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Newbery Award Winning Author Jerry Craft

Attendees of Thursday night's author talk were treated to a wonderful virtual visit. Jerry Craft, a New York Times best selling writer went from self publishing his own stories to receiving last year's coveted Newbery Award for his graphic novel New Kid, given to an author who has made a distinguished contribution to American literature for children. New Kid is the first graphic novel to win this award and Craft is the first African American recipient. During the presentation Jerry showed the group the actual medal! 
Craft spoke in depth about his life and demonstrated to the audience of over 100 people how he creates his books and where he gets his inspiration for a story. Much of which is semi-autobiographical.
During the Q&A portion of the presentation Jerry used special software to do a live drawing of one of his characters so the audience could see the process first hand!  

Tech Help:   
Thursday, February 4    
11:00 a.m. 

Join the staff at for an informative webinar about the many features of this live homework help, tutoring, college and career readiness training resource. 

Did you know that is more than tutoring? 
Adults may also use this resource for job searching and
resume writing assistance. 
Parents may use it to help with homeschooling.

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.



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
Register here.      
Virtual Event  
A Different Kind of
Book Club-Mysteries
Monday, February 1
6:30 p.m.
Join us monthly for  
A Different Kind of Book Club.  
This month we focus on  
Historical Fiction. No required book reading.  
Just an interest in learning more and/or sharing your favorite books from the genre.
Librarian Philip Bahr leads the program with occasional guests.
After we cover the genre - history, favorite authors, seminal work -
the group opens up, inviting participants to share their favorite books from the genre. If you're new to the genre, sit back and enjoy.  
You're guaranteed to leave with a great new list of books.   


Virtual Event   
What's Cooking:
A Conversation with  
Chef Jacques Pépin.
Monday, February 8 
6:30 p.m. 

Join us for a Zoom conversation with our Connecticut neighbor,
Chef Jacques Pépin! (NEW DATE!)

Chef Pépin is world-renowned as a chef, host of his revered and popular cooking programs on public television, a respected instructor, and gifted artist. He has authored over 30 cookbooks. He was a longtime friend of Julia Child, and their PBS series Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home won a Daytime Emmy Award. He has been honored with
24 James Beard Foundation Awards, five honorary doctoral degrees, and lifetime achievement awards from American Public Television and the Emmys (2019). 

We will be discussing Chef Pépin's five ingredient meals as well as his newest cookbook, Jacques PépinQuick & Simple. Cookbooks are available for purchase at the Fairfield University Bookstore. He will address how to prepare memorable, yet smaller events during these times. We will find out how he is spending his time cooking during the pandemic, and learn about his comfort foods and go to recipes.

Our moderator for the evening will be local chef and restaurant owner, Matt Storch. Matt won Chopped on The Food Network and owns  
Match and Match Burger Lobster. 

**The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.**

Winter Reading Challenge- We are Half Way There.
Over 65% of our goal minutes have been read!

Week 3 Winners.
Visit the challenge page for more information and book reviews!


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