In 10 days…

This pup is hoping for a classic OBOT season…

Happy New Year! We’re a day a way from 2017, and that means it’s almost here: The big reveal of the 2017 One Book One Town books! Can you guess what titles we’ll be sharing as a community this Winter? Here’s another hint:

One of our books was published in September 2016. The other will be published in late December 2016.

What could they be…? If you think you know, share your thoughts in the comments!

In 20 Days…

Hedgehog: unofficial One Book One Town patronus

The days are counting down until the reveal of our tenth-anniversary One Book One Town title announcement! Can you guess what they (!) will be? Here’s another hint, for those of you playing along:

One of our books has a blue cover, and the other has a red cover.

Take you guesses below in the comments, and have a fantastic holiday season filled with joy and books, of course!

Thank You, Jon Ronson! Thank you, Fairfield!

What a wonderful evening! Our One Book One Town signature event was last night at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Those who were in attendance were treated to something very, very special: an entertaining and thought-provoking discussion on the most timely of subjects.

Jon Ronson

Thank you to all who attended. We hope you were as dazzled by Mr. Ronson as we were.

Special thanks must go out to The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library, who not only generously support the library all year long, but act as the primary funders of the One Book One Town initiative. We also thank our individual sponsors:

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This was our ninth One Book One Town event and it is easily one of our favorite things is getting to work with our wonderful community partners, including the Pequot Library, the Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield Public Schools, our gracious hosts at Fairfield University and the unbelievably patient and professional staff at the Quick Center, and our friends at the Fairfield University Bookstore.

Finally, this event is a true reflection of the passion and commitment of the staff at our public libraries, who work tirelessly every day to connect the community with ideas, opportunities and the wider world.  What an amazing team!

And we’re not done yet! There are still several events to come in this season, including our new Continue the Conversation sessions tomorrow at 1 PM (Woods) and 7 PM (Main), a special viewing of TED Talks on Friday, the last installment of our Film Series on Sunday, and the Writer’s Contest reading on March 16th. We hope you’ll join us!

We hope to see you in one year for our tenth One Book One Town event. Our selection process will begin early this summer. As always, please do share your thoughts and suggestions as we carry on this wonderful tradition of honoring the readers and thinkers of Fairfield!