Stratford Library

Friday June 1, 2018 - Saturday August 11, 2018
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Summer Reading is for everyone!

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

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

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

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

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Magic Show

Jay Reidy will bring his unique blend of magic to delight children ages 3 and up.

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

Jay Reidy will bring his unique blend of magic to delight children ages 3 and up.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Department of Developmental Services

Power point presentation by Robert Smith / Department of Developmental Services in Lovell Room from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Robert Smith 860.418.6041

Note - Would need to use projector and screen. He can bring projector if needed. Would just need table to place it on.

 

HS 6/20/18

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Power point presentation by Robert Smith / Department of Developmental Services in Lovell Room from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Robert Smith 860.418.6041

Note - Would need to use projector and screen. He can bring projector if needed. Would just need table to place it on.

 

HS 6/20/18

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 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

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

Adults only crafting fun! All skill levels welcome.

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

Supplies are limited.

LOCATION: Lovell Room
The registration period has ended.

Adults only crafting fun! All skill levels welcome.

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

Supplies are limited.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The registration period has ended.

Thursday July 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kids Yoga

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

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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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: 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

 
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
uCreate Space Open Hours

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

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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2:00 PM
Ukulele Class

Ages 7-12. Try your hand at the ukulele! Take a beginner lesson with an experienced ukulele teacher. Class meets 4 Thursdays plus a sing-along grand finale :)

We assume you will be bringing a ukulele unless you make arrangements with the Library to check one out (Ours go fast - make sure you check one out / place a hold to reserve the next available one - soon)

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Ages 7-12. Try your hand at the ukulele! Take a beginner lesson with an experienced ukulele teacher. Class meets 4 Thursdays plus a sing-along grand finale :)

We assume you will be bringing a ukulele unless you make arrangements with the Library to check one out (Ours go fast - make sure you check one out / place a hold to reserve the next available one - soon)

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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2:30 PM
Ukulele Practice Session

Ages 7-12. Enjoy a practice ukulele session! All ukulele playing abilities welcome. 

We assume you will be bringing a ukulele unless you make arrangements with the Library to check one out (Ours go fast - make sure you check one out / place a hold to reserve the next available one - soon)

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  caugusta@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Ages 7-12. Enjoy a practice ukulele session! All ukulele playing abilities welcome. 

We assume you will be bringing a ukulele unless you make arrangements with the Library to check one out (Ours go fast - make sure you check one out / place a hold to reserve the next available one - soon)

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  caugusta@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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6:10 PM - 7:30 PM
Harry Potter Book Group

Ages 8 - adult. Discuss Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Activity and snack included. Come a little early to play some games (6:10 is great).

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Ages 8 - adult. Discuss Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Activity and snack included. Come a little early to play some games (6:10 is great).

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 8 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 & 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

 
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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 July 20, 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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2:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Movie Musicals

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (G rated - 174 min.). All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

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

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (G rated - 174 min.). All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  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

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

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LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday July 21, 2018
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10:30 AM
Music Time

Ages 0-4

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Ages 0-4

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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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. For their performance at the Stratford Library, NEGS members and student youth will be performing Bach, Granados, Piazolla, Giuliani and more. For the finale, a trio will perform an Andalusian Folk Dance.  Free and open to the public!  Don’t miss it!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The New England Guitar Society returns to the Library for a special summer concert. For their performance at the Stratford Library, NEGS members and student youth will be performing Bach, Granados, Piazolla, Giuliani and more. For the finale, a trio will perform an Andalusian Folk Dance.  Free and open to the public!  Don’t miss it!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday July 22, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday July 23, 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
Monday Music Time

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

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

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. 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: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM
Parent/Child Sewing

WEEK 3 of 4 - This class is full - please check back in late August to hear about our fall sewing classes for children!

Ages 7-12 with a parent. Learn to sew a quilt-block pillow! Class meets Mondays July 9 (6pm at Joann's to select and purchase your own supplies), July 16, 23, 30 at 4 pm for sewing class in the Library. Participants MUST commit to all four dates to participate. Class size is limited to 8 students. Participants responsible for their own fabric, scissors, and pins (scissors and pins optional). Sewing machines and other materials provided.

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

WEEK 3 of 4 - This class is full - please check back in late August to hear about our fall sewing classes for children!

