March can\u2019t come soon enough. At least for those residents who gobbled up Anthony Doerr\u2019s All the Light We Cannot See and are counting the days to the Trumbull Library\u2019s One Book, One Town program that will focus on the 2014 National Book Award winner. Similar to past schedules of the month-long event, this year\u2019s program will kick off with a debate between St. Joseph High School and Trumbull High School at the library\u2019s Quality Street location at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March. 2. \u201cIt kicks everything off,\u201d said \u00a0Jackie Carlino, the library\u2019s program coordinator. \u201cAnd the Yale debate team is there to judge, so that\u2019s exciting. \u201cIt\u2019s always the first event and it\u2019s always well attended,\u201d she added. \u201cAnd it gives the kids great experience to debate in front of professionals, which is an experience they wouldn\u2019t get anywhere else.\u201d The following day, Central Connecticut State University professor Amy Pozorski will discuss the book, which also won \u00a0the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Also on Thursday, March 3, registered residents will be able to take part in the program\u2019s first-ever, out-of-town field trip to the Neue Galarie in New York City. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1. \u201cThis will be the first time taking One Book, One Town out of Trumbull, which should be interesting,\u201d said , and Donna Soucy, the library\u2019s head of collections. \u201cWe\u2019re going down to 5th Avenue in the city to see real paintings that tie into the World War II theme of art stealing and depict what it was like to live during that time. \u2026 \u201cWe try to create something new every year,\u201d she added. \u201cThis will be the first time a bus trip, or a field trip, will be incorporated into our calendar.\u201d The field trip leaves at 7:30 a.m. Pizza and podcasting And that\u2019s only the first two days. Next up, on Friday, March 4, the library will host a screening of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as part of its family pizza and movie night that kicks off at 6 p.m. Over that first weekend, participants will be able to build a crystal radio at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5 and attend a demonstration from Horizon Wings about Birds of Prey at the main branch at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6. \u201cIn the book, the character builds a crystal radio \u2014 and that\u2019s a pivotal moment in the story \u2014 so we knew we wanted to build a program around that specifically,\u201d Carlino explained. Similar to the bus trip, registration for both the pizza party and the crystal radio event begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1. Touch tank Carlino stressed that the March schedule will draw in people who have read the book and people who haven\u2019t. Before the war, the novel\u2019s Paris-born protagonist, Marie-Laure, suffers from rapidly deteriorating eyesight before becoming blind due to cataracts at the age of 6. To engage with that topic from the book, the library will host a lecture featuring a braille expert, a touch tank from the Maritime Aquarium, and a seeing eye dog exhibit. The touch tank exhibit will be held at the main branch location from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5. \u201cBlindness is a challenge for Marie but it\u2019s never presented as a setback, and we wanted to engage with that part of the story and build some programs from that,\u201d Carlino explained. \u201cShe touches mollusks in the book, and that\u2019s where we got the idea for the touch tank,\u201d she said. Beyond the first weekend Too busy to make any of the opening week events? Have no fear, the library has plenty more in store the rest of the month, including Mineral Mania at the Fairchild-Nichols brand for ages five through 12 at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, and a performance from Eight to the Bar 40\u2019s Band at the main branch at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11. Trumbull High School will get into the mix Saturday, March 12, when it hosts a podcasting primer from 1 to 3 p.m. at the TCTV Studio. On that same date, Trumbull Nature and Arts Center gets involved with a miniature fantasy gardens exhibit that begins at 1 p.m. All these events require registration, which begins Monday, Feb. 1. History in review THS and TNAC aren\u2019t the only community organizations lending a hand to the program. The Trumbull Senior Center will host a History of Bridgeport\u2019s Ritz Ballroom at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Trumbull TV\u2019s Donna Girot presents Marie-Laure\u2019s Paris Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. A day later, Daniels Farm Elementary School will champion Sensitivity Day Read Aloud from 9 to 10 a.m. This event requires registration. French pastries and Guiding Eyes Rounding out the rest of the month is another movie screening \u2014 Woman in Gold \u2014 at the main branch at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, which will include French pastries that are made by THS culinary students. The following day, Saturday, March 26, there will be a geocaching event at Old Mine Part at 1 p.m. If residents can\u2019t make it out to the park, professor Hamish Lutris will give a lecture on Saint Malo at the Trumbull History Society at 2 p.m. Both of these events require registration. Final week Any arts-based community event wouldn\u2019t be complete without some live music, which musicians Nate Barnes and Marcus will provide for residents at the library\u2019s main branch at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Over the course of the final week, there will be a Braille demonstration and lecture at the library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, and a French soup luncheon and book discussion at noon Wednesday, March 23. The later event requires registration. With Good Friday and Easter taking up the final weekend, the last event of the month-long program will be a Guiding Eyes demonstration that will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. Social media and more information For those interested in participating in the library\u2019s Instagram contest, go to www.trumbullct-library.org for more information and make sure to tag all submitted photos #AnythingFrench. To register for events, call 203-452-5197 or visit the main branch location at 33 Quality Street or the Fairchild-Nichols Branch at 1718 Huntington Turnpike.