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Saturday July 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Lawn's Alive  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grow Your Own Pet! Ages 8-12.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life of the Honeybee & Beeswax Candle-Rolling  
   

The Life of the Honeybee & Beeswax Candle-Rolling

Learn about the honeybee's life-cycle and how beeswax production fits into that cycle. The elements of the beehive - especially as they relate to beeswax production will also be discussed. Real honeycomb from our own CT hives are offered to taste (contingent on availability)

Attendees will make their own beeswax candles from pre-cut 100 % beeswax sheets and wicks which they will roll into two beautiful candles. Beeswax candles burn slowly, smell fantastic and are actually known to clean the air by removing dust particles - never leaving an unhealthy residue.

Speaker: Sharyn Farrell is a Beekeeper's Assistant and co-owner of The Bee Happy Co. 

Ages 13 and up. 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (max 25 spaces), (Reservations will begin June 3, 2017)

 

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: New England Guitar Society  
   

Special Midsummer Classical Guitar Concert from the New England Guitar Society.

Conductor: James Baird

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday July 23, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday July 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages one to two. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

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

Drop in to hear what's new, what's hot, and what books are creating buzz. Adult Reference staff will lead an informal discussion of books, movies and more with input from you. Share what you're reading and hear recommendations from others.

    Location: Board Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: PATRIOT'S DAY  
   

Bi-monthly summer edition of the Library's popular movie series.  Free and open to the public.

An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, this stirring drama is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again.  Rated R, 130 minutes
 

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

Ages 8-12. For children who love to write. Bring a notebook and pencil.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to confirm your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM uCreate Play: Shark Week!  
    Contact: uCreate Team     ucreateinfo@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Cue the Jaws theme song... it's Shark Week! Celebrate the beasts of the deep uCreate-style with: a shark 3D print, button making, shark trivia, and Jaws green screen photos! Pop in and tinker with other uCreate technology like Lego Mindstorms robots and littleBits circuits, too! . All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent or guardian. No registration required.

    Location: uCreate
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Screening - Harlem Renaissance Orchestra  
   

Join us for a prerecorded screening of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra performing big band classics for their Midsummer Night Swing series. Filmed at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center on July 14, 2012.

 

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids Yoga  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 4-8. Tuesdays at 11:15am. Sign up for each week individually. Bring a yoga mat or towel.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows. See you here!

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Computer Class - Facebook Part 1  
   

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.

Advance registration required. Please call 203-385-4164 to register.

    Location: Career Center
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Tuesday uCreate Night  
   

Calling all creators!  What would you buld to make the world better? Show us using cardboard, craft supplies, LEGOs and more; all construction material will be provided. Work on your own or as a team! Prizes will be awarded for the top creations.  While others are buidling, play board games and or video games!

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Stuffed Animal Storytime & Drop-Off  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All ages. Drop-off your stuffed animal and hear a story.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

PLEASE ALSO SIGN UP FOR THE STUFFED ANIMAL PICKUP ON WEDNESDAY JULY 26 AT 4:00 PM

    Location: Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM Books on Tap Reads The One-Eyed Man  
   

After his wife Sarah dies, K. becomes so wedded to the notion of clarity that he infuriates friends and strangers alike. When he intervenes in an armed robbery, K. finds himself both an inadvertent hero and the star of a new reality television program. Together with Claire, a grocery store clerk with a sharp tongue and a yen for celebrity, he travels the country, ruffling feathers and gaining fame at the intersection of American politics and entertainment. But soon he discovers that the world will fight viciously to preserve its delusions about itself.

To RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion of Ron Currie's The One-Eyed Man please go to: meetup.com/Stratford-book-club-social-hub/. We'll get settled, order food/drinks, and catch up with everyone at 7pm on Tuesday, July 25th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!


Wednesday July 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Leading to Reading Workshop  
    Contact: Children's Dept   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Parent and caregivers can come to a free 1 hour workshop to learn strategies for helping their young children get ready to read. Participants will get a free book for attending and will be able to check out our themed Leading to Reading kits containing books, toys and activities to nurture pre-reading skills.

Please note: The program is for adults only. No childcare will be provided.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Ucreate Annex-Nguyen  
    Contact: Chris or Charity     
   

Martin Nguyen / Stratford Care Story Share Project.

