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


Upcoming — Art Exhibition: The Great Minds Collection. Opening in November. Details online.

SCORE’s five-session series on simple steps for starting your own business #5 — Panel on Sources of Funding and What’s Next? Thursday, Oct. 16, 7-8:30pm. How to raise the money to move your dream to reality, focusing on funding. Panel includes traditional lenders, microlenders, government reps, and crowdfunding. Then, review all 5 “Steps” to close. From TLS and SCORE. Free. Register.

Health and wellness resources: Database Discovery — Friday, Oct. 17, 10-11:30 a.m. A lecture-demonstration introduction to some of the health-related online databases available through TLS including Gale’s Health and Wellness Resource Center, MedlinePlus, and the UConn Health Center. Free. Register.

Author TalkFarms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, by Anthony Riccio. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2-3 p.m. Riccio’s new collection of stories from elderly Italian American women. Includes interviews, family photos, and a look at working lives in CT. Details online. Books for sale. Register.

Sovereigns and siblings — The Children of King Christian IX of Denmark. New daytime fall lecture series-four lectures by local experts. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-noon. #3, Sovereigns, led by Mona Garcia, PhD. Details online, or in brochures. Attend any or all on Tuesdays in October; $5 fee each. Fill out registration form and return to the library.

Eleven retirement risks and opportunities you need to know — Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1-2 p.m. David L. Cowan, AAA- endorsed retirement advisor; discusses issues for those who are already retired. In addition, social security, investment account safety, LTC, pensions, inheritances, etc. will be considered. QandA. Register.

SAT crash course — Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-8:30 p.m. This course, covering key concepts needed to score higher on the SAT, is taught by Rick Bolton, of PrepMe. Rick has conducted hundreds of SAT workshops for students. A $40 donation is requested, payable to Trumbull Rotary. Details online. Register.

Navigating your career search — Staying positive, focused and effective. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tonight Bill Florin, of Resu-mazing Services Co., will discuss career search tactics, self-coaching techniques, goal-setting, and activity measurement, to keep a job search on-track. Register. Free.

Teen book discussionRot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30-7:15 p.m. It’s the zombie apocalypse: One brother yearns in a protected enclave while the older brother goes out as a bounty hunter. This zombie story with heart won the 2013 Nutmeg Book Award. 6th-12th graders. Register. First five registrants get free copy. Pick up in Children’s.

Children’s Events

Pets caught reading photography contest continues — Take a digital photograph of your pet ‘reading’ and submit it to kcanney@trumbull-ct.gov until Oc, 17, 9 a.m., to be eligible to win a $25 gift card to Chip’s Family Restaurant, Trumbull. Details on how to enter available on event calendar online or at Children’s. Online voting: “Like” your favorite entry on the TLS Facebook page from Oct. 18-31. Winner announced the week of Noc. 2.

Teddy Bear sleepover breakfast. Saturday, Oct. 18, 9:30-10:30am. Your bears and stuffed friends have had so much fun at the library. Enjoy breakfast along with a slideshow showing all of their many adventures. Stuffed friends must be dropped off before 5pm on Friday, 10/17. Please choose a friend that your child can sleep without. Ages 3-6. Space limited; register. Trumbull residents.

Family Chess Club — Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-noon. Assembles on the first and third Saturdays (except for long weekends). Chess learners and experts are welcome. Meet in the Children’s Section with your own board.

Storytime for 2’s — Tuesday, Oct. 21, 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, Oct. 21, 10:30-11 a.m., or Wednesday, Oct. 15, 9:30-10 a.m. Eye-catching books, fingerplays, music, and a themed craft. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

4- and 5-year-old storytime — Tuesday, Oct. 21, 11-11:30 a.m. Sharing books, songs, and making a craft. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident. Register.

Baby Café-6 months to 2-years — Wednesday, Oct. 22 or Thursday, Oct. 23, 11-11:30 a.m. Baby’s first introduction to the library. Expect a jam-packed session of rhythm and rhymes. Caregiver or child Trumbull resident. Drop in.

Book discussion Stolen Children by Peg Kehret. Grades 4-8. Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:30-6:15 p.m. While babysitting, Amy and little Kendra are kidnapped. DVDs of the girls are sent to Kendra’s parents in a ransom attempt. Can Amy hide clues in the DVDs? Read the book; then come have a discussion and activity. Register. First eight registrants get free copy in Childrens.

Fairchild Nichols Branch 

Family game day — Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-noon. Bring the whole family for a range of fun, classic games. There will be something for everyone: card games, board games, and even life-size Pac Man. All ages are welcome. Drop in.

Inchworms — Baby Storytime Monday, Oct. 20, 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, Oct. 20, 4-4:30 p.m. Fun story time with stories, songs and a craft. Drop in; max. 15. Trumbull residents.

Butterflies — Storytime Tuesday, Oct. 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m. This storytime contains movement, songs and stories for busy toddlers. Ages walking through 2 1/2. Drop in; max. 15. Trumbull residents.

Yoga with Janey — Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4-4:45 p.m. Come stretch your body and relax your mind. . Ages 8-11. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Mini Artists — Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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, Oct. 22, 4-5 p.m. A chapter book storytime with an on-going craft. Ages 6-8. Max 15; register. Trumbull residents.

Camp Fire Stories — Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30-7 p.m. Bring the family to listen to stories under the stars in the courtyard outside Fairchild Nichols. S’mores provided. If bad weather, we will move inside. Drop in. All ages.

Storytime for 2 1/2 to 3-year-olds — Thursday, Oct. 23, 10:30-11 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs and a basic craft. Drop in; but max. 15. Trumbull residents.

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