Annual Book Sale on the Branford Green

September 28 – October 1
Preview Night – Thursday, 5 – 7 pm – Free for Friends or
$15 paid admission

Free Admission Thursday 7 pm – midnight and Friday – Sunday

More information is available here.

Opera 101: The Divas of Opera

Join us on 9/24 @ 2pm to learn all about the styles of the female voice from sopranos who often take to leading female role, to contralto, the lowest and rarest of female voices, and everything in between in the first part of our Opera 101 series with Charlotte D’Aniello.

Book Talk: Solitary Odyssey (9/19 @ 6:30pm)

Author Isabella Green discusses her book Solitary Odyssey of a Female Kind which tells the true story of her compelling endeavor backpacking around the world, on a budget, by herself after returning from serving in the Persian Gulf War. She journeys through many cultures, religions, and obstacles on her quest for healing.

The Magic of Communication (9/12 @ 6pm)

Former illusionist Greg Dwyer will share secrets on how to create real magic in your life and how to communicate in a way that leads to a fulfilled life. Based on neuroscience & a little storytelling, Greg will entertain & educate you on the magic of communication.

Labor Day Weekend Hours

The library will be open on Saturday, September 2 from 9 am to 5 pm. We will be closed on Sunday, September 3 and on Monday, September 4.

Today’s Eclipse

Unfortunately, the library did not receive any eclipse viewing glasses. However, you can make your own pinhole camera to safely view the eclipse. Use these instructions from NASA.

Never look at the sun directly; NASA has a page on safety during the eclipse here.

The library will live stream the eclipse from NASA, on the big screen in the auditorium.

Outdoor Movie has been cancelled

Tonight’s movie at Foote Park has been cancelled due to the high chance for thunderstorms. If we are able to reschedule, we will post the information on the website.

New On Demand Videos

The library is pleased to offer a new on demand streaming service called Kanopy. You’ll find independent, classic, international films and documentaries. Included are the Criterion Collection, the Great Courses and PBS. You can stream up to 5 videos a month. Create an account at Kanopy, using your Blackstone Library card. If you have any questions, call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.