Library briefs: Book chats, toddler social and more

Kids loom club meets

Starbursts! Rainbow Loom Club an after school drop in program for children in grades K and up meets Tuesday, May 27, 4:15-5:30, at the Fairfield Public Library.

Showcase new designs, teach new skills, and hang out. Snacks provided. Middle school students are encouraged to help out younger students. Bring supplies including loom and bands.

Information is available at


Pequot hosts a series of book chats

Pequot Library will host a series of six “Book Chats” from the Carnegie Medal Shortlist in the Reading Room Wednesdays, 11:30-12:30, for six consecutive weeks. The chats are informal conversations about the book, led by a facilitator.

Remaining books include: May 28, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink; June 4, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin; June 11, Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat; June 18, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; June 25, The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt.

Information is available at or call 203-259-0346, ext. 15.


Fairfield Woods hosts book group

Facilitator Claudia Silk and the book group members discuss The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan, Wednesday, May 28, 2-3, Fairfield Woods Branch.

For more information, visit


A conversation between writers

Author Terry Hayes will present his thriller I Am Pilgrim Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., at Fairfield University’s Gonzaga Auditorium.

This event is co-sponsored by the Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield University’s College of Arts and Science, and the MFA in Creative Writing.

Hayes will be interviewed by bestselling thriller author Andrew Gross whose own new book, Everything to Lose, is receiving rave reviews.

Information is available at


Babies, toddlers encouraged to socialize

Fairfield Woods Branch Library offers Stay and Play, an unstructured time where parents and children may stay, play, meet and socialize in Children’s Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The drop-in opportunity will run during the spring session through May 22.

For more information, visit or call 203-255-7308.

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