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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.  

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