Stratford Library

2203 Main Street
203-385-4164

Mission Statement

The mission of the Stratford Library is to empower our citizens and enrich the community by expanding access through innovation, information, ideas and inspiration.


Upcoming Events at Stratford Library

Art Exhibit: Sky

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Chair Yoga

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Annual Book Sale

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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CTWorks Career Coach: Resume Class

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Stratford Lifelong Learners: 'Supernatural Stratford'

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Art Exhibit: Sky

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Monday Matinee - Yesterday

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Android 101

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Lifelong Learners: Loss of the USS Indianapolis

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Books Over Coffee Discussion - 'Elizabeth Street' by Laurie Fabiano

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Meet the Computer

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Stratford Historical Society Meeting

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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CTWorks Career Coach: Resume Class

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Coloring and Coffee

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Nov 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Holiday Concert: The New Blue of Yale

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Dec 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Holiday Concert - The New England Guitar Society

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Dec 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Monday Matinee - Avengers: Endgame

Monday, Dec 9, 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series - Joy To The World

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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CTWorks Career Coach: Resume Class

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Art and Text

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Recent News

Stratford Library Seeks Volunteers for Annual Book Sale

The Stratford Library is currently seeking volunteers from the community for their 2020 Book Sale. Volunteers, ages 13 and up, are invited to take part in the sale which involves just a few hours a month to help sort and price books. An…

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Library Now Open Sundays Special Programming Announced

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford is now open on Sundays from 1-5 pm. The hours will continue until May 17, 2020.The return of “Sunday Afternoon Talks” has coincided with the library reopening and will continue on…

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Stratford Library Seeks Sponsors Mini-Golf Fundraiser Set for November 15 and 16

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present a special fundraiser for the library on Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16.  The second annual family event is FORE! Stratford Library, a mini-golf fundraiser to benefit the library…

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Stratford Library News - September 27, 2019

1930s Trains Topic of Stratford Library Program“Sunday Afternoon Talks” Returns on October 6, 2019The Stratford Library will begin the fall season of “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and…

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Stratford Library News - September 20, 2019

1930s Trains Topic of Stratford Library Program “Sunday Afternoon Talks” Returns on October 6, 2019The Stratford Library will begin the fall season of “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform 'Doctor Faustus' at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford for a special Halloween season offering of “Doctor Faustus”. The company, which has brought its summer series of outdoor…

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Stratford Library News - September 13, 2019

1930s Trains Topic of Stratford Library Program“Sunday Afternoon Talks” Returns on October 6The Stratford Library will begin the fall season of “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining…

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Stratford Library News - September 6, 2019

“SKY”, A FAMILY ART EXHIBIT AT STRATFORD LIBRARYOriginal Work by Ewers Family on Display through October A family art project, “Sky”, will be the September/October 2019 art exhibit at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street…

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'Sky', A Family Art Exhibit at Stratford Library

Original Work by Ewers Family of Stratford on Display through OctoberA family art project, “Sky”, will be the September/October 2019 art exhibit at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford. It is the first appearance of…

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Stratford Library News - September 3, 2019

“A SLICE OF HEAVEN” NEW LIBRARY ART EXHIBITOriginal Work by Kennedy Center Artists on Display ThruAugustOriginal work from the Kennedy Center artists will be the July/August 2019 art exhibit at the Stratford Library. It is the first…

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Stratford Library News - August 9, 2019

“A SLICE OF HEAVEN” NEW LIBRARY ART EXHIBITOriginal Work by Kennedy Center Artists on Display ThruAugustOriginal work from the Kennedy Center artists will be the July/August 2019 art exhibit at the Stratford Library. It is the first…

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Stratford Library News - July 26, 2019

Stratford Library to Screen “Free Solo” Oscar-Winner Set for August 5th Showing The Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the recent Academy Award winner, “Free…

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Stratford Library News - July 19, 2019

Stratford Library to Screen “Free Solo”Oscar-Winner Set for August 5th Showing The Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the recent Academy Award winner, “Free…

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Stratford Library News - July 12, 2019

Summer Concerts Set at Stratford Library Guitar Society & Cameron Chase July 20 & August 21The Stratford Library will present two special concerts in July and August. The popular New England Guitar Society returns to the library on Saturday,…

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Stratford Library News - July 6, 2019

Summer Concerts Set at Stratford LibraryGuitar Society & Cameron Chase July 20 & August 21The Stratford Library will present two special concerts in July and August. The popular New England Guitar Society returns to the library on Saturday,…

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Stratford Library News - June 28, 2019

Stratford Library to Screen “Bohemian Rhapsody” Oscar-Winner Set for July 8th ShowingThe Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the recent Academy Award winning drama,…

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Stratford Library to Close for Independence Day on July 4, 2019

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The library will reopen on Friday, July 5 at 10 am.Current library hours are: Monday-Thursday: 10-8 and…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company To Perform As You Like It

The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to Stratford with a live outdoor presentation of Shakespeare’s effervescent comedy classic.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to spread.  In the event of inclement weather, the play will be moved…

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Two Roads Brewery Donates to Stratford Library in April

For the seventh year in a row, the Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford celebrated “National Poetry Month” in April by honoring poet Robert Frost and the Stratford Library. The poet is the author of “The Road Not Taken” and…

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Woodstock, Moon Landing Programs at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library will celebrate the 50th anniversaries of Woodstock and the 1969 moon landing with special programming on June 12 and 26. The programs are free and open to the public.Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, a timely…

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Stratford Library News - May 17, 2019

Library Offers Food For Fines In MayAs an opportunity for its patrons to clear overdue fines and to assist food drive efforts in the community, the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will offer Food for Fines during the entire month…

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Stratford Library News - May 3, 2019

Library Offers Food For Fines In MayAs an opportunity for its patrons to clear overdue fines and to assist food drive efforts in the community, the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will offer Food for Fines during the entire month…

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Stratford Library Offers Food For Fines in May 2019

As an opportunity for its patrons to clear overdue fines and to assist food drive efforts in the community, the Stratford Library in Stratford, will offer Food for Fines during the entire month of May. Each non-perishable, non-expired food item is…

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Stratford Library to Screen 'First Man'

Ryan Gosling Drama Set for May 20thThe Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the recent critically acclaimed drama, “First Man”. The series, which presents recent, popular…

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Stratford Library Upcoming Events - April 21, 2019

Stratford Library Plans Major BenefitSixteenth Annual Fundraiser, “Aloha Means Goodbye...Forever”, This WeekendThe Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its major fund-raiser for the library on Saturday, April 27 beginning at…

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Stratford Library Plans Major Benefit as 16th Annual Fundraiser, 'Aloha Means Goodbye...Forever'

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its major fund-raiser for the library. The sixteenth annual event, entitled “Aloha Means Goodbye… Forever”, is an interactive murder mystery party from Theater to Go, New…

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Stratford Library Upcoming Events - April 2019

Stratford Library Talk on CT Black Bears:“Sunday Afternoon Talks” Set for April 14thThe Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will present “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and…

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Stratford Library To Close For Good Friday/Easter

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford has announced its upcoming holiday schedule. The library will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 21, 2019 for Easter. Current library hours are: Monday-Thursday:…

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Series Revisits Theatre’s “Clever Little Lies” on March 19

The Friends of Square One Theatre, in conjunction with the Stratford Library, will continue the fourteenth season of its popular three-part series, “Play It Again, Square One”, on Tuesday, March 19 beginning at noon. The drama discussion…

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Stratford Library Offers Library Bingo

Patrons Can Win Prizes Thru March  The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will be offering patrons the opportunity to participate in “Library Bingo” throughout the month of March. The object of the new game is to…

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History/Culture of Korea in Special Library Program Traditional Food Part of March 31st Event

The Stratford Library will present the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project with a special program, Korean Cooking Class, on Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m. The program, which includes the serving of authentic Korean food, is free and open to…

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Antique Map Collecting Topic of Stratford Library Talk

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will present “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm. This…

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Stratford Library to Screen “Christopher Robin”

Ewan McGregor Stars in Disney Film Set for March 11th The Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the recent live action Disney film, “Christopher Robin” on March 11 at…

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Stratford Library Talk on American Revolution

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will present “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm. This…

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Library Book Talk Set for February 27th: "An American Marriage"

The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2019 winter series with a discussion of Tayari Jones’ acclaimed novel, An American Marriage, on Wednesday, February 27th at noon. The program. Held in conjunction with…

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Vote for "Oscar" at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library is celebrating “Oscar Fever” as it invites its visitors to take part in voting for this year’s Academy Awards. The totally unscientific survey will ask library patrons to cast their own votes as to who they…

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Stratford Library to Screen “BlacKKKlansman” Oscar Nominated Spike Lee Film Set for February 11th

The Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the current Oscar nominated film, “BlacKKKlansman” on February 11 at noon. The series, which presents recent, popular films…

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Library to Close for Presidents’ Day

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will be closed on Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18, 2019 in observation of the Presidents’ Day holiday. The library will reopen on Tuesday, February 19th at 10 am. Current…

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Take Your Child to the Library Day - February 2, 2019

On Saturday, February 2, Stratford Library will celebrate national ‘Take Your Child to the Library Day’ which encourages families to visit their local library and discover its resources. Special events will take place throughout the day…

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Long Island Sound Topic of Stratford Library Talk

“Sunday Afternoon Talks” Set for February 3rd The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will present “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local…

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Mario Dell'Olio to Discuss Memoir Former Stratford Resident at Stratford Library on January 26

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Mario Dell’Olioe for a special “Meet-the-Author” program on Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Dell’Olio will discuss his recent memoir, Coming About: Life…

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Original Photography, "Roadside Attractions" by Scott D. Lewis on Display Through February

Original photography by Scott D. Lewis of Bethel will be the January/February 2019 art exhibit at the Stratford Library. It is the first appearance of Lewis’ work at the Library which is entitled, “Roadside Attractions”. It is free…

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Stratford Library Hosts “Beer is for Everyone”

“Sunday Afternoon Talks” Set for January 6th The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will present “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local…

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Library Sets 2019 Dates for CTworks Career Coach

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will…

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Stratford Library Book Talk Set for December 19th

