Upcoming at the Trumbull libraries

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
Teen summer reading kicks in — Theme: Unmask. Track your reading online, and check out six activities and four book discussions in July and August. Details at the Children’s Desk.

AARP Drivers Safety Program — Saturday, July 11, 10-2 p.m. At the one day / 4 hour safety program AARP offers a refresher class for motorists. Trained instructors help you learn how to avoid driving hazards. No tests. Possible insurance discount. Cost $15 members; $20 non-members. Members bring your card. Details online. Materials provided. 

Author visit — Nigeria Revisited by Peace Corp Volunteer Catherine Onyemelukwe. Monday, July 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for Catherine’s fascinating 1962 Peace Corp memoir on adapting to cultures and embracing differences. Experiences brim with friendships and love, as she meets her Nigerian husband-to-be. Co-sponsored by Moms of Trumbull Book Club and the Trumbull Library. Free. Register.

July book discussion — Grade 6 and up. Shadow on the Mountain, Part 1, by Margi Preus. Wednesday, July 15, 5-5:45 p.m. Is required summer reading a drag? Make it fun this year by reading and discussing books with friends and classmates. First is Shadow, half today, and half on July 22. A related activity is included. First 10 to register will get a free copy. Register.

Glass painting for middle and high school — Thursday, July 16, 4-5 p.m. Create a uniquely decorated drinking glass or vase using glass paint and paint markers. Use a pattern, or your imagination for the design. Materials supplied. Register; max 20.

Teens unmask — Check out five books from the teen collection and get a special gift. Claim the gift at the children’s desk. At the same time, track your reading online with our new Wandoo summer reading log.
Children’s events
Kids summer reading program continues — Theme: Every Hero Has a Story. New online reading log format this year. Also, check at the Libraries for special summer programs just for you. Contact Children’s for details.

Music Mandy drop in — Friday, July 10, 10-11 a.m. Trumbull resident and music educator will entertain the masses in the main area of the Children’s room.

Summer Toddler Time — Tuesday, July 14, 10-10:45 a.m. Toddlers 2-3 years old will explore learning stations, educational themes and great stories in our new story time format. Drop in. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Preschool University-Summertime — Wednesday, July 15, 10-10:45 a.m. Preschoolers 4-5 years old will practice the skills needed for kindergarten all while having fun with this new storytime format. Drop in. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

July Book Club — Grades 4-6. One Dog and His Boy Part 1. Wednesday, July 15, 4-4:45 p.m. This book will be discussed in two parts: Half today, and half on July 22. First 10 registrants get a free copy of the book. Refreshments. Free. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Summer Baby Bunch — Thursday, July 16, 10-10:30 a.m. All babies up to age 2 are invited to sing, clap, play and read. This drop in program will be a great first experience. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Musical Fun — Tom Sieling and Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune. Thursday, July 16, 11 a.m.-noon. Join us for humorous and hands-on children’s songs. Tom’s voice, and guitar, banjo, harmonica, and drum machine include parts for the whole family. Drop in.
Fairchild Nichols Branch
Pop-up crafts — Ages 6-8, Saturday, July 11, 11-11:30 a.m. Have fun making pop-ups and unusual cards. Caregiver or child Trumbull resident. Drop in.

Summer Baby — Monday, July 13, 10:30-11 a.m. Introduce your little one to books, music, rhymes and finger play to bond, have fun and increase early literacy skills. Ages birth-30 months. Drop in.

Book Lovers Group — Ages 8-9. Monday, July 13, 4-4:30 p.m. Book club for the child who is never without a book. Limited space so registration is a must.

Drawing shape by shape — Ages 6-8. Wednesday, July 15, 11-11:30 a.m. Create cartoons using triangles, circles and squares. Drop in.

Wacky Wednesday — Ages 6-8. Wednesday, July 15, 4-4:45 p.m. Cool craft projects, games and activities. Registration limited; max 10. Register for each week.

Storytime for ages 2 1/2-3 — Thursday, July 16, 11-11:30 a.m. Stories and paper plate character crafts. Drop in.

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