Stratford Library

Saturday October 20, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
MiniCon & Cosplay

Saturday, October 20th from 2-4:30 pm in the Lovell Room.

Artist Alley, Kahoot, Make-up Demonstrations plus tips & tricks, Panel Discussion, Create Your Own Comic,& Photo Booth. 

Teens and tweens grades 5 thru 12 are invited to checkout the Anime Clubs second Comic-Con/Cosplay Event.  Costumes are optional and should be family friendly!

CONTACT: Teen  2033854167  tneville@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday, October 20th from 2-4:30 pm in the Lovell Room.

Artist Alley, Kahoot, Make-up Demonstrations plus tips & tricks, Panel Discussion, Create Your Own Comic,& Photo Booth. 

Teens and tweens grades 5 thru 12 are invited to checkout the Anime Clubs second Comic-Con/Cosplay Event.  Costumes are optional and should be family friendly!

CONTACT:
  Teen
  2033854167
  tneville@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday October 21, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Leading to Reading Workshop

Our Leading to Reading kits can help your child get a head start on learning how to read!

In this one hour workshop, parents and caregivers will learn strategies for helping their young children gain pre-literacy skills that will help get them ready to read. Participants will learn how to use the books, toys, and activities in our Leading to Reading kits and can check out a kit at the end of the program.

Please note: This program is for adults only. No babysitting is available.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 19 spaces available.

Our Leading to Reading kits can help your child get a head start on learning how to read!

In this one hour workshop, parents and caregivers will learn strategies for helping their young children gain pre-literacy skills that will help get them ready to read. Participants will learn how to use the books, toys, and activities in our Leading to Reading kits and can check out a kit at the end of the program.

Please note: This program is for adults only. No babysitting is available.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea & Herbs

Learn how tea and herbs help to improve your digestion, immune system, cognitive function, and memory.

Kasia Lindeberg, owner of Open Door Tea in Stratford will discuss the benefits of adding tea and herbs to your diet.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Learn how tea and herbs help to improve your digestion, immune system, cognitive function, and memory.

Kasia Lindeberg, owner of Open Door Tea in Stratford will discuss the benefits of adding tea and herbs to your diet.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room


Monday October 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CT Early Detection & Prevention Program

We at Bridgeport Hospital have partnered with the Department of Public Health to provide services from the CT Early Detection & Prevention Program to the Underserved/UnInsured women in the community.
The CT Early Detection & Prevention Program is an integrated comprehensive screening program focusing on women's health.


                                CT Early Detection & Prevention Program

                                Breast & Cervical Health Education
                                Heart Health Education

                                Blood Pressure Screenings                                                     

LOCATION: Lobby

We at Bridgeport Hospital have partnered with the Department of Public Health to provide services from the CT Early Detection & Prevention Program to the Underserved/UnInsured women in the community.
The CT Early Detection & Prevention Program is an integrated comprehensive screening program focusing on women's health.


                                CT Early Detection & Prevention Program

                                Breast & Cervical Health Education
                                Heart Health Education

                                Blood Pressure Screenings                                                     

LOCATION: Lobby

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sewing Class

Our October class is in progress. For information on joining our November class, please call us for information. Call the Children's Department at 203-385-4165 to register & for more information.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

Our October class is in progress. For information on joining our November class, please call us for information. Call the Children's Department at 203-385-4165 to register & for more information.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CT Early Detection & Prevention Program

We at Bridgeport Hospital have partnered with the Department of Public Health to provide services from the CT Early Detection & Prevention Program to the Underserved/UnInsured women in the community.
The CT Early Detection & Prevention Program is an integrated comprehensive screening program focusing on women's health.


                                CT Early Detection & Prevention Program

                                Breast & Cervical Health Education
                                Heart Health Education

                                Blood Pressure Screenings                                                     

LOCATION: Lobby

We at Bridgeport Hospital have partnered with the Department of Public Health to provide services from the CT Early Detection & Prevention Program to the Underserved/UnInsured women in the community.
The CT Early Detection & Prevention Program is an integrated comprehensive screening program focusing on women's health.


                                CT Early Detection & Prevention Program

                                Breast & Cervical Health Education
                                Heart Health Education

                                Blood Pressure Screenings                                                     

LOCATION: Lobby

 
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2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meetup - Halloween Movie Night
Celebrate Halloween a week early with a Spooktacular movie! We'll serve popcorn and other Halloween treats. Meet us in the Library's Board Room on the Lower Level; ask the front desk for directions if you get lost.
 
*Meetup programs are for adults 18+.
LOCATION: Board Room
Celebrate Halloween a week early with a Spooktacular movie! We'll serve popcorn and other Halloween treats. Meet us in the Library's Board Room on the Lower Level; ask the front desk for directions if you get lost.
 
