Stratford Library

Thursday June 20, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Art Workshop: Collage

Ages 3-7: Young budding artists (ages 3-7) can learn to make wonderful art projects using collage. 

Space is limited to 16 children - registration begins two weeks in advance. 

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

Ages 3-7: Young budding artists (ages 3-7) can learn to make wonderful art projects using collage. 

Space is limited to 16 children - registration begins two weeks in advance. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area


 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Workshop: Collage

Ages 6-12: Learn the techniques of collage to create beautiful artwork.  

Space is limited to 16 children - registration begins two weeks in advance. 

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

Ages 6-12: Learn the techniques of collage to create beautiful artwork.  

Space is limited to 16 children - registration begins two weeks in advance. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area


 

Take on a master! Think you have what it takes to recreate a famous work of art? Try your hand at it & let’s compare! We'll provide the art supplies, you provide your unique spin on a classic.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Take on a master! Think you have what it takes to recreate a famous work of art? Try your hand at it & let’s compare! We'll provide the art supplies, you provide your unique spin on a classic.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Department

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stratford Library Board Development Committee meeting

Stratford Library Board of Trustees Development Committee meeting

6:00 p.m. in the Director's Office

LOCATION: Director's Office

Stratford Library Board of Trustees Development Committee meeting

6:00 p.m. in the Director's Office

LOCATION: Director's Office

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

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

Open to ages 17-25.

LOCATION: Conference Room

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

Open to ages 17-25.

LOCATION: Conference Room

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Readers Theatre Summer Showcase: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

Annual festival of live, staged readings of new and classic plays continues with the recent Broadway hit about "fake news", THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, by Jeremy Kareken..


Adult audiences, please.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for general seating.  First-come, first-served.


Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual festival of live, staged readings of new and classic plays continues with the recent Broadway hit about "fake news", THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, by Jeremy Kareken..


Adult audiences, please.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for general seating.  First-come, first-served.


Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday June 21, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Make Music Day Events!

The second annual "Make Music Day" is happening all around Stratford today!

Tentative schedule today in the Lovell Room:

                              1-2 pm:   Cowboy Keith Chapman  (Indie-Rock, Singer/Songwriter  Standards)

                              2-3 pm:   Shannon McMahon  (Singer/Songwriter, Indie-Folk, Folk)

                              3-4 pm    Jon Asbell & Bennett Graff  (Folk, Americana/Bluegrass Swing

Tentative schedule today in the Back Courtyard:

                              1-2 pm:   YOtisse (Kids World)

                              2-3 pm:    UkeCrazyKids (Folk Pop Kids)

                              3-5 pm:     Brendan Rooney  (American/Bluegrass Folk)

 

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - MUSICAL ACTS MAY BE ADDED

LOCATION: Lovell Room

The second annual "Make Music Day" is happening all around Stratford today!

Tentative schedule today in the Lovell Room:

                              1-2 pm:   Cowboy Keith Chapman  (Indie-Rock, Singer/Songwriter  Standards)

                              2-3 pm:   Shannon McMahon  (Singer/Songwriter, Indie-Folk, Folk)

                              3-4 pm    Jon Asbell & Bennett Graff  (Folk, Americana/Bluegrass Swing

Tentative schedule today in the Back Courtyard:

                              1-2 pm:   YOtisse (Kids World)

                              2-3 pm:    UkeCrazyKids (Folk Pop Kids)

                              3-5 pm:     Brendan Rooney  (American/Bluegrass Folk)

 

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - MUSICAL ACTS MAY BE ADDED

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

Ages 2-5. Stories, song, and a craft. We'll be having Railroad Fun this week!!  No need to register - just drop in.

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

Ages 2-5. Stories, song, and a craft. We'll be having Railroad Fun this week!!  No need to register - just drop in.

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday June 22, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Sciencetellers

Start the summer off with a "big bang" as our friends the Sciencetellers stop by to tell an amazing intergalactic story through science experiments & audience participation! Ages 5-12.  

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.) 

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 48 spaces available.

Start the summer off with a "big bang" as our friends the Sciencetellers stop by to tell an amazing intergalactic story through science experiments & audience participation! Ages 5-12.  

