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  • Fantastic Beasts Class Night at Hogwarts

    Harry Potter night at the LibraryCalling all witches and wizards! It’s Fantastic Beasts Class Nnight at Hogwarts – The Stratford Library will be hosting a special wizarding event on Friday, November 30, from 7-9:30 pm. Attend different classes based on Hogwarts subjects and enjoy a few surprises. Wizard dress is highly encouraged.

    Copies of either Fantastic Beasts screenplay may be pre-ordered at $15 each.

    Participants should register online for their favorite Hogwarts House – space is limited! Children ages 6 to 17 must be accompanied by a registered adult for safety (and fun!). Please register each person on their own form. We’ll see you at Hogwarts!
    Register for Gryffindor
    Register for Hufflepuff
    Register for Ravenclaw
    Register for Slytherin

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  • Trick or Treat Storytimes 2018

    Storytime families please see the following schedules for trick-or-treat storytimes at the Stratford Library. Each storytime will consist of a shortened literacy program (Halloween themes present) followed by trick-or-treat around the Library. There is no need to register, and we recommend that costumes are such that they can withstand singing, dancing, and some amount of walking without your child being uncomfortable.

    Thursday, 10/25 Baby Lapsit 10:30 am. Ages 0-1.
    Friday, 10/26 Friday Fun 10:30 am. Ages 2-5.
    Monday, 10/29 Toddler Time 10:30 am. Ages 1-2. (Siblings welcome)
    Tuesday, 10/30 Preschool Power Hour 10:30 am. Ages 3-5.

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  • Stratford Reads Day is October 13

    apples bookStratford Reads Day at the Library is Saturday, October 13. We’ll be celebrating with sign ups for both our book clubs as well as a special program in the morning with author Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Courtesy of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund.

    At 10:30 am, Ms. Wallace will visit to share her fall story and assist children with their own story art. The program is for ages 5-7. Register by calling 203.385.4165 or click on the Events page for our calendar.

    Sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (ages 0-5, all materials provided) or Read Around Stratford (ages 5-12, monthly reading challenges and prizes) all day!

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Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5 (from Oct. thru mid May)