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  • 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:


  • Holiday Concert

    Survivors Swing Band


    A Connecticut-based jazz group comprised of “seasoned” jazz musicians, the Survivors Swing Band boasts thirteen instruments (piano, guitar, banjo, clarinet, cornet, among others) and a  vocalist. The band easily re-creates the music of the nostalgic 1919-1954 dance band swing era. For the Stratford Library performance, the band will include some seasonal standards as well as popular swing favorites.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    It is made possible through the Vin Corda and
    Claudia McCoach Funds.

    Sunday, December 14
    2 pm
    Lovell Room


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