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Parasite is here! Also, other movies

Date posted: January 14, 2020, 11:27 am

There is something for everyone in new movies this month! Check out Terminator: Dark Fate, Queen & Slim, Arctic Dogs, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Last Christmas, Dark Waters, Midway, and more.

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New Music, New You

Date posted: January 14, 2020, 11:03 am

We have a lot of new music for you this month including new music from Kesha, Camila Cabello, Fall Out Boy, Selena Gomez, Of Montreal, Louis Tomlinson, and more.

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New YA, New Year

Date posted: January 7, 2020, 12:54 pm

Wondering what to read in the new year? How about the history, fantasy, humor, romance, and more found in these new releases in YA?

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End 2019 With These Movies

Date posted: December 20, 2019, 3:52 pm

2019 ends strong with DVD releases of The Addams Family, Black and Blue, Freaks, Joker, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland: Double Tap and more!

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 14

Date posted: December 16, 2019, 10:03 am

Becky and Mark discuss holiday closings at the Library, as well as the upcoming Winter Reading Program—Wild About Reading! Christmas break is a wonderful time to check out an AHA Museum Pass. Becky tries to stump Mark with an It’s a Wonderful Life trivia question.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Dec 7

Date posted: December 16, 2019, 10:00 am

The last performance of Assisted Living: The Home for the Holidays is Saturday, December 7. Becky mentions many upcoming programs at the Library, including Yoga, Make a Winter Crown, and All Aboard the Polar Express.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 30

Date posted: December 16, 2019, 9:54 am

Marilyn and Rita join Becky and Mark to talk about their role in the upcoming production of Assisted Living: The Home for the Holidays. Friends of the Library memberships for 2020 are available, and there is only one day left to bid on the Deck the Halls silent auction fundraiser.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 23

Date posted: November 23, 2019, 10:30 am

Look for the Library in the Holiday Parade today! Tara talks about the new Puzzle Exchange program at Northwest. Mark, Becky, and Tara all share their unique talent in honor of Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day on November 24.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 16

Date posted: November 19, 2019, 1:24 pm

Do you love the library? A great way to show your support is to become a member of the Friends of the Library! 2020 membership applications now available. You can also show your support by bidding on a tree in the Deck the Halls fundraiser, running through December 1, or choosing the Friends of the Fairfield County District Library to receive a charitable contribution through Amazon Smile.

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Read, Learn and Connect Nov 9

Date posted: November 19, 2019, 1:22 pm

Becky and Tara talk about the importance of early literacy, including the new “Say, Do, Know” initiative from the Lancaster City Schools and the newly created Early Literacy Center at the Main Library!

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Our November Movies Have It All!

Date posted: November 15, 2019, 4:41 pm

Action, drama, romance, giant alligators… Our November movies have it all. Don’t miss Ad Astra, the Downton Abbey movie, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Good Omens, Crawl, and much more. Place a hold today!

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New YA for November

Date posted: November 8, 2019, 6:40 pm

We have been cooking up some exciting new releases in YA for November. Check out these books featuring the retelling of a Greek myth, a murder mystery that takes place on a foggy island, and deadly sirens.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 3

Date posted: November 3, 2019, 10:30 am

Lea explains how the new embargo on eBooks from Macmillan Publishing will affect digital library users, as well as giving a call to action for library customers who are affected.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 26

Date posted: October 26, 2019, 10:30 am

Lea, Becky, and Mark discuss lots of programs coming up at the library, including Women’s Wellness Wednesdays in November. Gator Dave will also be visiting the Main Library on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm.

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Cozy October Music

Date posted: October 19, 2019, 4:02 pm

Get cozy with new holiday music this month from artists like Phil Wickham, Lea Michele, Idina Menzel, and Dionne Warwick.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 19

Date posted: October 19, 2019, 10:30 am

Fall is a big season for publishing new titles, and Allison gives us a run down on the popular authors who have new books coming out this month! Becky is excited for the Friends of the Library Deck the Halls silent auction, happening during the month of November.

