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Town Tribune Library Column -- June 14, 2018

posted Jun 11, 2018, 8:48 AM by NF Library

High School Volunteers Needed

      Our Summer Reading Program will run from July 2nd to August 10th.  In order to make this a successful program so that our town’s children do not suffer from the summer slide, .we need high school volunteers to operate the Summer Reading Desk for our Birth through Fifth Grade Program.  Graduating eighth graders going into high school are eligible to volunteer as well. There is no reading involved to the children on the part of the volunteers.  The high school students will receive Community Service Time and must commit to serving a minimum of six hours.  More hours are always available as the volunteers select their own time slots.  Applications are available on the Library’s website only.  Call 203.312.5682 for more information.

Online Registration

   Please bear with us as we implement our new online registration calendar officially beginning with the July schedule of programs. Currently, we are offering a “soft” registration period until the end of the month.  Go to newfairfieldlibrary.org/programs to sign up.  Registrations open two weeks before the event.  For children’s programs, we would appreciate your honesty when signing up children that should be within the required age group for a particular program. If a community member does not have access to a computer, just call the library to register.  Call 312.5682 if you have any questions.

Adult Summer 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., 6/20, 7/18, 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.

   Candlewood Brass Quintet, Friday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 pm, Community Room.  Relax with the Candlewood Brass Quintet as they perform a variety of music from ragtime, jazz, pop, and film spanning over a century of popular songs.  Registration opens June 15th.

   Easy Flow Yoga, Mondays, 6:15-7:15 pm, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30.  This is a Parks & Rec program held at the Library.  For more information or to register, call Parks & Rec at 312-5633.

   Documenting the Dead, Weds., July 25, 6:30-7:30 pm.  Join Dustin, author of numerous books and guest appearances on Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth, as he shares his knowledge of the paranormal.  Registration online opens July 11.

Children’s Summer 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 Kickoff with Animal Embassy, Monday, July 2, 2-3 pm, Program Room.  This educational and entertaining program will take families around the world with a unique group of rescue and adopted animals.  Registration opens June 18.

   Robert the Guitar Guy, Weds., July 11, 10:30-11:15 am.  Robert the Guitar Guy is a children’s singer, guitarist, educator and recording artist.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Registration opens June 27.

   Sing, Laugh, Learn, Weds., July 18, 11-12 noon.  Mr. Joe is a children’s music performer specializing in music that is educational, entertaining and interactive. Children ages two to six will sing, laugh, and learn!  Registration opens July 3. 

   Sharks Rock, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 am.  This shark-themed magic show presented by magician Steve Woyce is both educational and entertaining.  The audience will help make the magic happen and volunteers will help build a shark by magic!  This program is for families and registration opens July 10.


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