Upcoming events 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
Trumbull Library Community Focus Group — Thursday, July 16, 6:30-8 p.m. The TLS is thinking about its future and tonight’s town-wide focus group will help us get input. Your voice matters because the library is your town resource. Trumbull residents of all ages are welcome. Held at main library.

Decoupage Comic Box for middle and high school — Tuesday, July 21, 4-5 p.m. A fun art project using Mod Podge, papier mache boxes, and comic book pages. Choose from comics provided, or bring one of your own if you prefer. Materials provided. Register; max. 20.

July Book Discussion — Grade 6 and up. Shadow on the Mountain, Part 2, by Margi Preus. Wednesday, July 22, 5-5:45 p.m. Make summer reading fun this year by reading and discussing books with friends and classmates. Activity included. First 10 to register get free copy. August discussion starts Aug. 12 .

Endurance hiker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year — Jennifer Pharr Davis, Wednesday, July 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. World class athlete and adventurer Davis shares her accomplishments tonight. She has logged more than 12,000 miles and has a record-breaking Appalachian hike time. Refreshments. Giveaways from Denali, Trumbull’s new outdoor sports store. Free. Register.

Melanoma, the most serious skin cancer-A Yale discussion — Thursday, July 23, 6:30-8 p.m. Surgeons Sajid Khan and Shareef Jandali will provide an overview of skin cancer and the more severe form melanoma. Learn about screening, detection, surgical removal and reconstruction. Register. Free.

Teen summer reading continues — Track your reading online, and look at six activities and four book discussions in July and August. Details at the Children’s Desk.
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.

Lynne Lewis and Friends music — Friday, July 17, 10-11 a.m. Join Trumbull’s own Lynne Lewis and a special guest for an hour of music and fun. Drop in. All ages. .

Open craft tables — All ages. Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Drop in to our craft tables. Lots of supplies to make fun stuff, just right for all of our heroes. Free.

Caravan Puppets — The Lion and the Mouse. Monday, July 20, 11 a.m.-noon. Tales of heroes, folklore, history and our lives. Drop in. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Beginner sewing for ages 7-10 — Monday, July 20, 3-4 p.m. Learn basic hand sewing in this three-week basic sewing workshop. Week two: Make a simple stuffed animal. Follow a pattern to cut your pieces, learn the running stitch and how to sew on a button. Register; max 15.

Summer Toddler Time — Tuesday, July 21, 10-10:45 a.m. Toddlers 2 to 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.

Pre-school University-Summertime —Wednesday, July 22, 10-10:45 a.m. Pre-schoolers 4 to 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 — Grade 4-6. One Dog and His Boy, part 2. Wednesday, July 22, 4-4:45 p.m. This book will be discussed in two parts: Half today, and half on July 22. First 10 registrants get free copy. Refreshments. Free. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident. August club starts Aug. 12.

Summer Baby Bunch — Thursday, July 23, 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.
Fairchild Nichols Branch
Summer Baby — Monday, July 20, 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 20, 4-4:30 p.m. Book club for the child who is never without a book. Register. Space limited.

Making simple musical instruments — Ages 4-6. Tuesday, July 21, 4-4:30 p.m. Recycle common materials and turn them into musical instruments. Second of three sessions. Register; max. 12.

Drawing shape by shape — Ages 6-8. Wednesday, July 22, 11-11:30 a.m. Create cartoons using triangles, circles and squares. Drop in.

Storytime — Ages 2 1/2 to 3. Thursday, July 23, 11-11:30 a.m. Stories and paper plate character crafts. Drop in.

Toddler yoga — Ages 1-4. Thursday, July 23, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Join Jyothi for eight weeks of yoga. Parents are welcome to join their children as they learn postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation in a fun, age-appropriate setting with music. Mats not required. Register; max 10.

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