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Community Impact Survey from United Way of Coastal & Western Connecticut

United Way of Coastal and Western Connecticut (UWCWC) is embarking on a strategic planning process. Your insights will help shape the future of the organization, ensuring that their efforts align with the priorities and aspirations of the community. Please take a few minutes to fill out their  Community Input survey, which will remain open through January 23. 

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Commemorate MLK Jr. at the Library

Leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the library will host special events to honor and celebrate Dr. King. All events are free.

Beginning Saturday, January 13 at 10:30 a.m., the South End Branch will host Family Craft. Participants of all ages will work together to create a scroll depicting Dr. King’s six principles of nonviolence.

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Parent Leadership Training Institute Accepting Applications

Stamford’s Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) Design Team, in partnership with the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF), will lead an in-depth leadership training class starting January for up to 25 selected parents, grandparents, guardians and other adults who wish to advocate for all children and improve the lives of families and communities.

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Something for Everyone at the Library’s Makerspace

Did you know you can borrow baking equipment, sewing machines, even a ukulele and acoustic guitar from the library? The Ferguson Library’s Makerspace also has a microscope and we’re adding a Cricut machine to our collection for those of you who enjoy DIY projects. You can check out all these items with your Ferguson Library card.

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Join The Stamford Kindness Project

Be part of the Stamford Kindness Project, a movement created by the City of Stamford that aims to spread love, positivity and kindness in our community and beyond through considerate and selfless acts. The campaign runs through December 25.

Here are ideas to get started: Stop by any branch of the Ferguson Library to design a thank-you card for your teacher or create and post an encouraging message. Leave a bottle of water for your postal courier. Pay for someone's coffee. Compliment a colleague. Hold open an elevator door. Volunteer. The sky is the limit.


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National Prescription Take Back Day Is Back

The Stamford Police Department, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will join about 4,500 law enforcement agencies nationwide to participate in the National DEA National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Celebrate Halloween All Month at the Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Library will host a variety of special events for all ages throughout the month of October to celebrate Halloween. For more information about the Halloween programming, click here.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Library will host a variety of special events during Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), to be celebrated from September 15 to October 15.
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Friends Book Shop Events Coming Soon

The Friends Book Shop will host several special events so that you can find great deals for the whole family while supporting the many programs offered at the Ferguson Library.
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Exhibit at the Library: A Brief History of Voting Rights in the U.S.

As the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom approaches, the Ferguson Library is currently displaying the exhibit, Who Can Vote? A Brief History of Voting Rights in the U.S. Made up of seven panels, the exhibit examines voting rights with an emphasis on the role of the U.S. Constitution and the interplay between the states and federal government in determining who is allowed to vote. It will remain on view through August 21.

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Family Centers' School Based Health Centers Open for Stamford Public Schools Students

Stamford Public Schools students may receive free physical exams, immunizations and other health services at School Based Health Centers (SBHC) located at seven high and middle schools in Stamford, now also including Cloonan Middle School. Other participating schools are Stamford High School, Westhill High School, AITE/Rippowam Middle School and Turn of River Middle School. For more information, to make an appointment or to download an enrollment form, click here.

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New Family and Friends Support Group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Southwest CT chapter, is now offering free support groups to families and friends of people living with mental health challenges at the Tully Health Center in Stamford. The monthly meetings, to be held the second Tuesday of the month starting July 11, offer loved ones an understanding environment where they can share experiences and gain insight from others. All groups are led by trained facilitators and all discussions are confidential.

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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! 

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