Fairfield What Are You Reading? The House in the Cerulean Sea of course!

The February episode of our library podcast focuses on One Book One Town (OBOT). Join host Philip Bahr as he welcomes OBOT members Mary Coe, Jennifer Laseman, and Claudia Silk.  Topics include the history of OBOT, the selection process, 2022 choice The House in the Cerulean Sea, and author TJ Klune’s writing and books. Dig deeper in this Cerulean Sea love fest. 

Listen to the podcast on Anchor or search on your favorite podcast platform under, “Fairfield What Are You Reading?”

A Special Welcome Message from the 2022 OBOT’s Book Characters to Fairfielders!

Have you listened to The House in the Cerulean Sea on audiobook yet? If not, you’re in for a special treat. As a thank you to the town, audiobook narrator Daniel Henning created a special welcome from all the characters in the book especially for the town of Fairfield!

Listen to the audio message:

Aside from print and e-book copies, the audiobook is available on hoopla. Click to borrow immediately – no holds, no waits.

Visit audiobook narrator Daniel Henning’s website.

New Year, New Hint!

A New Year means a new One Book One Town title to share! Please join us on Thursday, January 6th at 11:30 am when we will be making the grand announcement outside SHU Community Theatre (1420 Post Road, right across the street from Fairfield Public Library). In the meantime, here is a hint to whet your appetite!

Thank You!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in last night’s One Book One Town author program!  We are so grateful to Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam for taking the time to share their wise and uplifting words with us about Punching the Air.  We’d also especially like to thank our community partner, Fairfield University, for hosting this virtual event. Check back soon for a recording of the evening!

What Are You Reading?!?

Fairfield Public Library has a new podcast! The staff at the Fairfield Public Library love to read and our new monthly podcast will showcase what we are reading and what we are looking forward to in the near future.

In our first episode, we talk about our 2021 One Book, One Town selection, Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. You can listen below. Don’t forget to subscribe for more episodes!



This is the signature event of Fairfield’s One Book One Town 2021 celebration! Join us for a wonderful evening with the authors of Punching the Air, Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam. The story of a tragic event leading to an unjust imprisonment and the impact it has on family and community, Punching the Air shows how strength can be found in the power of art and poetry. Ibi Zoboi is a New York Times bestselling author; Dr. Yusef Salaam, of the Exonerated Five, is a poet, prison reform activist and inspirational speaker.

Registration for this virtual event is required. Attendees will receive login information prior to the event. Please call (203) 256-3160 with any questions. Sign up here: https://fplct.librarymarket.com/events/virtual-one-book-one-town-author-event-ibi-zoboi-and-dr-yusef-salaam