Sew-Along (Nov. 11 & 18 @ 1:30 pm) New Loan Periods Intro to 3D Printing (11/8/18 @ 6 pm) Raffle: Win the right to name the new Upstairs Rotunda Art Gallery Uncover Branford: your town, your people, your story

Sew-Along (Nov. 11 & 18 @ 1:30 pm)

Join us for a 2-part “open sew class”. Bring in the sewing projects you want to work on and professional costume designer & sewing instructor Sara Normand will be on hand to assist you. Space is very limited. Register today!

New Loan Periods

Beginning October 1, 2018 the Blackstone Library will change its two week and four week checkout times to three weeks.  In addition, our Hot Reels DVDs will no longer be able to be placed on hold.  For a list of all the changes and loan periods, click here. The library is implementing new loan periods for many of our items, as recommended by the LION Consortium’s Best Practices Task Force. This allows us to align our loan periods with other LION libraries, making things simpler for you when borrowing items! Changes include: 21 DAY LOAN for:

  • Books (including new)
  • Books on CD
  • Nonfiction DVDs
  • Graphic Novels
  • Magazines
  • Music CDs
  • Telescope
  • Sewing machines
3 DAY LOAN, NO HOLDS:
  • Hot Reels DVDs
No changes:  iPads & Laptops (in-house use)
  • Museum Passes (2 days)
  • Hot Picks (7 days, no holds)
  • Hotspots & Roku (7 days)
  • DVDs (7 days)
  • Book Club Sets (6 weeks)

Intro to 3D Printing (11/8/18 @ 6 pm)

Learn how to create your own 3D files for printing with instructor Jim Davis. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software Sculpt.  For all ages. Registration required. To register, please click here

Raffle: Win the right to name the new Upstairs Rotunda Art Gallery

Enter to win naming rights in the renovated Blackstone Library!

Uncover Branford: your town, your people, your story

Feeling disconnected? Want to be more active in your community? Then join us to SHARE STORIES, UNCOVER HIDDEN GEMS, & MAKE FRIENDS! Our next meeting takes place 10/20 @ 10:30am.

Raffle: Win the right to name the new Upstairs Rotunda Art Gallery

Enter to win naming rights in the renovated Blackstone Library!

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Did you know…?

Blackstone Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization? Any contribution made in support of the library is tax-deductible! You can make a tax-deductible gift in honor or in memory of someone, too—learn more here.

Support for the upcoming renovation project is also tax-deductible—we’ve received gifts totaling 90% of our fundraising goal, and your gifts to the Campaign for the Blackstone can help get us to 100%! Read more…

Free eBooks

Are you looking for free eBooks? Check out the Digital Public Library of America’s Open Bookshelf for a collection of free eBooks. Just download the SimplyE app for your iOS or Android device and get started. You can choose the SimplyE collection to download books without using your library card.

Blackstone Library Learning Commons

The Reference staff at the library has created a learning commons to provide instructions, tutorials, and links for a variety of topics. You’ll find tip sheets and links to tutorials on subjects such as downloading ebooks and audiobooks, Microsoft Office, email, computers, social media and more. Visit the Learning Commons page to see what is available; we will continue to add to and update the page.