“The Keeper of Lost Things” is Topic for Discussion The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2018 winter series with a discussion of Ruth Hogan’s debut novel, The Keeper of Lost Things, on…

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Library to Close for Christmas and New Year

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will close on the following dates: Sunday, December 23, 2018 Monday, December 24, 2018 - Christmas EveTuesday, December 25, 2018 - Christmas DaySunday, December 30, 2018Monday, December 31,…

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Ctworks Career Coach Concludes December 17 For 2018

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will…

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Holiday Concert Series at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will present a series of free, holiday concerts on consecutive Sunday afternoons in December. Seasonal favorites are on the menu for the series which will be held on Sundays, December 9 & 16…

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Stratford Library to Screen “Ocean’s 8” Female Centric Sequel Set for December 10th Showing

The Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the hit heist film, “Ocean’s 8” on December 10 at noon.  The series, which presents recent, popular films monthly on…

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Library to Close for Thanksgiving

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will close on Wednesday, November 21 at 5 pm and all day on Thursday, November 22 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will reopen on Friday, November 23 at 10 am. Current…

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Library to Close for Veterans Day

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT will be closed on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 for the Veteran’s Day holiday. The library will reopen on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at…

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Stratford Library Presents “Sunday Afternoon Talks” Set for November 4th

Stratford Library Hosts “History of Lordship”  The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will present “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform “Spanish Tragedy” on October 27

The Stratford Library announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford on Saturday, October 27 at 2 pm for a special Halloween season offering of “The Spanish Tragedy”. The company, which has brought…

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Mini-Golf Fundraiser Set for November 9 & 10

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present a special fundraiser for the library on Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10. The family event is FORE! Stratford Library, a mini-golf fundraiser to benefit the library collection. For the…

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Excel in Finances – Financial Literacy for Children

Help prepare your child for the future!  Excel in Finances, a financial skills workshop for kids in grades 4-6, will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Stratford Library. Presented by Laurie Taylor, this is a fun introduction…

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Stratford Library Hosts “Signs of Connecticut”

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford has announced that “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, will return on Sunday, October 14 at 2…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform "All's Well" on August 4th

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford on August 4 at 2:00 p.m. for its production of “All’s Well That Ends Well”. Performed outside in the…

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Stratford’s Winfield to Display Work Through September 4

A mixed media exhibit by Stratford’s FranCesca Winfield will be the new display at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford beginning July 27. The exhibit, entitled “Surf and Turf”, is free and open to the public. For…

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July Concerts Scheduled Set at Stratford Library on July 2 & 16

Lost Acres String Band and Cameron Chase Scheduled July 2 & 16The Stratford Library will present two special concerts in July. The Lost Acres String Band is scheduled to perform at the Library on Monday, July 2 and violinist Cameron Chase is set…

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Two Roads Brewery Donates to Stratford Library

For the sixth year in a row, the Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford celebrated “National Poetry Month” in April by honoring poet Robert Frost and the Stratford Library. The poet is the author of “The Road Not Taken” and…

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Stratford Library Announces Free Burbio Service

The Stratford Library is excited to announce a free digital service to help local residents stay informed about events in the greater Stratford area. The service is called Burbio.com, a free website and app that puts Stratford school, government,…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform "Tempest" June 30th

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford this month for its thirteenth annual season of classic productions. Performed outside in the library’s scenic…

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Author to Speak About Notorious Serial Killer on June 19th

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Maureen Boyle for a special “Meet-the-Author” program on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm. Boyle will discuss her book, Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford…

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Enhancing Life and Uplifting the Spirit with James Mapes - Lifelong Learners

The Stratford Library  and Stratford Senior Service's monthly Lifelong Learners program will present James Mapes as its special guest speaker on Tuesday May 15 at 1 pm in the Library Lovell Room. Mapes is a coach, best-selling author,…

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"Sunday Afternoon Talks" Set for May 20th

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford has announced that “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm.…

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Stratford's Janice Pavlides to Display Work Through June 15

Photography by Stratford’s Janice Pavlides will be the May/June 2018 art exhibit at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford. It is the second appearance of Pavlides’ work at the library. The exhibit, entitled “Nature…

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Fifteenth Annual Fundraiser, "Murder is a Family Business", Set for April 28th

 The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its major fund-raiser for the library on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 6:30 pm. The fifteenth annual event, entitled “Murder Is a Family Business”, is an interactive murder…

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Stratford Library to Host "Great Movies You Missed"

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT will present its twelfth annual film festival of little-seen movies, “Great Movies You Missed”, beginning Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27, 2018.  The program is a…

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Two Roads Brewery Donates to Stratford Library in April

For the sixth year in a row, the Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford will be celebrating “National Poetry Month” in April by honoring poet Robert Frost and the Stratford Library. The poet is the author of “The Road Not…

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Stratford Library Offers 'Passport To CT Libraries' 2018

The Stratford Library has announced that it will offer its patrons the opportunity to enter and win one of four state-wide gift card prizes.  To celebrate National Library Week during April, participants can let their library card open the…

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Library Sets 2018 Dates For CTworks Career Coach

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will continue…

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12th Annual Great Movies You Missed Festival

12th Annual GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED FESTIVAL takes place this week. Twelfth annual festival will highlight six critically acclaimed films from last year that – for whatever reason – did not reach a wide audience during their general…

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Sunday Afternoon Talks: "How to Look at a Renaissance Painting"

The Stratford Library has announced that “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm. This month’s topic is…

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Perez & Aguirre Promoted at Stratford Library

Stratford Library Director Sheri Szymanski has announced that Joyce Aguirre and Lizbeth Perez have been appointed to new positions at the agency. Aguirre is the Library's new full-time Circulation Department Assistant and Perez has been promoted to…

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Fairfield County's Community Foundation's Annual 'Giving Day' on March 1, 2018

Stratford, CT -- The Stratford Library, will be participating in Fairfield County’s Community Foundation annual “Giving Day” on Thursday, March 1, 2018. This is a 24-hour online event to “Give Where You Live” and…

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Vote For 'Oscar' at Stratford Library

Stratford, CT -- The Stratford Library is celebrating “Oscar Fever” as it invites its visitors to take part in voting for this year’s Academy Awards. The totally unscientific survey will ask library patrons to cast their own votes…

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"Paintings by Diane Dunne Smith" on Exhibit Through April

“Paintings by Diane Dunne Smith”, an art exhibit highlighting the work of the Milford artist, is the art display for March and April at the Stratford Library. It is free and open to the public.In her words, Diane Dunne Smith has been a…

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Stratford Library Announces Appointments

Stratford Library Director Sheri Szymanski has announced that Kate Sheehan and Dara Cates have been appointed to new positions at the agency. Sheehan is the Library's new Head of Information Technology Services and Cates has been promoted to the…

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Red Tails Subject of Library Talk - February 4, 2018

The Stratford Library has announced that “/Sunday Afternoon Talks,” its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, will be held on Sunday, February 4 at 2 pm. This…

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Stratford Artist's Work on Exhibity on Display Through February

“Love and Peace”,an art exhibit highlighting the work of Stratford artist Georgene Fasanella, is the art display for February at the Stratford Library. It is free and open to the public. After 53 years in the accounting field,…

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Take Your Child to the Library Day - February 3, 2018

On Saturday, February 3, the Stratford Library will celebrate national "Take Your Child to the Library Day" which encourages families to visit their local library and discover its many resources. Special events will take place throughout the day.…

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Fasanella Art on Exhibit at Stratford Library for January 2018

“Matthew Fasanella: A Life in Art”, a memorial art exhibit highlighting the work of the late Stratford artist, is the art display for January at the Stratford Library. It is free and open to the public. According to his wife, Georgene,…

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Stratford Library to Screen “Wonder Woman” - December 11, 2017

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the hit blockbuster, Wonder Woman on December 11. The series presents recent, popular films monthly on Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings are…

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Martin Irons Is Stratford Library's Guest Speaker

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Martin Irons for a special “Meet-the-Author” program on Saturday, December 9 at 10:30 am. Irons will discuss his book, Phalanx Against the Divine Wind: Protecting the…

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Holiday Concert Series Set at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library will present a series of free, holiday concerts on consecutive Sunday afternoons in December. Seasonal favorites are on the menu for the series which will be held on December 3, 10 & 17 at 2 pm. The concerts are free and…

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"Mad Science" Holiday Program - November 27, 2017

The Stratford Library will kick-off Stratford’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony again this year with a special holiday program for families on Monday, November 27 at 4 pm. Mad Science of Fairfield County will offer a unique seasonal…

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ACLB Honors Stratford Library Board Members

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees has announced that two of its members, Constantine "Gus" Chagares and Joseph Janucik, have been recognized by the Association of Connecticut Library Boards (ACLB) at its annual awards presentation. The ACLB…

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"Megan Leavey" Screens at the Stratford Library, November 13, 2017

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the true-life story, “Megan Leavey” on November 13. The series presents recent, popular films monthly on Monday afternoons at noon. …

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Exhibition - 'Jim Duffy: A Retrospective'

a memorial digital photo exhibit, is the art display for November and December at the Stratford Library. New Haven artist Jim Duffy, who was a long-time employee of the Library’s Technical Services Department, passed away unexpectedly last…

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Stratford Library - "Korean Film & Food"

The Stratford Library will present the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project with a special program, “Korean Film & Food”, on Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm. The program, which includes the serving of authentic Korean food, is free…

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"Brass Valley" Topic of Library Talk - November 5, 2017

The Stratford Library has announced that “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, will be held on Sunday, November 5 at 2 pm. This month’s topic is…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform "Macbeth" on October 21

The Stratford Library announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford on Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm for a special Halloween season offering of “Macbeth”. The company, which has brought its summer…

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Theatre Friends to Meet at Stratford Library - October 23, 2017

The Friends of Square One Theatre Company, the volunteer organization of the Stratford-based theatre, will hold its first meeting of the new season on Monday, October 23 at 7 pm at the Stratford Library. The meeting, which is open to both members…

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten | Read Around Stratford Library Kick Off

On Saturday, October 7, the Stratford Library Children’s Department kicks off its fall reading programs for children. Children ages 0 to 5 are invited to join the Library’s new “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program, part…

