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Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Coloring and Coffee-canceled  
   

This program is canceled for Saturday, November 18

The next Coloring & Coffee program is Monday, November 27, 6-7:30pm

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stratford Historical Society Meeting  
   

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
   

Everyone has a story to tell. Not everyone gets the time to sit down and write it.


Would you like that time?


Please join us as we launch a new writer's workshop group here at Stratford Library! Open to both new and experienced writers in all genres, the workshop will support the creative process through writing prompts, offer opportunities for participants to share their work and gain feedback, and provide some introduction (or for experienced writers, refreshers) on essentials in crafting poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction/memoir.


Facilitated by Jennifer A. Hudson.


Jennifer A. Hudson is a writer and resident of Stratford. She earned her M.F.A. in Writing, with honors, from  Albertus Magnus College and has taught for several years at Southern Connecticut State University. A finalist for both the 2015 Reynolds Price Fiction Award and the 2009 Rita Dove Award, her work has appeared in several international, national, and regional literary magazines and journals. She is currently working on her first novel.

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

Ages 5 to 12. Monthly building on a theme. LEGOs provided.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday November 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Music, rhymes, and movement activities. No need to register, just drop in.  If schools cancel/delay due to inclement weather, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM Kindergarten Visit  
    Location: Children's Dept.
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Sewing  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

The fall sewing class for kids is full. If you have a child ages 7-12 who is interested in sewing, call us at 203.385.4165 to be added to the waitlist for the winter class.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   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 in the Board Room in the library.

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM Stratford Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting  
   

Stratford Chamber of Commerce monthly Board meeting.

    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. Stories, songs, activities, and a craft.

No registration required, just drop in. If schools cancel/delay due to inclement weather, no storytime.

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

American Expedition Series: Visit the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is an amazing engineering feat. Come learn about the Canal's history, construction and operation. Speaker Henry Banville cruised the canal and will share his engineering and travel experiences.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Read to Dogs  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Read to certified therapy dogs. All readers. Call for a reading time at 203.385.4165.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   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 Library closes at 5pm  
   

The Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Library will reopen Friday November 24 at 10 am.


Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library closed - Thanksgiving  
   

Library closed for Thanksgiving


Monday November 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Resume Class - CTWorks Career Coach  
   

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.

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

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Music, rhymes, and movement activities. No need to register, just drop in.  If schools cancel/delay due to inclement weather, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Sewing  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

The fall sewing class for kids is full. If you have a child ages 7-12 who is interested in sewing, call us at 203.385.4165 to be added to the waitlist for the winter class.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Winter Wonder-Lab Holiday Science Show  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Winter Wonder-Lab Holiday Show 

You never know what is hiding around the snow banks when you spend a jolly holiday with a Mad Scientist!  Help Santa “Eggbert” get down a glass chimney in time. We’ll lend a hand to mother nature and watch all the flakes of the beautiful winter weather fly around the room by creating an indoor snowfall. Then look out for a quick change in the weather as we de-frost Frosty, plus what should we do about Jack Frost’s cold?  As the winter holiday draws to a close we’re going to help Santa and those tired reindeer get over the Northern lights with our special Super Sonic Rocket Fuel! Then enjoy the celebration of the New Year with a colorful indoor fireworks display! This holiday special event will use a little magic plus fun, exciting, science demonstrations during the presentation of your cool, entertaining winter event!

Annual family holiday program held in conjunction with town tree lighting event. 

 

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring and Coffee  
   

Relax and reduce stress with coloring for adults.
Why should you give coloring a try? Read about the benefits here
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 November 28, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  11:55 PM #GivingTuesday 2017  
    Contact:    203.385.4164   ask@stratfordlibrary.org
   

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Today is a global celebration of giving... a day for everyone, everywhere to give!

We hope that you will consider joining the #GivingTuesday initiative by supporting the Library and enabling us to further expand the programs, resources, and services that we provide to the Stratford community (and beyond!). Find out how you can give by visiting stratfordlibrary.org/support.

