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Thursday May 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families Community Survey  
   

Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families will conduct a Community Survey at the Library today.

 

    Location: Lobby
   10:30 AM Android Devices 101  
    Contact: Reference Desk   203-385-4164   slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Bring your Android Tablet or Android phone to class and learn the basics of operating your device. Participants must have a Google Play account and know their password. Topics include but not limited to Internet searching, calendar feature, texting, managing email, and camera and photo organizing.

 

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

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

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

For tonight's eleventh meeting, we'll watch episodes 8 & 9 of Season Two & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

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

Read to Therapy Dogs in the Children's Room. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM uCreate Space Open Hours  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion, and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

    Location: uCreate

Friday May 25, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Movie Afternoon - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  
   

Teens! Join us for a pizza and a movie! This month we're watching Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)!

Plot: When four high school kids discover an old video game console, they are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they quickly discover is that you don't just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves--or they'll be stuck in the game forever.

The movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Hart.

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday May 26, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM uCreate: Tabletop Gaming  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Calling all board gamers, new and experienced alike! Introducing uCreate's NEW tabletop games collection! Learn to play strategy games like Catan, Diplomacy, The Resistance, and Tsuro. Have a favorite board game? Bring it along! For ages 13 and up. No registration required.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday May 27, 2018
     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

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Visit from the Tooth Fairy  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

A Vist from the Tooth Fairy in the Children's Room. Ages 2-5.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  6:00 PM uCreate Space Open Hours  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion, and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

    Location: uCreate
   6:30 PM Meet the Website  
    Contact: Reference   203-385-4164   slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Learn to download books, stream videos, search Consumer Reports and much more all for free. Why pay for Netflix or Amazon Prime when all you need is a library card :)

 

    Location: Lobby

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families Community Survey  
   

Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families will be conducting a community survey at the Library today.

    Location: Lobby
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Books Over Coffee: BEFORE WE WERE YOURS  
   

Monthly book discussion examines Lisa Wingate's new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM uCreate Space Open Hours  
    Contact: Chris     ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion, and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

    Location: uCreate

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

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

Registration required.
Call 203-385-4164 to register.

    Location: Board Room
   3:45 PM The Hobbit Movie  
   

The Hobbit Movie. Ages 8-12

   3:45 PM  -  6:30 PM The Hobbit - movie one  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Watch The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - Rated PG 13 - 2 hrs 49 minutes. Harry Potter Book Group will begin directly afterwards. Bring a snack - no popcorn, french fries/fried foods/foods with a strong odor. The movie will begin promptly at 3:45 to finish on time.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 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 make your first 3D model (which can later be 3D-printed in the uCreate Space!). For ages 13 and up. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Registration begins: 05/01/18.

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

Ages 8 to adult. Discuss The Hobbit Chapters 10-19 and Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic. New members welcome. For our June meeting, we will begin the series again with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Friday June 1, 2018 -  Saturday August 11, 2018
     Summer Reading is for everyone!  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Stop by the Library anytime to sign up for Summer Reading - June 1-August 11

Pre-readers can sign up for our Read to Me program
Readers up to grade 7 can participate in the Summer Reading Challenge
Tweens grades 5-8 are invited to our NEW Tween Summer Challenge
Teens and adults, we have summer reading for you, too! 
Stop by your Library service desk (Children's, Teens, Adults) for information and to sign-up
Celebrate this year's theme - Libraries Rock! 


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

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!


Sunday June 3, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Volunteer Open House  
    Contact: Teresa   203-385-4167   tneville@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Attend one of the Teen Volunteer Open House Events if you are interested in volunteering in the Teen Dept. this summer. We will cover regisration, responsibilities and schedules. No pre-registration necessary.

    Location: Lovell Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Talk: 3 Keys to Accelerating Your Results  
   

3 Keys To Accelerating Your Results
 
During this dynamic and fun training you will have an opportunity to define, design, and experience your dream – and receive the blueprint for how to turn your greatest possibility into your reality.
 
You will learn: 
·        Two essential keys for tuning into your purpose.
·        Simple thinking-strategies that will guard you from fear, doubt and worry.
·        What wealthy people do that creates sustained success.
·        The number one factor that causes people to lose steam when going after a dream, and how to stay motivated and override it.
·        The 1 critical thing you must give up in order to reach your dream.
·        And much more!


