Upcoming events at the Trumbull libraries
Friday and Saturday, 9-5
OPEN SUNDAYS 1-5
Fairchild Nichols Memorial Branch
Monday and Wednesday, 10-8
Tuesday and Thursday, 10-5
Tickets are on sale now for A Taste of Trumbull fund-raising event — at the Main Library, Sunday, Nov. 6, 5-7 p.m. A Taste of Trumbull will feature Jazz Pianist Steve Moran. It also will highlight local restaurants’ fare. Tickets are $25/single, $40/couple. Proceeds to benefit Teen Center at the Main Library.
Cupcake Wars — Part 2. Middle and high school. Saturday, Sept. 17, 3-4:30 p.m. Cupcake decorating workshop returns. You will be given three naked cupcakes, three themes, and all the decorating materials to create the best cupcake. Register; max. 15.
Blue Sky Band — Sunday Concert Series. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-3:30 p.m. Join us for the kick-off Sunday concert. The Blue Sky Band plays fan favorites and deeper cuts from the ’60s and ’70s, with genres that include folk, swing, and pop. Details online. Register.
Digital Downloads: Overdrive and Zinio demo — Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Lecture/demonstration of the Overdrive system for downloading ebooks, audiobooks, periodicals and live streaming of video as well as how to download magazines from the Zinio system. Staff member Mary Rogers will show how to search the Overdrive system and how easy it is to download each to your device. Trumbull residents. Register.
Book discussion for grades 6 and up — Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, by Matthew Dicks. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5-5:45 p.m. Max has Asperger’s Syndrome, but most just say he’s ‘on the spectrum’. Max’s imaginary friend Budo protects him from schoolyard bullies, uncomfortable situations and more. An unusual and heartwarming story told from Budo’s point of view. Join us for a lively discussion, activity, and snacks. Register. First 15 get a copy.
Toddler Time for 2’s and 3’s — Monday, Sept. 19 or Wednesday, Sept. 21, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Toddlers will explore learning stations, music and movement, and great stories in our new storytime format. Child or caregiver Trumbull resident. Register.
Preschool University for 4’s and 5’s — Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11-11:45 a.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.
Baby Café — Birth thru age 2. Wednesday, Sept. 21 or Thursday, Sept. 22, 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 — The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, by Dana Alison. Grades 4-6. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4-4:45 p.m. The adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor. Join us for a lively discussion, an activity, and snacks. Register; first 15 registrants get free copy.
Fairchild Nichols Branch
Drop-in craft — All Ages. Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fun crafts to do in the Children’s room. Drop in.
Creators’ Corner 3D printer — Drop-ins. Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 19, 3:30-6 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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.
Parent/Child Book Group — Monday, Sept. 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Connect with your child by reading books together in our monthly book club for kids (grades 4-6) and parent/caregivers. This month: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm. Can a strange, gawky teenager be Ellie’s mad scientist Grandpa appearing after discovering eternal youth? Register once for you and your child; first 10 pairs get free copy.
Storytime 2 1/2 to 3’s — Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:30-11 a.m. Come join us for storytime. We’ll read stories and create some fun art to take home. Drop in.
Maintaining and tuning up your PC — Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Creators’ Corner presents everything you need to know to keep your computer secure, free of viruses and operating at its optimal level. Q & A after. For teens and adults. Free. Register.
Toddler yoga with Jyothi — Ages 1-4. Thursday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Jyothi and yoga for toddlers. Parents are welcome to join their children. Children will learn postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation in a fun, age-appropriate setting with a supportive musical playlist. Mats not required. Registration required; max. 10 in each class.
Check out our website at trumbullct-library.org, to see details on upcoming events from the home page, and register online.