Stratford Library

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lifelong Learners: Craft Beer & Home Brewing

Let's talk Beer! Craft Breweries are cropping up all over Connecticut and around the nation. Join Tom Eckels, Stratford's IT administrator and beer enthusiast for a talk about the sudden growth of craft breweries and home brewing.

LOCATION: Baldwin Center

Let's talk Beer! Craft Breweries are cropping up all over Connecticut and around the nation. Join Tom Eckels, Stratford's IT administrator and beer enthusiast for a talk about the sudden growth of craft breweries and home brewing.

LOCATION: Baldwin Center

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

Read to Therapy Dogs. Call 203 385-4165 or email: childrens@stratfordlibrary.org or visit the library to book a reading time.

Location: In the Children's Department.

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Read to Therapy Dogs. Call 203 385-4165 or email: childrens@stratfordlibrary.org or visit the library to book a reading time.

Location: In the Children's Department.

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Wednesday January 24, 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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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!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

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!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Knit Wits

KNIT WITS - 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: Lovell Room

KNIT WITS - 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: Lovell Room

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet the Computer

Ready to take that first step and learn about computers? This course will introduce the new user to computers, beginning with the components that make up a computer system and how to use a mouse and keyboard. It also covers basic Windows 7 skills including starting programs and working with the desktop and windows.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Ready to take that first step and learn about computers? This course will introduce the new user to computers, beginning with the components that make up a computer system and how to use a mouse and keyboard. It also covers basic Windows 7 skills including starting programs and working with the desktop and windows.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Ages 8 to adult. Discuss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Snack and discussion.

Weather policy: If schools dismiss early/cancel, there are no evening programs.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 4 spaces available.

Ages 8 to adult. Discuss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Snack and discussion.

Weather policy: If schools dismiss early/cancel, there are no evening programs.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 4 spaces available.

Friday January 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Movie Afternoon - The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Teens! Join us for a pizza as we screen the flick, The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG; 101 minutes)!

Plot: Cole, Jay, Kai, Lloyd, Nya and Zane are six Lego teens who have extraordinary skills. They are all gifted ninjas, and they spend their nights defending their island of Ninjago against a host of enemy invaders. During the day, however, they lead a much different life. Despite their heroic actions, they must go to school like ordinary teenagers, and in a lot of ways, this causes them more stress than the epic battles they undertake at night. How long will they be able to maintain a healthy balance between their superhero-style defenses and the more ordinary task of high school?

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Teens! Join us for a pizza as we screen the flick, The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG; 101 minutes)!

Plot: Cole, Jay, Kai, Lloyd, Nya and Zane are six Lego teens who have extraordinary skills. They are all gifted ninjas, and they spend their nights defending their island of Ninjago against a host of enemy invaders. During the day, however, they lead a much different life. Despite their heroic actions, they must go to school like ordinary teenagers, and in a lot of ways, this causes them more stress than the epic battles they undertake at night. How long will they be able to maintain a healthy balance between their superhero-style defenses and the more ordinary task of high school?

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Sunday January 28, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stratford Historical Society Meeting

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Bi-monthly meeting of the Stratford Historical Society.

Guest speakers.   Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

CTWorks Career Coach

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

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

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

CTWorks Career Coach

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

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

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Illustrated Book Club

Make an Illustrated Book with other children who love to write. Ages 8 to 12. The Library will publish the children's book and add it to the Library collection. Be an author!

Class meets 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/22, 1/29. Children must commit to 4 of the 5 classes to be able to attend the class.

Weather policy: If schools cancel, or dismiss early, no afternoon programs.

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

Make an Illustrated Book with other children who love to write. Ages 8 to 12. The Library will publish the children's book and add it to the Library collection. Be an author!

Class meets 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/22, 1/29. Children must commit to 4 of the 5 classes to be able to attend the class.

Weather policy: If schools cancel, or dismiss early, no afternoon programs.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wednesday January 31, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Books Over Coffee: WHEN SHE FLEW

Monthly book discussion examines Jennie Shortridge's novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion examines Jennie Shortridge's novel.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Science in Action

Ages 8-12. Different science principles and/or experiments each month.

