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Art Exhibits, BARBIE, and More

Stratford Library January 2024 Events
Free and Open to the Public

The Stratford Library offers a variety of events for the New Year. All will be held in the Library’s Lovell Room, and are free and open to the public. For further information call the Library at 203.385.4162 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org/events

Art Exhibit: CONNECTICUT HISTORY
January – February
On display through February are original paintings by Milford artist Robert Sforza, detailing the state’s history in oil, watercolor and more.

Discussion: MONDAY MORNING BUZZ!
Monday, January 8, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Drop in to hear what’s new, what’s hot, and what books are creating a buzz. Adult Reference staffers will lead an informal discussion of books, movies and more with input from you! Share what you’re reading and hear recommendations from others.

Monday Matinees: “BARBIE”
Monday, January 8, from 12– 2 p.m.
Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster comedy with heart stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as the iconic Barbie and Ken.

Little Gems Book Discussion: A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
Wednesday, January 10, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this little gem, Tom Birkin, a young veteran of WWI, is suffering from the war and from a broken marriage. Reference Librarian Susan Lohr leads the discussion. Copies of the book are available at the Checkout Desk.

January 14 & 15 – LIBRARY CLOSED for MLK BIRTHDAY

Talk: THE BRITISH INVASION & AMERICAN ANSWER
Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m.
A nostalgic musical journey through the most iconic and greatest era of rock-and-roll history with author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin. Rare video performances will be shared.

Sunday Afternoon Talks: EQUITY IS JUSTICE: PUBLIC HEALTH, POLICY and HUMAN RIGHTS
Sunday, January 21, 2 p.m.
Kelly Vaughan, founder and CEO of Global Girls Worldwide Women, is today’s guest speaker. Host: Charlie Lautier

Talk/Advice: PET BOREDOM BUSTERS
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.
The Connecticut Humane Society shares tips and tricks to keep all types of pets engaged and active during the winter months.
Registration required: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com/event/11198093

Crafts: YARN SWAP!
Saturday, January 27, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Knitters! Bring in your unused, unwanted yarn to swap with fellow knitters. Rejuvenate your yarn collection, meet fellow crafters! Registration required: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com/event/11364456

Discussion: THE STORIES WE TELL
Monday, January 29, 6:30 p.m.
Join historian David Wright as he explores the many stories that make Stratford’s history.

Books Over Coffee: YELLOWFACE
Wednesday, January 31, at Noon
F.R. Kuang’s current bestseller, which grapples with questions of diversity, racism and cultural appropriation, will be the topic of discussion, led by Linda LiDestri. Coffee/tea is served.

The mission of the Stratford Library is to empower and enrich our diverse community by providing access to innovative services, information and ideas.

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