BHS Music Makers on December 14 @ 2 p.m. The Magic of Christmas w/ Martha Link Walsh CT Accordion Association Holiday Concert Our Museum Passes are Expanding! Help us Bookmark Branford

BHS Music Makers on December 14 @ 2 p.m.

The Music Makers from Branford High School and conducted by Cathyann Roding will perform a selection of holiday classics, including traditional carols, music from the European Renaissance and modern selections.

The Magic of Christmas w/ Martha Link Walsh

 Whether you're French, Norwegian, English or German, your gift giver has his own charm and uniqueness. Martha Link Walsh will  share some of these stories & show paper cut images that represent them. Wed., Dec. 17 @ 7:00 PM.  Click here to register.

CT Accordion Association Holiday Concert

Get in the holiday spirit with this special holiday concert featuring some of the finest musicians in the accordion world. The accordion orchestra consists of over 20 performers who have performed in and out of state. Sat., Dec. 6 @ 2:00 PM

Our Museum Passes are Expanding!

Thanks to the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library our Museum Pass menu is growing! We have recently acquired 2 new passes that will take our patrons to New York City.

Help us Bookmark Branford

Tell us your story by November 30 and you could win an iPad Mini.  What does the Blackstone Library mean to you? 

Library Closed


The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. The library will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for its regular hours.

MakerLab in Action: 3D Printer

makerlab circle copy

Take a peek at this time lapse video (below) of our MakerLab’s 3D Printer in action. This video was filmed and edited by local videographer Rich Pfeifer, and the printer is making a Blackstone Logo medallion which was designed by local engineer Sean McCulloch. We are so impressed at the talents of our community members! Want to learn more about our MakerLab and get involved? CLICK HERE!

Pre-Register Online for a Library Card


Branford residents can now pre-register online for a library card. You will receive a temporary number (good for 30 days) via email that will allow you to place holds in the library catalog. You will need to come to the library in person, with identification and proof of residency, to complete the registration and obtain your library card; you can then access all of our services and databases.

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

Drivers Test

Do you need to practice for your driving test? The Blackstone Library is pleased to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their CT driving tests! Just CLICK HERE to get started.