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Town Tribune Library Column -- April 27, 2017

posted Apr 24, 2017, 2:26 PM by NF Library   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

Items From Other Libraries

   Customer service is very important to us and we will do whatever we can to get what you need. However, with that being said, we have been running into some time difficulties due to the budget cuts on the state level.  If you go to another town to use their library and check something out, it used to be that you could return it to us and we would return it for you.  We can still do that for you but it may take a long time for its return to the home library.  It will be quicker if you return it yourself.  For interlibrary loans, the wait time has now increased to a month or more.  If you have no specific timeframe, that won’t represent a problem.  If, however, you need an item quickly, your best bet is to see if other local town libraries have it and physically go there to pick it up.  We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, but both of these scenarios are not under our control.  Two websites for searches other than ours are:  FindITCT.org and the second site would be through our catalog. Go to “Advanced Search,” fill in the appropriate boxes, scroll down and check “CONNcert.”  Both resources will display the other libraries owning the item you are looking for so that you can make the determination whether to travel there depending upon your desperation level.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

CTV-192 Video Class for Adults

   The following information has been taken from a Charter Communications press release: "With smart phones and GoPro cameras we all have the ability to be TV producers, but what we don’t have are the tips and techniques necessary to understand the basics of preparation, story-telling, composition and post-production – things everyone should know before sharing. In a 60-minute session with time for Q &A, a staff-member from the studios of CTV-192, the public access channel, will show participants how they can learn to use their equipment or CTV’s equipment to create something they can proudly share with an audience.Please register for this free adult program." Workshop size is limited to 25." Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm. to find new energy in the creative medium of video production.”  Please call the library to register at 312.5682 beginning April 19.  Call CTV-192 at 203.304.4050 for more information.

 Programs for Children

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

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

  More Stories Please, Weds., 1:30-2 pm.  Stories and crafts with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Registration is required for each month.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30 am.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless schools are delayed/closed for weather or  holidays.  No registration is required. 

   First Saturday Storytime, May 13 (Note Date Change)11-11:30 pm.  Join Ms. Hannan for stories and fun.  This program is open to all ages.  Registration opened April 19th.

   Tie Due T-Shirts, 4:30 pm.  Katie Stevenson will work with children in grades two and up using a tie-dye technique without the mess!  This activity combines chemistry and art.  Create a simple design with dots and lines with permanent ink pens directly on a t-shirt or whatever light cotton item you bring.  Registration opens May 8th.

Programs for Adults

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the library and take some time for yourself to work on whatever interests you.  No registration required.

   Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Friday, April 28, 6 pm.  SOPHIA Natural Health Center in Brookfield will discuss the oldest medical system in the world and how you can restore health naturally and successfully.  Registration opened April 14.

   Decluttering with Deidre, 6:30 pm, Weds., May 10.  Join Deidre Dolan Nesline, owner of Declutter by Deidre, for tips on how to put a positive focus on this major task!  Registration opens April 28th.

   Genealogy, Weds., May 16, 6:46 -7:30 pm.  Karen Keeler will be available to assist you with your ancestry search.  This group will meet in the library’s Community Room.  Registration opens May 2nd.

   Women’s Health, Friday, May 19, 6 pm.  Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, Medical Director of SOPHIA Natural Health in Brookfield, will speak about holistic approaches and natural alternatives to women’s health.  Come prepared for a lively discussion, questions and answers!  Registration opens May 5.th.

Friends of the Library Volunteer Plant Sale 2017

posted Apr 21, 2017, 12:25 PM by NF Library

Sat. May 13th -- 10 am to 2 pm

New downloadable titles from Freading

posted Apr 13, 2017, 8:52 AM by NF Library   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 9:08 AM ]

New downloadable titles from Freading...all available all the time

Call the Library if you have a New Fairfield Library card and we'll sign you up. 203-312-5679

What's new in our catalog?

posted Apr 13, 2017, 8:29 AM by NF Library   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 8:36 AM ]

Martha Fairchild Scholarship -- Apply Now

posted Mar 31, 2017, 12:24 PM by NF Library

Town Tribune Library Column -- March 30, 2017

posted Mar 28, 2017, 8:21 AM by NF Library

Food for Fines

   The library will be running a Food for Fines program from April 2nd to April 15th.  Donate non-perishable food or personal items to pay for your library fines!  Items will be donated to the New Fairfield Food Pantry.  One donated item is equivalent to $1.00 in fines.  Suggested items that the Food Pantry could use are as follows:  peanut butter, jelly, canned meat, cereal, Parmalat boxed milk, juices, nuts, grains (quinoa), spaghetti sauce, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.  Please do not bring green beans or corn as they seem to have a plethora of those vegetables.

