Welcome to the Stratford Library Adult Department.


  • New Year, New Book Club Picks

    Check out our latest book club selection offerings!


    Join discussion leader, Kathy Faggella, for a lively book discussion once a month in the Lovell Room at 12:00pm.

    Station Eleven - JanuaryWild - FebruaryThe Paying Guests - March

    The Bookman's Tale - AprilA Long Way Home - MayThe Husband's Secret - June

    January 28th – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

    February 25th – Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    March 25th – The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

    April 29th – The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

    May 27thA Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

    June 24thThe Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty


    Join discussion leaders, Lauren and Beth, for a pint and book discussion once a month at The Sitting Duck Tavern (3694 Main Street, Stratford, CT). Mingle and grab a bite to eat from 7:00pm-7:30pm and then chat about the book from 7:30pm-8:30pm.

    Yes Please - JanuaryBlood, Bones, & Butter - FebruaryEverything is Illuminated - MarchStiff - April

    January 27th – Yes Please by Amy Poehler

    February 24th – Blood, Bones, & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

    March 24th – Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

    April 28th – Stiff by Mary Roach

    All books are available in print and on library e-readers at the Check Out desk. Books can also be downloaded to your own e-reader, phone or tablet using the Overdrive app.

    Any questions?  203-385-4164 or

  • Grow Your Business with LinkedIn


    This session will help existing entrepreneurs improve their presence on
    LinkedIn and leverage the tool for prospecting, relationship management and visibility. Bruce K. Segall will offer helpful tips and how-to-advice for a wide range of LinkedIn users. Key learnings will focus on:


    • Evidence that LinkedIn can lead to business results for small
    business owners

    • The 3-5 tactics that users at every level – beginner, intermediate or
    advanced – should employ to make LinkedIn work for them

    • User interface tips that will make LinkedIn more user-friendly
    and reliable, even for those less used to social media

    Bruce takes a pragmatic approach that those relatively new to social media can understand and implement easily, often in 30 minutes a week or less.

    Thursday, January 15
    7:00-8:30 pm
    Lovell Room

    Please register in advance: 203-385-4164

  • Homebuyer’s & Seller’s Seminar


    This free seminar will provide you with a comprehensive review ofessential resources and background about the entire process of buying or selling your home.

    Key topics include:


    • How to choose a real estate agent
    • Real estate agent obligations to a buyer/seller
    • How to protect your rights
    • An overview of financing sources including mortgage brokers,
      commercial banks, FHA, and CHFA
    • Pros and cons of buying distressed property
    • Pricing tips and how to “stage” your house for prospective buyers

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    6:30-8 pm
    Lovell Room
    Free & Open to the public!


  • “Sunday Talks” Return on January 4th

    Sunday-Aft-Talks-Tom-ThumbProfessor Eric D. Lehman to speak about Bridgeport’s Tom Thumb

    The Library will return with “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers with University of Bridgeport Professor Eric. D. Lehman. The popular program invites notable locals to speak in an informal atmosphere on a wide range of topics. Mr. Lehman will discuss: “Becoming Tom Thumb: The New Evidence”, based on his latest book. Sunday Afternoon Talks” is free and open to the public.

    January 4
    Lovell Room

  • DIY: Holiday Wrap Up

    Join the Library for a gift wrapping party!

    GIFTSBring your presents and a roll (or two) of wrapping paper to share as you spend the afternoon with friends listening to holiday music, munching on treats and wrapping your gifts! We’ll even demonstrate some fun Do-It-Yourself wrapping ideas to make your gifts extra-special! Registration is required.


    Saturday, December 20th
    2–4 pm
    Lovell Room

    To register:


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