    Location: uCreate Annex
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick-Up  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Pick Up your Stuffed Animals and see what they did over night. All ages.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

For babies up to 18 months (who are still lapsitters). Rhymes and songs. Just drop in! Once your child starts exploring and zooming around, you graduate to Toddler Time on Mondays!

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM Advance Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Discover books that haven't even been published yet and vote on which ones the Library should buy. For children in grades 3-6 who love to read.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Harry Potter Book Group  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire part 2.

Ages 8-108 welcome. Magical foods and surprises based on the books.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase  
   

The Stratford Library and Square One Theatre Company present their annual program of live, weekly staged readings of original, contemporary and classic plays.  Tonight final reading in the series is David Auburn's moving drama, "Lost Lake" starring Tia James and Al Kulcsar.  Recommended for adult audiences.  Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday July 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Come join us.  Just drop in. Ages 2-5.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   8:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Astronomy Night at Boothe Park  
    Contact: Children's Department   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Everybody welcome to stop by open observation night at Boothe Memorial Park to check out the moon (if up), planets, and Messier objects with the Boothe Park Astronomical Society. Observation begins once it's dark! Learn about telescopes and what we know about objects in our solar system and our galaxy. Ask the experts about this year's solar eclipse on August 21. Check the Library's website for information on our eclipse event on August 21.

    Location: Other

Saturday July 29, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Don't Let the Pigeon Have a Picnic  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Program starts at 11 am. Outside, weather permitting. In the Lovell Room during inclement weather. Ages 3+

Registration begins two weeks in advance. Please arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Children from the waitlist will be admitted after 5 minutes. To cancel, or if you have questions, please call 203.385.4165.

    Location: Lovell Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Library LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 5-12. Different projects each month. Advance registration required.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Theatre: Romeo and Juliet  
   

Hudson Shakespeare returns to Stratford for their annual outdoor Shakespeare performances.  Today see the Bard's most popular romantic tragedy performed live in the Library's outdoor amphitheatre.  Patrons are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to spread.  In the event of inclement weather, the play will be performed in the Library Lovell Room.  Free and open to the public!

    Location: Other

Sunday July 30, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CANCELED - CTWorks Career Coach  
   

CANCELED for Monday 7/31 CTWorks Career Coach

Next CT Career Coach visit is Monday, August 28th

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

Ages one to two. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Study Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165    childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grades 1-6. Need some math or reading practice? Make an appointment with our teen tutors for some one-on-one assistance.

To register for a study hour timeslot with a tutor, please call the Library at 203.385.4165. Registration is required.

    Location: Children's Program 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM First Time Homebuyers Seminar  
   

The Housing Development Fund (HDF) is a non-profit organization and this info session will cover HDF services and products that can help first time homebuyers become responsible and long-term homeowners.

HOST:

Alba Castillo

Business Development Specialist

NMLS #1586432

Housing Development Fund, Inc.

100 Prospect Street, Suite 100, Stamford, CT 06901

acastillo@hdfconnects.org | Direct 203.456.2570 | Fax 203.989.0403

 

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Blossom Book Event  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Come meet the authors of this charming new book. Dance, sing, and enjoy costumed characters. Enjoy a craft and have the opportunity to have your photo taken with the characters. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by the authors. For children ages 3-8 years old. Dress up welcome.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Watercolor Workshop Pre-K to Grade 1  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Explore your creative side in our Watercolor Workshop. Children Pre-K through Grade 1 will meet at 2:00. Dress for art work!

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Watercolor Workshop grades 2-6  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 2-6 will meet at 4:00 pm. to create works of art using watercolors. Art can be messy, so please dress accordingly. 

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Tuesday Mario Kart Madness  
   

Mario Kart Madness!  Drivers, start your engines! Put your racing skill to the test in Mario Kart 64, Double Dash, and 8 Deluxe(for the Nintendo Switch). All skill levels are welcome, whether you're a rookie racer or a Rainbow Road master. Snacks provided.

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Youth Review Board  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A monthly group of middle and high school teens who read, review, and recommend books and discuss current teen issues. This month, join us for book-themed button making and green screen photos with your favorite literary characters! No registration required. Bring friends!