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Stratford Library to Screen “Kong: Skull Island”

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the latest incarnation of the King Kong saga, “Kong: Skull Island” on October 9. The series presents recent, popular films monthly on Monday…

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Beth Grimes Promoted to Teen Head at Library

Director Sheri Szymanski has announced that Reference Librarian Beth Grimes has been promoted as Head of Teen Services at the Stratford Library. Grimes, a graduate of Fairfield University with a BA in English and Studio Art and an MA in Teaching and…

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Stratford Lifelong Learners Host Author/Critic Susan Granger - “Hollywood: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

The Stratford Lifelong Learners, a joint initiative of the Stratford Library and Stratford Senior Services, continue their series of special programs with Hollywood: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow with notable film critic and author Susan Granger…

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Railroad Program at Library October 1

The Stratford Library will begin the fall season of “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm with “The New Haven…

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Roth Exhibit at Stratford Library for September/October

“Brazen Grit: Images of Brass Valley" by Emery Roth II is the September/October art exhibit at the Stratford Library. The Washington, Connecticut artist is making his first appearance at the library with his original photography. The exhibit,…

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New England Guitar Society Performs at Stratford Library

Members of the New England Guitar Society performed a free summer concert for delighted music lovers at the Stratford Library recently. The group, under the direction of James Baird, will be returning to the Library in December for a special holiday…

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Stratford Library to Screen “Patriots Day” - “Monday Matinees” Series Continues July 24 with True Story

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the true-life story, “Patriots Day” on July 24. The summer series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings…

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Hudson Shakespeare to Perform Grunge “Romeo and Juliet” July 29

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford on July 29 for its new production of “Romeo and Juliet”. Performed outside in the library’s scenic amphitheatre, the…

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Stratford Library Bookfair at Barnes & Noble - July 21, 2017

The Stratford Library Children's Department will host its annual family bookfair at the Barnes & Noble in Milford on Friday, July 21 at 6 pm. Children ages 1 to 7 can enjoy “Dog Days!” and meet hero dog Drago, a certified therapy dog…

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Stratford Library to Screen “La La Land” - “Monday Matinees” Series Continues July 10 with Oscar Winner

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the Oscar winning musical, “La La Land” on July 10. The summer series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon. The film…

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An Evening With James Mapes: Master Of The Imagination - To Benefit Lyric Hall Theatre In New Haven June 23-25

James Mapes is The Imaginologist and his show, “Master of the Imagination™”, is a dazzling combination of suggestion, non-verbal communication, misdirection, intuition, psychology, storytelling and just a little dash of magic. It…

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Stratford Library - June 2017 Events and Announcements

“Monday Matinees” Sets New Schedule at Library Free Screenings of Popular Films Continues This Summer Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” film series will continue this summer twice…

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Stratford Library to Present Kenn Morr Band

The Stratford Library will present The Kenn Morr Band on Monday, June 12 at 7 pm. This is the first appearance for the band at the Library. The concert, made possible in part by the Claudia McCoach Memorial Fund, is free and open to the public. The…

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Monday Matinees” Series Continues June 12 with Sci/Fi Hit

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the science fiction hit film, “Arrival” on June 12. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film…

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Library Staffers Win CLA Public Service Award

The Stratford Library's Beth Grimes (left) and Christopher Bacchiocchi were honored recently at the Connecticut Library Association with a Public Service Award. The Excellence in Public Library Service Award honors public libraries that have…

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Stratford Library - May 2017 Events and Announcements

Show Less STRATFORD LIBRARY SEEKS BOOK DONATIONS The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale.  Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase…

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Barber Retrospective at Stratford Library

Original paintings by the late Joseph Barber will be the May/June 2017 art exhibit at the Stratford Library. It is the first appearance of Barber’s work at the library. The exhibit, entitled “Joseph Barber: A Retrospective”, is free and open…

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"Lion" Screens at Library May 8

Dev Patel plays a young man searching for his past in "Lion" to be shown at the Stratford Library as part of its "Monday Matinees" series on May 8 at noon. The critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated film, which also stars Nicole Kidman, is free…

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Clothesline Project Observed at Stratford Library

In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Center for Family Justice worked with the Stratford Library recently to host the Clothesline Project, a t-shirt display at the Library by area students and adults. The t-shirts on display bear…

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Square One Theatre's 'Becoming Dr. Ruth'

BECOMING DR. RUTH is Final Production of SQUARE ONE THEATRE’s 27th Season Anniversary Season A play about the life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer  Square One Theatre concludes its…

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Chiclettes Perform at Stratford Library Benefit April 29

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its annual major fund-raiser for the library on Saturday, April 29 beginning at 6 pm. The fourteenth annual event, entitled “Raise Your Glass, will feature the energetic girls’ group The…

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Stratford Library Plans Major Benefit - Fourteenth Annual Fundraiser, “Raise Your Glass”, Set for April 29th

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its annual major fund-raiser for the library on Saturday, April 29 beginning at 6:30 pm.  The fourteenth annual event, entitled “Raise Your Glass, will feature the energetic girls’ group The…

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“Sunday Afternoon Talks” Set for April 23rd

The Stratford Library has announced that “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm. The topic is “Leafcutter Ants: An…

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Library Sets CT Career Coach 2017

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will continue…

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Two Roads Donates to Stratford Library in April

For the fifth year in a row, the Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford will be celebrating “National Poetry Month” in April by honoring poet Robert Frost and the Stratford Library. The poet is the author of “The Road Not Taken” and the…

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Stratford Library Board Offers Scholorship

 The Stratford Library Board will award two $500.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors residing in Stratford again this year.      Students must have a current Stratford Library card, be enrolled in or been accepted to a school of…

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Library to Close For Good Friday / Easter

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford has announced its upcoming holiday schedule.  The library will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 16, 2017 for Easter.  Current library hours are:…

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Stratford Lifelong Learners Offers Lincoln Center Opera Program

The Stratford Lifelong Learners, a joint initiative of the Stratford Library and Stratford Senior Services, continue their series of special programs with Bocelli to Barton.The Lifelong Learners is a group of community individuals age 50+ who meet…

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Photography Exhibit at Stratford Library

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AT STRATFORD LIBRARYStratford’s Janice Pavlides To Display Work Through April     Photography by Stratford’s Janice Pavlides will be the March/April 2017 art exhibit at the Stratford Library.  It is the first appearance…

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Job Seekers Workshop Set By Stratford Library

 Goodwill Career Center Hosts Sessions in April-JuneThe Stratford Library, in conjunction with the Goodwill Career Center, will present three workshops for job seekers through June. Conducted by professional job counselors, the workshops are free…

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Strartford Library Seeks Book Donations for Annual Sale

The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale.  Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time.  The…

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Dying In Vein Director at Library Screening April 5

Director Jenny Mackenzie will introduce her documentary, "Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation", at the Stratford Library on Wednesday, April 5 beginning at 6:30 pm. The special free screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Mackenzie and…

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Stratford Library Hosts Passport Fair April 6 & 22

The Stratford Library and the United States Postal Service have teamed-up to offer two convenient and time-saving opportunities for residents to apply for or renew a passport. Representatives from the USPS will be on-site at the Library on Thursday,…

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“Monday Matinees” Series Continues April 10 with Hanks Film

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of Clint Eastwood’s critically acclaimed film, “Sully” on April 10. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film…

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Stratford Library to Participate in Global eBook Club

No baking class needed, just a library card. The Stratford Library announced on March 23, 2017 that it will take part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of…

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Stratford Library Seeks Book Donations For Annual Sale

The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale.  Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time.  The…

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Winners Celebrated for Black History Month Contest

The Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 11th annual "Black History Month Essay/Art Contest" celebrated its winners recently at Stratford Town Hall. Congratulations were offered by Teen Librarians Lucretia Duwel (Department Head) and…

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Winners Celebrated For Black History Month Contest - Stratford Library Hosts Annual Event with SECC

The Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 11th annual "Black History Month Essay/Art Contest" celebrated its winners recently at Stratford Town Hall. Congratulations were offered by Teen Librarians Lucretia Duwel (Department Head) and…

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Stratford Library to Participate in Global eBook Club

No baking class needed, just a library card. The Stratford Library announced today that it will take part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the…

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Library Sets 2017 Dates for CT Works Career Coach

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will continue…

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Stratford Library - December 2016 Events and Announcements

“A Connecticut Retrospective” Is Library’s Exhibit Staffer Presents Digital Photo Exhibit Through December “A Connecticut Retrospective”, a digital photo exhibit, is the art display for December at the Stratford Library. New Haven…

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“A Connecticut Retrospective” Is Library’s New Exhibit - Staffer Presents Digital Photo Exhibit Through December

“A Connecticut Retrospective”, a digital photo exhibit, is the art display for December at the Stratford Library. New Haven artist Jim Duffy, who also serves on the library staff in its Technical Services Department, will showcase his work - a…

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Star Wars Fantasy Crafts

Make your own Yoda snowflake! The Stratford Library Children's Department will hold Star Wars Fantasy Crafts on Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm. The free program where children will make three different Star Wars crafts is for ages 6-12. Interested…

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Captain America” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2016 blockbuster, “Captain America: Civil War” on December 5. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film…

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New England Guitar Society in Holiday Concert at Library

The Stratford Library will present a special holiday concert with members of the New England Guitar Society on Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm. The concert, which is made possible in part through the Claudia McCoach Memorial Fund, is free and open to the…

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“Play It Again, Square One” At Stratford Library”

The Friends of Square One Theatre, in conjunction with the Stratford Library, will begin the twelfth season of its popular three-part series, “Play It Again, Square One”, on Tuesday, November 29 beginning at noon. The drama discussion series…

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Tree Lighting Magic at the Stratford Library

Tree Lighting Magic Around the Library Magician Debbie Carroll will be in the Library sharing magic tricks and more. Then head over to Town Hall for the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.  No registration required.The Stratford Library will…

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Stratford Library Welcomes Author For Finale

Virginian Forrest Pritchard traveled to Stratford last Sunday to join the festivities at the Stratford Library where his memoir, GAINING GROUND, was the selection for the Library's town-wide "One Book, One Stratford" celebration. Pritchard talked…