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.) 

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 48 spaces available.

Sunday June 23, 2019

Library closed.

LOCATION: Whole Building
Monday June 24, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 0-2. No registration required - just drop in! Songs and rhymes

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

Ages 0-2. No registration required - just drop in! Songs and rhymes

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees

Summer film festival twice monthly of recent, popular films!  Titles TBA

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Summer film festival twice monthly of recent, popular films!  Titles TBA

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crafternoon: Sharpie Tile Paintings

Transform every day items into works of art with Sharpies! Join us for this month's Sharpie Tile Paintings. (Our next Crafternoon, Sharpie Painted Planters, will be on August 8th.) 

No registration required; while supplies last.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

LOCATION: Teen Department

Transform every day items into works of art with Sharpies! Join us for this month's Sharpie Tile Paintings. (Our next Crafternoon, Sharpie Painted Planters, will be on August 8th.) 

No registration required; while supplies last.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

LOCATION: Teen Department

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Shoot for the Moon Science Project

3, 2, 1, blast off!  Flex your design skills as we challenge you to create your very own rocket that will blast off in the Library's back courtyard. Let's see how high they can go!  Ages 8-12. 

(Registration for summer programs opens two weeks prior to the event.) 

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

3, 2, 1, blast off!  Flex your design skills as we challenge you to create your very own rocket that will blast off in the Library's back courtyard. Let's see how high they can go!  Ages 8-12. 

(Registration for summer programs opens two weeks prior to the event.) 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Coloring & Coffee

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Class

Second class in a four week course with local musician Miss Maria. For children entering 2d through 6th grade. The library owns some ukuleles you can borrow, or feel free to bring your own. Call the Library to see if there is space at 203-385-4165. Sign ups begin 6/4/19. 

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

Second class in a four week course with local musician Miss Maria. For children entering 2d through 6th grade. The library owns some ukuleles you can borrow, or feel free to bring your own. Call the Library to see if there is space at 203-385-4165. Sign ups begin 6/4/19. 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Read With Therapy Dog Missy

Read to certified therapy dog Missy. Stop by or call the Children's Department for a time slot. (203-385-4165). Sign ups begin 6/11/19. 

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

Read to certified therapy dog Missy. Stop by or call the Children's Department for a time slot. (203-385-4165). Sign ups begin 6/11/19. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Teen Tuesday: Gaming Palooza

Let the games begin! We're setting up all of our favorite tabletop games, giant games, xBox games, Switch games, & more. Hang out with friends for some friendly competition & of course, snacks!

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Let the games begin! We're setting up all of our favorite tabletop games, giant games, xBox games, Switch games, & more. Hang out with friends for some friendly competition & of course, snacks!

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Books on Tap - I'll Be Gone in the Dark

 

Join us to discuss Michelle McNamara's “I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.” RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion at our Meet up page Stratford Bookclub & Social Hub. 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, June 25th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!

We usually meet upstairs at the Sitting Duck. If stairs aren't for you we can arrange to meet on the first floor just let us know.

The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018.

Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt
 

“A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King

 

LOCATION: Sitting Duck Tavern

 

Join us to discuss Michelle McNamara's “I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.” RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion at our Meet up page Stratford Bookclub & Social Hub. 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, June 25th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!

We usually meet upstairs at the Sitting Duck. If stairs aren't for you we can arrange to meet on the first floor just let us know.

The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018.

Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt
 

“A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King

 

LOCATION: Sitting Duck Tavern

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Books Over Coffee: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Monthly book discussion program led by Kathleen Faggella today looks at Delia Owens popular bestseller.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Monthly book discussion program led by Kathleen Faggella today looks at Delia Owens popular bestseller.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 

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

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Why Go to the Moon? 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Stratford resident & NASA Ambassador, Andy Poniros will discuss the infancy of the space race with the Soviet Union through the Apollo program that sent 24 humans to the Moon, and how NASA wants to send humans back to the Moon in 2024. The presentation will include images & audio of these historical events, including personal audio recorded with Apollo Astronauts.

