Kids Events for Library's 60th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington
Join us for a screening and discussion of the animated film based on the 2008 picture book March On! by Christine King Farris, giving her account of the March and the impact of the "I Have a Dream" speech delivered by her brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This family event will be held Saturday, August 19 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Main Library and Saturday, August 26 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the South End Branch.
New Books in Turkish for Kids
The Youth Services department would like to recognize Defne and Berna of the Merih family for their generous donation of books for children in Turkish! More than 200 new titles have been added to the Juvenile World Languages Collection at the Main Library so stop in and find your next great read.
Many thanks to the Merih family for their wonderful gift to the community.
Connecticut Summer at the Museum 2023: Free Admission for Kids
It’s time to explore! Starting now through September 4, Connecticut children ages 18 and younger, with one accompanying state resident adult, can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum (CSM) program. Click here for a list of participants in Fairfield County and other state regions.
We Love Summer Snacks!
From fruits to veggies to nachos to ice cream, we love it all! Come in and check out a book or cookbook featuring your favorite summer snacks! Learn about the history of some of our favorite foods or try something new. Let us know how you celebrate summer with your favorite snacks!
Tiny Art Show a Huge Success!
Our thanks to all the artists who participated in the library's Tiny Art Show. Thanks to you, the show was a huge success! But all good things must come to an end. It's time to collect the masterpieces you created that have been on display to the public. Come see us at the location where you participated and pick up your family's paintings from June 15 to July 1. We'll include a tiny easel for you to display your work at home. Thanks for making it a great show!
June is African American Music Month
Summer is here and the time is right for dancing! Since June is African American Music Month, we are celebrating with great music. Stop by and check out CDs, find books about famous musicians, and stream music from Hoopla, or find live performances on Medici.tv, all free with your library card.
The City of Stamford will observe African American Emancipation Day at Mill River Park with an afternoon of activities for the whole family. The event, to be held Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 4 p.m., will include displays by area vendors, fun games, good eats, arts & crafts and more. The Ferguson Library will be there too, hosting book giveaways and crafts, and providing information about the library's Passport Services.
Social Emotional Wellness Workshop
Learn how to support social emotional wellness for you and your children, along with available resources in the community. Click here to register.
The workshop, which will open with a light dinner, will be held Wednesday, June 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center.
Announcing the 2023 Teen Art Contest Winner
The winner of this year's Teen Art Contest is Aarna Agrawal, who is in seventh grade at Dolan Middle School in Stamford. Her winning image will be the featured art used in all Teen Summer Learning program materials.
Play Group for Ukrainian Children and their Families
Starting Friday, May 26, the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut Inc. (CGC), an affiliate of the Community Health Center Inc. (CHCI), will host free weekly play groups from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for Ukrainian families with children younger than 5. These play groups offer families a chance to connect and learn about community resources while their children play together.
Children's Book Week Book Giveaway
Calling all kids and teens in grades pre-K to 8! Celebrate Children's Book Week with free books. Drop by any of our branches at these times and get two books for your home library, while supplies last.
The giveaway is presented in partnership with the City of Stamford, Reading is Fundamental, Stamford Public Education Foundation and Stamford Public Schools.
Tiny Art Submission Deadline Extended at the Main Library
Tiny Art bags of supplies are still available at the Main Library for artists ages 6 and older who wish to create two 4x4-inch paintings for the Tiny Art Show. Artwork for the Main Library reception is now due May 5.
There are no more supply bags at the Harry Bennett Branch and the Weed Memorial-Hollader Branch. Their deadline remains April 29.
Be Part of the Ferguson Library's Tiny Art Show
Artists ages 6 and older are invited to pick up a Tiny Art bag that contains everything you need to create two 4x4-inch paintings. Bags are available at all branches, while supplies last. Artwork is due April 29.