Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:27
Monday, April 27, 7pm
Have you ever used one of our databases? Not sure what a database is, but always wanted more than you could find in the library?
Have you always meant to try a downloadable book, but somehow haven't got around to it? More than 10,000 titles!
Or maybe you would like to learn a new language?
Find out about how you can do all of these things, for free with your library card, from the comfort of your home every hour of the day or night with this special presentation.
Please sign up in advance.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:56
Starts Feb. 7, 10-11am Join your friends and neighbors for a good cup of coffee, goodies, and all of the news!
Submitted by admin on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:53
Tues. Apr. 28, 3:45pm Craft- Painted Flower Pots Please sign up in advance!
Tues. May 5, 3:45pm Jr. Book Group- Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. Snacks, skits and fun. Books are available at the Library.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:03
First Wed. of the month at 3:45, Please call 585-6503 to sign up.
Children of all ages are invited to come to the Library and read to "Maya", a trained therapy dog.
Man's best friend can do a lot more than fetch and roll over. Research now suggests that dogs can actually help children learn to read.
For young kids, one of the big challenges in learning to read is the embarrassment of making mistakes. Reading to dogs provides a simple solution -- a non-judgmental, comforting furry friend who "listens" and takes the pressure off a child as he stumbles.
Studies have begun to show conclusively that children who read to an audience perform much better when the audience is a dog as opposed to an adult human or a group of human peers. The theory is that because the dog (usually a trained therapy dog) is attentive and nonjudgmental, the child feels more comfortable working through any difficulties sounding out the words or assembling the sentences conceptually knowing the dog won’t mock or laugh, but only support.
For children who are beginning to read, or are a little behind developmentally, or suffer from dyslexia, autism, or learning disabilities, an environment with a friendly companion like a professional therapy dog (or even a well-trained family pet) can create a safe atmosphere where they can work out their difficulties but not feel trivialized by classroom peers or fear disapproval of adult authority figures.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 07:05
The Fitzwilliam Town Library supports the needs and interests of our community by offering information, experiences and ideas in creative ways.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees on March 3, 2014
Weather advisory- If the schools are closed, it is the Library's policy to close as well.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:08
Friday, May 15 at 7:00
From the creator of Love Actually and Notting Hill comes a trip back to the freewheeling, free-loving ’60s when the very rock music that inspired a generation was censored by the government. When a group of rebellious deejays decides to defy the ban, they take to the seas to broadcast music and mayhem to millions of adoring fans. Featuring a soundtrack that includes The Who, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and many more, it’s a feel-great film based on a true story that critics cheer is “exuberant!” (John Powers, Vogue) British Refreshments!
Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:44
For Adults (Book Party on Mon. May 11, 7pm)
Books available at the Library. Cristina Henríquez’s powerful novel The Book of Unknown Americans captures readers with the quiet beauty of her characters and their profoundly wrought experiences as immigrants in America. The story takes place in a run-down apartment building in Delaware, home to nine families who arrived in the States from various South and Central American countries, each looking to better the lives of the next generation. In alternating chapters, these men and women share stories of how their adopted country has left its mark on them, for better and worse. The close bond that develops between the Rivera and Toro families drives the novel forward, particularly the relationship between their children Mayor and Maribel, as closely held secrets and feelings of guilt, love, hope, and despair are unpacked with warmth and compassion. With her cast of “unknown Americans,” Henriquez has crafted a novel that is inspiring, tragic, brave, and above all, unforgettable Read the New York Times' review of this book here. Refreshments!