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Stratford resident & NASA Ambassador, Andy Poniros will discuss the infancy of the space race with the Soviet Union through the Apollo program that sent 24 humans to the Moon, and how NASA wants to send humans back to the Moon in 2024. The presentation will include images & audio of these historical events, including personal audio recorded with Apollo Astronauts.

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Thursday June 27, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Art Workshop: Oil Pastels

Ages 3-7: Young budding artists can learn to make wonderful art projects using oil pastels.

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.) 

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 13 spaces available.

Ages 3-7: Young budding artists can learn to make wonderful art projects using oil pastels.

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.) 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Workshop: Oil Pastels

Ages 6-12: Learn the techniques of oil pastels to create beautiful artwork.  

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.)

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

Ages 6-12: Learn the techniques of oil pastels to create beautiful artwork.  

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.)

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area


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

Ages 8-adult. This month we'll discuss the book that kicked off a phenomenon: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Join us for a fun activity, craft, snack, and great discussion!

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.)

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
There are 29 spaces available.

Ages 8-adult. This month we'll discuss the book that kicked off a phenomenon: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Join us for a fun activity, craft, snack, and great discussion!

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.)

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Readers Theatre Summer Showcase: KINGDOM CITY

Annual festival of live, staged readings of new and classic plays continues with KINGDOM CITY, a new play about theatre censorship in a small midwest town by Sheri Wilner.


Adult audiences, please.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for general seating.  First-come, first-served.


Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual festival of live, staged readings of new and classic plays continues with KINGDOM CITY, a new play about theatre censorship in a small midwest town by Sheri Wilner.


Adult audiences, please.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for general seating.  First-come, first-served.


Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday June 28, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oreo Tasting

Which is the most delicious Oreo flavor of all?  You decide!  This event is open to all ages. While supplies last. 

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

Which is the most delicious Oreo flavor of all?  You decide!  This event is open to all ages. While supplies last. 

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

LOCATION: Lobby

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Movie Afternoon - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Join us for the latest blockbuster movie with friends and snacks!

Teen Movie Afternoon - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG; 116 minutes)

Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Join us for the latest blockbuster movie with friends and snacks!

Teen Movie Afternoon - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG; 116 minutes)

Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday June 29, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #2: We've hidden 32 of our favorite Marvel superheroes (& villains) throughout the first floor of the Library. Find them all to reveal 3 hidden messages. Completed sheets returned to the Teen Department will be entered to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #2 of 5 runs from 6/17/19 to 6/29/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I-Spy The Universe

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between June 17 and June 29 to play I-Spy "The Universe"!

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 16 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 16 spaces available.

Sunday June 30, 2019

Library closed.

LOCATION: Whole Building
Monday July 1, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 1-2. No registration required - just drop in! Songs and rhymes

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

Ages 1-2. No registration required - just drop in! Songs and rhymes

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

Join the lively discussion of books we've been reading and movies we've been watching.  Hosted by Stratford Librarians, with contributions from all attendees.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Join the lively discussion of books we've been reading and movies we've been watching.  Hosted by Stratford Librarians, with contributions from all attendees.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Sewing Reading Pillows part 1

Week 1 of "Sew Your Own Reading Pillow". This project will take two weeks to complete. Participants will attend on both July 1 and July 8. For Tweens grades 5-8. No sewing experience necessary - it's helpful if some parents stay to help. Please register at the Library with the $20 material fee. At that time, you will pick your fabric for the class, first come-first, served. 

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

Week 1 of "Sew Your Own Reading Pillow". This project will take two weeks to complete. Participants will attend on both July 1 and July 8. For Tweens grades 5-8. No sewing experience necessary - it's helpful if some parents stay to help. Please register at the Library with the $20 material fee. At that time, you will pick your fabric for the class, first come-first, served. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

Tuesday July 2, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Class - waitlist

Third class in a four week course with local musician Maria Aguire. For children entering 2nd through 6th grade. The library owns some ukuleles you can borrow, or feel free to bring your own.

We are on waitlist for this program. Please call the Library to add your name to the waitlist at 203-385-4165. 

CONTACT: Children's
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Third class in a four week course with local musician Maria Aguire. For children entering 2nd through 6th grade. The library owns some ukuleles you can borrow, or feel free to bring your own.

