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Monday January 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Illustrated Book Club  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Make an Illustrated Book with other children who love to write. Ages 8 to 12. The Library will publish the children's book and add it to the Library collection. Be an author!

Class meets 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/22, 1/29. Children must commit to 4 of the 5 classes to be able to attend the class.

Weather policy: If schools cancel, or dismiss early, no afternoon programs.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Lifelong Learners: Craft Beer & Home Brewing  
   

Let's talk Beer! Craft Breweries are cropping up all over Connecticut and around the nation. Join Tom Eckels, Stratford's IT administrator and beer enthusiast for a talk about the sudden growth of craft breweries and home brewing.

    Location: Baldwin Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Read to Therapy Dogs  
   

Read to Therapy Dogs. Call 203 385-4165 or email: childrens@stratfordlibrary.org or visit the library to book a reading time.

Location: In the Children's Department.

    Location: Children's Dept.

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit Wits  
   

KNIT WITS - Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.   

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday January 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Computer  
   

Ready to take that first step and learn about computers? This course will introduce the new user to computers, beginning with the components that make up a computer system and how to use a mouse and keyboard. It also covers basic Windows 7 skills including starting programs and working with the desktop and windows.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Harry Potter Book Club  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 8 to adult. Discuss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Snack and discussion.

Weather policy: If schools dismiss early/cancel, there are no evening programs.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Friday January 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Movie Afternoon - The LEGO Ninjago Movie  
   

Teens! Join us for a pizza as we screen the flick, The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG; 101 minutes)!

Plot: Cole, Jay, Kai, Lloyd, Nya and Zane are six Lego teens who have extraordinary skills. They are all gifted ninjas, and they spend their nights defending their island of Ninjago against a host of enemy invaders. During the day, however, they lead a much different life. Despite their heroic actions, they must go to school like ordinary teenagers, and in a lot of ways, this causes them more stress than the epic battles they undertake at night. How long will they be able to maintain a healthy balance between their superhero-style defenses and the more ordinary task of high school?

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday January 28, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stratford Historical Society Meeting  
   

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday January 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating your resume? Visit the CTWorks Career Coach (bus), parked outside the Library!

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Illustrated Book Club  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Make an Illustrated Book with other children who love to write. Ages 8 to 12. The Library will publish the children's book and add it to the Library collection. Be an author!

Class meets 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/22, 1/29. Children must commit to 4 of the 5 classes to be able to attend the class.

Weather policy: If schools cancel, or dismiss early, no afternoon programs.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring and Coffee  
   

Relax and reduce stress with coloring for adults.
The library will provide coffee, coloring pages, colored pencils, markers and crayons. You are also welcome to bring your own coloring materials.  
Stop in and color!

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: WHEN SHE FLEW  
   

Monthly book discussion examines Jennie Shortridge's novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science in Action  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 8-12. Different science principles and/or experiments each month.

Weather policy: If schools dismiss early or cancel, there are no evening programs.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Thursday February 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ukulele Lessons  
   

Learn to play the ukulele! This is a 4 week jump-start special with volunteer, Maria. Class is for anyone over 6 years old, and multiple generations are welcome. Please be sure that you can attend at least three of the four classes before registering, as class size is limited. If you have a ukulele (soprano, concert, or tenor) that is great. If not, we have a limited number to lend, first come, first served.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's fourth meeting, we'll watch episodes 5 & 6 of Season One & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM uCreate: 3D Printing for Beginners  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this introductory session, you’ll learn how to search for and download 3D designs, how to modify 3D designs using Cube Print software, and how to operate the Library's Cube 3 3D printer. Then, sign up for a one-on-one session to 3D-print your object of choice and become 3D printing certified at the Library. For ages 13 and above. Registration begins: 01/01/18.

