All library branches, including drive-up service, will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 5, due to inclement weather. See the weather closing policy.

STRAFFORD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

  • "Downton Abbey" Tea Party
    2:00 pm for adults.
    Celebrate another great season of "Downton Abbey" with tea, discussion and an episode of your favorite period drama, not rated.

Monday, March 16, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts February 01; call 736-9233.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

  • Top Chef Snack Edition
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5 -12..
    Do you have the skills to come out on top? Challenge others to make the most creative snacks. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home as well as enjoy some of our special toys. Stop by anytime in March to participate in our picture book tournament.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • Science Saturdays
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynatures "African Cats," rated G.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Crafts for a Cause
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Give back to the community by making dog collars to donate to C.A.R.E., a no-kill animal shelter in Springfield. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Books and Barks
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Practice your reading skills out loud as you share a story with a local therapy dog at the Library.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • Science Saturdays
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Chimpanzee," rated G.

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts March 01; call 736-9233.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Making Sense of Numbers Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Even young children need to understand the concept of money. But first they need to understand how numbers and counting work. We'll read fun stories, sing songs and do activities that build early math skills. A Money Smart Week event.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • Give a Book, Take a Book: Book Swap
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Nothing new between the covers in your library? Bring your unwanted book in anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. and trade it for a new-to-you book. Unclaimed books will go to the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • PEEPS Art
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    It's PEEPS time! Create scenes from your favorite book or superhero comic using those sugary, marshmallowy PEEPS as your props. PEEPS will be provided.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • Acoustic Guitar with Don Harmening
    1:00 pm for adults.
    Join us for an afternoon of classic acoustic folk and rock music performed by Don Harmening.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Summer Reading Kickoff
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Zoom in to the Library to pick up your Summer Reading Program game board and favorite books, and make cool superhero crafts. Materials will be provided.

Monday, May 18, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts April 01; call 736-9233.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Reader's Choice
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm for adults.
    What have you been reading lately? Join us and talk about your favorite new book.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • Science Saturdays
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Wings of Life" rated G.

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts May 01; call 736-9233.
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