December Adult Programs


Holiday Concerts

Get into the holiday spirit by enjoying seasonal music! The concerts will all be performed live in the Library Lovell Room. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first serve basis. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to start time.

The Larry Haddad Quartet
Sunday, December 3 | 2pm 
Stratford’s Haddad will be joined with Michael Nunno (Milford), Joseph McWilliams (Seymour) and Joseph Corsello (Stamford) to perform several favorite holiday songs with their lyrical interpretations.

The New England Guitar Society
Sunday, December 10 | 2pm 
NEGS, established to create a nurturing environment for classical guitarists to meet, share ideas, perform, compose, teach and grow as musicians, returns to the library to play holiday favorites.

Stratford Sister Cities Chorus Holiday Concert
Monday, December 11 | 6:30pm 
Enjoy holiday songs with Stratford’s community choral group!

A Broadway Christmas with Soloist Claire Kaiser
Sunday, December 17 | 2pm 
The Stratford vocalist and actress is a “mezzo-soprano with belt” who will perform holiday music with a Broadway beat. Accompanied by David Childs on the piano, Kaiser promises holiday cheer and fun for the whole family!


WORKSHOP: Surprise Photos with Your Cell Phone!
Tuesday, December 12 | 1pm or 6:30pm | Lovell Room
The workshop leader is Dee Hiatt, of the Cell Photo Project currently exhibited at the library.
You will have the opportunity to practice:
1. Looking at your surroundings slowly and calmly.
2. Waiting to take a photo until you are intrigued by something.
3. Editing the photo, if necessary, while keeping the honesty of what you photographed.
4. Sharing your photos with the participants.
Bring your cell phone with you!

CAREER COACH: Excel Class on the Career Coach
Monday, December 11 | 10am to 12pm or 1 to 3pm | Bus will park by the library
Think Excel is tough? No longer! Learn the basics and become a better Excel user in this 2 hour workshop. Sign up to reserve a space.
This Excel Workshop is offered in the morning from 10am-12pm and will be repeated in the afternoon from 1-3pm.The same material will be presented in each 2-hour workshop, participants only need to attend one of the sessions.

Sign up to reserve a space:
10am-12pm session
1-3pm session


Coloring & Coffee
Fridays, December 1 | 11 am | Lovell Room
Monday, December 4 | 6pm | Lovell Room
Don’t let stress get you down! Try coloring for adults! Coloring has many benefits including helping you to focus and de-stress. Stop in and give it a try. The Library will supply coloring pages, colored pencils and markers, plus coffee and tea. You are welcome to bring your own supplies too.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Thursday, December 14 | 6:30pm | Lovell Room
Adults only holiday fun! Come and decorate a “Gingerbread House”. We will provide the houses, icing, candy & other treats for you to customize your mini house made of graham crackers. Listen to holiday music and enjoy hot cocoa, coffee or tea.
Register Here.

Knit Wits
Wednesday, December 13 & 27 | 6pm | Lovell Room
Join the library’s drop-in knitting program! Also crochet! Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. Held every other Wednesday evening 6:00-7:30pm.


Monday Morning Buzz
Monday, December 4 | 11am | Board Room
Stop in to hear what’s new, what’s hot, and what books are creating a buzz! Staff will lead an informal discussion of books, movies and more. Share what you’re reading and watching and hear from others!

“Don’t Know Much About” Book Discussion
Tuesday, December 12 | 6:34pm | Lovell Room AND
Wednesday, December 13 | 11am | Lovell Room
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
You know the story of A Christmas Carol, and you’ve probably watched a movie or two…but have you ever read the book?
Copies available at the Check-Out Desk.

Books Over Coffee
Wednesday, December 20 | noon | Lovell Room
“For fans of A Man Called Ove, a … debut novel about a widow’s unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium–and the truths she finally uncovers about her son’s disappearance 30 years ago”
Copies available at the Check-Out Desk.
Audio & e-book download available through the Hoopla App.



Monday, December 11 | 12pm | Lovell Room
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins.
Rated PG-13; 2 hours & 43 minutes

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