Free and open to the public!


For over 15 years Debbie has been studying and implementing the principles of Transformation in her life and others. She has worked with people, helping them build their dreams, accelerate their results, and create richer, more fulfilling lives.
 
Debbie has a B.S. Degree from the University of Connecticut and worked in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Technical Training, Customer Service and Education.
 
Debbie is a Certified Life Mastery Consultant, Dream Builder Coach, Master Practitioner of  NLP.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday June 5, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Advance Reader Copy 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
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Digital Drop - in  
    Contact:    203-385-4164   slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Drop by the Reference Desk and ask a quick question about your computer, smart phone or tablet. If you know you’ll be coming, please register for this free monthly event by stopping by the library or calling us at 203-385-4164.

 

    Location: Other
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Create Your Unique Elevator Speech  
   

In business or social situations, there are 2 questions that are almost ALWAYS asked: “What do you do?" OR "What business are you in?" The way you respond will go a long way in determining whether or not you have made a connection. For entrepreneurs, your next referral or customer can easily come about by how you answer.

  • How to create your own unique Elevator Speech using the 5 "C" method. 
  • Use the "Elevator Speech" as a powerful weapon to combat one of the key "trap questions" used in job interviews, "Tell Me About Yourself..." 
  • How proper use of the "Elevator Speech" technique can give you a leg up with an employer as well.

Presenter: Daniel de Percin
Daniel de Percin has been a certified SCORE mentor since 2012. He has been an entrepreneur since 2001. Danny enjoyed a 40+ year career in Broadcasting Sales and Marketing; starting as a trainee with Group W Broadcasting in New York City and rising to management, senior management and ownership positions in terrestrial broadcasting, streaming media and broadcast sales companies in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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

Check in starts at 6pm; program starts at 6:30pm

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Linkedin Workshop  
   

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

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM First Look Book Club  
   

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

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

Call for a time to read to certified therapy dogs, Siena & Drago. 203.385.4165

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

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

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

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

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

    Location: Board Room

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

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

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

For tonight's twelfth meeting and final meeting, we'll compete in a trivia faceoff to see how well you remember all the ins-and-outs of Season Two! The winner(s) will be awarded eternal bragging rights & a prize! We'll also have snacks.  Newbies, experts, and everyone in between are welcome to compete!

Open to middle & high school students.

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

Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this introductory session, you’ll learn where to search for and how to download 3D designs, how to modify 3D designs using Cube Print software, and how to operate the Library's Cube 3 3D printer. Then, sign up for a one-on-one session to print your object of choice and become 3D printing certified at the Library. For ages 13 and above. Registration begins: 05/07/18.

    Location: uCreate
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation - Children's Department  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Responsible, caring teens entering grades 8-13 are welcome to apply to be a Children's Department volunteer. Interested volunteers should come in person to talk to a Children's Librarian. Space is limited (first come-first served), and attendance at one scheduled training session is required. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families Community Survey  
   

Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families will conduct a Community Survey today at the Library.

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday June 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families Community Survey  
   

Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families will conduct a Community Survey today at the Library.

    Location: Lobby
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation - Children's Department  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Responsible, caring teens entering grades 8-13 are welcome to apply to be a Children's Department volunteer. Interested volunteers should come in person to talk to a Children's Librarian. Space is limited (first come-first served), and attendance at one scheduled training session is required. 

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Sunday June 10, 2018
     Library closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

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

Free and open to the public.  

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Volunteer Open House  
    Contact: Teresa   203-385-4167   tneville@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Attend one of the Teen Volunteer Open House Events if you are interested in volunteering in the Teen Dept. this summer. We will cover regisration, responsibilities and schedules. No pre-registration necessary.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Media for Small Businesses - SCORE  
   

Details and registration info to come.

Speakers: Susan Catalano and Robert Clark

A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by The Stratford Library

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   10:30 AM Apple Devices 101  
    Contact:    203-385-4164   slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Bring your iPad or iPhone to class and learn the basics of operating your device. Participants must have an ITunes account and know their password. Topics include but not limited to  Internet searching, calendar feature, texting, managing email, and camera and photo organizing.

