Friends Events

Author Series

This successful fundraiser brings bestselling authors into the Library for an evening of food, wine and conversation. We’ve gone virtual during the pandemic, with bestselling authors like David Nicholls and Kristan Higgins.

Author Adriana signing books at library event

Our First Virtual Author Event

Pub crawl group at table

Pub Crawl

The Literary Pub Crawl has become one of the hottest tickets in town. Attendees ‘crawl’ to four local restaurants, with literary-themed entertainment at each location.

Grade 4 Nonfiction Literary Contest 2nd Place winner

Literary Competition

The 2021 contest is now closed. Entries are with the judges. Winners will be notified by mail in mid-April. Thank you to all the talented student writers who entered.


2 little girls playing mini-golf in the library


This fun family event at the Harry Bennett Branch raises funds for the Library and awareness about the Friends. We hope to resume play when the pandemic is over!

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.