Now that we’re back in Stamford, we have access (again) to an amazing library system! In fact, the Weed Hill branch is just around the corner, so if we ever want to pick up a book or any other item, it can get sent us to right there from any of the other branches. Besides that, all of the libraries in Stamford offer an ever-expanding selection of books, audio, magazines, online items, and even games! But, that doesn’t even take into account all of the programs that take part in the library . . . the Stamford library is truly a social center that brings the community together.
Happy Hour is cool and everything, but how often have you been able to really catch it? Most of us suckers are stuck at work, finishing that report or presentation, or running errands. So, why let Happy Hour end so early? Solution: join the Literary Pub Crawl in Stamford on October 13 from 6-9:45. Registration is $10 with profits going directly to Stamford Library and here’s how it works: Continue reading
A library isn’t just a home for books and magazines, though many people see them this way. No, a library is a gathering place, a resource, a place to learn new skills, experience new things, and to feel like a part of the community. And, nowhere is this more true than at The Ferguson Library in Stamford where there are always a ton of things going on like book talks, Meet the Author nights, children’s events, fairs, festivals, and special events.
Speaking of special events: The Ferguson Library is about ready to start the next chapter of a successful year with their annual A Novel Affair event. Tickets for the 4/9 event from 5:30-8:30 are $125 and can be bought here. This is actually our third time going and we’re very proud to be one of the media sponsors this year, too.
Bestselling Author Chris Bohjalian at Ferguson Library w/ Wine + Food Reception from 3 Area Restaurants23 Apr
Perhaps one of the finer things in life is sitting back with a great book, drinking some wine, and savoring some food. If this is your kinda heaven, then you’ll definitely want to stop by The Ferguson Library in the heart of Downtown Stamford for a special event with Chris Bohjalian on 4/28/14. This New York Times bestselling author (his most recent is The Light in the Ruins) has penned seventeen books, nine of them populating the coveted NY Times list.
Tickets to the talk and tasting are $15 (proceeds to benefit the library) and are extremely limited, so make sure to get your tickets right away. Doors open at 6:30 for a wine and food reception provided by Asiana Bistro, Capeesh? and Zody’s 19th Hole. Chris Bohjalian then takes the podium at 7 with a book sale and signing afterwards.
This will be a great event if you’re a Chris Bohjalian fan…or an avid reader in general. Also, you’ll have a chance to try out two of Stamford’s newest restaurants: Asiana Bistro and Capeesh?.
Last year we were invited to attend A Novel Affair, The Ferguson Library‘s annual fundraiser, right in the library. While it seemed pretty naughty to be eating and drinking in a library (we were even TALKING), we got over that quickly and had a blast. All in, $160,000 was raised for the library during that event between ticket prices, donations, and auction items. And, this year around, the needs
of the library have not disappeared. They still need to fund the awesome events and classes they put on for kids and adults, purchase books and materials, help make initiatives happen, and maintain the library as a beacon light in the Stamford community.
So, please join us at this year’s event on April 10 from 5:30-8:30, for food, drinks, and tons of fun. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here (sponsorship options available, too) or by calling (203) 351-8205. Like we said, not only will you be helping to fund the library’s offerings and collections, you’ll also be able to take advantage of some of the area’s best food and drinks.
If owning your own restaurant has been a dream of yours, why not take that next step to making your dream a reality? The first task is as simple as attending the Running a Successful Restaurant seminar at the Ferguson Library in Stamford on 12/11. Registration for the seminar begins at 5:30 and the presentation starts at 6 in the third floor auditorium.
During the talk, you’ll learn all about the restaurant biz…from the good, to the bad, and to the ugly. You’ll also get help figuring your way through how to position your restaurant and your unique culinary perspective. And, of course, you’ll get some advice about how to market your restaurant.
This event at the Ferguson is co-sponsored by SCORE (provides help for small businesses and start-ups) of Fairfield County and the Community Economic Development Fund (provides financial and technical assistance to small businesses and supports community economic development).The Ferguson Library 96 Broad Street Stamford, CT 06904
If you didn’t know, Dan teaches middle school English. So, it’s no surprise that he values reading, literacy, and the pursuit of knowledge. Hey, life isn’t about just food. Also, we both value libraries. They educate, they bring the community together, and they move the world ahead. That being said, we are all aware of the money crisis throughout America and we know that libraries often end up on the chopping block. And, being former Stamford residents, we have seen hours cut and worse, but we have also seen people work together to keep the local library system going. For example, local businesses such as Citizens Bank and Pitney Bowes have sponsored Sunday hours at The Ferguson Library.
And, another major source of funds comes from The Ferguson Library’s annual fundraiser, A Novel Affair. This year the food, drinks, music, fun, and auctions are going down on Thursday, 4/25, starting at 6 pm. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here. Let’s share with you some of the amazing things that you can look forward to:
- Open bar
- Wine and beer tastings from BevMax
- Beer tasting from Charter Oak Brewing Company of New Canaan
- Beer tasting from Half Full Brewery of Stamford
- Beer tasting from Southport Brewing Company of Connecticut
Noms (that’s food in our language)
Local Food Authors at Ferguson Library for Food, Talk, Wine, Fundraising, and Signings – Stamford, CT26 Nov
Three local celebrated chefs and cookbook authors are visiting The Ferguson Library in Downtown Stamford this Wednesday (11/28) at 6 pm. First off, there’s Katie Workman, author of The Mom 100 Cookbook. Next, we have Claire Crisculo, the owner of Claire’s Corner Copia in New Haven who also wrote Welcome to Claire’s: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant. And, we’ve got local legend John Barricelli from SoNo Baking Company who authored The Seasonal Baker and The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook.
They’ll be dishing about cooking and their own experiences, plus they’ll be signing their books, available for purchase. Come by early for the wine reception and appetizers from Atria Restaurant. Tickets are just $15 and will go directly toward The Ferguson Library. If you’re a Stamford resident or know of the library situation in Stamford, you know how vital this money is in keeping the library up and running.