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Town Tribune Library Column -- August 16, 2018

posted Aug 13, 2018, 7:57 AM by NF Library

 July’s Library Statistics

    Total Attendance, 6,298; Total Circulation, 10,550; Adult Books, 2,489; Juvenile Books, 5,316; Interlibrary Loans, 145; Magazines, 376; Audio Books, 355; Musical CDs, 29; Movies, 1,761; Adult Computer Use, 344; Juvenile Computer Use, 97; Music Downloads, 60; Ebooks, 290; Audio Book Downloads, 148; Ancestry Searches, 30.  The Library was open 25 days with an average circulation of 422 items per day and an average attendance of 252 per day.

Things To Do, Places To Go

   The Library has “museum  passes” that may be taken out for three days and are restricted to New Fairfield residents only.  For parents looking for something to do with children in order to keep them occupied, relatives visiting, or just looking to go on an in-state field trip with friends, check out our list:  Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield; Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport; CT Science Center, Hartford; Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury; Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill; Discovery Museum, Bridgeport;  Earthplace, Westport; Everwonder Museum, Newtown;  Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk; Mystic Aquarium, Mystic;  No Child Left Inside State Parks Pass (includes Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle ); Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven; Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford; Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; White Memorial Conservation Center Nature Preserve, Litchfield.  Some of the passes are free and others are offered at a discounted rate.  Please call 203.312.5679 for more information.

   If you’d like to stay home or take a device to the beach/park, we now offer, through our website under “Digital Downloads”, free access to Acorn TV and the Great Courses for your viewing pleasure.  There are classes on Food and Wine, History, Languages, Tai Chi and Qigong, Law, Science, Law, Travel, and so much more. 

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

   All storytimes are on hiatus through the rest of August and will resume in September.  Program registration is online through our website, newfairfieldlibrary.org/programs.

      Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months.  Registration is required.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.   Registration is required.

   More Stories Please, Weds., 10:30 am, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  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 for this program.

   First Saturday Storytime, Sept. 8, 11-11:30 am.  Join Ms. Hannan for some stories and fun for all ages!  Online registration opens August 25.

   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.

Summer Reading Ended August 10.

Please pick up your Summer Reading Logs beginning August 17th.


NEW FAIRFIELD FAMILY DAY 2018

posted Aug 8, 2018, 7:33 AM by NF Library

NEW FAIRFIELD FAMILY DAY 2018. We are making plans for this year’s New Fairfield Family Day.  It promises to be a fun day for the family while showcasing local organizations and businesses. Many events are being planned to make this a great day to enjoy all that New Fairfield has to offer.  The date is Saturday, September 15th, with a rain date of Sunday, the 16th.  The hours are 12 noon to 4 pm.  New this year is the Community Service Club's Taste of New Fairfield which will benefit our local residents who are still recovering from the May storm.  #NFStrong.  This will take place 6pm - 10 pm.  We are also looking at having a concert on Friday evening, September 14.

 

If you or your organization or business would like to participate by taking a space in the Stop and Shop parking lot or in some other way, please contact Lori Vengalli at LJVengalli@aol.com.  Stay tuned for more details!

Town Tribune Library Column -- August 9, 2018

posted Aug 6, 2018, 8:42 AM by NF Library

The Great Courses

   The Great Courses Library Collection is now available on RBdigital streaming video through our website!  The Great Courses Library Collection on RBdigital provides patrons with unlimited access to over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors.  With hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more, The Great Courses Library Collection has courses on how to do it, how to learn it, or how it happened. No matter what you are interested in, you will find your favorite subject.  Check out our website or call 203.312.5679 for more information.

Historical SocietyRoom

   Have you ever wondered about the origination of Candlewood Lake?  Would you like to see the purchase contract between the Native Americans and the settlers of New Fairfield?  Who was the Leatherman? What is a mustache cup? Did you know a part of Brookfield once belonged to New Fairfield? The answers to those and many more questions can all be found in the Historical Society Room located on the ground level of the Library.  The “Room” is usually open on Wednesdays from 10 am to 3 pm and run totally by volunteers with a passion and sincere interest in dispensing historical information related to our community and local area.  Call the Library to make sure someone is there before you decide to venture out for a very informative field trip into our local history.

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.

   Genealogy, Weds., 8/15, 6:45-7:30 pm., Community Room.  Karen Keeler will be available to help with your ancestry search.  Registration opens two weeks prior to each program date.

Children’s Programs

   All storytimes are on hiatus through the rest of August and will resume in September.  Program registration is online through our website, newfairfieldlibrary.org/programs.

      Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months.  Registration is required.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.   Registration is required.

   More Stories Please, Weds., 10:30 am, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  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 for this program.

   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.

Summer Reading Ends August 10 at 7 pm.

Pick up your Summer Reading Logs beginning August 17th.

   

Acorn TV

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

689 New Freading ebooks

posted Jul 11, 2018, 8:21 AM by NF Library   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 8:28 AM ]

See the list.  All available, all the time to download here.

690 New Freading (ebook) titles -- all available, all the time!

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:57 AM by NF Library   [ updated Jun 15, 2018, 7:52 AM ]

What's new in our catalog?

posted Jun 11, 2018, 8:59 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.

BRUSH REMOVAL

posted May 23, 2018, 10:28 AM by NF Library

The Drop Off Center (33 Bigelow Road) will be open during the following hours:  Tuesdays 8-3:45; Thursdays 4-7PM; Saturdays 8-3:45.  Residents may dispose of brush (anything under 8 inches in diameter) at the Drop Off Center for free during those hours.  Contractors will be charged $10 for pick-up truck of brush and $20 for a box truck.  Wood chips are free.  Do not dump material on any other Town properties.

 

The Town will pick up brush from curbsides, but has not yet determined a date for that pickup.  Do not put brush in the road.  You will be asked to remove any material that is in the roadway. 

 

The size limitation is because of the size of the chipper we have.  We are working on getting a bigger one and may be able to accept bigger size brush in the future.

 

Keep all receipts for possible reimbursement through the FEMA process.

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