Library Highlights 2/13


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Remix & Metamorphosis:  
Visual Art in "Punching the Air"
Wednesday, February 17
6:30 p.m.

**A One Book One Town Event
The subjects of making visual art and its histories are intertwined threads skillfully woven together throughout Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam's powerful and poetic book.  Through the book's structure and character's narrative, the reader experiences a typical telling of art history, one that more often than not is white and Eurocentric; one that omits a wider world view and representation by Black artists; one that its main character,
Amal Shahid, must unravel to create his own tapestry.   
This session will discuss and look at the book's references to
art movements, artists, and specific works of art, and finally, consider the transformative remix strategy employed by Shahid with examples by contemporary Black artists in the U.S.  
Rhonda Reymond, Ph.D., is an art historian and associate director of the Humanities Center at West Virginia University.  Her area of specialization is art history of the United States with an emphasis in late nineteenth and early-twentieth-century art and architecture, and particularly work created by Black artists.     
A zoom link will be provided on day of the event.  

 Kudos to everyone who helped complete this month's community puzzle. We had over 20+ helping hands.

Be on the look out for our next one  
be sure to invite your friends! 

An Evening with Chef Jacques Pépin
Just a few of the comments after this past Monday evening's program with
Chef Jacques Pépin and moderated by Chef Matt Storch.
"What a WONDERFUL night! I enjoyed hearing Chef Pepin's stories---he is a true gem. Thank you for this program. My daughter and I talked for hours after. What a marvelous experience...."
"I loved this last night. Thank you so much for putting it together!!!"
"Thank you very much to everyone who was involved in coordinating this event tonight - it was a pleasure to have been able to join.thank you!!"
"Bravo and thank all At our wonderful library"
"This presentation was AMAZING! I loved it. Matt and Jacques had such a warm and wonderful rapport -- I loved how Jacques relaxed with his wine! It was excellent to hear his thoughts on cooking and life and spending time with family... I have always watched him on TV and follow him on Facebook, but this was just a delightful hour. THANK YOU!"
"This was phenomenal. Such exceptional programming!!  
Thank you so much for providing my family with this great experience. " 
"That was a delightful hour.
I feel like I have Jacques's permission to drink wine often!"
"Jacques is such a philosophical chef! All good advice and commentary. Thank you."
"This program was so interesting and I really enjoyed it.  
Like everyone else I am a long time fan. Thank you!"
"Thank you for maintaining FPL programming during this pandemic!"  
 Missed the program?  Want to experience it again?  

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 and Money Roundtable
Wednesday, February 17
1:00 p.m.

This month's topic: How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets
We'll cover the latest market news and how that might affect your decision making.  
We'll also give you background and context for understanding why market movement occurs and we'll share strategies for keeping ahead of what might come.
**You will receive a confirmation and a link for the meeting from the  
New Canaan Library.  

Virtual Event  
Senior Literary Society
Wednesday, February 17
11:00 a.m.
Please join us by Zoom for a virtual session of the Senior Literary Society book club that usually meets in-person at the Bigelow Center.  
We will be discussing February's selection  
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.  
Please sign up with your email address and you will get the Zoom link to join the meeting.  
The book is available to be downloaded on Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla.  
If you have any questions please email Mary Coe at   
Hope to 'see' you there! 

Tech Help: Novelist Plus Thursday, February 18       
11:00 a.m. 

This week we focus on the database Novelist Plus.
Find fiction and non-fiction reading recommendations for all ages. Search by book title, author, genre, or key plot points.  
Find information about a book series and discussion guides for book groups, too. Read-alike recommendations. appeal factors, series information, and award winners.

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.
Register here.

Virtual Event  
Virtual "What's It Worth" with Mike Ivankovich
Thursday, February 18
6:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered about the value of the older items in your home? Join us for this special antiques & collectibles virtual appraisal event!  Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser and Radio Show Host Mike Ivankovich will be discussing the 10 factors that always impact the value of your treasures, as well as sharing buying and selling tips and strategies.   
Mike is host of the "What's it Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser" Radio Show that airs every Friday morning on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia. This promises to be a fun and educational evening!
The first 25 registrants can have 1 item appraised by Mike during the program. This status will be confirmed in a separate email prior to the event.

Virtual Event  
Page Turners Book Group, Middle School Edition
Monday, February 22
4:00 p.m.
This month we are celebrating one of the biggest trends in YA publishing-the graphic novel!  Graphic novels combine artwork with narrative storytelling to create a cohesive story.  This format of writing is found in all genres.  So choose a mystery, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, realistic fiction, memoir, biography, non-fiction, or any other type of graphic novel of your choosing and join us for the discussion on our favorites.  
Bonus-We end each discussion with a lively game of on-topic Kahoot trivia!    
Registration is required.  For grades 6-8.  
Register Here. 
Virtual Event  
Virtual-Page Turners Book Group, High School Edition 
Tuesday, February 23 
4:00 p.m.
From action-packed World Wars, to gothic murder mysteries, Regency romances, turbulent civil rights drama, or even realism from the 90's there is a historical fiction book to fit every reader's interests.  This month we are discussing our favorite historical fiction books.  Bring a title to discuss or just come to hear some great suggestions!

Registration is required.  For grades 9-12. 
Register Here. 
Winter Reading Challenge- We are Almost Finished!

Week 5 Winners.
Visit the challenge page for more information and book reviews!



It's Game ON
To Help Bring Even More Love to our
Small Businesses this February! 
Introducing our Love Local Bingo Contest for the month of February!  
It's easy to play: Make BINGO on one of two game cards by visiting and making purchases at one of 47 participating Fairfield businesses during the month of February.   
You will also need to upload an image of your dated stamped receipts via the link provided as proof of purchases in order to have a chance to win a $250 shopping spree and other great prizes.   
All entries must be submitted by March 5th.  For a complete list of participating Fairfield businesses, contest rules and to download your game board, go to   
Sponsored by: ExperienceFairfieldCT 


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