Trust vs. Truthiness

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Flummoxed by fake news? Teens and adults can shore up their media literacy skills at ‘Trust vs. Truthiness: Navigating the News’ next Monday, January 23rd. In a post-truth world flooded with information where you can choose your news, how can you find out the truth?

Join Matthew Bernstein from the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University, and Nicole Scherer. Head of Teen Services at the Fairfield Public Library  for a fast-paced conversation about the dangers of fake news, and learn ways to cut through jargon and gibberish to get to real information.

Register here for either the afternoon session for teens, or the evening session for all:

For Teens: Monday, 1/23 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in the Main Library – Rotary Room

For Teens & Adults: Monday, 1/23 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Main Library – Rotary Room

ESCAPE THE ARCTIC!

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Make sure you register early (if you dare) for the third installment of our popular ‘locked room mystery’ game! We’ve broken out of the attic and found the piratetreasure. We’ve found the last hidden horcrux in Malfoy Manor. Now…

Can you foil the plans of a mad scientist and save the world from disaster? Work in a team to solve the complex puzzles and riddles before time runs out. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to think on your feet.

Registration is strictly limited and organized by age group, so you must register your each separate person in your party individually or we may not be able to accommodate everyone. Follow the links below to sign up for a session. If you are planning on attending with a group, make sure to plan ahead and register together!

For Adults:

Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 PM

Friday, February 10 at 1:00 PM

Saturday, February 11 at 3:30 PM

Monday, February 13 at 1:00 PM

Monday, February 13 at 7:30 PM

For Teens:

Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 PM

Sunday, February 12 at 3:30 PM

Monday, February 13 at 4:30 PM

For Families (Please register each family member separately):

Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 AM

Saturday, February 12 at 12:30 PM

Sunday, February 12 at 1:00 PM

*Please note: These sessions occur outside of regular library operating hours, so please plan for transportation accordingly.

Star Wars Trivia Tournament!

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Are you getting ready for Rogue One? Come celebrate the latest Star Wars story with a winner-takes-all trivia game at the library on Thursday, December 15th!

Bring your phone or other internet-enabled device to play this fast-paced, fact-filled and fun game. There will be prizes, snacks and a chance to win eternal (library) glory.

We have two games, and you can register for them here:

Teens at 7 PM

Adults at 8 PM

We’ll see you there, and at the movies this weekend!

 

Teen Volunteering – Fall 2016!

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We are excited to let you know that we have added a new option for high school teens looking to complete service hours in the community here at the library!

We are looking for Teen Tech Coaches to volunteer their time and expertise each Tuesday, helping people learn how to use apps and social media. The program begins on October 4th, and you can register here for a two-hour volunteering shift.

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Each coaching session, in the area just outside the Teen Room, will be shared by two volunteers, and will coach two adults (one per hour), and will also be supervised by a library staffer who can help out if needed. You can receive a letter of acknowledgment at the end of each session for your record-keeping.

Teen Tech Coaching is a great opportunity for people who are patient and who might be interested in teaching. This is an easy way to score hours doing something you know and helping others who would appreciate your assistance!

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And, returning for its gazillion-th season, Service Saturday, our no-registration-required, drop-in volunteering option for teens in grades 6 and up, returns on October 1st. This popular program is offered on the first Saturday of each month (*except January) from 10 am to 4 pm, through the school year. Volunteers shelve stuff, alphabetize shelves, clean things, and generally help out with whatever needs to be done in the moment. It is perfect for people who need to get those hours completed. As always, you don’t need to let us know you are coming, you can turn up at anytime during the session, and stay for as long as you’d like (or need to!) Bring some music to listen to!

If you are a teen seeking volunteer hours outside of these two options, please email Nicole at nscherer@fplct.org and we’ll do our very best to arrange something that works you and the library.

downUNDER Teen Center!

Keep up with everything in the downUNDER when you sign up via email here!

The downUNDER Teen Center at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library is back – and better than ever! Reconfigured and revamped over the summer, it has become a brand-new-feeling place to explore!

The ‘dU’ is open on Mondays-Thursdays when school is in session, from 3:00 to 4:45 pm. Come down to hang out, play games, use our computers, read, do homework…the possibilities are endless! There are also special events all year long, so you’ll never know what you might find.

Each day there is something new and exciting going on, so check us out!:

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Keep up with everything in the downUNDER when you sign up via email here!

Getting Ready for College Returns!

It’s that time of year! Back to school and the return of the Getting Ready for College series for parents, teens and anyone else interested in the admissions process. We are really excited about our lineup of speakers this Fall…

All programs will be held in the Rotary Room, on the second floor of the Main Library, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Registration is now open – follow the links below for each separate session.

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Wednesday, September 7: Finding Your College with Mary Spiegel

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Monday, September 12: Demystifying Test Preparation with Lynn Carnegie

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Tuesday, October 4: How to Pay for College…with Sean Flynn

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 Monday, November 14: Why Choose a Community College with Bernard J. Shea

This Week at the Library – 8/9 – 8/13

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The Challenge!

The Teen Summer Challenge is over! Everyone did a fantastic job (with more details to come…!)

Players should check their inboxes for invitations for the finale party (and instructions on what to do if you can’t make said party!)

We are giving away prizes all summer long, including gift cards to 16 Handles, Fuji Instax Cameras, Vinyl Record Players, Google Cardboard, 3D Pens and more! Check them out here.

For details, check out our FAQ!

TUESDAY:

Book Into Movie Club: 6:30-8:45 pm – Main Library, Rotary Room

The Martian (book by Andy Weir)

It’s a l-o-n-g movie…come early or on time!

**You must register here!

 

 

WEDNESDAY:

Service Wednesday: 12 – 3 pm – Main Library Teen Room

No registration: Drop in hours – don’t forget your music – stay for as long as you’d like!

 

 

THURSDAY:

FLASHBACK: Challenge Finale Party 3-4:30 pm – downUNDER Teen Center – Woods Branch

BY INVITATION ONLY: This party is for those who have earned points in the Summer Challenge – check your inbox for an official invitation! Prizes will be awarded! (If you can’t make the party, you aren’t out of the running for prizes: There are instructions for you on your email invitation!)

 

 FRIDAY:

Fandom Foundation Films: 3-5:30 pm – Main Library, Rotary Room

The Prestige (Foundation Idea: Unreliable Narrators & Fictionalized History)

No registration required – just turn up!

And cookies…