Stratford Library

Monday April 2, 2018 - Monday April 30, 2018
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Passport to Connecticut Libraries

Pick up your passport at Stratford Library and visit libraries all over Connecticut! This fun program is for people of all ages. Take your library card and passport to at least five libraries on the list, get it stamped and  be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children.

Pick up your passport at the Check Out Desk.

Passort to Connecticut Libraries runs April 2 - April 30. Return your stamped Passport to Stratford Library by May 7th.

Pick up your passport at Stratford Library and visit libraries all over Connecticut! This fun program is for people of all ages. Take your library card and passport to at least five libraries on the list, get it stamped and  be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children.

Pick up your passport at the Check Out Desk.

Passort to Connecticut Libraries runs April 2 - April 30. Return your stamped Passport to Stratford Library by May 7th.

Friday April 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and often 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 to 5. Stories, songs, and often 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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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Great Movies You Missed: FACES/PLACES

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

Twelfth annual festival will highlight six critically acclaimed films from last year that – for whatever reason – did not reach a wide audience during their general release.  Titles include: “Get Out”, “Wind River”, “Call Me By Your Name”, “The Florida Project”, “Maudie” and “Faces/Places”.  Films will be shown uncut on widescreen daily at noon with a special evening showing of “Call Me By Your Name” at 7 pm.  Adult audiences only.

Free & Open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Twelfth annual festival will highlight six critically acclaimed films from last year that – for whatever reason – did not reach a wide audience during their general release.  Titles include: “Get Out”, “Wind River”, “Call Me By Your Name”, “The Florida Project”, “Maudie” and “Faces/Places”.  Films will be shown uncut on widescreen daily at noon with a special evening showing of “Call Me By Your Name” at 7 pm.  Adult audiences only.

Free & Open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday April 28, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Library LEGO Club

Ages 5-12. Different projects every month.

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

Ages 5-12. Different projects every month.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Tabletop Gaming

Calling all board gamers, new and experienced alike! It's International Tabletop Day! Celebrate by exploring uCreate's NEW tabletop games collection and learn to play strategy games like Catan, Diplomacy, The Resistance, and Tsuro. Have a favorite board game? Bring it along! For ages 13 and up. No registration required. There will be snacks!

CONTACT:  Chris    ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

Calling all board gamers, new and experienced alike! It's International Tabletop Day! Celebrate by exploring uCreate's NEW tabletop games collection and learn to play strategy games like Catan, Diplomacy, The Resistance, and Tsuro. Have a favorite board game? Bring it along! For ages 13 and up. No registration required. There will be snacks!

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Stratford Library Fundraiser

Stratford Library Fundraiser

Murder is a Family Business©
By AspenDream Productions, LLC 

Saturday April 28, 2018

6:30 p.m. at Oronoque Country Club

Mark your calendar for the Stratford Library's 15th annual gala event at Oronoque Country Club!

We look forward to seeing you for a fun evening of featuring an interactive murder mystery, a DJ and dancing. There will be fabulous food, drinks and a Silent Auction.

$75.00 per person. Please call 203.385.4166 for tickets.

LOCATION: Other

Stratford Library Fundraiser

Murder is a Family Business©
By AspenDream Productions, LLC 

Saturday April 28, 2018

6:30 p.m. at Oronoque Country Club

Mark your calendar for the Stratford Library's 15th annual gala event at Oronoque Country Club!

We look forward to seeing you for a fun evening of featuring an interactive murder mystery, a DJ and dancing. There will be fabulous food, drinks and a Silent Auction.

$75.00 per person. Please call 203.385.4166 for tickets.

LOCATION: Other

Sunday April 29, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SquareWrights: WOMEN

Original plays by and about women will be performed live from SquareWrights.  Details forthcoming.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Original plays by and about women will be performed live from SquareWrights.  Details forthcoming.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Excel Class on the CT Works Career Coach

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

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

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

Excel Class on the CT Works Career Coach

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

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

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


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. Babies welcome. Rhymes, songs, and pre-literacy activities. No need to register - just drop in. 

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

Ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. Babies welcome. Rhymes, songs, and pre-literacy activities. No need to register - just drop in. 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Tuesday May 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. Stories, songs, 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 3 to 5. Stories, songs, 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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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Advance Reader Copy Book Club

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Wednesday May 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Resume Writing Workshop

Most resumes are viewed by hiring managers for 30 seconds before they make a decision whether you are a candidate they would like to interview. Learn how to highlight your skills and experience and shape your resume into a format that is pleasing to employers.

