Welcome to the Stratford Library Adult Department.
- Two Roads Brewery is hosting a fundraiser for the Library in April, as they have for a few years now. In celebration of Poetry Month, a dollar for every pint they sell on Tuesdays in April will be donated to the Library!Click here to find out which food truck will be parked outside each Tuesday in April.Make plans to stop in after work one Tuesday (or more)!
Every day your library card opens the world to you through books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs. To celebrate National Library Week in April, the Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program invites residents of all ages to explore the amazing diversity of our public libraries. Each library has its own unique architecture, vibe and collection to explore, browse, and discover!
To take part in our state-wide program, visit a local participating library to pick up your Passport. You will receive both a stamp and a token gift to get you started. Then, take your Passport along as you visit as many other participating libraries as you can. At each stop on your journey, you’ll receive a stamp in your passport and another small gift when you show your library card.
Visit at least five (5) of the 123 participating libraries in April and then return your stamped passport to any participating library by May 6th to be entered into one state-wide drawing for a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card for adults (18 and up) or a $100 Visa gift card for children (under 18). This is a state-wide contest where four winners will be selected: one adult and one child from a random drawing of all participants who visited at least five libraries, and one adult and one child from a random drawing of participants who visited the most libraries.
For more details and a full list of participating libraries, stop by your local library.
The Stratford Storytelling Adventure is a series of events and workshops that will transport our town to the world of storytelling. If you wish, have the chance to perform your unique story “live”!
What makes a great story? How to mine your life for them? How to develop as a storyteller? Find out from Stratford resident and Storyteller, Nina Lesiga. She teaches storytelling for the Fairfield Continuing Adult Education Program and partners with the Westport Library to produce Pecha Kucha 20x 20 storytelling.
What’s the Stratford Storytelling Adventure?
Tues Feb 23rd at 1:00 PM – Lifelong Learners – Stratford Library Lovell Room
We will tour the world of storytelling and give examples of how telling or listening to stories can tantalize new insights, spark new connections and grow happiness. Learn about the nuts and bolts of the Stratford Storytelling “adventure”, a few story planning basics and swap ideas about stories that could be/should be part of the experience. All are welcome to attend!
Story Planning Workshop
Tues, April 5 at 1:00 PM – Stratford Library Board Room
Do you have a story to tell? Whether it is for an audience of one, a few or many, this is a hands on workshop where you will work on structuring your story and work on your plan for making your story performance ready. All who are interested in being a Storyteller in the May 24th lineup should attend this session. Registration required, please call 203-385-4164.
Story Performance Workshop – Baldwin Center
Tues, May 3 at 1:00 PMStorytellers will gain speaking experience in a safe environment of fellow storytellers. Come to the session with the feeling of “butterflies” in your stomach and leave with confidence. Receive positive feedback to help you shine. All who are interested in being a Storyteller in the May 24th lineup should attend this session. Registration required, please call 203-385-4164.
Storytelling Adventure “Live”
Tues, May 24 at 1:00 PM- Lifelong Learners Program – Baldwin Center
The finale! Storytellers from the Stratford Lifelong Learners and the community will tell the stories they’ve been working on! Get ready for amazing stories about people, places and things from people you know and people who you are about to know. Join us for fun learning new things, making new connections and to bring the community together through stories.
All are welcome to attend!
Romance Fiction Documentary Screened on February 27th
The Library will be hosting a one-time screening of the film “Love Between the Covers” on Saturday, February 27 at 10 am. The special screening of Emmy Award-Winner Laurie Kahn’s documentary film about the global community of romance novel writers and readers is free and open to the public.
Love stories are universal. Love stories are powerful. And so are the women who write them. For three years, filmmaker Laurie Kahn followed the lives of five published romance authors and one unpublished newbie.
Romance is the behemoth of the publishing industry; it outsells mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy combined. Yet no filmmaker has ever taken an honest look at the amazing global community that romance writers and readers have built until now.
Author Jamie Pope will introduce “Love Between the Covers”. Pope is an award-winning romance writer, teacher and boot-buying addict who sometimes goes by the names of Sugar Jamison and Ginger Jamison. Ms. Pope will be signing her books after the film.
“Love Between the Covers” will be shown in the Lovell Room of the Stratford Library at 10 am on February 27. The documentary runs 84 minutes. Light refreshments will also be served. The program is free and open to the public.
For further information call 203.385.4162.
Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, cordially invite all witches and wizards to accio their copy (or one of ours) of Harry Potter and join our spell-binding book club!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Thursday, January 21st / 6:30pm-7:30pm
Upstairs in Children’s / Open to ages 8-108
Read and discuss one book in the series per month and nosh on magical book-themed treats. Attend one discussion or all. Click here to register.