Friends Events

Pub crawl group at table

Pub Crawl

The Pub Crawl is October 12, 2022! It’s a fun evening of food, conversation and literary-themed entertainment at downtown restaurants. We’re delighted to partner with Bar Rosso, Hudson Social, Towne Parlor and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.  Tickets are $40; $30 for Friends members. Register.

Grade 4 Nonfiction Literary Contest 2nd Place winner

Literary Competition

The Stamford Literary Competition recognizes the best in student writing. 

See the winners of the 2024 contest. The award ceremony is May 5 at the library.

2 little girls playing mini-golf in the library


Fun for the whole family! Mini-golf returns to the Harry Bennett Branch Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Tickets are $5 per person, per round. Ages 3 and younger play for free. Snacks available at the “19th hole.” Many thanks to all our sponsors, especially our Title Sponsor, First County Bank.


Books for Babies bag stuffing

Books for Babies

Each baby born at Stamford Hospital receives a board book from the Friends as part of their long-running Books for Babies program, which has become a national model. That’s more than 2,000 babies a year!

Ferguson Friends Against Racism

In June 2020, the Friends board signed on to join the “Call to Action” issued by the group Stamford Stands Against Racism (SSAR). The Friends formed a board-level committee to assist in dismantling systemic racism in our community -- Ferguson Friends Against Racism (FFAR).  This commitment means that Friends’ programs align with the Ferguson Library’s goals to impact the diverse community that we serve, including the most vulnerable and marginalized. The Friends are committed to taking action to ensure we are an anti -racist, diverse, inclusive and equitable organization; and that our by-laws, policies and practices reflect this.