Friends of Fairfield Public Library

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In the Spotlight


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Join the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library
For a Ladies’ Literary Luncheon
Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 12-2pm
At The Patterson Club
1118 Cross Highway
Fairfield, CT 06824

Special guest, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Marlo Thomas

Tickets are $60 per person and include lunch, dessert and a glass of wine. Reservations are required, and can be made by contacting Danielle Sharp at dsharp@fplct.org, or (203) 912-5963.

Purchase tickets online now!


golf    Mini Golf Thanks!


The Second Annual Friends Classic Mini-Golf Extravaganza was a huge success!!! Thank you to everyone who came to play mini-golf inside the Branch Library on March 2nd, and to Super Duper Weenie for feeding the masses!

A TREMENDOUS THANK YOU to all of our Sponsors: Maxim Group; Giant Steps; Jorge Rivera; Fairfield County Orthodontics, LLC; Cinch; Jennifer Butler; Fairfield Cheese Company; RD Weiss Companies; State Farm-Mark Otterson Agency; Rings End; My Gym; DoJo Fairfield; Kumon Math & Reading Centers; Fidelity Charitable; Elements Massage; Colony Grill; Superior Cleaners; Wash Tub Laundry; The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center; Green & Gross, PC; Fabricare Cleaners; Pediatric Heathcare Associates; Leann Ratner; Nicole Farrell; The Orazio Family; Khorshed Randeria; The Ratner Family; The Skott Family; The Zieff Family; The Gonzalez Family; The Siano Family; The D’Avanzo Family and The Beckwith Family.

MANY MANY THANKS to all of the Donors as well: Anita Taylor; Anne Koth; Athletic Shoe Factory; Barcelona; Batting Cage; Bety Blake; Bigelow Tea; Billy’s Bakery; Body Matrix; Chips Restaurant; Circle Diner; Cleopatra Nails; Country Cow; DoJo of Fairfield; Einstein Bagels; Elements Massage; Fairfield Cinemas; Fairfield Fire Department; Fairfield Police Department; Fairfield University Bookstore; Flash Pointe Dance; Flipside; Frame and Save; Ganim’s Gardent Center; Bridgeport Bluefish; Glass & Braus Attorneys at Law; Hair Company; Hands on Pottery; ISA Salon; Kumon Math & Reading; Margo Kaminsky; Massage Envy; Panera Bread; Paper Source; Pepe’s Pizza; Pizza Palace; Posters Arts & Crafts; Primo Pizza; Robbie’s Pack; Qdoba Mexican Grill; School of Rock; Skott Family; Spash Car Wash; Staples; Steffano’s Pizza; Steve DeMasco’s Kung Fu; Tennis Spot; Total Look Salons; Trader Joe’s; Tumble Jungle; Tutto; Vineyard Vines; Yellow Moon and Zen Ride.

Click here to see photos from our 2nd Annual Golf Fundraiser at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library!

Also: See images from our 1st Annual Mini Golf Fundraiser at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library!


friends_donationThe 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.”


The well-attended Friends’ 10th annual meeting was held on September 19th.  During the meeting, the slate of officers for 2013-2014 was presented and approved; the Friends’ history was highlighted, and a presentation was made to Karen Ronald in honor the Friends’ 10th anniversary. The gift will be used to purchase museum passes for use by Library patrons.  The Library maintains over 40 passes to regional museums including the Beardsley Zoo, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.  Following the business meeting, author Deborah Henry, a Friends’ member and Fairfield resident, was the guest presenter.  She talked about researching her book, The Whipping Club and answered questions.  Refreshments and good conversation rounded out the evening.    Thank you to all, past and present, who share in some way, history with the Friends.

Photos from The Friends’ 10th Annual Meeting:

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artpaletteNow at the Kershner Gallery

The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library will have a Reception for “Double Take”, a photo and fiber group show, on Saturday, January 11 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The artists will talk about their work at 5:30 pm. The show features the work of members of Sisters in Cloth and will run from January 5 to February 23. Read more…


It was a great event Tuesday, June 11th to kick off Steve Berry’s book tour for The King’s Deception here in Fairfield!!! Thank you to Mike Lauterborn and Fairfield HamletHub; Jennifer Schonbrunn Hinkle and The Fairfield Museum & History Center; Rachel Keleher & Falcon’s Nest @ FLHS; Mo’s Wine & Spirits; and the entire Board of Directors of The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library!!! Happy 10th Anniversary to THE FRIENDS!!!