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

For babies up to 18 months (who are still lapsitters). Rhymes and songs. Just drop in! Once your child starts exploring and zooming around, you graduate to Toddler Time on Mondays!

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Advance Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Discover books that haven't even been published yet and vote on which ones the Library should buy. For children in grades 3-6 who love to read.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Friday August 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Come join us for songs, stories, & rhymes.  Just drop in. Ages 2-5.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   8:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Rain Date: Observation Night at Boothe Park  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

RAIN DATE! If the July 28 Observation Night at Boothe Park gets rained out, this event will go forward at 8:00 p.m. on August 4.

Description from the July 28th event: "Everybody welcome to stop by open observation night at Boothe Memorial Park to check out the moon (if up), planets, and Messier objects with the Boothe Park Astronomical Society. Observation begins once it's dark! Learn about telescopes and what we know about objects in our solar system and our galaxy. Ask the experts about this year's solar eclipse on August 21. Check the Library's website for information on our eclipse event on August 21."

    Location: Other

Saturday August 5, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Cupstacking Session 1  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 to 14.

Please register for either Session 1 at 11:00 a.m. or for Session 2 at 12:15.

Registration will begin 2 weeks in advance. Please be on time to guarantee your spot. Children from the waitlist will be admitted after 5 minutes as space allows. Cancel by calling 203.385.4165 so that another child can enjoy the program.

    Location: Lovell Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:30 PM Cupstacking Session 2  
    Contact: Children's   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-14. Register for either Session 1 at 11:00 a.m. or Session 2 at 12:15.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks prior to the event. Children on the waitlist for a program will be admitted after 5 minutes if slots are available. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Please notify the Children's Department at 203-385-4165 if you are registered but cannot attend so that we may allow another child to enjoy the event.

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Workshop: Appreciating Humor  
   


Do you love to laugh? Who doesn’t?  This mini workshop is all about humor.
Analyzing, writing, and performing. We’ll look at all styles from Charlie Chaplin to George Carlin to Neil Simon. Actors are invited to read scenes and perform monologues.  Join us for an entertaining afternoon. There is no charge for the class. However small(optional) donations will be accepted to cover expenses.

Instructor: Jack Rushen

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday August 6, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday August 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages one to two. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

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

Drop in to hear what's new, what's hot, and what books are creating buzz. Adult Reference staff will lead an informal discussion of books, movies and more with input from you. Share what you're reading and hear recommendations from others.

    Location: Board Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  
   

Bi-monthly summer edition of the Library's popular movie series.  Free and open to the public.

Live-action re-telling of Disney's animated classic which refashions the popular characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.  Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star.  Rated PG, 129 minutes

Final date - film series returns after Labor Day.

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

Grades 1-6. Need some math or reading practice? Make an appointment with our teen tutors for some one-on-one assistance.

To register for a study hour timeslot with a tutor, please call the Library at 203.385.4165. Registration is required.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Music Mondays: Survivors Swing Band  
   

A Connecticut-based jazz group comprised of retirees, the Survivors Swing Band boasts thirteen instruments (piano, guitar, banjo, clarinet, cornet, among others) and a vocalist.  The band easily re-creates the music of the nostalgic 1919-1954 dance band swing era.  Entering the Connecticut music field in the fall of 2011, the Survivors currently have nearly 150 successful live performances to their credit.

Free and open to the public!

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Job Search and Networking Workshop  
   

Pick up information on the resources available to job search and where the best places are to look for employment.  Learn about strategies for 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.

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

    Location: Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Computer Class - Intro to Microsoft Word  
   

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word 2007 to create professional looking letters, resumes and other documents. The class will cover tool bar features, formatting and editing. Before taking this course you should have some experience with the computer.

Advance registration required. Please call 203-385-4164 to register.

    Location: Career Center
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Art Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Art Storytime. Ages 3-8.  Dress for mess!

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Tuesday Food Fun  
   

Celebrate our Differences and Build a Better World.  Savor different flavors fromaround the world.  Smaple a variety of cookies from other countries and guess which country they come from. You might even discover a fortune in one!  Art supplies, cards, crafts and games will also be available for you to enjoy.  Bring friends!

