English as a Second Language Class at Stratford - Finally!

This upcoming Monday, from 5-6 pm, if you or someone you know speaks primarily Spanish, we will be having an ESL/Storytime hour.  If you would like to learn English, please join us, and feel free to bring your children as well.  We hope that they will be able to be involved in your learning!  We will also be having a short bilingual storytime as a part of the class.  This class is free and does not require registration at this time.  See you there!

Este lunes, el 28 de Septiembre, a las 5 de la tarde, hasta las 6, vamos a tener un clase de ingles y tambien un tiempo de cuentos bilingual.  Por favor ven y aprender con nosotros.  Sus ninos tambien estan bienvenidos.  Queremos que seran un apoyo en su aprendizaje. No tiene que registrarse ahora y la clase es gratis. Nos vemos! 

It's beginning to look a lot like....September

Some of you may be wondering what is going on with our hours at Stratford Library.  We had slightly extended hours this summer when it was approximately 400 degrees at high noon every day (slightly exaggerated).  This was so that we could act as a "cooling center" in order to provide a place for people to get away from the heat if necessary. Now that the weather is starting to cool down a bit (i.e. 85 degrees instead of 104), we have returned to our normal operating hours.

These are the following: Monday- 12-8, Tuesday thru Thursday- 10-6, Friday- 1-6, and Saturday- 9-1.  (Also found at the top of our branch homepage where you are reading this).

So come in and see us regardless of the weather, and we'll be looking forward to chatting with you soon!


Ever wonder what the Stratford Staff likes to read? We want to share with you our favorite genres and authors - at this moment. Our favorites change from time to time.

Hansel & Gretel

Do you enjoy stories of deep forests, evil witches and small children?  Not to mention houses made of gingerbread and frosting?  Then mark your calendars to join us on Monday, October 12th, 10:30 a.m. at the San Jacinto Community center in Highlands for a free performance of Hansel & Gretel by the Houston Opera to Go.  The small traveling group of performers visited us here in Highlands earlier this year when they performed a 45 minute updated version of Romeo & Juliet.  I have to say that it was one of the most enjoyable musical performances that I have ever attended!