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FPL's Winter Reading Challenge
FPL's Winter Reading Challenge

Looking for some  
good reads this winter?   
It's not too late to join  
the over 400+ readers  
of our first  
Winter Reading Challenge.
Here are just a few of the reviews coming in from participants!
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
"This memoir is set in the run up to and during President Obama's
first term in office. Some characteristic verbosity and some delightful anecdotes."

Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand
"I don't usually read this type of fiction, but I was impressed with the plot, and the skill with which she tells her story. I have read more fiction by this author. It's all good."

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
"Fantastic insight and artistically written. Page turner. Unfortunate but accurate reflection on social bias, systematic racism."

Sign up today!  
Every Monday, we will raffle off 3 gift cards to Amazon. Readers who log their minutes read will be  
automatically entered to win!

Ancestry® At Home!

Ancestry┬« has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. 
Remote access from HOME will be available until  March 31st 2021 and will continue to be re-evaluated. 

Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.

Ancestry┬«  Begin your search!

Making a Successful Career Pivot in Post-Pandemic Times:   
8 Strategies to Develop Your Career Resilience
Wednesday, January 13 
6:30 p.m.
You have probably been thinking: am I in the right job or career?  Should I pivot internally or externally to find something better?  Is there more opportunity waiting for me?  Is my career safe? 

Learn 8 strategies to build your resilience to adjust to a career change and to evolving market demands.  By the end of the presentation, you will learn 8 ways to grow as a professional.

Mark Danaher, LPC, BCC, CCSP is the founder of Mark Danaher Training and Coaching ( and Retire to the Good Life (  He helps successful business leaders build career resilience to prevent burnout and to thrive in their careers and lives.  

Mark has been a career counselor and coach for over 25 years,
working with students and clients ranging from high school age through retirement. His commitment is to help people find the work and life
they love and deserve.  He has a passion for helping people reinvent themselves to be ready for their next adventure. 

Mark has served as President of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Connecticut Career Counseling and Development Association.

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

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  
Women & Money Roundtable 
Wednesday, January 13 
1:00 p.m. 

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets
Women often wish they were more informed about finances as they relate to their family and themselves. This monthly discussion group, started in the spring of 2016, offers an opportunity to learn more in a comfortable setting with other women.

Virtual Event  
Tech Help:  
Thursday, January 14 
11:00 a.m. 

This week: Libby by Overdrive for the best ebooks and digital audiobooks.

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  
Author Talk: Gary Krebs:  
Little Miss of Darke County -  
The Origins of Annie Oakley
Thursday, January 14 
7:00 p.m. 

Join us as we welcome Gary Krebs back to the Fairfield Public Library to discuss his new book, Little Miss of Darke County

Little Miss is an historical novel and origins story in which a poor young girl in the 1890s who is held prisoner for two years by a couple in the woods before she escapes and transforms into sharpshooting legend Annie Oakley.

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


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