April 30, 2018
Fairfield Public Library will open at 11:00 am on Friday, May 18 for staff training.
Small Biz
Small Business Series: Matchmaker Primer Workshop 
Wednesday, May 2
9:30 am
Rotary Room, Main Library
Are you attending or thinking of attending the Connecticut Business Matchmaker 2018 in June? Learn how to manage all three phases of the event including preparation, face to face meetings and follow up. In this workshop, you will learn how to: prepare to meet with important buyers, write your elevator speech, use proper matchmaker etiquette, create a powerful one-page capability statement that will set you apart from the competition, and develop an effective follow-up strategy with new contacts from the event. Please register
Piano Jazz
Piano in the Periodicals
Next session: Friday, May 4
3:30 pm
Main Library
Join us every first Friday of the month for informal jazz performances in the periodical room at Main Library.
Let's Play
Board Games for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, May 8
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Memorial Room
For ages 13 - 113. Looking for some new board game buddies? Curious to try out different games? Stop by the second Tuesday of each month and play games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Dominion, Smash Up, and more. Bring a friend, and feel free to bring your own game to teach. Space is limited.
Author Talks
Join us for a special Author Series in May!
   
Lisa Jewell
Sunday, May 6  
3:00 pm 
Rotary Room, Main Library
Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. At fifteen, she was the youngest of three and beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation. And then she was gone. Ten years later, still trying to put her life back together, her mother crosses paths with a charming single father whose young child feels eerily familiar, in this evocative, suspenseful drama from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell. Jewell is the author of numerous novels, including The House We Grew Up In, The Third Wife, and I Found You. She was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Please register.
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.
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 .
Now Available!
World Book for Kids and Students  
Available Online with your Fairfield Public Library card and your PIN

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Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm (until May)
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Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm (until May)
  
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