    Location: Board 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  -  7:00 PM Leading to Reading Parent Workshop  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

This one hour class is for parents, caregivers, and preschool teachers. You will find out about strategies for helping childen learn how to read and will be able to check out our themed Leading to Reading kits.

Please note this class is for adults only. Childcare is not provided.

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

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday June 15, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation - Children's Department  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Responsible, caring teens entering grades 8-13 are welcome to apply to be a Children's Department volunteer. Interested volunteers should come in person to talk to a Children's Librarian. Space is limited (first come-first served), and attendance at one scheduled training session is required. 

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

uCreate: Video Game Club. More information will be added. (Beth & Chris.)

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    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

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

Ages 5-12. Make different projects each month. All LEGOs provided!

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday June 17, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

Resume Class on the CTWorks Career Coach bus.

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

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

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

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

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. No need to register - just drop in!

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Parent/Child Art Workshop  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 and up *with a grown-up* - Parents, this is what you've been waiting for - an art class where YOU get to participate along with your child. Enjoy family art time at the Library! Registration for all summer events begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot - waitlist participants will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lifelong Learners - St Patrick's Cathedral  
   

Learn about St. Patrick's Cathedral with Arthur N. Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA.
A mid-Manhattan landmark and seat of the archbisphop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, St. Patrick's Cathedral is located directly across from Rockefeller Center. Its twin Neo-Gothic spires rising to a soaring heigh of over 325 feet above 5th Ave.
Rescheduled from March.

NOTE: This program will be held at the BALDWIN CENTER

Free and open to the public. Lifelong Learners is co-sponsored by Stratford Library and Stratford Senior Services.

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

For all readers. Certified therapy dogs Siena and Drago are here for children to read with them. Call for a reading time. Sign-ups for this and all programs begin two weeks in advance for all summer events.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk - Shallow Graves with Maureen Boyle  
   

Author Talk: Shallow Graves; The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer

Eleven women went missing over the spring and summer of 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, an old fishing port known as the Whaling City, where Moby Dick, Frederick Douglass, textile mills, and heroin-dealing represent just a few of the many threads in the community’s diverse fabric. In Shallow Graves, investigative reporter Maureen Boyle tells the story of a case that has haunted New England for thirty years.

MAUREEN BOYLE, an award winning journalist, has been a crime reporter in New England for more than 25 years, including at the Standard-Times of New Bedford during this serial murder case. She holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass. She is now director of the Journalism Program at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. This is her first book.

After the Talk Maureen will be available for questions and to sign books. Books can be purchased at the event.

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Aspiring Writers' Club  
   

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

    Location: Board Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Brazilian Capoeira  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 4-9. Registration for this and all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot - waitlist children will be admitted after 5 minutes.

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

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome.

This month's craft: Rustic 4th of July Banners

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday June 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids Yoga  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 4-8. Bring a mat or a towel. Registration for each week begins two weeks in advance.

    Location: Lovell Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PODTASTIC Podcast Club  
    JOIN STRATFORD LIBRARY'S NEW PODCAST CLUB! • Learn how to listen to podcasts on your smartphone or computer. • Get recommendations or share programs you’ve found. • Listen and discuss selected podcasts with others.
    Location: Board Room
   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make Music Day  
   

Music program....details forthcoming.

~The first annual Make Music Stratford, a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Thursday, June 21. Make Music Stratford is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, 70 U.S. cities will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.
Make

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

Build your own writing community! Get together monthly with fellow writers to write & share your poetry & prose. Share helpful critiques with one another & stay motivated to finish your work of fiction (or nonfiction). Meetings are Thursdays from 6:30 to 8pm.

Open to ages 17 & up.

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

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Library Board.

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday June 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Storytime with music and a craft. No need to register - just drop in.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Image result for mary poppins 6/22 (G-133 minutes) MARY POPPINS - All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. There is no registration for this program - seating is first-come, first served. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday June 24, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday June 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Music Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. No need to register - just drop in!

    Location: Children's Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: THE SHAPE OF WATER  
   

Bi-monthly summer film showings are free and open to the public. 

Today's movie is the recent Oscar-winning "Best Picture" starring Sally Hawkins.

