Stratford Garden Festival

Ever wonder what the library and gardening have in common? Find out at the 18th Annual Stratford Garden Festival from March 1-4 2018 at the Stratford Rotary Complex. 

Visit our booth for information on library services and resources! Join Sally for Saturday morning story time beginning at 11am!

For more information on ticket prices and events, visit the Stratford Garden Festival webpage. 

Storm Chasing in Ontario

David Chapman will lead a powerful presentation explaining the effects storms have in Ontario.

Experience the entire life cycle of thunderstorms with this exciting and educational presentation. See how they form and develop into powerful lightning and wind storms. Watch an Ontario supercell tornado from start to finish as it cuts a path through the countryside near Arthur, ON as well as two other tornadoes to hit our province! 

No registration is required, but seating is limited! 

The Many Faces of the Fiddle

Come and experience the many styles and types of music that the violin can play! Enjoy the wonderful tunes of local violinist/fiddler Andrea Barstad and friends.

This concert is part of four Cushion Concerts presented by the Stratford Symphony Orchestra and the Stratford Public Library.

This concert will take place in the Auditorium.


#SaveTheBook pits banned and challenged books against each other in a battle to see which banned book is most loved in Stratford. Vote for your favourite book on Twitter or Facebook, and let everyone know you support intellectual freedom and the right to read. 

Antique Hunting

Ever wonder...How to tell an antique from a collectible? If that rustic chair is worth refinishing? What to look for when going through great gramma Gertrude's attic?

Join antique appraiser John Sewell as he enlightens us on the consumer awareness side of antique hunting. No registration required, but seats are limited to 45 attendees.

Note: Please leave your treasures at home!

This program will take place in the Auditorium on Saturday February 3rd 2018 and Saturday March 10th 2018.


Dare to Discover

Ever wonder... how to knit, code, sew, 3D design?

Dare to Discover is a monthly program that invites the community to learn new skills in a broad range of areas from a local maker. Each month, a community maker will provide instruction on their area of expertise, including 3D print design, vinyl cutting, quilting, and much more. This program will be held in the Auditorium.

Crafters' Circle

Crafters' Circle provides adults an opportunity to socialize and craft. Each week will highlight a different analog craft project, including sewing, sign painting, zentangle, book binding, knitting and more.

Participants are also encouraged to bring their own projects to work on while socializing and learning with others. Sewing machines will be made available at each crafters’ circle.

Next up:
Wednesday March 14th: Dishcloth 101 Tutorial - Bring your own needles and yarn!

This program will take place in the Auditorium.

Blind Date with a Book

Ever wonder... if you can judge a book by its first sentence? Blind Date with a Book returns from February 1 - 14. Choose a wrapped book by only its first line, check it out, and rate your date! Will it be a dud or a stud?

Enter to win great prizes by local sponsors. Ballots must be entered by March 7th.

For more information, contact Robyn at 519-271-0220 x 132 /



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