What was it like boarding the world’s most famous ship in 1912? Choose a costume similar to those worn by Titanic passengers and have your photograph taken. Professional photographer, Regina Madwed, will make a sepia-toned picture to look like an old-time photo. Read the passenger descriptions out loud and answer trivia questions. Learn how to write a message in Morse code – the only way the ship could communicate with the rest of the world. This program is for children in grades 2-4. Registration is required.
Come Aboard! will take place at both town libraries: Thursday, March 1, 4:15-5:15 pm at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road and Friday, March 16 from 4:15-5:15 pm at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road.
This program is part of the Library’s 2012 One Book One Town celebration of The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic. There are a variety of additional programs for children including Shipbuilding 101; Run the Titanic for tweens grades 4-7; an oral presentation by Lauren Tarshis who wrote the young reader’s book, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, for ages 8-13; and a presentation by Mystic Aquarium at the Pequot Library about the sinking of the Titanic.
All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register for these programs or for more information, go to www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.