Intro to E-mail Saturday Cinema: The Imitation Game Make a Donation Today to the Spring Appeal Our Museum Passes are Expanding!

Intro to E-mail

In this intro class you'll learn the basics of using e-mail including how to create a personal e-mail address, and navigating and composing e-mails.  Registration required. To register, click here.

Saturday Cinema: The Imitation Game

Join us Saturday, May 30 @ 1:00 pm for a showing of award winning film, The Imitation Game. Refreshments provided. Closed captioning.

Make a Donation Today to the Spring Appeal

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. 

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 the Connecticut Audubon Society Pass.

Tassy Awards-May 26, 7pm

New Voices in Children’s Literature: Tassy Walden Awards competition encourages and nurtures the creation of exceptional quality books for children by unpublished Connecticut writers and illustrators. Categories include: Picture Book (text only), Illustrated Picture Book (art and text), Children’s Book Illustrator Portfolio, Middle Grade Novel, and Young Adult/Teen Novel. Join us to help celebrate this year’s winners!

Medicine of the Future CANCELLED


This month’s Science in the News Program, “Medicine of the Future: Conquering Cancer”, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize for the inconvenience and will notify you if the program is rescheduled. This lecture will be given at the New Haven Free Public Library tomorrow (5/18) @ 6:30 pm.

Murder at the Blackstone: Event Pictures

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Our fundraising event, Murder at the Blackstone, was a blast! 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.