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VetNow for Veterans Seeking Help Transitioning to Civilian Life

Are you a veteran who needs help understanding what government benefits and resources are available to you?
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Social Emotional Wellness Workshop

Learn how to support social emotional wellness for you and your children, along with supports available in the community.

Wednesday June 14th. 5th floor room, Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd.

Dinner from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Click Here to Register.

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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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Calling All Teens: Become a Summer Volunteer

Teens can earn volunteer credit by helping kids and teens sign up for the Summer Learning Clubs, report their reading progress, and assist with special projects and activities. Stop by any branch to submit a required application, which can be found here.

One training session must be completed to volunteer; these will be held June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m., June 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. All volunteers must be 12 years old or older by June 10.

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Book Donation Days at the Harry Bennett Branch

Book donations will again be accepted at the Harry Bennett Branch the first Saturday of every month starting June 3. All are welcome to bring their gently used books to the auditorium from 12 to 3 p.m. Mark your calendars: Future donation days include July 1, September 2, October 7, November 4 and December 2. For donation guidelines, click here.

Donations are welcome any time during library hours at the Main Library Book Shop.

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Stamford Public Education Foundation Presents Summer Start

Registration is now open for the Stamford Public Education Foundation Summer Start program for children entering Kindergarten at Stamford Public Schools for the 2023-2024 school year. Summer Start is a free, five-week, half-day program for students who have not had a complete pre-K experience during the 2022-2023 school year. To register, and for more information, click here.

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Casting Call: Open Auditions for Beautiful, The Carole King Musical at Curtain Call

Curtain Call will hold auditions June 5 and 6 at The Kweskin Theatre from 7 to 10 p.m. to cast all roles for Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, which will open the 51st season at the Kweskin this fall. For more audition, callback, casting and rehearsal information, click here.

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City of Stamford Kicks Off Parks Strategic Plan

In an effort to manage and invest in the sustainability of Stamford's parks, beaches and trails, the City of Stamford recently launched its Parks Strategic Plan, which will prioritize the operation and development of Stamford's more than 50 green spaces, building the roadmap for making Stamford a more resilient and sustainable community.

Community members can help by filling out a brief survey here. Haga clic aquí para la encuesta en Español.

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Stamford Early Childhood Fair

All ages are invited to the Whittingham Discovery Center at Mill River Park this Saturday, May 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the annual Stamford Early Childhood Fair. Kids can enjoy such activities as arts and crafts, face painting, story times, games and more while the adults learn about preschool and family home daycare programs as well as health, education and social service resources available in Stamford. For more information, click here.

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Notary Public Services Available at the Main Library

Anyone needing a notary public to officially notarize documents can find one beginning June 1 at the Main Library. Notary services are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Find Your Next Great Read with NoveList Plus

The Ferguson Library's NoveList Plus database is an easy-to-use tool that provides fiction and nonfiction book reviews and reading suggestions for adults and teens. You can search by genre or theme, and find works with diverse characters, written by authors from many different cultures and backgrounds. Or keep up with the latest award winners, celebrity picks and best new audiobooks. A special section for book groups includes recommended titles and tips for energizing the discussion.

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Play Group for Ukrainian Children and their Families

Starting Friday, May 26, the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut Inc. (CGC), an affiliate of the Community Health Center Inc. (CHCI), will host free weekly play groups from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for Ukrainian families with children younger than 5. These play groups offer families a chance to connect and learn about community resources while their children play together.

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Free Blood Pressure Checks & Heart Health Education

The Stamford Department of Health is currently providing free blood pressure checks at its clinic at 137 Henry Street Mondays and Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No insurance is required. Call 203-977-5385 to make an appointment.

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Free Screening of the Documentary The Right to Read

Synergy1Holdings, in collaboration with Alliance for Black Achievement and the City of Stamford, will present a free screening of the documentary The Right to Read: The Greatest Civil Right Issue of Our Time, at the Avon Theatre May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. The film, from executive producer Levar Burton and director Jenny Mackenzie, sheds light on the current illiteracy crisis in America. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Tickets are available here.

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Children's Book Week Book Giveaway

Calling all kids and teens in grades pre-K to 8! Celebrate Children's Book Week with free books. Drop by any of our branches at these times and get two books for your home library, while supplies last.

The giveaway is presented in partnership with the City of Stamford, Reading is Fundamental, Stamford Public Education Foundation and Stamford Public Schools.

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