Dec 23

The Happiest of Holidays 2016

The library will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2015 at 6 pm and all day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday as we celebrate with our friends and family. We will return to the building on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 9 am.

While our physical doors are closed, take some time to discover our digital resources available 24/7 from home or on the road. All you need is your computer, tablet or phone, an Internet connection and a valid Fairfield Public Library card. Discover

hoopla for streaming movies, television shows, music, ebooks, comics, and audiobooks
Lynda.com for learning
Zinio for e-magazines
Overdrive for e-books and e-audiobooks
Freegal for digital music
Databases for research (including Consumer Reports online)

Dec 31

New Year’s Eve Classics

hitchcock silhouetteNew Year’s Eve is the perfect night to queue up some great classic film and steer clear of the maddening partying crowds. Our suggestion for you this year is ring in 2016 with Alfred Hitchcock. And why stop with one? Why not have a double feature or a marathon? We have 33 of Hitch’s films on DVD at the library.

Refresh your memory with two great Hitchcock film lists and an online exposition,
Indiewire’s Alfred Hitchcock’s Top 25 Films, Ranked.
The Telegraph’s From Topaz to Psycho: top 52 Hitchcock films.
Explore all things Hitchcock at the British Film Institute.

Find Alfred Hitchcock films on DVD in our library catalog.

 

Dec 28

Holiday TV Binging

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The holidays are the perfect time to cuddle up with a full season of your favorite television series, or check out a brand-new series you’ve been hearing great things about. The library has a large selection of television on DVD – it’s a huge circulation item for us. Some of the smaller British series are found at Fairfield Woods who are focusing on British television. Here’s a recent list to get you started:

American Horror Story Season 4
Better Call Saul Season 1
Big Bang Theory Season 8
Doc Martin Season 7
Empire Season 1
Getting On Season 2
Gotham Season 1
Grey’s Anatomy Season 11
Hannibal Season 3
Helix Season 2
Homeland Season 4
How to Get Away with Murder Season 1
Indian Summers Season 1
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Season 1
Leftovers Season 1
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 3
Murdoch Mysteries Season 8
NCIS Season 12
New Girl Season 4
Nurse Jackie Season 7
Outlander Season 1
Scandal Season 4
Supernatural Season 10
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 1
The Good Wife Season 6
The Peaky Blinders Season 1
The Returned Season 1
Under the Dome Season 3
Vicious Season 2
Vikings Season 3

 

 

Dec 24

Happy Holidays

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The library will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 5 pm and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as we celebrate Christmas with our friends and family. While our physical doors are closed, take some time to discover our digital resources available 24/7 from home or on the road. All you need is your computer, tablet or phone, an Internet connection and a valid Fairfield Public Library card. Discover

hoopla for streaming movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks
Zinio for e-magazines
Overdrive for e-books and e-audiobooks
Freegal for digital music
Databases for research (including Consumer Reports online)

Dec 30

Happy New Year

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It’s going to be cold outside this New Year’s Eve here in Fairfield. Why not stay in and catch up with some great films from 2014? We are open until 5pm on Wednesday, December 31st. Our Express DVD section has popular and critically acclaimed titles from the past six months. If you need help, here is a list compiled from several end of the year favorite film lists. Copies of all of these films are in our catalog:

Best of 2014: (selections from Indiewire, Wired, Rolling Stone, Metacritic, and The Atlantic)
7 Boxes
A Most Wanted Man
Alan Partridge
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Chef
Child’s Pose
Cold in July
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dear White People
Enemy (2014)
Ernest & Célestine
The Fault in Our Stars
Finding Vivian Maier
Frank
Gloria
Godzilla
Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ida
Joe (2014)
Jodorworsky’s Dune
Lego Movie
Le Weekend
Locke
The Lunchbox
Neighbors
Noah
The Normal Heart
Omar
Only Lovers Left Alive
Pride
The Skeleton Twins
Snowpiercer
Tim’s Vermeer
Venus in Fur
We are the Best!

If you’d rather stream – our new service hoopla is here to help. All you need is a valid Fairfield Public Library card and you’re good to go. Sign up at hoopladigital.com.

Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy new year.

Dec 18

Throwback Thursday: Christmas in Connecticut

christmas in connecticutWhat else could we possibly feature as a Throwback Thursday film the week before Christmas other than the warm and wonderful Barbara Stanwyck classic, Christmas in Connecticut. Stanwyck stars with Dennis Morgan in a tale of mistaken identity. Stanwyck’s character Elizabeth Lane is a Martha Stewart type journalist who poses as a married suburban woman when in fact she is single and lives in NYC. An invite for a war hero (Morgan’s handsome Jefferson Jones) from the publisher to her Connecticut home turns into madcap bedlam as Morgan falls for the “married” woman. Not to be missed is the supporting performance from S.Z. Sakall as the wacky Uncle Felix who is the real mastermind behind Elizabeth’s skills. As with most films from the 1940’s, this concludes with a very happy ending. Christmas in Connecticut is a must-see for anyone interested in warm-hearted classic holiday films and an absolute must-see for those of us living in the nutmeg state.

Find Christmas in Connecticut in our library catalog.