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Learn how to Protect Your Valuables at the Fairfield Public Library

[Fairfield, CT, February 21, 2014] The Fairfield Public Library is hosting Police Lieutenant James Perez on Tuesday, March 4. He will discuss crime prevention and personal safety at 7 pm in the Rotary Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Learn how to protect yourself and your valuables. Lieutenant Perez will talk about personal safety, identity theft, home improvement, vacation scams, investment fraud and the latest in crime technology. Lt. Perez has 22 years of experience in law enforcement and is currently Commander of Special Services in Fairfield. Advanced registration is required due to the limited space. All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free of charge. For more information and to register for this event call 203-256-3160, or visit us on the web www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org . Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

Book Discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker at the Fairfield Public Library

[Fairfield, Conn., February 21, 2014] Dr. Mark Schenker will lead a book discussion on A
House in the Sky. The discussion will be held in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old
Post Road, on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m.
A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, is the official selection for Fairfield’s
One Book One Town 2014. Join us for what are always a lively discussion and a wonderful
exchange of ideas.
Dr. Mark Schenker, our popular discussion leader, is a Senior Associate Dean at Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs, and a part-time lecturer in the English Department. He has led book discussions in Connecticut libraries for over 25 years, and has given numerous lectures on writers and their works.
Registration is necessary and highly recommended since space is limited and Dr. Schenker’s
programs always fill to capacity. All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are open to the
public and free of charge. Please register by going online to www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org

or call 203-256-3160 for more information. Follow the activities of the Library on Twitter:

www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

Author Vivien Shotwell to visit Fairfield Public Library

 

[Fairfield, CT, February 21, 2014] The Fairfield Public Library will host author Vivien Shotwell and her
newly released, debut novel, Vienna Nocturne on Monday, March 3. She will be discussing her book at 7 pm in
the Memorial Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.
When Vivien Shotwell was an undergraduate studying at Williams College, her voice teacher assigned her
the haunting aria “Non temer, amato bene,” written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for English soprano Anna
Storace on her departure from Vienna. It immediately struck Shotwell as something special. Vienna Nocturne
is a sweeping historical love story and a portrait of an age. It is a deeply moving novel that brings to life
two extraordinary figures—a thirty-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a young English soprano, Anna
Storace, who was his muse.
A graduate of Williams College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Vivien is also a classically-trained singer,
and recently received an Artist Diploma in opera performance from Yale University, where in February 2013
she sang the role of Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. She was a 2011 and 2009 Regional Finalist in
the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; and the recipient of the 2013 Phyllis Curtin Career Entry
Prize and the 2012 David L. Kasdon Memorial Prize from the Yale School of Music. She has received grants
from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, and has performed as a soloist with
the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Aradia Ensemble, the Orchestra of New England, and The New
Opera. A daughter of independent booksellers, Vivien was born in Colorado and raised in Nova Scotia. She
now divides her time between Halifax, Nova Scotia and New Haven, Connecticut.
Advanced registration is required due to the limited space. Books will be available for purchase and signing at
the event. All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free of charge. For more information and to register
for this event call 203-256-3160, or visit us on the web www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org . Follow the Fairfield

Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

Charity Craft at Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch

[Fairfield, CT, February 21, 2014] The Fairfield Public Library is hosting its monthly DIY

Craft Salon at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road on Saturday,

March 1 at 11 a.m. This month we will work on a project that will support cancer survivors.

Alexandra Currie will be the presenter for this salon. She is the owner of a little square LLC in

Fairfield and creator of the Pink Pom Pom Project, a crafting initiative that seeks to help those

affected by cancer. Join us as we make squares for a quilt that will be given to a cancer support

organization. All supplies will be provided, but if you are a knitter, please bring size 8 needles.

Advanced registration is required due to the limited space and materials. All programs at the

Fairfield Public Library are free of charge. For more information and to register for this event

call 203-255-7308, or visit us on the web www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org . Follow the Fairfield

Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/

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information and discovery, inspires the lifelong love of reading and learning. It offers

free access to varied collections, stimulating programs, leading-edge technology, and a

responsive staff in a welcoming environment.”