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 7 spaces available.

Most resumes are viewed by hiring managers for 30 seconds before they make a decision whether you are a candidate they would like to interview. Learn how to highlight your skills and experience and shape your resume into a format that is pleasing to employers.

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 7 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:  Teen  203-385-4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

CONTACT:
  Teen
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Move 'n' Groove Storytime

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

 

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

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

 

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

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday May 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lapsit

For lapsit babies up to 18 months. (Walking toddlers can attend on Mondays at 10:30!). No need to register - just drop in! 

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

For lapsit babies up to 18 months. (Walking toddlers can attend on Mondays at 10:30!). 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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
uCreate: 3D Printing for Beginners

Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this introductory session, you’ll learn how to search for and download 3D designs, how to modify 3D designs using Cube Print software, and how to operate the Library's Cube 3 3D printer. Then, sign up for a one-on-one session to 3D-print your object of choice and become 3D printing certified at the Library. For ages 13 and above. Registration begins: 04/03/18.

CONTACT:  Chris    ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this introductory session, you’ll learn how to search for and download 3D designs, how to modify 3D designs using Cube Print software, and how to operate the Library's Cube 3 3D printer. Then, sign up for a one-on-one session to 3D-print your object of choice and become 3D printing certified at the Library. For ages 13 and above. Registration begins: 04/03/18.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Friday May 4, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and often 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 to 5. Stories, songs, and often 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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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Post-It Pixel Art

Teens: Let’s takeover and makeover the uCreate space! Help us plot out what pixel art designs we should make and install on the walls and windows of our makerspace! Open to grades 6 and up.

This month's theme: Star Wars! (It IS afterall, #MaytheFourth Day!)

 

 

LOCATION: uCreate

Teens: Let’s takeover and makeover the uCreate space! Help us plot out what pixel art designs we should make and install on the walls and windows of our makerspace! Open to grades 6 and up.

This month's theme: Star Wars! (It IS afterall, #MaytheFourth Day!)

 

 

LOCATION: uCreate

Saturday May 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Morning Movie Marathon

Rise and shine and rev your engines!

By popular request, we’re hosting a mini-movie marathon breakfast for teens featuring two classic films! Join us in your PJ’s (or comfy clothes) and kick-back, relax, and watch Paul Walker and Vin Diesel battle it out in The Fast and The Furious (PG-13; 106 minutes) and 2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13; 107 minutes). Open to middle and high school teens.

Breakfast treats (donated by Donut Crazy) and drinks will be provided.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Rise and shine and rev your engines!

By popular request, we’re hosting a mini-movie marathon breakfast for teens featuring two classic films! Join us in your PJ’s (or comfy clothes) and kick-back, relax, and watch Paul Walker and Vin Diesel battle it out in The Fast and The Furious (PG-13; 106 minutes) and 2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13; 107 minutes). Open to middle and high school teens.

Breakfast treats (donated by Donut Crazy) and drinks will be provided.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Library LEGO Club

This LEGO Club, you'll be making projects to go with A Wrinkle in Time! Get creative! Different projects every month

Ages 5-12

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

This LEGO Club, you'll be making projects to go with A Wrinkle in Time! Get creative! Different projects every month

Ages 5-12

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 16 spaces available.

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

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

Free and open to the public.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Free and open to the public.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday May 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. Babies welcome. Rhymes, songs, and pre-literacy activities. No need to register - just drop in. 

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

Ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. Babies welcome. Rhymes, songs, and pre-literacy activities. 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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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Monday Morning Buzz

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday May 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. Stories, songs, 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 3 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. No need to register - just drop in. 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
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10:30 AM
Apple Devices 101

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

 

CONTACT:    203-385-4164  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Board Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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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 Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  203-385-4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Crazy 8s Math

Ages 5-8. Different math activities each month. 

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Ages 5-8. Different math activities each month. 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 20 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

Check-in starts at 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

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

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

Check-in starts at 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

For lapsit babies up to 18 months. (Walking toddlers can attend on Mondays at 10:30!). No need to register - just drop in! 

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

For lapsit babies up to 18 months. (Walking toddlers can attend on Mondays at 10:30!). 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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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Podtastic Podcast Club

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fandomonium: Stranger Things

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

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

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

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

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

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

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mother/Daughter Book Club

For girls ages 8-12 and their mothers or other special woman in their life!

Join the Mother Daughter Book Club this month as we read The Doll People by Ann M. Martin.  This book shares the story of Annabelle Doll, who is eight years old—and has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll family, day after day, year after year. . . until one day the Funcrafts move in.

