One Book One Town Event: The Age of Anxiety

Why has there been an explosion in dystopian and apocalyptic entertainment in the past decade? What does that say about our culture? And what are some ways to prepare in real life for the nightmare scenarios our entertainment centers around?

Join Teen Librarian Nicole Scherer and Children’s Librarian Mary Sorhus for a conversation about this cultural age of anxiety. Learn more about the best of these stories in books, film and television. This is a discussion inspired by this year’s One Book One Town selection, the dystopic Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. The book imagines society after a cataclysmic flu has wiped out most of the world’s population. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in the Memorial Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Registration is requested.

Station-Eleven1March is One Book One Town (OBOT) celebration month. Varied book talks, programs, and activities for all ages relating to Station Eleven are offered through the Library and our One Book One Town partners. This is Fairfield’s eighth year celebrating One Book One Town. To see the full list of programs, pick up the One Book One Town brochure at the Main or Woods branch libraries or click on the OBOT 2015 section on the Library’s website, fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register, or for more information about this and other programs, visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

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