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FEATURE PROGRAM  
 
International Holocaust  Remembrance Day
Wednesday, January 27   
6:00 p.m.
 
 
The UNESCO Center for Global Friendship, Inc.
in partnership withFairfield Public Library invites the community to
A Holocaust Remembrance Evening to mark the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Keynote Speakers
*    Deborah Levison, author of THE CRATE: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice; and award-winning freelance journalist.
*    Dr. Joseph Bernard, Jr., author of Haiti's Jewish History, and director of the acclaimed Innovating Health International (IHI) Cancer Program.

Live testimonies and discussions to follow.
Free and open to all.
Registration required:
For more information: (475) 470-4751
info@unescocgf.org / www.unescocgf.org

Sponsored by: Fairfield Public Library, Law Offices of Philip E. Berns, Haitian Women Association of Connecticut, Anacaona Youth Enrichment Program, The Haitian Voice and Guy Bocicault Real Estates.


A Zoom link will be sent on the day of the presentation. 
Register Here.



Virtual Event  
Monday Mudras Meditation Sessions with Jesse Rovero
Every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 

Join in by Zoom for a virtual Mudras meditation class by Jesse Rovero. Mudras are hand gestures used during meditation that channel your body's energy flow.

Please sign up with your email address and you will get the Zoom link to join the meeting. If you have any questions please email Mary Coe at mcoe@fplct.org.
 
Register here.      
Virtual Event  
What's Cooking:
Team Woofgang & Co.
Monday, January 25   
6:30 p.m. 




Please join us on January 25th to watch the talented bakers from
Team Woofgang & Co. make their famous Pupper Nutter patties. 

Team Woofgang & Co, is a Fairfield based non-profit that seeks to bring vocational & job skills training to young adults with disabilities. 
We've been busy making our all-natural, gluten free dog treats for over 3 years now.  Our Team Members will step you through the process from the mixing, to stamping and the final baking process.  You can find them online and from the comfort of your home or in their cozy shop at 1300 Post Road. 
Four-legged friends are sure to enjoy these treats!

What's Cooking Series - A series featuring local chefs. Guest chefs share the back stories behind their cooking lives, the challenges of running a restaurant/food market and talk about a favorite cookbook or recipe.


*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: **The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.**
Register here.
Virtual Event  
"The Life and Times of  
William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut"
Presented by:
The Connecticut State Library
Thursday, January 28    
12:00 p.m. 



The Connecticut State Library will present
Kevin Johnson as William Webb, an
African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut by Facebook Live

Private Webb was an actual soldier, a native of Hartford. He was recruited in 1863 and served in the Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in several battles in Virginia. Johnson's presentation of Webb is told from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective that vividly illustrates the struggle of the African-Americans in the Colored Infantry during the Civil War. He tells of his early life in Hartford, his recruitment and training, and the traumatic final battles of the Civil War.

The presentation is based on extensive research in the collections of the Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History
 
Kevin Johnson is an employee of the State Library's History and Genealogy Unit. He has been presenting William Webb for more than 20 years and has given more than 600 presentations.

Virtual Event  
Tech Help:  
Kanopy
Thursday, January 28   
11:00 a.m. 






This week we focus on Kanopy, our streaming film service which gives you access to feature films, documentaries, classics, indies, and more. Watch the films on you phone, tablet, computer, or big screen TV.

Join us weekly as we explore another digital service offered free to Fairfield residents. You will leave knowing how to borrow or access one of our digital resources. Please have the device(s) you want to use to access this service with you and any log-in credentials needed.

Please register so we can send you the link the day before the program.
Jerry Craft
Virtual Event  
Author Event:  
Newbery Award Winning Author Jerry Craft
Thursday, January 28   
6:30 p.m. 




Join us for a virtual author visit with
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Jerry Craft!
He will discuss his award-winning
middle grade graphic novel,
New Kid, and his newest work, Class Act.
 
Although recommended for children in grades 3-8 and their families anyone interested in learning about graphic novels and the life of an author who went from self publishing to being a Newbery Award winner may wish to attend.

Submit any questions you have for Jerry Craft to
Your questions may be answered during a drawing demo!

Registration is required and closes at 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 28. Space is limited.

This event will be hosted through Zoom.

Please register so we can send you the link the day before the program.
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