Posted by: whimsicallibrarians | December 10, 2009

Purls of Wisdom outdoes itself

Did you ever have one of those days that you just didn’t want to end? This past Friday our library was visited by some of the cutest 3 and 4 year olds you could imagine.  They were a group of children from Daughters of Charity nursery school, in Bridgeport. You may have seen my earlier post on the group; who would have thought these young kids could be so cute, well-behaved, and lovable especially since this was  their first visit to a public library.  They gave us tons of kisses and hugs and loved the hats and scarves and mittens. Check out the article in Fairfield Citizen. Community, community, community. Thank you Purls of Wisdom knitting group.

This year’s One Book, One Town was announced recently.  The title is “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea.  This will be a great book club selection and the “Librarians on Loan”, Karen Ronald (Deputy Director) and myself hope that we will get to visit even more book clubs to lead a lively discussion.  We love visiting our local book clubs.  Every club has a unique story on how they got started, what they love to read, how long they’ve been around.  If you belong to a book club, in Fairfield, I hope you will chose “Into the Beautiful North” as your March book club choice and call soon to book “Librarians on Loan.”

Amie Hall, an awesome Health Counselor, who has done some wonderful programs here at the branch just received a grant, from ACT (Adults and Children together) to do a series for teens.  This is really exciting.  Once a month the group will gather here at the Branch and experience new foods and how to cook them, fun fitness moves, and healthy food conversations.  The teens will have to register for the series and the registration is limited;  check out our events calendar in the next couple of weeks for more information.

Well the year has almost ended. What’s my top ten list of favorite library happenings…….I’ve got to think on that one.  I can tell you the books I’ve read have been filled with plot twists, historical facts, love connections, sadness, humor, war, imaginative spaces….one of my favorites is a teen book called “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins and her second book in the trilogy “Catching Fire.”  If you’ve got some time and are looking for something a little bit different to read pick up “Hunger Games”, I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to put it down. 

I’ve be listening to “The Magician” by Lev Grossman, it’s a modern day fantasy for adults.  Listening to it certainly made my trip into work each day go a little bit quicker. Imagine Narnia, Dungeons and Dragons, and lots of magic it’s all in this fast paced book.

I’m sure you’ve been reading some great books this past year as well.  Let me know. I’d love to hear from you.



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