Library Highlights 2/20


Our Winter Reading Challenge is complete.    
Thank you all for participating in our first one.    
We surpassed our reading goal, gave out some sweet prizes and earned some cool digital badges.
Congrats to all our readers! 


Libby now has magazines for 14 day check out with unlimited renewals, no wait! 

Welcome to our podcast.  
We are Fairfield Public Library staff in Fairfield, CT and we love to read. Join us monthly as we have a conversation about what we are reading, and what we are looking forward to in the near future.
In this episode, we talk about our 2021 One Book, One Town selection, Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam.
Today to Listen to Episode 1. 
One Book One Town -  
Virtual Talking about Books with  
Dr. Schenker
Tuesday, February 23
7:00 p.m.

**A One Book One Town Event
Always a One Book One Town favorite program!
Please join us for a lively conversation and wonderful exchange of ideas about this year's title choice, which is Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and  
Dr. Yusef Salaam.   
Our host and discussion leader will be Dr. Mark Schenker. Dr. Schenker is a Senior Associate Dean of Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs. He has led book and film discussions in Connecticut for more than 30 years, and has given numerous lectures on writers and their works.

A zoom link will be provided on day of the event.  
A Fantastic way to Kick off our
One Book One Town Programs!
Thank you Dr. Rhonda Reymond, art historian and associate director  
of the Humanities Center at West Virginia University for this insightful look into the history and works of black artists in the United States  
and how many relate to our OBOT choice Punching the Air.  

 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  
What's Cooking? The Tasty Yolk
Monday, February 22
6:30 p.m.

Join us as Chef/Owner of The Tasty Yolk,
Eric Felitto, demonstrates his
Clam Shell-Stuffed Crab!

Chef Eric is a Fairfield native and has quite a diverse background that he brings to his business.
He has been cooking his delicious bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches
since he was in high school.

Eric has professional training from the New England Culinary Institute and has worked at a number of area restaurants including Barcelona,
the Barteca Group, Artisan and L'Escale (Greenwich).

During a stint in Colorado, he honed his Asian cooking skills.
In addition, The Chelsea has been under his watch for four years.

The Tasty Yolk now has four food trucks and a store front in Bridgeport.  Chef Eric is a VERY busy guy!

*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: **The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event*

Virtual Event  
Senior Literary Society
Wednesday, February 24
2:00 p.m.
**A One Book One Town Event 
Please join us as we discuss Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam.  
This is the 2021 One Book One Town read.
Please sign up with your email address and you will get the Zoom link  
to join the meeting.  
The book is available from the Library and can also be downloaded on Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla.
Hope to 'see' you there!  
Tech Help: Hoonuit
Thursday, February 25      
11:00 a.m. 

This week we focus on Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly hoonuit). Choose from more than 1,700 courses on topics like technology training, instructional strategies, digital literacy, leadership development, communication skills, social and emotional learning strategies, and more!
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  
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. 
Author Jennifer Smith Turner
Thursday, February 25      
6:30 p.m. 

**Sponsored by the  American Library Association-Connecticut Affiliate (BCALA-CT) and the Connecticut State Library

Award-winning author Jennifer Smith Turner will discuss her latest novel Child Bride  during a virtual author talk, presented by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association-Connecticut Affiliate (BCALA-CT) and the Connecticut State Library.
Child Bride is the story of the segregated south of the mid-1900s, in which fourteen-year-old Nell bears witness to a world that embraces the oppression of women.  She is fascinated with the prospect of being an independent person-but when she turns sixteen, she is married off and brought to the city of Boston as a bride. 
Child Bride was named best fiction e-book for 2020 by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and BiblioBoard. The award honors the best self-published e-books in fiction and poetry by an
African American author in the U.S. Child Bride was also a 2020  
NYC Big Book Award recipient. 
Jennifer Smith Turner is a New England-born writer.She is the author of two poetry books, Lost and Found: Rhyming Verse Honoring African American Heroes and Perennial Secrets: Poetry & Prose. Her work has been included in Vineyard Poets, an anthology of poems by Martha's Vineyard writers, and in numerous literary publications. Her poems frequently appear in the Vineyard Gazette.
For additional information on signing up to receive the Zoom link invitation, please register here




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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