    Location: Lovell Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM uCreate: 3D Printing for Beginners  
    Contact: uCreate Team     ucreateinfo@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. For ages 13 and above. Registration begins: 07/08/17.

    Location: uCreate

Wednesday August 9, 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

Thursday August 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

For babies up to 18 months (who are still lapsitters). Rhymes and songs. Just drop in! Once your child starts exploring and zooming around, you graduate to Toddler Time on Mondays!

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Advance Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Discover books that haven't even been published yet and vote on which ones the Library should buy. For children in grades 3-6 who love to read.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Friday August 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Come join us for songs, stories, & rhymes.  Just drop in. Ages 2-5.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday August 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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: Board Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM uCreate: Play!  
    Contact: uCreate Team     ucreateinfo@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Explore all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in and play with: a Cube 3 3D printer, a Sense 3D scanner, a button maker, Lego Mindstorms robots, littleBits kits, and more. Plus, we'll be introducing a brand new addition to the Space... but you'll have to come to find out what it is! All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent or guardian. No registration required.

    Location: uCreate
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet the Author: JOHNES RUTA  
   

New Haven author Johnes Ruta will prepare a presentation of his novel  Fires Eternal Morning  for the Stratford Library audience.  It is published by Poets' Choice Press, 2015.  The narrative is primarily set in the
Paradise Green/ Brewster's Pond area where he grew up from the age of 3 to 21 (1950-1968), 
and also in Bridgeport, and several cities in Europe, where he spent the year 1966.   Ruta was born
in 1947, and lived through several Cold-War crises.  His writing comprises childhood memories
and youthful dreams and nightmares,  but is appropriate for all ages.  Autographed copies of Fires Eternal Morning will be available for purchase following the author talk.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday August 13, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday August 14, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Aspiring Authors  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 8-12. Fun writing activities. Bring a notebook and pencil.

Registration for summer programs begins 2 weeks in advance and online registration ends two days before the event. To register after that time, call the Library at 203.385.4165. Please call if you need to cancel. Be on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist children will be admitted to the program after 5 minutes as space allows.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Read to Therapy Dogs  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Certified therapy dogs Siena and Drago love to visit with children.  Call for a reading time. 203.385.4165. Registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Tuesday Grand Finale Party  
   

Grand Finale: Summer Party.  Join us as the winners of the four GIFT BASKETS and the iPad Mini GRAND PRIZE are announed!  We'll wrap up summer with more food, games and fun, including the chance to Build a Better...DESSERT!  All ingredients will be provided for you to crete your own sweet treat.

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Everybody  
   

Try yoga to reduce tension, stress and pain. Learn breathing and meditation techniques to help you find peace of mind.

This is a free all levels class; yoga instructor Carla Loxsom will help you find your level.

Benefits of Yoga

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

Please sign up for each session. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Summer Reading Party Set-Up  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Setup for the Read To Me Summer Reading Party. The event will begin at 3:15 and last approximately one hour. Cleanup from 4:15-5:15.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM RTM Party Cleanup  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Read to Me summer reading party will end at approximately 4:15 with cleanup taking place until 5:15.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday August 17, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Advance Readers Book Club Party  
    Contact: Children's Department   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A celebration party for the participants of the "Advance Readers Book Club" who have attended at least two Thursday meetings of the Club during Summer 2017.

Please call the Children's Department at 203-385-4165 to register.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM uCreate: Tinkercad 101  
    Contact: uCreate Team     ucreateinfo@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Curious about CAD? Meet Tinkercad, a 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 be 3D-printed!). Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. For ages 13 and above. Registration begins: 07/17/17.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Kitchen Hacks - Herbalicious  
   

Let's talk food! Learn fun and easy tips and tricks to whip up homemade treats from items found in your pantry.

Fresh from the garden! We're serving up scratch-made recipes featuring your favorite fruits & veggies--with an herb-y twist!

Register one month prior to the program date. Space is limited to 20.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Leading to Reading Workshop  
    Contact: Children's Dept   203-385-4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Parent and caregivers can come to a free 1 hour workshop to learn strategies for helping their young children get ready to read. Participants will get a free book for attending and will be able to check out our themed Leading to Reading kits containing books, toys and activities to nurture pre-reading skills.