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Stratford Library - November 2016 Events and Announcements

LIBRARY SETS “SUNDAY AFTERNOON TALKS” SERIES          Monthly Series Offered Through May 2017 The Stratford Library has announced the 2017 schedule for “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks…

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“Barbershop: The Next Cut” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2015 hit comedy, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” on November 14. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film…

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“One Book” Film Festival November 7-10 at The Stratford Library

The Stratford Library will offer the “One Book, One Stratford Film Festival” Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10 at noon daily. The festival, one of several special events being offered through November 13 in conjunction with the…

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"Farmers Market Confidential" at the Stratford Library

The Stratford Library will offer "Farmers Market Confidential" as part of its ongoing “One Book, One Stratford” festival on Wednesday, November 2 at 7 pm. The festival, one of several special events being offered in conjunction with the…

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Stratford Library Honors Teen Volunteers

The Stratford Library Teen Services Departments recently celebrated the volunteer efforts of over 100 local teenagers and 7 STRIVE (Stratford Transitional Resources Integrating Vocational Experience) students for providing 3367 hours of volunteer…

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“A Connecticut Retrospective” Is Library’s New Exhibit - Staffer Presents Digital Photo Exhibit Through December

“A Connecticut Retrospective”, a digital photo exhibit, is the art display for November and December at the Stratford Library. New Haven artist Jim Duffy, who also serves on the library staff in its Technical Services Department, will showcase…

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Read Around Stratford Visits ATRIA - November 1, 2016

The Stratford Library’s Read Around Stratford program will visit ATRIA assisted living on Tuesday, November 1 at 4 pm. Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to visit with ATRIA residents and share a fall activity. Read Around…

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Sponsors Step Forward To Support Library's "One Book"

Four local sponsors have been announced for the Stratford Library's "One Book, One Stratford" festival. “One Book, One Stratford”, a community-wide reading event, is currently underway at the Library. The idea of the “One Book” program is…

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Cynthia Parzych is Stratford Library Speaker - Author of Connecticut Made to Speak on October 30th

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Cynthia Parzych for a special “Meet-the-Author” program on Sunday, October 30 at 2 pm.  Parzych will discuss Connecticut Made, her new guidebook which extols the virtues…

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Stephen Calzone is Librarian for a Day

Stephen Calzone (right) was recently awarded a "Librarian for a Day" certificate from Stratford Library Director Sheri Szymanski (left). Stephen is a 4th grade student at Second Hill Lane School and was one of two winners from the Library's annual…

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Square One Friends Meeting - October 26, 2016

Friends of Square One Theatre Company, the volunteer organization of the Stratford-based theatre, will hold its first meeting of the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 pm. The meeting, which is open to both members and newcomers, will…

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Stratford Library - October 2016 Events and Announcements

“Organic Gardening” Talk at Stratford Library Naturalist John Root is Guest Speaker on October 13th The Stratford Library will host Naturalist/Educator John Root for a special program, “Organic Gardening for Everyone”, on Thursday, October…

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"Pumpkin Carving Techniques" at the Stratford Library

The Stratford Library will offer “Pumpkin Carving Techniques” led by Stratford graphic artist Joe Pedoto on Monday, October 24 at 7 pm. The program, one of several special events being offered through November 13 in conjunction with the…

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“Cloverfield Lane” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2015 horror film, “10 Cloverfield Lane” on October 17. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings are…

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“Sunday Afternoon Talks” to Return on October 16th

The Stratford Library will begin the fall season of “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, October 16 at 2 pm with WSHU Radio personality Steve…

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Hispanic Heritage Contest Celebrates Winners

The Stratford Library Teen Services Department celebrated “National Hispanic Heritage Month” recently with its annual Hispanic Heritage Essay & Art Contest. As part of its current long-range plan, the library is dedicated to hosting programs…

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Library To Open Sundays Beginning October 2

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will be open on Sundays beginning October 2, 2016. Hours on Sunday will be from 1-5 pm and will continue until May 21, 2017. Current library hours are: Monday-Thursday: 10-8 and Friday-Saturday:…

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Stratford Library Launches “One Book, One Stratford” - Community-Wide Reading of “Gaining Ground” Begins

“One Book, One Stratford”, a community-wide reading event, will be launched by the Stratford Library on Sunday, October 9 at 2 pm in the Lovell Room. The program will kick-off a variety of events planned by the library through November 13, 2016.…

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Stratford Library - September 2016 Events and Announcements

STRATFORD LIBRARY SETS 2016 BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES The Stratford Library has announced its selections for the Fall 2016 series of “Books Over Coffee”, the monthly book discussion program that has been a popular staple at the library for over 30…

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“Monday Matinees” Sets Schedule at Library - Free Monthly Screenings of Popular Films Continues Thru 2016

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library’s monthly “Monday Matinees” film series will continue through December 2016. The series offers free showings of recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. Movies are shown uncut on…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company Performs “Henry IV, Parts 1&2” on August 27th

The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will perform its final summer Shakespeare production at the Stratford Library with the historical classics, “Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2” on Saturday, August 27 at 2 pm. The company returned to…

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Paintings by Don Henault of Stratford on Display Through August

"Paintings by Don Henault”, a collection of original oil paintings by the Stratford artist, is the current art exhibit through August 2016 at the Stratford Library. It will be the fourth library showing for the artist who last exhibited in early…

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Stratford Library - August 2016 Events and Announcements

“Danish Girl” Screens at Stratford Library Oscar Winner Concludes Summer Series on August 8                      The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series concludes its summer film schedule with a screening of the…

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“Danish Girl” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series concludes its summer film schedule with a screening of the Oscar-winning “The Danish Girl” on August 8. The series has presented recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at…

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Stratford Library - July and August 2016 Events and Announcements

Library Concert to Celebrate Jazz & Blues Nina Et Cetera Band in Stratford July 29 The Stratford Library will present the Nina Et cetera Band in a special concert entitled “Jazz and Blues: The Common Ground” on Friday, July 29 at 7 pm.  The…

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Kilowatt Meter Readers Donated To Stratford Library

United Illuminated, in partnership with Live Green CT! and the Stratford Library, has donated a pair of kilowatt meter readers to the Library for patron usage. Electricity bills are rising and consumers can cut down on costs and find out what…

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Library Concert to Celebrate Jazz & Blues Nina Et Cetera Band in Stratford - July 29, 2016

The Stratford Library will present the Nina Et cetera Band in a special concert entitled “Jazz and Blues: The Common Ground” on Friday, July 29 at 7 pm.  The band wowed Stratford audiences last year with their musical tribute to Country Music…

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“Room” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues its summer film schedule with a screening of the Oscar-winning “Room” on July 25. The series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon. The film…

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John Higby, Yo-Yo Guy, at Stratford Library

World renowned yo-yo expert John Higby will perform at the Stratford Library on Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 pm for ages 5-12. Higby holds the world yo-yo champion title and has set 4 Guinness World Records for his work. Register from the events page…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform Rare Drama July 30th in Stratford

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey continues its eleventh annual season of classic productions in Stratford with “Edward III” on Saturday, July 30 at 2 pm. Performed outside in…

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Stratford Library - June 2016 Events and Announcements

OILS HIGHLIGHT LIBRARY ART EXHIBIT Paintings by Don Henault of Stratford on Display Through August "Paintings by Don Henault”, a collection of original oil paintings by the Stratford artist, is the current art exhibit through August 2016 at the…

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Stratford Library Tech Fair at Barnes & Noble - July 16, 2016

The Stratford Library will hold a Tech Fair at Barnes & Noble of Milford (1375 Boston Post Road) on Saturday, July 16 from 6-8 pm with a percentage of purchases benefiting the Library’s summer reading program. Tech Fair activities include…

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“Steve Jobs” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues its summer film schedule with a screening of the Oscar-nominated “Steve Jobs” on July 11. The series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon. The…

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Paintings by Don Henault of Stratford on Display Through August

Paintings by Don Henault of Stratford on Display Through August "Paintings by Don Henault”, a collection of original oil paintings by the Stratford artist, is the current art exhibit through August 2016 at the Stratford Library. It will be the…

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“Spotlight” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues its summer film schedule with a screening of the Oscar-winning “Spotlight” on June 27. The series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon. The…

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Diorio Appointed Library’s Assistant Director

The Stratford Library has announced that Geri Diorio is its new Assistant Director.  Diorio, a resident of Stratford, fills the previous position held by Sheri Szymanski who was appointed the Library’s new director last February. Since 2003 Geri…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company Returns to Stratford

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford for its eleventh annual season of classic productions. Performed outside in the library’s scenic amphitheatre, the three…

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“Bridge of Spies” Screens at Stratford Library - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg Film Set for June 13

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series concludes its spring film schedule with a screening of the Oscar-winning “Bridge of Spies” on June 13. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The…

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Stratford Library - May and June 2016 Events and Announcements

Stratford Library’s Annual Book Sale JUNE 2-5 Board Fund-Raiser Begins June 2nd with “Preview Night” The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5,…

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Final Call For Library Book Donations! Stratford Library Seeks Book Donations For Annual Sale

The Stratford Library is making its final push for donations for its annual June book sale. Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time.…

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Stratford Library Benefit Proves Big Hit

“Let the Good Times Roll” Attracts Supporters The Stratford Library Board of Trustees’ thirteenth annual benefit, “Let the Good Times Roll" was a gala evening of musical excellence, fine hors d’ouevres and beverages, dinner and delectable…

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Stratford Library Benefit Proves Big Hit - “Let the Good Times Roll” Attracts Supporters

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees’ thirteenth annual benefit, “Let the Good Times Roll" was a gala evening of musical excellence, fine hors d’ouevres and beverages, dinner and delectable desserts. Under the sponsorship of People's United…

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“The Martian” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues its spring film schedule with a screening of the Oscar-nominated “The Martian” on May 9. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film…

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Poetry Readings at Stratford Library May 1 - “Not Yet Dead Poets Society” Members to Read Original Works

The Stratford Library has rescheduled its “Not Yet Dead Poets Society” for a special program of original writings, to Sunday, May 1 at 3 pm.  The program, originally slated in April, is free and open to the public. The senior members of the…

