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The Fairfield Public Library is updating its Strategic Plan for
library services and needs input from the community on ways the
library impacts Fairfielders' lives.
Both library patrons and non-users are needed to answer the survey.
If you visit the library, what services do you use? If you're not a patron,  
tell us why. Do you check out physical books and movies or do you tend to 
download content on your electronic device? Does your child or teenager 
participate in our Summer Reading program? Do you participate in virtual 
programs via Zoom? What would you like to see the Library offer to the 
adults, teens and children of Fairfield?
By answering these and other questions on our online survey
(available through the month of March), residents can help their local library strengthen its vital, always-evolving role in the Fairfield community.
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Over 325 people attended our signature One Book One Town event this past Tuesday, March 2.  
Thank you to our sponsors who made this program a reality.
A copy of the recorded program will be available next week.
Here are just a few of the comments from the program with regard to the book
Punching the Air  
its authors Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam.
 "This was an excellent OBOT book selection!"
"Thank you!! Wonderful book that raises important questions about our justice system. Fascinating to hear the authors talk about their collaboration process and what was changed from his experience in the juvenile center. Many thanks for choosing such a timely book."
"These stories - stories from BIPOC authors- are so vitally important to serve as windows and mirrors for our community members. We have so much to learn and so much work to do to create a more equitable society. Beautiful book choice for this year. Thank you!!"
"Thank you so much. Great and thought provoking book and hearing the authors was so moving and impactful."
"Keep up the great work! This is a fabulous community program. It makes me proud to live in Fairfield! Thank you."  
History of Ireland in Song
Monday, March 8
6:30 p.m.

In this multi-media presentation, Kevin Westley will discuss subjects of Irish history and sing or play the songs, by Irish entertainers, related to these subjects.

Hear songs and stories about the Battle of Glenmalure (1580), the Wearing of the Green, Penal Laws, the Great Hunger, Irish and American Wakes,
American Civil War and more.

Presenter Kevin Westley T.M.R.F. has performed as a singer for over 30 years, including at the Cell Theater in NYC for Artists Without Walls.  In 2014, he competed in the adult male singing competition in the All Ireland Final Championship in Sligo.  He also produced and broadcasted That's How I Spell Ireland for 5 years on WRHU at Hofstra University.   
He is certified to teach Irish dance (Ceili) and has written a book on that subject. 

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  
March and Bird Migration
Wednesday, March 10
6:30 p.m.

In birding, March offers up the first drops of migration. It is a great time for bird watching around Connecticut or in your own backyard. Join us for a virtual discussion about migration, what to look for and how to attract more birds into your yard. March is part of the early nesting season and you will learn how to prepare for hummingbirds and other migrating birds that are on their way.  
Our presenter, Chris Petherick, is a life-long bird enthusiast and owner of Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Fairfield. He developed his love of birds as a child and honed his identification skills as an adult through many hours on the trails.

**The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event*

Libby: the Overdrive App
Thursday, March 11     
11:00 a.m. 

This week: Libby by Overdrive for the best ebooks and digital audiobooks.
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.




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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