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Town Tribune Library Column -- December 20, 2018

posted by NF Library

Library Holiday Closings

   The Library will be closed Sunday, December 23rd, Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, and Tuesday, January 1st. We will be open Monday, December 31st, but close early at 5 pm instead of 8 pm.  Please take these dates into consideration when planning to visit the Library.  We wish you all a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!

Thank You

   Thank you to all those kind people who donated to the Toys for Tots boxes located at the Library and our Mitten Tree.  We sincerely appreciate your generosity!

Holiday Vacation?!

   Relatives and/or friends are coming to visit for a few days over the holiday season!  What do you do with everyone to keep them occupied?  The Library has the X-Box unit and games that may be checked out for a week.  If you feel the need to take everyone out of the house in order to save your sanity, how about checking out museum passes located at the Adult Circulation Desk?  The list of passes can be found online from our website or in person at the Library.  Some of the passes are free and some are discounted but all may be checked out for three days.  Please peruse the list for more information or call us at 203.312.5679. 

Adult Programs

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

   Drop-In Meditation, Weds., Jan. 9 from 10:30-11:30 am or January 16, 6:30-7:30 pm.  Take responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you have.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective, you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  No registration is required. 

   Genealogy, Weds., Jan. 16, 6:45-7:45 pm.  Karen Keeler will be available to assist you with your ancestry search.  This group meets in the Library’s Community Room.  Online registration opens Jan. 2nd.

Children’s Programs

   More Stories Please, Wednesdays, Children ages three to five will meet for stories and crafts with Miss JoAnn in January, 10:30 am, Program Room.  Online registration is required for each month.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed or delayed.  No registration is required.  This program will resume in January.             

   Drop-in Saturday Craft, 11 am to 4 pm, Children’s Library.  Children of all ages are welcome to come between the hours of 11 am to 4 pm to do a craft at their leisure.  No registration is required.

   Elf on the Shelf, December 3rd to the 21st.  Visit the Children’s Library and see if you can find where our elf, Elliot, is hiding.  Upon checking out your books, quietly tell the Librarian where you found him and receive a prize.

   Sticky Jams, Monday, Jan. 14, 10:30-11:30 am.  Sticky Jams are child-centered celebrations of music, movement and mindfulness.  Classes are geared for children ages six months to six years old.  Online registration opens Jan. 7th.

 

Town Tribune Library Column -- December 13, 2018

posted Dec 9, 2018, 10:12 AM by NF Library

Owl Raffle

   Stop by the Children’s Library and put your name and phone number in for a chance to win an adorable one of a kind knitted owl by Stana Sortor.  The raffle will continue until December 21.


Bookflix

   With the holidays and families gathering this month, it is a great opportunity to keep young children occupied with Bookflix.  Bookflix is a product by Scholastic that may be viewed on a computer/tablet and pairs a fiction and non-fiction book on the same topic.  It can read to your child or that component may be turned off so that the child can read aloud. Questions and educational games accompany each book pair of books. Bookflix is easy to use and available through the Library website just by using your library card.


Adult Programs


   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.


Children’s Programs

   Wee Ones, Mondays, resuming in January 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months.  Online registration is required for each month.     

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, beginning in January, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.   Online registration is required for each month. 

   More Stories Please, Wednesdays, resuming in January, 10:30 am, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.   Online registration is required for each month.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays until Dec. 13th, 10:30-11am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed or delayed.  No registration is required.  This program will resume in January.                      

   Drop-in Saturday Craft, 11 am to 4 pm, Children’s Library.  Children of all ages are welcome to come between the hours of 11 am to 4 pm to do a craft at their leisure.  No registration is required.

   Elf on the Shelf, December 3rd to the 21st.  Visit the Children’s Library and see if you can find where our elf, Elliot, is hiding.  Upon checking out your books, quietly tell the Librarian where you found him and receive a prize.

 

Town Tribune Library Column -- December 6, 2018

posted Dec 2, 2018, 11:31 AM by NF Library

Toys for Tots

   The Library has two boxes available, one on each floor, for Toys for Tots donations.  Unwrapped items should be dropped off by December 13th.  Thank you for your generosity.

Mitten Tree

   The Children’s Library has a Mitten Tree for anyone who would like to donate new or unused mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves.  All items will be sent to New Fairfield Social Services.  The last date to bring in a contribution to the cause is Friday, December 7th.

Friends of the Library Cookie Walk

   The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 8th beginning at 10 am. All proceeds will benefit the Library. Volunteer bakers (four to six dozen please) may sign up in the Library or by email to jokupski@gmail.com.  All baked goods should be delivered to the Library on Friday, December 7th.  Thank you!

Adult Programs

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

Children’s Programs

   Wee Ones, Mondays, in December until Dec. 10th, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months.  Online registration is required for each month.     

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays in December until Dec. 11th, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.   Online registration is required for each month. 

   More Stories Please, Wednesdays in December until Dec. 12th, 10:30 am, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.   Online registration is required for each month.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays until Dec. 13th, 10:30-11am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed or delayed.  No registration is required.  This program will resume in January.                                   …….

   Drop-in Saturday Craft, 11 am to 4 pm, Children’s Library.  Children of all ages are welcome to come between the hours of 11 am to 4 pm to do a craft at their leisure.  No registration is required.

   Elf on the Shelf, December 3rd to the 21st.  Visit the Children’s Library and see if you can find where our elf, Elliot, is hiding.  Upon checking out your books, quietly tell the Librarian where you found him and receive a prize.

 Winter Craft, Monday, Dec. 10th, 4:30-5:30 pm.  Children in grades one and up may join Katie Stevenson in creating a unique paper wreath.  Online registration opened Nov. 26th

Artist Demo by Anda Styler

posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:55 PM by NF Library

The Candlewood League of Artists meet at the Library Sun. Dec. 2nd at 1:30 pm. There will be an artist demo by Anda Styler.

New -- 797 Freading ebooks -- Free with your library card

posted Nov 19, 2018, 8:28 AM by NF Library   [ updated Nov 19, 2018, 8:32 AM ]

What's new in our catalog?

posted Oct 14, 2018, 11:07 AM by NF Library

Sunday hours resuming.

posted Oct 14, 2018, 11:04 AM by NF Library


Beginning October 14, 2018 until  April 14, 2019 the library will be open most Sundays from 1-4pm.

Acorn TV

posted Jul 31, 2018, 9:15 AM by NF Library

Freegal and Freading users:

posted May 29, 2018, 1:10 PM by NF Library   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 8:56 AM ]

Now you can log in directly with your valid Library card and associated pin. Call Library if you need help 203-312-5679

 Freegal downloadable music     Freading downloadable ebooks

New Museum Pass

posted May 29, 2018, 1:05 PM by NF Library

New Museum Pass

   The Friends of the Library have acquired a new “museum” pass for our library patrons to take advantage of when looking for something to do.  Earth Place in Westport will admit four people of any age for free.  Check out their website at earthplace.org and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see what they have to offer.

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