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Library Features Abstract Exhibition - Stratford Artist Benjamin Casiano Highlighted through June

"From Artist to Designer & Back Again” is the May/June art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original works by Stratford artist Benjamin Casiano, who is making his third appearance at the library, will continue through June 2016. The exhibit…

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Stratford Library - April 2016 Events and Announcements

Poetry Readings at Stratford Library May 1                        The Stratford Library has rescheduled its “Not Yet Dead Poets Society” for a special program of original writings, to Sunday, May 1 at 3 pm.  The program,…

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Read Around Stratford Congratulates Participants

The Stratford Library recognized members of their Read Around Stratford club recently. The club, sponsored by the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund, read a total of 104,731 pages this year. Participants included (l-r): Addison Barber, Riley Cook-Jimenez,…

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Stratford Library - March 2016 Events and Announcements

Almost Famous Women” Is Library Book Topic Story Collection to be Discussed March 30th The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2016 winter/spring series with a discussion of Megan Mayhew Bergman’s collection of short…

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“The Intern” Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues its winter/spring film schedule with a screening of the light comedy, “The Intern” on April 11. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The…

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Stratford Library Plans Major Benefit - “Let the Good Times Roll”, Set for April 16th

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its annual major fund-raiser for the library on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 6:30 pm.  The thirteenth annual event, entitled “Let the Good Times Roll”, will feature New York City’s East…

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Stratford Library To Host “Great Movies You Missed” - Overlooked Films, Oscar Winners Subject Of Series April 4-8, 2016

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT will present its tenth annual film festival of little-seen movies, “Great Movies You Missed”, beginning Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8, 2016.  The program is a continuation of…

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Winners Celebrated For Black History Month Contest

Stratford Library Hosts Annual Event with South End Community CenterThe Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 10th annual "Black History Month Essay/Art Contest" celebrated its winners recently. Congratulations were offered by Teen…

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Winner Celebrated For Black History Month Contest

The Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 10th annual "Black History Month Essay/Art Contest" celebrated its winners recently. Congratulations were offered by Teen Librarians Lucretia Duwel (Department Head) and Diane Stackpole with…

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“Black Mass” at Stratford Library Screening

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues its winter/spring film schedule with a screening of the true crime drama, “Black Mass” on March 14. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon.…

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Knopf's "Stratford Collection" on Display at the Stratford Library

Stratford artist Michael Knopf will be the artist for the months of March and April at the Stratford Library. The Stratford native will present a series of original acrylics on canvas entitled "The Stratford Collection", a tribute to his home town…

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“Giving Day” At Stratford Library scheduled on March 10th

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street will be participating in Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Giving Day on Thursday, March 10.  This is a 24-hour online event to “Give Where You Live” and support the work of local non-profits like…

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Library Director Honored by Mayor Harkins

Retiring Stratford Library Director Barbara Blosveren (right) was honored by Mayor John Harkins in a public reception last week with a special Town Proclamation extolling her many contributions to the Stratford agency.  Blosveren worked at the…

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Library Director Honored by Mayor Harkins

Retiring Stratford Library Director Barbara Blosveren (right) was honored by Mayor John Harkins in a public reception last week with a special Town Proclamation extolling her many contributions to the Stratford agency. Blosveren worked at the…

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Szymanski Appointed Director of Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s Sheri Szymanski has recently been appointed its new Director. Szymanski has replaced former Director Barbara Blosveren who retired this month after nine years in the position. Szymanski had been the Assistant Director in…

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Young Authors Honored at Library

Illustrated Book Workshop at the Stratford Library    The Stratford Library congratulates young authors (l-r) Kyle Cardinelli, Eva Holleran, Brianna Jean Baptiste, Sofia Calzone, Ana Aguirre, Stephen Calzone, Isabella Zukowski, Addison Barber,…

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Szymanski Appointed Director Of Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s Sheri Szymanski has recently been appointed its new Director. Szymanski has replaced former Director Barbara Blosveren who retired this month after nine years in the position. Szymanski had been the Assistant Director in…

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Stratford Library - February 2016 Events and Announcements

ORIGINAL POETRY & PROSE AT LIBRARY FEBRUARY 21 Fairfield University MFA Candidates & Alumni on Site Fairfield University MFA Candidates and Alumni will read from their original works for “An Afternoon of Poetry and Prose” at the…

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“Love Between the Covers” Scheduled at Library - Romance Fiction Do cumentary Screened on February 27th, 2016

The Stratford Library will be hosting a one-time screening of the film “Love Between the Covers” on Saturday, February 27 at 10 am. The special screening of Emmy Award-Winner Laurie Kahn’s documentary film about the global community of romance…

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Stratford Library News: Blosveren To Retire As Library Director

Stratford Library Director Barbara Blosveren will retire in February. She has been at the Library for 33 years the last nine as its director. Prior to that role she was Assistant Director, Senior Manager for Personnel and Youth Services and Young…

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Cake Pan Collection Available At Library

The Stratford Library is now offering local bakers the opportunity to borrow molds from their new and unique cake pan collection. A variety of fanciful molds and shapes featuring iconic characters and familiar designs are now available for free loan…

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Blosveren To Retire As Library Director

Stratford Library Director Barbara Blosveren will retire in February. She has been at the Library for 33 years the last nine as its director. Prior to that role she was Assistant Director, Senior Manager for Personnel and Youth Services and Young…

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Stratford Library - January and February 2016 Events and Announcements

KLINE NOVEL NEXT FOR LIBRARY BOOK TALK  “Orphan Train” Is Topic on January 27th  The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program begins its 2016 winter/spring series with a discussion of Christina Baker Kline’s bestselling novel,…

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Author Susan Brinchman & Andy Kosch Guests on February 7th

The Stratford Library continues “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, February 7th at 2 pm with author Susan Brinchman and Educator Andy Kosch.…

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“Trainwreck” at Stratford Library Screening

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues its winter/spring film schedule with a screening of Amy Schumer’s blockbuster comedy, “Trainwreck” on February 8. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday…

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Randall Horton is Stratford Library Guest Speaker - Author of “Hook: A Memoir” to Speak on February 1

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Randall Horton for a special “Meet-the-Author” program on Monday, February 1 at 7 pm. Horton will discuss his new memoir, Hook. The program, held in conjunction with “Black…

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Panda House Donates To Library Teens

 A donation of $600 was given recently to the Teen Services Department of the Stratford Library compliments of the Panda House Restaurant and its owner, Jack Yi.  The restaurant has been a prime supporter of the Library teens since 1997.  Teen…

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“Monday Matinees” Set for 2016 at Stratford Library

“Monday Matinees” Sets Schedule at Library - Free Monthly Screenings of Popular Films Continues Thru 2016 Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library’s monthly “Monday Matinees” film series will continue through June 2016. The series…

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Stratford Library - December 2015 and January 2016 Events and Announcements

“Monday Matinees” Sets Schedule at Library Free Monthly Screenings of Popular Films Continues Thru 2016 Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library’s monthly “Monday Matinees” film series will continue through June 2016.  The series…

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Holiday Bluegrass Concert scheduled December 13, 2015

The Stratford Library will present a special holiday concert with a bluegrass flavor on Sunday, December 13 at 2 pm. The concert, sponsored by the Claudia McCoach Memorial Fund, is free and open to the public. Five in the Chamber is a New…

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Stratford Library - November 2015 Events and Announcements

HOLIDAY FAMILY SHOW SET FOR LIBRARY ON DECEMBER 1     Family Program Precedes Town’s Annual Tree Lighting Festival The Stratford Library will kick-off Stratford’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with a special holiday program for…

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Library To Close For Thanksgiving

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will close on Wednesday, November 26 at 5 pm and all day on Thursday, November 26 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The library will reopen on Friday, November 27 at…

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Library Sets 2016 Dates For Ctworks Career Coach

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will continue…

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Dylan Thomas Classic Is Holiday Event on December 6, 2015

The Stratford Library will present a special holiday program of the Dylan Thomas classic “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” on Sunday, December 6 at 2 pm.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of Square One Theatre who will also provide light…

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Family Program Precedes Town’s Annual Tree Lighting Festival

The Stratford Library will kick-off Stratford’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with a special holiday program for families on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 pm. “Santa’s Opening Act”, with songwriter/performer Les Julian, will precede the…

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Soto Literacy Launch at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library, in partnership with the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund and the Stratford Board of Education, launched “Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy” at the Stratford Library recently. The new collaboration was in honor of Soto, a Stratford…

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Stratford Library Honors Teen Volunteers

The Stratford Library Teen Services Departments recently celebrated the volunteer efforts of over 100 local teenagers and 16 STRIVE (Stratford Transitional Resources Integrating Vocational Experience) students for providing over 4400 hours of…

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Library Teens Celebrate 'Hispanic Heritage' Winners Selected in Essay & Art Contest

Stratford, CT -- The Stratford Library Teen Department celebrated “National Hispanic Heritage Month” recently with its annual Hispanic Heritage Essay & Art Contest. As part of its current long-range plan, the library is dedicated to hosting…

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Stratford Library - October 2015 Events and Announcements

Peabody Exhibit Highlighted at Library November 1 “Sunday Afternoon Talks” Offers “Samurai and the Culture of Peace”       The Stratford Library continues “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining…

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Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Contest Winners

The Stratford Library Teen Department celebrated “National Hispanic Heritage Month” recently with its annual Hispanic Heritage Essay & Art Contest. As part of its current long-range plan, the library is dedicated to hosting programs that…

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“Woman in Gold” at Stratford Library Screening on November 9, 2015

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” program continues its fall film series with a screening of the recent Helen Mirren film, “Woman in Gold” on November 9. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at…

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Stratford Library To Host Vicki Soto Project

The Stratford Library, in partnership with the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund and the Stratford Board of Education, will help launch “Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Project” at the Library on Tuesday, November 3. The new collaboration is in honor of…

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New Logo Brand for Library Launched

The Stratford Library unveiled its new logo and brand in a special ceremony recently.   Library Assistant Director Sheri Szymanski explained that a decision to upgrade the agency's brand came about last year after several public focus groups were…

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Stratford Library Unveils New Logo

The Stratford Library unveiled its new logo and brand in a special ceremony recently. Library Assistant Director Sheri Szymanski explained that a decision to upgrade the agency's brand came about last year after several public focus groups were held…

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“Babadook” at Stratford Library Screening

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” program continues its fall film series with a screening of the critically acclaimed new thriller, “The Babadook”. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The…

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Square One Friends Meet October 26, 2015

Friends of Square One Theatre Company, the volunteer organization of the Stratford-based theatre, will hold its first meeting of the 2015-16 season on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 pm. The meeting, which is open to both members and newcomers, will…

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Stratford Library - September and October 2015 Events and Announcements

STRATFORD LIBRARY TO HOLD “NAME THE GALA” CONTEST!  The Stratford Library Board of Trustees has announced a “Name the Gala” contest in conjunction with its annual spring fundraiser. The library’s major benefit has been identified as…

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“Love Songs of World War II” at the Library on October 11, 2015 - 70th Anniversary of WW II Commemorated

The Stratford Library will present Professor/Singer Diane Cypkin in a special commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the End of the second World War with “While You’re Away: The Love Songs of World War II” on Sunday, October 11 at 2 pm. …

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Library To Open Sundays Beginning October 4, 2015

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will be open on Sundays beginning October 4, 2015.  Hours on Sunday will be from 1-5 pm and will continue until Memorial Day. For opening day a “Library Launch” of its new brand (logo) will…

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Stratford Library To Hold 'Name The Gala' Contest!

