One Book One Town writing contest, children’s programs

One Book One Town children’s programs

This year marks ten years of One Book One Town in Fairfield. The Fairfield Public Library, along with its community partners — Pequot Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield University Bookstore and Fairfield Museum and History Center, announced two books for this year’s read: Books for Living by Will Schwalbe and a picture book, A Child of Books, by author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and typographic artist Sam Winston.  

One Book One Town programs for all ages, include:

“How to Tell a Story” is a 3-session program for children in kindergarten and first grade. Meet with Children’s Librarians Ms. Stefanie and Ms. Kristina and with dice, prompts and play, learn how to tell a good story. This program will meet on Wednesdays, Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1, from 4:15-5, in the Children’s Program Room at the Main Library. Registration is requested.

“A Child of Books Reader’s Theatre Gala” will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m., at the Main Library. Enter the magical world of A Child of Books in this unique performance featuring librarians and local readers.  Join us after hours for this special event. Registration is requested.

The “Book Scene Shadowbox Contest for Grades K-5” gives kids a chance to recreate a scene from a favorite book!  Use a shoebox or a box of similar size as your scene setter.  You may use any materials you like, but emphasis will be placed on creativity.  A typed or neatly hand-written copy of the passage should accompany the shadow box along with a short paragraph as to why you chose the book.  Entries must be dropped off in the Children’s Department at the Main Library between March 19-25. An awards reception will be held on March 30. Please visit the Library for an official entry form and rules.

There are a variety of programs scheduled during One Book One Town (OBOT) celebration month in March, including many opportunities for book discussions.  Pick up the 2017 OBOT brochure or the Library’s Winter/Spring Program Catalog for a full list of One Book One Town activities.  You can also find this information on the Library’s website at fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free.  To register, or for more information on these and other programs, visit us online at:  fairfieldpubliclibrary.org, or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter @fairfieldpublib and Facebook @fairfieldlibrary.

One Book One Town writing contest

This year marks ten years of One Book One Town in Fairfield. The Fairfield Public Library, along with its community partners — Pequot Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield University Bookstore and Fairfield Museum and History Center, just announced two books for this year’s read: Books for Living by Will Schwalbe and A Child of Books by author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and typographic artist Sam Winston.

This is the seventh year that the Library is sponsoring a writing contest in conjunction with One Book One Town. This year’s contest includes adults, teens (ages 13-18) and children (6-12).  Writers are invited to submit an essay (500 word maximum) on the topic: “A Book that Speaks to Me Personally.” This is a prominent theme in Will Schwalbe’s Books for Living.

Send your entry via email attachment to [email protected] and ensure that the attachment contains only the title of your work, not your name.  Also please include a cover sheet with your name, contact information, word count, and title of the piece. Winners will be notified by March 10 and will be invited to read their entries at the Library. They will also be invited to attend a special reception with author Will Schwalbe before his presentation on March 15.  The submission deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 22.

There are a variety of programs scheduled during One Book One Town (OBOT) celebration month in March, including many opportunities for book discussions.  Pick up the 2017 OBOT brochure or the Library’s Winter/Spring Program Catalog for a full list of One Book One Town activities.  You can also find this information on the Library’s website at fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free.  To register, or for more information, visit us online at:  fairfieldpubliclibrary.org, or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter @fairfieldpublib and Facebook @fairfieldlibrary.

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