*Meetup programs are for adults 18+.
LOCATION: Board Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Square One Theatre Company Open Meeting

Stratford's resident theatre company, celebrating its 29th season, will have it's first open meeting this evening.  Details about the theatre's 3-play season will be discussed and a sneak-preview of THE GOD GAME, which opens the theatre in November, will be presented.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Stratford's resident theatre company, celebrating its 29th season, will have it's first open meeting this evening.  Details about the theatre's 3-play season will be discussed and a sneak-preview of THE GOD GAME, which opens the theatre in November, will be presented.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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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 twice a month on Wednesday from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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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

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 October 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lapsit

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Astronomy Club

Join us for Astronomy Club where we explore different space activities each month. Today's subject: URANUS!  For ages 7-12. Parents welcome.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for Astronomy Club where we explore different space activities each month. Today's subject: URANUS!  For ages 7-12. Parents welcome.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room


Friday October 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Friday Fun

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

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Movie Afternoon - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Catch the latest films with friends--& snacks!

We're watching Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13; 135 minutes) this month. Open to grades 6-12.

Plot: Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Catch the latest films with friends--& snacks!

We're watching Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13; 135 minutes) this month. Open to grades 6-12.

Plot: Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

Saturday October 27, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Grand Opening of THE STUDIO

Ribbon cutting on The Studio, a new space which will provide access to cameras, microphones, computers and editing software, enabling people from all walks of life to create digitally. The Studio was created thanks to a Rotary Community Impact Grant. The primary goal of this project is to enable the creation of content and to record local history. The space will allow individuals the ability to record their own stories & family histories, create videos or mix songs they've recorded.

CONTACT: Geri Diorio
LOCATION: uCreate Annex

Ribbon cutting on The Studio, a new space which will provide access to cameras, microphones, computers and editing software, enabling people from all walks of life to create digitally. The Studio was created thanks to a Rotary Community Impact Grant. The primary goal of this project is to enable the creation of content and to record local history. The space will allow individuals the ability to record their own stories & family histories, create videos or mix songs they've recorded.

CONTACT:
  Geri Diorio
  
  

LOCATION: uCreate Annex

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Library LEGO Club

Ages 5-12. LEGOs provided. Different projects every month.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Ages 5-12. LEGOs provided. Different projects every month.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Theatre: THE SPANISH TRAGEDY

The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to the Library for a special Halloween show, "The Spanish Tragedy".  This classic, spooky tale follows the ghost of Don Andrea, a Spanish nobleman, killed in a recent battle with Portugal.  Accompanied by the spirit of Revenge, he tells the story of his death!

Free and open to the public!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to the Library for a special Halloween show, "The Spanish Tragedy".  This classic, spooky tale follows the ghost of Don Andrea, a Spanish nobleman, killed in a recent battle with Portugal.  Accompanied by the spirit of Revenge, he tells the story of his death!

Free and open to the public!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday October 28, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harry Potter Coding

Harry Potter coding for ages 7-13 with a grownup.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Harry Potter coding for ages 7-13 with a grownup.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.


 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concert: Cameron Chase

Stratford's Juilliard trained violinist Cameron Chase will return to the Library to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto this afternoon.

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Stratford's Juilliard trained violinist Cameron Chase will return to the Library to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto this afternoon.

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday October 29, 2018
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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.

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.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sewing Class

Sewing Class for Children is Mondays in November. Call the Children's Department at 203-385-4165 to register & for more information.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

Sewing Class for Children is Mondays in November. Call the Children's Department at 203-385-4165 to register & for more information.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

 
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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

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 October 30, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Medicare Talk

Guest speaker: Jim Lampert

Details to follow

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Guest speaker: Jim Lampert

Details to follow

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hallow-Teen Coding

Grades 6-12. Build a game in Scratch-Code that's spooky and fun. No prior coding experience required. Space is limited - please register online. 

CONTACT: Teens  203.385.4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 6 spaces available.

Grades 6-12. Build a game in Scratch-Code that's spooky and fun. No prior coding experience required. Space is limited - please register online. 

CONTACT:
  Teens
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Medicare Talk

Guest speaker Jim Lampert

Details to follow.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Guest speaker Jim Lampert

Details to follow.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Books Over Coffee: THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING

Monthly book discussion group looks at the new thriller by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion group looks at the new thriller by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Visit the uCreate Space during Open Hours to get assistance from the Teen uCreate Volunteer Team with: 3D printing, 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.