Please note: The program is for adults only. No childcare will be provided.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Sunday August 20, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday August 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Drop in to hear what's new, what's hot, and what books are creating buzz. Adult Reference staff will lead an informal discussion of books, movies and more with input from you. Share what you're reading and hear recommendations from others.

    Location: Lovell Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Eclipse Viewing Event  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

There will be an eclipse today! Come enjoy the event (rain or shine, we'll be doing something fun!) at the Library! All ages of amateur astronomers. The Library will be participating in a nationwide Solar Eclipse Event! Activities may include making pinhole viewers, learning about our sun, and other activities. Stay tuned for details. 

The Space Science Institute (SSI) was awarded a grant from the Moore Foundation that will provide 1.26 million FREE eclipse glasses and other resources for 1,500 public libraries across the nation. The Research Corporation and Google will also be providing glasses and materials that add  an additional 750,000 glasses, bringing our total to over 2 million glasses! The Stratford Library is grateful for these generous donations!

http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017eclipse/ 

    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 August 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Computer Class - Facebook Part 1  
   

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.

Advance registration required. Please call 203-385-4164 to register.

    Location: Career Center

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Everybody  
   

Try yoga to reduce tension, stress and pain. Learn breathing and meditation techniques to help you find peace of mind.

This is a free all levels class; yoga instructor Carla Loxsom will help you find your level.

Benefits of Yoga

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

Please sign up for each session. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

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

New and experienced crafters are invited! uCreate Craft Night is an adults only craft program. All supplies are provided.

This month we are paper quilling

Registration will begin July 17th

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday August 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM uCreate: Play!  
    Contact: uCreate Team     ucreateinfo@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Explore all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in and play with: a Cube 3 3D printer, a Sense 3D scanner, a button maker, Lego Mindstorms robots, littleBits kits, and more. Plus, we'll be introducing a brand new addition to the Space... but you'll have to come to find out what it is! All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent or guardian. No registration required.

    Location: uCreate
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Theatre Reading: THE INCIDENT  
   

Live reading of a new political comedy,The Incident, by award winning playwright, Jim Gordon.
President Durak's government is drowning in leaks and he's under investigation. Durak's solution: Create a TV thriller about spies in the White House, with him as the spy-catching hero. When Chief of Staff Jim Farrell resists, Durack attempts to fire him; but Farrell has information concerning a politically damaging affair in Durack's past and threatens to release it. Durack, with visions of an Emmy dancing in his head, must make a decision: admit to the affair and resign or dispose of Farrell -- permanently!. 

Free and open to the public though recommended for adult audiences.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday August 27, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday August 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CTWorks Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating you 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.

   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 August 29, 2017
   7:00 PM Books on Tap Reads Missoula  
   

Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a passionately loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.

Taking the town as a case study for a crime that is prevalent throughout the nation, Krakauer documents the experiences of five victims: their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the skepticism directed at them by police, prosecutors, and the public; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.

To RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion of Jon Krakauer's Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town please go to: meetup.com/Stratford-book-club-social-hub/. We'll get settled, order food/drinks, and catch up with everyone at 7pm on Tuesday, July 25th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!


Wednesday August 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Everybody  
   

Try yoga to reduce tension, stress and pain. Learn breathing and meditation techniques to help you find peace of mind.

This is a free all levels class; yoga instructor Carla Loxsom will help you find your level.

Benefits of Yoga

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

Please sign up for each session. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Stratford Continuing Education  
   

Stratofrd Continuing Education Registration Sign-Up.

    Location: Lobby

Saturday September 2, 2017
     Library closed  

Sunday September 3, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday September 4, 2017
     Library closed-Labor Day  
   

The Library is closed in observance of Labor Day.


Tuesday September 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Online Applications and Assessments Workshop  
   

Become knowledgeable of the application process to increase your rate of success. An introduction to 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 resume assistance.

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

    Location: Board Room

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Everybody  
   

Try yoga to reduce tension, stress and pain. Learn breathing and meditation techniques to help you find peace of mind.

This is a free all levels class; yoga instructor Carla Loxsom will help you find your level.

