt cup…

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Downton Abbey Tea at the Fairfield Public Library

Ringing up all Downton Abbey fans!  Join us for a Midday Tea to celebrate and anticipate the start of season three in America.  Watch a clip of the making of Downton Abbey after which tea and such will be served.  Feel free to dress…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future Series - Long Term Care Planning: The Missing Link In Retirement Planning

Fairfield, CT -- Even if you have put money aside for your retirement, through a 401(k), for example, these assets are vulnerable should you need long term care. Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $127,000. Medicare and…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future - Library Resources

Fairfield, CT -- Want to check how your stock is doing or look up a stock’s performance for possible investing? Did you know you can go to the Library’s website for that? Join Susan Zuckerman, Head of Library Reference Services, as she explains…

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Election Campaign Display at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Library is marking this important Presidential Election year with an exhibit ofhistorical presidential campaign buttons and ephemera. The display includes autographs of Presidents James Polk, Dwight Eisenhower, and…

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Buying and Selling on eBay A Tech Demo Class at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---Learn the basics of buying and selling on eBay, the most popular auction site on the web, with computer expert Alan Weaver.   He will discuss bidding and selling strategies, the different auction types, fees, how to write…

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Where Does Your Money Go: Creating a Personal Budget

Fairfield, CT---Do you often wonder where your hard-earned money goes?  Gain control:  learn how to set personal goals, prioritize spending and develop realistic spending plans.  Work on a personal budget and action plan with Marion…

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Mortgage/Housing Options

Fairfield, CT---Rent? Buy? Refinance? Reverse Mortgage?  Avoid Foreclosure!  These are some of the topics that will be covered with Connecticut Department of Banking representative Michael Buchas.    Learn how reverse…

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National Friends of Libraries Week: October 21-27, 2012

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be celebrating the 7th annual National Friends of Libraries Week from October 21-27, 2012, and encourage all Fairfield residents who are not already members of Friends to join at this time.…

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Beautiful Skin After 35 Lecture at The Library

Fairfield, CT---The Health Matters Series at the Fairfield Public Library will host a lecture.  Dr. Veronica Waks, N.D. will discuss Beautiful, Natural Skin After 35.  The lecture will be held in the Memorial Room of the Main Library, 1080…

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Where There’s a Will (or Trust) There’s a Way: Estate Planning Basics

Reinvent Your Financial Future @ the Fairfield Public Library Series Where There’s a Will (or Trust) There’s a Way: Estate Planning BasicsFairfield, CT - Estate planning is an important part of any financial plan. For many people it is more…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future at the Fairfield Public Library Series Budget Planning Using Excel

Fairfield, CT - Having a hard time putting together a budget you can really live with? Not sure how to plan or forecast your income and expenses? Learn how to use Microsoft Office Excel 2010 to set up a budget plan you can see clearly and stick to!…

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New History Lecture Series at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The Fairfield Public Library is hosting a new series: Turning Points in History. The topic for the evening will be America, Europe and the War of 1812.To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, author and lecturer Mark…

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Learn About Wordpress at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT -- The popular social media class, Mid-Day with Merry, continues this fall at the Fairfield Public Library. This month a session giving an overview of Wordpress will be held in the Rotary Room during the noon hour.This is a quick…

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The Power of e-Mail Marketing

A Small Business Strategies Talk at the Fairfield Public LibraryFairfield, CT -- Learn how to reach the people that matter most to your business with professional e-mail communications that not only look great, but also provide valuable metrics for…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future at the Fairfield Public Library Series: Quicken: What’s in Your Wallet?

Fairfield, CT---Use Quicken Home & Business software to get a handle on your money.  Learn how to use Quicken for tracking your home-based or small business and/or for management of your personal finances.  Certified QuickBooks advisor…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future at the Fairfield Public Library Series

Long Term Care Planning:  The Missing Link in Retirement Planning Even if you have put money aside for your retirement, through a 401(k), for example, these assets are vulnerable should you need long term care.  Just one year in a…

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Teen Chess at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - Make your move  --  chess is back at the Main Library.  Our teen chess group, facilitated by Bruce Swan, is for all players, beginner to advanced.  Learn about the game and build brain power in a fun,…

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Talking About Books—The Iliad with Dr. Mark Schenker

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library is happy to announce that popular discussion leader, Dr. Mark Schenker, will be presenting a lecture series on The Iliad this fall.  The series will be held on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.…

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New History Lecture Series at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library will be hosting a new series:  Turning Points in History.  The first of this series will be Iraq:  Creation of Colonialism in the Memorial Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.On…

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Star Wars Reads Day at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---If you are looking for some out of this world fun, stop in at the Fairfield Public Library for a day- long celebration of Star Wars on Saturday, October 6, 2012 – Star Wars Reads Day. There will be activities for all ages,…