Also: Snap an #UNselfie (a selfless selfie) and share on social media why giving is important to you and how you are celebrating Giving Tuesday this year! Don't forget to tag us so we can see your posts!

Please help us spread the word. Happy giving and, as always, thanks for your generosity and support! heart

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

Ages 3 to 5. Stories, songs, activities, and a craft.

No registration required, just drop in. If schools cancel/delay due to inclement weather, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play It Again, Square One: CORE VALUES  
   

The Friends of Square One Theatre Company host this informal chat with artistic personnel from the Stratford's Square One Theatre Company about their recent production of David Levenson's workplace comedy, "Core Values".  Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kindness Club  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 6-12. We'll make holiday treat bags for local children. Bring a bag of candy, pencils, or other small toys.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Books on Tap - You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain  
    Contact: Reference Department   203-385-4164   smellinger@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson

Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn’t that . . . white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it.
 

RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion of Phoebe Robinson’s “You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain"  http://tinyurl.com/ya437lce  on our website. 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, November 28th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!

    Location: Other

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS  
   

Monthly book discussion program looks at the latest novel from bestselling author J. Courtney Sullivan. 

Copies of the book are available at the Library's Check-Out Desk.

Discussion leader:  Kathy Faggella

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to Therapy Dogs  
   

Read to certified therapy dogs, Siena and Drago. Wonderful for shy children, those who need a bit of help reading, and of course perfect for all dog lovers! Location: Children's Program Room. Call to schedule a reading time: 203 385-4165

   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Move 'n' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Storytime with a digital twist. Drop ins welcome - and so are registered attendees!

See you at the Library!

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit Wits  
   

KNIT WITS - Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! We’ll meet from 6:00-7:30pm in the Board Room. 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 

    Location: Board Room

Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music, rhymes, and family and friends social time for infants up to 18 months and their grown-ups. Class is geared toward children who will still sit on your lap. Do you have a busy walker? Come to Toddlers on Mondays instead!

No need to register - just drop in. If Stratford schools cancel/delay, no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program 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 Deathly Hallows. Craft and discussion and snack.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Friday December 1, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Stories and a craft. No need to register - just drop in. Please check the online calendar for weeks we do not meet. If Stratford schools cancel/delay, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday December 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Young at Art  
   

Young at Art

Ages 2-5

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Sunday December 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM HOLIDAY EVENT: THE BOB KOLB TRIO  
   

THE BOB KOLB TRIO

Special holiday concert with Bob Kobl (tenor sax), David Childs (piano) and Stephen Roane (bass).

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Music, rhymes, and movement activities. No need to register, just drop in.  If schools cancel/delay due to inclement weather, no storytime.

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

Join us for a lively discussion of what we're reading and watching!

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

Illustrated Book Club. Ages 8-12.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   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 our 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: 11/04/17.

    Location: uCreate

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Job Searching and Networking Workshop  
   

Pick up information on the resources available to job search and where the best places are to look for employment. What is networking and how can I network? Learn about strategies to networking to help you with getting your foot in the door to a potential employer.

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

Ages 3 to 5. Stories, songs, activities, and a craft.

No registration required, just drop in. If schools cancel/delay due to inclement weather, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Advanced Readers Book Club  
   

Advanced Readers Book Club

Grades 3-6

Read books before they are published and recommend purchases for the Library collection.

5:00 - 6:00 pm

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Hour of Code  
    Contact: Reference Department   203-385-4164   smellinger@stratfordlibrary.org
   
"From phones to, cars to medicine, technology touches every part of our lives. If you can create technology, you can change the world." — Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube
 
Anybody can learn to code. Come to this fun hour of technology and learn the basics of coding.
 
