Fairfield Library hosts talk on child trafficking

Conor Grennan, the author of "Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal," will discuss and sign his new book at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Rotary Room of the Fairfield Public Library.

In search of adventure, 29-year-old Grennan traded his day job for a year long trip around the globe. His journey began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Grennan learned that the children were not orphans. For a huge fee, child traffickers were promising families in remote villages to protect their children from the civil war by taking them to safety. They would then abandon the children far from home, in the chaos of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

Grennan spent eight years at the EastWest Institute both in Prague and the EU Office in Brussels where he served as deputy director for the Security and Governance Program. He founded Next Generation Nepal, which reconnects trafficked children with their families and combats the root causes of child trafficking in rural villages in Nepal. He now serves on the Board of Next Generation Nepal. He is a 2010 graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business.

To register, visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or 203-256-3160. Books will be available for purchase after the program.