Kentucky Barracuda Book Talk  (8/15 @ 6 pm) Jane Bouley Signs New Book 7/21 @ 9 am Adult Summer Reading! (Now – 8/31) Count of Monte Cristo (@ Branford Fire HQ) Sewing 101: A Two-Part Series

Kentucky Barracuda Book Talk (8/15 @ 6 pm)

Branford Historical Society presents author Joe Goodbody for a discussion of his new book KENTUCKY BARRACUDA: Parker Hardin French - The Notorious Scoundrel and Delightful Rogue of Antebellum & Civil War America. Joe brings this cunning rascal into the spotlight and covers his connection to Branford. RSVP here.

Jane Bouley Signs New Book 7/21 @ 9 am

Town Historian Jane Bouley will be here to sign her fascinating, extensively researched new book, The Origin and Naming of Branford's Streets. The cost of books will be $25.

Adult Summer Reading! (Now – 8/31)

Summer Reading is NOT just for the kids! Adults, you can participate too and enter to win a great PRIZE! To participate, stop by the library to pick up an entry form and select your favorite titles from the Great American Read list. Click here to find out more about the Great American Read.

Count of Monte Cristo (@ Branford Fire HQ)

Celebrate summer reading with us! We're showing award winning movies based on America’s 100 most loved books from The Great American Read! On 7/21 @ 1pm we're showing The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), starring Jim Caviezel and Guy Pierce, based on the book by Alexandre Dumas. RSVP here. Takes place at the Branford Fire Headquarters.

Sewing 101: A Two-Part Series

Part 1: Patterns - On 7/24 @ 6pm learn how to read sewing envelopes & patterns with instructor Sara Normand. Part 2: Zippers, Buttons, Snaps, & Hems - On 7/28 @ 10am, you'll learn to add zippers, snaps, & buttons to any project, PLUS hem all types of garments! Space very limited. RSVP by clicking on class title.


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New Online Catalog

Our new online catalog is now live with a new look, enhanced searching and a more efficient display of titles in all formats. You can search the new Blackstone catalog here. If you have any questions or comments about the new catalog, please feel free to call the Reference department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 or speak to a staff person at any of our service desks.

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.

On Demand Videos

The library is pleased to offer an on demand streaming service called Kanopy. You’ll find independent, classic, international films and documentaries. Included are the Criterion Collection, the Great Courses and PBS. You can stream up to 5 videos a month. Create an account at Kanopy, using your Blackstone Library card. If you have any questions, call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.