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Town Tribune Library Column -- Sept. 7, 2017

posted Sep 5, 2017, 7:04 AM by NF Library   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 7:04 AM ]

Book Sale Donations

   The Friends of the Library will hold their twice yearly book sale September 23-25.    Kindly remember that they do not accept magazines, Reader’s Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, foreign language materials, textbooks, or moldy/musty-smelling books.  Donations may be brought to the Library during normal operating hours and deposited in the Community Room.  Please do not place them in the outside book returns or outside by the entrance doors.  Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

   A library card is available any time during the year but September is the official kick off month.  It is a valuable tool for children going back to school.   All that is required is for the staff to see some form of identification or a utility/cable bill indicating the residence is actually in New Fairfield.  Call 312-5679 or 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.

   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 opened 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

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

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

   More Stories Please, Weds., 1:30-2 pm. pm.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Registration opened 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 opened 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.

October Sneak Peek …

  Upcoming adult programs:  Oct. 18, Winemaking Class; Chef Stef is returning Oct. 20th for a Tailgating Barbecue with pulled pork; and, just in time for Halloween, voiceover actor, Alan Sklar, will do a memorable reading of Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum on Oct. 30th.