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Events: Stratford

Family Story Time

Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program.

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Play & Learn

Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Lost in Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a World War II rescue mission that caused a trio of U.S. military personnel to crash-land on New Guinea.

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Medicare Basics

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love is growing older.

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!

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Planetary Pasta Rovers

Children Drop-in Create a planetary pasta rover using different types of pasta and glue as we celebrate "A Universe of Stories" (and crafts) during our Summer Library Program!

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Weird Science Comedy Show

Children Join Doc Ron (and his faithful traveling companion, Einstein, the world's cutest bunny) as they conduct crazy experiments with fire, smoke and flying cheese curds!

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Miller & Mike

Children Come explore a cosmos of comedy with former Ringling Bros. circus clowns Miller & Mike for their fast-paced, fun show!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about three African-American women who contributed to some of NASA's greatest missions.

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Craft Week: Create a Flying Saucer!

Children Drop-in Kids can craft their own flying saucer using provided household and craft supplies!

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Book Club: "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan

Adults Stop by the library to take part in an interesting discussion of a wide variety of books, including Sullivan's WWII tale!

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Star Search!

Children Discover how the sky is the biggest storybook in the universe as you listen to some of the ancient stories about the star patterns. Plus, create a constellation scope and art!

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Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Adults Registration Join us for a presentation on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a woman who pursues an education after being raised by survivalist parents who isolated her and her siblings from mainstream society.

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MCPL DIY
Marker-Dyed Coasters

Adults Make decorative, colorful coasters using markers and other supplies!

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Book Club: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Children Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling book by Jodi Picoult!

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Adults Registration Alzheimer's Disease affects millions of people each year, including those directly affected by it as well as family, friends and caregivers who help. Join us to learn about some of the warning signs of the disease.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Death & Life of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan

Adults Go beyond the book and learn more about the world around you with Stratford's Nonfiction@Night book club! September's discussion will revolve around the Great Lakes!

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Book Club: "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with friendly folks in Stratford!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Underground Girls of Kabul" by Jenny Nordberg

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their social prospects.

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Book Club: "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling novel by Tayari Jones!

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Passport Event

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Apply for a U.S. passport locally during a special one-day-only application event!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the legendary brothers who invented modern flight!

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Book Club: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel in 1920s Russia.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts" by Susan Cain

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about introverts and the advantages they can have in society.

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Book Club: "The Mistletoe Promise" by Richard Paul Evans

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this book, about two people who pretend to be a couple at Christmastime.

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