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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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Applications Now Being Accepted for the Stamford Arts & Culture Grant

The Stamford Arts & Culture (SAC) Commission, which is charged with coordinating and cooperating with Stamford artists and its arts and cultural organizations to develop creative, performing and visual arts, is now accepting applications for its SAC Grant. The application is due no later than Tuesday, November 21.

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Mergent Intellect for Worldwide Business Information

Library users now have the option to use Mergent Intellect, a global business database that provides detailed, up-to-date information on millions of public and private companies. Researchers, marketers and job seekers can access a treasure trove of company intelligence along with industry profiles, key business ratios, demographic census data and a Learning Center with videos and how-to guides to support your search.

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Affordable Health Insurance Plan Enrollment Now Underway

Representatives from Access Health CT will be available at the Ferguson Library on weekdays starting Wednesday, November 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to help enroll members for 2024 individual and family health insurance plans. Enroll by December 15 to have coverage that begins January 1. No appointment necessary.

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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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Governor Launches New Health and Human Services Portal for State Residents

Governor Ned Lamont recently kicked off, Connecticut's new health and human services portal, the latest in the state's journey toward an all-digital state government that is aimed at providing health and wellness services to all state residents at every stage of life.

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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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"Books That Shaped America" Series Now on C-SPAN

This fall, C-SPAN launched a new series, "Books That Shaped America," a partnership with the Library of Congress that explores key works from U.S. history that have had a major impact on American society. These books, available at the Ferguson Library, have provoked thought, been bestsellers, led to significant public policy changes, and are still talked about today.

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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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Mothers and Babies Stress Management Class

The City of Stamford's Department of Health  and Human Services will host free six-week stress management courses in English and Spanish for new and expecting moms. Participants will learn stress management techniques and connect with other new or expecting moms. Anyone who identifies as a mother and is either pregnant or had or adopted a baby in the last year is welcome to join. Babies up to crawling age are welcome. Register here.

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