Library kicks off One Book One Town

FAIRFIELD — After a one year hiatus, the Fairfield Public Library and its community partners — Pequot Library, Fairfield University and the Fairfield University Bookstore — have returned with One Book One Town for 2019.

The book selections for this year are “Harbor Me,” and the picture book “The Day You Begin,” both by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. This is the 11th time Fairfield has celebrated a townwide read.

The signature event of One Book One Town is the Meet the Author event. Woodson will visit on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. She has written more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle schoolers and children. Most recently, she was named the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

In addition to the special Meet the Author event, there will be book discussions and programs for all ages. There is a writing contest inspired by the book on the topic of “feeling harbored” or “helping to harbor another person.”

Money raised throughout the year by the Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield, funded primarily through the annual A Visit to Santa’s House event will be used to support One Book One Town this year.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register, or for more information, visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160.