We are on waitlist for this program. Please call the Library to add your name to the waitlist at 203-385-4165. 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  
  

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

Grades 3-6. See books before they are published and decide if the Library should purchase them!

 

CONTACT: Children's  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Grades 3-6. See books before they are published and decide if the Library should purchase them!

 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Homework Help

Brush up on your reading & math skills by practicing with a teen volunteer. Sign up for one (or all) of the dates: 7/2 (4-6pm), 7/23 & 7/30 (6-7:30pm), & 8/5 (3-4:30pm) by calling 203-385-4165.

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

Brush up on your reading & math skills by practicing with a teen volunteer. Sign up for one (or all) of the dates: 7/2 (4-6pm), 7/23 & 7/30 (6-7:30pm), & 8/5 (3-4:30pm) by calling 203-385-4165.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Teen Tuesday: Cartooning Workshop

We're busting out our supply of pencils & sketchbooks for a night of fun! Artist & writer Bill Walko will lead an art workshop for aspiring teen artists to learn the ins & outs of drawing & cartooning. Have questions? Ask the pro!

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

We're busting out our supply of pencils & sketchbooks for a night of fun! Artist & writer Bill Walko will lead an art workshop for aspiring teen artists to learn the ins & outs of drawing & cartooning. Have questions? Ask the pro!

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Hit the Trail on Tuesdays

Hit the Trail on Tuesdays - Join our Western book discussion of Louis L'Amour's "Down the Long Hills".  Extra copies are at the Checkout Desk.

LOCATION: Board Room

Hit the Trail on Tuesdays - Join our Western book discussion of Louis L'Amour's "Down the Long Hills".  Extra copies are at the Checkout Desk.

LOCATION: Board Room

Wednesday July 3, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sparkle Party

Sparkle Party for everyone who likes shiny, sparkly clothes, crafts, and excitement. For ages 3 and up. Play sparkly games, make sparkly art, show off your sparkliest clothing and costumes.

LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 28 spaces available.

Sparkle Party for everyone who likes shiny, sparkly clothes, crafts, and excitement. For ages 3 and up. Play sparkly games, make sparkly art, show off your sparkliest clothing and costumes.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Puzzle Battle: Stranger Things

Eggo waffles, demodogs, & 80s hair, oh my! To celebrate the release of Stranger Things season 3 on Netflix, we're battling it out old-school style with a puzzle competition. You'll have a totally tubular time.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Eggo waffles, demodogs, & 80s hair, oh my! To celebrate the release of Stranger Things season 3 on Netflix, we're battling it out old-school style with a puzzle competition. You'll have a totally tubular time.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Department

 

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

LOCATION: Board Room

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

LOCATION: Board Room

Thursday July 4, 2019

Library closed for Fourth of July.

LOCATION: Whole Building

Library closed for Fourth of July.

LOCATION: Whole Building

Friday July 5, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Board Game Fridays

Choose from our collection of board games & play with friends & family every Friday. No registration necessary - stop by any Board Game Friday! Please feel free to bring favorite games to share with the group. 

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

Choose from our collection of board games & play with friends & family every Friday. No registration necessary - stop by any Board Game Friday! Please feel free to bring favorite games to share with the group. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Post-It Pixel Art

We're taking over the uCreate Space! Help us plot out & install pixel art designs on the windows of our makerspace. All artist skill levels welcome. Our theme this month is: Stranger Things

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: uCreate Space

We're taking over the uCreate Space! Help us plot out & install pixel art designs on the windows of our makerspace. All artist skill levels welcome. Our theme this month is: Stranger Things

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: uCreate Space

Saturday July 6, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids Coding

Begin your coding journey with us this summer. It's a great way to build your creativity, teamwork, & problem-solving skills. For ages 5-12. Children ages 5-8 will need a grown-up's help.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Other
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Begin your coding journey with us this summer. It's a great way to build your creativity, teamwork, & problem-solving skills. For ages 5-12. Children ages 5-8 will need a grown-up's help.

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

LOCATION: Other

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Sunday July 7, 2019

Library closed.

