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What's happening at the Trumbull Library.

Friends of the Library Book Nook Sale.  Sat. Feb. 2, 9am - 3pm.  Friends 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.  


Non-Fiction Discussion Group:  The Director's Club! Brown Bag Lunch Meeting.  Wed. Feb. 6, 12 – 1pm.  Today’s title is The Hare with Amber Eyes:  A Family's Century of Art and Loss, by Edmund de Waal.  In the 1870s, Charles Ephrussi assembled a collection of 360 Japanese ivory carvings known as 'netsuke.' In this grand story, the fifth generation to inherit the collection traces the story of a remarkable family and a tumultuous century.  Check at the Library for copies; suggestions welcome!  Drop by if you'd like to join! 


Welcome to the Wonderful World of Reverse Mortgages!  Wed. Feb. 6, 6:30-7:30pm.  'What is a Reverse Mortgage?' and 'Am I Eligible?'  Common questions that Michael Buchas, Assoc. Examiner at the State Dept. of Banking will answer, and more!  He will also discuss the difference between reverse mortgages and home equity loans, loan limits, and the distribution of money from a reverse mortgage.  To consider the facts, join us. Min. attendance req., so please sign up!  Free.  


 How to Fund College Without Going Broke.  Sat. Feb. 9, 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. 


SAT Bootcamp for Teens.  Sat. Feb. 9, 12noon – 2pm.  Intensive SAT preparation workshop to help you score higher!  Bootcamp presented by First Choice College Placement of Milford.   Please Register. 


AARP Drivers Safety Program:  One Day / 4 Hours.  Tues. Feb. 12, 12:30 - 4:30pm.  Take this Safety Program for motorists age 50+, and refocus on safety.  Completion cert. for possible insurance discount.  Registration req. by phone or in person.  $12 fee for members/ $14 for non-members, payable to AARP by check or cash, in person or at the door.  Bring your card if you have one.  Details online. 


Valentine Critters for Teens & Tweens.  Tues. Feb. 12, 4 - 4:45pm.  Create several of these adorable magnetic Valentine’s Day message critters to stick on your friends’ lockers! Write your own little personal message for each one. Registration required. 


Intro to Quickbooks and Sage 50 (Peachtree).  Accounting Series Part 2.  Programs for Businesses and Business People.  Tues. Feb. 12, 6:30 - 7:30pm.  Software for your small Biz?!?  Do you need better information about your company finances?  Caren Schwartz of Time & Cents Consultants, LLC will talk about these products and show the benefits.  Q&A.  Register.  Free. 


New Year - New You!  Building an Effective Personal Brand in Today's Job Market.  Evening Career Lectures.  Wed. Feb. 13, 6:30 - 7:30pm.  Personal branding is much more than a slick tagline; it is part of getting a job.  Companies use branding to differentiate themselves from the competition; in today’s job market employers are the consumers!  Present yourself as distinct, and as a valuable solution and you will stand out and be selected!  Elizabeth Kaufman, Career Management & Talent Acquisition Professional, presents.  Registration requested.  Free. 

Children’s Events


Family Chess Club. Sat. Feb. 2, 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:  Birds and Bird Watching in Winter. presented by the CT Audubon Society!  Sat. Feb. 9, 11am – 12:15pm.  Discover which birds are around locally in winter, how to attract them, and how to recognize them!  Presentation inside; then go outside to see if we can spot some!!!   Wear warm clothes and shoes to walk a bit.  Binoculars will be supplied, or bring your own.  Space limited, register!  Free. Refreshments.  Hot cider and donuts! 


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


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