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What To Do In Stamford This Week

STAMFORD, Conn. — Here are a few highlights of things to do in Stamford this week. Check out our Events calendar for more items.

Monday, Aug. 12

Stamford Book Discussion "The Age of Miracles:" 7 p.m. A discussion on the book “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker. Free. Ferguson Library, Harry Bennett Branch, 115 Vine Road, Stamford.

Happy Hour Specials At Bartaco: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy happy hours with specifically crafted cocktails. $5. Bartaco, 222 Summer St., Stamford.

The New Yorker Discussion Group: 6 to 8 p.m. Discussions on contemporary culture and events based on selected readings from The New Yorker. Free. Ferguson Library, Broad and Bedford streets, Stamford.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Book Bunch Club: 2 p.m. Spend time reading together with a book discussion and activities for kids entering grades 2 and 3. Registration required. Free. Ferguson Library, Broad and Bedford streets, Stamford.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Dinosaurs Rock: 2 p.m. Take a close look at fossils, including the leg of an Ice Age mammoth, dinosaur eggs, footprints and more. Ages 5 and above. Free. Ferguson Library, Broad and Bedford streets, Stamford.

Decorate With Henna: 4 p.m. Learn to decorate yourself and others in traditional temporary tattoo tradition from Henna artist Dinal Doshi. Registration required. Free. Ferguson Library, Harry Bennett Branch, 115 Vine Road, Stamford,

Thursday, Aug. 15

Third Thursday Movie In Stamford: 1 p.m. Watch “Quartet,” the story of an opera company filled with retired performers who reunite to stage a fundraiser for their theater. Free. Ferguson Library, Broad and Bedford streets, Stamford.

Indian Independence Day Celebration: 2:30 p.m. Celebrate India’s Independence Day with crafts and folktales. Free. Ferguson Library, South End Branch, 34 Woodland Ave., Stamford.

Learn How To Shop Online: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Learn  to shop online using recommended sites. Register online. Free. Ferguson Library, Broad and Bedford streets, Stamford.

Get Answers To Your Medicare/Medicaid Questions: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Attend a one-on-one session to clear up issues and keep track of recent changes to Medicare and Medicaid. Sessions are 45 minutes long and by appointment only. Free. Ferguson Library, Weed Memorial and Hollander Branch, 1143 Hope St., Stamford.

French Cinematheque screening of "Augustine:" 7:30 p.m. The movie is based on a true story of an unusual relationship between Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and mentor to Sigmund Freud, and his teenage patient. Directed by Alice Winocour, it stars 27-year-old French recording artist Soko in a breakout performance. Carte Blanche Members are free; members, $6; students and seniors, $8; and nonmembers, $11. Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford.

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