Fairfield continued Harry Potter Study Hall
Mon, Dec. 16, 6:30 PM Tue, Dec. 17, 6:30 PM
Escape the stress of exams and get lost in the wizarding world at our Harry Potter-themed study hall! We will have snacks from Hogsmeade, music, wizard robes, and more to put you in the studying mood. Tweens (grade 4–6)
School Survival Kit
Tue, Sep. 10, 6:00 PM Tue, Sep. 17, 6:00 PM
Drop by the children’s area to grab some goodies and handy info to thrive in a new grade! Create your own survival kit from duct tape and fill it with information about tutoring options, online resources, study tips and more. Happy studying! Escape Room Registration is required, starting Sep. 26 Sat, Oct. 26, 2:00 PM Session A Sat, Oct. 26, 3:00 PM Session B Can you make it out of our spooky rooms? Just in time for the Halloween season, test your skills with one of our escape rooms! Try your best to figure out each puzzle and unlock the doors to avoid being caught by the haunted spirits of Fairfield! Escape as quickly as possible and receive a prize for finishing with the fastest time! The same escape room runs in both sessions—please register for only one. Creative Writing Workshop for Tweens
Thu, Nov. 14, 7:00 PM
In honor of National Novel Writing Month, we’ll help you create your own short story! Learn what it takes to write, and boost your creativity with writing drills. Talk shop with fellow writers and get your thoughts from pen to paper. No need to bring in a draft, but it might help you to think ahead of time about what story you might like to tell. This workshop will be led by Emily Williams, James River Writers member and instructor at VCU. Custom Snow Globes for Tweens
Tue, Dec. 3, 4:00 PM
Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities. Weekly Storytimes September 3–21
Mother Goose (6–24 months) Wednesdays 10:00 AM Toddler (24–36 months) Wednesdays 11:00 AM Preschool (3–5 years) Thursdays 10:00 AM Weekly Storytimes at New Fairfield
Oct. 7–12; Oct. 28–Dec. 14; Dec. 30-31
Lapsit Lambs (newborns/prewalkers) Mother Goose (6–24 months)
Tuesdays 9:30 AM Wednesdays 10:00 AM Saturdays 9:30 AM T Toddler (24–36 months) Tuesdays 10:30 AM Wednesdays 11:00 AM Music & Movement (2+ years) Tuesdays 6:30 PM* T Saturdays 2:00 PM T *No Music & Movement Storytime on Dec. 31. Prechool (3–5 years) Mondays 11:00 AM Sensory Storytime (1–5 yrs, all abilities) Thursdays 10:00 AM Sensory Storytime engages children through movement, music, stories, sensory activities and play. This program is smaller and more adaptive than other storytimes. An early intervention professional will assist. Infants, Toddlers, Preschool (birth-5 years)
Mon, Oct. 14, 10:00 AM Mon, Oct. 21, 10:00 AM
Be prepared to make a mess! Come join a fun morning of play with early literacy activities and sensory bins. Preschool and Elementary (age 3-grade 5)
Wed, Dec. 18, 7:00 PM T
Come decorate some delicious cookies for the Holidays. We may even get a special visitor. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available to check out to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity.
It feels like winter outside so we are making snow globes! Create your very own to take home with a simple but highly customizable craft. A collection of craft books will be on hand to inspire more creativity! Supplies will be provided.
Elementary (grade K-5)
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Tue, Oct. 15, 6:00 PM T
A night-time celebration of Latinx culture for families of kids in grades K-5. Spook-tacular Magic Show
Tue, Oct. 22, 6:30 PM T
Our annual Halloween celebration with a magic show starring The Amazing Mr. B, with treats at the end of the show. Elementary Art Club Registration is required, starting one month before each event. Thu, Nov. 7, 3:00 PM Thu, Dec. 5, 3:00 PM
Let your imagination run free as we create different types of art. This month will feature a grab bag of items to design your own work of art. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available to check out to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Lego Turkey Escape Challenge Registration is required, starting Oct. 21 Thu, Nov. 21, 3:00 PM
Calling all Lego builders! Turkeys have gotten loose in the children’s department. The librarians need your help build traps out of Legos to catch them all. Blocks provided. Ozobots Registration is required, starting Nov. 9 Mon, Dec. 9, 3:00 PM
Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games, and dance! These mini robots can be programmed to follow commands by using colored markers. All Ages
Sat, Oct. 26, 3:30 PM T
Enjoy an afternoon of non-scary fun as we prep for Halloween. Paint pumpkins, make a mask, and make your own treat bag! Please bring a pillowcase to make your treat bag.
Gayton Branch Library 10600 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238
ADULTS Afternoon Book Discussion Mon, Sep. 9, 1:00 PM A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. A literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town.
Mon, Oct. 14, 1:00 PM The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster. A retired life insurance salesman comes to Brooklyn to die. A divorcee, estranged from his only daughter, he seeks only solitude and anonymity. Then he encounters his long-lost nephew, who is working in a local bookstore. Through his nephew and his charismatic boss, he meets a new set of acquaintances, which leads him to a reckoning with his past. Tue, Nov. 12, 1:00 PM Train Dreams: a Novella by Denis Johnson. This epic in miniature chronicles the life of Robert Grainger, logger and bridge builder, and the American northwest from the 1880’s through the 1960’s. Mon, Dec. 9, 1:00 PM Share your favorite books of 2019 during our annual holiday gathering and discussion.
The new Fairfield Area Library opens October 6!
Evening Book Discussion
Mon, Sep. 9, 7:30 PM The Address: A Novel by Fiona
Davis. A compelling story about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of the Dakota, New York City’s most famous residence. Mon, Oct. 14, 7:30 PM A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. Tue, Nov. 12, 7:30 PM The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster. Mon, Dec. 9, 7:30 PM Share your favorite books of 2019 during our annual holiday gathering and discussion.
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Gayton Branch Library