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National Women’s History Month

Female Spies in the Civil War American military historian Matthew Bartlett presents this fascinating program on female spies during the Civil War. The program focuses on four women who risked all for their country during the Civil War. Mr. Bartlett will tell how these women played an important part in the extensive spy networks that were […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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“Sunday Talks” Return on January 4th

Professor 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. […]

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DIY: Holiday Wrap Up

Join the Library for a gift wrapping party! Bring 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. […]

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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 […]

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Holiday Carolers

Connecticut Yuletide Carolers The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will perform at the Stratford Library on: Sunday December 7 2 pm Lovell Room. The traditionally garbed Victorian Carolers will bring the bright sounds of the holiday season to this special Library event which is sponsored by the Friends of Square One Theatre Company. Free and open to […]

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Meet the Author Holiday Storytime

The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin:  A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah At Saturday’s program, Martha Simpson, who is the Children’s Department head, will be reading her book and singing with the kids. There will be a craft afterward.  She has published 5 professional books including Bringing Class into the Public Library (co-authored with Teen Services Head Lucretia Duwel). Her […]

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Special Library Fundraiser

Square One Theatre Company and the Library celebrate Stratford’s 375th anniversary. The Library, in conjunction with the Square One Theatre Company, will hold a special benefit performance for the Library of Steven Otfinoski’s “Stratford Characters”, part of Square One’s 25th landmark season honoring Stratford’s 375th Anniversary. “Stratford Characters” features dramatic monologues, each laced with lively humor and […]

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Holiday Events at the Library

The 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 […]

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