GRAND OPENING Sunday October 6
Fairfield Area Library is moving (804) 501-1930 Mike Hatchett
ALL AGES Crochet Night
Tue, Sep. 3, 6:30 PM Tue, Oct. 15, 6:30 PM Tue, Nov. 5, 6:30 PM Tue, Nov. 19, 6:30 PM Tue, Dec. 3, 6:30 PM Tue, Dec. 17, 6:30 PM
Bring your hooks and yarn to learn new techniques, and build your crochet skills. If you don’t have any supplies, the library will provide a few hooks and some yarn for you to use. Be sure to take advantage of our extensive collection of crochetrelated books and DVDs to learn even more techniques. Kindness Rocks
Wed, Nov. 13, 3:00 PM
Learn about World Kindness Day as we paint and decorate rocks that you can share with others in your community. Johnny Long Christmas Jazz Concert
Thu, Dec. 12, 7:00 PM
The weather outside is frightful, so stop by for a warm cup of jazzy holiday cheer. Johnny and his friends will share an eclectic mix of seasonal tunes, guaranteed to even get the Grinch in the Christmas spirit!
Joshua Allen Christmas Concert Thu, Dec. 19, 7:00 PM
Local musician Joshua Allen will share a variety of seasonal tunes. Influenced by gospel, country and the mix that is American music, Joshua’s selections are sure to touch every holiday heart.
ADULTS Black Authors Group
Tue, Sep. 17, 7:00 PM Halsey Street
by Naima Coster. Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father, but gentrification has completely reshaped her neighborhood. Tue, Oct. 15, 7:00 PM Untamed State by Roxane Gay. Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight. Tue, Nov. 19, 7:00 PM Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana and grow up to live very different lives. Effia will be married off to an English colonial and live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned in the Castle’s dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Tue, Dec. 10, 7:00 PM The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and a victim of mistaken identity at 29 years old, Hinton believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
True Crime Book Group Join us to discuss riveting and award-winning crime nonfiction. Wed, Sep. 18, 7:00 PM American Heiress: The Wild Saga of Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin. Wed, Oct. 16, 7:00 PM American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse. Wed, Nov. 20, 7:00 PM Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshanker. Wed, Dec. 18, 7:00 PM
Fairfield Area Library
Programs in September are at 1001 N. Laburnum Avenue Programs starting October 6 are at 1401 N. Laburnum Avenue
Reader’s Choice night: bring in a book you really enjoyed reading this year. Henrico Community Author Showcase Local authors share their books with other writers and readers. Visit henricolibrary.org/authors for the most current list of authors scheduled to attend. Mon, Oct. 14, 7:00 PM Jamir Williamson, author of Mommy’s House: Believe In Yourself. Thu, Oct. 24, 7:00 PM Althea Rhoneau McDonnough, author of Angst In Prose. Thu, Nov. 21, 7:00 PM Author TBA. Wed, Dec. 4, 7:00 PM Dr. Addie Briggs and Dr. Kim Evans, authors of Introducing the Fitness DAWGS. Costume Swap Sat, Oct. 19, 2:00 PM
Kids are always outgrowing their clothes. Bring your child’s outgrown costumes to swap for a new-to-you costume. Illustrator Deena Warner
Mon, Oct. 21, 7:00 PM
Deena Warner, renowned illustrator of numerous horror titles published by Cemetery Dance, Raw Dog Screaming Press, Earthling Publications and others, will share her love for the darkest of holidays. From elementary school costume contests to her pumpkin-themed wedding, learn how Halloween has influenced Deena’s life and work. SEE BACK COVER