Library Closed

The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. The library will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for its regular hours.

BHS Music Makers on December 14 @ 2 p.m.

The Music Makers from Branford High School and conducted by Cathyann Roding will perform a selection of holiday classics, including traditional carols, music from the European Renaissance and modern selections.

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.

Please Note.

The library will not be having their Wed. baby class the day before Thanksgiving.
We hope you have an amazing holiday with your family.

CT Accordion Association Holiday Concert

Get in the holiday spirit with this special holiday concert featuring some of the finest musicians in the accordion world. The accordion orchestra consists of over 20 performers who have performed in and out of state. Sat., Dec. 6 @ 2:00 PM

ShoreGrass Concert (Nov. 22 at 2:00 PM)

ShoreGrass, a bluegrass band from the CT  shoreline tells nearly true stories about friends, family & places close to their heart, using traditional 3-part harmony, creative arrangements, & their unique sound with a healthy dash of humor.

MakerLab in Action: 3D Printer

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!

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,

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.