May 8, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018: Fairfield Public Library will open at 11:00 am for staff training. Fairfield Woods Library will open at 9:00 am.
Jobs Series: Last of the Season
Ending Sweaty Palms and Awkward Answers 
Thursday, May 10
7:00 pm
Rotary Room, Main Library
Many times candidates feel like they don't have anything to say in a job interview, or are overwhelmed by looking at a shopping list of questions they might be asked. This presentation covers the finer points of an interview such as establishing rapport, avoiding the Walk of Silence from the reception desk to the interview, negotiating the offer, and preparing for the five questions that will always be asked.  Please register
Meet the Author
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Saturday, May 12  
2:00 pm
Rotary Room, Main Library
This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan.  The Map of Salt and Stars is the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart - a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker. This novel places today's headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again. Joukhadar is a Syrian American author originally from New York City. She was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. She worked as a biomedical research scientist before becoming a full-time writer. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Please register.
Monday Meditation
Mudras for Meditation
Monday, May 14
6:30 pm
Fairfield Woods Branch Library
This two-part meditation class will focus first on the best ways to use your words/thoughts to create a successful meditation practice. Part two consists of Mudras finger and hand positions to help create a meditative state - all done while sitting in comfort in a chair. Please register.
Women and Money Roundtable
Women and Money Roundtable:
The Secrets of Fixed Income
Tuesday, May 15
11:00 am
Memorial Room
With fixed income investing, you have the ability to offset volatility from the stock market within your portfolio and generate a steady income stream. But the sheer volume and range of choices can make it difficult to decide which ones you should select. We will discuss how fixed income investments work, and how to create a customized strategy that fits your goals, risk tolerance, investing style, and time frame. Please register.
Local Author!
Joseph A. Williams
Wednesday, May 16 
7:00 pm 
Rotary Room, Main Library
The Sunken Gold tells the story of how the British
ship HMS Laurentic, laden with forty-four tons of
Allied gold bound for the United States, was sunk
off the coast of Ireland by Germany in 1917 and
the epic struggle by divers from the British Navy
to recover the treasure. The book also describes the underwater spywork conducted by divers by breaking into sunken U-boats and looking for codes, ciphers, and other secret documents. Over 99% of the treasure from the Laurentic was recovered. However, there are still twenty bars of gold left in the wreck waiting to be discovered. Joseph A. Williams is a librarian, archivist, historian and author. He was Head of Collections and Assistant Director of the State University of New York Maritime College Library. Currently, he is 
Deputy Director of the  Greenwich Library (CT) . Please register .
Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed Until Fall
Fairfield Woods Branch Library
1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed Until Fall
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