Benefits of Yoga

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

Please sign up for each session. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

    Location: Lovell Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Youth Review Board  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A monthly group of middle and high school teens, who read, review and recommend books and discuss current teen issues.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday September 10, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday September 11, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE  
   

Monthly program of popular films.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Seminar: Medicare 101  
   

Are you turning 65 or just confused about Medicare?  Medicare can be a confusing topic.  This FREE seminar by Lou Pelletier from American Senior Benefits will educate you on the options and programs available.  Learn what Medicare options best meet your needs.  If you are over 65, educate yourself about the many laws and programs that may be relevant to your situation, such as maximizing social security or protecting your assets from long term care exposure   without insurance.  Please sign up early! 
CALL: 203.385.4162 TO RESERVE!
 

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM ConnecticutCare Medicare Seminar  
   

Private rental.   In at 11:30 am to set-up.

Lynda Osbourne/Decker Creative Management: 860.659.6610

    Location: Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM AARP Drive Alive Workshop  
   

~~Class driver retraining workshop.  Persons 50 years of age or older are eligible to participate in the library program and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of instruction.  The course is limited to 15 participates only and there is a nominal fee of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members charged by the AARP.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling AARP Representative Michael Klein at 203.929.4851.

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Everybody  
   

Try yoga to reduce tension, stress and pain. Learn breathing and meditation techniques to help you find peace of mind.

This is a free all levels class; yoga instructor Carla Loxsom will help you find your level.

Benefits of Yoga

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

Please sign up for each session. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

    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 the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Greater Bridgeport SCORE will present a program for small business owners. Topic to be determined.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday September 14, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stratfords of the World  
   

Stratfords of the World to present info session for planned "Stratford Australia" event.

Open to the public.

Host: Rosemary Martin Hayduk

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Coloring & Coffee  
    Location: Board Room

Sunday September 17, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday September 18, 2017
   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 September 19, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM LifeLong Learners: Hollywood: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow  
   


Speaker: Susan Granger, author of 150 Timeless Movies.

Autographed copies of Granger's new book will be available for purchase after her talk.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Everybody  
   

Try yoga to reduce tension, stress and pain. Learn breathing and meditation techniques to help you find peace of mind.

This is a free all levels class; yoga instructor Carla Loxsom will help you find your level.

Benefits of Yoga

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

Please sign up for each session. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday September 21, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SLA Board of Trustees meeting  
   

SLA Board Meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m. 


Sunday September 24, 2017
     Library closed  
   

The Library will be closed on Sundays until October 1.


Monday September 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Excel Class - CTWorks Career Coach  
   

Microsoft Excel Class on the CTWorks Career Coach bus.

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.

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.

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring & Coffee  
    Location: Board Room

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: GHACHAR GHOCHAR  
   

Monthly book discussion program looks at Vivec Shanbhag's intriguing novella.  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 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 the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
   

Fairport presents a Medicare workshop.

Adele: 203.335.0344

Private rental

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday September 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stratford Historical Society Meeting  
   

Open meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.  Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday October 1, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks  
   

Talk: "The New Haven Railroad's Pioneering AC Electrification and its Locomotives"

Guest speaker Richard Abramson discusses how engineers pioneered the 11,000 volt AC system that became the standard and is still in use today.  Fascinating powerpoint demonstration, vintage photography.  Free and open to the public.

 
 

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Interview Skills Workshop  
   

Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. 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 resume assistance.

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

    Location: Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutrition Talk Series  
   

This Nutrition Talk series will cover information from field experts about different diets (gluten free, DASH, Mediterranean, etc.), explanation behind terms such as GMO, organic, etc. and then end with a documentary screening

Co-sponsored by the Stratford Health Department

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Youth Review Board  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A monthly group of middle and high school teens, who read, review and recommend books and discuss current teen issues.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday October 7, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quickies in the Stacks  
   

Area playwrights present original one-act plays in this special edition of "Quickies in the Stacks".

It is free and open to the public but donations are accepted at the door.