All ages and skill levels welcome
    Location: Other

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   4:00 AM  -  5:00 AM 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy 8's  
   

Crazy 8's

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM uCreate Craft Night  
   

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

This month's craft: Mason Jar Snow Globes

    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 December 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music, rhymes, and family and friends social time for infants up to 18 months and their grown-ups. Class is geared toward children who will still sit on your lap. Do you have a busy walker? Come to Toddlers on Mondays instead!

No need to register - just drop in. If Stratford schools cancel/delay, no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to Therapy Dogs  
   

Read to Therapy Dogs

4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Astronomy Club  
   

Astronomy Club 6:30 pm

Ages 6-12 (parents welcome)

Enjoy a new "space" activity every month.


Friday December 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Stories and a craft. No need to register - just drop in. Please check the online calendar for weeks we do not meet. If Stratford schools cancel/delay, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Leading to Reading Workshop  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

For parents and caregivers. Tips to help your child become a reader. After the class, you will be able to check out our blue leading to reading kits. This class is for adults (so enjoy some grown up time!)

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Meet the Author: Martin Irons  
   

Author Martin Irons will discuss his book Phalanx Against the Divine Wind: Protecting the Fast Carrier Task Force During World War 2.

The book tells the tale of the teenage USS Haynsworth crew that fought for survival during the largest kamikaze attack of World War II.

Admiral William Halsey's Fast Carrier Task Force was the ultimate naval armada during World War II. But to keep his carriers safe, Halsey relied on the destroyers that encircled the battle group. As part of Destroyer Squadron 62, the USS Haynsworth DD 700 battled the Japanese, captured prisoners on the high seas, and rescued pilots. But the teenage crew had to fight for their own survival after being struck during the largest kamikaze attack of the war. Kikusui No. 1 was an epic battle that spanned 30 hours as nearly 700 enemy planes attacked the U.S. Navy warships near Okinawa on April 6-7, 1945.

Phalanx Against the Divine Wind: Protecting the Fast Carrier Task Force During World War 2 will be available for purchase after the talk.

    Location: Lovell Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Lego Club  
   

Lego Club

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday December 10, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Seasonal Craft  
   

Seasonal Craft

All Ages

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Concert: New England Guitar Society  
   

Annual holiday concert sponsored by the Friends of Square One Theatre Company.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Music, rhymes, and movement activities. No need to register, just drop in.  If schools cancel/delay due to inclement weather, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: WONDER WOMAN  
   

Monthly program of popular films.

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

Illustrated Book Club. Ages 8-12.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Power Hour  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 to 5. Stories, songs, activities, and a craft.

No registration required, just drop in. If schools cancel/delay due to inclement weather, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   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! We’ll meet from 6:00-7:30pm in the Board Room. 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 

    Location: Board Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Music, rhymes, and family and friends social time for infants up to 18 months and their grown-ups. Class is geared toward children who will still sit on your lap. Do you have a busy walker? Come to Toddlers on Mondays instead!

No need to register - just drop in. If Stratford schools cancel/delay, no storytime that day.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Concert - Baldwin Chamber Players  
   

The Baldwin Chamber Players holiday concert.

 

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Artists Workshop  
   

Artists Workshop

Ages 6-12

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ugly Holiday Sweater Party  
   

You provide the sweater, we provide the ugly!

Make a truly hideous holiday inspired sweater & vote on the worst in the bunch! We'll have holiday snacks & drinks and other games to play too!

Open to middle and high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday December 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Stories and a craft. No need to register - just drop in. Please check the online calendar for weeks we do not meet. If Stratford schools cancel/delay, no storytime.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music Time  
   

Music Time

    Location: Children's Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
   

Everyone has a story to tell. Not everyone gets the time to sit down and write it.


Would you like that time?


Please join us as we launch a new writer's workshop group here at Stratford Library! Open to both new and experienced writers in all genres, the workshop will support the creative process through writing prompts, offer opportunities for participants to share their work and gain feedback, and provide some introduction (or for experienced writers, refreshers) on essentials in crafting poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction/memoir.


