One Book One Town 2012
Programs & Events for Kids and Parents
Registration for most programs will begin on Friday, February 1, 2013.
For Fairfield Library events, we strongly suggest you register online. You may also call the number listed for each program. For other events, please contact the hosting location.
Thursday, February 28 at 7 pm – Main Library, Memorial Room
For Parents: Join Judith Re of The Judith Re Acadamie in a discussion on the importance of teaching manners, etiquette, social skills, and kindness to our children. Find out how these skills can open doors for not only your children, but yourself.
Tuesdays, February 19, February 26 and March 5 from 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm – Main Library, Children’s Room
For kids in grades 3-5: Help your kid step into the world with confidence with Judith Re. Combining classic manners with a generous nod to modern etiquette of today, this program promotes and encourages the necessary tools to navigate within our world with ease and style. A three-part series for children in grades 3-5. Registration is for all three classes.
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 pm – Main Library, Rotary Room
For all ages: Learn about our new Dog Tales reading program and meet Brasil, a registered therapy dog, and his handler Don Smith. This educational lecture will give an overview of therapy dogs and share their success stories and experiences partnering with the Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D) program, including their feature on Diane Sawyer’s ABC News demonstrating the results. Don is the area representative for the International R.E.A.D. program and former director of the animalassisted therapy program “Healing Hounds” at Stamford Hospital. Brasil received national recognition as “The Therapy Dog of the Year” and the prestigious Willow Award as “Whippet of the Year”.
Saturdays, March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20 - Main Library, Children’s Room
For kids in grades K – 5: Every dog loves a story, and in this new program presented by Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D), kids will have the opportunity to build reading skills in a comfortable and safe environment. Pairing a child with a therapy dog, the child will have 15 minutes of independent practice in six weekly sessions. This program has been proven to build both confidence and improve the reading skills of the participants.
Registration is required and must be done in-person or by telephone only. Register for one 15-minute time slot. Due to limited availability of this program, we ask that all participants commit to weekly attendance. If absent from the program for two weeks without prior notification, your valued spot will be given to a person on the waiting list.
Note: Registration begins Tuesday, February 19. Call 203-256-3161 or come to the Children’s Library to register.
Time Slot #1: 1:30 – 1:45 pm
Time Slot #2: 1:45 – 2:00 pm
Time Slot #3: 2:00 – 2:15 pm
Time Slot #4: 2:15 – 2:30 pm