Events at the Trumbull libraries

Main Library

Monday-Thursday, 9-8

Friday and Saturday, 9-5

Open Sunday 1-5


Fairchild Nichols

Memorial Branch

Monday and Wednesday, 10-8

Tuesday and Thursday, 10-5

Saturday, 10-2


Upcoming — Art exhibition — The Great Minds Collection. Opening in November. Details online.

The Clothesline Project Display — Through Friday, Oct. 31: Bearing Witness and Raising Awareness. East of the Main Library. Pick up a free T-shirt to decorate at the main library’s Circulation Desk. Leave it at the main library, or you may hang your shirt yourself.

Friends’ of the Library Book Sale — Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. For information or to volunteer, call the library or get contact information at their website:

How to Fund College without Going Broke. — Saturday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and Thursday evening Nov. 6, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Trumbull resident Mike Dailey’s excellent class covering how to plan for college expenses. Program includes a family financial run. Details online. Registration required. Free.

Free SAT/ACT Test Preparation Workshop — Sunday, Nov. 2, 2-3:30 p.m. This program, for students and parents, will cover differences between SAT and ACT, include profiles of students who would do better on one or the other, and show what actually makes a difference in test scoring and more. Register.

Non-fiction discussion group — Brown bag lunch meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 5, noon-1 p.m. Dir. Sue Horton’s group. Bring lunch. Nov.’s title is The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester. This eloquently written title is the story of the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men ... which led to the OED and literary history. Check the Library for copies; ideas welcome. Drop in to join.

Get started in franchising — Is it for you? Intro and panel discussion with actual owners. Programs for businesses and business people. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8 p.m. Gain a general understanding of franchising and hear a panel share their experiences. Q & A. Free. Register.

Children’s Events

Pets Caught Reading Contest — Voting ends Friday, Oct. 31. Check out our furry friends ‘reading’ on Trumbull Library System’s Facebook page and vote by ‘liking’ your favorite entry. Winner will be announced the week of Nov. 2. Details at the library.

Family Chess Club — Saturday, Nov. 1, 10am-12pm. Selva Selvarajan’s Family Chess Club will assemble on the first and third Saturdays (except for long weekends). Chess learners and experts from 4 to 94 are welcome. Meet in the Children’s Section with your own board, or come to watch.

Messy Mystery I — Monday, Nov. 3, 4-4:45 p.m. This special program is for Trumbull children in grades K-2. What will you create? What will you hear? Who knows? But will be fun. Register.

Gallery of Games-Steam Stars with EmpowerED — Tuesdy, Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Everyone loves games. In this engaging, hands on workshop, children plan, design and build a prototype of their own arcade game using recycled materials. They will brainstorm, experiment and create a fun-filled gallery of games. Register.

Storytime for 2 1/2-3 years old — Wednesday, Nov. 5, 9:30-10 a.m. Eye-catching books, fingerplays, music, and a themed craft make for a wonderful learning experience for our young pre-readers. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Baby Café — 6 months to 2 years. Wednesday, Nov. 5 or Thursday, Nov. 6, 11-11:30 a.m. Baby’s first introduction to the library. Expect a jam-packed session of rhythm and rhymes guaranteed to enchant. Caregiver or child Trumbull resident. Drop in.

Messy Mystery II — Thursday, Nov. 6, 4-4:45 p.m. This special time is for Trumbull Children in grades 3-5. What will you create? What will you hear? Who knows? But it will be fun. (Hint: This month’s project involves ModPodge.). Register.

Fairchild Nichols Branch

Inchworms — Baby Storytime. Monday, Nov. 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Introduce your baby to books. Join us for simple stories, finger plays, and songs followed by free play and socialization. Babies from birth to those not yet walking. Drop in; max. 20. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Storytime for 4s and 5’s — Monday, Nov. 3, 4-4:30 p.m. Join us for a fun story time with stories, songs and a craft. Drop in; max. 15. Trumbull residents.

Butterflies storytime — Tuesdy, Nov. 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m. This storytime contains movement, songs and stories for busy toddlers. Ages walking through 2 1/2. Drop in; max. 15. Trumbull residents.

Yoga with Janey — Tuesdy, Nov. 4, 4-5pm. Come stretch your body and relax your mind with this fun yoga class. Ages 8-11. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Mini artists — Wednesday, Nov. 5, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Calling all budding artists. Explore and make fun art each week. Ages 3-5. Register; max 15. Trumbull residents.

Story scenes — Wednesday, Nov. 5, 4-5 p.m. A chapter book story time with an on-going craft. Ages 6-8. Register; max. 15. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Storytime for 2 1/2-3 year olds — Thursday, Nov. 6, 10:30-11 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs and a basic craft. Drop in; but max. 15. Trumbull residents.

Check out our website at, to see upcoming events from the home page, and register online.