April 19, 2018
Fairfield Woods Branch Library will open at 11:00 am on Friday, April 27 for staff training.
Money Smart Week at Your Library

April 21 - April 28, 2018

Money Smart Week is a national education campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, the program consists of public and private partner organizations offering thousands of free classes, seminars and other educational activities. In 2017, over 1,000 libraries from 50 states participated. 

The Fairfield Public Library has been pleased to participate in Money Smart Week over the past several years and to offer a variety of money-related programs during Money Smart week and throughout the year.

For more details on the following programs or to learn more about financial resources, please visit our Money Smart Week web page.
Saving for the Big Stuff
Monday, April 23  
6:30 pm 
Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Short-term saving (emergency and vacation funds), mid-term saving (college, cars, weddings), and long-term saving (retirement) will be discussed. Please register.
Women and Money Roundtable: Retiring Successfully
Tuesday, April 24
11:00 am
Memorial Room, Main Library
Join us for a friendly, easy-to-understand monthly group discussion. Retiring successfully takes planning. We'll share successful strategies you can implement to help give you peace of mind - whether you're already retired or still planning for the future. Please register.

The Women and Money Roundtable Discussion Group was featured last year during Money Smart Week. Because of its popularity, monthly meetings have continued since. 
Budgeting 101
Tuesday, April 24
7:00 pm
Memorial Room, Main Library
This budget workshop will provide you with the confidence to create and manage financial security and help you build a new relationship with your money. The workshop will empower you to gain the financial knowledge and skills you need to develop a financial plan that will support your goals today and in the future. Please register.
New Tax Law Workshop  
Wednesday, April 25
7:00 pm
Rotary Room, Main Library
Learn about important changes that will affect your 2018 taxes, including estate tax and corporate tax rates. We will discuss changes in future tax brackets, modified deductions and credits, and how they may limit or eliminate your Schedule A itemized deductions. Please register.

Estate Taxes in Connecticut
Saturday, April 28
2:00 pm

Rotary Room, Main Library
Both Connecticut and the federal government have radically altered the estate tax effective January 1, 2018. Join us for a review of these tax changes, outlining exemptions, the marital deduction, persons or property subject to estate tax, and tax rates.  Please register.

For Kids!
Money Smart for Kids
Grades K - 2
Monday, April 23
4:00 pm
Children's Program Room, Main Library 
Learn about money literacy with hands-on activities, games, and a craft. Please register.

Money Smart for Kids
Grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, April 25
4:00 pm
Children's Program Room, Main Library
Learn about managing money, the difference between wants and needs, and more through a story, fun activities and a craft. Make a cool duct tape wallet to hold your money! Please register. 
May and Beyond
One-on-One Financial Coaching
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month
Main Library
10:00 am - noon
Use the support of a personal financial coach to create a budget, set financial goals, review your credit report, and much more. Sign up for a 30-minute session online one week in advance. 
Women and Money Roundtable: The Secrets of Fixed Income
Tuesday, May 15
11:00 am
Memorial Room, Main Library
Join us for a friendly, easy-to-understand monthly group discussion. 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.
Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203.256.3155

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm (until May 6)
Fairfield Woods Branch Library
1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
203.255.7307

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm (until May 6)
  
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