Weather policy: If schools dismiss early or cancel, there are no evening programs.

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

Ages 8-12. Different science principles and/or experiments each month.

Weather policy: If schools dismiss early or cancel, there are no evening programs.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area


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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ukulele Lessons

Learn to play the ukulele! This is a 4 week jump-start special with volunteer, Maria. Class is for anyone over 6 years old, and multiple generations are welcome. Please be sure that you can attend at least three of the four classes before registering, as class size is limited. If you have a ukulele (soprano, concert, or tenor) that is great. If not, we have a limited number to lend, first come, first served.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Learn to play the ukulele! This is a 4 week jump-start special with volunteer, Maria. Class is for anyone over 6 years old, and multiple generations are welcome. Please be sure that you can attend at least three of the four classes before registering, as class size is limited. If you have a ukulele (soprano, concert, or tenor) that is great. If not, we have a limited number to lend, first come, first served.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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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 fourth meeting, we'll watch episodes 5 & 6 of Season One & 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 fourth meeting, we'll watch episodes 5 & 6 of Season One & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell 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: 01/01/18.

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: 01/01/18.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Astronomy Club

This month, we visit Mars! Ages 7-12. We'll learn about Mars, human exploration of Mars, and do an activity.

CONTACT: Children's  203.385.4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.

This month, we visit Mars! Ages 7-12. We'll learn about Mars, human exploration of Mars, and do an activity.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday February 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday February 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Take Your Child to the Library Day

Today is international Take Your Child to the Library Day! Games, giveaways, and crafts throughout the day - see the activity lists below for registration information. In addition to our registered events and our drop in events listed below, we'll be swinging at the Monster Pinata in the Lovell Room at 4:30 pm!

All day activities include:

Read for 15 minutes get a goody bag
I Spy Monsters Game
Snack 10-3 (while supplies last)
 

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

Today is international Take Your Child to the Library Day! Games, giveaways, and crafts throughout the day - see the activity lists below for registration information. In addition to our registered events and our drop in events listed below, we'll be swinging at the Monster Pinata in the Lovell Room at 4:30 pm!

All day activities include:

Read for 15 minutes get a goody bag
I Spy Monsters Game
Snack 10-3 (while supplies last)
 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Sunday February 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Talks: THE RED TAILS/THE STORY OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

Fascinating history held in conjunction with "Black History Month".

Guest speaker: Bruce Bird, Stamford Black History Museum

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Fascinating history held in conjunction with "Black History Month".

Guest speaker: Bruce Bird, Stamford Black History Museum

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday February 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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: Staff Room

LOCATION: Other

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

 

Location: Staff Room

LOCATION: Other

Tuesday February 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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's 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 14 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 14 spaces available.

Wednesday February 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Interview Skills Workshop

Find out what employers want to learn about potential hires during an interview and how to best respond to tough questions.

Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Find out what employers want to learn about potential hires during an interview and how to best respond to tough questions.

Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 9 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!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

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

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

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

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

There are 24 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

 
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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

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Exploring the Internet

The Internet is a vast resource that can educate, inform, and entertain you. And it can be a pretty good place to shop too! This course is geared to the new Internet user, and begins with an overview of websites and browsers and online safety. Then it's off to discover some of the best the Internet has to offer.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The Internet is a vast resource that can educate, inform, and entertain you. And it can be a pretty good place to shop too! This course is geared to the new Internet user, and begins with an overview of websites and browsers and online safety. Then it's off to discover some of the best the Internet has to offer.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ukulele Lessons

This class is second in a series of classes that began on February 1, and is currently full. Please let us know if you are interested in afuture class.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

This class is second in a series of classes that began on February 1, and is currently full. Please let us know if you are interested in afuture class.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
uCode Google CS First Class

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

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

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Friday February 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
uCreate: Cricut Valentines

Nothing says 'I love you' like a homemade valentine! Pop in between 10 am and noon and create a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day greeting using cutouts made by our Cricut die cutter; plus, enjoy some Valentine's Day treats and tunes. Markers, paper, stickers, and other supplies will be provided. All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent/guardian. No registration required.

