“Peter Pan”, Kids Choir, Hungrytown Duo to Entertain in December
The Stratford Library will present a series of holiday concerts and film events during the month of December.
The programs include a children’s choir, folk duo and the screening of a rare silent film. The holiday schedule includes:
All programs are held in the Stratford Library Lovell Room, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut. They are free and open to the public. Limited seating. Call the Library’s Public Relations & Programming Office at 203.385.3162.
Join Stratford Library for a gift wrapping party.
Bring in your presents and a roll (or two) of wrapping paper to share and spend the evening with friends listening to holiday music, drinking hot cocoa, and munching on holiday treats and, of course, wrapping your gifts.
We’ll even demonstrate some fun Do-It-Yourself wrapping ideas to make your gift extra-special this year!
Call Adult Services at 203.385.4164 to let us know you’re attending!
Thursday, December 12th
Stratford Library & Senior Center Sponsor Events
The Stratford Library and Stratford Senior Services (Baldwin Center) have announced a series of upcoming programs for their Stratford LifeLong Learners series. Created in 2007, the Stratford Lifelong Learners (SLL) is a joint initiative of the two agencies. The group was formed in response to needs expressed by both library patrons and senior center users for programs that would appeal to older adults. SLL looks to engage individuals age 55+ who are looking for stimulating programs and opportunities to give back to the community. This group is coordinated by volunteer community members plus Lauren Donovan, Outreach Program Coordinator at Senior Services and Katie Courcey, Head of Adult Services at the Stratford Library.
SLL encourages interested older adults to play an active part in planning and participating in the programs. Program topics and potential speakers are chosen by the members. The group looks for local people to share their expertise and knowledge on a variety of topics. SLL always welcomes new volunteers and all programs are open to anyone, regardless of age. The programs are held on a rotating basis between the Stratford Library and the Baldwin Senior Center. This year, Stratford Lifelong Learners received a grant from the Connecticut State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand programming for older adults.
All programs begin at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Lauren Donovan at Stratford Senior Services (203.385.4050) or Katie Courcey at the Stratford Library (203.385.4164).
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant 138P-OA-14.
Catch up on the entire third season of “Downton Abbey”, the phenomenally popular BBC series which returns to U.S. televisions in January 2014.
Spend a few Saturday afternoons at the Library revisiting your favorite characters uncut and on wide screen. Selected episodes introduced by award-winning actress Davina Porter.
Make your own holiday gifts this season!
Stratford Photographer Makes First Appearance with Local Work
“Life’s Fleeting Moments” is the December art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Stratford photographer Denise Pressman is making his first library appearance with her original collection of photos of children and Stratford locales. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display in the library's Main Lobby throughout the month of December.
Denise Pressman’s passion for photography started when she studied abroad for a semester in Europe. After graduating with a BS in business management she worked at several large New York City ad agencies where she put her creativity to work. She then began Fleeting Moments Photography, an affordable on-location professional photographer in Stratford. Pressman loves a great stylized photo shoot, but specializes in the opportunities she gets to photograph kids, families and couples just being their awesome selves. She views a family photo session as a bonding experience for everyone – not a form of torture. She also believes in giving back to her community by donating her photography services to the Make a Wish Foundation, Shoots For a Cure, Inspiration through Art and many other local charities.
Viewing hours for "Life’s Fleeting Moments" are Monday-Thursday: 10-8, Friday-Saturday: 10-5 and Sunday: 1-5 pm. The art exhibit will continue through Tuesday, December 30, 2013.
For further information call the library’s Public Relations & Programming Office at 203.385.4162.
December 13 at 7 pm
December 16 at Noon
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as literary icon Jay Gatsby in this vivid and adventurous adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Fascinated by the mysterious, affluent Gatsby, his neighbor Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) bears witness to the man’s obsessive love and spiral into tragedy while his married cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), also falls under his spell.
Rated PG-13, 125 minutes.
For further information call the library at 203.385.4162.
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.
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.
A career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities.
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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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.
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