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!


How prepared were you when Ike came roaring through the neighborhood? What did you do and not do? What will you do differently next time? When you attend the Hurricane Preparedness program this coming Monday, September 14 at 6:30, you will find out the most recent ways to be prepared the next time an "Ike" hits us.

Regular Hours Resume September 8

During the heat emergency this summer, branches opened at 10 AM Monday-Friday. Regular hours resume for all branch locations on Tuesday, September 8.  Regular hours are listed on each branch page as well as the main locations page.


Stratford Book Club Gets into it.

Did you know there is a book club that meets on the second Wednesday at the branch?

When the book club members get together in the magazine/periodical area to discuss the book we all read, it can get quite exciting. Our voices rise and fall with emotion as we share.

We read all kinds of genre. Doing this helps us break out of our “mystery rut” or favorite reading genre rut. One of our members often can be heard saying, “I would never have picked this book off the shelf to read, but I’m glad I read it. It was really good.”

Come join us for our next meeting on September 9 at 10:00 a.m. We can get to know you and we will be sure you get the next book we will be reading so you can join the friendly and exciting discussions.