Fairfield, Conn. - Fairfield Public Library's Take Your Mermaid to the Library Day features a visit by author/illustrator Jessica Love who will share her award-winning book, Julián is a Mermaid, on Saturday, February 1 at 11:00 am. Love will read her book and then teach attendees how to draw a beautiful mermaid tail. The group will then make its own fabric mermaid tails and parade around the Library with the author. To continue the fun, visitors can stop by the Children’s Room for more mermaid-inspired games, crafts and activities. 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield.
Julián is a Mermaid is Love’s debut book, published by Candlewick Press. She studied printmaking and illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then went on to study acting at Juilliard. Julián is a Mermaid received the Stonewall Book Award in 2019.
This event is part of the Library's Stonewall 50 program series celebrating Pride in our community. All ages are invited to attend.
February 1 is traditionaly Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD), an international initiative that encourages families to take their children to their local library. Launched in 2011 here in Connecticut, TYCLD raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child and promotes library services and programs for children and families.
All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register or for more information on these and other programs, visit us online at: fairfieldpubliclibrary.org, or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter @fairfieldpublib and Facebook @fairfieldlibrary.