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Soundwaves – The Lions Gate Trio Returns to the Fairfield Public Library for a Fabulous Fall Performance

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library will host its internationally acclaimed trio-in-residence, “The Lions Gate Trio,” for a fall chamber music concert.  The trio, pianist Florence Millet, violinist Katie Lansdale and cellist…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future at the Fairfield Public Library Series - ABC’s of Estate Planning and Wills

Fairfield, CT -- A will is an important financial planningtool for ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and that these assets are distributed to your heirs, not the tax rolls of the government. Attorney Greta Solomon…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future at the Fairfield Public Library Series - Medicare and Medicaid

Fairfield, CT -- Medicare is the government program that Americans over age 65 rely on for their healthcare. Even if you won’t be crossing that threshold for a while, it is important to know what Medicare does provide, and that it won’t…

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Film and Screenwriting Workshop at The Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library is offering a six-week writing workshop, Contemporary Film Studies and Screenwriting:  Genres of Modern Cinema. The course will focus on different genres that are popular in modern cinema. …

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Former Fairfield Resident, Susan Santangelo, Presents Her New Book at Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The Fairfield Public Library is hosting Susan Santangelo, former Fairfield resident and author of the mystery, Marriage Can Be Murder.Susan is the author of the humorous Baby Boomer mysteries:  Retirement Can Be Murder, Moving…

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Veteran Sportswriter, Jack Cavanaugh, To Present Latest Book at Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The Fairfield Public Library will be hosting veteran sportswriter and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Jack Cavanaugh on Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.  He will be presenting his book, Season of ’42:  Joe D., Teddy Ballgame,…

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Arthritis and Lower Back Pain Lecture at The Library

Fairfield, CT - The Health Matters Series at the Fairfield Public Library will host a lecture.  Dr. Veronica Waks, M.D., N.D. will discuss Arthritis and Lower Back Pain.  Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek…

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NAMI Book Discussion at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - The Fairfield Public Library co-sponsors a book group with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The first book discussion this fall will be in the Jennings Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. The group will be…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---When a marriage ends, whether by divorce or death of a spouse, there can be a tremendous financial impact.  During this time of tumult and change, it is important not to make rushed decisions that could have long-lasting…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future - Social Security

Fairfield, CT---Are you planning your retirement soon and wondering what Social Security will offer?  Are you retiring later but wondering if the Social Security safety net will still be in place?  Join Maria Grice, Public Affairs…

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Fun Day Friday for Teens at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---It’s Friday – what are you going to do to start the weekend off right?  Drop in after school and watch movies, play games, work on crafts, get homework help and more.   Join us every Friday that school is in…

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Reinvent Your Financial Future - Master Your Money with Laura Adams

Fairfield, CT---The second session of the Reinvent Your Financial Future @ the Fairfield Public Library program is being launched with financial expert Laura Adams.  The Library is able to offer this important financial literacy series through…

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Back to School Book Sale at the Library

Fairfield, CT - The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be having an E-X-P-A-N-D-E-D  Back to School Book Sale September 4 through September 14.  All fiction and Young Adult books will be “Buy two, get one free” and…

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Family Dance Party at Fairfield Public Library

Mary Sorhus, Children’s Head Librarian,  Jennifer Gardner and other staff members welcome children and their parents to the first Family Dance Party at the Fairfield Public Library.  Around fifty people attended the event in spite of the…

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Education Opportunities For Adult Students at Fairfield Library

Fairfield, CT - The Fairfield Public Library has partnered with Higher Education Consortium of Connecticut to present “Affordable Degree Completion & Continuing Education Opportunities for Adult Students”. An increasing number of adults are…

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Annual Summer Talent Show at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library will hold its annual Summer Talent Show.  “Cindy B”, children’s librarian and local actress, will be the host.  Children ages 6-12 are invited to put together a short act, a maximum of…

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Batman Celebration at the Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---Celebrate Batman the day before the release of his new movie, The Dark Knight Rises.  Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new villain, Bane, overwhelms Gotham and the Dark Knight returns.  In…

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Summer Teen Challenge at The Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT - We all know that summer is the time to laze around the house a bit, but it is also the time to Read, See, Discover, Create, Do  and Help!  Especially if you join the first ever Teen Summer Challenge at the Fairfield Public…

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Film Screening of Farmageddon

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library will be hosting a film screening in the Rotary Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  There will be two showings ofFarmageddon at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.Americans right to access fresh, healthy…

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Learn How To Listen To Your Internal Signals For Hunger at The Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library Health Matters Series will host a workshop on Intuitive Eating.   It will be held in the Rotary Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road, at 10 a.m.At this workshop, you will examine why…

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Understand What Your Canine Is Thinking At The Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield, CT---The Fairfield Public Library will be hosting author, Jody Rosengarten as she discusses her book, Rover, Don’t Roll Over.  Ms. Rosengarten will discuss her book in the Memorial Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road at…

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