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  • DIY: Homemade Holiday Gifts

    DIY Homemade Holiday Gifts 12-3-14Add a personal touch to the season of giving by making your own presents (and saving some money in the process!!)

    Wednesday, December 3rd


    Lovell Room

    Skip the crowded stores and join us for the evening as we demo budget-friendly gift ideas for friends and family that will be sure to impress!  You’ll also have the opportunity to create your own homemade treats to bring home at the end of the night.

    Registration is required.  To register please call: (203) 385-4164, sign up online, or stop by the Reference Desk.



  • Special Library Fundraiser


    Square One Theatre Company and the Library celebrate Stratford’s 375th anniversary.

    Special benefit performance for the Stratford Library by the Square One Theatre Company of Steven Otfinoski’s “Stratford Characters”. Meet Igor Sikorsky, Adam Blakeman, Goody Bassett and more in  this local historical treat!

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 7 pm
    Tickets: $20
    Tickets are available at the Library Check-Out Desk.

    Performance at:
    Square One Theatre Company
    2422 Main Street
    Stratford, CT

    Call: 203.385.4162 for further info.


  • Holiday Events at the Library

    bells-webThe Library will present a series of holiday music, film and workshop events during the month of December.
    All are held in the newly renovated Lovell Room and are free and open to the public.

    “A Silly Song Sing-A-Long”
    Tuesday, December 2 @ 4 pm:

    Musician Edward Leonard presents a holiday program for the whole family. Kick-off special for Stratford’s annual Tree Lighting Festival at Town Hall.

    DIY: Homemade Holiday Gift
    Wednesday, December 3 @ 6:30-7:30 pm:

    Skip the crowded stores and join Stratford Librarians as they demo budget-friendly gifts ideas for friends and family.
    Registration is required. Call: 203.385.4164, stop by the Reference Desk.

    Connecticut Yuletide Carolers
    Sunday, December 7 @ 2 pm:

    Traditionally garbed Victorian Carolers will bring the bright sounds of the holiday season to this special Library event. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of Square One Theatre Company.

    Monday Matinees: Jersey Boys
    Monday, December 8 @ Noon:

    Monthly film series finishes the year with Clint Eastwood’s take on the Broadway musical smash about the origins of the iconic 1960s rock group, The Four Seasons. Rated R.

    Survivors Swing Band
    Sunday, December 14 @ 2 pm:

    Connecticut-based jazz band playing the classic tunes of the Swing Era will include holiday music for today’s concert. Sponsored by the Vin Corda fund.

    Lifelong Learners Holiday Concert
    Monday, December 15 @ 1 pm:

    The Baldwin Center Chamber Players perform their annual concert featuring seasonal music from a variety of time periods.

    DIY: Holiday Gift-Wrapping
    Saturday, December 20 @ 2-4 pm:

    Patrons are invited to bring their gifts and a roll (or two) of wrapping paper to share and spend the afternoon with friends listening to holiday music, munching on treats and wrapping gifts!
    Registration is required. Call: 203.385.4164 or stop by the Reference Desk.

  • Hoopla comes to Stratford Library!

    hooplaYou asked and we are delivering! Now you can stream movies and TV shows from Stratford Library.  On your computer, your Hoopla digital checkout will stream just like a YouTube video OR if you’re on a mobile device (like your tablet or smartphone), you can download your checkouts directly to the Hoopla app.

    Download 5 items each calendar month; movies & TV shows go out for 3 days and then expire on their own, so you don’t have to worry about late fees! Hoopla is available on your computer, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. We recommend using Firefox to watch Hoopla on your computer.

    From a computer:
    -Go to Get It Online/Research
    -Click on Hoopla!
    -Click on the “Sign Up” button & register your library card
    -Browse titles and check out
    -Watch the movie from your computer

    On a mobile device:
    -Go to your app store
    -Search for Hoopla Digital
    -Install the app
    -Create an account & register your library card
    -Tap on the Hoopla icon to see the menu
    -Tap on borrow to check out & watch a movie

    If you have questions, stop by the Reference Desk and we’ll help you get started!

  • Join a Book Club!

    World War ZAll The Light We Cannot SeeHankering for something good to read? Try one (or both!) of our book club picks and then meet up with us to discuss!

    Grab a pint at our “Books on Tap” discussion of  WORLD WAR Z on Tuesday, November 18th at 6:00pm at Two Roads Brewing Company with librarians Beth and Lauren.

    Join Kathy Faggella, book discussion leader extraordinaire, Wednesday, November 19th at 12:00pm in the Lovell Room for our “Books Over Coffee pick, ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE.

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