Facilitated by Jennifer A. Hudson.


Jennifer A. Hudson is a writer and resident of Stratford. She earned her M.F.A. in Writing, with honors, from  Albertus Magnus College and has taught for several years at Southern Connecticut State University. A finalist for both the 2015 Reynolds Price Fiction Award and the 2009 Rita Dove Award, her work has appeared in several international, national, and regional literary magazines and journals. She is currently working on her first novel.

    Location: Board Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tea with the Grinch  
    Contact: Children's     
   

Is the Grinch mean or just misunderstood? Come to tea and find out! If you have Grinch-items, wear them!

Ages 6 to 12. Bring a wrapped $1-2 item to participate in the Grinch-swap (optional).
Registration required so we have tea for you! Registration starts soon!

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday December 17, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CONCERT: HARPIST REBECCA SWETT  
   

HARPIST REBECCA SWETT

Beautiful harp music for the holiday season in this special concert.

Free and open to the public.

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CTWorks 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.

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

Illustrated Book Club. Ages 8-12.

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

Relax and reduce stress with coloring for adults.
Why should you give coloring a try? Read about the benefits here
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
   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 in the Board Room in the library.

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Lifelong Learners: Lewis & Clark Expedition  
   

Gordon Williams will discuss the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Free and open to the public.

Lifelong Learners programs are co-sponsored by Stratford Senior Services and Stratford Library.

    Location: Baldwin Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Holiday Cookie Decorating  
   

Oh (ginger) snap! It's a cookie decorating party!

Tis' the season for delicious treats--let's get together & make some!  Bring friends, decorate (and then eat) holiday cookies* while watching a holiday movie of your choice.

Open to middle & high school students.

*While supplies last.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Read to Therapy Dogs  
   

Read to Therapy Dogs

4:30 - 6:00 pm

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: THE HAMILTON AFFAIR  
   

Monthly book discussion program looks at Elizabeth Cobbs' fascinating look at Alexander Hamilton's scandalous affair. 

Copies of the book are available at the Library's Check-Out Desk.

Discussion leader:  Kathy Faggella

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Aspiring Writer's Club  
   

Aspiring Writer's Club. See Diane Stackploe

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Solstice Celebration  
   

Solstice Celebration

Ages 5 and Up

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday December 21, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Codeasaurs  
   

Codeasaurs (ages 5-7)

Have fun while working through coding projects

 

    Location: Children's Dept.
   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 first meeting, we'll watch episodes 1& 2 of Season One & chow down on some 80s themed snacks!

Open to middle & high school students.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Code Wizards  
   

Code Wizards  (ages 7-9)

Have fun while working through coding projects

 

    Location: Children's Dept.
   5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Code Breakers  
   

Code Breakers  (ages 9-12)

Have fun while working through coding projects

 

    Location: Children's Dept.

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Library closed - Christmas eve  
   

Library closed - Christmas Eve


Monday December 25, 2017
     Library closed-Christmas  
   

The Library is closed in observance of Christmas..


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Favorite Animal Internet Videos  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

For kids and their families. Share with us links to your favorite animal videos on the internet and we'll watch them together with snack!

    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! We’ll meet from 6:00-7:30pm in the Board Room. 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 

    Location: Board Room

Thursday December 28, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Harry Potter Feast  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

For participants of the Harry Potter Book Club. New members are welcome to join us in 2018.

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday December 29, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Teen Movie Afternoon: Spider-Man Homecoming  
   

Teens! Join us for a pizza as we screen the flick, Spider-Man Homecoming (PG-13; 133 minutes), featuring your favorite web-slinger in action!

Plot: Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker (Tom Holland), with the help of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture (Michael Keaton), emerges.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday December 31, 2017
     Library closed-New Year's Eve  
   

The Library is closed in observance of New Year's Eve.


Monday January 1, 2018
     Library closed-New Year's  
   

The Library is closed in observance of New Year's.