Ages 7-12 with a parent. Learn to sew a quilt-block pillow! Class meets Mondays July 9 (6pm at Joann's to select and purchase your own supplies), July 16, 23, 30 at 4 pm for sewing class in the Library. Participants MUST commit to all four dates to participate. Class size is limited to 8 students. Participants responsible for their own fabric, scissors, and pins (scissors and pins optional). Sewing machines and other materials provided.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12 Steps to a Successful Small Business

Starting and running your business isn’t easy with many obstacles on your path to success. Your odds of building a successful small business can improve by having a solid business plan and being aware of changes in your business’ economic, social and legal environment.

  • understanding your customers and what they really want (not what they say they want)
  • sizing up the competition and developing sound strategies for crushing them
  • being realistic about your strengths and weaknesses and building a management team that can get the job done
  • balancing your company’s “social mission” with the need to make money and finding the money you need to build the business
  • understanding the risks involved in your business and planning for them in advance
  • coping with laws, taxes and government regulations that affect your business

Speaker: Cliff Ennico. Cliff Ennico, a nationally recognized small business legal and tax expert, is best known as the former host of MONEYHUNT on PBS, where entrepreneurs defended their business plans before America's toughest panel of experts.  An attorney and small business consultant based in Fairfield, CT, he has helped launch over 15,000 businesses. He is the author of 16 books, most recently “The Crowdfunding Handbook: How to Raise Capital for Your Business Using Equity Funding Portals”

Register at Fairfield County SCORE

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

Check in begins at 6pm; Program starts at 6:30pm

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Starting and running your business isn’t easy with many obstacles on your path to success. Your odds of building a successful small business can improve by having a solid business plan and being aware of changes in your business’ economic, social and legal environment.

  • understanding your customers and what they really want (not what they say they want)
  • sizing up the competition and developing sound strategies for crushing them
  • being realistic about your strengths and weaknesses and building a management team that can get the job done
  • balancing your company’s “social mission” with the need to make money and finding the money you need to build the business
  • understanding the risks involved in your business and planning for them in advance
  • coping with laws, taxes and government regulations that affect your business

Speaker: Cliff Ennico. Cliff Ennico, a nationally recognized small business legal and tax expert, is best known as the former host of MONEYHUNT on PBS, where entrepreneurs defended their business plans before America's toughest panel of experts.  An attorney and small business consultant based in Fairfield, CT, he has helped launch over 15,000 businesses. He is the author of 16 books, most recently “The Crowdfunding Handbook: How to Raise Capital for Your Business Using Equity Funding Portals”

Register at Fairfield County SCORE

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

Check in begins at 6pm; Program starts at 6:30pm

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area


 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Apple 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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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10

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

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 8 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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12:00 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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Read To Therapy Dogs

For all readers. Certified therapy dogs Siena and Drago are here for children to read with them. Call for a reading time at 203.385.4165

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For all readers. Certified therapy dogs Siena and Drago are here for children to read with them. Call for a reading time at 203.385.4165

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM
Advance Reader's Book Club

Grades 3-6. Check out new books before they are even published. Read and discuss. Call to register at 203.385.4165.

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. Call to register at 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
uCreate All Ages Craft Night

Crafting junkies young & old, expert & novice: learn how to make paracord bracelets! Supplies & instructions will be provided. Open to grades 5 to adult. Registration required.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 16 spaces available.

Crafting junkies young & old, expert & novice: learn how to make paracord bracelets! Supplies & instructions will be provided. Open to grades 5 to adult. Registration required.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Books on Tap - The Power

In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion @https://bit.ly/2KxSGf2. Don't forget to stop by the library to borrow a copy of the book. We'll get settled, order food/drinks, and catch up with everyone at 7pm on Tuesday, July 24 at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!

CONTACT:    203-385-4164  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sitting Duck Tavern

In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion @https://bit.ly/2KxSGf2. Don't forget to stop by the library to borrow a copy of the book. We'll get settled, order food/drinks, and catch up with everyone at 7pm on Tuesday, July 24 at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sitting Duck Tavern

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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11:00 AM
Fun with Thomas The Tank Engine

Ages 2-5. Dance, sing, and play with Thomas the Tank Engine!

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 16 spaces available.

Ages 2-5. Dance, sing, and play with Thomas the Tank Engine!

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 16 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.