    Location: uCreate
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Astronomy Club  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

This month, we visit Mars! Ages 7-12. We'll learn about Mars, human exploration of Mars, and do an activity.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Friday February 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday February 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Today is international Take Your Child to the Library Day! Games, giveaways, and crafts throughout the day - see the activity lists below for registration information. In addition to our registered events and our drop in events listed below, we'll be swinging at the Monster Pinata in the Lovell Room at 4:30 pm!

All day activities include:

Read for 15 minutes get a goody bag
I Spy Monsters Game
Snack 10-3 (while supplies last)
 

    Location: Children's Dept.

Sunday February 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: THE RED TAILS/THE STORY OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN  
   

Fascinating history held in conjunction with "Black History Month".

Guest speaker: Bruce Bird, Stamford Black History Museum

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday February 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Drop in to chat about what you're reading and watching!

 

Location: Staff Room

    Location: Other

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Advance Reader's Book Club  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-6. Check out new books before they are even published! Read and discuss.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Interview Skills Workshop  
   

Find out what employers want to learn about potential hires during an interview and how to best respond to tough questions.

Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

The workshop will be taught by a Goodwill Career Coach. Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment with the Goodwill Career Center to receive individual assistance.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM First Look Book Club  
    Contact: Teen   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Get an insider's look at books before they are published and recommend to add to the library's collection.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SWOT Business Planning  
   

This workshop provides prospective business owners with the tools they need to create an effective business plan. Using a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis it will help them be proactive instead of reactive. It will assist in developing a real-world business strategy that is focused, realistic and tailored to your business.

  • What a SWOT analysis is  
  • How to prepare a basic business plan
  • How a SWOT analysis helps create a clear picture of an effective planning process by providing a reality check and help you think both short and long term 
  • How to use a SWOT analysis to provide an overall view of the key factors influencing the future of your business 
  • How to incorporate the results of the SWOT analysis into the preparation of a business plan 

Presenter: Harvey Hoffman
While in industry, Dr. Hoffman held positions ranging from research and development engineer, group manager, project manager to general manager. In aerospace, he worked on the space shuttle and the Titan rocket. He holds a patent for a Digital Scan Converter Employing an Accelerated Scan. He is the author of project management and capstone project books and more than twenty academic and technical papers. He teaches business courses at Fairfield University.

Register at Fairfield County SCORE
A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by The Stratford Library 

Check-in starts at 6:00 PM

    Location: Lovell Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SHS Band Parents meeting  
   

SHS Band Parents will meet in the Board Room from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

    Location: Board Room

Thursday February 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Exploring the Internet  
   

The Internet is a vast resource that can educate, inform, and entertain you. And it can be a pretty good place to shop too! This course is geared to the new Internet user, and begins with an overview of websites and browsers and online safety. Then it's off to discover some of the best the Internet has to offer.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ukulele Lessons  
   

This class is second in a series of classes that began on February 1, and is currently full. Please let us know if you are interested in afuture class.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM uCode Google CS First Class  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

    Location: Children's Dept.

Friday February 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM uCreate: Cricut Valentines  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Nothing says 'I love you' like a homemade valentine! Pop in between 10 am and noon and create a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day greeting using cutouts made by our Cricut die cutter; plus, enjoy some Valentine's Day treats and tunes. Markers, paper, stickers, and other supplies will be provided. All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent/guardian. No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Library LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 5-12

Different projects every month

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday February 11, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Animals Spell Love with Author David Cundy  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet author David Cundy and hear his book "Animals Spell Love." Learn how to say love in 16 different languages with the help of animal friends. Then, make a craft based on the book. For school age children. Courtesy of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. Details to follow.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stratford Sister Cities Chorus  
   

Annual chorus concert.  Free and open to the public.

Snow date:  February 25

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday February 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of Square One Theatre General Meeting  
   

Meeting of the Stratford-based theatre troupe.  Sneak-preview of the theatre's March production of "White Guy on the Bus" will be presented.  Refreshments served.  Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinee on Wednesday: THE BIG SICK  
   

Moving, funny courtship comedy about a Pakistan-born comedian whose relationship with a non-Muslim girl causes problems with his traditional parents.  A romantic delight!  R, 119 minutes

 

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit Wits  
   

KNIT WITS - Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.   