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees has announced a “Name the Gala” contest in conjunction with its annual spring fundraiser. The library’s major benefit has been identified as “Broadway Comes to Stratford” for several years with…

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Library Children’s Department Changes Hours

Service to be Limited During ConstructionThe Stratford Library Children’s Department has announced that it will curtail service hours in the department beginning in September due to improvements being done to the heating, lighting and air duct…

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Stratford Library - September 2015 Events and Announcements

  Stratford Library To Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event Free Digital Titles with Just a Library Card and an Internet-Connected Computer or Device The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the…

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Digital Bookmobile at Stratford Library September 19, 2015

Free Digital Titles with just a Library Card and an Internet-Connected Computer or Device The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (http://www.digitalbookmobile.com/)) will showcase the digital content services available at the Stratford Library, 2203…

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Teens Celebrate Summer Reading Program at Library

Over 70 teens and adults attended the Grand Finale of the “Get Connected Summer Reading Program” at the Stratford Library recently. A total of 168 participants read 466 titles making them eligible for a variety of gift basket prizes at…

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Teens Celebrate Summer Reading Program at Library

Over 70 teens and adults attended the Grand Finale of the “Get Connected Summer Reading Program” at the Stratford Library recently. A total of 168 participants read 466 titles making them eligible for a variety of gift basket prizes at…

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Stratford Library Sets Fall 2015 Film Series

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library’s monthly “Monday Matinees” film series will continue through December 2015. The series offers free showings of recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. Movies are shown uncut on…

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Library Children's Department Changes Hours Service to be Limited During Construction

The Stratford Library Children’s Department has announced that it will curtail service hours in the department beginning in September due to improvements being done to the heating, lighting and air duct systems. The Library will be phasing in…

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Library Children’s Department Changes Hours - Service To Be Limited During Construction

The Stratford Library Children’s Department has announced that it will curtail service hours in the department beginning in September due to improvements being done to the heating, lighting and air duct systems. The Library will be phasing in…

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Square One Theatre Company to host Open Auditions on September 8, 2015

The Square One Theatre Company will hold open auditions for its 26th Anniversary 2015-16 season on Tuesday, September 8 at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT. Auditions will be held in the Lovell Room of the library from 6-8…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company Performs “Two Gentlemen” on August 22nd

Date: August 22, 2015 Time: 2:00pm Venue: Stratford Library 2203 Main Street Stratford, CT 06615 The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will perform its final summer Shakespeare production at the Stratford Library with the classic romance,…

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Stratford Library - August 2015 Events and Announcements

“256 SHADES OF GRAY” IS LIBRARY’S NEW EXHIBIT Staffer Presents Digital Photo Exhibit Through August “256 Shades of Gray”, a digital photo exhibit, is the art display for August at the Stratford Library. New Haven artist Jim Duffy, who…

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Into the Woods” at Stratford Library Screening - “Monday Matinees” Series Concludes on August 10

Date: August 10, 2015 Time: 12:00pm Venue: Stratford Library 2203 Main Street Stratford, CT 06615 The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series concludes its summer film series with a screening of the 2014 musical, “Into the Woods” on…

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"256 Shades of Gray" Exhibit at Library for August

Staffer Presents Digital Photo Exhibit Through August  “256 Shades of Gray”, a digital photo exhibit, is the art display for August at the Stratford Library. New Haven artist Jim Duffy, who also serves on the library staff in its Technical…

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256 Shades of Gray Exhibit at Library for August

“256 Shades of Gray”, a digital photo exhibit, is the art display for August at the Stratford Library. New Haven artist Jim Duffy, who also serves on the library staff in its Technical Services Department, will showcase his work – a series of…

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Stratford Library - July 2015 Events and Announcements

“256 Shades of Gray” is Library’s New Exhibit Staffer Presents Digital Photo Exhibit Through August  “256 Shades of Gray”, a digital photo exhibit, is the art display for August at the Stratford Library. New Haven artist Jim Duffy, who…

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“Birdman” Soars at Stratford Library Screening

Date: July 27, 2015 Time: 12:00pm Venue: Stratford Library 2203 Main Street Stratford, CT 06615 The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2015 “Best Picture” Oscar winner, “Birdman” on…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company Performs “Arden of Faversham” on July 25

The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns for the second of three productions as part of the 10th annual Shakespeare at Stratford Library program on *Saturday, July 25 at 2 pm*with a “lost” Shakespeare play, “The Murder of Thomas Arden of…

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Teen Music, Art, Poetry Attract Over 100 to Annual Event

The Stratford Library Teen Services Department’s sixth “Rising Stars @ Stratford Library” was a big success according to organizers. The program was made possible by a M.O.N.E.Y (Mobilizing Our Neighbors and Engaging Youth) grant from…

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Rising Stars Shine at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library Teen Services Department’s sixth “Rising Stars @ Stratford Library” was a big success according to organizers. The program was made possible by a M.O.N.E.Y (Mobilizing Our Neighbors and Engaging Youth) grant from…

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Library Concert to Feature Frank Porto Band Great American Songbook Celebrated on July 20

Date: July 20, 2015 Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm Venue: Stratford Library 2203 Main Street Stratford, CT 06615 The Stratford Library will present the Frank Porto Band in a special concert celebrating the Great American Songbook. Sponsored by the Claudia…

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Poetry Performance at Stratford Library - Former Fairfielder Robert González Set for Reading July 7

“Rhapsody in Verse: The Voice of Great Poets on Time, Nature and Love” will be performed by former Fairfield resident Robert González at the Stratford Library on Monday, July 7 at 12 noon.  The special performance marks Gonzalez’s first…

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Stratford Library - June 2015 Events and Announcements

SHAKESPEARE TROUPE RETURNS TO STRATFORD LIBRARY Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform Three Plays Beginning June 27th   The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford…

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Barron Photography is Library Exhibit for June

The Beauty Around Us”, a collection of original photography by Stratford artist Kathleen Barron, is the current art exhibit through June 2015 at the Stratford Library. The showing is free and open to the public and one of many art exhibits offered…

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Woody Allen Comedy to Screen at Library “Monday Matinees” Series Continues on June 15

Venue: Stratford Library 2203 Main Street Stratford, CT 06615 The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “Magic in the Moonlight” on June 15. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday…

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Annual RisingStars for Teens at Library June 13

The Stratford Library’s Teen Services Department will hold its semi-annual */“Rising Stars @ SLA” program on Saturday, June 13 from 1-5 pm in the Lovell Room. A town-wide creative arts performance event geared to all Stratford teens, the…

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Stratford Library - May 2015 Events and Announcements

   BRIERLEY MEMOIR NEXT FOR LIBRARY BOOK TALK “A Long Way Home” Is Topic on May 27th The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2015 winter/spring series with a discussion of Saroo Brierley’s moving memoir, A Long…

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“Sunday Afternoon Talks” Series Offers “The Beatles: Band of the Sixties”

Date: May 17, 2015 Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm Venue: Stratford Library 2203 Main Street Stratford, CT 06615 The Stratford Library continues “Sunday Afternoon Talks,” its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent…

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Stratford Library - April Events and Announcements

“Tough to Toss” Talk Set for Stratford Library       FOCUS Will Host Program on April 30th        “Tough to Toss: Overcoming the Hurdles to Clearing the Clutter”, an invaluable introduction to home organization, will be held at the…

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The Stratford Library’s Monday Matinees - Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” on May 11. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings are free and…

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Pieper Fund Sponsors Kids Events at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library Children’s Department has recently offered a series of special events and projects specifically sponsored by the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. Carol Pieper was a former librarian and Stamford resident who died in 2003. She…

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Stratford Library Seeks Book Donations For Annual Sale

The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale.  Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time.  The…

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Twelfth Annual Fundraiser, “Midnight Train to Stratford”, Set for April 25th

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its annual major fund-raiser for the library on Saturday, April 25 beginning at 6:30 pm. The twelfth annual event, entitled “Midnight Train To Stratford”, will feature New York City’s…

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Art Exhibit: Paintings By Wallace Sloves

"Paintings by Wallace Sloves”/*, a collection of original oil and watercolor paintings by the Stratford artist, is the current art exhibit through April 2015 at the Stratford Library. The showing is free and open to the public and one of many…

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Stratford Library - March Events and Announcements

“Play It Again, Square One” At Stratford Library                                      Series Revisits Theatre’s “Good People” on March 24                                 The Friends of Square One Theatre…

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Overlooked Films, Oscar Winner Subject of Series

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT will present its ninth annual film festival of little-seen movies, “Great Movies You Missed”, beginning Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10, 2015. The program is a continuation of…

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Great Movies You Missed 2015

Great Movies You Missed will highlight six critically acclaimed films from last year that – for whatever reason – did not reach a wide audience during their general release.  One film slated to be shown, “Ida”, was the 2014 Oscar winner as…

