Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Job search assistance, spring book sale, lunchtime book discussion and cooking demo at Derby Public Library

American Job Search Career Coach – Job Search Assistance
The American Job Search Career Coach returns to the Derby Public Library on Friday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During both the morning session, 10-12, and the afternoon session, 1-3, instructors will be offering job search assistance. Learn where to look for jobs, how to get the job you want, and how to search for jobs on the internet. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis. The American Job Search Career Coach is operated by Career Resources.

Annual Spring Book Sale
The Derby Public Library Annual Spring Book Sale will begin on the last day of National Library Week, Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will continue on Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shoppers are invited to fill a bag for $5. Bags will be provided. Adult and children fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks, magazines, video and audio materials will be available.

Lunchtime Book Discussion – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Derby Public Library has scheduled its next Lunchtime Book Discussion for Wednesday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. The selected title is the enchanting novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  A.J.Fikry, is the cantankerous owner of Island Books near Hyannis, Mass.  His wife has died, sales are down, and he is slowly isolating himself from the community. Then a mysterious package arrives that gives him the opportunity to see everything anew and change his life. This tale of transformation and second chances reminds us why we read. Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  Participants are asked to bring a sandwich and a friend as they “chat and chew.” Dessert and beverages will be provided. Registration is requested.

Cooking Demo: Springtime Soups
The Derby Public Library has scheduled another cooking demo on Monday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be Springtime Soups. Stacey Ference of Savour Catering will show participants how to use spring’s lighter and fresher flavors to make potato and leek, cream of asparagus, and gazpacho soup.  There will be samples of all demonstrated foods. The class is for ages 18 years and older. Registration is required.

The above information was provided by Library Director Cathy Williams. For more information, stop by the library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 203-736-1482 or visit

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