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
Teens — Get in the game, read. 2016 Online Summer Reading Program continues. Register for a chance to win a prize basket. Fun teen programs filling up fast. Check in Teen section for details.

Teens — Cupcake Wars. Thursday, July 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cupcake decorating workshop. See who can create the best cupcake. Materials supplied. 6th-12th graders. Register; max. 15.

Very, very, very basic internet searching — Friday, July 15, 10-11:30 a.m. This lecture-demonstration offers a starting from scratch introduction to searching the Internet. Free. Register.

AARP Drivers Safety Program — Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The nation’s first and an up-to-date classroom refresher class for motorists. Includes trained instructors for avoiding driving hazards. No tests, and certificate for possible insurance premium discount on completion. Materials provided. Register. $15 members (bring card.), $20 non-members; pay at door.

Mason jar terrariums for adults — Tuesday, July 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn how to create and maintain your own mason jar terrarium to take home in this fun and easy workshop. Invite a friend and enjoy the library’s outdoor courtyard, a cool drink, and some conversation while potting. Register; max. 30.

Book Club for grades 6 and up — Endangered, by Eliot Schrefer. Wednesday, July 20, 5-5:45 p.m. A reluctant Sophie connects with an abused primate at her mother’s sanctuary in the Congo. Then the sanctuary is attacked, and Sophie must rescue the apes and somehow survive in the jungle. Details online. Join us for discussion, activity, and snack. Register; first 10 get free copy.

Teens — Wind power with the Discovery Museum. Thursday, July 21, 4-6 p.m. The fastest growing energy resource in the U.S. right now is wind. Discovery Museum revisits with this fun and educational workshop. Free. Register.

Adult reading challenge — Take the summer challenge by reading. Call the main library for details.
Children’s Events
On your mark, get set, read — Summer reading for children through grade 5 continues. Extra summer programs, too. Details in Children’s. Friday Fun with Music Mandy. Friday, July 15, 10-10:30 a.m. Trumbull resident and music educator Mandy Cook will entertain the masses in the main area of the children’s room. Drop in Fridays in July.

Sparky’s puppets — Monday, July 18, 11am-12pm. Cheer for your favorite to win the race between The Tortoise and the Hare. Then watch Jack escape from the giant, and more fast-paced adventures as Sparky’s Puppets present stories sure to make you smile. Drop in.

Baby Café — Birth to age 2. Wednesday, July 20, 11-11:30 a.m. Sing, play, read, and have fun with your little one. Drop in.

Book discussion and activity — Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein. Grades 4-6. Wednesday, July 20, 4-4:45 p.m. Kyle and his friends get to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello. However, when morning comes he finds he and his friends must solve puzzles in order to escape. Join us for a fun and lively time. Register; First 15 registrants get free copy in Children’s.

Mr. Gym — Thursday, July 21, 10-11 a.m. A fun, interactive music, dance and fitness program for little ones. Mr. Gym shows how to have fun while being active. Drop in.
Fairchild Nichols Branch
On your mark, get set, read — Summer reading for children through grade 5 continues. Extra summer programs, too. Details at the branch.

Saturday craft time — Saturday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. While you’re looking for books, do a fun craft. A new one every Saturday. Drop in. All ages.

Caterpillars storytime — Babies Birth to 12 months. Monday, July 18, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Morning storytime where we will enjoy gentle songs, stories, puppets, and more. Drop in.

Butterflies storytime — Monday, July 18, 11-11:30 a.m. Children ages 1- to 2-years-old will enjoy this fun morning storytime with music and puppets. Drop in.

Maker Monday — Grades K-5. Monday, July 18, 2-3 p.m. Have fun exploring our three different maker stations and learning cool science. Register.

“Drive-In” movie — Ages 3 and up. Tuesday, July 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Decorate and sit in your very own “car” to watch a short children’s show/cartoon. Popcorn. Register.

Junior authors workshop series — Ages 8-11. Tuesday, July 19, 3-4 p.m. Does your child like to create their own stories? Kids will learn the basics of writing and how to structure a story. They will write and illustrate their own books that will be displayed in the library. Six Tuesdays through Aug. 2; attend some or all. Free. Register.

Make your own healthy snacks — Ages 5-11. Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Our favorite Conscious Cook Robin Glowa is back to show kids how to make healthy snacks that are guaranteed to make their taste buds and muscles happy. Register. Please note: No nut ingredients, but may have dairy.

Aging Gracefully series for seniors. Part 2 of 3. Wednesday, July 20, 2-3 p.m. Summer seminar offering educational tips on health and wellness to seniors. Tonight is Great Ways to Start the Day: get interested, be social, stay sharp, eat blueberries, and the simple pleasures in peace of mind. Part 3 is on Aug. 8. Details online. Free. Register.

Summer reading Bingo for adults continues — Call the Fairchild Nichols Branch for details.

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