What's Happening at the New Fairfield Library

As published in Town Tribune Library Column -- October 11, 2018

Sunday Hours

We will be switching back to our “winter hours” on Sunday, October 14, 2018 and run to the end of April, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm. All of our other days and times remain the same. Please keep us in mind if you need to make copies, pick up a movie, book, etc.        

 The Great Courses

If you haven’t availed yourself of this new product available to us from RB Digital, please take some time to do so.  There are ten categories that encompass economics and finance, food and wine, fitness and nutrition, hobby and leisure, literature and language, music and fine arts, philosophy, professional and personal development, science, and travel. Some of the topics under these main categories are:  Learning Statistics; American Military History; The Rise of Rome; Geometry, Law School for Everyone; Brain-Based Strategies for a Better You; The Art of Cooking; Everyday Engineering; Intro to Botany; Stress and Your Body; How to Draw; Genealogy; Photography; How to Play the Guitar and so much more.  Simply go to our website and click on “Digital Downloads” and then scroll to Great Courses Library Collection.  Upon registering, we think that you will find the site absolutely amazing.  Try it!  It’s all free with your New Fairfield Free Public Library card.


Adult Programs


Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

Genealogy, Weds., Oct. 17, 6:45-7:45 pm.  Karen Keeler will be available to assist you with your ancestry search.  Registration opened Oct. 3.

Make a Terrarium, Weds., Oct. 24, 6:30 pm.  Join Shakespeare’s Garden for plant night at the Library.  No experience required!  Come for a night of digging, planting and fun with all the supplies provided.  This free event is for adults only.  Registration opened Oct. 10.


Children’s Programs


Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months.  Online registration is required for each month.

Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.   Online registration is required for each month.

More Stories Please, Weds., 10:30 am, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.   Online registration is required for each month.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed or delayed.  No registration is required for this program.

Drop-in Saturday Craft, 11 am to 4 pm, Children’s Library.  Children of all ages are welcome to come between the hours of 11 am to 4 pm to do a craft at their leisure.  No registration is required.

Mommy & Me Yoga, Thursday, Oct. 11, 10:30-11:30 am.  Sticky Jams Baby and Caregiver offers a gentle yoga practice for pre-crawling babies and their caregiver.  Come move your body, quiet your mind, and discover ways to connect with your little one.  Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, a blanket for your baby to lie on and dress comfortably.  Registration opened Sept. 27.

Kids in the Kitchen, Friday, Oct. 12, 5:30-6:30 pm.  Children ages five and up may join certified health coach, Jennifer Amabile, in preparing a healthy meal to take home.  Registration opened Sept. 28.

Haunted House Craft, Friday, Oct. 26, 4:30-5:30 pm.  Children in grades one and up are invited to join Katie Stevenson in creating their own unique haunted house.  Registration opens Oct. 12.

Sneak Peek to November…

Weds., November 7, Fall Floral Centerpiece, 6:30 pm.  Join us for a fun evening just in time to learn the basics of making a fall centerpiece for your holiday table.  Jane Liner will demonstrate what is involved in creating a beautiful arrangement.  Each participant will go home with their own floral centerpiece.  This free program is for adults.  Online registration opens October 24.  Class size is limited.

Weds., November 14, 6:30 pm., Dog Obedience Class by North Star Canines. 



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