 

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring & 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Tween Sewing - Slouch Bags  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grades 5-9. Learn to sew your own slouch bag. Class meets Mondays - June 25 (6pm at Joann's to select and purchase your own supplies), July 2 and July 9 at 4 pm for sewing class at the Library. Participants MUST commit to all 3 dates to participate. Registration for this and all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Class size is limited to 8 students. Participants responsible for their own fabric, scissors, and pins (scissors and pins optional). Other materials and sewing machines provided.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly art workshops for ages 3-6. Please sign up for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly Art Workshops for ages 6-10. Register for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Trivia  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Grades 5-8. Think you know a lot? Compete in our fun Library trivia contest. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM Meet the Website  
    Contact: Reference   203-385-4164   slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Learn to download books, stream videos, search Consumer Reports and much more all for free. Why pay for Netflix or Amazon Prime when all you need is a library card.

 

    Location: Lobby

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

Monthly book discussion examines Louise Penney's new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Painting for Peace in Ferguson with author Carol S. Klein  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Image result for painting for peace in ferguson Miss Soto's Literacy Legacy author program.  Grades K-6.

    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
   

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: Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
   

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

    Location: Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Conversation: Paintings for Peace in Ferguson  
   

Details forthcoming

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday June 28, 2018
   10:30 AM Android Devices 101  
    Contact:    203-385-4164   slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Bring your Android Tablet or Android phone to class and learn the basics of operating your device. Participants must have a Google Play account and know their password. Topics include but not limited to Internet searching, calendar feature, texting, managing email, and camera and photo organizing.

 

    Location: Board Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids' Yoga  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 4-8. Bring a mat or a towel. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

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

Image result for harry potter and the sorcerer's stoneIt's what you've all been asking! When is Harry Potter Book Group starting over again from the first book? Book group meets June 28, and we'll discuss Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the book that started it all. Choose your Harry Potter character, discuss, try our quiz, and enjoy and activity and themed-snack. Harry Potter Book Group is for ALL Harry Potter lovers 8 to adult. For June, please bring a T-Shirt or a bag to decorate.

Registration for all summer events begins two weeks in advance.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018  
   

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday June 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Storytime with music and a craft. No need to register - just drop in.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Image result for moana dvd 6/29 - MOANA (PG rated - 113 minutes). All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. There is no registration for this program - floor seating is first-come, first served. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday June 30, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Parachute Sing Along  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Sing along and dance to the music with colored scarves and our big parachute. For children age 0 to 4. Outdoors weather permitting. Otherwise in our Lovell Room.

    Location: Lovell Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Theatre: THE TEMPEST  
   

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

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

Amphitheatre

    Location: Other

Sunday July 1, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday July 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Music Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. No need to register - just drop in!

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Concert: Lost Acres String Band  
   

Come and hear the unique sounds of THE LOST ACRES STRING BAND!  Free and open to the public!

Gordon Swift has played in fusion, rock, folk, and country bands, and he led an electric quartet playing original work in New York City for several years. He studied South Indian classical violin in India and holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. Gordon blends musical influences from around the world into a distinctively American violin/fiddle style.

Paul Howard is a long-time member of the Americana/string band Last Fair Deal, with whom he has recorded four albums. Paul runs Valley Music School in Avon, CT and is a founding faculty member of the National Guitar Workshop with five music instruction books to his credit. He is an eclectic guitarist bringing influences from swing, old-time, bluegrass, and folk/rock music; he’s also an accomplished vocalist.

Jon Swift is a veteran of the New England bluegrass and roots music scene. He was a founding member of the popular bluegrass band Traver Hollow, playing bass and singing with the group for 13 years. He has also sung and played bass or acoustic guitar in several other groups, as well as performing solo. Appearing here on upright bass, Jon lays down a solid foundation for the band.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly art workshops for ages 3-6. Please sign up for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly Art Workshops for ages 6-10. Register for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

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

Library closed

In observance of July 4th.

    Location: Whole Building

Thursday July 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids Yoga  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 4-8. Bring a mat or a towel. Registration for each week begins two weeks in advance.

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday July 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Storytime with music and a craft. No need to register - just drop in.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday July 7, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sing, Laugh, and Learn with Mr. Joe  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All ages performance with singing and fun. 
NOTE date change.

Registration begins two weeks in advance.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday July 8, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday July 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Music Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. No need to register - just drop in!

    Location: Children's Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: LADY BIRD  
   

Bi-monthly film showings are free and open to the public.

