Upcoming events at the Trumbull libraries

Main Library
Monday-Thursday, 9-8
Friday and Saturday, 9-5
Sunday, 1-5
Fairchild Nichols Memorial Branch
Monday and Wednesday, 10-8
Tuesday and Thursday, 10-5
Saturday, 10-2

Teens: New SAT, ACT or PSAT practice tests — Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Prepare to take the SAT, PSAT, or the ACT. There have been changes to the SAT that will affect the Class of 2017. Take a free test to familiarize yourself. They are proctored and timed, which is good experience. Grades 7-12. Led by C2 Education Center of Fairfield. Register. Free.

Parents: New SAT, ACT and PSAT info for parents — Saturday, April 16, 10-11 a.m. Get information and ask questions, while your child is taking a practice exam. C2 Education Center describes important details on the new SAT, and the PSAT and ACT as well. Q&A. Register. Free.

Magic show — Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. The International Brotherhood of Magicians presents some of CT’s best professional and amateur magicians, for a family-friendly, magical event. Admission $10; proceeds benefit TLS and IBM Magicians.

Teens and parents — Is Community College a Good Choice for You? Monday, April 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Bernard Shea, assistant director of admissions for Housatonic Community College discusses the benefits of enrolling in a 2-year community college for the first year or two of college education. Join us for this program relevant to high school students and their parents. Free. Register.

Live or Let Live: Can Ethics Help? — Spring Lecture Series, #3. Tuesday, April 18, 10 a.m.-noon. Look at a real case of life and death, and after becoming familiar with some ethical theory, launch into an investigation and make some ethical judgements. Presenter Mark A. Horton, D. Min., Ph.D. is a lecturer in Humanities/ Philosophy and an ordained minister. 3rd of 4 lectures in April Details online. $5 per lecture. Register.

Book club for grades 6 and up — When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Kimberly Holt. Wednesday, April 20, 5-5:45 p.m. Nothing exciting ever happens in Toby's town, until Zachary arrives to stir things up. How do the students decide it’s weird, staring at someone because he looks different? This wonderful book is still relevant. Details online. Join us for discussion, activity, and snack. Register; 1st 12 registrants get free copy.

Maximizing your retirement — AAA Social Security workshop. Thursday, April 21, 6-8 p.m. Get advice about developing a sound plan to ensure that your money lasts. Avoid common mistakes made by most retirees, as and learn to dodge pitfalls and protect assets from a long-term illness. Details online. Free. Register.

Children’s events
Music for little superstars — Saturday, April 16, 10-10:45 a.m. Trumbull toddlers and preschoolers are invited to attend a special program of music and movement with Al de Cant. Drop in.

Preschool University for 4's and 5's — Monday, April 18, 10-10:45 a.m. and Thursday, April 21, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Preschoolers will practice the skills needed for kindergarten all while having fun with this new story time format. Drop in. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Toddler Time for 2's and 3's — Tuesday, April 19, 10-10:45 a.m. or Wednesday, April 20, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Toddlers will explore learning stations, music and movement, and great stories in our new story time format. Drop in. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Baby Café — Birth thru age 2. Wednesday, April 20 or Thursday, April 21, 11-11:30 a.m. Baby's first introduction to the library. Babies and caregivers can expect a jam-packed session of rhythm and rhymes guaranteed to enchant our littlest explorers. Drop in. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.

Book discussion and activity — Skellig, by David Almond. Grades 4-6. Wednesday, April 20, 4-4:45 p.m. Unhappy about the illness and chaos in his life, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is like a bird and like an angel … Almond, Carnegie, and Whitbread Book awards winner. First 15 registrants get free copy. Register.

Fairchild Nichols Branch
Sidewalk chalk-a-thon — Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebrate National Library Week with us. Use outdoor chalk (provided by the library) to decorate the library sidewalk. In the event of rainy weather, the chalk-a-thon will be held in the children's room. Drop in.

Creators' Corner 3D Printer — Drop in. Saturday, April 16, noon-2 p.m.; Monday, April 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m; Tuesday, April 19, 3-4:30 p.m; Wednesday, Apri  20, 3-6 p.m; and Thursday, April 21, 3-4:30 p.m.  Learn about the branch’s 3D printer by observing a demonstration or trying it out for yourself in a guided hands-on learning experience. Stop by.

Caterpillars storytime — Monday, April 18, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Attention all wiggly caterpillars. Babies from birth to 12 months are invited to join us for a fun morning storytime. We will enjoy gentle songs, stories, puppets, and more. Drop in.

Butterflies storytime — Monday, April 18, 11-11:30 a.m. It’s time for your little toddler to turn into a social butterfly. Children ages 1 to 2 years old will enjoy this fun morning storytime with music and puppets. Drop in.

Art explorers — Ages 8-11. Monday, April 18, 4-5 p.m. Kids will explore different kinds of art materials  every week and have their works of art displayed in the library. Register.

Storytime — Ages 2 1/2 -3. Wednesday, April 20, 10:30-11 a.m. Come join us for storytime. We'll read stories and create some fun art. Drop in.

How to use the library — For teens and adults. Wednesday, April 20, 6-7 p.m. In this interactive session, Shayna will teach you library rules, how to find materials, and introduce resources you might not know are available from e-books, and consumer information to how to request a book purchase. Free. Register.

Mini artists — Ages 3-5. Thursday, April 21, 10:30-11 a.m. Welcome, mini artists. In this art class, you'll get to make wonderful projects that you can take home. Register.

Toddler yoga with Jyothi — Ages 1-4. Thursday, April 21, 11:30 a.m.-noon. 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 for each session; max. 10.

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