Library Highlights 3/20
Fairfield Woods Branch
Library Express begins Monday, March 22.
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FEATURE EVENT

VIRTUAL
Climate Change & Resiliency in Fairfield
Tuesday, March 23
2:00 p.m.

Fairfield Public Library has been awarded a Resilient Communities grant from American Library Association. As part of the grant, we invite you to view the NOVA film, Decoding the Weather Machine. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are viewing the film remotely, and then coming together as a community to discuss virtually.

Please Watch Decoding the Weather Machine (NOVA) prior to the virtual program.

Using the film as a springboard, our panelists will drill down to a micro level and discuss our community, Fairfield, CT. We will explore how climate change is affecting Fairfield, what we can do now and in the near future to address the changes. The panel will focus on Fairfield, our beaches, flooding, and what might be the best way forward.
Agenda:
  • Deep dive into Connecticut version of climate events
  • The past: Fairfield flooding
  • What is our plan? options, cost
  • Q&A
A Message from Helene Murtha,Town Librarian
Governor Lamont’s March 19th Announcement.
At this time, capacity limits and building access modifications will remain in place at Fairfield Public Main Library and Woods Branch Library in order to meet CT State health and safety protocols. Governor Lamont’s directive requires continued adherence to CT State protocols relating to face coverings, social distancing, and cleaning measures. Fairfield library service has been maintained throughout the pandemic, digitally/virtually/remotely/in-person. 
The planning and preparation to reopen our library buildings will continue to follow a phased rather than immediate approach. We will move forward while balancing in-person Library Express Service, Curbside Borrowing, Homebound Services and Virtual Programming/Services. Fairfield’s next phase will offer Library Express (in-person) hours at the Woods Branch beginning this Monday, March 22 in coordination with the existing hours at the Main library. As more of the public and staff become eligible for the vaccine and the COVID risk declines, in-person building access will expand. Our priority is to sustain library services without becoming a source of viral spread in the community.  All plans follow CDC guidelines and are informed by best library industry practices, while managing our resources in the most efficient way.
Updates are shared via our website, newsletter and social media.


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Experience our 2021
OBOT Author event
all over again
or for the first time!
VIRTUAL EVENT 
Virtual Mudras Meditation Session 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.
VIRTUAL EVENT
What's Cooking? Series
Catch A Healthy Habit
Monday, March 22
6:30 p.m.

Chef Lisa Storch and husband Glen Colello started Catch A Healthy Habit over 10 years ago to provide fresh organic vegan ingredients to the Fairfield community. They are known for their vibrant juices, smoothies, eats and more - creative recipes filled with nutrients and flavor.

Chef Lisa Storch will walk us through how to prepare Caramel Apple Chia Seed Pudding Parfait with Spicy Candied Pecans.

If you wish to follow along, call to arrange a time to pick up the $28 kit (serves 4), 39 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, 203-292-8190.

Pick-up: Saturday, 3/20, 1-3:00 pm or Monday, 3/22, 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
VIRTUAL EVENT
Community Puzzle
Saturday, March 20
10:00 a.m. start

Join us for our fourth "Let's Stick Together" community puzzle. Starts Saturday, March 20 to kick off Spring! Great way to begin the weekend or whenever you need some time to unwind. 
Upon registration you will receive an email with the link to the puzzle.
Please note that these puzzles work best on a computer or laptop. When using a tablet or smart phone, please open the puzzle in your web browser for best results.
Happy Puzzling!

VIRTUAL EVENT
Writing and Mixed Media Reception
Wednesday, March 24
6:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join us for an evening of story-telling and mixed media appreciation! Winners of the One Book One Town Writing and Mixed Media Contest will be asked to share their creations at this virtual reception. Registration is required. Prior to the program, registrants will be sent zoom login information.

VIRTUAL EVENT 
Tutor.com
Thursday, March 25 
11:00 a.m.
This week: Tutor.com for live homework help, tutoring, and college and career readiness training.

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.
Coming Up!
VIRTUAL
Why Gap Years Matter
More Than Ever!
Tuesday, March 30
7:00 p.m.

Are you wondering about the benefits of a Gap Year, and realistic options amidst COVID and the disruption of
higher ed?
Join Katherine Stievater, Founder of Gap Year Solutions, for a presentation and Q&A about the benefits of a Gap Year and what Gap Years look like when international travel is not a realistic option.

** All registrants will receive information on how to access this virtual webinar within 24 hours of the event’s start time.


VIRTUAL
Woods Book Club
Wednessday, March 31
2:00 p.m.

Please join our
Woods Book Club to discuss
Ask Again, Yes by
Mary Beth Keane.

You must register in order to get the Zoom link. Look forward to "seeing"
you there.

VIRTUAL
Tech Help: Kanopy
Thursday, April 1
11:00 a.m.

Tech Help: Kanopy.
Stream thousands of great films free with your Fairfield Public Library card.

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Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203.256.3155

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

Library Express Services
Building Open
Mon-Fri. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
 
Curbside pick-up available
 


FPL Digital Library is always open