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Frightfully Good October Movies

Date posted: October 16, 2019, 2:24 pm

We have scared up some frightfully good movies for October. The Angry Birds Movie 2, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The final season of Elementary, Deadwood the Movie, Supernatural Season 14, and much more. Put one on hold today!

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 12

Date posted: October 12, 2019, 10:30 am

Mark, Becky, and Allison discuss their favorite music in honor of Universal Music Day on October 12th. The new art exhibit in the 3rd floor Gallery is “Hiking Ohio” by Susie Schreiber, and it will run from October 20th through November 30th, with an opening reception on October 20th from 2:00-4:00 pm.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 5

Date posted: October 5, 2019, 10:30 am

Allison Moore, Technical Services Librarian, joins Becky to talk about the last MANHATTAN SHORT film festival screening, as well as a new picture book by Bob Shea titled Who Wet My Pants?

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Read, Learn, and Connect Sept 28

Date posted: October 1, 2019, 1:36 pm

Branch Manager Judith Cosgray joins Becky Schaade as they discuss all of the wonderful programming happening at the Baltimore Branch Library! Learn about Flipster, the library’s eMagazine app.

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New Movies September!

Date posted: September 20, 2019, 6:44 pm

Come in and check out these new titles, featuring Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King, Luce, Ophelia, The Outsider, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Toy Story 4, and many more!

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New Music September!

Date posted: September 19, 2019, 2:53 pm

Check out new music from Lizzo, Tegan and Sara, Foals, Milky Chance, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean and more as we transition to autumn.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Sept 14

Date posted: September 14, 2019, 10:30 am

Ellen Simmons discusses the upcoming Garret Players season, dubbed “A Year of Comedy”, with four dark comedies to be performed over the next year.

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Fine Free Starting Sept 1, 2019

Date posted: September 11, 2019, 11:19 am

The Fairfield County District Library will no longer charge fines for overdue materials. • No more late fees starting September 1, 2019.• Charges will still be applied for damaged or lost items.• Ask a staff member for more information about fine free.

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Manhattan Short Film Festival Screening

Date posted: September 11, 2019, 10:33 am

Over 100,000 film lovers in over 350 cities across six continents will gather to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. All ten short films will be shown at each screening listed. Each screening will last approximately two hours. Films will be shown at the Main Library…
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Read, Learn, and Connect Sept 7

Date posted: September 7, 2019, 10:30 am

Ellen Simmons from the Garret Players joins Becky and Mark to talk about the upcoming encore presentation of Assisted Living: The Musical on September 13 and 14.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Aug 31

Date posted: August 31, 2019, 10:30 am

Becky and Mark discuss some upcoming changes in the library system, including going fine free and minor hours changes at some branch locations.

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New August Movies

Date posted: August 30, 2019, 5:29 pm

The time is now to get your holds in for the following movies and tv shows: Yesterday, Star Trek Discovery Season 2, Riverdale Season 3, Midsommar, John Wick Chapter 3, Deadly Class Season 1, Chernobyl, and more.

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New September Music!

Date posted: August 29, 2019, 4:35 pm

There’s a lot of great new music this month including new albums from Belle & Sebastian, Billie Eilish, Sleater Kinney, Tyler the Creator, Harry and the Potters, Lana Del Rey, and more!

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Read, Learn, and Connect Aug 24

Date posted: August 28, 2019, 2:31 pm

Mark and Becky reveal some big changes beginning September 1. Any items checked out after that date will no longer accrue daily fines. Customers are still responsible for returning their items on time and will be billed for unreturned items.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Aug 17

Date posted: August 28, 2019, 2:25 pm

Becky and Samantha give a sneak peek at upcoming fall programs at the library, including a new sensory storytime at Main Library and the Northwest Branch.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Aug 10

Date posted: August 28, 2019, 2:25 pm

Becky talks about using your library card to access Creativebug—a library resources that allows you to watch crafting tutorial videos. Becky’s gathered some great back-to-school crafts that parents and children could do together!