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

 
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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 July 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kids Yoga

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room


 
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12:00 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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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2:00 PM
Ukulele Class

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Ages 7-12. Try your hand at the ukulele! Take a beginner lesson with an experienced ukulele teacher.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Ages 7-12. Try your hand at the ukulele! Take a beginner lesson with an experienced ukulele teacher.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM
Ukulele Practice Session

Ages 7-12. Enjoy a practice ukulele session! All ukulele playing abilities welcome. Please see the July 19 entry to sign up. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Ages 7-12. Enjoy a practice ukulele session! All ukulele playing abilities welcome. Please see the July 19 entry to sign up. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM
Tween Coding

Grades 5-8. Try your hand at coding with an Introduction to HTML.

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Grades 5-8. Try your hand at coding with an Introduction to HTML.

LOCATION: Children's Dept.


 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
uCreate: Play!

Discover all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in and play with: a 3D scanner, a button maker, Google Cardboard VR headsets, littleBits kits, the robots of uCreate (including LEGO Mindstorms, MakeBlock, Ozobot and Sphero), Snap Circuits, video games and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time! No registration required.

CONTACT:  Chris Bacchiocchi    ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Discover all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in and play with: a 3D scanner, a button maker, Google Cardboard VR headsets, littleBits kits, the robots of uCreate (including LEGO Mindstorms, MakeBlock, Ozobot and Sphero), Snap Circuits, video games and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time! No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Chris Bacchiocchi
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 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 Matilda by Roald Dahl.  Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

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

Copies are available at the check out desk.

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

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 Matilda by Roald Dahl.  Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

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

Copies are available at the check out desk.

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Board Room


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

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.
The series concludes tonight with "Admissions", a recent off-Broadway hit by Joshua Harmon about diversity at an elite private school. The play features actors Pat Leo, Janet Rathert, Ruth Anne Baumgartner and Lucy Babbitt and is directed by Tom Holehan.
The play is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for general seating - no reservations are taken.  First-come, first-seated.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual showcase of live theatre readings.
The series concludes tonight with "Admissions", a recent off-Broadway hit by Joshua Harmon about diversity at an elite private school. The play features actors Pat Leo, Janet Rathert, Ruth Anne Baumgartner and Lucy Babbitt and is directed by Tom Holehan.
The play is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for general seating - no reservations are taken.  First-come, first-seated.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday July 27, 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
Movie Musicals

SING (PG rated - 114 min.). All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

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

SING (PG rated - 114 min.). All families welcome - space is limited to our Children's Department program room. Families are welcome to bring a nut free snack to enjoy if they like. Different movie musicals each week.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday July 28, 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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

Sunday July 29, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday July 30, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Music Time

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

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

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. 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
uCreate: Mad Science - Summertime Edition

Goggles and lab coats on! We're transforming the Lovell Room into our very own laboratory as we perform fun, easy chemistry experiments. Join us for: instant ice, slime making, solar prints (weather permitting) and more! Mad scientists of all ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be with a parent/guardian. All supplies are provided. Please register beginning 06/30/18.

CONTACT:  Chris Bacchiocchi    ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Goggles and lab coats on! We're transforming the Lovell Room into our very own laboratory as we perform fun, easy chemistry experiments. Join us for: instant ice, slime making, solar prints (weather permitting) and more! Mad scientists of all ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be with a parent/guardian. All supplies are provided. Please register beginning 06/30/18.

CONTACT:
  Chris Bacchiocchi
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM
Parent/Child Sewing

CLASS 4 of 4. THIS CLASS IS FULL. Check back in late August to learn about our fall sewing classes for kids!

Ages 7-12 with a parent. Learn to sew a quilt-block pillow! Class meets Mondays July 9 (6pm at Joann's to select and purchase your own supplies), July 16, 23, 30 at 4 pm for sewing class in the Library. Participants MUST commit to all four dates to participate. Class size is limited to 8 students. Participants responsible for their own fabric, scissors, and pins (scissors and pins optional). Sewing machines and other materials provided.

CONTACT:  Children's    
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

CLASS 4 of 4. THIS CLASS IS FULL. Check back in late August to learn about our fall sewing classes for kids!

Ages 7-12 with a parent. Learn to sew a quilt-block pillow! Class meets Mondays July 9 (6pm at Joann's to select and purchase your own supplies), July 16, 23, 30 at 4 pm for sewing class in the Library. Participants MUST commit to all four dates to participate. Class size is limited to 8 students. Participants responsible for their own fabric, scissors, and pins (scissors and pins optional). Sewing machines and other materials provided.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  
  

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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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 July 31, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6

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

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 12 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10

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

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 15 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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12:00 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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

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, button making, die cutting, laminating, VHS-DVD conversion and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First come, first served.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

 
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4:00 PM
Advance Reader's Book Club

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays - Cartooning/Drawing Workshop

Learn from a pro! Artist & writer Bill Walko will host an art workshop to teach teens the ins & outs of drawing & cartooning. Open to grades 6-12.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 13 spaces available.