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday February 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM uCode Computer Class Ages 5-7  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 5-7. Learning coding skills on and off the computers. Class meets once a month. Sign for each month separately - children do not need to attend each month, however, registration is required so we can have a computer for you. Space is limited to 8 children.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ukulele Lessons  
   

Class started on February 1st. Currently open only to those who registered prior to that date.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's fifth meeting, we'll watch episodes 7 & 8 of Season One & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM uCode Google CS First Class  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A monthly group of high school and college students who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings.  Get your writings published or perform your own work.  Meetings are Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm .

    Location: uCreate Annex
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday February 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM uCreate: Video Game Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203.385.4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Think you have what it takes to make it to the top? Compete against friends on Nintendo 64, GameCube, and the Wii to see who reigns supreme in Super Smash Bros.! All skill levels welcome. Snacks will be provided.

Open to middle school and high school teens. No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday February 17, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Cosplay Event  
    Contact: teen   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All students 6th grade and up are invited to check out our first Cosplay Event!  Come in full character or or come as you are.  There will be a panel presentation, Kahoot, some role-play and more!  Stop by and talk to other teens about how to develop your own character and costumes.  Drop by anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 pm and check this NEW event out.


Sunday February 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library is closed in observance of President's Day.

 

    Location: Whole Building

Monday February 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library is closed in observance of President's Day.

 

    Location: Whole Building

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Lifelong Learners: Cassini: A 20 Year Journey  
   

Cassini: A 20 Year Journey

Due to the amount of fuel that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft had in reserve, the Cassini mission ended on Sept 15, 2017 with the spacecraft plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, sending back valuable data bask to the Earth, & eventually succumbing to Saturn’s intense atmospheric pressure to become part of the Planet. 
Using breathtaking images taken by the Cassini Spacecraft, Andy Poniros NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Amateur Astronomer, & Radio Show Host will discuss Cassini’s amazing discoveries of Saturn, its Moons, & its Rings, …including the possibility of life in the Saturn System.
    Location: Baldwin Center
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Books on Tap - The Stranger in the Woods  
    Contact:    203-385-4164   smellinger@stratfordlibrary.org
   

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion of Michael Finkel's “The Stranger in the Woods” @ http://goo.gl/AbWZ9m. Don't forget to stop by the library to borrow a copy of the book. We'll get settled, order food/drinks, and catch up with everyone at 7pm on Tuesday, February 20th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!

    Location: Sitting Duck Tavern

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Aspiring Writer's Club  
    Contact: Teen   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Aspiring Writer's Club. See Diane Stackploe

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM uCreate Craft Night  
   

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome. All supplies provided.

This month's craft: Word Magnets

    Location: Lobby

Thursday February 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Microsoft Word  
   

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Ukulele Lessons  
   

Class started on February 1st. Curently open only to students who registered prior to that date.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM BNT Homebuyer Seminar  
   

Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust/Homeownership Academy presents a series of workshops, free and open to the public.

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

    Location: Lovell Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM uCreate: Play!  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1920/1*dwXQ5wxXY2PRmsENylyMdA.jpegDiscover all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in between 5:30 and 7:30 pm and play with: a 3D printing pen, a 3D scanner, littleBits, the Nintendo Switch, the robots of uCreate (including LEGO Mindstorms, MakeBlock, Ozobot, and Sphero), Snap Circuits, and more! All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent/guardian. No registration required.

    Location: uCreate

Friday February 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Movie Afternoon - Jumanji  
   

Teens! Join us for a pizza as we screen the original Jumanji (PG; 104 minutes)!

"In the jungle you must wait, until the dice roll 5 or 8."

