Interactive Showing: The Lego Movie

Sat. Feb. 24 at 10 am
Follow a script to join Emmet’s adventures for this everything is awesome experience! Participants will receive a gift bag packed with props to play along. Costumes are encouraged! Please sign up in advance at the Library, so we can have enough for everyone. Family fun!

Make a Memory Box!

Wed. March 21, 6pm

Free! Kathy Stark will show us how to create a multi-drawer memory box with lots of interesting and fun paper-crafting techniques. This program is replacing our stained glass program announced earlier. Come into the library to see her lovely examples and to sign up.

This program is in place of the stained glass program previously announced.

Author Talk: Rob Young

Wed. March 14, 7pm
Fitzwilliam's own Rob Young talks about his book, "Catching the Accusers", a true-life detective story asserting that the NFL investigators hid but later accidentally revealed information exonerating the Patriots in "Deflategate." More information about the book is available here.

Lego Clubs at the Library

We have two Lego clubs at the Library.

On Wed. afternoons at 3:30 we have an open club for all ages old enough to use regular lego bricks without too much help. Each week we have a theme chosen by the group in advance which is then creatively executed in legos. Past themes have included animals, games, Halloween and many others. The sky is the limit. This group will resume on Jan. 3 at 3:30 pm. The club last for one hour and ends at 4:30 sharp.

On most Monday afternoons (not on the Mondays preceding 2nc Tuesdays), we offer Simple Machines. This program is limited to Grade 5 and up. Pre-registration is essential, as we have a limited number of Lego Education kits (kindly provided by the Friends of the Library). The Program constantly builds on earlier projects, so each pair of students will work together through the program. Pleas call to get on our waiting list or for more information. We resume on January 15 at 3:30 pm.

Read to a Dog!

Sat. March. 3 - 10am
Come meet Milo and Maya, (trained therapy dogs) and read them a story! They love being read to, and don't care about long words, or pronunciation. They just want to be read to. Recurs on first Mondays.

Bring your beginning reader (child) to the Library, choose a short book to read ( or bring one from home) and read aloud to on of the dogs for about 10 minutes. Fun for you, fun for the dog!

Kids Book Groups

Our Book Groups provide a social hour with snacks, talk and games. We emphasize the fun in reading together! Books available at the Library now! Kids can take a bus to the Library with a note.

Fri. Feb. 23 at 6pm

The Sun is also a Star"
by Nicola Yoon

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Grades K-1

Meets Tues. Feb. 27, 3:30

Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel

Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. One evening he invites Winter to sit by the fire. Another time he finds strange bumps in his bedroom. And when Owl goes for a walk one night, he makes a friend that follows him all the way home.

Grades 2-3

Meets Tues. Mar. 6, 3:30
Judy Moody
By Megan McDonald

To start, Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. Her new desk won't have an armadillo sticker with her name on it. Her new classroom will not have a porcupine named Roger. And with her luck, she'll get stuck sitting in the first row, where Mr. Todd will notice every time she tries to pass a note to her best friend, Rocky. An aspiring doctor, Judy does have a little brother who comes in handy for practicing medicine, a cool new pet, and a huge Band-Aid collection.
Judy also has an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns a very special class project, she really gets a chance to express herself! Megan McDonald's spirited text and Peter Reynolds's wry illustrations combine in a feisty, funny first chapter book for every kid who has ever felt a little out of sorts.

Grades 4-6

Meets Tues. Mar. 13, 3:30

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
by Christopher Healy.
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Winter Storytime Begins Jan. 3!

Our 8-week winter session begins on Wed., Jan. 3 at 10:30am and will continue through Feb. 21. Storytime is for preschoolers age 3-5 to begin to develop social skills as they listen together to a few carefully chosen stories and are involved in a related thoughtful craft or activity with Elaine Bieber, our Preschool Librarian. This will help your child be ready for school in a few years time! The program is free - we do ask that you preregister so that we will have sufficient materials on hand.

Book Party: "Autumn" by Ali Smith

Mar. 12, 7pm
Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Dwight Garner/The New York Times, Martha Kearney/The Guardian, Slate, Chicago Tribune, Southern Living, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The Morning News, Kirkus Reviews

Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Two old friends—Daniel, a centenarian, and Elisabeth, born in 1984—look to both the future and the past as the United Kingdom stands divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever.

A luminous meditation on the meaning of richness and harvest and worth, Autumn is the first installment of Ali Smith’s Seasonal quartet, and it casts an eye over our own time: Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d’esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art. Wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, Autumn is an unforgettable story about aging and time and love—and stories themselves.

Saturday Coffee Hour

Starts Feb. 7, 10-11am Join your friends and neighbors for a good cup of coffee, goodies, and all of the news!

Mission Statement

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

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