Upcoming 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


From Overwhelmed to Successful — Strategic planning and time management to reach your goals. Evening career lecture. Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Success doesn’t just happen. That can be tough if you’re discouraged or feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Join Monica Leggett, Business and Life Coach, and get specific steps to take. Free. Register.

How to fund college without going broke — Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 17, 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.

Teens: SAT/ACT practice tests — Saturday, Nov. 15, noon-4 p.m. Which test should you take, or take both? Take a combo ACT and SAT practice exam to familiarize yourself with both tests. Led by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Students will receive a call from Kaplan with results, tips, and strategies to improve. Register. Free.

Writing from your life, with David Garnes — Sunday, Nov. 16, 2-3:30 p.m. In this program we will explore ways in which you as a writer can share what has been meaningful in your own life experience. After a presentation describing writing formats, as well as tips highlighting events in your life, you will engage in writing exercises. Details online. Supplies provided. Max. 25; register.

Teen advisory group meeting — Monday, Nov. 17, 5-5:45 p.m. TAG (6-12th grade volunteers) meeting. Register.

Yesterday’s headlines — Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Take an entertaining journey into Trumbull’s past with local historian Robert Novak, to see what was happening in the Trumbull area 100, 75, and 50 years ago. Many of the photographs have not been viewed publicly for a century. QandA. Details online. Free. Register.

Children’s Events

Family Chess Club — Saturday, Nov. 15, 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.

Storytime for 2’s — Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9:30-10 a.m. Toddlers and caregivers: share stories, music and fun. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Storytime for 2 1/2 to 3-years-old — Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:30-11 a.m., or Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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 or caregiver Trumbull resident.

4- and 5-year-old storytime — Tuesday, Nov. 18, 11-11:30 a.m. Sharing books, songs, and making a craft has never been so much fun. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident. Register.

Baby Café-6 months to 2 years — Wednesday, Nov. 19 or Thursday, Nov. 20, 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.

Fairchild Nichols Branch

Turkey Time — Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-noon. Join us for some terrific turkey crafts. Ages 5 and up. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Inchworms — Baby storytime , Monday, Nov. 10, 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 5s — Monday, Nov. 17, 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, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:30-11:15 a.m. This storytime contains movement, songs and stories for busy toddlers. Ages walking through 2 1/2. Drop in; but max. is 15. Trumbull residents.

Yoga with Janey — Tuesday, Nov. 18, 4-4:45 p.m. 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. 19, 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. 19, 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 to 3-year-olds — Thursday, Nov. 19, 10:30-11 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs and a basic craft. Drop in; but max. is 15. Trumbull residents.

Live demonstrations — See our MakerBot Replicator2 Desk 3D printer during November. All ages drop into the Creators’ Corner, Fairchild-Nichols Library-Where Creativity and Innovation Happen. 203-452-5196.