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NEA Big Read

Join us for the NEA Big Read this month as we delve into Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved.
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Online Catalog Offers New Features

Choosing your next read doesn't need to be daunting. The Ferguson Library's online catalog now offers new features that make it easier to find a book you'll enjoy.

Just click on a favorite title, select "details," and you will find other books by the same author, suggested readings, a brief biography and professional and reader reviews. If the book is part of a series, you can also learn what else is available about your favorite character.

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Read Up on the Environment

If you are looking to kick-start your environmental education, visit GreenFile, a research database of journal articles and books covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.

Content ranges from the scholarly to general interest, and subjects include climate change, pollution, renewable energy, recycling and sustainable agriculture.

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Ferguson Library Podcast Is Live

Love podcasts? The new Ferguson Library Podcast now gives you chance to enjoy library programming, including the popular Friends Author Series, whenever you like.

Recent episodes include talks with authors Chris Bohjalian, Alka Joshi, Kristan Higgins and Susan Ronald.

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage

Join us to celebrate the Latinx community through poetry, theater, dance and an informative panel discussion.

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Opportunities for Hard-Working Communities

Prosperi-Key, a one-stop, 24/7 digital platform designed to help people who work hard but have trouble making ends meet, and the new Healthy Savings program, an initiative that offers substantial discounts to shoppers with limited budgets, are now live and actively registering new members.  

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Rent relief

If you are having trouble paying your rent due to the pandemic, you can apply for assistance through Connecticut's UniteCT Rental Assistance Program. This is a state program that can help with rent and electric utility bills. Call 844 864-8328 for information.

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P2P On Wheels Is On the Road

P2P On Wheels, the Person-to-Person mobile food pantry, which delivers emergency food assistance where needed most, has been back in service since July, visiting the South End Branch on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., among other Stamford locations.

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Internet Archive Offers Free Audio Content

Looking for something to listen to? It’s easy. Just visit the Internet Archive, home to millions of audio recordings, ranging from live music and podcasts to classic audiobooks.

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Access Health CT Extends Deadline

The deadline for the Access Health CT Special Enrollment was extended to October 31, making it easier and more convenient for Connecticut residents to obtain a good and affordable health insurance plan.
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Sparkler: Learn Through Play – Stamford Cradle to Career | United Way of Western CT

Get a FREE Developmental Screening App. Stamford is pleased to provide Sparkler, a free developmental screening application, available in English and Spanish, that promotes healthy early childhood development and helps you advocate for your child. With the help of Sparkler, parents and families have access to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (a developmental screening), developmentally aligned play activities, parent forums, and early childhood coaches.

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Housing Assistance

Know someone who needs help with housing assistance? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have partnered on a housing assistance website to help homeowners and renters during the pandemic.

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New Technology Lending Library

Our thanks go to First County Bank for a generous $10,000 grant to support our new technology lending library.
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A Catalog of YouTube Classes, Talks and Storytimes

Did you miss one of our virtual technology classes, or a Zoom chat with a bestselling author? No need to worry. All you have to do is visit our You Tube page, where you will discover a catalog of professional talks like lessons on upping your virtual professional image, and tech classes on anything from the basics of PowerPoint to video editing with Lightworks. You can even revisit CrimeConn Express, Connecticut's own mystery lovers conference held earlier this year. The kids?

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