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'Virtual' Service to Assist Businesses/Entrepreneurs at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library announces that they are one of 27 Connecticut libraries selected to serve as a Virtual Small Business Development Center. Connecticut public libraries play a vital role in helping businesses and entrepreneurs access information…

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Concert: Maybelle Carter American Musical Legend

The Stratford Library will present the Nina Et cetera Band in a special concert celebrating the life and times of *“Maybelle Carter, American Musical Legend”* on Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm. A special event for “Women’s History Month”, the…

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Stratford Library Announces Name the Gala Winner

The Stratford Library has announced the winner of its "Name the Gala" contest. The Library holds an annual fundraiser and this year asked the public's help to name the Motown party-themed evening set for Saturday, April 25 at the Oronoque Country…

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USS Quincy Subject of Stratford Library Program

The Stratford Library continues “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, March 8th at 2 pm with Bob Begin who will discuss “The Loss of the USS…

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Stratford Library - February Events and Announcements

“22 Jump Street” Screens at Stratford Library              “Monday Matinees” Series Continues on March 9               The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “22 Jump Street” on…

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22 Jump Street Screens at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “22 Jump Street” on March 9.  The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon.  The film showings are free and open to the…

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Winners Celebrated For Black History Month Contest

Stratford Library Hosts Annual Event with South End Community Center The Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 9th annual "Black History Month Essay/Art Contest" celebrated its winners recently. Congratulations were offered by Teen…

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Stratford Library Hosts Annual Event with South End Community Center

The Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 9^th annual "Black History Month Essay/Art Contest" celebrated its winners recently. Congratulations were offered by Teen Librarian Lucretia Duwel and South End Coordinators Ty Sims and…

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Movie - The Equalizer

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “The Equalizer” on February 9.  The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon.  The film showings are free and open to the…

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Stratford Library - January and February Events and Announcements

  Malta Justice Initiative Discussed at Stratford Library        Guest Speaker John Santa to Host Program on February 1st The Stratford Library continues “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining…

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Fairy Party for Kids

The Stratford Library will hold a Fairy Magic Party on Saturday, January 17 at 2:30 pm for children ages 4 to 12. Fairy Magic is a popular book series by author Daisy Meadows. Children are encouraged to dress up as one of the book fairies. To…

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Home Buyer’s & Seller’s Seminar

The Stratford Library will offer a free homebuyer’s and seller’s seminar on Tuesday, January 13 starting at 6:30 pm. The program is free and open to the public. “Winter 2015 Homebuyer’s & Seller’s Seminar” will provide attendees…

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“Monday Matinees” Sets Schedule at Library

Free Monthly Screenings of Popular Films Continues Thru Spring 2015  Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library’s monthly “Monday Matinees” film series will continue through Spring 2015.  The series offers free showings of recent, popular…

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Stratford Library - December Events and Announcements

Stratford Library Benefit “Stratford Characters” December 18th The Stratford Library, in conjunction with the Square One Theatre Company, will hold a special benefit for the Library on Thursday, December 18 at 7 pm at the theatre.  A benefit…

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Survivor's Swing Band

The Stratford Library will present the Survivors Swing Band, a seven-piece group of “seasoned” jazz musicians, on Sunday, December 14 at 2 pm. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the Vin Corda and…

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Stratford Library - December Events and Announcements

 Stratford Library Offers Hoopla for Free Movies, TV Shows  The Stratford Library has announced public availability of thousands of movies and television shows, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla…

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Monday Matinee - Jersey Boys

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “Jersey Boys” on December 8. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings are free and open to the…

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Stratford Library Honors Teen Volunteers

The Stratford Library Teen Services Departments recently celebrated the volunteer efforts of nearly 100 local teenagers for providing over 4200 hours of volunteer service over the past year to the to the Library’s Teen, Adult and Children’s…

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Connecticut Yuletide Carolers

The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will perform at the Stratford Library on Sunday, December 7 at 2 pm in the Library Lovell Room. The traditionally garbed Victorian Carolers will bring the bright sounds of the holiday season to this special Library…

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Library To Close For Thanksgiving

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will close on Wednesday, November 26 at 5 pm and all day on Thursday, November 27 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will reopen on Friday, November 28 at 10 am. Current…

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New Display Case Unveiled At Stratford Library

A handsome new glass and wood display case is now on display at the Stratford Library. The case, a gift from the Mayor’s Office of the Town of Stratford, is located in the main lobby of the Library and will now allow the agency to display…

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Stratford Library - November Events and Announcements

STEPHEN KING SUBJECT OF LIBRARY PROGRAM Stephen Spignesi To Speak on November 15 The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Stephen Spignesi for an illustrated    “Meet-the-Author” program about novelist Stephen…

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Square One Theatre Highlighted In Library Exhibit

Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated During Month of November "Square One Theatre at 25!” is the November art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original poster designs and production photos from the Stratford theatre’s 25 year history will be…

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Stratford Vets Host Library Children

The Stratford Library Children’s Department and the Raymond T. Goldbach VFW Post #9460 will host a special tour of the Veterans’ Memorial site on Stratford’s Academy Hill on Tuesday, November 4 (Election Day) at 3 pm. Children ages 6 to 12 and…

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"Square One Theatre at 25!” - Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated During Month of November

"Square One Theatre at 25!” is the November art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original poster designs and production photos from the Stratford theatre’s 25 year history will be on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open…

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Stratford Veterans to host Library Children

The Stratford Library Children’s Department and the Raymond T. Goldbach VFW Post #9460 will host a special tour of the Veterans’ Memorial site on Stratford’s Academy Hill on Tuesday, November 4 (Election Day) at 3 pm. Children ages 6 to…

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“College Admissions” - Advice Offered for Students/Parents in Stratford on October 28

Teens and parents are invited to an informative and valuable presentation entitled “College Admissions: Explained” at the Stratford Library on Tuesday, October 28th from 6-8 pm. The special program, hosted by the Stratford Library Teen…

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Joe Petreycik To Speak about Healthy Hearts on October 26

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Joe Petreycik for a health-related “Meet-the-Author” program on Sunday, October 26 at 2 pm. The author will discuss his new book, “Pump It Up! Exercising Your Heart to…

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Friends of Square One Theatre

Friends of Square One Theatre Company, the volunteer organization of the Stratford-based theatre, will hold its first meeting of the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm. The meeting, which is open to both members and newcomers, will…

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Hispanic Heritage Celebrated at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library Teen Department hosted its annual /Hispanic Heritage Essay and Art Contest Celebration/ recently awarded winners from a total of 236 submissions from students in grades 6-8 in Stratford public and private schools. Winning…

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“Gargoyles” Author at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Mathew M. Duman for a special Halloween “Meet-the-Author” program on Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm. The author will discuss his book, “An Education in the Grotesque: The…

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Concert - Tom Callinan

The Stratford Library will host Connecticut’s first State Troubadour, Tom Callinan, in a special concert of songs, stories and tunes from Connecticut’s past and present on Sunday, October 12 at 2 pm. The special event is held in conjunction…

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Stratford Library Exhibits 'Harper’s Ladies'

Original Craft from Stratford Actor Is October Art Display"The Harper’s Ladies and Friends” is the October art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original papier toile creations from professional actor Ted van Griethuysen of Stratford will be on…

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Stratford Library Exhibits “Harper’s Ladies”

"The Harper’s Ladies and Friends” is the October art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original papier toile creations from professional actor Ted van Griethuysen of Stratford will be on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and…

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Stratford Library Exhibits Stained Glass

Original Crafts from Stratford Continuing Education During September"Stratford Continuing Education Stained Glass Class” is the September art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original stained glass creations from the students of instructor Joni…

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Stratford Library Sets 2014 Book & Play Discussion Series - Bestsellers, Classic Drama Comprise Selections

The Stratford Library has announced its selections for the Fall 2014 series of “Books Over Coffee” and “Script Talk!”, the monthly book and play discussion programs that have been a popular staple at the library for over 28 years.  As part…

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Stratford Library Sets 2014 Book & Play Discussion Series

Bestsellers, Classic Drama Comprise Selections The Stratford Library has announced its selections for the Fall 2014 series of “Books Over Coffee” and “Script Talk!”, the monthly book and play discussion programs that have been a popular…

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Square One Auditions at Stratford Library

The Square One Theatre Company will hold open auditions for its gala 25th Anniversary 2014-2015 season on Thursday, September 4 at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT. Auditions will be held in the Board Room located in the…

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Stratford Library Offers "Passport to CT Libraries"

The Stratford Library will offer its patrons a gift card for visiting other Connecticut libraries! Based on the Wine Trail Passport Program, the Connecticut Library Association is instituting a statewide Library Passport program during Library…

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Library Unveils New Reading Area for Patrons

Stratford Library director (center with scissors) unveiled a new reading area for patrons recently. The area, located in the Adult Services Department on the Library's main level, was made possible by relocating several book cases so that the open,…

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Library to Close For Labor Day Weekend

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford will be closed on Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1, 2014 in observation of the Labor Day holiday weekend.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  Current library…

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“Pericles"

The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will perform its final summer Shakespeare production at the Stratford Library with the classic romance, “Pericles: Prince of Tyre” on Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm. The company returned to Stratford…

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"Nebraska"

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 Oscar nominee, “Nebraska” on August 11. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings are free…

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Exhibit - Fabric Art

"Fabric Art” is the August art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original handmade quilts and quilted pieces by Stratford resident Marilyn Cocking will be on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Marilyn…

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“Cymbeline”

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, will present the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey for its ninth annual season of classic productions in Stratford with their “Cymbeline” on Saturday, July 26 at 2 pm. Performed outside in the…

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American Hustle

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 Oscar nominee, “American Hustle” on July 28. The series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon from June-August.…

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Monday Matinee - 'Gravity'

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 “Best Director” Oscar winner, */“Gravity” /*on July 14. The series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon…

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“Publishing 101”

The Stratford Library Reference Department will present *“Publishing 101”*, a how-to for potential authors on Wednesday, July 16 from 6:30-8 pm. The program, hosted by Editorial Director *Deb Werksman*, is free and open to the public. The…

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Stratford Library Upcoming Events - June and July 2014

