December 6, 2017
by Lisa Thornell
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Finals Week Services & De-Stress Breaks @ Your Library

The Library is here for YOU during finals week! Take advantage of the following services and de-stress activities:

  • Open 24 hours starting Tuesday, December 12th and closing at 6pm on Wednesday, December 20th. Also open December 21st from 7:45am - 4:30pm.
  • Free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and healthy snacks after 11pm
  • Study supplies and other giveaways in the lobby
  • Additional study space open from 6pm-8am, room 114 (lower level)
  • Librarians to help you with citations & research help! Check out the 24/7 online chat service
  • Research & Writing drop-by workshop on 12/12 from 12-4pm in the Writing Center
  • Counseling & Psychological Services has a pop-up office space in the Library 12/12-12/15 from 1:30-4pm for one-on-one confidential meetings to talk through your stress
  • De-stress coloring, puzzle and lego station on the main floor and events such as therapy dogs, quick crafts, and a petting zoo
  • De-stress spaces like the Zen Den on 12/13 or The Other Fairfield Beach on 12/14, 12/15, 12/18 and 12/19

To see all Library events click here:



November 27, 2017
by Jackie
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Theater on the Small Screen

Mother Courage and Her Children

The New York Times published a great piece "Night at the Theater From Your Couch? No Apologies Needed" by Elisabeth Vincentelli


  1. Filmmaker John Walter artfully captures Meryl Streep in her unforgettable portrayal of Mother Courage in Tony Kushner's adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece Mother Courage and Her Children.
  2. Helen Mirren in As You like It and A Midsummmer Night's Dream.
  3. Martha Graham Dance Company.
  4. Howard Zinn’s Emma : A Play About Anarchist Emma Goldman

Come explore


November 21, 2017
by Jackie
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Thanksgiving Recess Hours

Tuesday November 21th: 7:45 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday November 22th: 7:45 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday November 23th:  CLOSED

Friday November 24th:  CLOSED

Saturday November 25th:  CLOSED

Sunday November 26th: 1:00 pm – Midnight



Please note: The Library's vast online book and journal collections, as well as online help, will be available 24 hours a day from Note: 24 hour online help will not be available on Thanksgiving. The 24 hour computer lab will be available to current students,  with swipe card access.

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” – Native American Saying


November 9, 2017
by Jackie
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Closing the Book on the 2017 Human Library

Thank you to all our Human Books for making our Human Library a tremendous success! Over 40 students, faculty and staff volunteered to be an "open book" to help others in our Fairfield University community. We were blown away by their generous sharing of their stories.  And  our readers - over 500 students-  who attended the event agree that through the conversations, their eyes were opened to other experiences, perspectives, and worldviews that they were unaware of before (94%).


November 6, 2017
by Jackie
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Human Library This Wednesday! Be part of the solution!

Help break down stereotypes and connect with people in your own Fairfield University community.

Join us in conversation at our  Human Library event at DiMenna-Nyselius Library on Wednesday, Nov. 8th.  Drop in during either of the two sessions :  from 1-4:30 pm and 6-8:30pm.

What is the Human Library?

A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. Students, faculty and staff have volunteered as human ‘books’. Participants in the event can ‘read’ the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. ‘Books’ are students, staff and faculty from all walks of life who have been stereotyped and/or want to break down barriers based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the Fairfield community to share and understand the experiences of others in our community.

For more information on this event visit our website: or contact Jackie Kremer (, Barbara Ghilardi (