Learn from a pro! Artist & writer Bill Walko will host an art workshop to teach teens the ins & outs of drawing & cartooning. Open to grades 6-12.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 13 spaces available.

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Job Applications Workshop

Learn how to use online job applications to increase your rate of success in landing a job. This workshop will also include an introduction to the various pre-employment assessments job seekers may encounter while completing applications. It will also cover the type of questions one can anticipate as well as strategies for successfully navigating the assessments.

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

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Learn how to use online job applications to increase your rate of success in landing a job. This workshop will also include an introduction to the various pre-employment assessments job seekers may encounter while completing applications. It will also cover the type of questions one can anticipate as well as strategies for successfully navigating the assessments.

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

LOCATION: Board Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Music Is for Everyone - Children's Favorites Concert with Katie Dorfman & Friends
CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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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

Thursday August 2, 2018
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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.

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

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Board Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tween Coding - Intro to HTML
CONTACT:  Children's  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Dept.
CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Friday August 3, 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
Movie Musicals

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: uCreate

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

LOCATION: uCreate

Saturday August 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
uCreate: Robo Build-a-thon!

Mission Objective: BUILD A BOT. Think you can build a robot? Put your skills to the test with a beginner build-a-bot kit, LEGO Mindstorms, or a Makeblock DIY Ultimate Kit (for a team of advanced builders)! Plus, meet AxiDraw, the robot that draws! After completing the mission objective, code with Ozobot, navigate an obstacle course with Sphero, and take our MindCub3r Rubik's Cube Challenge. All ages are wellcome; anyone under 13 must be with a parent/guardian. Registration begins: 07/04/18.

CONTACT:  Chris Bacchiocchi    ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 19 spaces available.

Mission Objective: BUILD A BOT. Think you can build a robot? Put your skills to the test with a beginner build-a-bot kit, LEGO Mindstorms, or a Makeblock DIY Ultimate Kit (for a team of advanced builders)! Plus, meet AxiDraw, the robot that draws! After completing the mission objective, code with Ozobot, navigate an obstacle course with Sphero, and take our MindCub3r Rubik's Cube Challenge. All ages are wellcome; anyone under 13 must be with a parent/guardian. Registration begins: 07/04/18.

CONTACT:
  Chris Bacchiocchi
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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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
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Music Time

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

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

Ages 0-2. Songs, rhymes, music, and books. Siblings welcome. 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
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

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees:BLACK PANTHER

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly film showing scheduled.  Details forthcoming.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

This Credit & Financial Education Workshop offers a solution by helping individuals restore their personal credit to be in position to raise or seek capital for their businesses. You will learn about:

  • Financial Literacy Challenge
  • State of America's Personal & Financial Affairs
  • Credit Myths
  • Emphasis on Credit
  • Credit Building Solution
  • Protecting one's Identity, Credit, Family, Finance, Lifestyle & Future

Speaker: Germaine Miller-Summers. Germaine Miller-Summers, Entrepreneur/Founder of HOV, LLC., a Management Consulting Firm and Publishing Company, has more than 20 years of organizational, operational, and managerial experience in the multi-media industry. Her specialty: Credit Specialist. 

Register at Fairfield County SCORE

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

Check In begins at 6pm; Program starts at 6:30pm

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

This Credit & Financial Education Workshop offers a solution by helping individuals restore their personal credit to be in position to raise or seek capital for their businesses. You will learn about:

  • Financial Literacy Challenge
  • State of America's Personal & Financial Affairs
  • Credit Myths
  • Emphasis on Credit
  • Credit Building Solution
  • Protecting one's Identity, Credit, Family, Finance, Lifestyle & Future

Speaker: Germaine Miller-Summers. Germaine Miller-Summers, Entrepreneur/Founder of HOV, LLC., a Management Consulting Firm and Publishing Company, has more than 20 years of organizational, operational, and managerial experience in the multi-media industry. Her specialty: Credit Specialist. 

Register at Fairfield County SCORE

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

Check In begins at 6pm; Program starts at 6:30pm

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Art Workshop - Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Workshops - Ages 6 to 10

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AARP Safe Driving Workshop

AARP Smart Driver course

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

Call: 203.929.4851 to register.  Limited space.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

AARP Smart Driver course

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

Call: 203.929.4851 to register.  Limited space.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Digital Drop-In

Drop by the refrence 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 203-385-4165.

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

Drop by the refrence 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 203-385-4165.

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  slaask@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Other

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Tuesdays - After Hours Movie

Love, Simon (PG-13; 110 mins.)

Summary: Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon, it's a little more complicated. When an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight.

Open to grades 6-12.

*The movie ends after hours. Make arrangements ahead of time to have someone pick you up.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Love, Simon (PG-13; 110 mins.)

Summary: Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon, it's a little more complicated. When an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight.

Open to grades 6-12.

*The movie ends after hours. Make arrangements ahead of time to have someone pick you up.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday August 8, 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.

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

 
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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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tween Mad Science

Ages 8 to 13.

CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  child
LOCATION: Lovell Room

Ages 8 to 13.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  child

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ukulele Family Sing Along
CONTACT:  Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tween Coding - Intro to HTML
CONTACT:  Children's  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Dept.
CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

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

Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this introductory session, you’ll learn where to search for and how to download 3D designs, how to modify 3D designs using Cube Print software, and how to operate the Library's Cube 3 3D printer. Then, sign up for a one-on-one session to print your object of choice and become 3D printing certified at the Library. For ages 13 and up. Registration begins: 07/09/18.

CONTACT:  Chris Bacchiocchi    ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate
There are 7 spaces available.

Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this introductory session, you’ll learn where to search for and how to download 3D designs, how to modify 3D designs using Cube Print software, and how to operate the Library's Cube 3 3D printer. Then, sign up for a one-on-one session to print your object of choice and become 3D printing certified at the Library. For ages 13 and up. Registration begins: 07/09/18.

CONTACT:
  Chris Bacchiocchi
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

There are 7 spaces available.

Friday August 10, 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
Movie Musicals

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday August 11, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Tabletop Gaming

Explore uCreate's tabletop games collection! Learn to play strategy games like Catan, Diplomacy, King of Tokyo, The Resistance and Tsuro. Have a favorite board game? Bring it along! For ages 13 and up. No previous tabletop gaming experience necessary. No registration required.

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

Explore uCreate's tabletop games collection! Learn to play strategy games like Catan, Diplomacy, King of Tokyo, The Resistance and Tsuro. Have a favorite board game? Bring it along! For ages 13 and up. No previous tabletop gaming experience necessary. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Chris Bacchiocchi
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday August 12, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Tuesday August 14, 2018
misc_none
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Teen Tuesdays - After Hours: Capture the Antidote

Zombie teams will compete to retrieve the antidote hidden somewhere in the Library in a "capture the flag" style game!

Open to grades 6-12.

*The movie ends after hours. Make arrangements ahead of time to have someone pick you up.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Zombie teams will compete to retrieve the antidote hidden somewhere in the Library in a "capture the flag" style game!

Open to grades 6-12.

*The movie ends after hours. Make arrangements ahead of time to have someone pick you up.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday August 15, 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 August 16, 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

 
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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 & 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

Friday August 17, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Movie Musicals

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

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

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LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

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LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday August 19, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday August 20, 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.

 
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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

Tuesday August 21, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays - Random Fandom Trivia Night

We're making ice cream sundaes & competing for candy at our end of summer party! Trivia questions will cover fandoms, pop culture, & more.

Open to grades 6-12.

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

We're making ice cream sundaes & competing for candy at our end of summer party! Trivia questions will cover fandoms, pop culture, & more.

Open to grades 6-12.

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday August 22, 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 August 23, 2018
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
uCreate: Play!

Discover all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in and play with: a 3D scanner, a button maker, Google Cardboard VR headsets, littleBits kits, the robots of uCreate (including LEGO Mindstorms, MakeBlock, Ozobot and Sphero), Snap Circuits, video games and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time! No registration required.

CONTACT:  Chris Bacchiocchi    ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

Discover all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in and play with: a 3D scanner, a button maker, Google Cardboard VR headsets, littleBits kits, the robots of uCreate (including LEGO Mindstorms, MakeBlock, Ozobot and Sphero), Snap Circuits, video games and more! All ages are welcome; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time! No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Chris Bacchiocchi
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

Friday August 24, 2018
misc_none
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Movie Musicals

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Sunday August 26, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday August 27, 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

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

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

LOCATION: Lobby

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

LOCATION: Lobby

Friday August 31, 2018
misc_none
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Movie Musicals

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building
Sunday September 2, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday September 3, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed

Library closed in observance of Labor Day

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed in observance of Labor Day

LOCATION: Whole Building

Wednesday September 5, 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: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Post-It Pixel Art. Open to grades 6-12. Theme TBD.

LOCATION: uCreate

Post-It Pixel Art. Open to grades 6-12. Theme TBD.

LOCATION: uCreate

Sunday September 9, 2018

Library closed.

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed.

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Join a lively discussion of books and movies!

LOCATION: Board Room

Join a lively discussion of books and movies!

LOCATION: Board Room

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Monthly program of hit film showings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly program of hit film showings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday September 11, 2018
misc_none
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Square One Theatre Company Open Auditions

The Stratford-based theatre company will hold open auditions tonight for their three-play season starting in November.

Plays to be produced this season:  "The God Game" by Suzanne Bradbeer, "Clever Little Lies" by Joe DiPietro and "Lungs" by Duncan Macmillan.

Actors/actresses between the ages of 20-40 are needed for the season.  All those audiitoning should have a prepared monologue or scene no longer than 1.5 minutes and bring a current resume/headshot (if available).

For further information call the theatre at: 203.375.8778.
 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The Stratford-based theatre company will hold open auditions tonight for their three-play season starting in November.

Plays to be produced this season:  "The God Game" by Suzanne Bradbeer, "Clever Little Lies" by Joe DiPietro and "Lungs" by Duncan Macmillan.

Actors/actresses between the ages of 20-40 are needed for the season.  All those audiitoning should have a prepared monologue or scene no longer than 1.5 minutes and bring a current resume/headshot (if available).

For further information call the theatre at: 203.375.8778.
 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday September 12, 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 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

 
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

Sunday September 16, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Wednesday September 19, 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: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Thursday September 20, 2018
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: 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 & up.

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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 September 21, 2018
misc_none
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Video Game Club

uCreate: Video Game Club for grades 6-12. (Details to be determined.)

LOCATION: Lovell Room

uCreate: Video Game Club for grades 6-12. (Details to be determined.)

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday September 22, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Teen Volunteer Reception - SET UP

Teen Volunteer Reception - Set Up.

 

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LOCATION: Lovell Room

Teen Volunteer Reception - Set Up.

 

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LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Teen Volunteer Reception

Teen Volunteer Reception. More information to come.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Teen Volunteer Reception. More information to come.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Teen Volunteer Reception - CLEAN UP

Teen Volunteer Reception - CLEAN UP

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LOCATION: Lovell Room

Teen Volunteer Reception - CLEAN UP

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LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday September 23, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday September 24, 2018
misc_none
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.

Registration will begin on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

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.

Registration will begin on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM     

 
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 September 26, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Books Over Coffee: WHITE HOUSES

Monthly book discussion group looks at Amy Bloom's new historical fiction about the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion group looks at Amy Bloom's new historical fiction about the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok.

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 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

 
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

Saturday September 29, 2018
misc_none
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 September 30, 2018

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed

LOCATION: Whole Building

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

Join a lively discussion of books and movies!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Join a lively discussion of books and movies!

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 3, 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: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday October 5, 2018
misc_none
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Post-It Pixel Art

Post-It Pixel Art. Open to grades 6-12. Theme TBD.

LOCATION: uCreate

Post-It Pixel Art. Open to grades 6-12. Theme TBD.

LOCATION: uCreate

Monday October 8, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees: A QUIET PLACE

Monthly program of hit film showings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly program of hit film showings.  Details TBA

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday October 9, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Prescribing from the Bookshelf - Bibliotherapy in World War I

 

More details to follow.

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room
Wednesday October 10, 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 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

 
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

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

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

Details to follow.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Details to follow.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Wednesday October 17, 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: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Thursday October 18, 2018
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: 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 & up.

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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 October 19, 2018
misc_none
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Video Game Club

uCreate: Video Game Club for grades 6-12. (Details to be determined.)

LOCATION: Lovell Room

uCreate: Video Game Club for grades 6-12. (Details to be determined.)

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
misc_none
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
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 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