LOCATION: Whole Building
Monday July 8, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Ages 0-2. No registration required - just drop in! Songs and rhymes

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

Ages 0-2. No registration required - just drop in! Songs and rhymes

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday Matinees

Summer film festival twice monthly of recent, popular films!  Titles TBA

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Summer film festival twice monthly of recent, popular films!  Titles TBA

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Jam: Five Feet Apart

Join us for a lunch time convo! We're reading & talking about the book, Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, over slices of pizza. Copies of the book are available in advance to check out in the Teen Department. 

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade. 

LOCATION: Teen Department

Join us for a lunch time convo! We're reading & talking about the book, Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, over slices of pizza. Copies of the book are available in advance to check out in the Teen Department. 

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade. 

LOCATION: Teen Department

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Sewing part 2

Week 2: Sewing Project: Reading Pillow. Complete the reading pillow you began on July 1. For Tweens grades 5-8 

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

Week 2: Sewing Project: Reading Pillow. Complete the reading pillow you began on July 1. For Tweens grades 5-8 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Talk: Connecticut’s Transportation Crisis

“Getting There:  Connecticut’s Transportation Crisis”
“Trains, Taxes and Tolls”
Long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator JIM CAMERON offers a lively presentation and Q&A on Connecticut’s transportation crisis:
- Our crowded highways falling into a state of disrepair
- Hundreds of bridges considered “deficient”
- Metro-North trains running slower while fares increase
How did our state go from “first to worst” in transportation?  And what does our future hold?
Cameron explores the options in an engaging, thought-provoking workshop with plenty of time to hear your ideas and answer your questions.  Cameron has been called “the transportation guru” having spent over 25 years studying and reporting on the issue.
A former NBC News anchor,  JIM CAMERON is recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award.  A Connecticut resident for over 25 years, he served on the Metro-North Commuter Council and authors a weekly newspaper column, “Getting There” which runs in the six Hearst daily papers every Monday, including The Fairfield Citizen.
An archive of 12 years of his commentaries can be found on his blog, “GettingThereCT”
 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

“Getting There:  Connecticut’s Transportation Crisis”
“Trains, Taxes and Tolls”
Long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator JIM CAMERON offers a lively presentation and Q&A on Connecticut’s transportation crisis:
- Our crowded highways falling into a state of disrepair
- Hundreds of bridges considered “deficient”
- Metro-North trains running slower while fares increase
How did our state go from “first to worst” in transportation?  And what does our future hold?
Cameron explores the options in an engaging, thought-provoking workshop with plenty of time to hear your ideas and answer your questions.  Cameron has been called “the transportation guru” having spent over 25 years studying and reporting on the issue.
A former NBC News anchor,  JIM CAMERON is recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award.  A Connecticut resident for over 25 years, he served on the Metro-North Commuter Council and authors a weekly newspaper column, “Getting There” which runs in the six Hearst daily papers every Monday, including The Fairfield Citizen.
An archive of 12 years of his commentaries can be found on his blog, “GettingThereCT”
 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Tuesday July 9, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Class - waitlist only

Last class in a four week course with local musician Maria Aguire. For children entering 2d through 6th grade. The library owns some ukuleles you can borrow, or feel free to bring your own.

To be placed on the waitlist, call 203.385.4165. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Last class in a four week course with local musician Maria Aguire. For children entering 2d through 6th grade. The library owns some ukuleles you can borrow, or feel free to bring your own.

To be placed on the waitlist, call 203.385.4165. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Read With Therapy Dog Missy

Read to certified therapy dog Missy. Stop by or call the Children's Department for a time slot. (203-385-4165)

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

Read to certified therapy dog Missy. Stop by or call the Children's Department for a time slot. (203-385-4165)

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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

Grades 3-6. See books before they are published and decide if the Library should purchase them!

 

CONTACT: Children's  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Grades 3-6. See books before they are published and decide if the Library should purchase them!

 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Tuesday: Acrylic Pour Painting

Unleash your creativity & make an original painting using the fun & messy technique of acrylic pouring! Colors will swirl together differently each time to create a totally unique work of art. Registration required by calling: (203) 385-4167 or stopping by the Teen Department.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Unleash your creativity & make an original painting using the fun & messy technique of acrylic pouring! Colors will swirl together differently each time to create a totally unique work of art. Registration required by calling: (203) 385-4167 or stopping by the Teen Department.

