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Free Admission for Kids at State Museums

This summer, Connecticut children ages 18 and younger can visit participating museums for free with an accompanying adult who is also a resident thanks to the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program. For more information about participating museums, restrictions, exclusions and block-out dates, visit here. The program, geared for families, not camp or youth groups, is available through September 15.

Participants may be asked to show proof of residency.

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The Connecticut Child Tax Rebate Now Accepting Applications

The child tax rebate, recently authorized by the Connecticut General Assembly, was signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont to help Connecticut families by providing a rebate of up to $250 per child, for up to three children. Applications are being accepted until July 31.

Check here for detailed eligibility requirements and here for the application.

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New Service Consolidates Library’s E-book and Audiobook Collections Into One App

Now you can find e-books and audiobooks all in one place. The Palace Project lets you search, browse and check out items in the Ferguson Library’s collection in just a few taps. No searching through different platforms.
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Free Covid Home Tests Available

Stamford residents are now eligible to order an additional 12 individual home COVID-19 rapid tests per household. The tests are free and orders usually ship between seven to 12 days. Place your order here.

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Celebrate Pride Month with Frankie M. Cyanide

In the Ferguson Library's latest podcast episode, Selina Policar, also known as Frankie M. Cyanide, the busiest drag king in Connecticut, tells her story, shares some thoughts and describes ongoing events marking Pride Month. Policar currently serves on the board of Stamford Pride.

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Screen/Play Writing Workshop

Now’s your chance to get serious about that play or screenplay you’ve always wanted to write. The Ferguson Library is hosting a free workshop for actors and writers interested in polishing their scriptwriting skills. The group will meet for nine sessions beginning in September, then stage a public reading.
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All About NewsBank's Special Reports

Those interested in researching topics of current interest now have access to Special Reports, a curated resource from NewsBank that groups content by subject matter sourced from media from around the world.

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Learn About the New Fix It Stamford Public Dashboard

The Ferguson Library, in partnership with the City of Stamford, will welcome a Citizen Service Representative, who will lead two sessions Thursday, June 9 about the new Fix It Stamford public dashboard. Participants will learn how to enter a city service request, navigate the public dashboard and review the different features the new Fix It Stamford offers. The sessions will be held 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The dashboard can be found here. For more information, email here.

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Understanding the New State Mortgage Relief Program MyHomeCT

MyHomeCT, a new state program that provides mortgage relief to homeowners who experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic, is now accepting grant applications.

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Miss the talk by Richard Harwood?

Richard C. Harwood, founder of the Harwood Institute, stopped by the Ferguson Library as part of his Healing & Hope Tour to lead a discussion about his report Civic Virus: Why Polarization Is a Misdiagnosis. He shared how to make sense of what's going on in our nation along with practical ways civic leaders and citizens can reimagine and recreate our communities. Click here to view his presentation.

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Managing Debt to Improve Credit

The Financial Planning Association of Connecticut (FPA of CT) and the Connecticut Financial Literacy Council (CFLAC) will host the upcoming presentation: "Managing Debt to Enhance Your Credit" on June 16. The discussion will be held virtually from noon to 1 p.m.

To join the talk, register here. The experts will share tips on managing debt to repair credit including how to avoid common mistakes.

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Stamford Public Schools Climate Survey

Parents are invited to participate in the Stamford Public Schools (SPS) School Climate Survey. The survey is anonymous and all questions are optional. Families are asked to complete the survey for each child attending SPS. It should only take about 15 minutes to complete.

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Free Subscription to Latest Newspapers and Magazines

Library users now have access to the Ferguson Library's subscription to PressReader, a resource that gives you free use of thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world. You can dig into the Features Section for the latest headlines, or search by category—from Food & Drink and Travel & Culture to Family and the Outdoors, you name it—to learn more about what is currently grabbing your attention.

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Easy-to-Use Job Search Resources

Professionals looking to improve their skill set and remain competitive in the workforce can turn to these resources to seek new opportunities.

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Volunteers Needed for Stamford Medical Reserve Corps

The City of Stamford Department of Health is looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to join the Stamford Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Volunteers who speak Spanish and/or Haitian Creole are especially needed.
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