 Plot: When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. The movie stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Leading to Reading Parent Workshop  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

This one hour class teaches literacy techniques and how to use our themed Leading to Reading kits for preschoolers. Please note this class is for adults only.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Library LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 5-12

Different projects every month

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating your resume? Visit the CTWorks Career Coach (bus), parked outside the Library!

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring and Coffee  
   

Relax and reduce stress with coloring for adults.
The library will provide coffee, coloring pages, colored pencils, markers and crayons. You are also welcome to bring your own coloring materials.  
Stop in and color!

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Read to Therapy Dogs  
   

Read to Therapy Dogs

Call 203 385-4165 or email: childrens@stratfordlibrary.org or visit the library to book a reading time.

    Location: Children's Dept.

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD  
   

Monthly book discussion examines Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winner.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit Wits  
   

KNIT WITS - Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.   

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's sixth meeting, compete in a trivia night faceoff to see how well you remember all the ins-and-outs of Season One! The winner(s) will be awarded eternal bragging rights (until our next trivia competition smiley) & a prize! We'll also have snacks to chow down on!!  Newbies, experts, and everyone in between are welcome to compete!

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM uCreate: 3D Printing for Beginners  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this introductory session, you’ll learn how to search for and download 3D designs, how to modify 3D designs using Cube Print software, and how to operate the Library's Cube 3 3D printer. Then, sign up for a one-on-one session to 3D-print your object of choice and become 3D printing certified at the Library. For ages 13 and above. Registration begins: 02/01/18.

    Location: uCreate

Friday March 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday March 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: Women in the American Revolution  
   

Special for "Women's History Month".

Guest speaker: Eric Chandler

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday March 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Drop in to chat about what you're reading and watching!

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Advance Reader's Book Club  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-6. Check out new books before they are even published! Read and discuss.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Resume Writing & Cover Letters Workshop  
   

Most resumes are viewed by hiring managers for 30 seconds before they make a decision whether you are a candidate they would like to interview. Learn how to highlight your skills and experience and shape your resume into a format that is pleasing to employers. Clarify your work experience and interest in a position with a professional cover letter attached to your resume. Represent yourself by gathering your references and appropriate contact information prior to applying to positions.

The workshop will be taught by a Goodwill Career Coach. Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment with the Goodwill Career Center to receive individual resume assistance.

Please register in advance. Class size is limited to 10.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM First Look Book Club  
    Contact: Teen   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Get an insider's look at books before they are published and recommend to add to the library's collection.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Internet-Based On-Demand Services for Small Businesses  
   

Internet-Based On-Demand Services to Lower Costs, Increase Productivity & Deliver Faster.

The Internet has enabled delivery of business services on-demand at a low, variable cost. Online marketplaces connect companies who need services with businesses and individuals who provide them. This workshop will present examples of online marketplaces, the types of services you can get from them and recommendations on how to best use them.

  • Graphic design and creative services
  • Administrative services
  • Marketing support
  • Programming and technical support
  • Research
  • Legal services

Presenter: Matthew Krieger
Matthew Krieger is a technologist and executive with 20 years’ experience in Information Technology and manufacturing. Matt is VP of Technology with manufacturer Cober, Inc. where he is responsible for engineering, business development and sales. Previously Matt held senior IT leadership positions at Time, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association. Matt serves on the board of two non-profit organizations and is a SCORE mentor.

Register at Fairfield County SCORE
A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by The Stratford Library 

Check-in starts at 6:00 PM 

    Location: Lovell Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SHS Band Parents meeting  
   

SHS Band Parents will meet in the Board Room from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

    Location: Board Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Facebook 1: The Starter Kit  
   

In this course, you will learn the basics of using Facebook, create an account and learn how to post messages and photos online. After this course, you will be able to use Facebook on your own.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM uCode Google CS First Class  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

    Location: Children's Dept.