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

Nothing says 'I love you' like a homemade valentine! Pop in between 10 am and noon and create a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day greeting using cutouts made by our Cricut die cutter; plus, enjoy some Valentine's Day treats and tunes. Markers, paper, stickers, and other supplies will be provided. All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent/guardian. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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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
There are 24 spaces available.

Ages 5-12

Different projects every month

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Sunday February 11, 2018
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Animals Spell Love with Author David Cundy

Meet author David Cundy and hear his book "Animals Spell Love." Learn how to say love in 16 different languages with the help of animal friends. Then, make a craft based on the book. For school age children. Courtesy of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. Details to follow.

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

Meet author David Cundy and hear his book "Animals Spell Love." Learn how to say love in 16 different languages with the help of animal friends. Then, make a craft based on the book. For school age children. Courtesy of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. Details to follow.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Stratford Sister Cities Chorus

Annual chorus concert.  Free and open to the public.

Snow date:  February 25

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual chorus concert.  Free and open to the public.

Snow date:  February 25

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday February 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

Meeting of the Stratford-based theatre troupe.  Sneak-preview of the theatre's March production of "White Guy on the Bus" will be presented.  Refreshments served.  Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Meeting of the Stratford-based theatre troupe.  Sneak-preview of the theatre's March production of "White Guy on the Bus" will be presented.  Refreshments served.  Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wednesday February 14, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinee on Wednesday: THE BIG SICK

Moving, funny courtship comedy about a Pakistan-born comedian whose relationship with a non-Muslim girl causes problems with his traditional parents.  A romantic delight!  R, 119 minutes

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Moving, funny courtship comedy about a Pakistan-born comedian whose relationship with a non-Muslim girl causes problems with his traditional parents.  A romantic delight!  R, 119 minutes

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anime Club

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are 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
Knit Wits

KNIT WITS - 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: Lovell Room

KNIT WITS - 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: Lovell Room

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
uCode Computer Class Ages 5-7

Ages 5-7. Learning coding skills on and off the computers. Class meets once a month. Sign for each month separately - children do not need to attend each month, however, registration is required so we can have a computer for you. Space is limited to 8 children.

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

Ages 5-7. Learning coding skills on and off the computers. Class meets once a month. Sign for each month separately - children do not need to attend each month, however, registration is required so we can have a computer for you. Space is limited to 8 children.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ukulele Lessons

Class started on February 1st. Currently open only to those who registered prior to that date.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Class started on February 1st. Currently open only to those who registered prior to that date.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Children's Program 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 trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

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

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
uCode Google CS First Class

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

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

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Creative Writing Workshop

A monthly group of high school and college students who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings.  Get your writings published or perform your own work.  Meetings are Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm .

CONTACT: Teen Services  203-385-4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate Annex

A monthly group of high school and college students who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings.  Get your writings published or perform your own work.  Meetings are Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm .

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

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 February 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Think you have what it takes to make it to the top? Compete against friends on Nintendo 64, GameCube, and the Wii to see who reigns supreme in Super Smash Bros.! All skill levels welcome. Snacks will be provided.

Open to middle school and high school teens. No registration required.

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

Think you have what it takes to make it to the top? Compete against friends on Nintendo 64, GameCube, and the Wii to see who reigns supreme in Super Smash Bros.! All skill levels welcome. Snacks will be provided.

Open to middle school and high school teens. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday February 17, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Cosplay Event

All students 6th grade and up are invited to check out our first Cosplay Event!  Come in full character or or come as you are.  There will be a panel presentation, Kahoot, some role-play and more!  Stop by and talk to other teens about how to develop your own character and costumes.  Drop by anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 pm and check this NEW event out.

CONTACT: teen  203-385-4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

All students 6th grade and up are invited to check out our first Cosplay Event!  Come in full character or or come as you are.  There will be a panel presentation, Kahoot, some role-play and more!  Stop by and talk to other teens about how to develop your own character and costumes.  Drop by anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 pm and check this NEW event out.

CONTACT:
  teen
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

Sunday February 18, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

Library is closed in observance of President's Day.

 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library is closed in observance of President's Day.

 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Monday February 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Library Closed

Library is closed in observance of President's Day.

 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library is closed in observance of President's Day.