*Please note: The button maker is currently unavailable.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

Thursday November 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lapsit

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fantasy Book Club

Join us for our book discussion regarding Scarlet and Pegasus.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us for our book discussion regarding Scarlet and Pegasus.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday November 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Post-It Pixel Art

We're taking over and making over the uCreate Space! Help us plot out & install pixeltastic art designs on the walls & windows of our makerspace. November's theme is: Pokémon.

Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: uCreate

We're taking over and making over the uCreate Space! Help us plot out & install pixeltastic art designs on the walls & windows of our makerspace. November's theme is: Pokémon.

Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: uCreate

Saturday November 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Leading to Reading Workshop

Our Leading to Reading kits can help your child get a head start on learning how to read!

In this one hour workshop, parents and caregivers will learn strategies for helping their young children gain pre-literacy skills that will help get them ready to read. Participants will learn how to use the books, toys, and activities in our Leading to Reading kits and can check out a kit at the end of the program.

Please note: This program is for adults only. No babysitting is available.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

Our Leading to Reading kits can help your child get a head start on learning how to read!

In this one hour workshop, parents and caregivers will learn strategies for helping their young children gain pre-literacy skills that will help get them ready to read. Participants will learn how to use the books, toys, and activities in our Leading to Reading kits and can check out a kit at the end of the program.

Please note: This program is for adults only. No babysitting is available.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Library LEGO Club

Ages 5-12. LEGOs provided. Different projects every month.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Ages 5-12. LEGOs provided. Different projects every month.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Sunday November 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music Time

Music Time with Miss Taja. Songs and rhymes for ages 0-4.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 22 spaces available.

Music Time with Miss Taja. Songs and rhymes for ages 0-4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 22 spaces available.

 
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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

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
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

Join the lively discussion of books and movies with librarians and other readers like yourself!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Join the lively discussion of books and movies with librarians and other readers like yourself!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids Sewing

Ages 7-12 with a grown up. Call for information on our November and December sewing project, a table runner.  203.385.4165.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Ages 7-12 with a grown up. Call for information on our November and December sewing project, a table runner.  203.385.4165.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM
Cancelled - Food Hacks: Pizza Making

Our Teen Event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Our Teen Event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bullet Journaling

Do you wish you were more organized but haven’t found anything that works for you? 

https://www.allisonbarrettcarter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bullet-Journal-Weekly-Spread-Boxes-960x640.jpg  Bullet Journaling is a creative organizational tool that you design yourself. Combining the functions of a to-do-list, a planner, and a diary, a bullet journal is a simple, efficient, and creative way to manage everything going on in your life with a bit of color and fun. You can keep it simple or make it fancy with artwork, it is up to you!

It’s also a great way to track your progress over time, helps with motivation, and provides tangible proof of what you’ve accomplished!

We will have supplies available to get you started but feel free to bring a journal or notebook and favorite pen.

Ages 10 and up; tween, teens and adults welcome!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Do you wish you were more organized but haven’t found anything that works for you? 

https://www.allisonbarrettcarter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bullet-Journal-Weekly-Spread-Boxes-960x640.jpg  Bullet Journaling is a creative organizational tool that you design yourself. Combining the functions of a to-do-list, a planner, and a diary, a bullet journal is a simple, efficient, and creative way to manage everything going on in your life with a bit of color and fun. You can keep it simple or make it fancy with artwork, it is up to you!

It’s also a great way to track your progress over time, helps with motivation, and provides tangible proof of what you’ve accomplished!

We will have supplies available to get you started but feel free to bring a journal or notebook and favorite pen.

Ages 10 and up; tween, teens and adults welcome!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Job Searching and Networking Workshop

Want to be more effective in your job search? Find out how to uncover and create career opportunities by learning how employers fill job openings. Learn how networking can uncover opportunities and build relationships that maximize your job search efforts.

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
There are 10 spaces available.

Want to be more effective in your job search? Find out how to uncover and create career opportunities by learning how employers fill job openings. Learn how networking can uncover opportunities and build relationships that maximize your job search efforts.

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

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Power Hour

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Harry Potter Coding

Grades 6 to 12. Build a Harry Potter themed game in Scratch coding. No prior coding experience necessary. Space is limited - please register online. 

CONTACT: Teens  203.385.4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 7 spaces available.

Grades 6 to 12. Build a Harry Potter themed game in Scratch coding. No prior coding experience necessary. Space is limited - please register online. 

CONTACT:
  Teens
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Advance Reader Book Club

Grades 3-6. Read books before they are even published!

CONTACT: Children's Department  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Dept.
There are 16 spaces available.

Grades 3-6. Read books before they are even published!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Digital Drop - in

Drop in and ask a question about your computer, smart phone or tablet.

LOCATION: Main Floor Reference Desk

Drop in and ask a question about your computer, smart phone or tablet.

