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
Coastal Chordsmen Holiday Concert — Friday, Dec. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Back by popular demand. This Trumbull-based men’s barbershop chorus entertains audiences all over New England with their high energy harmony. Free. Register.

Book Club for grades 6 and up — The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5:30-6:15 p.m. After Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the Junk Man he is assigned to do community service . . . working for the Junk Man. He discovers there's something amazing and special about his boss. Note time change. Register; First 15 get copy. Discussion, snacks and activity.

The Queen of England’s jewels — Mallett Foundation Fall/Winter Lecture Series. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. Museum guide Patricia Carr shows the royal family’s collection of jewelry, highlighted by slides of the same piece worn by queens from Queen Victoria through to Elizabeth II. Hear some of the fascinating stories about this and other beautiful pieces. Details online. Free. Register.
Children’s Events
Book discussion and activity — Lost in the Sun, by Lisa Graff. Grades 4-6. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Sixth grader, Trent struggles with a past traumatic event; he befriends outcast Fallon, who has a mysterious scar on her face. Together they learn that fresh starts are often not easy. Join us for discussion, activity, and snacks. Note time change. Register; first 15 get copy in Children’s.

Be on the lookout for Noon Years Eve — Saturday, Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us for this family party event and children can count down to NOON. Free. Register.
Fairchild Nichols Branch
Art buffet — All ages. Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Looking for some free and relaxing art time for the whole family? We'll have finger paints, watercolors, chalk, markers and artists' paper; you bring the creativity. Make something for yourself or as a gift. Free. Register.

Ozobot Robots — Ages 7-12. Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-noon. Try out the Ozobot robots at Creators' Corner: They fit in the palm of your hand and follow paths that you create for them. Free. Register.

Caterpillars storytime — Birth to 12 months. Monday, Dec. 12, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Attention all wiggly caterpillars. Join us for a fun morning storytime where we will enjoy gentle songs, stories, puppets, and more. Drop in.

Butterflies storytime — Ages 1-2 years. Monday, Dec. 12, 11-11:30 a.m. It’s time for your little toddler to turn into a social butterfly. Children will enjoy this fun morning storytime with music and puppets. Drop in.

Creators' Corner 3D printer — Drop Ins. Monday, Dec. 12, 3:30-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:45-5 p.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3-5:30 p.m. Learn about the 3D printer by observing a demonstration or trying it out for yourself in a guided hands-on learning experience. Free.

DIY common home projects — Teens and Adults. Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. Would you like to know how to repair a lamp, hang pictures and bookshelves, or fix your toilet? This class will show you how to successfully complete common home projects. Free. Register.

Storytime 2 1/2 to 3s — Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30-11 a.m. Come join us for storytime. We'll read stories and create some fun art to take home. Drop in.

WWI to WWII History Series — Adults and teens. #4 of 4. The Strategic Significance of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The 75th anniversary. Japan's rise as an imperialist power; Britain’s decline vs. U.S. strength in the Pacific; and much more. Details on talk and historian Mark Albertson online. Free. Co-sponsored by the branch and the Trumbull Senior Center, where #4 will be held. 23 Priscilla Place. Register at the Center, 203-452- 5199.

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