Writing Workshop: Healing Through Poetry and Prose (Oct, 10, 17, 24, & 31) Eerie Connecticut: Local Myth & Mystery Demonology & the Occult in the Civil War

Writing Workshop: Healing Through Poetry and Prose (Oct, 10, 17, 24, & 31)

Amy J. Barry, a professional writer, certified expressive arts facilitator, and Hospice-trained bereavement counselor will lead this workshop series to encourage right-brain creativity. Using expressive arts techniques, such as visual and word prompts, she will engage participants in writing poetry and short prose followed by group discussion about what we read and write, in order to facilitate healing through any kind of loss or transition. Writing experience is not required; workshop is free. More information about Amy can be found at www.aimwrite-ct.net. PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR ALL 4 SESSIONS: October 10, 17, 24, 31. Materials: pen or pencil and writing notebook or journal Space is limited, register today! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Eerie Connecticut: Local Myth & Mystery

On 10/18 @ 6:30 pm, Rob Nelson will explore the unexplainable & unbelievable history of the Fairfield Witch Trials; the ghostly “White Lady” of Monroe; and Dudleytown, the “most haunted place on Earth!” Register here.

Demonology & the Occult in the Civil War

Join us on 10/19 @ 7pm for a fascinating lecture by military historian Matthew Bartlett, a graduate of American Military University w/a Master’s in Military History & a specialization in the American Civil War. Click here to register.

2014-2015 Leadership Circle & Business Circle Donor Board

2015 Leadership Business Circle Board

The 2014-2015 Leadership Circle & Business Circle Board is up! Individual donors who have given charitable gifts of $100 or more, and businesses who have given $250 or more are shown on the board. A very special thank you to all of our Leadership Circle and Business Circle members. Stop by the Blackstone to see the board in person!

Click to learn more about joining the Leadership Circle or the Business Circle.

Interlibrary Loan Update


On July 1, 2015 the CT state catalog, reQuest, will no longer be available. The state library is working on a new state catalog; in the meantime, please visit our interlibrary loans page for information on how to order items. If you have any questions, please call the Reference Desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

Make a Donation Today to the Blackstone Library

Participants in the March 25th "Tinkerlab" got to make art robots, design and print 3D files, and more!

The James Blackstone Memorial Library serves the residents of Branford by providing essential access to information, resources, and unique shared experiences to meet the needs of our community. By making a donation to the library today, you can help support the innovative programming and crucial services we offer that help educate and enrich our community.  Read more…

Mango Languages

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We’re excited to announce our latest subscription service that we offer to you for free with your Blackstone Library card: Mango Languages. Mango is a language learning tool that allows you to learn over 70 different languages, including English as a second language, right from your computer, smartphone, or tablet!  Click here to create your profile. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.