 

LOCATION: Whole Building

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lifelong Learners: Cassini: A 20 Year Journey

Cassini: A 20 Year Journey

Due to the amount of fuel that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft had in reserve, the Cassini mission ended on Sept 15, 2017 with the spacecraft plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, sending back valuable data bask to the Earth, & eventually succumbing to Saturn’s intense atmospheric pressure to become part of the Planet. 
Using breathtaking images taken by the Cassini Spacecraft, Andy Poniros NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Amateur Astronomer, & Radio Show Host will discuss Cassini’s amazing discoveries of Saturn, its Moons, & its Rings, …including the possibility of life in the Saturn System.
LOCATION: Baldwin Center

Cassini: A 20 Year Journey

Due to the amount of fuel that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft had in reserve, the Cassini mission ended on Sept 15, 2017 with the spacecraft plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, sending back valuable data bask to the Earth, & eventually succumbing to Saturn’s intense atmospheric pressure to become part of the Planet. 
Using breathtaking images taken by the Cassini Spacecraft, Andy Poniros NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Amateur Astronomer, & Radio Show Host will discuss Cassini’s amazing discoveries of Saturn, its Moons, & its Rings, …including the possibility of life in the Saturn System.
LOCATION: Baldwin Center

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Books on Tap - The Stranger in the Woods

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion of Michael Finkel's “The Stranger in the Woods” @ http://goo.gl/AbWZ9m. 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, February 20th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!

CONTACT:   203-385-4164  smellinger@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sitting Duck Tavern
There are many spaces available.

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion of Michael Finkel's “The Stranger in the Woods” @ http://goo.gl/AbWZ9m. 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, February 20th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!

CONTACT:
  
  203.385.4164
  smellinger@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sitting Duck Tavern

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday February 21, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Aspiring Writer's Club

Aspiring Writer's Club. See Diane Stackploe

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

Aspiring Writer's Club. See Diane Stackploe

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!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

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!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

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

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

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome. All supplies provided.

This month's craft: Word Magnets

LOCATION: Lobby
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Adults only crafting fun. All skill levels welcome. All supplies provided.

This month's craft: Word Magnets

LOCATION: Lobby

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Thursday February 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lapsit

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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.

LOCATION: Lovell 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.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ukulele Lessons

Class started on February 1st. Curently open only to students who registered prior to that date.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Class started on February 1st. Curently open only to students who registered prior to that date.

Further questions, please see a librarian at the desk or email the instructor at: ukecrazykids@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
BNT Homebuyer Seminar

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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
uCreate: Play!

https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1920/1*dwXQ5wxXY2PRmsENylyMdA.jpegDiscover all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in between 5:30 and 7:30 pm and play with: a 3D printing pen, a 3D scanner, littleBits, the Nintendo Switch, the robots of uCreate (including LEGO Mindstorms, MakeBlock, Ozobot, and Sphero), Snap Circuits, and more! All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent/guardian. No registration required.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate

https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1920/1*dwXQ5wxXY2PRmsENylyMdA.jpegDiscover all that the uCreate Space has to offer! Pop in between 5:30 and 7:30 pm and play with: a 3D printing pen, a 3D scanner, littleBits, the Nintendo Switch, the robots of uCreate (including LEGO Mindstorms, MakeBlock, Ozobot, and Sphero), Snap Circuits, and more! All ages welcome; under 13 with a parent/guardian. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

Friday February 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Movie Afternoon - Jumanji

Teens! Join us for a pizza as we screen the original Jumanji (PG; 104 minutes)!

"In the jungle you must wait, until the dice roll 5 or 8."

 Plot: When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. The movie stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Teens! Join us for a pizza as we screen the original Jumanji (PG; 104 minutes)!

"In the jungle you must wait, until the dice roll 5 or 8."

 Plot: When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. The movie stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday February 24, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Leading to Reading Parent Workshop

This one hour class teaches literacy techniques and how to use our themed Leading to Reading kits for preschoolers. Please note this class is for adults only.

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

This one hour class teaches literacy techniques and how to use our themed Leading to Reading kits for preschoolers. Please note this class is for adults only.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are many spaces available.