See photos of the Friends’ Steve Berry event on June 11, 2013.


Thank you to all the fabulous women who attended The Friends’ 4th Annual Literary Luncheon at The Patterson Club!!!

Be sure to view the photo album from the event, with amazing pictures taken by Regina Madwed of Capitol PhotoInteractive – thank you, Regina!

We are so grateful to our event sponsors: Title Sponsor, Jorge Rivera; Gold Sponsors, Jody Foote and James & Donna Woods Orazio; and Silver Sponsors, Khorshed Randeria, Diane Melish Landscape Design & Gardening, and The Plumed Serpent Bridal.

In addition, the generosity of the following contributors helped to make the event a huge success: Adventure Park @ The Discovery Museum; Michelle Beckwith; Betty Blake; Bigelow Tea; Jennifer Butler; Creative Company Salon & Spa; David Emberling Studio; Colleen Dean; Jennifer DelAngelo of Caramel Studios & NuSkin; Henry DelAngleo and Your Key to College; Fairfield County Orthodontics; Fairfield Public Library; Fairfield University Bookstore; Fairfield YMCA; Marie Filippone; Get In Shape For Women; Erica Green; Hansen’s Flowers; Jen Hinkle; Margo Kaminsky; Elissa Murnick; Donna Woods Orazio; Panera Bread; Khorshed Randeria; School of Rock; Danielle Sharp; Dee Skott; Kelly Sohigian of KellyDesigns; Kelly Sullivan and Stella & Dot; Sweet Rexie’s; Elizabeth Tardiff; Anita Taylor; Vineyard Vines; and Marie Wendorff of Witchypoo.

Special thanks go to Lisa Dunn of The Patterson Club; Cindy Dodge & Nancy Cannon, and the amazing Kyle McCarthy!

And to Ann Leary, Laura Zigman and Julie Klam, we cannot thank you enough for sharing your 3-way chemistry with us here in Fairfield, CT last week; come back anytime, ladies!!!

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 Books as GiftsThe 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…

Mail or drop off this form with payment to the library, or fill out the form and pay online now!


See images from the 3rd Annual Literary Luncheon with Elin Hilderbrand. Thank you to Regina Madwed of Capitol PhotoInteractive for the photography. 

Images from the Kelly Corrigan Literary Lunch on May 25, 2011

Images from the Library Lovers Gala on January 8, 2011, by Mike Lauterborn

Images from the Ladies’ Literary Lunch on May 18, 2010


Mission

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.

Purpose

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.

Board of Directors

Donna Woods Orazio, President: 2012-2014

Leann Ratner, Vice-President: 2012-2014

Debby Zieff, Treasurer: 2013-2015

Khorshed Randeria, Secretary: 2012-2014

Erica Green, Member-at-Large: 2012-2014

Helen D’Avanzo, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Dee Skott, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Anita Taylor, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Colleen Dean, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Liz Tardif, Member-at-Large: 2012-2014

Margo Kaminsky, Member-at-Large: 2012-2014

Eleanor Gonzalez, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Suzanne Siano, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Mary Misevich, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

 

Annual Reports

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Meeting Report

Membership

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:

Annual Dues
Seniors/Students $20
Individual $35
Family $50
Patron $100
Sponsor $250+

 

Sponsorships $250-$499 $500-$999 $1000-$2499 $2500-$4999 $5000 and above

Art

Music

Book

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.

Click here for a printable Friends’ Membership Form

or select your membership level and click the Subscribe button below to join or renew online now.


Membership Levels



Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!

For more information, download the Friends’ brochure.

Questions/Suggestions

Would you like to volunteer for a committee? Ask a question? Make a suggestion? Please email us at friends@fplct.orgdownload this form, or Facebook