Friday March 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday March 10, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Library LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 5-12

Different projects every month

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday March 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Children's Event  
    Location: Lovell Room

Monday March 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees on Wednesday: VICTORIA AND ABDUL  
   

The surprising true story about the unexpected friendship between Queen Victoria and a young clerk from India. Judi Dench stars as the queen.  PG:13, 111 minutes

Free & open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit Wits  
   

Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! We’ll meet from 6:00-7:30pm. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

    Location: Staff Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM uCode Computer Class Ages 5-7  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 5-7. Learning coding skills on and off the computers. Class meets once a month. Sign for each month separately - children do not need to attend each month, however, registration is required so we can have a computer for you. Space is limited to 8 children.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's seventh meeting, we'll watch episodes 1 & 2 of Season Two & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM uCode Google CS First Class  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A monthly group of high school and college students who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings.  Get your writings published or perform your own work.  Meetings are Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm .

    Location: uCreate Annex
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday March 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM uCreate: Video Game Club  
   

Calling all gamers! Drop in and play during our open video gaming session after school. We'll have our Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, and Nintendo Switch set up, but feel free to bring a console and games of your own to play! Snacks will be provided.

Open to middle school and high school teens.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday March 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Class  
   

Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust/Homeownership Academy presents a series of workshops, free and open to the public.

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday March 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic Genealogy:Get Started  
   

Genealogist Sarah Greenberg will start you on the path to discovering your family tree.

Free and open to the public but reservations are required by calling: 203.385.4162.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday March 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring and Coffee  
   

Relax and reduce stress with coloring for adults.
The library will provide coffee, coloring pages, colored pencils, markers and crayons. You are also welcome to bring your own coloring materials.  
Stop in and color!

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Lifelong Learners  
   

Topic to be determined

    Location: Baldwin Center

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Aspiring Writer's Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203.385.4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Teens: Share your writing, receive encouragement, and discover how to have your work published! Open to grades 6 and up.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM uCreate Craft Night  
   

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome.

This month's craft: to be determined

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday March 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Facebook 2: I'm on Facebook, Now What?  
   

In this course, you will learn how to customize your Facebook profile, create important Life Event posts, work with the Facebook photo albums, chat, groups, and more. You need to have a Facebook account set up prior to class. Please bring your Facebook login information to the class.

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday March 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Movie Afternoon - Wonder  
   

Teens! Join us for a pizza as we screen the inspiring story, Wonder (PG; 113 minutes)!

Plot: August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. The movie stars: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.

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    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday March 24, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Library LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 5-12

Different projects every month

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday March 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stratford Historical Society Meeting  
   

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating your resume? Visit the CTWorks Career Coach (bus), parked outside the Library!

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: LILAC GIRLS  
   

Monthly book discussion examines Martha Hall Kelly's current bestseller.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit Wits  
   

Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

    Location: Staff Room

Thursday March 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's eighth meeting, we'll watch episodes 3 & 4 of Season Two & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday March 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library is closed in observance of Good Friday.

 

    Location: Whole Building

Saturday March 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM NANBPWC  
   

The Greater Bridgeport Club of the NANBPWC is sponsoring a women's conference today.  March is Womens Health month.  There will be several health and economic development topics presented.  Free and open to the public.  Contact Sandra Fisher at: sandfish2@aol.com or call 203-375-3693 for further details.
 

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday April 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library is closed in observance of Easter.

 

    Location: Whole Building

Monday April 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Drop in to chat about what you're reading and watching!

    Location: Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Staff Room is the alternate location for Monday Morning Buzz, if the Board Room is unavailable.

    Location: Staff Room

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Job Seekers over 50+ Workshop  
   

Learn to leverage your years of hard-earned experience as you search for a new job.

The workshop will be taught by a Goodwill Career Coach. Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment with the Goodwill Career Center to receive individual assistance.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SHS Band Parents meeting  
   

SHS Band Parents will meet in the Board Room from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

    Location: Board Room

Thursday April 5, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Computer  
   

Ready to take that first step and learn about computers? This course will introduce the new user to computers, beginning with the components that make up a computer system and how to use a mouse and keyboard. It also covers basic Windows 7 skills including starting programs and working with the desktop and windows.

