Library News - upcoming for adults and children

Main Library

Monday-Thursday, 9-8

Friday and Saturday, 9-5




Fairchild Nichols

Memorial Branch

Monday and Wednesday, 10-8

Tuesday and Thursday, 10-5

Saturday, 10-2


How to fund college without going broke — Saturday, Aug. 3, 11am-12:15 p.m. Trumbull resident Mike Dailey’s excellent class covering the best way to manage the expense. See where you are and how you can get there. Program includes a family financial run. Kiwanis Room. Register. Free.

Color 101 with Kathy Vincent — Teens: Back to Basics-Read summer activities. Monday, Aug. 5, 3-4 p.m. Have fun with color with local artist Kathy Vincent. All materials provided. Limited to 16 participants, going into 6th-12th grade. Register. Free.

Advanced email: Beyond the basics — Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. For people who already send, and receive email. This lecture-demonstration session will explain how to create an address book, how to send attachments, and how to create folders. Register.

Living in space, with the Connecticut Science Center — Teens: Back to Basics-Read summer activities. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2-3 p.m. Discover what it is like to live and work in space. Investigate the conditions in space and what a human needs to survive. Limited to 25; going into 6th-12th grades. Register.

Author talk: You Are Not Alone — Our Loved Ones Are Here — ... You’re Just Not Listening. Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. CT Author Sydney Sherman discusses her debut book tonight, including the effects the media has on our beliefs. You Are Not Alone approaches the paranormal with healthy common sense and rational skepticism. She shows how to avoid falling prey to paranormal frauds, and encourages the audience to share stories. Books for sale and signing. Register.

Back to Basics-Read — Be on the lookout for adult and teen summer reading, with prizes and activities thru Aug. 22. Information on website or in the libraries.

Children’s Events 

Friday Fun with Music Mandy — Back to Basics-Read activities. Friday, Aug. 2, 10-10:45 a.m. Trumbull resident and music educator will entertain the masses in the main area of the children’s room. Drop in.

Family Chess Club — Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. 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.

Open craft tables — Back to Basics-Read. Monday, Aug. 5, 1-4 p.m. Visit the library, borrow some books and create a craft to take home. Tables with materials will be in the area for summer fun. Every Monday in August. Drop in.

Animal Embassy presents World Wildlife — Back to Basics-Read. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-noon. Learn about the fascinating diversity of life on Earth as you take a journey around the globe. See endangered species and interact with several amazing adaptations, from alligators to pythons. Watch red-eyed frogs, and feel the softer side with chinchillas. Ages 4 and up. Register. Child/caregiver Trumbull resident. Details online.

Drop in story time — Back to Basics-Read. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Hear stories, sing songs and enjoy the library’s courtyard. All ages. Moved inside if the weather does not cooperate. Drop in.

August’s discussion starts — Are you in 4th or 5th grade? Come read and discuss a book with friends this summer. Thursday, Aug. 8, 7-7:45 p.m. Aug. 3 meeting discussion is on Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff. Come discuss with friends. Get a reading schedule when you pick up your book; read a few chapters on your own each week; then chat, have fun, and enjoy refreshments. We will read the next chapter together before you leave. Continues with Aug. 15 and 22. Details online. Register. Free.

Fairchild Nichols Branch

Make your own bugcatcher — Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-noon. Craft a fun bug catcher to corral summer bugs in order to study them more closely. As a bonus, also make and take home your own jumpy grasshopper. Ages 6-9. Registration required; space limited. Child/caregiver Trumbull resident.

Buzzing bumblebees — Monday, Aug. 6, 10:30-11 a.m. Drop-in storytime for ages birth to 2-years-old, with their parent or caregiver. Join us for fun stories and music. Child /caregiver Trumbull resident.

Bugs, bees, spiders and magic — Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1-2 p.m. Veteran magician Bob Conrad will take us on a magical adventure to meet his puppet friends: Bumble the bee, Alfred, the mind-reading spider and Clarence, the caterpillar. Magic, puppets, and storytelling. Ages 5-9. Register; space limited. Child/caregiver Trumbull resident.

Dancing dragonflies — Drop-in. Thursday, Aug. 8, 10:30-11am. Join us for fun stories and music in these drop-in storytimes. Ages 3-5. Child/caregiver Trumbull resident.

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