Dear Eva: A Reading of WWII Letters

Your emotions will be stirred when you hear a reading of highlights from “Dear Eva,” a captivating non-fiction play based on World War II letters that were written by ordinary men and women in an extraordinary time. Nov. 8 @ 1pm. Click to register.

Circulation Assistant Job Opening

Part-time circulation assistant position opening, 20 hours/week, including nights and weekends, $11.00/hour. No benefits.

Successful candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, working courteously and tactfully at a busy public library serving a diverse community. Candidates must be energetic, enthusiastic, attentive to detail, with computer experience, an ability to multitask and able to lift up to forty pounds. High school diploma required, college degree a plus.

Please email cover letter and resume by November 7, 2014 to: Deirdre Santora, Associate Librarian,

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Future Drivers STOP Here!

The James Blackstone Memorial Library has partnered with to offer FREE online test prep for those preparing for car, motorcycle and commercial driving  permits. The site includes multiple tests, focused questions as well as the CT Drivers Handbook. This really is one stop shop for those preparing to get behind the wheel.

To review the site 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

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.

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. (more…)

Writer’s Workshop Group

Whether you want to work on your memoir, explore your creativity in the world of fiction, or craft essays, this group will give you the opportunity to work on your writing in a supportive environment. Meets first four Saturdays in Nov. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (more…)

3D Printer in Action

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? Click here!

You can be a part of the action, too! Set up an appointment with a librarian to be trained on the 3D printer and then come in to use it! Do you have skills to share? We’re looking for mentors and coaches for the different pieces of equipment in the MakerLab. If you have electronics skills, experience with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Adobe Photoshop Elements and/or Premiere Elements, LaunchPad/LaunchKey MIDI controllers, we want to hear from you! Call Katy Dillman at 203.488.1441, ext. 313.