 
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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

Monday February 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CT Works Career Coach

CTWorks Career Coach

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

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

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

CTWorks Career Coach

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

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

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Coloring 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: 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 February 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

Read to Therapy Dogs

Call 203 385-4165 or email: childrens@stratfordlibrary.org or visit the library to book a reading time.

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Read to Therapy Dogs

Call 203 385-4165 or email: childrens@stratfordlibrary.org or visit the library to book a reading time.

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Wednesday February 28, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Books Over Coffee: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Monthly book discussion examines Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winner.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion examines Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winner.

Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anime Club

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, watch your favorites with friends and share your artwork.  Meetings are 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
Knit Wits

KNIT WITS - 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: Lovell Room

KNIT WITS - 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: Lovell Room

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program 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 trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's sixth meeting, compete in a trivia night faceoff to see how well you remember all the ins-and-outs of Season One! The winner(s) will be awarded eternal bragging rights (until our next trivia competition smiley) & a prize! We'll also have snacks to chow down on!!  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 sixth meeting, compete in a trivia night faceoff to see how well you remember all the ins-and-outs of Season One! The winner(s) will be awarded eternal bragging rights (until our next trivia competition smiley) & a prize! We'll also have snacks to chow down on!!  Newbies, experts, and everyone in between are welcome to compete!

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell 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: 02/01/18.

CONTACT: Chris  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

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: 02/01/18.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  
  ucreate@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: uCreate

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Friday March 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Sunday March 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday Afternoon Talks: Women in the American Revolution

Special for "Women's History Month".

Guest speaker: Eric Chandler

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Special for "Women's History Month".

Guest speaker: Eric Chandler

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday March 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

Tuesday March 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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's 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

Wednesday March 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Resume Writing & Cover Letters Workshop

Most resumes are viewed by hiring managers for 30 seconds before they make a decision whether you are a candidate they would like to interview. Learn how to highlight your skills and experience and shape your resume into a format that is pleasing to employers. Clarify your work experience and interest in a position with a professional cover letter attached to your resume. Represent yourself by gathering your references and appropriate contact information prior to applying to positions.

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM     

Most resumes are viewed by hiring managers for 30 seconds before they make a decision whether you are a candidate they would like to interview. Learn how to highlight your skills and experience and shape your resume into a format that is pleasing to employers. Clarify your work experience and interest in a position with a professional cover letter attached to your resume. Represent yourself by gathering your references and appropriate contact information prior to applying to positions.

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

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:30 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 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!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

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!

In case of poor weather, please check our website or Facebook page for more info.

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Internet-Based On-Demand Services for Small Businesses

Internet-Based On-Demand Services to Lower Costs, Increase Productivity & Deliver Faster.

The Internet has enabled delivery of business services on-demand at a low, variable cost. Online marketplaces connect companies who need services with businesses and individuals who provide them. This workshop will present examples of online marketplaces, the types of services you can get from them and recommendations on how to best use them.

  • Graphic design and creative services
  • Administrative services
  • Marketing support
  • Programming and technical support
  • Research
  • Legal services

Presenter: Matthew Krieger
Matthew Krieger is a technologist and executive with 20 years’ experience in Information Technology and manufacturing. Matt is VP of Technology with manufacturer Cober, Inc. where he is responsible for engineering, business development and sales. Previously Matt held senior IT leadership positions at Time, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association. Matt serves on the board of two non-profit organizations and is a SCORE mentor.

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

Internet-Based On-Demand Services to Lower Costs, Increase Productivity & Deliver Faster.

The Internet has enabled delivery of business services on-demand at a low, variable cost. Online marketplaces connect companies who need services with businesses and individuals who provide them. This workshop will present examples of online marketplaces, the types of services you can get from them and recommendations on how to best use them.

  • Graphic design and creative services
  • Administrative services
  • Marketing support
  • Programming and technical support
  • Research
  • Legal services

Presenter: Matthew Krieger
Matthew Krieger is a technologist and executive with 20 years’ experience in Information Technology and manufacturing. Matt is VP of Technology with manufacturer Cober, Inc. where he is responsible for engineering, business development and sales. Previously Matt held senior IT leadership positions at Time, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association. Matt serves on the board of two non-profit organizations and is a SCORE mentor.