Today's film is the Oscar-nominated coming-of-age hit starring Saorsie Ronan and Laurie Metcalf.

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly art workshops for ages 3-6. Please sign up for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly Art Workshops for ages 6-10. Register for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Board Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids Yoga  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 4-8. Bring a mat or a towel. Registration for each week begins two weeks in advance.

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday July 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Storytime with music and a craft. No need to register - just drop in.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday July 15, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library Closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday July 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Music Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. No need to register - just drop in!

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer Concert  
   

Juliard violnist and Stratford musician Cameron Chase returns to the Library for a special classical program.

 Details forthcoming.

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly art workshops for ages 3-6. Please sign up for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly Art Workshops for ages 6-10. Register for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Aspiring Writers' Club  
   

Love to write? Share your writing, receive encouragement, & discover how to have your work published! Open to middle and high school teens.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM uCreate Craft Night: Craft-a-thon  
   

Adults only crafting fun! All skill levels welcome.

We are putting out our supplies for you to craft!
Crafts available:  marbled mugs, word magnets, diy sugar scrubs, paper quilling, glass etching (bring your own glass) and mod podge crafts.
Supplies are limited.

    Location: Lovell Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids Yoga  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 4-8. Bring a mat or a towel. Registration for each week begins two weeks in advance.

    Location: Lovell Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PODTASTIC Podcast Club  
   

JOIN STRATFORD LIBRARY'S NEW PODCAST CLUB! • Learn how to listen to podcasts on your smartphone or computer. • Get recommendations or share programs you’ve found. • Listen and discuss selected podcasts with others.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

Build your own writing community! Get together monthly with fellow writers to write & share your poetry & prose. Share helpful critiques with one another & stay motivated to finish your work of fiction (or nonfiction). Meetings are Thursdays from 6:30 to 8pm.

Open to ages 17 & up.

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday July 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Storytime with music and a craft. No need to register - just drop in.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

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

uCreate: Video Game Club. More information will be added. (Beth & Chris.)

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    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday July 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Concert: New England Guitar Society  
   

The New England Guitar Society returns to the Library for a special summer concert.

Stay tuned for further details.   Free and open tot the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday July 22, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

CTWorks Career Coach

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

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

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

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

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. No need to register - just drop in!

    Location: Children's Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI  
   

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 12 Steps to a Successful Business  
   

Details and registration info to come

Speaker: Cliff Ennico

A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by The Stratford Library

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly art workshops for ages 3-6. Please sign up for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly Art Workshops for ages 6-10. Register for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Board Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids Yoga  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 4-8. Bring a mat or a towel. Registration for each week begins two weeks in advance.

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Final reading tonight.  Details TBA

    Location: Lovell Room

Friday July 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Storytime with music and a craft. No need to register - just drop in.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday July 29, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. No need to register - just drop in!

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly art workshops for ages 3-6. Please sign up for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly Art Workshops for ages 6-10. Register for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Music Is for Everyone - Children's Favorites Concert with Katie Dorfman & Friends  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
    Location: Lovell Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM First Look Book Club  
   

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

    Location: Board Room

Friday August 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Friday Fun  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 2-5. Storytime with music and a craft. No need to register - just drop in.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Post-It Pixel Art  
   

We're once again taking over the uCreate Space! Help us plot out and install pixel art designs on the walls and windows of our makerspace! Our theme for this month is: under the sea.

    Location: uCreate

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

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

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

Amphitheatre

    Location: Other

Sunday August 5, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday August 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Music Time  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. No need to register - just drop in!

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

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

    Location: Board Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinees:BLACK PANTHER  
   

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming.

Final film in the summer series.  Monday Matinees will continue in September.

    Location: Lovell Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Keeping Your Small Business Financially Healthy  
   

Details and registration info to come.

Speaker: Germaine Miller

A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by The Stratford Library

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly art workshops for ages 3-6. Please sign up for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

Weekly Art Workshops for ages 6-10. Register for each week separately. Registration for all summer programs begins two weeks in advance. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. Waitlist students will be admitted after 5 minutes.

    Location: Children's Craft Area
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM AARP Safe Driving Workshop  
   

AARP Smart Driver course

$15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.

Call: 203.929.4851 to register.  Limited space.

