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  • 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.

  • Passport to CT Libraries Winners Announced!

    passport to ct libraries winners

    As one of 87 public libraries that participated in the Connecticut Library Association’s state-wide event, “Passport to CT Libraries,” we’re excited to announce the 2014 winners!

    Most Libraries Visited (Adult): Bonnie Osborne from Guilford Free Library.

    Most Libraries Visited (Children): Heather McDougall from Portland Public Library.

    Random Drawing (Adult): Belinda Cargill from Burlington Public Library.

    Random Drawing (Children): Jennifer Simmons from Rockville Public Library.

    The objective of the month-long program in September was to build awareness of the value of a library card as well as encourage residents to explore the amazing diversity of resources available at our public libraries. Winners received gift cards worth $150.00 (adult) and $100.00 (children).

    Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated!

  • Meet The Author Series

    bartlettGettysburg: The “Forgotten” Day

    Author and historian Matthew Bartlett will discuss the events of July 1, 1863, the “forgotten” day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Bartlett will share stories of the first day of battle, including one battle fought by men from Connecticut against Confederate forces in a little talked about part of the battlefield.

    Bartlett is a 2013 graduate of the American Military University with a Master’s in Military History with a concentration in Civil War studies. He has written four books about the battle of Gettysburg, called The Gettysburg Chronicle. He is currently working on book five in the series.

    Sunday November 9, 2014
    2:00 pm
    Lovell Room


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