April Programs for Children

     Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months. Registration is required for each month. There will be no class on April 10th.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.  Registration is required for each month. There will be no class on April 11th.

  More Stories Please, Weds., 1:30-2 pm.  Stories and crafts with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Registration is required for each month. There will be no class on April 12th.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30 am.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless schools are delayed/closed for weather or  holidays.  No registration is required.  There will be no class on April 13th.

   First Saturday Storytime, April 1, 11-11:30 am. Children of all ages can join kindergarten teacher, Ms. Hannan, for stories and fun.  Registration opened March 18.

   Music for Little Superstars, Tuesday, April 11, 1:30 pm.  Al DeCant presents Rockin’ and Reading with Pete the Cat.  This interactive music and movement program is for kids in grades kindergarten and up.  Registration opened March 28.

   What Makes Animals Different? Weds., April 12, 10:30 am.  Beardsley Zoo presents this exciting program for pre-k children (ages 3-4).  Explore the similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  Registration opened March 29.

   Little Birds Music School, Thursday, April 13, 10:30 am. Toddlers are full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning.  This class features movement and instruments, singing, chanting, dancing and playing for pre-k children ages three to four.  Registration opens March 30.

   Mad Science Presents Fire and Ice, Thursday, April 13, 1:30 pm.  Experience an exciting collection of scientific demonstrations that will make your brain sizzle.  See the scientific method in action and put it to the test – the FLAME test!  This program is for children in grades kindergarten and up.  Registration opens March 30.

   Sukey Molloy Circle Time, Weds., April 26, 10:30 am. Join Sukey for sing along fun with her award winning songs and age-appropriate activities to stimulate learning and family fun.  Registration opens April 12.

April Programs for Adults

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the library and take some time for yourself to work on whatever interests you.  Bring your supplies and get to work.  No registration required.

   College Finances, Monday, April 3, 5:30 pm.  With your normal day-to-day expenses and long-term goals like retirement to think about, saving and paying for your child’s education can be challenging.  Financial advisor, Helen Curtin, will offer helpful information on this important topic.  Registration opened March 20. 

   Genealogy, Weds., April 19, 6:45-7:30 pm.  Karen Keeler will be available to assist you with your ancestry search.  This group will meet in the library’s Community Room.  Registration opens April 5.

   SAT vs. ACT, Saturday, April 22, 12 pm.  In this workshop presented by Judy Murano, parents will receive information so they can more easily guide their children through the first phase of the college application process.  This workshop will clarify test options and provide some basic test-taking strategies.  Registration opens April 8.

            The following programs have been funded by the Robert G. and Marguerite M. Derx Foundation and are free for all attendees:

   Painting Class, Friday, March 31, 6 pm.  Join the library for a fun evening of painting led by an experienced instructor from Artrageous of Danbury.  Participants will paint the same design in their own unique and creative way.  Artrageous supplies the easels, canvas, paints, brushes and aprons.  Each participant will walk away with their own masterpiece to display at home.  Registration opened March 17.   This class is filled and has a waiting list.

   Makeup Demonstration, Weds., April 5, 6 pm.  Clinique makeup artist, Denise Moore, will teach the latest techniques for women.  Each participant will be provided the tools and products to try the techniques on themselves.  Registration opened March 22.  Class size is limited.

   Spiritual Medium, Friday, April 21, 6 pm.  Spiritual medium, Maura Geist, returns to convey messages of comfort and healing from loved ones who have passed.  Not everyone will be guaranteed a reading.  Registration opens April 7.

   Cooking Class, Monday, April 24, 6 pm.  Participants will learn how to make deliciously simple recipes as culinary chef, Stefan Fraundorfer, presents a cooking demonstration and sampling of seasonal foods.  Registration opens April 10.

   Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Friday, April 28, 6 pm.  SOPHIA Natural Health Center in Brookfield will discuss the oldest medical system in the world and how you can restore health naturally and successfully.  Registration opens April 14.

