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Town Tribune Library Column -- June 29, 2017

posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:08 AM by NF Library

Holiday Closing

   The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th only.  We will be open our usual hours on Monday, July 3rd (10 am to 8 pm) and resume normal operating hours on Wednesday,  July 5th.

Interlibrary Loans

   The State of Connecticut is temporarily suspending deliveries of interlibrary loan materials from July 3-17.  Please bear this in mind when requesting items.  Technically, the revamped delivery system intends to deliver items in a more timely manner. We are recommending that if you need items quickly, check if a nearby library owns it and physically pick it up yourself until we can determine that the kinks have been worked out of the system.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding regarding this issue.

Summer Reading Program

   The 2017 Summer Reading Program at New Fairfield Free Public Library has begun! Depending upon the age of the child, we have two programs from which to choose.  Birth to Fifth Grade requires reading library materials such as books, magazines, books on cd, Playaways, Bookflix or Launchpads for just one hour in order to receive a raffle ticket for prizes that change weekly.  In the Sixth through Twelfth Grade program, students read an entire library book, book on cd or Playaway in order to receive a raffle ticket for weekly prizes. All personal books may be listed on the Governor’s Reading Challenge log and attached to the library log and sent in together to school in the fall. Our program runs six weeks and ends on August 4th.  Stop by to see what we have to offer and to sign up with our high school volunteers.  These volunteers receive community service time for assisting us with this program.  The Summer Reading Desk hours for this program open at 10 am (except for Fridays when the library opens at 1 pm) and run until one hour before the library closes for the day.  The Summer Reading Desk closes at 2 pm on Saturdays.  Call 312-5682 for more information.

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.

   Easy Flow Yoga, 6:30-7:30 pm, Wednesdays, June 28--July 26.   Flow smoothly and gently into yoga poses designed to rejuvenate and tone the body.  Each class begins and ends with breathing and relaxation techniques that help you on and off the mat in everyday life.  Participants should bring a mat and water bottle.  This session runs through July 26th.  For further information and registration, please call New Fairfield Park and Recreation at 203.312.5633.

   Genealogy, Weds., July 12, August 16, 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 two weeks before the program is to take place.

   Tarot Card Reading, Friday, July 21, 6:30 pm.  Join Mark Hoyt for a fun evening learning how to read tarot cards.  Registration opens July 7.

   Excel Drop-In Class, Thursday, July 13, 2-3 pm.  This drop-in program will get you started with some basics needed to create and work with spreadsheets.  No registration is required.  Please bring your laptop with the Microsoft Excel program.

Programs for Children July/August

     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.

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

   First Saturday Storytime, July 1, 11-11:30 am.  Children of all ages may join kindergarten teacher, Ms. Hannan, for stories and fun!  Registration opened June 17th.

   Sing, Laugh and Learn with Mr. Joe, Weds., July 12, 10:30 am.  Children ages one to six will enjoy this interactive and energetic music show with Mr. Joe Rosano.  Registration opened June 28th.

   Build and Fly Your Own Airplanes, Weds., July 12 and 19, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  Hobby Quest’s Flight Captain will teach you everything you need to know about building and flying amazing machines.  As if building incredible planes wasn’t enough, we’ll take them outside and see them fly! This program is for children ages six to eleven.  The fee is $45 per session and registration is through New Fairfield Parks and Recreation at 203.312.5633.

   Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures, Friday, July 14, 1:30 pm.  Nature Nick will introduce you to some of the strangest animals on earth while giving little known facts about each one.  See how every animal in nature has a role in building a better world.  This program is for children in Grades K and up.  Registration opens June 30th.

   Beauty and the Beast Craft, Friday, July 14, 7-7:30 pm.  Children in Grades K-4 can stop in and make a craft**while supplies last**before the movie on Memorial Field (located next to the Town Hall).  Admission to the movie is FREE.  Registration for the craft opens June 30th.

   Rockin’ and Reading with Pete the Cat, Thursday, July 20, 1:30 pm.  Al DeCant presents this highly interactive musical performance that promotes the joy of reading and empowers kids to discover their own potential for becoming lifelong readers.  Al’s spirited performance is packed with toe-tapping music, great stories and heaps of audience participation.  This program is for children ages four and up.  Registration opens July 6th.

   Tie Dye T-Shirts, Weds., August 3rd, 4:30 pm.  Join Katie Stevenson and create your own unique Tie-Dye Clothing.  Participants should bring a light-colored item to dye.  This program is for children ages seven and up.  Registration opens July 19th.

   Magic! Friday, August 4th, 1:30 pm.  Children ages four and up are invited to join in on this amazing magic show.  Registration opens July 21st.