Introducing the Astronomical Society of New Haven’s Lendable Telescope Fiction Writing Workshop Uncover Branford: your town, your people, your story Our Museum Passes are Getting an Upgrade!

Introducing the Astronomical Society of New Haven’s Lendable Telescope

The Blackstone Library is partnering with the Astronomical Society of New Haven to offer a specially designed 4 1/2 inch telescope for patrons of all ages to borrow from the Blackstone and use at home!

Fiction Writing Workshop

Learn all the major elements of writing compelling stories in this 3-part fiction writing workshop taught by Sarah Bradley. Classes held the 1st three Saturdays in June. Click here to RSVP. Space is limited.

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 Museum Passes are Getting an Upgrade!

The Library is expanding our museum pass accessibility by allowing you to reserve passes up to 30 days in advance and even print certain passes from the comfort of your home - all in an effort of making your planned trip that much easier.

Memorial Day Holiday

The library will be closed on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday. We will be open for our regular hours, 9 am to 5 pm, on Saturday, May 27.

Sunday hours will resume on Sunday, September 10.

New Language Learning Opportunities

The library is pleased to offer two new language learning opportunities, Pronunciator and SCOLA. Visit our Digital Resources page to learn more.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

Did you know that the library checks out WiFi hotspots?

The library has three T-Mobile and three Sprint hotspots available for a one week checkout.  You can place a hold online (keyword search: hotspot) or call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

** Please note that the hotspots must be picked up and dropped off at the ground floor checkout desk. The hotspots cannot be renewed.

Branford Community Foundation Matching Grant

The Branford Community Foundation (BCF) is generously offering a $100,000 matching grant for donations to the Blackstone Library’s Campaign for the Blackstone. When you donate up to $1,000, BCF will MATCH your donation, doubling the gift you give! Read more about this announcement in the New Haven Register, The Sound, and The Branford Eagle.

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