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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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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, all free with your library card.

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Commemorate Juneteenth

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.

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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.


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Celebrate Pride Month with Stamford Pride

Stamford Pride partnered with several local organizations and small businesses to celebrate Pride Month through inclusive events that help bring support and visibility to the LGBTQ+ community in Stamford and Fairfield County. For a full listing of events, click here.

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