In the Spotlight
In celebration of the eleventh annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Fairfield’s First Selectman, Mike Tetreau, has officially proclaimed October 16 through 22 Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Week in the Town of Fairfield, and encourages all Fairfield residents and elected officials who are not already members of The Friends to join at this time. Copies of the signed proclamation will be on display at the Main and Fairfield Woods Branch Libraries throughout the week.
Karen Ronald, Fairfield’s Town Librarian says, “Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library for 13 years of making our great library even greater! The Friends provide support so we can provide special programs and services we could not offer to the community without their generosity.”
On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, The Friends held their Annual Membership Meeting at The Fairfield Public Library,
at which time the 2016-2017 Board of Directors were installed.
The Friends welcome new Board Members Linda Gabriele, Lori Gresham, Jennifer Butler and Jacqui Coghlan.
Thank you to our guest speaker, author Wendy Walker, for her riveting discussion of memory science and her new book, All Is Not Forgotten.
And thanks, as always, to The Fairfield University Bookstore for selling copies of Wendy’s book at the event.
Click here to see photos of the event!
Thank you to all of the amazing women who attended our 7th Annual Literary Luncheon, and to The Patterson Club for, once again, hosting us!
Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed goods and services for the event: B Good Restaurant; Bigelow Tea; Cari Miller Photograhpy; Centro Restaurant; Chef’s Table; Cinch; Danielle Sharp; Dee Skott; Delamar Hotel; Donna Fallacaro; Donna Orazio; D’Valda & Sirico Dance & Music Center; Elements Massage; Embody Wellness Co.; Fairfield Cheese Company; Fairfield Theatre Company; Fairfield YMCA; Flash Pointe Dance; FPL Librarians; Freshii; Harry’s Wine and Liquors; IMedcenter; J Albert Johnson; Jenn DelAngelo; Jersey Mike’s Subs; K.C. Salon & Co.; Kiraku; Kumon Math & Reading Center; La Moda; Margo Kaminsky; Mary Misevich; Mathnasium; Mica DeSantis; Mike’s Pizza; Mille Rae’s; Moe’s Southwestern Grill; KEEP Collective – Natalie Kroft; Penney Parkes – Pampered Chef; Plan B Burger Bar; Pure Barre of Fairfield; Reading With Robin; Sound Runner; Studio on Main Salon; Subway; Sue Siano; Tennis Spot; Tessa Smith McGovern; Adventure Park @ The Discovery Museum; The Maritime Aquarium; and Your Key to College.
Special shout outs to Kyle McCarthy and Jacqui Coghlan for their raffle basket magic, and to Erica Green for the beautiful calla lily centerpieces.
We are truly lucky to have The Fairfield University Bookstore oversee booksales for our events, and are indebted to Craig Kennedy and Nancy Quinn for doing such an amazing job!
Each year, Regina Madwed of CapitolPhoto Interactive captures the spirit and images of our luncheon and then gracefully shares her beautiful photographs with our attendees. Thank you Regina! See this event’s photos here!
Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our Special Guest, Anna Quindlen, for sharing her time, wisdom and writing with us here in Fairfield, CT last week.
Thank you to the 45 donors who made a contribution to the Friends’ during last Thursday’s Giving Day! Together we raised $2,133 in 24 hours!!
Now at the Kershner Gallery
The public is invited to a reception in the Kershner Gallery for “Nature Transformed”, a show of the art of Caryl Stern, Amy Bock, and Clyde Watson on October 8 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The artists will talk about their work at 5:30 pm. The show runs from October 1 to November 13.
In connection with the tenth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Fairfield’s First Selectman, Mike Tetreau, has officially proclaimed October 18 through 24, 2015 as Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Week in the Town of Fairfield, and encourages all Fairfield residents and elected officials who are not already members of The Friends to join at this time. Copies of the signed proclamation will be on display at the Main and Fairfield Woods Libraries throughout the week.
On Thursday, September 3, 2015, The Friends held their Annual Membership Meeting at The Fairfield Public Library, at which time the 2015-2016 Board of Directors were installed.
Thank you to Christy Colasurdo and Analiese Paik for their informative and inspiring presentation and discussion. Thank you also to Fairfield Cheese Company for providing a scrumptious cheese platter. And thanks, as always, to The Fairfield University Bookstore for selling copies of Christy’s book, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook.
The Friends recently purchased a new curbside bookdrop for the Main Library
The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library welcomed Emily Liebert, author of When We Fall, as the guest speaker at their Annual Meeting of the general membership on Thursday, September 4, 2014. For more information about Emily, please visit http://www.emilyliebert.com.
Buy a Bookplate
The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are now offering a great opportunity to honor or remember a loved one, and at the the same time benefit our library community. For a tax deductible donation of $25 (minimum), the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will place a bookplate in a new book to be added to the Library’s collection.
The bookplate will bear your name and that of the individual or the group you wish to recognize. You will receive an acknowledgment, and a card will be sent to the honoree or family. Use it for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, in memory of, in honor of, or just because…
The Friends have recently committed additional funding to the library’s museum pass program – here’s a recent patron experience:
“A quick note to let you know that I had a great time in NYC on Tuesday afternoon thanks in large part to the Friends. The pass to the Frick Collection is a membership card, so I was able to directly enter the “Masterpieces of Dutch Art” exhibit. It was cold and damp, and there was a fairly long line outside, so being a member with privileges was especially sweet. I’d picked up a copy of Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” when I was in the library and read it on the train to complete the experience. I’m looking forward to using the Frick card again after the exhibit is closed and the building returns to its silent, empty state.”
To enhance the partnership between the Fairfield Public Library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all of the people of the Town of Fairfield.
To maintain an association of persons interested in the Library:
a) To foster closer relations between the Fairfield Public Library and the community of the Town of Fairfield;
b) To focus public attention in a positive manner on library services, facilities, resources, functions, and needs;
c) To help promote the use and enjoyment of the Library as a center for lifelong learning and a community hub;
d) To foster public support and aid in the raising of supplemental funds for necessary development of the Library to serve the community;
e) To support services, programs and events for the community that are compatible with the Library’s policies and objectives.
Margo Kaminsky, President: 2016-2018
Bill Hopf, Vice-President: 2016-2018
Debby Zieff, Treasurer: 2015-2017
Leann Ratner, Secretary: 2016-2018
Donna Woods Orazio, Member-at-Large: 2016-2018
Helen D’Avanzo, Member-at-Large: 2015-2017
Anita Taylor, Member-at-Large: 2015-2017
Liz Tardif, Member-at-Large: 2016-2018
Eleanor Gonzalez, Member-at-Large: 2016-2018
Suzanne Siano, Member-at-Large: 2015-2017
Mary Misevich, Member-at-Large: 2016-2018
Linda Gabriele, Member-at-Large: 2016-2018
Lori Gresham, Member-at-Large: 2016-2018
Jennifer Butler, Member-at-Large: 2016-2018
Jacqui Coghlan, Member-at-Large: 2016-2018
Annual Membership contributions help support supplemental programs and services for the library. Find more information with the Friends’ Brochure.
Friends may join at one of several levels:
|Sponsorships||$250-$499||$500-$999||$1000-$2499||$2500-$4999||$5000 and above|
Members joining at the sponsorship level may direct their contribution towards the support of either Bruce S. Kershner Gallery Exhibits (Art Sponsor); Soundwaves Concerts (Music Sponsor); or the One Book, One Town Program (Book Sponsor).
The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
New members are always welcome.
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Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!
For more information, download the Friends’ brochure.