Stafford Library
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Summer Hours Reminder

Summer Hours Reminder Reminder: on Saturdays in July and August, we close at 1:00pm.

LifeChoice Donor Family Quilt

LifeChoice Donor Family Quilt During the months of July and August we will have the LifeChoice Donor Family Quilt on display in the library.

This quilt represents people who have given the gift of organ and tissue donation in our community. Visit the display to learn the stories behind these meaningful gifts.

Build a Better World - Summer Reading Program

Build a Better World - Summer Reading Program Stafford Library’s SUMMER READING program is in full swing! During July and August we will have special events and prizes to celebrate!

You may register online to record the books you read. When you get to the registration page, be sure to click the tab at the top that corresponds with the grade you (or your child) are going into. To register yourself, or your child, click Summer Reading.

Saturday at the Movies - Sat. 7/29 @10:30am

Saturday at the Movies - Sat. 7/29 @10:30am Join us to watch "Moana" (rated PG). Dress in Hawaiian style clothes, if you have them!

Teen Movie - "the Space Between Us" - Wed. 8/2 @5:30pm

Teen Movie - "the Space Between Us" - Wed. 8/2 @5:30pm Teens are invited to come watch the fantasy/science fiction film, "the Space Between Us" (rated PG-13). Please call to register.

Open Artist Studio - For Teens and Adults - Mon. 8/7 @5:30pm

Linda Lyzun will lead this session and will demonstrate how to weave a mug rug, potholder or candle mat. There will be a variety of colors to choose from (including tie-dye) but please call to register so we can be sure to have enough supplies for everyone.

The American Total Eclipse of the Sun - Wed. 8/9 @6:45pm

The American Total Eclipse of the Sun - Wed. 8/9 @6:45pm Amateur astronomer Roger Ingraham will present information about the upcoming August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

Roger will talk about how to experience the event in northern Connecticut and in the path of totality (which stretches from Oregon to South Carolina).

Some topics he will cover: • When - Where - How • History of Eclipses • Geometry of Eclipses • How to Safely View the Eclipse • Eclipse Equipment and Photography • The Emotional Experience of Seeing a Total Eclipse • Links to Resources

Please call to register.

Annual Pet Show - Sat. 8/12 @10am

Annual Pet Show - Sat. 8/12 @10am Bring your pet and show him/her off in the Stafford Library's Annual Pet Show! All pets MUST be on a leash or in a cage. Please call to register.

Dancin' with Hoops - Mon. 8/14 @6pm

Dancin' with Hoops - Mon. 8/14 @6pm Judi Jones will lead this energetic hula hoop program designed to inspire and ignite creative movement, dance, play, self-expression and laughter. All ages are welcome to participate!

Teen Papercrafts - Wed. 8/16 @6:30pm

Teens are invited to come participate in this creative papercraft program. Make bookmarks, paper flowers, origami and more!

Outdoor Movie - "the LEGO Batman Movie" - Wed. 8/16 @dusk

Outdoor Movie - "the LEGO Batman Movie" - Wed. 8/16 @dusk Watch "the LEGO Batman Movie" (rated PG) outside on the lawn. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening with your family.

In the event of rain, the movie will be held inside at 8pm.

End-of-Life Doula Level 1 Training - Thurs. 8/17 @5pm

Dawn Whelan (a certified End-of-Life Doula) will lead this free community event for family, caregivers, volunteers and anyone interested in learning how to support and care for loved ones facing the end of their lives.

For additional information feel free to contact Dawn at 860-392-9540, or dwhelan@mylastgift.com.

Movie - "the Zookeeper's Wife" - Thurs. 8/24 @11am

Movie - "the Zookeeper's Wife" - Thurs. 8/24 @11am We will be showing "the Zookeeper's Wife" (Rated PG-13). Please call to register.

Bowling in the Library - Sat. 8/26 @10:30 or 11:30am

To celebrate the completion of our Summer Reading Program we will be having bowling in the library! Please call to register for one of the two bowling sessions, which will be held at 10:30am or 11:30am.

Upcoming Library Events
Mother-to-MotherTomorrow at 10:00am
Saturday at the Movies - "Moana"7/29 at 10:30am
Rhyme Time Story Time (ages 0-2)7/31 at 10:00am
Teddy Bear Story Time (ages 2+)8/1 at 10:00am
Knitting and Crocheting Group8/2 at 10:30am
Gardening Club8/2 at 3:00pm
Teen Movie - "the Space Between Us"8/2 at 5:30pm
Mother-to-Mother8/4 at 10:00am
LEGO Club8/5 at 11:30am
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