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.
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.
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.
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.
Free College Fair To Be Held this Weekend
For more information email here or call 203 331-5478.
National Prescription Take Back Day Is Back
Governor Launches New Health and Human Services Portal for State Residents
Governor Ned Lamont recently kicked off health.ct.gov, 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.
"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.
National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Ferguson Library
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.
Learn About the CT Baby Bonds Trust
CT Baby Bonds is a first-in-the-nation initiative that invests money for every baby born in Connecticut whose birth is covered by HUSKY Health, the state's public health coverage program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, adults without dependent children and pregnant women. For more information, including eligibility requirements and FAQs, click here.
Friends Book Shop Events Coming Soon
Learn a New Language with Pronunciator
Library Celebrates 60th Anniversary of March on Washington With Special Programming for All
The Ferguson Library is hosting a variety of special events through August 28 to mark the 60 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, when a quarter of a million people rallied to demand an end to segregation as well as fair wages, voting rights and civil rights protections. For event details, along with dates, times and registration requirements, click here.