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Support Your Community With Food For Fines

Date posted: August 21, 2019, 8:52 am

During the month of September, bring in at least one non-expired, non-perishable food item to receive up to $10 in overdue fine forgiveness! The fine forgiveness covers only overdue fines, not processing fees or lost material charges. Feel free to bring in more items to donate if you like! All items will be donated to…
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Take a Trip With New YA

Date posted: August 19, 2019, 5:47 pm

Where can the new releases in YA take you this month? To the edge of the galaxy for adventure and romance. To New York for a heart-pounding thrill ride. Bombed-out WWII London for a fever dream of war and loss. 1890s Atlanta for a look at life below the stairs of the rich and powerful. Or to a dark and swampy forest to rescue a girl from monsters.

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New August Movies

Date posted: August 10, 2019, 3:50 pm

The final days of summer are upon us. End your summer with Aladdin, Godzilla King of Monsters, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Descendants 3, The Sun is Also a Star, the second season of American Gods, the final season of Big Bang Theory, and much more!

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New YA Picks

Date posted: July 22, 2019, 5:36 pm

Wondering what’s new in YA? We have some exciting new releases at the library for young adults –or anyone who loves a good story. A Chilling Adventures of Sabrina prequel novel, an apocalyptic suspense novel inspired by The Lord of the Flies, a magical story of friendship, and a dark fairy tale novel based on the movie Pan’s Labyrinth. Put one on hold today!

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Read, Learn, and Connect July 20

Date posted: July 20, 2019, 10:30 am

Allison and Becky discuss the rise and fall of station wagons, in anticipation of National Woodie Wagon Day on July 20th. More Wands and Wizards Weekend events highlighted as well.

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New July Movies

Date posted: July 15, 2019, 5:49 pm

Want to stay out of the heat? We’ve got movies for that! Take home Beach Bum, Captive State, The Curse of La Llorona, A Dog’s Journey, and more. We can also help you catch up on all your favorite shows with new seasons of Blue Bloods, Arrow, The Blacklist, and the finale of Timeless.

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New July Music

Date posted: July 15, 2019, 5:36 pm

New Music from the Violent Femmes, The Flaming Lips, Midland, Ed Sheeran, plus the soundtracks from Aladdin and
Toy Story 4, and much more heat up July.

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Read, Learn, and Connect July 13

Date posted: July 13, 2019, 10:30 am

Wands and Wizards Weekend is coming up fast! Here are some of the awesome things happening at the library for this fantastic event!

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Read, Learn, and Connect July 6

Date posted: July 12, 2019, 9:05 am

Learn about RBdigital and the Peep Art Competition, as well as lots of summer programming fun, with Becky and Allison.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 29

Date posted: June 29, 2019, 10:30 am

Stranger Things party is today! Teen programs are going well during the summer—look for a program on making your own Guardians of the Galaxy style earbud holder on Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 pm. Also coming up, an “Out-of-this-World” Drive In Movie program—kids make their own cardboard rocket ship and then watch a movie.

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A Few More New June Movies

Date posted: June 22, 2019, 11:09 am

Step right up! Dumbo is coming soon. Also hitting the shelves is Alita Battle Angel, Okko’s Inn, Pet Sematary, the final season of Game of Thrones, and more.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 22

Date posted: June 22, 2019, 10:30 am

Becky and Shannon talk about summer reading, a new downloadable audiobook service that is coming soon, and Wands and Wizards Weekend. There will be a Stranger Things party at the Main Library on June 29 and a program to introduce Instant Pot cooking at June 30.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 15th

Date posted: June 15, 2019, 10:30 am

Becky shares some exciting news about Kanopy Kids and talks about downloadable audio books available for free with your library card through Overdrive and Hoopla—perfect for summer road trips! Judith gives a shout out to the Summer Reading Program sponsors in the village of Baltimore.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 8th

Date posted: June 8, 2019, 10:30 am

Judith Cosgray, Baltimore Branch Manager, shares information about upcoming summer programs at the Baltimore Branch. Becky gives a special thank you to State Senator Tim Schaffer for his support of libraries in the proposed state budget. Plus, it’s the last day to see Assisted Living: the Musical.

