Afternoon tea at Downton Abbey Book to Art Club (Sat., Jan. 10 @ 2:00 p.m.) The Magic of Christmas w/ Martha Link Walsh Our Museum Passes are Expanding!

Afternoon tea at Downton Abbey

Your presence is cordially requested at this fundraiser for the Friends of the Library.  More information and tickets...

Book to Art Club (Sat., Jan. 10 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Kick off the New Year by joining our new book club! We'll be reading & discussing NEW books while we work on an art project related to the book. Our 1st book is John Grisham’s Gray Mountain. Books provided. To register,  click here.

The Magic of Christmas w/ Martha Link Walsh

 Whether you're French, Norwegian, English or German, your gift giver has his own charm and uniqueness. Martha Link Walsh will  share some of these stories & show paper cut images that represent them. Wed., Dec. 17 @ 7:00 PM.  Click here to register.

Our Museum Passes are Expanding!

Thanks to the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library our Museum Pass menu is growing! We have recently acquired 2 new passes that will take our patrons to New York City.

Make Your Year-End Donation Today!

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The Blackstone Library is a nonprofit organization that relies on your private donations to help us continue to offer the fantastic children’s, teen, and adult programs you love, and to provide the excellent services and relevant materials you need. Click here to make your year-end contribution today!

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MakerLab in Action: 3D Printer

makerlab circle copy

Take a peek at this time lapse video (below) of our MakerLab’s 3D Printer in action. This video was filmed and edited by local videographer Rich Pfeifer, and the printer is making a Blackstone Logo medallion which was designed by local engineer Sean McCulloch. We are so impressed at the talents of our community members! Want to learn more about our MakerLab and get involved? CLICK HERE!

Pre-Register Online for a Library Card


Branford residents can now pre-register online for a library card. You will receive a temporary number (good for 30 days) via email that will allow you to place holds in the library catalog. You will need to come to the library in person, with identification and proof of residency, to complete the registration and obtain your library card; you can then access all of our services and databases.

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

Drivers Test

Do you need to practice for your driving test? The Blackstone Library is pleased to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their CT driving tests! Just CLICK HERE to get started.