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
Friends’ of the Library Book Nook sale — Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sales are once a month from September through June. For information or to volunteer, call the library or get contact information at their website: the-friends-of-the-trumbull-library.com. 

How to Fund College without Going Broke — Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m..-12:15 p.m. Trumbull resident Mike Dailey’s excellent class covering how to plan for college expenses, including what it might cost, wise college choice, how to finance more than one child, and the best way to manage the expense. Includes a family financial run. Register. Free.

Romanticism in Opera — TLS Lecture Series Spring 2015. Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Beautiful and emotional stories such as Massenet’s Werther and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet are prime examples of Romantic operas, and tonight excerpts will be heard and discussed. Presented by Dave Shafer, opera aficionado. Details online. Second of four lecture series events. Register with flyer in library; $5 each.

Teens: create a t-shirt bag — Thursday, April 16, 6-7 p.m. Learn basic hand sewing by making this useful and reusable bag. Use it to carry your library books. Bring an old t-shirt. Make sure any graphic is at least 6 inches below the neck. Sewing materials provided. Refreshments. Middle and high school. Register.
Children’s events 
Artistic entries on display — Throughout April for One Book-One Town 2015: Vegetable & Fruit Poetry contest for children and families.

Book tasting for grades 2-4 — Tuesday, April 14, 3-4 p.m. What is it? Children spend a little time reviewing and scoring items based upon first impressions — cover art, jacket description, etc. Afterward they will have a list of titles they are interested in reading. All can attend: reluctant and voracious readers. Will be fun for all and allow children to pick up titles that they would normally overlook. Bring your library card. Register.

The Day the Crayons Quit — Interactive workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer. Wednesday, April 15, 11-12:30 p.m. Become the crayons of this wildly popular and Nutmeg Nominee book. Trumbull children ages 5-8 are invited to register for this special hour and a half school vacation program. Register.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Workshop and games with Ingrid Schaeffer. Ages 9 and up. Wednesday, April 15, 1-3 p.m. Break week fun. Children can hunt for the Golden Ticket, try lickable wall paper and much more. Allergic children notify staff prior to workshop. Register.

The ‘Snow Sisters’ will be visiting the library — Thursday, April 16, 11 a.m.-noon. Singing, story and fun. Bring your cameras to take pictures with them after the show. Register. Space limited. Child or parent/caregiver Trumbull resident.
Fairchild Nichols Branch
Inchworms — Pre-walkers. Monday, April 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Lively stories, fingerplay, free play for ages birth-12 months. Drop in.

Butterflies — Walkers. Ages 12-30 months. Tuesday, April 14, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enjoy movement, songs, and stories for busy toddlers. Drop in.

Mini Artists — Ages 3-5. Wednesday, April 15, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Welcome all mini-artists to make wonderful projects that you can play with at home. Max. 15; register.

Story Scenes — Ages 6-8. Wednesday, April 15, 4-5 p.m. Come listen to a chapter-book story and participate in an ongoing craft. Max. 10; register.

Storytime — Ages 2 1/2-3. Thursday, April 16, 10:30-11 a.m. Listen to amazing stories, sing happy songs, and make beautiful fun crafts that you can take home. Drop in.

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