Welcome to the Stratford Library Adult Department.
Entertain and exercise your mind this summer by reading! The Library offers books, audiobooks and ebooks to sharpen your skills with suspense, thrill your head and heart with romance, challenge your perceptions with alternate viewpoints and soothe your soul with old favorites.
Register anytime between June 4 and August 13. For each book you read (or listen to), fill out a reading slip to be entered into a gift card prize drawing. Register and record your books at the Adult Services Desk or create an online summer reading account.
Stop by the Adult Services Desk or call us at 203.385.4164 for more details.
Drop in to the Lovell Room and get ready for summer!
Make a t-shirt beach tote, decorate your flip flops and sign up for summer reading. Snack while you get a sneak peek at the Library’s new uCreate equipment and find some great books to read.
Monday, June 20. Drop in between 5 – 8 pm.
Refreshments will be served
Bring a t-shirt and/or flip flops and get ready to create!
No registration needed, for ages 18+
Why? To tap into the rich heritage, cultures that exist in the minds and the hearts of the community and to bring people together face to face in a positive and uplifting way. Come join us for the first performance of the Stratford Storytelling Adventure! Neighbors are sharing true stories spoken from the heart on Tues, May 24th at 1:00 -3:00 PM at the Baldwin Center
Which stories do you say? From first dates, to purple satin shoes, to smart phone confessions, to quiet people speaking up, to running marathons without watches and to spending the night in a “hurricane hotel”
Get ready to smile and get ready be amazed! Got a 5 minute story to share? Bring it with you! Put your name in the hat if you would like to be one of 2 wild card stories selected from the audience.
This is a free event led by local storyteller Nina Lesiga and sponsored by the Stratford Library and Stratford Senior Services as part of the Lifelong Learners program series.
- Two Roads Brewery is hosting a fundraiser for the Library in April, as they have for a few years now. In celebration of Poetry Month, a dollar for every pint they sell on Tuesdays in April will be donated to the Library!Click here to find out which food truck will be parked outside each Tuesday in April.Make plans to stop in after work one Tuesday (or more)!
Every day your library card opens the world to you through books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs. To celebrate National Library Week in April, the Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program invites residents of all ages to explore the amazing diversity of our public libraries. Each library has its own unique architecture, vibe and collection to explore, browse, and discover!
To take part in our state-wide program, visit a local participating library to pick up your Passport. You will receive both a stamp and a token gift to get you started. Then, take your Passport along as you visit as many other participating libraries as you can. At each stop on your journey, you’ll receive a stamp in your passport and another small gift when you show your library card.
Visit at least five (5) of the 123 participating libraries in April and then return your stamped passport to any participating library by May 6th to be entered into one state-wide drawing for a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card for adults (18 and up) or a $100 Visa gift card for children (under 18). This is a state-wide contest where four winners will be selected: one adult and one child from a random drawing of all participants who visited at least five libraries, and one adult and one child from a random drawing of participants who visited the most libraries.
For more details and a full list of participating libraries, stop by your local library.
The Stratford Storytelling Adventure is a series of events and workshops that will transport our town to the world of storytelling. If you wish, have the chance to perform your unique story “live”!
What makes a great story? How to mine your life for them? How to develop as a storyteller? Find out from Stratford resident and Storyteller, Nina Lesiga. She teaches storytelling for the Fairfield Continuing Adult Education Program and partners with the Westport Library to produce Pecha Kucha 20x 20 storytelling.
What’s the Stratford Storytelling Adventure?
Tues Feb 23rd at 1:00 PM – Lifelong Learners – Stratford Library Lovell Room
We will tour the world of storytelling and give examples of how telling or listening to stories can tantalize new insights, spark new connections and grow happiness. Learn about the nuts and bolts of the Stratford Storytelling “adventure”, a few story planning basics and swap ideas about stories that could be/should be part of the experience. All are welcome to attend!
Story Planning Workshop
Tues, April 5 at 1:00 PM – Stratford Library Board Room
Do you have a story to tell? Whether it is for an audience of one, a few or many, this is a hands on workshop where you will work on structuring your story and work on your plan for making your story performance ready. All who are interested in being a Storyteller in the May 24th lineup should attend this session. Registration required, please call 203-385-4164.
Story Performance Workshop – Baldwin Center
Tues, May 3 at 1:00 PMStorytellers will gain speaking experience in a safe environment of fellow storytellers. Come to the session with the feeling of “butterflies” in your stomach and leave with confidence. Receive positive feedback to help you shine. All who are interested in being a Storyteller in the May 24th lineup should attend this session. Registration required, please call 203-385-4164.
Storytelling Adventure “Live”
Tues, May 24 at 1:00 PM- Lifelong Learners Program – Baldwin Center
The finale! Storytellers from the Stratford Lifelong Learners and the community will tell the stories they’ve been working on! Get ready for amazing stories about people, places and things from people you know and people who you are about to know. Join us for fun learning new things, making new connections and to bring the community together through stories.
All are welcome to attend!