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

 
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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

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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.

LOCATION: Lovell 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.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
uCode Google CS First Class

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

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

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

Friday March 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday March 10, 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

Sunday March 11, 2018
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Children's Event
LOCATION: Lovell Room
Monday March 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Tuesday March 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees on Wednesday: VICTORIA AND ABDUL

The surprising true story about the unexpected friendship between Queen Victoria and a young clerk from India. Judi Dench stars as the queen.  PG:13, 111 minutes

Free & open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The surprising true story about the unexpected friendship between Queen Victoria and a young clerk from India. Judi Dench stars as the queen.  PG:13, 111 minutes

Free & open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Knit Wits

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

LOCATION: Staff Room

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

LOCATION: Staff Room

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Music and rhymes for babies up to 18 months. This program is suited for babies and infants that are lapsitters.

There is no registration needed for this program - just drop in!

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
uCode Computer Class Ages 5-7

Ages 5-7. Learning coding skills on and off the computers. Class meets once a month. Sign for each month separately - children do not need to attend each month, however, registration is required so we can have a computer for you. Space is limited to 8 children.

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

Ages 5-7. Learning coding skills on and off the computers. Class meets once a month. Sign for each month separately - children do not need to attend each month, however, registration is required so we can have a computer for you. Space is limited to 8 children.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program 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 trivia night faceoffs, & play Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin's favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons!

For tonight's seventh meeting, we'll watch episodes 1 & 2 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 seventh meeting, we'll watch episodes 1 & 2 of Season Two & chow down on snacks!! 

Open to middle & high school students.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
uCode Google Coding Class - Ages 7-9

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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

Ages 7-9. This is an 8-class coding class based on Google Coding Storytime class activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
uCode Google CS First Class

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

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

Ages 9-12. This is an 8-session coding class based on Google Coding Storytime activities. Class meets 2 Thursdays a month for 4 months. Children should plan to attend all 8 sessions - each class builds on skills from earlier classes. Sign ups begin December 21 and will end after the first class. Space is limited to 12 participants. If you have your own laptop and want to bring it, please let us know.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Creative Writing Workshop

A monthly group of high school and college students who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings.  Get your writings published or perform your own work.  Meetings are Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm .

CONTACT: Teen Services  203-385-4167  teen@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: uCreate Annex

A monthly group of high school and college students who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings.  Get your writings published or perform your own work.  Meetings are Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm .

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.385.4167
  teen@stratfordlibrary.org

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 March 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Ages 2 to 5. Stories, songs, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

There is no registration needed - just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime.

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

Calling all gamers! Drop in and play during our open video gaming session after school. We'll have our Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, and Nintendo Switch set up, but feel free to bring a console and games of your own to play! Snacks will be provided.

Open to middle school and high school teens.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Calling all gamers! Drop in and play during our open video gaming session after school. We'll have our Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, and Nintendo Switch set up, but feel free to bring a console and games of your own to play! Snacks will be provided.

Open to middle school and high school teens.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday March 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 March 18, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Basic Genealogy:Get Started

Genealogist Sarah Greenberg will start you on the path to discovering your family tree.

Free and open to the public but reservations are required by calling: 203.385.4162.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Genealogist Sarah Greenberg will start you on the path to discovering your family tree.

Free and open to the public but reservations are required by calling: 203.385.4162.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monday March 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

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

Ages 1 to 2. Siblings welcome. Rhymes, songs, book share, and other early literacy activities. There is no need to register - you can just drop in!

Weather policy: If schools delay or cancel, there is no storytime that day.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Coloring 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: 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 March 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Income Tax Assistance
LOCATION: Lovell Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Power Hour

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

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

Ages 3 to 5. (Younger siblings are welcome to play in the picture book area with their grown ups). Stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Weekly themes are posted in the Children's Department.

Weather policy: If Stratford schools delay or cancel, no storytime that morning.

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lifelong Learners

Topic to be determined

LOCATION: Baldwin Center

Topic to be determined

LOCATION: Baldwin Center

Wednesday March 21, 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