    Location: Board Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BNT Extreme Couponing Workshop  
   

Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust/Homeownership Academy presents a series of workshops, free and open to the public.

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday April 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: How to Look at a Renaissance Painting  
   

Dr. Francis DeStaffano will discuss "How to Look at a Renaissance Painting."

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday April 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
   

Final session today.

    Location: Lovell Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Advance Reader's Book Club  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-6. Check out new books before they are even published! Read and discuss.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees on Wednesday: STRONGER  
   

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the inspiring true story about Jeff Bauman, a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.  R, 119 minutes   

Free and open to the public. 

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
    Location: Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Topic to be determined

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday April 12, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in a trivia night faceoff, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's ninth meeting, we'll play Dungeons & Dragons and chow down on some 80s themed snacks!  Newbies, experts, and everyone in between are welcome to come play!

Open to middle & high school students.

 

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM uCode Google CS First Class  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

    Location: Children's Dept.

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: BEAR TOWN  
   

Monthly book discussion examines Fredrik Backman's quirky new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!


Thursday April 19, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Exploring the Internet  
   

The Internet is a vast resource that can educate, inform, and entertain you. And it can be a pretty good place to shop too! This course is geared to the new Internet user, and begins with an overview of websites and browsers and online safety. Then it's off to discover some of the best the Internet has to offer.

    Location: Board Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM uCode Computer Class Ages 5-7  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 5-7. Learning coding skills on and off the computers. Class meets once a month. Sign for each month separately - children do not need to attend each month, however, registration is required so we can have a computer for you. Space is limited to 8 children.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM uCode Google CS First Class  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

    Location: Children's Dept.
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A monthly group of high school and college students who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings.  Get your writings published or perform your own work.  Meetings are Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm .

    Location: Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday April 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read Around Stratford Party  
    Contact: Children's     
   

For all children who completed the 1000 page challenge in our Read Around Stratford club. Courtesy of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday April 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Korean Film & Food  
   

                                                                      RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2018

The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (“KSCPP”)  will present a free program which includes a showing of historical documentary followed by the renactment of a traditional Korean wedding ceremony and the serving of Korean food.


The KSCPP has offered numerous free presentations on Korean history and culture throughout the country (over 1,500 times in the U.S. alone).

One of the documentaries will focus on King Sejong the Great, a truly enlightened monarch from the 15th century Korea.  His motto was, “The duty of a king is to love his people. That is all.”  With this belief, King Sejong initiated numerous cultural achievements and scientific inventions to improve the welfare of his people. To spread the benefits of such accomplishments, he enhanced the moveable metal type printing technology (originally invented in Korea 200 years before Gutenberg in Europe) and printed large runs of books.  His most important contribution was the invention of the Korean Alphabet Hangeul, which he created to eradicate the illiteracy in the country.


A full Korean meal will follow the film showing.

The program is free and open to the public but seating will be limited and RESERVATIONS are required by calling: 203.385.4162.  Limited to 50 patrons.

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Great Movies You Missed:  
   

12th Annual GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED FESTIVAL takes place this week.

Details forthcoming.

Free & Open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Great Movies You Missed:  
   

12th Annual GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED FESTIVAL takes place this week.

Details forthcoming.

Free & Open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Movies You Missed:  
   

12th Annual GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED FESTIVAL takes place this week.

Details forthcoming.

Free & Open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Great Movies You Missed:  
   

12th Annual GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED FESTIVAL takes place this week.

Details forthcoming.

Free & Open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
    Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required
    Location: Board Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Great Movies You Missed:  
   

12th Annual GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED FESTIVAL takes place this week.

Details forthcoming.

