A Message From The Ferguson Library

July 20, 2021
This week at the Ferguson library:

Person-to-Person Mobile Food Pantry:

  • Date: Tuesdays, July 20 & 27
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Location: South End Branch

For more information, call 203 724-9111. 
Click here for the complete updated schedule of P2P on Wheels in Stamford.

A Message from the Friends Book Shops: 
Donation Moratorium

As of Monday, July 19, there will be a moratorium on large-volume book donations being dropped off at the loading dock at the Main Library, DiMattia Building. We will continue to accept donations of ONLY ONE BAG/BOX at both shops.
Please call the Book Shop manager at 203 351-8278 if you have any questions.

CLICC Family Information Session: Children with Incarcerated Parents
  • Date: Monday, July 19
  • Time: 7 to 8 p.m. 
  • Location: Zoom

Join Joy Haenlein, executive director of CLICC Inc., a non-profit literacy and mentoring program founded in Stamford, and Landon Osborn, LMSW, program manager, for a glimpse into what having an immediate family member spend at least one night in jail or prison is like. They will also provide information about CLICC mentoring for children ages 5-17 who have parents in prison. Registration required. Register. Zoom details will be provided to all registrants in the confirmation email.

CLICC is a literacy and mentoring nonprofit that builds communication and relationships between incarcerated parents and their children. Co-sponsored by CLICC.

Tuesdays, July 20 & 27
New Students: 11 a.m. to noon
Basic: 12:30 p.m.
Low intermediate: 3 p.m.
Advanced: 6 p.m.

Wednesdays, July 21 & 28
High intermediate: 10 a.m.
Beginner: 4 p.m.

All classes are live and will meet via Zoom. No registration required. You can connect to Zoom by computer, smartphone, or tablet or you can call from your phone. For group levels, times and Zoom login information, visit our Let's Talk page.

Community Mindfulness Project Meditation
  • Date: Tuesdays, July 20
  • Time: 12pm
  • Location: via Zoom

This 45-minute session will include a 30-minute guided meditation to help reset your nervous system and support your well-being. Please log on/dial in at least 5 minutes early.

Join the Zoom Meeting at the scheduled time. 
Meeting ID: 848 4052 7453

Online Workshops via GoToWebinar:
Summer Technology Series with Grow with Google
With Sixcia Devine, Grow with Google Professional Trainer
Tuesdays from 12 to 1 p.m.

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
Tuesday, July 20 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Learn how to sell your products online. We'll walk through listing your products for free with Google My Business and Merchant Center. And we'll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store. Register

Click here for the full schedule with workshop descriptions. Registration required for each workshop. In partnership with Stamford Partnership.

South End Branch African and African American Authors Book Discussion
Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Influence: Death on the Beach by Carl Weber
Join the Zoom meeting at the scheduled time.
Meeting ID: 889 3659 8749
Passcode: 462831

Celebrating Libraries with Karin Slaughter and Jackie Cooper
Presented in Partnership with HarperCollins 
Tuesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. via CrowdCast

Join Karin Slaughter in conversation with Jackie Cooper to celebrate libraries and discuss Karin’s latest book, False Witness. Karin Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project, a nonprofit established to support libraries and library programming. Jackie Cooper is an American author and film critic. Registration required. Register.

Friends Virtual Author Series: An Afternoon with Susan Ronald, Author of The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940
Thursday, August 5 at 2 p.m. via Zoom

Biographer Susan Ronald examines Joseph P. Kennedy's deeply controversial tenure as Ambassador to Great Britain on the eve of World War II. Thorough and utterly readable. Registration required. Register. Zoom details will be provided to all registrants in the confirmation email.

Stamford Pride Month: Meet Michael Koresky, Author of Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us
Monday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building
First Floor New Materials Room

Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
by Jean Sasson

Join the Zoom meeting at the scheduled time. 
Meeting ID: 849 8914 8137
Passcode: 609130