The Fantasy World of Norman Rockwell! The Sturgeon Queens: A Documentary of the Jewish Immigrant Experience Intro to Sewing (March 14 @ 2pm) Our Museum Passes are Expanding!

The Fantasy World of Norman Rockwell!

Join us on March 10 @ 7pm as Psychobiographer Fred Biamonte takes us into the mind of Norman Rockwell, a chronic depressive, & shows us how Rockwell painted his happiness, rather than lived it.

The Sturgeon Queens: A Documentary of the Jewish Immigrant Experience

Join us for a charming documentary depicting the Jewish immigrant experience told by 100-year-old Hattie Russ Gold and her sister 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman. March 21 at 3:30 pm.

Intro to Sewing (March 14 @ 2pm)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Join Zenaida Barrios in this introductory class. Using the MakerLab sewing machine & supplies, she’ll show you the basics. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Adults & teens welcome.

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.

Shoreline Greenway Trail Meeting Rescheduled

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The SGT annual town meeting has been rescheduled to March 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Afternoon Tea at Downton Abbey Event Pictures


The Friends of the Blackstone library hosted the delightful fundraising event “Afternoon Tea at Downton Abbey” on January 18th. Everyone who came had a wonderful time – here are some great pictures from the event!

3D Printer & BCTV


Blackstone Librarian Katy Dillman talks with Jan Doyle, host of BCTV’s Classroom Connections, about the library’s 3D printer – what it is and how the community can use it. Joining them are some of our younger Blackstone Makers, demonstrating the printer and sharing their thoughts. It was a great time!

Tax Forms Update


The library has  been notified by the IRS that they will only be sending us Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ this year. There will be no federal  instruction booklets available at the library. The 1040 instruction booklet is 104 pages long, making it impossible for us to provide printed copies.

You can access, view and print the instructions yourself by going to or you can order online at or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

The library can print other forms for you from the IRS website; the charge to copy is $.25 per page.

The library has CT tax forms and a limited number of CT tax booklets.