All Ferguson Library programs are generously supported by the Friends of The Ferguson Library.

See our calendar for all our program information, including book discussions, films, computer classes and Makerspace events .

Registration is Open!
Friends Author Series: Meet Bestselling Author Adriana Trigiani, Author of Kiss Carlo
Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library, DiMattia Building, Third Floor Auditorium

Bring your friends and come for an evening of food, wine and conversation with Adriana Trigiani, author of Kiss Carlo.

Adriana Trigiani is the bestselling author of 17 books which have been published in 36 countries around the world, including the blockbuster epic, The Shoemaker’s Wife, All the Stars in the Heavens, the Big Stone Gap series, Lucia, Lucia, the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; Cooking with My Sisters, a collection of delicious and accessible family recipes curated by Adriana and her four sisters, and the bestselling memoir, Don’t Sing at the Table. She is a playwright, television writer/producer and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the film version of her novel Big Stone Gap, which was shot entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. She is co-founder of the Origin Project, an in-school writing program that serves more than a thousand students in Appalachia.

Tickets are $15 and include a wine and dessert reception. Proceeds to benefit the Library.

Reception at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7 p.m.
 
Book sale and signing.
 
For more information, call 203 351-8275.
Save the date: NYT Bestselling Author Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and Every Note Played – March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets on sale soon.

January is National Mentoring Month
Be Inspired! Be Moved! Be a Mentor!
Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building, Third Floor Auditorium

Join us for special presentations highlighting the benefits and impact of being a mentor, followed by a resource fair of local organizations seeking mentors.

Speakers:

Juanita James, President & CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Dr. Susan Weinberger, President, Mentor Consulting Group

Organizations in attendance:

Boys & Girls Club, Child Guidance Center, City of Stamford, Dare to Dream, DOMUS, Kids Helping Kids, Stamford Public Education Foundation, Starfish Connection, United Way, Urban League, Volunteer Square, Women’s Mentoring Network.

A light supper will be served.

Registration required. Register.

Supported by the Stamford Mentoring Collaborative.

W. E. B. Du Bois: A Man for All Times
Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building, Third Floor Auditorium
A critically-acclaimed play about the great civil rights activist, the production delves into the 95 years of Du Bois’s life with passion, humor and respect. Those who don’t know much about the man learn a lot in the 75 minute production, and those who know of him, get to spend a little time in his world, and to see his more personal side.
Co-sponsored by MLK Committee, NAACP and 100 Black Men.

 Photo credit: W. E. B. Du Bois in 1918 by Cornelius Marion (C.M.) Battey. (Public domain via Wikimedia Commons)

World Affairs Forum: Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State
Wednesday, January 24 at 5:45 p.m.

Main Library, DiMattia Building, Third Floor Auditorium

With Dr. Karen Greenberg, Director, Center on National Security, Fordham University, School of Law. Free for Forum members, faculty and students. All others, $20. To reserve a seat, call 203 356-0340 or register online.

Art at The Ferguson: Opening Reception
Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m.

Main Library, DiMattia Building
Third Floor Auditorium Gallery

Comfort Zone. On display January through May.

(pictured: Serenity by Sandra Camner)

Co-sponsored by the Stamford Art Association.

Family Program in commemoration of Black History Month

OUR REVOLUTION – A Multi-Media Performance
Thursday, February 1 at 4 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)
Main Library, DiMattia Building, Third Floor Auditorium

“All men are created equal.” It was a dangerous idea. No government ever made such an idea the cornerstone of its existence.

Written by Rachel Atkins, Our Revolution is the story of one of many common citizens who fought to bring these five words to life – words that had even greater meaning to an African American soldier in 1776.

Performed by Living Voices Theatre Company, Seattle, Washington and presented by The American Connection.

This program is for everyone, from elementary school children to adults.

Co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Multicultural Council.

Rooting for Tarzan: The Socialization of Whites & Blacks in American Society
Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building
Third Floor Auditorium
 

Two life-long friends created a forum to explore the black and white perspectives on race.  Rooting for Tarzan, presented by Mike Jefferson and Bob Pellegrino, is an honest discussion about the future of race relations in American society and a must-see presentation for anyone concerned about this difficult issue.

Refreshments.

Co-sponsored by Stamford Community Collective.

An Evening of Classical Guitar
Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Enjoy an evening of beautiful, romantic music with Marc Mathelier, an internationally-acclaimed classical guitarist.

A versatile guitarist and avid musician, his styles of repertoire range from Baroque to Fusion/Alternative, and Easy Listening and Classical to Jazz standards on nylon string guitar.

Marc Mathelier’s music celebrates love and life and is a refreshing alternative to today’s standard performances.

Curiosity Concerts: I Go On Singing
Saturday, February 24 at 3 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building, Third Floor Auditorium

Join us for acclaimed baritone Anthony Brown’s rousing tribute to Paul Robeson – an all-American athlete, scholar, international recording artist, and star of the stage and screen. This free, one-hour family concert brings history alive through music and stories. Drawing on Robeson’s original arrangements from the spirituals to Broadway, enjoy such classics as “Wade in the Water,” “Ol’ Man River,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”

Register.

Curiosity Concerts is directing all donations for this concert to The Ferguson Library.

Generously underwritten by Curiosity Concerts, with support from The Friends of The Ferguson Library.

Lumina String Quartet: All-Brahms Program
Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

Main Library, DiMattia Building, Third Floor Auditorium

String Quartet #3 in B Flat Major Op. 67 (1875, Ziegelhausen, Germany)

Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in b minor, Op. 115 (1891, Bad Ischl, Germany)

Guest Artist, Phillip Bashor

Save the Date: Friends Author Series
Meet NYT Bestselling Author Lisa Genova, Author of Every Note Played
Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building
Third Floor Auditorium

Join us for an evening of food, wine and conversation with bestselling author Lisa Genova. Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, and Inside the O’Briens. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film.

Just as her first book Still Alice brought the reality of Alzheimer’s to life, Every Note Played gives the reader a vivid and authentic depiction of ALS. As Lisa has so skillfully shown in her previous books, she blends her neuroscience background with her literary skills to create a powerful story not simply about a neurological condition, but also about the human condition. Through the lens of ALS, Every Note Played explores regret, forgiveness, letting go, and redemption.

Tickets are $15 and include a wine and dessert reception. Proceeds to benefit the Library. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. Book sale and signing.

Tickets go on sale soon.

See our calendar for all our program information, including book discussions, films, computer classes and MakerSpace events .