LOCATION: Main Floor Reference Desk

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Home Buyer Education Seminar

Wells Fargo with Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust presents this seminar this evening.

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wells Fargo with Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust presents this seminar this evening.

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Apple 101

Bring your iPad or iPhone to class to learn the basics of operating your device. Participants must have an iTunes account and know their password. Topic include (but not linited to) internet searching, calendar features, texting, mamaging email, camera and photo organizing.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 3 spaces available.

Bring your iPad or iPhone to class to learn the basics of operating your device. Participants must have an iTunes account and know their password. Topic include (but not linited to) internet searching, calendar features, texting, mamaging email, camera and photo organizing.

LOCATION: Board Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Kid's Coding - Ages 5-7

Learn computer coding. Ages 5-7. 

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Dept.
There are 8 spaces available.

Learn computer coding. Ages 5-7. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
First Look Book Club

Teens! Get an insider's look at books before they are published and recommend titles to add to the Library's collection. Open to grades 6-12

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Teens! Get an insider's look at books before they are published and recommend titles to add to the Library's collection. Open to grades 6-12

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Kids Coding - Ages 7-9

Computer coding for kids ages 7-9. No prior experience necessary.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Dept.
There are 7 spaces available.

Computer coding for kids ages 7-9. No prior experience necessary.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Kids Coding - Ages 9-12

Computer coding for kids ages 9-12. No prior experience necessary.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Dept.
There are 7 spaces available.

Computer coding for kids ages 9-12. No prior experience necessary.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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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

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

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
SHS Band Parents meeting

SHS Band Parents meeting in the Staff Room

 

HS 9/11/18

LOCATION: Staff Room

SHS Band Parents meeting in the Staff Room

 

HS 9/11/18

LOCATION: Staff Room

Thursday November 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lapsit

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Read Around Stratford

Join our "Read Around Stratford" club as we take a tour of Sterling House! This Read Around Stratford field trip is open to children ages 6 to 12. Call the Children's Department at 203-385-4165 in advance to sign up. 

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Other

Join our "Read Around Stratford" club as we take a tour of Sterling House! This Read Around Stratford field trip is open to children ages 6 to 12. Call the Children's Department at 203-385-4165 in advance to sign up. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Other

Friday November 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Mini Golf

Library Mini Golf! Friday night for ages 21 +

FORE! Stratford Library - a mini golf fundraiser to benefit Stratford Library.
Food, drink, silent auction, and hole in one prizes.

$15 per person, $25 per person with drinks!


 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Mini Golf! Friday night for ages 21 +

FORE! Stratford Library - a mini golf fundraiser to benefit Stratford Library.
Food, drink, silent auction, and hole in one prizes.

$15 per person, $25 per person with drinks!


 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Saturday November 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Library Mini Golf

Library Mini Golf!  -  Saturday All Ages
FORE! Stratford Library!   Mini golf fundraiser to benefit the Library.
Hole in one prizes, silent auction.

$5 per person / $20 per fivesome - players age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Mini Golf!  -  Saturday All Ages
FORE! Stratford Library!   Mini golf fundraiser to benefit the Library.
Hole in one prizes, silent auction.

$5 per person / $20 per fivesome - players age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
 

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of Veteran's Day

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of Veteran's Day

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of Veteran's Day

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of Veteran's Day

LOCATION: Whole Building

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Power Hour

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Organizing Your Clutter

Clutter, Clutter Everywhere!
Clutter is what blocks your ability to use, cherish and preserve important things in your home and office.

Professional Organizer Anita Taylor will share tips, techniques and ideas to “reclaim” your home, office and even those pyramids of clutter with simple systems!

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Clutter, Clutter Everywhere!
Clutter is what blocks your ability to use, cherish and preserve important things in your home and office.

Professional Organizer Anita Taylor will share tips, techniques and ideas to “reclaim” your home, office and even those pyramids of clutter with simple systems!

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
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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 twice a month on Wednesday from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fun With Superheroes

Join us for stories, music, and crafts as we have Fun With Superheroes! For ages 2-6 and their parents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 30 spaces available.

Join us for stories, music, and crafts as we have Fun With Superheroes! For ages 2-6 and their parents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 30 spaces available.

Thursday November 15, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lapsit

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Android 101

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
There are 4 spaces available.

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

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Random Fandom Trivia: Pixar

Think you know all there is to know about your favorite fandom? Test your skills & try your luck. Compete against friends each month for prizes and bragging rights. November's theme is: Pixar. Open to grades 6-12.

Stay tuned for December's theme!

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Think you know all there is to know about your favorite fandom? Test your skills & try your luck. Compete against friends each month for prizes and bragging rights. November's theme is: Pixar. Open to grades 6-12.

Stay tuned for December's theme!

