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Town Tribune Library Column -- August 17, 2017

posted Aug 15, 2017, 6:31 AM by NF Library

Summer Reading Volunteers

   The community service letters for the volunteers in the Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program are available for pick up at the Children’s Library Circulation Desk.

Freading E-Books

   If you like to read eBooks, especially when they are free, then check out Freading. Sign up at the New Fairfield Library to use this service..  Freading offers over 100,000 eBooks from over 1,100 publishers including Algonquin, Capstone, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Open Road Media, Poisoned Pen Press, Skyhorse Publishing, Sourcebooks, Workman and many more.  Most recently added to the collection are over 15,000 eBooks from Harper Collins including Harlequin novels.  Lonely Planet Travel Guides are included as well as over 1,000 eBooks in Spanish.  There is no waiting as these are all unlimited simultaneous access.  New titles and publishers are added regularly so that the collection continues to grow.  There are free mobile apps for Apple and Android devices and will work on most tablets except for the Kindle eBook readers.  Call 312.5679 if you have any questions.

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., Sept. 20, 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 Program Room.  Registration opens Sept. 6th.

   A Pleasant Pairing, Friday, Sept. 22, 6:30 pm.  Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations presents an educational talk highlighting the history and health benefits of tea and dark chocolate with insights from her chocolatier background.  The program includes samplings of tea, tea infused foods, various chocolates, trivia, poetry, antique teapots and more.  Registration opens Sept. 8th.

   Learn to Knit, Friday, Sept. 29, 6 pm.  Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit?  Or perhaps your skills got a bit rusty and you are in need of a refresher course to get knitting again.  This class is a perfect fit.  In this class, you will learn how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.  We will cover the basics and start you on your journey to mastering knitting.  Participants need to bring one skein of worsted weight yarn such as Caron Cakes, Caron Simply Soft or any other brand in worsted weight and two knitting needles US Size 8/5mm.  Registration opens Sept. 15th.

   Programs for Children

            September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

   Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months. Session begins Sept. 11.  Registration opens Aug. 28th.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.  Session begins Sept. 5th.  Registration opens August 22nd.   

   More Stories Please, Weds., 1:30-2 pm. pm.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Session begins Sept. 6th.  Registration opens Aug. 23rd.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed.  No registration is required. 

    First Saturday Storytime, Sept. 9, 11-11:30 am.  Children of all ages can join kindergarten teacher, Ms. Hannan, for stories and fun!  Registration opens Aug. 20.

    New Fairfield Day, Saturday, Sept. 16, 11 am--2 pm.  The first 50 families that visit the Children’s Library during that time period will receive a free copy of Harold and the Purple Crayon.

   Circle Time with Sukey Molloy, Weds., Sept. 27, 10:30 am.  Join Sukey Molloy for sing along fun with her award-winning songs and age appropriate activities to stimulate learning in the developing years!  Circle Time classes are for children ages birth to five years old with a caregiver.  Registration opens Sept. 13th and space is limited.