Oscar Winner Screens at Stratford Library “Monday Matinees” Series Continues Through August   The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 “Best Picture” Oscar winner, “12 Years a Slave”…

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Exhibit - Photography by Donna

"Photography by Donna” is the July art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original photography by Stratford native Donna Rae Henault Caporaso will on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Caporaso is a…

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Square One Announces Nominations For Awards - “Olive” Leads With Six Nominations

Stratford’s Square One Theatre Company has announced the Subscriber Award nominees from their twenty-fourth anniversary season.  The company recently completed its 2013-2014 season with Charles Busch’s New York comedy, OLIVE AND THE BITTER…

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“Monday Matinees” Series Continues Through August

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 “Best Picture” Oscar winner, “12 Years a Slave” on June 30. The series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon…

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Stratford Library Upcoming Events - June and July 2014

Stratford Library’s Digital Collection Available 24/7 The Stratford Library is happy to offer best-selling and classic eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to its patrons available 24/7 from the Library’s digital collection,…

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Stratford Library’s Digital Collection Available 24/7

The Stratford Library is happy to offer best-selling and classic eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to its patrons available 24/7 from the Library’s digital collection, [http:// tratford.lib.overdrive.com]. In addition to titles that are…

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Library Sets 2014 Dates For CTWorks Career Coach

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will continue…

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Kids Author Christine Pakkala at Library June 25

Author Christine Pakkala will visit the Stratford Library on Wednesday, June 25 at 3:30 pm to talk to children ages 5 to 10. Youngsters will have the opportunity to hear about Pakkala’s books, “Going Green” and “Jasmine and Maddie”, and…

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Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform Three Plays Beginning June 28th - “Twelfth Night”

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, announces that the Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to Stratford for its ninth annual season of classic productions. Performed outside in the library’s scenic amphitheatre, the three…

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Stratford Library Holds Annual Book Sale

The Stratford Library will hold its annual book sale.  The sale, which is a major fund-raiser for the library, is being organized this year by the SLA Board of Trustees under Co-chairmen Karla Glad and Shelley Hall of Stratford.  Browsers at this…

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Conversational Reading Storytime

The Stratford Library Children’s Department will offer a special “conversational” storytime for Stratford children ages 3 and up on Tuesday, June 24 at 2 pm.  Courtesy of a grant from Andrew Eder and the Connecticut State Library, Storytime…

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Stratford Library Upcoming Events - June 2014

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8, 2014.  The sale, which is a major fund-raiser for the library, is being organized this year by the SLA Board…

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Stratford Library Upcoming Events - May and June 2014

Stratford Library Holds Annual Book Sale June 5-8 Board Fund-Raiser Begins June 5th with “Preview Night”   The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June…

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Stratford Library Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading at the Stratford Library begins June 2 for children ages 0 to 12. The 2014 theme is “Explore the Universe from A to Z.” The program encourages children to read books, receive prizes and enjoy special Library programs. For…

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Exhibit - Mike Valentine’s Fine Art

"Mike Valentine’s Fine Art” is the June art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original acrylics and watercolor paintings by the Stratford artist will on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A full-time…

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Stratford Library's Caitlin Augusta Honored

Stratford Library Children's Librarian Caitlin Augusta was honored recently at the Connecticut Library Association Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, held this year at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, Connecticut. Augusta was selected to receive…

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Stratford Library Seeks Book Donations For Annual Sale

The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale.  Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time. The…

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Two Roads Brewery Donates to Stratford Library

For the second year in a row, the Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford celebrated “National Poetry Month” in April by honoring poet Robert Frost and the Stratford Library.  The poet is the author of “The Road Not Taken” and the…

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“An Evening of Poetry, Prose & Music”

Fairfield University MFA Candidates and Alumni will read from their original works for *“An Evening of Poetry and Prose”* at the Stratford Library on *Monday, May 19 at 7 pm*. The program is free and open to the public. Faculty mentoring by…

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Stratford Library Upcoming Events - May 2014

“Toxic Chemical Trespass” Talk at Library  Health Concerns Addressed in May 13 Program          The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will offer a special program about the implications of various types of toxic…

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Stratford Library Upcoming Events

“Nine Inches” Is Next Book Talk at Stratford Library  Short Story Collection Discussed on April 30th    The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2014 winter/spring series with a discussion of Tom Perrotta’s new…

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"Enough Said" Screens at Library May 12

The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “Enough Said” on May 12. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon from September-June.  The film showings are free and…

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Stratford Library Seeks Book Donations For Annual Sale

 The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale. Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time. The…

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Library Sets 2014 Dates For 'CTworks Career Coach'

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will continue…

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“Meet-the-Author” - James B. Conroy

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host former Stratford resident James B. Conroy for a special */“Meet-the-Author”/* program on *Tuesday, May 6 at 7 pm*. The author will discuss his recently released book, “Our One…

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Stratford Library - May 2014 Events

STRATFORD LIBRARY PLANS MAJOR BENEFIT Eleventh Annual Fundraiser, “Good Vibrations”, Set for April 26th  The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its annual major fund-raiser for the library on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 6:30…

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Kosch, King & Soltis Speakers for “Sunday Afternoon Talks

The Stratford Library will continue /“Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, May 4th at 2 pm with educator *Andy Kosch *and representatives from…

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'Good Vibrations' Library Gala

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its annual major fund-raiser for the library. The eleventh annual event entitled “Good Vibrations” will have a beach party theme and is a gala evening of groovy Beach Boys music, dancing in…

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Exhibit - Abstract Expressionist Benjamin Casiano

"Abstract Expressionist Benjamin Casiano” *is the May art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original acrylics by Stratford artist BenjaminCasiano, who is making his second appearance at the library, will continue throughout the month. The…

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Stratford Library to Close For Good Friday/Easter

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford has announced its upcoming holiday schedule. The library will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 20, 2014 for Easter.   Current library hours are:…

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‘Nine Inches’ Is Next Book Talk at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2014 winter/spring series with a discussion of Tom Perrotta’s new collection of short stories, Nine Inches. The monthly program, free and open to the public, is hosted by…

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Stratford Lifelong Learners Set Schedule

The Stratford Lifelong Learners, a joint initiative of the Stratford Library and Stratford Senior Services, continue their series of special programs through June 2014.  The Lifelong Learners is a group of community individuals age 50+ who meet for…

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Stratford Library Seeks Book Donations for Annual Sale

The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale. Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time.  The…

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'Good Vibrations' - Eleventh Annual Fundraiser For The Library

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its annual major fund-raiser for the library. The eleventh annual event entitled “Good Vibrations” will have a beach party theme and is a gala evening of groovy Beach Boys music, dancing in…

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Ryan SanAngelo Performs at the Library

Author and musician Ryan SanAngelo will perform at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 pm in the Library’s Lovell Room. SanAngelo will read from and talk about his books then capture everyone’s…

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Author Speaks at Library Bullying Program

*AUTHOR/CARTOONIST MEETS WITH TEENS AT LIBRARY*  Norwalk Author/Cartoonist Jerry Craft (third from left) was the special guest at the Stratford Library Teen Services Department's *Bullying has NO Boundaries* program recently. The Library…

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Stratford Library - April 2014 Events

The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2014 winter/spring series with a discussion of Kate Atkinson’s current bestseller, Life After Life on Wednesday, March 26th at noon.  The monthly program, free and open to the…

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Stratford Library Names Garcia as Circulation Head

Stratford Library Director Barbara Blosveren has announced the appointment of Charity Garcia as the Library's new Circulation Department Head. Garcia replaces Catherine Coda who retired from the position last month.  Born and raised in the…

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“Money Smart” Workshops Announced at Stratford Library

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut is planning a series of “Money Smart” workshops through April.  Money Smart is a nationwide program of workshops and activities to encourage the public to become financially…

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Stratford Library to Host “Great Movies You Missed” Festival

The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT will present its eighth annual film festival of little-seen movies, “Great Movies You Missed”, beginning Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4, 2014.  The program is a continuation of…

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Library Sets 2014 Dates For CT Works Career Coach

Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will continue…

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Stratford Library Seeks Book Donations For Annual Sale

The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale.  Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time.  The…

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Library Sets Public Technology Classes

Basic Assistance on E-Readers, Tablet Computers, iPods, MP3 PlayersDue to popular demand, the Stratford Library will continue its series of invaluable workshops designed to help adults learn about new technologies and applications currently on the…

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AARP Driver Saftety Program Set At Library

The Stratford Library, in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), will offer another session of the “AARP Driver Safety Program”, a classroom driver retraining program designed to help older persons improve their…

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'Monday Matinees' Sets Schedule at Library

Monthly Screenings of Popular Films Continues Thru Spring 2014: Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library’s monthly “Monday Matinees” film series will continue through Spring 2014. The series offers free showings of recent, popular films…

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New Video Games at the Stratford Library

The Stratford Library Children’s Department now offers PS4 and Xbox One video games for check-out along with DS, PS3, WII, WII U and Xbox Kinect games.  A complete list of games can be found in the Children’s Department. Games can also be…

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Vote For 'Oscar' At Stratford Library

The Stratford Library is celebrating “Oscar Fever” as it invites its visitors to take part in voting for this year’s Academy Awards.  The totally unscientific survey will ask library patrons to cast their own votes as to who they think will…

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Winners Celebrated For Black History Month Contest

Stratford Library Hosts Annual Event with South End Community Center The Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 8th annual "Black History Month Essay/Art Contest" celebrated its winners recently.  Congratulations were offered by Teen…

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Stratford Library will Continue the 2014 Series of 'Sunday Afternoon Talks'

Saltwater Aquariums Subject of Library Talk The Stratford Library will continue the 2014 series of “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers with “Saltwater Reef…

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'Captured in Time' On Display at Library for March 2014

Iconic Photojournalism Is Celebrated in Stratford “Captured in Time” is the March art exhibit at the Stratford Library. On loan from Hartford TheaterWorks, the documentary photography exhibit includes some of the most iconic examples of American…

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Winners Celebrated For Black History Month Contest

Stratford Library Hosts Annual Event with South End Community Center The Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 8th annual "Black History Month Essay/Art Contest" celebrated its winners recently. Congratulations were offered by Teen…

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