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Town Tribune Library Column -- March 28, 2019

posted Mar 27, 2019, 2:45 PM by NF Library

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.

  Needle Felting, Friday April 5, 6-7:15pm. Learn the popular fiber arts craft of needle felting with Katie Stevenson. This program is funded by the Robert G. And Marguerite M. Derx Foundation.   Online registration begins March 22nd.

  Escape Room, Wednesday, April 17, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Using codes, ciphers and experiments team members have to figure out and complete activities to advance in the game. All solutions lead to a centralset of puzzles/activities that the full team works on together to complete the game. Must be at least 14 years of age to participate. This program is funded by the Robert G. And Marguerite M. Derx Foundation.   Online registration begins April 3rd.

 Genealogy, Wednesday, April 17, 6:45-7:30. Karen Keeler will be available to assist you with your ancestry search. Online registration begins April 5th.

 Ukulele Workshop, Friday April 19, 2:00 p.m. Join Julie Stepanek as she shows you some of the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you will be able to play some fun and easy songs. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. For ages 14 & up. This program is funded by the Robert G. And Marguerite M. Derx Foundation.   Online registration begins April 5th.


 Children’s Programs

   Fire and Ice, Tuesday, April 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Children will be captivatedby this spectacularscience show! Be amazed when our “special paper” disappears in a flash! Learn how to help our Mad Science friend “Eggbert” home. See dry ice make metal scream. Volunters will demonstrare what happens when there is too much carbon dioxide trapped in our bodies! We will clean up our act when a few volunteers are called up to take a dry ice shower...complete with soap and bubbles. All children participate in our last cool experiment as thhey exit through a cloud! Online registration begins April 2nd.

  Hooked on LLamas - 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. An entertaining as well as educating program designed specifically for children ages 3 & up.Debbie Labbe, owner of Country Quilt Llama Farm will let the children pet the llama, then they can settle down and sit in front of the llama as she reads the story “Is Your Mama a Llama?” For the older children Debbie reads “Llama” by Mary R. Dunn, which is filled with many informative facts. She has large photos to explain the many uses of llamas along with llama fiber products for the children to see and touch. At the end of the program there will be time for questions and answers and another chance to pet the llama!

  Saturday Storytime, Saturday April 6, 11:00-11:30am. Children of all ages can join kindergarten teacher, Ms. Hannan for stories and fun. Online registration begins March 23rd.


  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.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesday April 23 & 30.10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for ages 24-35 months.  Please register online through our website.

   More Stories Please, Wednesday, April 3 & 24th. Program Room, 10:30-11 am. Children ages three to five will meet for stories and crafts with Miss JoAnn. Online registration is required. 

   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.

Program Closing Information:  If New Fairfield schools are delayed due to weather, there will be no morning programs.  If school is cancelled, all Children’s Programs will be cancelled for the day even if the Library is still open.