If there is ever a person who epitomizes perseverance, it’s Adam Greenberg, famous for the one pitch that changed his life forever. A 93 mile-an-hour first pitch fastball to the back of the head on his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs gave Adam the record for being one of the only two players in history to have an official at-bat without ever taking the field. After seven years of continued hustle to get back, Adam signed a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins in 2012. He was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. Tickets are $75, include a signed copy of Adam’s book plus wine/whiskey/beer tasting by Wine 101. Proceeds benefit the Campaign for the Blackstone. Purchase your tickets at colinsheehanevents.com.
The library is pleased to offer a new 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.
Uncover Branford is a continuously expanding group that meets monthly to share favorite hidden gems in Branford and the memories that make that place special.
Blackstone Library cardholders can now download ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, TV series and music to their computers and mobile devices. Sign up at hoopladigital.com or through the Hoopla app on your mobile device. You can browse the collection or search for a specific title. Just click on the title you want and then click on Borrow! Read more about Hoopla here.