Spring Break Fun: Super Hero Training Academy

Sat., Apr. 28, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Celebrate National Super Hero Day at the library! Drop in from 9:30 - 11:30 AM to test your skills in our Super Hero Academy training stations featuring PJ Masks. Complete the course to earn a graduation certificate and prizes! Sign up at the library or email assistant@fitzlib.org so we know how many academy recruits to expect.

Spring Break Fun: Mini-Golf at the Library

Mini-Golf at the Library

Wed., Apr. 25, 4 - 7pm

Drop in between 4 - 7 pm for mini-golf in the library. You'll be amazed by the creative library-themed holes designed by our fabulous library volunteers. Prizes, snacks, and fun for the whole family!

Book Party: "Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie

May 14, 7pm
May 14, 7pm
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
“Ingenious… Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century.” —The New York Times

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

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. Rhis group is finished for the school year.

On most Monday afternoons (not on the Mondays preceding 2nd 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. Please 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. May 5 - 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 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.

Teens
Fri. Apr. 20 at 6pm

Scythe
by Neal Shusterman
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.



Grades K-1

Meets Tues.May 1, 3:30

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.



Grades 2-3

Meets Tues. May 8, 3:30
Mr. Popper's Penguins
By Richard and Florence Atwater
A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations.



Grades 4-6

Tuesday, May 15, 3:30

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstein.
An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka. 

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.

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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