Adults

Welcome to the Stratford Library Adult Department.

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  • Books Over Coffee & Books on Tap

    September 19, 2014

    Stratford Library now has two book groups: Books Over Coffee & Books on Tap.  Which one will you pick?

    BOOKS OVER COFFEE

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    Join Discussion Leader, Kathy Faggella, for a lively monthly discussion

    Book discussion begins at Noon in the Lovell Room

    September 24 – Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

    October 29 – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

    November 19 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    December 17 – The All-Girls Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

    All books are available at in print and on library ereaders at the Check Out desk. The books can also be downloaded to your own ereader, phone or tablet via stratford.lib.overdrive.com

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    BOOKS ON TAP

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    Join Discussion Leaders, Lauren and Beth, for a pint and discussion once a month at Two Roads Brewing Co.

    Book Discussions begin at 6pm at Two Roads Brewing Co (1700 Stratford Ave)

    September 30 – Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    October 28 – Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

    November 18 – World War Z by Max Brooks

    December 9 – Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

    All the books are available for check out at Stratford Library.  The books can also be downloaded to your phone, ereader or tablet at stratford.lib.overdrive.com

    Any questions?  203-385-4164 or ask@stratfordlibrary.org

  • Visit CT Libraries = Chance to Win $$

    September 10, 2014

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    It is so easy-from September 2nd-30th, get a “library passport” from any participating library, and then visit at least 5 different libraries to get a stamp in said passport.

    Return it to any participating library by October 4th and you’re entered to win either a $150 Visa Gift Card (adult) or $100 Visa Gift Card (youth).

    To borrow from Ina Garten, “How easy is that?”

    For more information, stop by any service desk and we’ll get you started!

  • Books on Tap! Our New Book Group

    August 29, 2014

    Do you love pilsners as much as you love paperbacks? Then pick up a copy of Wild by Cheryl Strayed and join us for a round of drinks and discussion at Two Roads Brewing Company on Tuesday, September 30 from 6-7pm.

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    Copies of Wild by Cheryl Strayed can be picked up at the Circulation desk. Ebooks can be downloaded from the Library’s Overdrive app or website .

    Books on Tap is a new book discussion group which will meet at Two Roads Brewing Co., once a month, on Tuesday nights.

    1st discussion is on Tuesday, September 30th 6-7pm.

  • Learn a Language with Mango

    August 21, 2014

    Traveling? Learn the language before you take off! Our new database, Mango Languages, can help you learn Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian & more! Mango includes 47 languages and 15 ESL courses that teach English in popular native languages. Mango is free for all Stratford Library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. Patrons can use Mango at the library, at home, or on –the-go with free apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android.

    Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.
    Whether you need to learn a second language for business or travel reasons or just because it would be interesting, learning a language with Mango is fun and easy.

    To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, stop by the library and we will give you an introduction. Even better, if you have your library card and have access to the Internet, you can access the actual courses remotely from anywhere! You can access Mango via the library’s website at www.stratfordlibrary.org. For more information, contact Stratford Library at 203.385.4164