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February 2015

Getting Ready for College series

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield,
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The Getting Ready for College series returns with a session on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or (FAFSA) form. Presented by Certified Financial Planner Dan Patti, this program will explain what information is needed prior to completing the often dreaded FAFSA; step-by-step instructions using a live 2015 FAFSA application; and what to expect after submitting the form. This presentation will conclude with advice on how to receive grants and scholarships, regardless of your family’s income. We will…

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‘The Perfect Mother’ author comes to the library

February 3 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield,
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Journalist and author Nina Darnton will visit The Fairfield Public Library to talk about her new book, The Perfect Mother on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., (rescheduled) in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. The Perfect Mother is an imaginative thriller that probes the dark side of parenthood. Inspired by the Amanda Knox case, this riveting novel examines the complex questions of how well we know our children – and how far would we…

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Explore the world of apps

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield,
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Explore the world of awesome apps available for Apple and Android. There are apps for work, time management, entertainment, travel and just plain fun. Join Merry Mao, webmaster for the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Public Library, as she reviews the growing world of internet applications. This is an interactive event – attendees are encouraged to share favorite apps. This program will meet Wednesday, Feb. 4, noon-1, in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.…

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Online dating unraveled

February 4 @ 6:00 pm
Fairfield Woods branch Library,
1147 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield,
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In today’s online world, dating can feel overwhelming. The Fairfield Public Library will be hosting a program discussing the benefits and drawbacks, profile review and how to make online dating work for you. The program will be held at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. Matthew Levy is the presenter for this program. He is the creator and facilitator of “The Truth about Dating” Forum. His story and “The Truth about Dating” were recently featured…

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Small business strategies program

February 4 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield,
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Social Media for Entrepreneurs: An Expert Panel Too often, entrepreneurs and small business owners make bad social media decisions due to lack of good information and a lack of context. This program provides insights from a panel of experts. Connect the dots between the many possible social media channels, learn about some you may not be aware of, and find out which social media will work for your business. Discover which social media give the best Return on Investment (ROI)…

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Mindful living and leadership lecture

February 5 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield,
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Did you know that you are the most powerful person in your life? Whether leading an organization, guiding a family or running a business, moving things forward is about deciding what matters most. Join us when motivational speaker Denise DiGrigoli presents the basic principles of her top-selling journaling method, My Daily Drive™. In just nine minutes a day, this method offers a simple yet powerful practice to improve the quality of every area of your life. Through this creative method…

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Take your child to the library day at Pequot

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pequot Library,
720 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield,
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Connecticut’s own grass-roots literacy project, “Take Your Child to the Library Day” will be highlighted at Pequot Library, on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with hands-on programs and plenty of fun for kids of all ages. Free and open to the public. Celebrate this national event that reminds communities of their local library’s great services and programs. Art and craft stations and refreshments will be available. Storyhours for 3-5-year-olds at 11 a.m.; for 6-8-year-olds at 11:30…

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Pianist performs Beethoven sonatas

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pequot Library,
720 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield,
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Westport resident, Dalia Lazar, will perform two free concerts at Pequot Library Sunday, Feb. 8 and 15, from 4-5 p.m. An internationally recognized pianist, Lazar, will perform a cycle of six Beethoven sonatas. The program for Sunday, Feb. 8 is: Moonlight, Pathetique Les Adieux, Quasi Una Fantasia; and for Sunday, Feb. 15: Waldstein and Appassionata. The public is invited to enjoy one concert or both.

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Informational presentation on radon and free home test kits

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield,
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The Fairfield Health Department will be hosting an informational presentation on Radon on Monday, Feb. 9, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the Fairfield Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield in the Memorial Room. This presentation will include a general understanding of what radon is, how to test your home and protect your loved ones, and if you do have radon how to fix it. Additionally, free radon home test kits will be provided to the first 30 families who attend.…

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Fairfield chef kicks off “What’s Cooking?” series

February 10 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfield Public Library,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield,
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Fairfield Public Library’s new “What’s Cooking?” series with Shawn Russell, chef/owner of Cinch gourmet meal market in Fairfield kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Russell will talk about his story of becoming a chef and share a taste of a favorite recipe. After a successful career as a business owner, Russell decided to follow his lifelong dream of becoming a chef. Upon graduating from the Institute…

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