Library News - Oct. 24-30

Main Library

Monday-Thursday, 9-8

Friday and Saturday, 9-5

Sunday, 1-5



Fairchild Nichols

Memorial Branch

Monday and Wednesday, 10-8

Tuesday and Thursday, 10-5

Saturday, 10-2


Very, Very, Very Basic Internet Searching — Friday, Oct. 25, 10-11:30 a/m. This lecture-demonstration offers a starting from scratch introduction to searching the Internet. Free. Register.

Teens. — SAT/ACT Practice Tests. Saturday, Oct. 26, noon-4 p.m. Confused about which test you should take? Should you take both? This is a combination practice exam for both ACT and SAT to help familiarize students with both tests. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Register. Free.

Teen/Tween Book DiscussionThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This month’s book is a harrowing Holocaust story with an excruciating ending. It is told through the eyes of 9-year-old Bruno, whose family moves from Berlin after his father becomes a camp commandant. Copies at Children’s. Details online. Registration suggested.

Social Media in Job Search — An Introduction. Evening Career Lectures. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. With recruiters and companies tweeting thousands of jobs daily, social media must be embraced as part of a multi-tiered job search. Learn to efficiently use Twitter, Linked-in and Facebook, to secure your next position. Speaker Linda Van Valkenburgh is a Career Coach and is trained in multiple social medias. Details online. Register. Free.

Children’s Events 

Cuenta Cuentos-Spanish Storytime — Saturday, Oct. 26, 11-11:30 a.m. Children in kindergarten and up are invited to register for this language learning experience. Songs, stories and fun.

Storytime for 2’s — Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9:30-10 a.m. Toddlers bring your caregivers. Stories, music and an easy craft round out a fun morning. Register. Children/caregivers Trumbull residents.

Storytime for 2 1/2-3-years-old — Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10:30-11 a.m., and Wednesday, Oct 30, 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 and their caregivers. Register. Child/caregivers Trumbull resident.

Pre-K Story Time — Tuesday, Oct. 29, 11-11:30 a.m. Storytime friends gather to hear age appropriate stories and create a take-home craft. Trumbull residents that will be entering kindergarten next year. Register.

Storytimes for 3 and 4’s — Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10:30-11 a.m. Sharing books, songs and creating crafts has never been so much fun. Register. Trumbull residents only.

Baby Café-6 months to 2 years — Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 31, 11-11:30 a.m. Baby’s first introduction to the library. Babies and caregivers can expect a jam-packed session of rhythm and rhymes guaranteed to enchant our littlest explorers. Drop in.

Fairchild Nichols Branch 

A Spectacularly Spooky Saturday — Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-noon. Come join us for some Halloween fun that will feature some shivery stories and spooky crafts. Come in costume if you dare and be prepared for an eerily good time. Ages 5 and up. Register. Child/caregiver Trumbull resident.

Baby’s Morning Out — Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Monday mornings babies interact while hearing simple stories, songs, rhymes. After that we will have 30 minutes of play time with toys and other babies. Plus parent/caregivers have time to meet and socialize; so it is really your morning out too. For ages 1-23 months. Register. Child/caregiver Trumbull resident.

Book Bunnies — For ages 2-3. Thursday, Oct. 31, 10:30-11 a.m. Come for fun stories, fingerplays, rhymes and easy crafts. Register. Child/caregiver Trumbull resident.

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