A Supernatural Evening w/ Trance Medium Art of Edgar Degas (10/16 @ 2pm) Brand New Museum Pass to Hill-Stead Museum Mini Maker Table (Each Fri. & Sat. 10am-4pm)

A Supernatural Evening w/ Trance Medium

Leader of the New Haven & Guilford ghost tours, Chrystyne McGrath, discusses the difference between ghosts & spirits, shares stories of clearings of local homes, & tells scary stories of CT hauntings. 10/25 @ 6:30 pm. RSVP here.

Art of Edgar Degas (10/16 @ 2pm)

Professor Joy Pepe presents a lecture on the art of Edgar Degas, a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. RSVP here. Joy Pepe is professor emerita of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

Brand New Museum Pass to Hill-Stead Museum

Did you know that the library provides discounts to 25 local museums, sanctuaries and historical sites? Our newest addition is the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington; where you can explore

Mini Maker Table (Each Fri. & Sat. 10am-4pm)

Come tinker, play, and create with a new MakerLab project each month! The projects are easy and fun for all ages. This month stop in and see our new 3D scanner in action! Bring in an object that you want to replicate OR use one of ours as a sample.



Part-Time Youth Services Library Assistant – James Blackstone Memorial Library is seeking an individual who enjoys working with children, teens and parents in a diverse community. Prior library experience, computer literacy, a familiarity with Microsoft Office and previous work with children/teens is preferred.

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Annual Book Sale on the Branford Green

book sale

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE – October 13 to 16, 2016

Preview Night – $15 entrance fee – Thursday, 5pm to 8pm (Members of Friends of Library Free)

General Sale – Free admission
Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight
Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Great Prices
Trade paperback $2.00, Hardcover $3.00, Coffee table $5.00
Children’s Books 50 cents and up
Sunday bargains: Fill a bag for $10! (Bags provided by Friends of Library)

FOOD AVAILABLE: Cafe Blackstone, Hot Dogs, crumb cake, muffins, cinnamon buns, chocolate chip brownies, coffee, tea, lemonade, water

More information is available here.

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 connect up to ten devices at a time. 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.