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New June Music

Date posted: June 3, 2019, 4:01 pm

Avicii, Madonna, Rammstein and more in new music soon to be found on our shelves!

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New June Movies

Date posted: June 3, 2019, 3:50 pm

Summer is coming and so are these hot new movies and tv shows including Us, Captain Marvel, Teen Spirit, Her Smell, Ramen Shop, The Quake, Killing Eve Season 2, Isabelle, The Good Place Season 3, Broad City Season 5, and more!

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 1st

Date posted: June 1, 2019, 10:30 am

Special radio guest and Garett Players Director Marilyn Steiner talked to Becky about the upcoming Assisted Living: the Musical production. The pair also discuss the Summer Reading program: A Universe of Stories, and Becky recommends a Lynda.com course for anyone looking to brush up on their business etiquette.

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Register to VOTE

Date posted: September 25, 2017, 1:41 pm

The office of the Secretary of State will be at the Fairfield County District Library to help Fairfield County residents sign up to vote either online or by paper.

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Playaway Launchpads

Date posted: February 17, 2017, 2:13 pm

Introducing Playaway Launchpad – the kids only learning tablet that both kids and adults will love.

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Peter Rabbit Storybook Garden

Date posted: October 5, 2016, 11:58 am

Hoopla Digital

Date posted: January 19, 2016, 12:37 pm

The Fairfield County District Library is proud to offer you the Hoopla Digital service!  3-Step Sign-Up Download the App or go to Hoopla Digital. Log in with your library card. Borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more with no late fees! Each patron is currently allowed 8 checkouts per month, with the Library having a daily…
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Donate to the Library with Amazon

Date posted: July 9, 2015, 2:32 pm

Want an easy way to help the library? If you use Amazon, by accessing it through this link you can sign up and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the Friends of the Library! It’s the same Amazon you’d get through Amazon.com, Amazon Smile just lets you easily contribute to a cause…
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Dog Tales, now by appointment!

Date posted: February 18, 2015, 12:35 pm

Dog Tales is now by appointment! The new format for this program will be a twenty minute block of time where a child can read one-on-one with our canine volunteers and their owners. This change will enhance the benefit to literacy skills for beginning readers. Reading one-on-one will give struggling readers a chance to practice their skills in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

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Free Technology Classes

Date posted: January 30, 2015, 1:02 pm

You can book a librarian for a computer class or to learn how to download digital book to your mobile device here at the library. Learn in a relaxed 45-minute to one hour session at your own pace.

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Teen iPads and Teen Room

Date posted: January 30, 2015, 1:00 pm

Teens can check out ipads for use in the Teen Room here at the Main Library! The iPads are loaded with a bunch of great apps like Khan Academy, Badland, Angry Birds, Temple Run, Math vs Zombies, NASA, Spotify, and more.

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Adaptive Toys

Date posted: January 29, 2015, 2:02 pm

Adaptive toys are toys that are either made especially for children with special needs, or are “off the shelf” toys that are adapted to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

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Day Care Kits

Date posted: January 28, 2015, 11:55 am

Day care theme kits are available here at the library on topics such as adoption, feelings, dinosaurs, pets, and more.  Each kit contains 10-12 preselected items related to a particular theme appropriate for use with preschool-aged children.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Date posted: January 26, 2015, 4:10 pm

1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read 1000 books with their preschool-aged children before they go off to kindergarten.

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Hold It!

Date posted: December 11, 2014, 12:26 pm