March 2017 #2

An Evening with Will Schwalbe
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
The author of Books for Living, a 2017 One Book One Town selection, will visit Fairfield for the signature event of our tenth annual celebration of community reading. After the discussion, Mr. Schwalbe will be on hand to sign copies of his book. Registration now open.

A Child of Books 
Readers Theatre Gala
Saturday, March 4, 7:00 pm
Main Library
Enter the majestic world of timeless literature as imagined by our One Book One Town 2017 selection during this unique performance featuring librarians and local readers. You won't want to miss this special after hours event!  Please register.

Children's Books Merit Grown-up Conversation
Part 1: Visual Literacy and The Picture Book
Tuesday, March 7, 7:00-8:00 pm
Part 2: Evaluating Picture Book Art and Text
Thursday, March 9, 7:00-8:00 pm
Not only are picture books usually a child's first introduction to words and stories, but they are also their first introduction to art. Visual literacy is just as important to a child's development as traditional literacy; it is through those picture book images that children really start to visualize stories and understand the world around them. This program offers adults the opportunity to learn and discuss what picture books have to offer both children and adults. Part 1 covers the dual audience of children's books, a brief history of picture books and an introduction to the language of the field. Part 2 explores specific titles and art styles.  Please register.

Trivia for Living
Tuesday, March 7, 8:30 pm 
Anna Liffeys Irish Pub
1494 Post Rd, Fairfield
This year our One Book One Town selections are a celebration of books. Come and test your knowledge on a wide range of book related topics. Join us for a night of Literary Trivia at Anna Liffeys Irish Pub on the Post Road in Fairfield. Bring your library card and earn bonus points! Must be over 21 years old. Plan to arrive up to 30 minutes early to sign up and reserve space.

Two Soundwaves Concerts
Sunday, March 12
1:30 for Young Listeners
3:00 Musical Feast
The Lions Gate Trio, the Library's chamber music trio-in-residence, returns to perform two concerts. The afternoon will begin with a Performance for
Young Listeners at 1:30 pm. Music students in grades 3 and up are invited to join the Lions Gate Trio in an interactive workshop about chamber music, collaboration and musical syntax. Please register.
For the Winter Concert at 3:00 pm, the Trio will perform some of the greatest chamber music written for piano trio. This musical feast will include the playful Kakadu Variations by Beethoven, the fervid passions and polkas of Smetana's G Minor Trio, and the glorious Romantic architecture of the C Minor Trio by Brahms. Please register.

Novel in a Jar Challenge
March 1 - 31
Visit the Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library's Service desks (Reference, Children's and Circulation) in the month of March to see if you can determine the unknown novel that has been dismantled and displayed in a jar. Correct answers will be placed into a raffle to determine a winner for each unique jar. All winners will be listed on the Library's OBOT Blog and through the Library's social media. 
Fairfield Public Library                 203 256-3160 
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Fairfield Woods Branch Library     203 255-7308
1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT  06825