All proceeds will directly benefit the Stratford Library.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday October 9, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: KONG: SKULL ISLAND  
   

Monthly program of popular films.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutrition Talk Series  
   

This Nutrition Talk series will cover information from field experts about different diets (gluten free, DASH, Mediterranean, etc.), explanation behind terms such as GMO, organic, etc. and then end with a documentary screening

Co-sponsored by the Stratford Health Department

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 11, 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  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Greater Bridgeport SCORE will present a program for small business owners. Topic to be determined.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday October 15, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet-the-Author: BOB WIRZ  
   

Author Bob Wirz talks about my recently-published book, "The Passion of Baseball".  This is the story of Wirz's life in baseball from dreaming about a major league career from age eight to actually serving as the chief spokesman for two Baseball Commissioners for more than a decade, then running his own baseball-oriented sports PR and marketing company in Connecticut for about three decades.  Copies of his book will be available for purchase.  The program is free and open to the public.
 

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday October 16, 2017
   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 October 17, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutrition Talk Series  
   

This Nutrition Talk series will cover information from field experts about different diets (gluten free, DASH, Mediterranean, etc.), explanation behind terms such as GMO, organic, etc. and then end with a documentary screening

Co-sponsored by the Stratford Health Department

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Workshop: Anti-Clutter Your Life!  
   

Professional Organizer Anita Taylor will show you the how and why of organizing all your stuff. Systems are the answer! Find easy solutions and simplify your life with Anita's help.
Anita Taylor has been helping clients simplify their lives for more than 20 years with her business, Anita & Company.

Copies of "Anita's Book," a workbook solution to organizing important papers, will be available to purchase for $40 (cash or check) after Anita's presentation.

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday October 19, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SLA Board of Trustees meeting  
   

SLA Board Meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m. 


Saturday October 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Theatre: MACBETH  
   

The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to Stratford with a Halloween-themed adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, "Macbeth".  Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutrition Talk Series  
   

This Nutrition Talk series will cover information from field experts about different diets (gluten free, DASH, Mediterranean, etc.), explanation behind terms such as GMO, organic, etc. and then end with a documentary screening

Co-sponsored by the Stratford Health Department

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: HILLBILLY ELEGY  
   

Monthly book discussion program looks at J.D. Vance's true bestseller.  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 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

Saturday October 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Theatre: Macbeth  
   

Hudson Shakespeare returns to Stratford for a special "Halloween" celebration featuring a live performance of the Bard's bloody masterpiece.  Free and open to the public!

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday October 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CTWorks Career Coach  
   

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating you 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.


Wednesday November 1, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Youth Review Board  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A monthly group of middle and high school teens, who read, review and recommend books and discuss current teen issues.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday November 2, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Stratford Community Organizations Council Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of Stratford's town agencies and non-profit organizations.

    Location: Board Room

Sunday November 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: Finding Brass Valley, a Place in Time that Has Almost Vanished  
   

Author/ photographer Emery Roth is today's guest speaker.  He is the author of  "Brass Valley:The Fall of an American Industry" (Schiffer Books, 2015) and autographed copies of his book will be available after his talk.

Free and open to the public!

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Resume Writing, Transferrable Skills & 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: Board Room

Wednesday November 8, 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  -  8:00 PM SCORE program  
   

Greater Bridgeport SCORE will present a program for small business owners. Topic to be determined.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Library closed - Veteran's Day  
   

Library closed in honor of Veteran's Day


Monday November 13, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: MEGAN LEAVEY  
   

Monthly program of popular films.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM AARP Drive Alive Workshop  
   

~~Class driver retraining workshop.  Persons 50 years of age or older are eligible to participate in the library program and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of instruction.  The course is limited to 15 participates only and there is a nominal fee of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members charged by the AARP.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling AARP Representative Michael Klein at 203.929.4851.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday November 16, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SLA Board of Trustees meeting  
   

SLA Board Meeting in the Lovell Room at 7:00 p.m. 


Saturday November 18, 2017
   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 November 20, 2017
   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

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

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.


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

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Youth Review Board  
    Contact: Teen Services   203-385-4167   teen@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A monthly group of middle and high school teens, who read, review and recommend books and discuss current teen issues.  No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday December 10, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Concert: New England Guitar Society  
   

Annual holiday concert.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: WONDER WOMAN  
   

Monthly program of popular films.

    Location: Lovell 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

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

CTWorks Career Coach

Looking for a job? Updating you 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.

   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

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

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..


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.


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

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

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

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

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday February 11, 2018
   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

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

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

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

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Income Tax Assistance  
    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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