Come to discuss the book, enjoy an activity and a snack!

Copies are available at the check out desk.

 

CONTACT:    203-385-4164  smellinger@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 6 spaces available.

For girls ages 8-12 and their mothers or other special woman in their life!

Join the Mother Daughter Book Club this month as we read The Doll People by Ann M. Martin.  This book shares the story of Annabelle Doll, who is eight years old—and has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll family, day after day, year after year. . . until one day the Funcrafts move in.

Come to discuss the book, enjoy an activity and a snack!

Copies are available at the check out desk.

 

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  smellinger@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mother/Daughter Book Club

Mother/Daughter Book Club

Ages 8-12

This month's book is The Doll People

Mother/Daughter Book Club

Ages 8-12

This month's book is The Doll People

Friday May 11, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and often 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 to 5. Stories, songs, and often a craft. No need to register - just drop in. 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Monday May 14, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. Babies welcome. Rhymes, songs, and pre-literacy activities. No need to register - just drop in. 

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

Ages 1-2. Siblings welcome. Babies welcome. Rhymes, songs, and pre-literacy activities. 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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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees: THOR: RAGNOROK

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

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Ages 3 to 5. Stories, songs, 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 3 to 5. Stories, songs, 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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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Enhancing Life and Uplifting the Spirit with James Mapes - Lifelong Learners

James Mapes, speaker, coach, best-selling author, clinical hypnotist and performer, will lead an interactive talk geared to enhancing life and uplifting the spirit and focusing on possibilities and hope rather than fear.

As creator of Quantum Leap Thinking™ and the Transformational Coach™, James Mapes is one of the most sought-after international speakers in the corporate industry today.  He has worked with hundreds of public and private companies in more than 70 countries.

Mapes has ignited audiences with his critically acclaimed hypnosis show, Journey Into the Imagination.  More than two million people have marveled at this unique presentation at Performing Arts Centers and universities, plus Manhattan’s Town Hall and Lincoln Center - winning praise from the media, including the New York Times, Variety and the New York Daily News.  He is branded as “The Imaginologist.”

Copies of his books, Imagine That! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance and Quantam Leap Thinking: An Owners' Guide to the Mind, will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

James Mapes, speaker, coach, best-selling author, clinical hypnotist and performer, will lead an interactive talk geared to enhancing life and uplifting the spirit and focusing on possibilities and hope rather than fear.

As creator of Quantum Leap Thinking™ and the Transformational Coach™, James Mapes is one of the most sought-after international speakers in the corporate industry today.  He has worked with hundreds of public and private companies in more than 70 countries.

Mapes has ignited audiences with his critically acclaimed hypnosis show, Journey Into the Imagination.  More than two million people have marveled at this unique presentation at Performing Arts Centers and universities, plus Manhattan’s Town Hall and Lincoln Center - winning praise from the media, including the New York Times, Variety and the New York Daily News.  He is branded as “The Imaginologist.”

Copies of his books, Imagine That! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance and Quantam Leap Thinking: An Owners' Guide to the Mind, will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Aspiring Writer's Club

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

CONTACT:  Teen Services  203.385.4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Move 'n' Groove Storytime

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

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

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

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Board Community Meeting

Stratford Library Board is looking for people interested in volunteering during events such as:

Book Sale, Escape Room, miniature golf experience, etc.

Come explore this great opportunity to support our library!

Wednesday May 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Board Room

 

LOCATION: Board Room

Stratford Library Board is looking for people interested in volunteering during events such as:

Book Sale, Escape Room, miniature golf experience, etc.

Come explore this great opportunity to support our library!

Wednesday May 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Board Room

 

LOCATION: Board Room

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

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome.
This month's craft: DIY Sugar Scrubs

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome.
This month's craft: DIY Sugar Scrubs

LOCATION: Lovell Room


Thursday May 17, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lapsit

For lapsit babies up to 18 months. (Walking toddlers can attend on Mondays at 10:30!). No need to register - just drop in! 

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

For lapsit babies up to 18 months. (Walking toddlers can attend on Mondays at 10:30!). 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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Facebook 1: The Starter Kit

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

 
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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. Meetings are Thursdays from 6:30 to 8pm.

Open to ages 17 & up. 

LOCATION: uCreate Annex

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. Meetings are Thursdays from 6:30 to 8pm.

Open to ages 17 & up. 