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Board Development Committee Meeting

Library Board, Development Committee Meeting.

LOCATION: Director's Office

Library Board, Development Committee Meeting.

LOCATION: Director's Office

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Harry Potter Book Club

Ages 8 to adult. This month our Harry Potter Book Club will be discussing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Focusing on the second half of the book). Game, activity and snack. 

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Ages 8 to adult. This month our Harry Potter Book Club will be discussing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Focusing on the second half of the book). Game, activity and snack. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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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 17-25.

LOCATION: Conference Room

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 17-25.

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday November 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Video Game Club

Ready player one? Join us this month for a special Fortnite event! 

Come hang out with friends, have snacks, & play. Feel free to bring your own console to hook up or play one of ours!

Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Ready player one? Join us this month for a special Fortnite event! 

Come hang out with friends, have snacks, & play. Feel free to bring your own console to hook up or play one of ours!

Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday November 17, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Library LEGO Club

Ages 5-12. LEGOs provided. Different projects every month.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Ages 5-12. LEGOs provided. Different projects every month.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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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

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday November 18, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Travelogue: Stratford, Victoria, Australia!

Stratford Sister Cities will present a  60-75 minute program detailing their recent trip to Stratord, Victoria in Australia.

Free and open to the public.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Stratford Sister Cities will present a  60-75 minute program detailing their recent trip to Stratord, Victoria in Australia.

Free and open to the public.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday November 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Monthly program of hit film showings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly program of hit film showings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids Sewing

Ages 7-12 with a grown up. Call for information on our November and December sewing project, a table runner.  203.385.4165.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Ages 7-12 with a grown up. Call for information on our November and December sewing project, a table runner.  203.385.4165.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wellness: Staying Healthy through the Holidays

We all love the holidays, but often we end up feeling worse after all of the festivities. Come learn about immune-boosters to keep the cold and flu away, support for your digestion with big holiday meals, how to keep your stress down through the season of gift-giving and holiday celebrations, and ways to add more "sunshine" during short winter days.

Dr. Lorie Gumbs-Tyler is a licensed naturopathic physician and craniosacral therapist who recently joined Natural Health and Wellness Center in Stratford. She is a primary care doctor and expert in holistic, natural-based medicine.

The program is free and open to the public.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

We all love the holidays, but often we end up feeling worse after all of the festivities. Come learn about immune-boosters to keep the cold and flu away, support for your digestion with big holiday meals, how to keep your stress down through the season of gift-giving and holiday celebrations, and ways to add more "sunshine" during short winter days.

Dr. Lorie Gumbs-Tyler is a licensed naturopathic physician and craniosacral therapist who recently joined Natural Health and Wellness Center in Stratford. She is a primary care doctor and expert in holistic, natural-based medicine.

The program is free and open to the public.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Power Hour

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lifelong Learners: Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America’s Founding Fathers

Stephen Spignesi, retired professor and author of 499 Facts About Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America’s Founding Fathers, will present a program based on his book. His talk provides fascinating facts about 12 of America’s Founders – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay, James Monroe, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Alexander Hamilton, who is the subject of the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton.”

Stephen Spignesi, a retired Practitioner in Residence from the University of New Haven, has written over 70 books, covering historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is also a poet, screenwriter, and musician, and is considered a world authority on Stephen King, The Beatles, Robin Williams, Woody Allen, The Andy Griffith Show, ER, and other TV shows and popular culture subjects.

Lifelong Learners programs are co-sponsored by Stratford Senior Services & Stratford Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Baldwin Center

Stephen Spignesi, retired professor and author of 499 Facts About Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America’s Founding Fathers, will present a program based on his book. His talk provides fascinating facts about 12 of America’s Founders – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay, James Monroe, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Alexander Hamilton, who is the subject of the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton.”

Stephen Spignesi, a retired Practitioner in Residence from the University of New Haven, has written over 70 books, covering historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is also a poet, screenwriter, and musician, and is considered a world authority on Stephen King, The Beatles, Robin Williams, Woody Allen, The Andy Griffith Show, ER, and other TV shows and popular culture subjects.

Lifelong Learners programs are co-sponsored by Stratford Senior Services & Stratford Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Baldwin Center

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AARP Drive Alive Workshop

Workshop for mature drivers. 

AARP Smart Driver course

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

Call: 203.929.4851 to register.  Limited space for 15 adults.

LOCATION: Board Room

Workshop for mature drivers. 

AARP Smart Driver course

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

Call: 203.929.4851 to register.  Limited space for 15 adults.