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet the Computer

In this course you will get acquainted with the computer, the keyboard and the mouse.  You will learn what they are and how to use them.

LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 4 spaces available.

In this course you will get acquainted with the computer, the keyboard and the mouse.  You will learn what they are and how to use them.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aliens Among Us

Friendly aliens have taken over the Library with martian games, crafts & stories that are out-of-this-world. Ages 6-10.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Friendly aliens have taken over the Library with martian games, crafts & stories that are out-of-this-world. Ages 6-10.

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 

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

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

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

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

 

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Astronomy Club

Astronomy Club's July Topic is Defending the Earth - What Happens if an Asteroid Threatens the Earth? All are welcome ages 9 to adult. The first 30 minutes is an all ages lecture followed by an activity for children and any interested adults! 

CONTACT: Children's  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 40 spaces available.

Astronomy Club's July Topic is Defending the Earth - What Happens if an Asteroid Threatens the Earth? All are welcome ages 9 to adult. The first 30 minutes is an all ages lecture followed by an activity for children and any interested adults! 

CONTACT:
  Children's
  203.385.4165
  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 40 spaces available.

Thursday July 11, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Art Workshop: Watercolors

Young artists (ages 3-7) learn to create art with watercolors. 

(Registration will open 2 weeks prior to the program.)

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Young artists (ages 3-7) learn to create art with watercolors. 

(Registration will open 2 weeks prior to the program.)

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Workshop: Watercolors

Ages 6-12: Learn the techniques of watercolors to create beautiful artwork.  

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Ages 6-12: Learn the techniques of watercolors to create beautiful artwork.  

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Marshmallow Engineering

Ready, set, stack! Become an engineering architect by building your own creation out of marshmallows. Will your design stay up? Build it & find out! Ages 6-10.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Area
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Ready, set, stack! Become an engineering architect by building your own creation out of marshmallows. Will your design stay up? Build it & find out! Ages 6-10.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Area

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

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

Annual festival of live, staged readings of new and classic plays will be held again this summer.

Details, titles of plays to be announced soon.  Save the date!  Free and open to the public

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Annual festival of live, staged readings of new and classic plays will be held again this summer.

Details, titles of plays to be announced soon.  Save the date!  Free and open to the public

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Friday July 12, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Fun

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Board Game Fridays

Choose from our collection of board games & play with friends & family every Friday. No registration required - drop in any Board Game Friday. Feel free to bring your own favorite games to share with others. 

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

Choose from our collection of board games & play with friends & family every Friday. No registration required - drop in any Board Game Friday. Feel free to bring your own favorite games to share with others. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
uCreate: Video Game Club - Punch Out!
Ready player one? Join us for a friendly afternoon of Punch Out!-themed games with friends and snacks!
Have a favorite game or console? Bring it along!

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Lovell Room
Ready player one? Join us for a friendly afternoon of Punch Out!-themed games with friends and snacks!
Have a favorite game or console? Bring it along!

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Saturday July 13, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #3: Let's collaborate! Please use a BLUE art supply to add to the Teen Department mural! Just start with a mark (or a dot) and see where it goes. You can always add to someone else's work too. Let your lines go on a journey...

(Pop-Up #3 of 5 runs from 7/1/19 to 7/13/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I-Spy Rockets

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 1 and July 13 to play I-Spy Rockets. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Face Painting & Balloon Tying

Watch master balloon sculptor, Ed Popielarzcyk, create one-of-a-kind fantastical creations. Receive a balloon animal or superhero to take home & get your face painted too! For ages 3-12. 

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.) 

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:41 AM     

Watch master balloon sculptor, Ed Popielarzcyk, create one-of-a-kind fantastical creations. Receive a balloon animal or superhero to take home & get your face painted too! For ages 3-12. 

(Registration will open two weeks prior to the event.) 

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:41 AM     

Sunday July 14, 2019

Library closed.