LOCATION: uCreate Annex

 
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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 May 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and often 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 to 5. Stories, songs, and often a craft. No need to register - just drop in. 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday May 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Leading to Reading Parent Workshop

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 10 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Library LEGO Club

This LEGO Club, you'll be making projects to go with A Wrinkle in Time! Get creative! Different projects every month

Ages 5-12

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 20 spaces available.

This LEGO Club, you'll be making projects to go with A Wrinkle in Time! Get creative! Different projects every month

Ages 5-12

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stratford Historical Society Meeting

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Note meeting is on Saturday instead of Sunday.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Note meeting is on Saturday instead of Sunday.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Guest speaker: Chris Petherick

Monthly series of informative, entertaining talks.  Details TBA.

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Guest speaker: Chris Petherick

Monthly series of informative, entertaining talks.  Details TBA.

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Word Class on CT Works Career Coach

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

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

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

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

Registration will begin on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

Word Class on CT Works Career Coach

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

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

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

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

Registration will begin on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Coloring and Coffee

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

LOCATION: Board 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: Board Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Talk: Hiking in New England

Join author Jeff Romano for a presentation showcasing day hiking opportunities throughout New England. Jeff will discuss the region’s best hiking destinations, share advice, provide insights, and answer questions on how and where to plan your next hiking adventure. The presentation will also include information on New England wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.
Born in Connecticut, Jeff Romano is a lifelong New England resident who has been hiking for more than four decades. He is the author of three hiking guide books: Day Hiking New England (2015), 100 Classic Hikes: New England (2010), and Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast (2006). Published by Mountaineers Books, these publications will be available for sale after the presentation. Jeff has also published numerous outdoor articles for the Boston Globe.
When not hiking, Jeff directs public policy activities for Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a land trust that conserves and stewards Maine's coastal lands and islands.  He lives in Hallowell, Maine with his wife and son.
Follow him on Facebook here: @NewEnglandHiker 

Copies of Mr. Romano's three books will be available for purchase after his talk.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Join author Jeff Romano for a presentation showcasing day hiking opportunities throughout New England. Jeff will discuss the region’s best hiking destinations, share advice, provide insights, and answer questions on how and where to plan your next hiking adventure. The presentation will also include information on New England wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.
Born in Connecticut, Jeff Romano is a lifelong New England resident who has been hiking for more than four decades. He is the author of three hiking guide books: Day Hiking New England (2015), 100 Classic Hikes: New England (2010), and Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast (2006). Published by Mountaineers Books, these publications will be available for sale after the presentation. Jeff has also published numerous outdoor articles for the Boston Globe.
When not hiking, Jeff directs public policy activities for Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a land trust that conserves and stewards Maine's coastal lands and islands.  He lives in Hallowell, Maine with his wife and son.
Follow him on Facebook here: @NewEnglandHiker 

Copies of Mr. Romano's three books will be available for purchase after his talk.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A Visit from Firefighter Rory

A Visti from Firefighter Rory in the Children's Room

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

A Visti from Firefighter Rory in the Children's Room

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

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

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

LOCATION: Board Room

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

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

LOCATION: Board Room

Wednesday May 23, 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 Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.  Bring a friend.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  203-385-4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Science in Action

Learn scientific principles while you have a blast!

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 16 spaces available.

Learn scientific principles while you have a blast!

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 16 spaces available.

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

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

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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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 May 24, 2018
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10:30 AM
Android Devices 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.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-385-4164  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 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.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Board Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fandomonium: Stranger Things

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

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

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

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

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

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

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Read to Therapy Dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday May 26, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Tabletop Gaming

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

CONTACT:  Chris    ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday May 27, 2018

Library Closed

 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Closed

 

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

A Vist from the Tooth Fairy in the Children's Room. 10:30 a.m.

A Vist from the Tooth Fairy in the Children's Room. 10:30 a.m.

 
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6:30 PM
Meet the Website

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference  203-385-4164  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lobby

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

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lobby

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

Monthly book discussion examines Lisa Wingate's new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion examines Lisa Wingate's new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

 
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3:45 PM
The Hobbit Movie

The Hobbit Movie. Ages 8-12

There are 30 spaces available.

The Hobbit Movie. Ages 8-12

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 6:30 PM
The Hobbit - movie one

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Harry Potter Book Club
There are 20 spaces available.
Saturday June 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Main St Festival

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

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

Sunday June 3, 2018

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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


Free and open to the public!


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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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


Free and open to the public!