LOCATION: Board Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Facebook Ad Campaign: Case Study from Generating Leads and Converting Leads To Sales

In this case study we will show how a small contractor went from $150,000 to over $1,600,000 with Search Engine Optimization and Reputation Marketing and how we are using Facebook Ads to increase his leads to a goal of $3,000,000 gross sales.
You will learn:
-What Is Retargeting and how Retargeting Increases Sales
-The importance of profile targeting
-Types of Facebook Ads
-Creating Ad Copy and Choosing Images
-How To Create landing Pages That Convert to Sales
-Best Markets For Facebook Ads

Presenter:  Ed Winslow
Ed Winslow has been a career entrepreneur for 30 years, with 15 years as a broker and investor in Manhattan real estate including CBRE and Sotheby’s. He formed Niche Quest Media in 2006, an online lead generating agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Display Advertising, Adwords, and Facebook Ads, which created income-producing websites in the real estate, construction and healthcare industries. 

Register for this workshop at Fairfield County SCORE

LOCATION: Board Room

In this case study we will show how a small contractor went from $150,000 to over $1,600,000 with Search Engine Optimization and Reputation Marketing and how we are using Facebook Ads to increase his leads to a goal of $3,000,000 gross sales.
You will learn:
-What Is Retargeting and how Retargeting Increases Sales
-The importance of profile targeting
-Types of Facebook Ads
-Creating Ad Copy and Choosing Images
-How To Create landing Pages That Convert to Sales
-Best Markets For Facebook Ads

Presenter:  Ed Winslow
Ed Winslow has been a career entrepreneur for 30 years, with 15 years as a broker and investor in Manhattan real estate including CBRE and Sotheby’s. He formed Niche Quest Media in 2006, an online lead generating agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Display Advertising, Adwords, and Facebook Ads, which created income-producing websites in the real estate, construction and healthcare industries. 

Register for this workshop at Fairfield County SCORE

LOCATION: Board Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meetup & uCreate Craft Night Gingerbread Houses

Join us to create and take home your very own Gingerbread Houses! Decorate with graham crackers, icing and a variety of candies, all while listening to festive holiday music and drinking hot chocolate!

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join us to create and take home your very own Gingerbread Houses! Decorate with graham crackers, icing and a variety of candies, all while listening to festive holiday music and drinking hot chocolate!

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Library closes at 5pm
 
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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 grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Love to write? Share your writing, receive encouragement, & discover how to have your work published! Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Library closed in observance of Thanksgiving

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of Thanksgiving

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday November 26, 2018
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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.

Registration will begin on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

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.

Registration will begin on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Songs, rhymes & movements for ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids Sewing

Ages 7-12 with a grown up. Call for information on our November and December sewing project, a table runner.  203.385.4165.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Ages 7-12 with a grown up. Call for information on our November and December sewing project, a table runner.  203.385.4165.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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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

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 November 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Power Hour

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, music, movement, and activities.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Play It Again, Square One: THE GOD GAME

The Square One Theatre Company presents a talk-back about their recent production of Suzanne Bradbeer's  timely political play, THE GOD GAME.  Come join the discussion with the Artistic Director, actors and theatre staffers!  Coffe and tea served.  Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The Square One Theatre Company presents a talk-back about their recent production of Suzanne Bradbeer's  timely political play, THE GOD GAME.  Come join the discussion with the Artistic Director, actors and theatre staffers!  Coffe and tea served.  Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Holiday Festival - The Mitten Live Animal Show

Start Stratford's annual Holiday Festival at the Library with a reading of Jan Brett's The Mitten followed by a live animal show with woodland animals like those found in the book. Then ... head on over to Town Hall for the rest of the Holiday Festival! Sponsored by Celebrate Stratford (CelebrateStratford.com) The animal event is aimed at ages 3 and up - no strollers in the room, please. 

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 70 spaces available.

Start Stratford's annual Holiday Festival at the Library with a reading of Jan Brett's The Mitten followed by a live animal show with woodland animals like those found in the book. Then ... head on over to Town Hall for the rest of the Holiday Festival! Sponsored by Celebrate Stratford (CelebrateStratford.com) The animal event is aimed at ages 3 and up - no strollers in the room, please. 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 70 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Advanced College Funding Solutions, LLC

Lynn Verrilli's workshop focuses on the financial planning side of the college prep.

Private rental.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Lynn Verrilli's workshop focuses on the financial planning side of the college prep.

Private rental.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Books Over Coffee:

Monthly book discussion group.  Title will be the winner of the nationwide "Great American Read" announced in October.

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion group.  Title will be the winner of the nationwide "Great American Read" announced in October.

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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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 twice a month on Wednesday from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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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

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 November 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lapsit

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For lapsitters only please. Infants to 18 months. No registration required. Just drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Astronomy Club

Join us for Astronomy Club where we explore different space activities each month. Today's subject: Neptune!  For ages 7-12. Parents welcome.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 22 spaces available.