  Program Note:  If New Fairfield Schools are delayed due to weather, there will be no morning programs.  If school is cancelled, all Children’s Programs are also cancelled for the day even if the library is still open.  Please call 203-312-5682 for programming questions.  

New Non-fiction books (past 6 months)

posted Mar 8, 2017, 7:59 AM by NF Library   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 7:59 AM ]

New Fairfield Library Receives Programming Grant

posted Jan 19, 2017, 9:43 AM by NF Programmer   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 5:22 AM ]

The New Fairfield Free Public Library announced today that it is the recipient of a $1,500 grant from the  Robert G. and Marguerite M. Derx Foundation. Over the coming months, the Derx grant will be used to present an eclectic lineup of wellness programs to the community of New Fairfield. This series will address the wellness of the mind, body and soul of adults.

“We are excited to present this fun, educational series of wellness programs to adults in our community. We realize that, without support from the Derx Foundation, we would be unable to do so,” said Library Director, Linda Fox.

Scheduled programs include:

Zumba Class -- March 15, 6:30 p.m. – Presented by Cindy Madureira.

Sleep – Mar. 24, 6 p.m. -- In this lecture, Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DACM, Medical Director of SOPHIA Natural Health Center in Brookfield, will cover the three natural solutions to sleep problems: vitamins, exercise and physical treatment. There are treatable reasons for sleep problems and sleeping pills only mask the real cause. Find out how you can get some sleep!


Nutrition – Mar. 29, 6:30 p.m. - Nutritionist, Francyne Gioffre Peatt, will discuss a wellness approach to eating healthy and ensuring a successful FAT loss.

Painting Class – March 31, 6 p.m. –- Join the library for a fun evening of painting, led by an experienced instructor from Artrageous of Danbury. Participants will paint the same design, in their own unique and creative way. Artrageous supplies the easels, canvas, paints, brushes and aprons. Each participant will walk away with their own masterpiece to display at home.

Spiritual Medium –- Apr. 21, 6 p.m. -- Spiritual Medium, Maura Geist, returns to convey messages of comfort and healing from loved ones who have passed. Not everyone will be guaranteed a reading.

Cooking Class –- Apr. 24, 6 p.m. -- Participants will learn how to make deliciously simple recipes as Culinary Chef, Stefan Fraundorfer presents a cooking demonstration and sampling of seasonal foods.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Health for Life –- Apr. 28, 6 p.m. -- SOPHIA Natural Health Center of Brookfield will discuss the oldest medical system in the world and how you can restore health naturally and successfully. It describes the different diagnosis methods such as tongue, pulse, and palpation as well as the use of all the tools of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine.

Decluttering with Deidre --  May 10, 6:30 p.m. -- Whether it’s downsizing from a large home to a small apartment or moving cross-country, beginning the process of organizing, packing, discarding, donating, and endless other clean up tasks can feel like a major challenge. Join Deirdre Dolan Nesline, owner of DeClutter by Deirdre, for tips on how to put a positive focus on this major task, how to recognize “Clutter Blindness” spots, and how to let go, sort, and get rid of items that are no longer necessary. 

Women’s Health and Hormones – May 19, 6 p.m. --In this lecture, Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DACM, Medical Director of SOPHIA Natural Health Center in Brookfield, will speak about holistic approaches and natural alternatives to women’s health. Concerns such as hormone imbalances, menopause, osteoporosis, heart and breast health, weight loss, and stress will be covered. Come prepared for a lively discussion, questions and answers!


Makeup Demonstration –- TBA, -- Clinique makeup artist, Denise Moore, will teach the latest techniques for women at the New Fairfield Free Public Library. Moore, an artist at the Clinique counter at Lord & Taylor in the Danbury Fair Mall, will teach skin care & proper makeup techniques including: a flawless smoky eye application, winged liner, contouring, etc. Each participant will be provided the tools & products to try the techniques on themselves and will go home with goodie bags, literature and a better understanding of skincare and the confidence boost needed to achieve flawless skin and makeup perfection for the event at hand and beyond.


IRS Get Ready taxpayer help campaign

posted Dec 13, 2016, 8:43 AM by NF Library

See www.irs.gov/getready for steps you can take in December regarding changes that could affect your ability to timely file your taxes and get your refunds as soon as possible.

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