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Where Are You Going?

To the Stratford Library for a free Google Maps computer class! This one hour class will be held Thursday, Sept 13th at 11:30 am. Learn how to map directions from one location to another, find business addresses and phone numbers, and discover all the neat tips this site has to offer.  To sign up for the class or for more information, please call (281) 426-3521 or stop by the Stratford Library information desk.  For a complete listing of programs at Stratford Library, click here.

We Have a Winner!

Theresa Cashion (right) and Branch Manager Mandy Carrico (left)Meet our winner of the Amazon Gift card for the 2012 Adult Summer Reading Program, Theresa Cashion (pictured here on the right with Branch Manager Mandy Carrico, left). Theresa is the president of the Friends of the Stratford Library and participates in many volunteer functions and fundraisers to help bring programs to the library. Theresa is an avid reader, attends the monthly book club meetings as well as many of the Summer Reading Program events.  Her favorite every year is attending the puppet show with her granddaughter.  Congratulations, Theresa!

A Big Thanks to our Summer Volunteers!

The Stratford Library would like to recognize all the volunteers that came out this summer to help make our Summer Reading Program a success!  From fundraising to cleaning to baking to heavy lifting and more, our summer wouldn't have been the same with you.  For that, the library and the community thanks you!

 

 

 

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July is the Month of Cooking

Adult Programming gets tasty at Stratford this July.  We will be offering several cooking related programs:

Cooking Online Computer Class: Thur, July 12 at 11:30 am

Learn how to search recipes, create a virtual recipe box, utilize ratings and tips, and input your own creations online to save and calculate the nutritional information.

Cookbook Potluck: Wed, July 18 at 1:00 pm

Let's share recipes! Choose a favorite cookbook or try something new and check out one at the library. Then get the chance to swap samples with other cookbook adventurers! Small first and second place prizes will be awarded for best dishes. 

Meet Evelyn

Evelyn Wotipka is a Texas native, growing up in the Crosby/Highlands area.  She has 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and –until recently – she also had a disdain for computers.  When Stratford began offering computer classes last fall, Evelyn was one of the first to sign up, although the staff were instructed not to let anyone one know she was willing to use one of those pesky computers.  “I don’t want anyone to know I’ve finally agreed to touch that thing.”

Summer Programs - Not Just for Kids!

Summer time at the library is jam-packed with activities and special programming, but it's not just for kids! We have some special programs lined up for adults including computer classes, guest speakers, creative writing and book clubs, and more!

Kick off the summer with us as we celebrate the beginning of Adult Summer Reading program with a party on Wed, June 6th at 1:00 pm! Bring your A-game as teams go head to head in friendly competition playing group board games, enjoy refreshments, and try your luck at winning door prizes. 

AARP Offers Free Tax Assistance at Stratford Library

The AARP will be offering free tax assistance every Tuesday at Stratford Library beginning Feb 5, 2013 until Apr 9, 2013.  Assistance hours are from 11 am - 3 pm on a first come, first served basis. A sign up sheet will begin when the library opens at 10 am. Please bring the following items with you:

Book Club Reads Mark Zusak's Compelling Tale

 The book club will cover The Book Thief this February.  Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

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