'Farm Sanctuary' programs hosted by Fairfield Library
Published 7:35 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2011
Two events are planned March 26 with "Celebrate Farm Sanctuary Day" by the Fairfield Public Library.
The free programs are also part of the weeks-long "One Book One Town" community reading project, whose signature book this year is "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Farm Sanctuary is, according to its website, a farm animal protection organization. Learn more about the group by checking, /www.farmsanctuary.org.
Both of the farm-themed programs will take place in the library's main branch, corner of Old Post and Post roads.
Maya Gottfried, author of "Our Farm, by the Animals of Farm Sanctuary," this year's One Book One Town children's selection, will appear from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk about Farm Sanctuary and read from her book of poetry. A craft activity and book signing will follow her presentation. The program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, and registration is required.
A vegan lunch, provided by Sue Caldwell, owner of "Health in a Hurry," will be available for purchase for $8.75 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Gene Baur, author, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, will speak at 1 p.m. in the library's Rotary Room. His book, "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food" is an examination of the treatment of animals and the ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk and eggs, according to library publicity. He will discuss his work rescuing farm animals and raising awareness about the problems of factory farming. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.
Registration is required for Baur's presentation.
Sign up online at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-255-7308.