Join us for Astronomy Club where we explore different space activities each month. Today's subject: Neptune!  For ages 7-12. Parents welcome.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 22 spaces available.

Friday November 30, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Movie Afternoon - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Catch the latest films with friends--& snacks!

We're watching To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (PG-13, 99 minutes) this month. Open to grades 6-12.

Plot: Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean is a romantic. She has had five crushes in her life and written love letters to all of them. Signed, sealed—and undelivered. They were never meant for anyone else’s eyes but her own.  But then the unthinkable happens: her secret letters somehow get mailed. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all, if only she has the courage to speak from her heart.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Catch the latest films with friends--& snacks!

We're watching To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (PG-13, 99 minutes) this month. Open to grades 6-12.

Plot: Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean is a romantic. She has had five crushes in her life and written love letters to all of them. Signed, sealed—and undelivered. They were never meant for anyone else’s eyes but her own.  But then the unthinkable happens: her secret letters somehow get mailed. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all, if only she has the courage to speak from her heart.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fantastic Beasts Class Night at Hogwarts

Ages 6 to adult. Event runs 7pm-9:30pm. Costumes highly encouraged. Take Hogwarts classes and celebrate your love of Harry Potter. Everyone will register for the Hogwarts House they like best (space is limited in each house - have a second choice!).

Registration starts November 1 online and in the Library.

Participants may choose to pre-order either of the Hogwarts screenplays for $15 (cash or check due by 11/21) as part of their registrations and receive them that night. Select: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Questions? 203.385.4165.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

Ages 6 to adult. Event runs 7pm-9:30pm. Costumes highly encouraged. Take Hogwarts classes and celebrate your love of Harry Potter. Everyone will register for the Hogwarts House they like best (space is limited in each house - have a second choice!).

Registration starts November 1 online and in the Library.

Participants may choose to pre-order either of the Hogwarts screenplays for $15 (cash or check due by 11/21) as part of their registrations and receive them that night. Select: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Questions? 203.385.4165.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday December 2, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Holiday Music Program

Holiday music program TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Holiday music program TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Join the lively discussion of books and movies with librarians and other readers like yourself!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Join the lively discussion of books and movies with librarians and other readers like yourself!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bullet Journaling

Do you wish you were more organized but haven’t found anything that works for you? 

https://www.allisonbarrettcarter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bullet-Journal-Weekly-Spread-Boxes-960x640.jpg  Bullet Journaling is a creative organizational tool that you design yourself. Combining the functions of a to-do-list, a planner, and a diary, a bullet journal is a simple, efficient, and creative way to manage everything going on in your life with a bit of color and fun. You can keep it simple or make it fancy with artwork, it is up to you!

It’s also a great way to track your progress over time, helps with motivation, and provides tangible proof of what you’ve accomplished!

We will have supplies available to get you started but feel free to bring a journal or notebook and favorite pen.

Ages 10 and up; tween, teens and adults welcome!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Do you wish you were more organized but haven’t found anything that works for you? 

https://www.allisonbarrettcarter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bullet-Journal-Weekly-Spread-Boxes-960x640.jpg  Bullet Journaling is a creative organizational tool that you design yourself. Combining the functions of a to-do-list, a planner, and a diary, a bullet journal is a simple, efficient, and creative way to manage everything going on in your life with a bit of color and fun. You can keep it simple or make it fancy with artwork, it is up to you!

It’s also a great way to track your progress over time, helps with motivation, and provides tangible proof of what you’ve accomplished!

We will have supplies available to get you started but feel free to bring a journal or notebook and favorite pen.

Ages 10 and up; tween, teens and adults welcome!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Advance Reader Book Club

Grades 3-6. Read books before they are even published!

CONTACT: Children's Department  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Grades 3-6. Read books before they are even published!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Family & Friend Trivia

Play alone or grab a parent/grandparent/brother/sister/friend and play as a team!

For kids in grades 3-8 and their playing partners.

Everyone learns cool facts, everyone earns prizes, and everyone has fun!

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Play alone or grab a parent/grandparent/brother/sister/friend and play as a team!

For kids in grades 3-8 and their playing partners.

Everyone learns cool facts, everyone earns prizes, and everyone has fun!

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
First Look Book Club

Teens! Get an insider's look at books before they are published and recommend titles to add to the Library's collection. Open to grades 6-12

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Teens! Get an insider's look at books before they are published and recommend titles to add to the Library's collection. Open to grades 6-12

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday December 7, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Post-It Pixel Art

We're taking over and making over the uCreate Space! Help us plot out & install pixeltastic art designs on the walls & windows of our makerspace. December's theme is: Winter Wonderland.

Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: uCreate

We're taking over and making over the uCreate Space! Help us plot out & install pixeltastic art designs on the walls & windows of our makerspace. December's theme is: Winter Wonderland.

Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: uCreate

Sunday December 9, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New England Guitar Society Holiday Concert

The popular classical guitar group returns to the Library with a special holiday concert.

Sponsored by the Friends of Square One Theatre Company.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The popular classical guitar group returns to the Library with a special holiday concert.

Sponsored by the Friends of Square One Theatre Company.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday December 10, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees: OCEANS 8

Monthly program of hit film showings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly program of hit film showings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Paint & Sip Hot Chocolate

Pick up a brush & paint a masterpiece! Follow along as we guide you step-by-step through a featured painting each month. All artistic skill levels welcome. Open to grades 6-12.

Space is limited, so be sure to arrive on time to reserve your spot!

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Pick up a brush & paint a masterpiece! Follow along as we guide you step-by-step through a featured painting each month. All artistic skill levels welcome. Open to grades 6-12.

Space is limited, so be sure to arrive on time to reserve your spot!

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Coding Scavenger Hunt

Grades 6 to 12. Coding and Library clues? You bet - Take a break from homework and have some fun at the Library with Scratch coding. No prior coding experience required. Register online beginning 11/15/2018.

CONTACT: Teens  203.385.4167
LOCATION: Teen Department
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:26 PM     

Grades 6 to 12. Coding and Library clues? You bet - Take a break from homework and have some fun at the Library with Scratch coding. No prior coding experience required. Register online beginning 11/15/2018.

CONTACT:
  Teens
  203.385.4167
  

LOCATION: Teen Department

Registration will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:26 PM     

Wednesday December 12, 2018
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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 twice a month on Wednesday from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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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
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 December 13, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Random Fandom Trivia: Alternate Reality
Think you know all there is to know about your favorite fandom? Test your skills & try your luck. Compete against friends each month for prizes and bragging rights. December's theme is: Alternate Reality! We'll have questions from a mix of popular teen series like Percy Jackson, Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Divergent, & Ready Player One. Open to grades 6-12.
 
Stay tuned for January's theme!
LOCATION: Lovell Room
Think you know all there is to know about your favorite fandom? Test your skills & try your luck. Compete against friends each month for prizes and bragging rights. December's theme is: Alternate Reality! We'll have questions from a mix of popular teen series like Percy Jackson, Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Divergent, & Ready Player One. Open to grades 6-12.
 
Stay tuned for January's theme!
LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday December 14, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Movie Afternoon - The Darkest Minds

Catch the latest films with friends--& snacks!

We're watching The Darkest Minds (PG-13, 104 minutes) this month. Open to grades 6-12.

Plot: When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. After barely escaping the camp with her life, she goes on the run, desperate to survive and join others like her at East River—the one save haven they have left.  But Ruby soon begins to realize that running is not enough. Calling on the others to band together to use their collective power, the kids fight to take back control of their future.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Catch the latest films with friends--& snacks!

We're watching The Darkest Minds (PG-13, 104 minutes) this month. Open to grades 6-12.

Plot: When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. After barely escaping the camp with her life, she goes on the run, desperate to survive and join others like her at East River—the one save haven they have left.  But Ruby soon begins to realize that running is not enough. Calling on the others to band together to use their collective power, the kids fight to take back control of their future.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday December 16, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Holiday Music Program

Holiday music program TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Holiday music program TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday December 17, 2018
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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.

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.

 
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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

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

Wednesday December 19, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Books Over Coffee: THE KEEPER OF THINGS

Monthly book discussion group looks at Ruh Hogan's THE KEEPER OF THINGS..

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion group looks at Ruh Hogan's THE KEEPER OF THINGS..

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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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 grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Love to write? Share your writing, receive encouragement, & discover how to have your work published! Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
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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 17-25.

LOCATION: Conference Room

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 17-25.

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday December 21, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Video Game Club

Ready player one? Join us for a Super Smash Ultimate Tourney this month to find out who reigns supreme!

Feel free to bring along your own console to hook up too. Snacks provided.

Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Ready player one? Join us for a Super Smash Ultimate Tourney this month to find out who reigns supreme!

Feel free to bring along your own console to hook up too. Snacks provided.

Open to grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday December 23, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

Library closed in observance of Christmas

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of Christmas

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of Christmas

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of Christmas

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of Christmas

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of Christmas

LOCATION: Whole Building

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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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

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 December 30, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
LOCATION: Whole Building
Monday December 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed

Library closed in observance of New Years

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of New Years

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Library closed in observance of New Years

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of New Years

LOCATION: Whole Building

Sunday January 6, 2019
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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

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