Welcome to the Stratford Library Adult Department.
What is uCreate? uCreate is the library’s “makerspace”. We are starting out small and want this space to be something that the community helps us build and run. Our hope is that it becomes a place where people of all ages can learn, create and share.
What is a makerspace? Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where people of all ages can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft supplies, hardware, tools and more. A makerspace encourages people to think creatively and to look for do-it-yourself solutions.
What does the library have for the uCreate space?
· Handheld digital image scanner that creates 3D files for the Cube3 printer.
· Digital scanner for photos, negatives and slides.
Photoshop Elements and Cannon Image Garden photo editing software for Windows and Mac.
· VHS to DVD converter
· Badge Maker
· More to come!
How to get involved: We are looking for people to help us develop this space, share ideas and volunteer. Sign up for emails to find out about 3D printing demos, volunteer information sessions, and the opening of uCreate. We will also share fun tidbits on makerspaces, 3D printing and ideas. uCreatespace@stratfordlibrary.org All ages are welcome! Ages 12 and under will need to attend any session with an adult. We will begin 3D printer demos soon. Volunteer information sessions will begin in January 2016. If you have additional questions, email us at uCreatespace@stratfordlibrary.org
Presented by Greater Bridgeport SCORE
Starting a Specialty Food Business
Do you have a favorite family recipe? Have you thought about starting a food business? If so, your recipe could be the next new product to hit the shelves. Like any business you need to research and plan before you decide to take your hobby to a business. By understanding a few important steps you will learn how to evaluate your idea for a successful launch.
This workshop will include:
- How to develop your Product
- Why create a Business Plan
- The importance of a Product Label
- Who will buy? Market Decisions
- How do I make it? Product Production
Register here at the SCORE website
Thursday, November 12
Celebrate summer by winning prizes.
Tune in every Monday from June 22nd – August 9th to find out the week’s new challenge theme. Post your pic to Instagram tagging @stratfordlib and using the hashtag #SLAInstaChallenge. We’ll choose a winner each week at random—so you have 7 chances to win!
To participate, follow @stratfordlib on Instagram and make sure your library card is up-to-date with us.
Escape the Ordinary!
Don’t do the same old thing this summer! Escape into the world of new books or old favorites in print, ebook or audiobook.
It’s easy to Escape the Ordinary! For each book you read (or listen to), fill out a reading slip at the Adult Reference Desk, or register and record your books online. Fun prizes will be drawn after August 8.
Registration begins Monday, June 22 and extends throughout the program until Saturday, August 8.
Ask us for book & audiobook suggestions or check the Library’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram for ideas.
Click here to sign up for Adult Summer Reading or stop by the Adult Reference Desk for further details, visit www.stratfordlibrary.org or call 203.385.4164.
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 6:30–8 pm
Join local favorite and fabulous book club facilitators Kathy Faggella and Roberta Shea for a lively Q & A discussion on everything you need to know about book clubs: how to start one, how to fix one, tips for great discussion, which books make for best discussion (and which ones don’t work so well). Lovell Room