Adults

Welcome to the Stratford Library Adult Department.

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  • Services Available at Stratford Library

    Computers
    PCs are located in the main floor reference area. Available time blocks: 15 minute Express computers, 60 minute computers and 2 hour Career Center computers. No advance reservations on 15 minute Express or 60 minute computers. 2 hour Career Center computers may be reserved in advance by calling 203-385-4164.

    Wifi
    Connect to the Stratford Library network on your laptop or mobile device. It is available anywhere in the building. No password is required.

    Printing
    Printers are located in the main floor reference area.
    Black & White printing – 15 cents per page
    Color printing – 50 cents per page
    Print from the library’s computers or use our mobile printing service from your laptop or use the free PrinterOn app on your mobile device.

    Copying
    Copiers are located in the lobby.
    Black & White copies – 15 cents per page
    Color copies – 50 cents per page

    Scanning
    Scanner is located in the main floor reference area.
    Scan to email or usb drive – free

    Faxing
    Fax is located in the main floor reference area.
    For sending documents only, faxes cannot be received.
    Fax prices for cash – $1 per page
    Fax price for credit/debt – $1.75 for the first page, $1 for each additional page

    Study Rooms
    Study Rooms are located on the 2nd floor.
    There are 3 study rooms; each has space for 2 people. Rooms may be reserved on a by stopping at the Reference desk or by calling 203-385-4164. Rooms can be reserved for up to 3 hours per day. Study rooms are not a quiet area.

    Quiet study area
    The Lower Level is designated for quiet, individual study.

    Meeting Space
    Lovell Room – located on the main level, features auditorium style seating accommodating up to 80 people. Tables, a podium and multi-media equipment are available.

    Board Room – located in the library’s lower level and is arranged in meeting room style: oak tables and chairs with seating for approximately 20-25 people.

    Both rooms have adjacent kitchens and are easily accessible for persons with disabilities.
    Lovell Room and Board Room must be reserved in advance by calling 203-385-4162. See our meeting room policy and application for more information.

  • “DYING IN VEIN” Screens at the Library April 5.

    dying-in-vein-lgOpiate Documentary Will Host Director at Free Screening

    The Library will host a special free screening of the acclaimed documentary, “Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation” on Wednesday, April 5 from 6:30-9 pm.  The area premiere of the film will include a Q&A session with director Jenny Mackenzie, addiction specialists, as well as recovery and support programs. The evening is sponsored by the Library, Stratford Partnership Youth and Families and the Stratford Health Department.

    “Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation” is a deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction through a cinéma vérité style that drops one directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a lesbian couple trying to get clean and a family grieving the loss of their son. Through these stories, the film explores the contemporary belief of ‘living life pain free’, the shame and blame that exists around addiction, co-dependence and the impact of socioeconomic class on our broken treatment system. Award-winning filmmaker James Redford calls the documentary, “An extraordinarily intimate and beautiful film about one of America’s biggest public health tragedies.”

    Some of the specialists who will be on hand for the one-to-one discussion following the film include Donna and Matt Deluca, Co-Founders of The Community Addiction & Recovery Education & Support (C.A.R.E.S.) Group and Chief Clinical Officer Jennifer Kolakowski and Division Director of Outpatient Services Carolee Paruta from the Recovery Network of Programs (R.N.P.).

    “Dying in Vein” will be shown in the Lovell Room of the Stratford Library beginning at 6:30 pm on April 5th.  It is a free event, but reservations are strongly encouraged by calling Stratford Community Services at: 203.385.4095.

  • Readings to Benefit Sterling House Food Pantry

    SquareWrights Playwright Group will present “Quickies in the Stacks: All About Food,” six original short one-act plays, on Saturday, March 25 at 2 pm at the Stratford Library Lovell Room. The program is being presented to benefit Sterling House Community Center’s Food Pantry. Admission to the play festival is a donation of a non-perishable food or a monetary gift of one’s choice. All donations will go directly to the Food Pantry. Click here for more information.

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  • Adult Winter Reading Program!

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    Smitten with Reading

    January 16th-February 27th

    Shake off the winter weather woes and fall in love with a good book!

    Participate in our first-ever adult winter reading program, Smitten with Reading, and be entered into our weekly prize drawing!

    It’s easy to join: fill out a ticket for each book read during our six-week program and drop it off at the Library! Can’t make it to the Library each week? Send us a direct message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and be sure to include your name, telephone/email, and book(s) you read for the week.

    Winners will be called and announced on our social media pages each week.

    We’re also collecting new mittens for South End Community Center’s Coat Closet program if you’d like to donate a pair to a good cause.

    Find a cozy spot, snuggle up, and get reading!

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