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Mental Health Resources

The world is a very different place than it was only a few months ago. Uncertainty, isolation and fear all add to our collective stress and can affect our mental health. Here are some resources that may help you or a loved one cope or get help. Mental Health resources during Covid-19 pandemic     […]

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October Night Skies

Be sure to look up this month. There are many exciting events going on in the night sky – from blue moons to a launch into space. Scroll further for highlights: OCTOBER 2020: WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY (with printable star maps): https://www.beckstromobservatory.com/whats-up-in-tonights-sky-2/   HARVEST MOON Let’s start off our sky highlights with the moon. […]

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FALL GARDENING

Though the weather may be getting cool, the gardening season in New England doesn’t end after September.  Autumn is the perfect time to plant bulbs, perennials, and more before winter sets in. Fall planting can lay the groundwork for some glorious plants and flowers later on, so think of this time of year as not […]

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Virtual Book Display: Remembering John Lewis

When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something. John Lewis 1940 – 2020 John Lewis, Obituary, New York Times. July 18, 2020 Books for kids: Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis by […]

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Anti-Racism Reading List & Resources

Libraries are places of inclusion and empowerment, dedicated to breaking down barriers to access and resisting inequality. We stand with those grieving the death of George Floyd and we recognize the long history of systemic racism and oppression in this country. As librarians, our instinct is to share information with our patrons, but we are […]

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HOME GROWN – GET STARTED GARDENING

New to gardening? Looking to spruce up your backyard? With the weather (finally!) starting to warm up, gardening is a great way to get outside and enjoy that home you’ve been staying in 🙂 It’s also a good way to discover the many health benefits gardening can bring! Whether it’s vegetable plants, herbs, flowers or […]

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Happy Earth Day!

EARTH DAY 2020 will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 22, and marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement in 1970! This year while staying at home you can get outside, no matter the weather – enjoy the lovely scent of fresh air, clean up some litter, plant a tree, or simply […]

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Monday Morning Buzz – April 6, 2020

Do you miss our monthly Monday Morning Buzz discussions about books & dvds?  Then email the Adult Reference librarians at slaask@stratfordlibrary.org regarding what you’re reading and watching.  We will gather the titles and share them through this blog.  For example, we’ve been reading This is Happiness by Niall Williams, a tender novel about a very […]

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