Free & Open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in a trivia night faceoff, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's tenth meeting, we'll watch episodes 5 & 6 episodes of Season Two & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday April 27, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Great Movies You Missed:  
   

12th Annual GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED FESTIVAL takes place this week.

Details forthcoming.

Free & Open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday April 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach - Excel Class  
   

Excel Class on the CT Works Career Coach

Sign up to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. This 2 part session will teach you all you need to know to get started using Excel.

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Tuesday May 1, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Advance Reader's Book Club  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-6. Check out new books before they are even published! Read and discuss.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SHS Band Parents meeting  
   

SHS Band Parents will meet in the Board Room from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

    Location: Board Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Microsoft Word  
   

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system.

    Location: Board Room

Sunday May 6, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kingdom Life Children's Choir  
   

Family concert of Broadway songs by the Kingdom Life Children's Choir.

Free and open to the public.

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Drop in to chat about what you're reading and watching!

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
   

Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required

    Location: Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Topic to be determined

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday May 10, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's eleventh meeting, we'll watch episodes 7 & 8 of Season Two & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday May 14, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: THOR:RAGNOROK  
   

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to prevent the destruction of his hometown.  PG:13, 130 minutes

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Evening storytime for ages 2-5. Storytime, songs, and craft with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!


Thursday May 17, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Facebook 1: The Starter Kit  
   

In this course, you will learn the basics of using Facebook, create an account and learn how to post messages and photos online. After this course, you will be able to use Facebook on your own.

    Location: Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday May 19, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stratford Historical Society Meeting  
   

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Note meeting is on Saturday instead of Sunday.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday May 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: Feeding Backyard Birds  
   

Guest speaker: Chris Petherick

Monthly series of informative, entertaining talks.  Details TBA.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach - Word Class  
   

Word Class on CT Works Career Coach

Morning session covers the basics of using Microsoft Word including the tools and tool bars used in formatting documents.

Afternoon session covers more advanced features including editing features and using tools that go beyond the standard design and give documents a professional look.

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Wednesday May 23, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BNT Tenant Rights & Responsibilities/Fair Housing Workshop  
   

Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust/Homeownership Academy presents a series of workshops, free and open to the public.

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
   

Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required

    Location: Board Room

Thursday May 24, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's twelfth meeting, we'll watch episode 9 of Season Two, chow down on snacks, & make a Stranger Things-themed craft!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday May 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

 

    Location: Whole Building

Monday May 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

 

    Location: Whole Building

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: BEFORE WE WERE YOURS  
   

Monthly book discussion examines Lisa Wingate's new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Facebook 2: I'm on Facebook, Now What?  
   

In this course, you will learn how to customize your Facebook profile, create important Life Event posts, work with the Facebook photo albums, chat, groups, and more. You need to have a Facebook account set up prior to class. Please bring your Facebook login information to the class.

    Location: Board Room

Saturday June 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Main St Festival and Book Sale  
   

The Library building will be closed for the day but Library Staff have planned fun activities for Main Street Festival - visit us on the front lawn!

Also, the Library Board Book Sale will continue on Saturday, June 2 from 9-6 (?) in the Lovell Room. Entrance is available through the Lovell Room door.


Sunday June 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday June 4, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Join us for a fun drop-in discussion of what everyone's reading and watching!

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday June 5, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Advance Reader's Book Club  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-6. Check out new books before they are even published! Read and discuss.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of Square One Theatre Annual General Meeting  
   

Annual meeting of the Stratford-based theatre troupe.  Refreshments served.  Further details forthcoming.

    Location: Lovell Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SHS Band Parents meeting  
   

SHS Band Parents will meet in the Board Room from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

    Location: Board Room

Thursday June 7, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fandomonium: Stranger Things  
   

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

Join us for bi-weekly meetings as we watch the first & second seasons of the hit Netflix show, compete in trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's thirteenth meeting, compete in a trivia night faceoff to see how well you remember all the ins-and-outs of Season Two! The winner(s) will be awarded eternal bragging rights (until our next trivia competition smiley) & a prize! We'll also have snacks to chow down on!!  Newbies, experts, and everyone in between are welcome to compete!

