Memorial Day Closing

The library will be closed on Sunday, May 24 and on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday.

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Tassy Walden Awards competition encourages and nurtures the creation of exceptional quality books for children by unpublished Connecticut writers and illustrators.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!

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.

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 – SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT: It’s a night of murder and mystery at the Blackstone Library! When an author winds up dead at the library, everyone’s a suspect! Who killed Agatha Mystry? Solve the clues, interview suspects and help catch a killer.  Saturday, May 9 at 7 PM


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.  (more…)

ABC Mouse is Here!

The award winning preschool educational game that contains interactive books, puzzles and more is now available for FREE to our library patrons. Head to our Fun and Games page to create an account and see what other educational sites we have to offer.