 

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Board Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ukulele Family Sing Along  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
    Location: Lovell Room

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

Ages 2-5. Storytime with music and a craft. No need to register - just drop in.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday August 12, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Aspiring Writers' Club  
   

Love to write? Share your writing, receive encouragement, & discover how to have your work published! Open to middle and high school teens.

    Location: Board Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PODTASTIC Podcast Club  
   

JOIN STRATFORD LIBRARY'S NEW PODCAST CLUB! • Learn how to listen to podcasts on your smartphone or computer. • Get recommendations or share programs you’ve found. • Listen and discuss selected podcasts with others.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

Build your own writing community! Get together monthly with fellow writers to write & share your poetry & prose. Share helpful critiques with one another & stay motivated to finish your work of fiction (or nonfiction). Meetings are Thursdays from 6:30 to 8pm.

Open to ages 17 & up.

    Location: uCreate Annex

Friday August 17, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

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

uCreate: Video Game Club. More information will be added. (Beth & Chris.)

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    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday August 19, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

CTWorks Career Coach

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

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

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

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Board Room

Friday August 24, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday August 26, 2018
     Library Closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday August 27, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring & 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

Thursday August 30, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stratford Continuing Education Registration  
   

Register for classes with Stratford Continuing Education today in the Main Lobby.

    Location: Lobby

Friday August 31, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Musicals  
    Contact: Children's   203.385.4165   childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
   

All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

    Location: Children's Program Room

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

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Sunday September 2, 2018
     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
     Library Closed  
   

Library closed.

    Location: Whole Building

Monday September 10, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Join a lively discussion of books and movies!

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
   

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

    Location: Board Room

Sunday September 16, 2018
     Library closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday September 23, 2018
     Library closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

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

Excel Class on the CT Works Career Coach

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

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

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


Wednesday September 26, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
   

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

    Location: Board Room

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

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday September 30, 2018
     Library closed  
   

Library closed

    Location: Whole Building

Monday October 1, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Join a lively discussion of books and movies!

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
    Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to knitting but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required
    Location: Board Room

Sunday October 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: Signs of Connecticut  
   

Tom Fatone is the special guest speaker for "Signs of Connecticut".

Details to follow.

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
   

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

    Location: Board Room

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

Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to Stratford with special Halloween programming

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

    Location: Lovell Room

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

CTWorks Career Coach

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

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

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


Friday November 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Mini Golf  
   

Library Mini Golf (setup and evening event).

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday November 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Mini Golf  
   

Library Mini Golf event.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday November 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: LORDSHIP HISTORY  
   

Monthly series of talks presents Stratford's Tom Halverson speaking about the history of Lordship.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

Monday November 5, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Join a lively discussion of books and movies!

    Location: Lovell Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
   

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

    Location: Board Room

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

Library closed in observance of Veteran's Day

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of Veteran's Day

    Location: Whole Building

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Saturday November 17, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stratford Historical Society Meeting  
   

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

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

Library closed in observance of Thanksgiving

    Location: Whole Building

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

Resume Class on the CTWorks Career Coach bus.

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

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

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


Wednesday November 28, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM KnitWits  
   

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

    Location: Board Room

Monday December 3, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monday Morning Buzz  
   

Join a lively discussion of books and movies!

    Location: Lovell Room

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

CTWorks Career Coach

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

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

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


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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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

Library closed in observance of Christmas

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of Christmas

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of New Years

    Location: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of New Years

    Location: Whole Building

Sunday January 6, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: Beer is for Everyone of Drinking Age  
   

Speaker Emily Sautter from Two Roads Brewery will discuss her new book, "Beer is for Everyone: Of Drinking Age."

Details forthcoming.

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday March 31, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Workshop: Korean Cooking Class  
   

The Korean Spirit and Cultural Promotion Project returns to the Library with a fascinating cooking program. 

Limited seating for 40 people only.  Fee: $6

Details forthcoming.

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday April 14, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: Black Bears in Connecticut  
   

Guest speaker: Paul Colburn, MWC

Details forthcoming.

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

Sunday May 5, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sunday Afternoon Talks: How to Look at a Renaissance Painting: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raffael  
   

Dr. Frances DeStafano returns to the Library with a new talk about recognizing classic artwork, ~"How to Look at a Renaissance Painting: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raffael".

Details forthcoming.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Board Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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

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

    Location: Lovell Room

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