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Library to Close for Easter

The library will be closed on Good Friday, April 18 and Easter Sunday, April 20. It will be open on Saturday, April 19 from 10am to 5pm.

Library to Close for Annual Gala Fundraiser

The library will be closed on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 for its annual fundraiser. It will reopen Monday, April 28 at 10am.

Facebook for Family and Friends

Tuesday, April 15, 1pm @ Stratford Library

Facebook for Keeping In Touch with Family & Friends. Librarian Beth Grimes will show you how much fun you can have with Facebook. Learn how to set up an account and share pictures with your family and friends. There will be time for questions. Please call 203-385-4164 or 203-385-4050 to register.

Stratford History

Tuesday, April 22, 1pm @ Baldwin Center

Don’t Know Much about Stratford History? Carol Lovell from the Stratford Historical Society will share facts from Stratford’s interesting past.

American Impressionism

Saturday, May 3, 1pm @ Stratford Library

American Impressionism with Artscapades. Learn how this movement arrived in America. Discussion will include the influence of art dealers, the education of American artists in Europe, and the formation of art colonies like the one in Cos Cob, Connecticut.

Opera for Beginners

Tuesday, May 20, 1pm @ Baldwin Center

Meet Alan Mann, the Artistic Director at Opera Theatre of CT. Alan will discuss the opera La Bohème, which is considered the best 1st opera to attend.

My Life in Music with “Dr. Joe”

Tuesday, June 17, 1pm @ Stratford Library

“Dr. Joe” Utterback, Director of Music at the First Congregational Church will perform classics from the Great American Songbook as well as music he has composed himself.

“All are welcome to attend these free programs.”

The LifeLong Learners project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant 138P-OA-14

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"Monday Matinees" - Enough Said

May 12

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini star in this charming comedy about a divorced woman venturing into a relationship with a sweet man. Things get tricky, however, when she discovers he is the hated ex-husband of her new best friend.

PG:13 93 minutes
Lovell Room

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"Monday Matinees" - Man of Steel

June 16

In another revival of the Superman legend, reporter Clark Kent must keep his alien origins and fantastic powers hidden from the world at large. But when the Kryptonian General Zod plans to destroy Earth, the Man of Steel springs into heroic action.

PG:13 143 minutes
Lovell Room

For further information call the library at 203.385.4162.

Our Health in the Balance

Toxic Chemical Trespass


Concerned about your health, your children’s health, and the health of the environment? Find out more when presenters Jerry and Roberta Silbert speak about the implications of various types of toxic chemical trespass, including:

• lawn pesticides
• genetically modified food (GMOs)
• fluoridation of drinking water
• radioactive fracking waste

Tuesday, May 13
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Lovell Room

E-Readers? Tablet computers? MP3 players? iPods?

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You’ve heard of them. Are they for you? Come to a Library Technology Sandbox.

A Technology Sandbox is a place:

Sandboxes are scheduled for:

In the Lovell Room

All Technology Sandbox hardware generously supplied by the Stratford Library Board.

Stratford’s Coupon Exchange at the Stratford Library

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Free manufacturers’ coupons.  No printing, no hassles.

The Stratford Library Adult Services Department has begun a free coupon program for its patrons.  The give-away is in conjunction with Two Frugal Fairfielders, a local blog which provides an online community place to share local affordable ways to live in Fairfield County and promotes frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.  Stacks of weekly Smart Source coupon inserts are currently available for public use in wire baskets located near the Main Street entrance of the Library. The coupon program is part of the Library’s ongoing Project Money Smart series.

Patrons are encouraged to visit often for new coupons and, to keep completely up to date, “like” the Two Frugal Fairfielders’ Facebook page and receive a post when new coupons arrive.  The Library’s Reference Department has compiled a book display adjacent to the coupons on how to save money and live frugally.  The Library also subscribes to Consumer Reports, the bible for the financially savvy.  The print magazine is at the SLA Reference Desk, but with a Stratford Library card patrons can access Consumer Reports online on our Get It Online Page.   Non-residents should ask at the Reference Desk for database computers.

Patrons are asked to take the coupons they need at each visit and “keep the corner neat!”  The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street is open Monday-Thursday: 10-8 and Friday-Saturday: 10-5.  For further information, call the Adult Service Department at 203.385.4161.

Library Sets Dates for CT WORKS Career Coach

A career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities.

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Visitors to the coach will find 10 computer workstations, high speed access to the Internet (via onboard satellite), 42” plasma TV with Smartboard overlay (for training use by the instructor), 10 wireless laptops and exterior plasma TV, interview room and an ADA-compliant lift and workstation for job seekers with disabilities. 

Open Sessions are for all job seekers looking for individual help. Basic computer skills are helpful. First come, first served. Limited seating.

Comfort using a PC w/mouse and ability to use email are required for these classes.

The CTWorks Career Coach will be on site at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT.  It is free and open to patrons 16 years of age and older.  For further information call Adult Services at 203.385.4164.

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For Kids Only...

There's a lot happening in the Stratford Library Children's Department. Click here for a list of programs.

Call: 203.385.4165 for further information.

For Teens Only...

Students in grades 7-12 you can get:

Click to go to Teen Zone

Visit the Teen Zone or stop by Teen Services on the Main Level or call us at 203.385.4167.

Any person with a disability who needs special assistance to participate in a library program should contact the Stratford ADA Coordinator at 385-4020 or 385-4022 (TDD) 5 days before the program.

Read more about Library Services for Patrons with Physical Disabilities

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