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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday June 5, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Advance Reader Copy Book Club

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Digital Drop - in

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

 

CONTACT:    203-385-4164  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Other

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Other

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

LOCATION: Board Room

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

Contact is Greg Watkins-Colwell 203.218.4226

LOCATION: Board Room

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

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

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

For tonight's twelfth meeting and final meeting, we'll watch episode 9 of Season Two and then compete in a trivia faceoff to see how well you remember all the ins-and-outs of Season Two! The winner(s) will be awarded eternal bragging rights & a prize! We'll also have snacks.  Newbies, experts, and everyone in between are welcome to compete!

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Are you a Stranger Things fan?

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

For tonight's twelfth meeting and final meeting, we'll watch episode 9 of Season Two and then compete in a trivia faceoff to see how well you remember all the ins-and-outs of Season Two! The winner(s) will be awarded eternal bragging rights & a prize! We'll also have snacks.  Newbies, experts, and everyone in between are welcome to compete!

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
misc_none
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday June 10, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

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

Free and open to the public.  

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Free and open to the public.  

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM
Apple Devices 101

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

CONTACT:    203-385-4164  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 5 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Board Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anime Club

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

CONTACT:  Teen Services  203-385-4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday June 15, 2018
misc_none
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Video Game Club

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

bg 2/23/18

 
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

bg 2/23/18

 
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Call: 203.290.4248 for further information

Beverly Hoppie, Director

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday June 17, 2018

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday June 18, 2018
misc_none
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, May 21, 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, May 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
misc_none
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer Concert

Summer concert series.  Details forthcoming.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Summer concert series.  Details forthcoming.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday June 19, 2018
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lifelong Learners - St Patrick's Cathedral

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

NOTE: This program will be held at the BALDWIN CENTER

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

LOCATION: Baldwin Center

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

NOTE: This program will be held at the BALDWIN CENTER

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

LOCATION: Baldwin Center

 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Talk - Shallow Graves with Maureen Boyle

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome.

This month's craft: 4th of July Banners

LOCATION: Lovell Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome.

This month's craft: 4th of July Banners

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

Thursday June 21, 2018
misc_none
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PODTASTIC Podcast Club
JOIN STRATFORD LIBRARY'S NEW PODCAST CLUB! • Learn how to listen to podcasts on your smartphone or computer. • Get recommendations or share programs you’ve found. • Listen and discuss selected podcasts with others.
LOCATION: Board Room
JOIN STRATFORD LIBRARY'S NEW PODCAST CLUB! • Learn how to listen to podcasts on your smartphone or computer. • Get recommendations or share programs you’ve found. • Listen and discuss selected podcasts with others.
LOCATION: Board Room

 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Creative Writing Group

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

Open to ages 17 & up.

LOCATION: uCreate Annex

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

Open to ages 17 & up.

LOCATION: uCreate Annex

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

 
misc_none
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday June 24, 2018

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday June 25, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees: THE SHAPE OF WATER

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

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

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
misc_none
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 June 26, 2018
misc_none
6:00 PM
Meet the Website

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference  203-385-4164  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lobby

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

 

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lobby

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

Monthly book discussion examines Louise Penney's new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion examines Louise Penney's new novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anime Club

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

 
misc_none
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 June 28, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM
Android Devices 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.

 

CONTACT:    203-385-4164  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 5 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.

 

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Board Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
misc_none
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Readers Theatre Summer Showcase 2018

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

Amphitheatre

LOCATION: Other

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

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

Amphitheatre

LOCATION: Other

Sunday July 1, 2018

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday July 2, 2018
misc_none
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday Morning Buzz

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Library closed

In observance of July 4th.

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

In observance of July 4th.

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday July 8, 2018

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday July 9, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees: LADY BIRD

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

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

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday July 15, 2018

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library Closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday July 16, 2018
misc_none
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday Morning Buzz

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
misc_none
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer Concert

Summer concert series.  Details forthcoming.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Summer concert series.  Details forthcoming.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
misc_none
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PODTASTIC Podcast Club

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Creative Writing Group

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

Open to ages 17 & up.

LOCATION: uCreate Annex

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

Open to ages 17 & up.

LOCATION: uCreate Annex

 
misc_none
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 July 20, 2018
misc_none
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Video Game Club

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

bg 2/23/18

 
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

bg 2/23/18

 
LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday July 22, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday July 23, 2018
misc_none
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.

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday July 29, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday July 30, 2018
misc_none
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 August 1, 2018
misc_none
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
First Look Book Club

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

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

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

Amphitheatre

LOCATION: Other

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

Details forthcoming.  Save the date!

Amphitheatre

LOCATION: Other

Sunday August 5, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday August 6, 2018
misc_none
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday Morning Buzz

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room