LOCATION: Whole Building
Monday July 15, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #4: Guess the Book in a Jar! We've shredded up a popular teen book & it's up to you to guess what it is! Correct answers will be entered into a raffle prize drawing to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #4 of 5 runs from 7/15/19 to 7/27/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #4: Guess the Book in a Jar! We've shredded up a popular teen book & it's up to you to guess what it is! Correct answers will be entered into a raffle prize drawing to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #4 of 5 runs from 7/15/19 to 7/27/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Star Wars

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 15 and July 27 to play I-Spy Star Wars. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 15 and July 27 to play I-Spy Star Wars. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music Time

Ages 0-2. No registration required - just drop in! Songs and rhymes

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

Ages 0-2. No registration required - just drop in! Songs and rhymes

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons

Hark, a quest! We invite the brave, clever, & daring on a journey through...well, you have to show up to find out. Bring along your character sheet to play. (Newbies welcome. We'll show you how to get started.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Hark, a quest! We invite the brave, clever, & daring on a journey through...well, you have to show up to find out. Bring along your character sheet to play. (Newbies welcome. We'll show you how to get started.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Department

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

Join the lively discussion of books we've been reading and movies we've been watching.  Hosted by Stratford Librarians, with contributions from all attendees.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

Join the lively discussion of books we've been reading and movies we've been watching.  Hosted by Stratford Librarians, with contributions from all attendees.

LOCATION: Lovell Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Harry Potter Mystery Game 4:00 Timeslot

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Harry Potter Mystery Game 5:00 Timeslot

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Harry Potter Mystery Game 6:00 Timeslot

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Harry Potter Mystery Game 7:00 Timeslot

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Tuesday July 16, 2019

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #4: Guess the Book in a Jar! We've shredded up a popular teen book & it's up to you to guess what it is! Correct answers will be entered into a raffle prize drawing to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #4 of 5 runs from 7/15/19 to 7/27/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

Every two weeks throughout the summer we're dropping a fun activity for teens to complete anytime we're open. There are also chances to win prizes for playing!

Pop-Up Activity Challenge #4: Guess the Book in a Jar! We've shredded up a popular teen book & it's up to you to guess what it is! Correct answers will be entered into a raffle prize drawing to win a $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Good luck!

(Pop-Up #4 of 5 runs from 7/15/19 to 7/27/19.)

Please note: All of our Teen Programs are for teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

LOCATION: Teen Dept.

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
I-Spy Star Wars

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 15 and July 27 to play I-Spy Star Wars. 

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

Stop by the Children's Department any time between July 15 and July 27 to play I-Spy Star Wars. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Dept.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harmonica Class

Learn to play the harmonica! For ages 6 and up.Enjoy a fun classic readaloud about the joys of harmonica playing, then learn, from local expert Walter Aguirre, how to make your own beautiful music. You will be given a Hohner's harmonica for your very own, courtesy of a grant to Connecticut libraries. Four classes: July 16, 23,  30th, and August 6th.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Learn to play the harmonica! For ages 6 and up.Enjoy a fun classic readaloud about the joys of harmonica playing, then learn, from local expert Walter Aguirre, how to make your own beautiful music. You will be given a Hohner's harmonica for your very own, courtesy of a grant to Connecticut libraries. Four classes: July 16, 23,  30th, and August 6th.

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Harry Potter Mystery Game 11:00 Timeslot

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each individual must complete a separate registration form.

CONTACT: Children's Department  203-385-4165  childrens@stratfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lovell Room
There are 3 spaces available.

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each individual must complete a separate registration form.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Harry Potter Mystery Game 12:00 Timeslot

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Harry Potter Mystery Game 1:00 Timeslot

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Harry Potter Mystery Game 2:00 Timeslot

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

Mysterious work is afoot once again at Hogwarts. Sign up for a game time to enter the Room of Requirement and work with your group to solve the magical mystery using logic & ingenuity before time runs out. Ages 8 to adult. Each participant must complete a separate registration form.

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

LOCATION: Lovell Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 

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

Register online or call 203-385-4164

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Bring your Android Tablet or Android phone to class and learn the basics of operating your device. Participants must have a Google Play account and know their password. Topics include but not limite