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018  
   

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday June 10, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday June 11, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: BLADE RUNNER 2049  
   

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.  R, 164 minutes   

Free and open to the public.  

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday June 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018  
   

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday June 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM BNT First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Class  
   

Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust/Homeownership Academy presents a series of workshops, free and open to the public.

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday June 17, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday June 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach - Resume Class  
   

Resume Class on the CTWorks Career Coach bus.

The Resume class provides guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid and including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Thursday June 21, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018  
   

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday June 24, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday June 25, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees  
   

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: GLASS HOUSES  
   

Monthly book discussion examines Louise Penney's new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday June 28, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018  
   

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday June 30, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Theatre: THE TEMPEST  
   

Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to Stratford with their annual outdoor Shakespeare program.

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

Amphitheatre

    Location: Other

Sunday July 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Wednesday July 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library closed  
   

Library closed

In observance of July 4th.

    Location: Whole Building

Thursday July 5, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018  
   

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday July 8, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Thursday July 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018  
   

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday July 15, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Thursday July 19, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday July 22, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday July 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating your resume? Visit the CTWorks Career Coach (bus), parked outside the Library!

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Thursday July 26, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018  
   

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday July 29, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Saturday August 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Theatre: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL  
   

Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to Stratford with their annual outdoor Shakespeare program.

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

Amphitheatre

    Location: Other

Sunday August 5, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Sunday August 12, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Sunday August 19, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday August 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating your resume? Visit the CTWorks Career Coach (bus), parked outside the Library!

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Sunday August 26, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Saturday September 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Sunday September 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday September 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed in observance of Labor Day

    Location: Whole Building

Sunday September 9, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed.

    Location: Whole Building

Sunday September 16, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Thursday September 20, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday September 23, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday September 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach - Excel Class  
   

Excel Class on the CT Works Career Coach

Sign up to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. This 2 part session will teach you all you need to know to get started using Excel.

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Saturday September 29, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stratford Historical Society Meeting  
   

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday September 30, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Thursday October 18, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday October 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Theatre: THE SPANISH TRAGEDY  
   

Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to Stratford with special Halloween programming

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday October 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating your resume? Visit the CTWorks Career Coach (bus), parked outside the Library!

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Sunday November 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed in observance of Veteran's Day

    Location: Whole Building

Monday November 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed in observance of Veteran's Day

    Location: Whole Building

Thursday November 15, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday November 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stratford Historical Society Meeting  
   

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday November 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed in observance of Thanksgiving

    Location: Whole Building

Monday November 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach - Resume Class  
   

Resume Class on the CTWorks Career Coach bus.

The Resume class provides guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid and including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Monday December 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CT Works Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating your resume? Visit the CTWorks Career Coach (bus), parked outside the Library!

Work one-on one with a coach or participate in a workshop. The Career Coach features computer workstations and Internet access in a classroom setting. The Career Coach is ADA-compliant with a lift and workstation. All sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coach closes for lunch from noon to 1pm

The CT WORKS Career Coach parks in front of the library on Main Street.


Thursday December 20, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday December 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed in observance of Christmas

    Location: Whole Building

Tuesday December 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed in observance of Christmas

    Location: Whole Building

Monday December 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed in observance of New Years

    Location: Whole Building

Tuesday January 1, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library closed in observance of New Years

    Location: Whole Building

Thursday January 17, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday February 21, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday March 21, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday April 18, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratforf Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday May 16, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratforf Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday June 20, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratforf Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Board Room

Thursday July 18, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratforf Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday September 19, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratforf Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday October 17, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratforf Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday November 21, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratforf Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday December 19, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stratforf Library Board of Trustees meeting  
   

Stratford Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Lovell Room

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