One Book One Town 2013
Programs & Events for Tweens & Teens
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
Star Wars Marathon and Trivia Contest
February 28 – March 13 at 3 pm – downUNDER Teen Center
For Teens in grades 6 and up: As a part of our One Book One Town festivities, celebrate Auggie’s favorite movies: Star Wars! We will marathon all six movies one after the other for seven days and finish up with a trivia contest for prizes, candy and galactic glory, on Wednesday, March 13. No registration necessary.
Wonder Instagram Contest
Submissions due on March 10
For Teens: What does ‘Choose Kindness’ mean to you? Show us on Instagram! Snap a pic between now and March 10 that shows an act of kindness and use the hashtag #fplwonder to enter. Contest finalists will be invited to a special private reception with author R.J. Palacio and the winning photographer will win $150! No registration necessary.
“Dear Auggie…” Video Wall
Daily, March 4 through March 8 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Fairfield Public Library, Second Floor
For All Ages: Were you moved by the story of Auggie and his friends? Visit the Main Library to leave a video message about how you felt when reading Wonder. No registration required.
Tuesday, March 12 from 3:30 – 5 pm – Main Library, Memorial Room
For Teens in grades 6 – 8: Get inspired by the famous quotes and ideas featured in this year’s One Book One Town selection, Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Teens will choose a precept from the book and create a special work of art while chatting about the story. Wear crafty clothes!
Tuesday, March 19 at 4:15 pm – Main Library, Jennings Room
For teens in grade 6 – 8: At this special meeting of our monthly book club, we will talk about what you thought of this year’s community read, Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Oh, and there will be snacks!
Writer’s Contest & Reading
Submissions due February 14 – Email entries to email@example.com
Reading: Tuesday March 19 at 7 pm – Main Library, Memorial Room
For Adults and Teens: What does the concept of kindness mean to you? Share an unpublished work (maximum: 300 words) as a part of our third annual Writer’s Contest for adults and teens (ages 11 and up). Send your submission via email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that the attachment only contains the title of the work, not the author’s name. Also please include a cover sheet with the author’s name, contact information, submission category (adult or teen), word count and title of the piece.
Winners will be notified by March 8 and invited to read their works at the Library on March 19. They will also be invited to a special reception for author R.J. Palacio and receive an autographed copy of Wonder.