Tuesday January 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Online Applications & Assessments Workshop  
   

The more you know about the online job application process, the better your chance at landing a job.

In this workshop you will learn about  application process to increase your rate of success. We will cover the various pre-employment assessments job seekers may encounter while completing job applications. This workshop offers a breakdown of the type of questions one can anticipate as well as strategies for successfully navigating these assessments.

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
   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 January 3, 2018
   4:00 AM  -  5:00 AM 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
   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 January 4, 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 second meeting, we'll watch episodes 3 & 4 episodes of Season One & chow down on some 80s themed 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 our 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: 12/04/17.

    Location: uCreate

Monday January 8, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

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

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

Illustrated Book Club. Ages 8-12.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Wednesday January 10, 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 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: Staff Room

    Location: Other
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Topic to be determined

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday January 11, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Lunch and Learn  
   

Kelley Meier, MPH, Health Educator and MRC Unit Coordinator at the Stratford Health Department will discuss opioid problems in Stratford including history, statistics, recognizing an overdose and the use of Narcan.

Bring your lunch -  the Library will provide water, coffee, tea and dessert.

    Location: Lovell Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM uCreate: Tinkercad 101  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Meet Tinkercad, an easy-to-learn, browser-based 3D design and modeling tool! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create a free Tinkercad account, learn to navigate the Tinkercad workplane, and create your first 3D project (which can later be 3D-printed). Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. For ages 13 and up. Registration begins: 12/18/17.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday January 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

    Location: Whole Building

Monday January 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed  
   

Library is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

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

Illustrated Book Club. Ages 8-12.

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

A monthly group of  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 in the Board Room in the library.

    Location: uCreate Annex

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stratford Continuing Education Registration  
   

Registration day for Stratford Continuing Education.

Debbie Squezello: 203.385.4270

    Location: Lobby

Wednesday January 17, 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

Thursday January 18, 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 third meeting, we'll play Dungeons & Dragons and chow down on some 80s themed snacks!  Newbies, experts, and everyone in between are welcome!

Open to middle & high school students. Please note: we're meeting by the Puzzle Tables tonight (near Teen Department)!

    Location: Puzzle Table
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM uCreate Craft-a-thon  
   

Did you miss a craft night? Come to the craft-a-thon!
We will have supplies and projects out for you to craft the night away!

A #MeetUp CrafterDark and uCreate Craft Night program.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday January 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: Connecticut in the American Revolution  
   

Historian Eric Chandler returns for another informative talk.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Courageous Conversations  
    Contact: Charity or Yan     
   

Courageous Conversations by CARE.

Charity Garcia/Yan Searcy

    Location: Lovell Room

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  -  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
   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

Friday January 26, 2018
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 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
   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

Saturday February 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day  
    Contact: Children's     
    Location: Lovell Room

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
   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
   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
   4:00 AM  -  5:00 AM 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  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Topic to be determined

    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
   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

Sunday February 11, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Animals Spell Love with Author David Cundy  
    Contact: Children's     
   

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of Square One Theatre General Meeting  
   

Meeting of the Stratford-based theatre troupe.  Open to the public.  Sneak-preview.  Refreshments served.  Further details forthcoming.

Note:  Board meets at 5:30 pm today for private meeting.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday February 14, 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 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

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

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

Thursday February 22, 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: Lovell Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday February 28, 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 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

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
   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
   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
   4:00 AM  -  5:00 AM 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  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Topic to be determined

    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
   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

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

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   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: Board Room

Monday March 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday March 22, 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

Sunday March 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 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

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   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: Board Room

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

Library is closed in observance of Good Friday.

 

    Location: Whole Building

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  -  12:15 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

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

    Location: Board Room

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

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   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

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Topic to be determined

    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

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
   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

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Topic to be determined

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday May 19, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 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

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

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

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

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

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

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

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

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

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

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Saturday September 29, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 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

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

Sunday November 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 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 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

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