Thank you to all who attended last night’s author event!

Armen Keteyian with Ivan Maisel at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts

It certainly was a wonderful evening with author Ivan Maisel in conversation with his long-time friend Armen Keteyian. If you were not able to be there or if you would like to watch it again, the video recording of the event is now available on our YouTube channel here.

Evening with author Ivan Maisel to be broadcast on The Quick Live

There are still seats available for the One Book One Town signature event, an Evening with author Ivan Maisel at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 28th at 7pm. Should you find you’re not able to join us in-person, Mr. Maisel’s talk will be streamed live at The Quick Live, Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts online programming website.

Special One Book One Town edition of “Fairfield What Are You Reading” podcast is now available

For Episode 25 of our podcast, we were so fortunate to have Ivan Maisel and his wife Meg Murray join us. Their open and honest conversation about their journey of grief as individuals, as a couple, and as parents will undoubtedly add so much to your reading experience of I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye.

You’ll find the podcast by clicking on the icon below or by searching “Fairfield What Are You Reading” on your favorite podcast platform.

OBOT 2023 Title Reveal on Tuesday, January 10th

Fairfield Public Library and our community partners will be announcing the One Book One Town selection for 2023 in the Periodicals Room at Main Library on Tuesday, January 10th at 10 am. This year’s choice is quite special and holds significant meaning for the Fairfield community. All are welcome to join us at the announcement.

The author of our OBOT 2023 book will be appearing at the Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm.

We will also be announcing the titles of companion books for reading by teens and children. More information about the events surrounding the titles will be offered as well.

Our community partners include Pequot Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield University Bookstore, Sacred Heart University, and the Fairfield Museum and History Center. One Book One Town is made possible by the generous support of The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library.



We want to thank TJ Klune for an unforgettable evening!

If you weren’t able to attend or watch TJ Klune’s talk on March 1st at the SHU Community Theatre – no worries! You can watch it on Fairfield Public Library’s YouTube channel by clicking here.

Author TJ Klune in conversation with Librarian Philip Bahr


TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST, 2022 7:00 PM SHU Community Theatre

This is the signature event of Fairfield’s One Book One Town 2022 celebration! Join us for a wonderful evening with the author of The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune. Registration is required and will begin on February 1st at 9 am.

Register here to attend in-person.

Register here to attend virtually.


One Book One Town Committee with First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick,
State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey, State Senator Tony Hwang,
Beverly Balaz Pres and CEO of Chamber of Commerce

The One Book One Town 2022 title was revealed today in front of the SHU Community Theatre. We were so happy to see elected officials including First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick, members of the Friends of Fairfield Public, community partners and patrons join in this celebratory event.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is the multiple award-winning fantasy novel by TJ Klune, published in December of 2020 by Tor Books.  The committee was absolutely captivated by this book because of its themes of love, acceptance and kindness, calling it “an enchanting read”, “heartwarming and charming” and “pure happiness”.

TJ KLUNE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The House in the Cerulean SeaThe Extraordinaries, and more. We will be hosting TJ for our One Book One Town signature author event right here at the SHU Community Theatre on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm. Registration for this event will begin on Tuesday, February 1st at 9:00 am.

Copies of the book, both print and digital are available through Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Woods Branch Library and Pequot Library.

Welcome OBOT 2021!

Welcome to One Book One Town 2021! We hope you’ve had a chance to pick up a print, audio or digital copy of Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam.  If you need any help with that please get in touch with us via phone, email or text.

 A new program has just been added to the Library Calendar of EventsDr. Mark Schenker will be leading a virtual discussion of the book on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm.  We always look forward to Dr. Schenker’s thought-provoking and insightful comments on the One Book One Town titles, and we always learn something new.  To register, click here.