Library Highlights 12/31

Need help with New Year Resolutions?
Here are some "Library" Suggestions

 

 All of these resources are free from anywhere with your valid
Fairfield Public Library card.


 BEGINS FRIDAY! 
  Weekly prizes!  Grand prize!  All ages!
 
Sponsored by Simon & Schuster.  
Happy Reading, Fairfield!


Learn more about the program and register at
FEATURE PROGRAM  
 
Connecting Your DNA Dots -
Genealogy and Understanding DNA
Wednesday, January 6
2:00 p.m.
 
Curious about the DNA tests like 23andMe or Ancestry.com?
Have you been tracing your family's genealogical roots?
Don't even know where to start?

Please join Eric Migdal as he discusses his search for his biological family and how it was enhanced using modern DNA testing companies, along with the DNA matches he found and how they were used in his research towards his adoption truth. In light of this work, he will discuss ways to enhance your genealogical research using common techniques and practices.

Eric Migdal brings over 25 years of experience in this field, including coaching clients in safely and effectively contacting family members, understanding their DNA match results, and analyzing their
ethnic backgrounds.
Please register for this program in order to receive a Zoom link.
Register Here:


The story that I thought
 
was my life
 
didn't start on the day
 
I was born

With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.**
 
 
New York Times and USA Today bestseller *  
Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year *  
Time Magazine Best Book of the Year *
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year*  
Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year *  
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year *
New York Public Library Best Book of the Year * 
 
This is Punching the Air.  
Fairfield's One Book One Town
Pick for 2021 
 
**Description Source Overdrive

 
 
Available for check out at Main and via curbside at both Main and Woods. Digital copies are also downloadable on Libby in ebook and audiobook format. 
Warm and Cozy! 
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations on finishing
puzzle number 2. 
Did anyone have some cocoa afterward?!
 
Stay tuned for another puzzle in 2021.

Snow in August
Discussion 
 
 
A lively discussion of Pete Hamill's Snow in August took place this past Monday with baseball historian Michael Bielawa facilitating.   
 
Dressed in Brooklyn Cyclones attire sporting light-up holiday beads, Mike provided insights into the novel while audience members shared their thoughts on the interpretation of the book's true meaning.  
 
Prior to the start, FPL Adult Services Librarian Mary Coe talked about the fascinating life of the author who passed away this past August.  
 
Pete Hamill's books and memoir are available for check out and curbside pick-up.  
Many are also on Overdrive and hoopla for instant download.

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.     
Book Clubs and Talks 
Virtual Event  
Let's Talk Books 2021!  
Monday January 4
11:00 a.m. 

A virtual event for book groups and passionate readers!

Courtesy of our friend Carol Fitzgerald, Founder and President of The Book Report Network, this pre-recorded presentation from representatives of major publishers showcases some of the most exciting new titles coming in 2021.

Start the new year with a great to-be-read pile for yourself or your book group! Prior to the program, we will be sending everyone a PDF of all the titles to make note-taking easy.


Virtual Event  
A Different Kind of Book Club-Historical Fiction
Monday January 4
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
Book Club -
Mistress of the Ritz
Thursday January 7
2:00 p.m.
 
Please join us by Zoom for a virtual Book Club. We will be discussing Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin.
 
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 Claudia Silk at csilk@fplct.org.  
Looking forward to "seeing you".

Virtual Event  
Tech Help:  
Getting Started with a  
New Device
Thursday, January 7
11:00 a.m. 



This week we ask.
Did you get a new device over the holidays?"

Wondering how to jump start your library experience online? Join us as we give you an overview of all the options for accessing e-books, digital audiobooks, films, TV shows, music, instructional videos and so much more free with your Fairfield Public Library card.

Join us weekly as we explore another digital service offered free to Fairfield residents.

Please register so we can send you the link the day before the program.
 
Virtual Event  
Holiday Card Upcycle-Palooza  
Take & Make
Friday, January 8 
11:00 a.m. 

Save all of your Holiday Cards and turn them into treasures for next year by
up-cycling them into any or all of these three great projects:
1. Create up to four laminated place mats.
2. Learn how to fold cards into gift boxes.
3. Decorate and fill cookie cutters and turn them into ornaments.

Registered patrons can pick up their kit on Wednesday, January 6 from 12-2 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

Registrants will receive the Zoom meeting id information in the
reminder e-mail.

If the class is full and you do not require any materials, email jstevens@fplct.org for registration.
 

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Closed Until Further Notice

Curbside Pick-up available


  
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