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Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration

earth day

You can make a difference! Bring the family to Fairfield Warde High School this Saturday, April 26 from 10 am – 4 pm and experience Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration! The Fairfield Public Library is one of this year’s many exhibitors, so be sure to find the Library’s table and create a beautiful collage from recycled materials.   Other fun things to do include: Touch… a life size replica of the Gustave Whitehead Aircraft Taste…delicious food samples Listen… Read More

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hurray for spring

“April Showers Bring May Flowers.” We have all heard this rhyme at some point, usually having been taught it at an early age by our parents or teachers. The saying may be traced back to the mid 1500’s as found as a short poem and earlier use may have existed. April is traditionally a very rainy month, but gives way to the month of May, when flowers bloom because of the water provided to them by… Read More

Cat Says Meow and other an.i.mal.o.poe.ia

Cat Says Meow

 Michael Arndt is an award winning graphic designer whose love of animals and typography inspired this visually stunning picturebook. There are 25 animals represented that look the same as they sound. Dog says woof, pig says oink, and cow says moo…Kids and parents will delight in discovering the ways in which the letters spell out each animals sounds in the colorful illustrations. This creative and entertaining book will help children learn colors, sounds, shapes and design.… Read More

Got Pancakes?

from maple trees to maple syrup

Did you know it takes 40 gallons of sap from a sugar maple tree to make just 1 gallon of maple syrup?   Connecticut’s maple sugaring season is finally underway, and there are dozens of maple sugar shacks across the state ready to show families how the sap is tapped, collected, boiled and turned into tasty maple syrup. View a complete list of CT sugarhouses here and get ready for a sweet road trip! If you bring home some local CT maple syrup, try… Read More

Moon Story Time @ the Branch

Papa get the moon for me

Story time update from Miss Diane: BURR!  What a snowy, icy winter this has been!  But, we have been warm and busy during story time at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library. This week we watched a snowman melt right in front of our eyes, and we watched the moon  change size!! A special treasure from our library collection which I read during Moonlight  Story Time is “Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me,” by Eric Carle.  The children… Read More

Rainbow Loomers: Show us your skills!

rainbow loom 2

Love to loom? Bring your loom and bands, grab a friend if you like, and come create at the Libraries.  Middle school students will offer design tips to younger loomers at both locations. These are peer-led events; no formal instruction will be provided. Starbursts! will meet in the Children’s Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road on Tuesdays, February 25 and March 25 from 4:15-5:30 pm.  Showcase new designs, share skills and hang out.… Read More

Groundhog Day is Coming: Will he see his shadow?

punx phil

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog resident of Punxsutawney  Pennsylvania, emerges from his dwelling in Gobblersknob on February 2. Residents celebrate the beloved groundhog with a festive atmosphere of music and food. The folklore has been around since the 1800’s. If “Phil” sees no shadow, it means there will be an early Spring, but if he sees his shadow it means there will be six more weeks of Winter on the way. Brrr-let’s hope he sees his shadow!… Read More

And the Winners are…..!

locomotive

Just announced! 2014 Newbery Medal winner: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, written by Kate DiCamillo and published by Candlewick Press.  The 2014 Newbery Honor Books are: Doll Bones by Holly Black; The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes;  One Came Home by Amy Timberlake, and Paperboy by Vince Vawter. School Library Journal recommends Flora & Ulysses for children in grades 4-6, stating, “Flora, obsessed with superhero comics, immediately recognizes and gives her wholehearted support to… Read More