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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun.-Tue., 12/24-12/26.

Events: Stratford


Letters to Santa

Children's Event Drop-in Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
Holiday Writing Stratford Children Grades K 5 Preschool Early Elemen

Create Your Own Holiday Cards

Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Stratford Adults Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Smith

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event After the death of her husband, Joanne Smith is dreading the holiday season. But 12 days before Christmas, she begins receiving unexpected gifts from her family's "True Friends," which changes her outlook.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.
More events in this series (170). » Story Time Stratford Children Preschool

Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 90-minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.
More events in this series (117). » Story Time Stratford Children Preschool

Book Club: "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman

Mon., 1/15/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Come discuss this book, about real-life zookeepers who helped hide hundreds of people from the Nazis after Germany invaded Poland during World War II.
Book Club Stratford Adults

"Love in Six Words" Story Contest

Mon., 1/29/18 - Fri., 2/9/18, 5pm @ All MCPL Locations
Adult Event Drop-in Show us what love means to you in six words with the return of our "Love in Six Words" story contest. Three entries per person, top five get shared in the library and on social media.
Activities Holiday Writing Contest None 0 All Locations Adults

Quilting and Crafting

Adult Event Drop-in Quilters and crafters are invited to gather to learn, create, and share! In addition to sharing quilting skills and techniques, we'll also teach a new craft each month. Bring supplies, the library will supply patterns and books.
More events in this series (3). » Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts Stratford Adults

Create a Valentine!

Children's Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Holiday Valentines Day Stratford Children Adults Tweens Teens

Book Club: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

Mon., 2/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Join us for a discussion about this novel, about a curmudgeon who finds an unexpected friendship among neighbors.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "The Book That Matters Most" by Ann Hood

Mon., 3/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Ava joins a book club and rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood, which helped her through the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "The Lost Girls" by Heather Young

Mon., 4/16/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event In the summer of 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanished from her family's vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. 64 years later, the house is inherited by her grandniece Justine, ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "Alice's Tulips" by Sandra Dallas

Mon., 5/21/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event In Civil War-era Iowa, Alice Bullock is a young newlywed whose husband has just joined the Union Army. Her life is filled with quilting bees, the rigors of farm life, ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults