Trumbull Then and Now

A look at upcoming library events.

Veterans Day Holiday—Monday Nov. 12— Libraries Closed.  

Friends' of the Library Book Nook Sale.  Sat. Nov. 3, 9am - 3pmFriends of the Trumbull Library sales are the first Saturday of each month from September through June.  For information or to volunteer, call the Library or get contact information at their website:  http://friendsofthetrumbulllibrary.books.officelive.com.  


Trumbull Women’s Club Bake Sale Held in Main Library Lobby.  Sat. Nov. 3, 9am-3pm.    


How to Fund College Without Going Broke.  Sat. Nov. 3 & 10, 11am - 12:15pm.  Trumbull resident Mike Dailey's excellent class covering the best way to manage the expense.  See where you are and how you can get there!  Program includes a family financial run. Register. Free. 


Non-Fiction Discussion Group:  The Director's Club! Brown Bag Lunch Meeting.  Wed. Nov. 7, 12 – 1pm.  Today’s title is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed.  At age 26, after Strayed lost her mother and her marriage, she made the most impulsive decision of her life:  to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert to Washington State.  Wild is an unsentimental memoir of a young woman built back up by her solo trek. Check at the Library for copies of upcoming titles; suggestions welcome!  Drop by if you'd like to join! 


Film Fanatics! Join New Film Club - Discuss the Christmas Blitz with Joe Meyers, Hearst Media Entertainment Writer!  Wed. Nov. 7, 6:30 – 8pm.  Joe Meyers continues our new Film Club, with a discussion on holiday releases with fellow film fanatics.  Drop in.  Free.


Veterans: How to Transition from Military to Entrepreneur. Evening Career Lectures.  Thurs. Nov. 8, 6:30 - 7:30pm.  Can you see yourself as the boss?  Learn tonight how to how to find a business and take control of your career.  What you learned in the military (your background, maturity, training) makes you a strong candidate to explore options for business ownership.  Registration requested.  Free. 


Database Discovery.  Fri. Nov. 9, 10 - 11:30am.  Come and learn about some of the great electronic databases the Trumbull Library has available for its constituents.  Lecture/Demonstration by Reference Librarian, Walter Dembowski.  Register.  Free. 


Beyond Deeds and Mortgages: Genealogy and Land Records.  Sat. Nov. 10, 10am – 12pm.  Frederick C. Hart, Jr., CG, FASG, will show us surprises and stories in the Land Records you may not know about!  He will walk us through the back pages of some Fairfield County town land records to discover clues and sidebars to your own family history!   Co-sponsored by TLS and Connecticut Ancestry.  Drop in, and register at 10am; lecture starts at 10:30am.  Free.  

Co-sponsored by CT Ancestry Society and TLS.   


What's In Your Food? A Lecture on GMOs and Food Labeling.  Tues. Nov. 13, 6:30 – 8pm.      Tara Cook-Littman, leader of the group GMO Free CT, will present tonight's talk on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs):  what they are, how they affect our health and environment, and why food products should be properly labeled.  GMO Free CT is an advocacy organization to educate consumers, farmers, and the state government about the dangers of GMOs.  Drop in.  Free. 


Children’s Events


Family Chess Club. Sat. Nov. 3, 10am - 12pm.  Chess learners and experts from 4 to 94 are welcome. Meet in the Children's Section with your own board, or come to watch.  Club meets the first and third Saturdays (except for long weekends).  Free.


Fairchild Nichols Branch

Branch Adult Event:  Trumbull Then and Now:  Recently Digitized Photos Shared by the

Trumbull Historical Society!  Sat. Nov. 10, 11am – 12pm.  Tonight we will enliven our history, and discuss the people, their stories, and the historical context in these recently-digitized photographs brought to the Fairchild Nichols Branch Library, from 1860s - 1950s!  Audience participation encouraged!  Bring your own photos and share your stories!  Presented by members of the Society.  Registration required.  Free.  Hot cider and donuts! \

Check out our website at www.trumbullct-library.gov, see upcoming events from the home page, and register online.  203-452-5197.


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