Library Highlights 12/11
From all of us at Fairfield Library,  
we wish you a happy, healthy,  
and safe holiday season. 






Get ready for the big reveal!  
Check out our social media sites during the week for our virtual announcement of the 2021 pick!
 
Our new Adult Services Virtual Library is here! 
  
We're bringing Fairfield Woods Branch Library virtually to you!  
 
Librarians Mary and Nancy invite you to check out our virtual library and see just a few of our latest titles along with a few other surprises.  
Click around and discover what we have to offer.  
 
Be on the lookout for future additions of our virtual library from both the Main Library and Woods. We know you miss being able to leisurely browse all of our shelves. So for now enjoy seeing our Bitmoji staff while you comfortably and safely browse from your own home! 
 
   


RBdigital is now on Libby!



We will be moving our digital ebooks and audiobooks from RBdigital to the Libby app as part of our OverDrive collection on  
Monday, December 14. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great ebooks and audiobooks you loved in the RBdigital app; now available in Libby.
 
If you have already been enjoying the Libby app there will be no change other than you may notice even more great titles available for you to borrow!
 
Transition from RBdigital
If you currently have a book checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the book. Holds will not be moved, but you may export your Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles. You can place holds on those titles again in Libby.
 
For the time being, you can continue to use the RBdigital app to access magazines through ZINIO.
 
Getting Started with Libby
Our library is proud to continue to offer you a wide selection of digital titles for you to access anytime, anywhere through Libby, the one-tap reading app.
For those who have not yet tried the Libby app, all you need to get started is your library card number [and PIN number]. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes. You can find in-app supportr visit the Help Site, or Libby Academy within the app for assistance.     
 
New to ebooks and audiobooks?
In just a few taps, you can start reading or listening instantly on your phone or tablet. The digital library is available 24/7 without leaving home and is free from our library. Choose from bestsellers, fiction, nonfiction, books for kids, and more. Download the Libby
app to get started.  
 
Need additional help? Check out our YouTube video with step by step instructions on how to access Libby and begin to enjoy reading on your portable device!
 
Getting Started with Libby, by Overdrive 
Getting Started with Libby, by Overdrive

 
 
 
 
FEATURE PROGRAM 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Virtual Event  
Adult Crafting: Holiday Decor Adult Take and Make
Friday, December 18
11:00 a.m.

Recharge your holiday spirit with this delightful Holiday Decor Take & Make kit. Inside the kit will be three Holiday Crafts to help de-stress, decorate, or make a charming last minute gift.

Fold magazine pages into a tree and decorate with glitter, upcycle a sweater into a sweet mitten ornament, and/or create a gnome bottle topper for all the holiday cheer! You will need glue, scissors, and a sewing needle.

Register to pick up your Holiday Decor Kit to take home with you and on Friday, December 18th, we can craft together via Zoom.

Through curbside pick-up, registered patrons can pick up their Holiday Decor Take & Make kits on Wednesday, December 16, from 12-2pm or 4-5pm at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

If the class is full but you have your own magazines or sweaters to upcycle let us know and we can still register you for the program.

A Zoom link will be provided on the day of the event.

 

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.     
December Virtual Book Discussions
 
 
Senior Literary Society
Wednesday, December 16
11:00 a.m.  

We will be discussing December's selection A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Please join us for a virtual session of the Senior Literary Society book club that usually meets in-person at the Bigelow Center.
 
   
Please sign up with your email address and you will get the Zoom link to join the meeting.  
This book is available to be downloaded on Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla.  
  
If you have any questions please email Mary Coe at mcoe@fplct.org.  Hope to 'see' you there!
   
 
Gone in August
Monday, December 28
Book Discussion of Snow in August with Michael Bielawa and reflections on Pete Hamill's life. 
7:00 p.m.
 
Celebrated journalist, novelist, essayist and editor Pete Hamill passed in August of this year.  His career as a writer spanned decades.
 
 
He covered politics, sports, and arts in several New York City newspapers and wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, biographies, and memoirs.  
 
Included among his works is the national best-selling novel  
Snow in August. We will briefly revisit Pete Hamill's life and career, followed by a discussion of the book facilitated by baseball historian and author Michael Bielawa.  
 

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Library Express Services
Building Open
Mon-Sat. 2-4 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. 5-7 p.m.
 
Curbside pick-up available
Fairfield Woods Branch Library
1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
203.255.7307
 
 
Woods Building
Closed Until Further Notice

Curbside Pick-up available


  
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