Upcoming events at the Trumbull libraries
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
Announcement — Welcome to Elaine Barrie, the new Managing Librarian at our Fairchild Nichols Memorial Branch. She comes from Warren Public Library, Warren, MA where she was Library Director. She has broad experience, working with adults, teens, and children-a good fit for the Branch.
Teen book discussion — Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30-7:15 p.m. It’s the zombie apocalypse and Benny Imura has lived in a protected enclave while his older brother has ventured out as a bounty hunter. This zombie story with heart won the 2013 Nutmeg Book Award. Middle and high schoolers. Register: First five get free copy. Pick up in Children’s.
How to Fund College without Going Broke — Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Trumbull resident Mike Dailey’s excellent class covering how to plan for college expenses. Program includes a family financial run. Details online. Registration required. Free.
Teens — Practice ACT exam by Kaplan. Saturday, Oct. 25, 12-4 p.m. If you are planning to take the ACT college entrance exam in December,, get familiar with what to expect with this free full-length timed practice exam presented by Kaplan TestPrep. All exam-takers will receive a phone call from Kaplan with test results and some tips and strategies to do better. Registration required.
Grand Central Station — New daytime fall lecture series-four lectures by local experts. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-noon. #4 GCS, led by Arthur N. Gottlieb. This Beaux Arts masterpiece remains one of New York’s landmarks. Details online, or in brochures. Attend any or all on Tuesdays in Oct. $5 fee each. Fill out registration form and return to the Library.
Clothesline Project Candlelight Vigil — Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. TLS 7th annual: Friday, Oct. 24-Friday Oct. 31, Bearing Witness and Raising Awareness. The clothesline display is a vehicle for anyone affected by violence and abuse to bear witness or express their emotions. Pick up a free T-shirt to decorate at the Main Library’s Circulation Desk. Leave it at a service desk in the Library, or you may hang your shirt yourself.
Upcoming — Art exhibition. The Great Minds Collection. Opening in November. Details online.
Pets Caught Reading contest — Voting ends Friday Oct. 31. Check out our furry friends ‘reading’ on Trumbull Library System’s Facebook page and vote by ‘liking’ your favorite entry before Oct. 31. Winner will be announced the week of Nov. 2. Details at the library.
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.
Storytime for 2’s — Tuesday, Oct. 28, 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. 28, 10:30-11 a.m., or Wednesday, Oct. 29, 9:30-10 a.m. Eye-catching books, fingerplays, music, and a themed craft make for a wonderful learning experience for our young pre-readers and their caregivers. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.
4- and 5-year-old storytime — Tuesday, Oct. 28, 11-11:30 a.m. Sharing books, songs, and making a craft has never been so much fun. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident. Register.
Baby Café — 6 months to 2 years. Wednesday, Oct. 29 or Thursday, Oct. 30, 11-11:30 a.m. Baby’s first introduction to the library. Expect a jam-packed session of rhythm and rhymes guaranteed to enchant. Caregiver or child Trumbull resident. Drop in.
Fairchild Nichols Branch
Halloween Happenings — Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-noon. The whole family is invited for some shivery stories, pumpkin crafts, spooky music, and more. Costumes encouraged but not required. All ages. Register. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident.
Inchworms — Baby storytime Monday, Oct. 27, 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.
Butterflies — Storytime Tuesday, Oct. 29, 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.
Mini artists — Wednesday, Oct. 29, 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.
Storytime for 2 1/2 to 3-year-olds — Thursday, Oct. 30, 10:30-11 a.m. Join us for fun stories, songs and a basic craft. Drop in; but max. 15. Trumbull residents.
Check out trumbullct-library.org, to see upcoming events from the home page, and register online.