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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Access Health CT Extends Deadline
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.
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.
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?