Events

Capital Campaign Meeting

Wednesday, January 25

5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, January 25

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Branford Land Trust Meeting

Wednesday, January 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grant Writing 101

Thursday, January 26

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Grant Writing 101 – Examine the standard elements included in many grant applications, as well as tips and techniques on writing narrative and completing financial information. This session is designed for professional and volunteer grant writers with little to moderate experience.  Sponsored by the Greater New Haven Community Foundation.

CELC Geography Bee

Friday, January 27

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday Cinema: The Girl on the Train

Saturday, January 28

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a free showing of The Girl on the Train. Refreshments provided. The Girl on the Train is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling thriller that shocked the world. After Rachel Watson is divorced by her husband, she hates riding to work on the train each morning and seeing her ex-husband living in their old house with his new wife. To distract herself, Rachel focuses on their happily married neighbors, Megan and Scott Hipwell instead. One day, as she passes on the train, she sees something shocking. The next morning, Rachel wakes up with an awful hangover, no memory of yesterday, and several wounds. She has a vague feeling that something bad is going on, but she cannot remember what until she sees on the news that Megan is missing.

Rated R by the MPAA for violence, sexual content, language and nudity.

To register, please click here.

Oenology 101: The Science of Wine

Saturday, January 28

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us to learn all about the science behind wine making. Presented by Jonathan Lumley-Sapanski. Sponsored by Tilde Cafe.

MAS Scholarship Concert

Sunday, January 29

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Musical Art Society of Branford presents the Branford High School Showcase of Talent. This year, Musical Art Society will feature a wide range of fresh and beautiful singing and playing by the Music Makers and the BHS Orchestra. These wonderful ensembles are conducted by Ms. Cathyann Roding and Ms. Mallory Legman. We thank the Library for hosting this event.
Come and enjoy this free concert, January 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the James Blackstone Memorial Library Auditorium, 758 Main St. Branford, CT. Information is available at the Library or by calling Martha Medford, 203 481 6952.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, February 1

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Grant Writing 201

Thursday, February 2

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Grant Writing 201 – This workshop will be in-depth look at the planning and evaluation terminology used in grant writing and reporting. Participants explore sample questions found on applications, and write and review effective answers. Sponsored by the Greater New Haven Community Foundation.

Blackstone Library Tour: An Insider’s Look

Saturday, February 4

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Welcome to the Blackstone Library! Take a tour of the building, learn historical tidbits, and get an insider’s peek into the day in the life of a Blackstone library employee.

Tours offered the first Saturday of each month.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Branford Forum: Political Terrorism

Sunday, February 5

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Origins of Modern Terror in Belle Epoque Paris by Yale University Professor of History John Merriman

Professor Merriman will examine the experience of ordinary people during the Belle Epoque (late 1800’s Western Europe).
The political upheavals and transitions of the period will be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development.

In 2000, Professor Merriman was the recipient of the Yale University Byrnes-Sewall Teaching Prize. A lively Q&A and discussion will follow his talk.

For more information, email MarcDSchwartzMD@gmail.com or call (203) 772-5494

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 7

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, February 8

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

In the Eye of an Eagle: CT’s Bald Eagles

Wednesday, February 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Raptor researcher Larry Fischer will present In the Eye of an Eagle – Connecticut’s Bald Eagles. He will recount the eagles’
remarkable comeback with photos and anecdotes, starting from the earliest winter residents to Connecticut’s first nest, to the present population of nesting eagles. You will watch Larry as he scales some of Connecticut’s tallest trees to come face to face with eaglets in their Connecticut aeries. This program will be followed by an Eagle Watch field trip at the Shepaug Dam on Saturday, February 11.
Larry is a Federally Licensed master raptor bander and has been banding birds since 1980. As a Master Bander, he serves as a volunteer cooperator with the US Geological Survey, US Department of the Interior. He also holds a Connecticut DEEP bird
banding permit.

Sponsored by Menunkatuck Audubon Society.

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Committee

Thursday, February 9

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Intro to Excel

Thursday, February 9

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program.  This includes the basics of creating and working with spreadsheets and the construction of formulas for math calculations.  Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Excel already installed) or use one of ours. Registration required. To register, click here or call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 9

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For more information, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

CLC Children’s Librarian Round Table of the South

Friday, February 10

9:30 am - 11:30 am

RAVE ON! Concert

Sunday, February 12

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

RAVE ON! is a band that features the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and other legends of early rock-n-roll. This is the music that paved the way for rock-n-roll and influenced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and countless other artists.

Chris Roselle – Guitar & Lead Vocals
Pete Farley – Bass Guitar & Background Vocals
Don Guinta – Drums & Background Vocals

Create 3D Creatures with an iPad

Wednesday, February 15

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class, we’ll use the iPad to create creatures using a free 3D modelling program, 123D Sculpt. Join us if you want to try your hand at modelling from easy to use templates or from scratch. The final models are 3D printer ready! To register please click here.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, February 15

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 16

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For more information, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, February 16

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Have a legal question? Get a free consultation with a lawyer, brought to you by the New Haven County Bar Association. Each month, lawyers visit area libraries to provide free consultations. Consultations are first-come, first-served. Sign up at Reference up to 30 minutes before program begins. Free and open to the public.

SAT or ACT: Choosing the Right Test for You – For Teens and their Families (Auditorium)

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Michael Newcomer (Ph.D, Yale University), founder and president of Bulldog Tutors, for a discussion on the differences and respective advantages of standardized test options. Topics covered will include the structural differences between the SAT and ACT, when and how to choose the appropriate SAT 2 Subject tests, admissions perspectives on testing choices, and when and how to start preparing. The talk will last for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of open questions to follow.

This discussion is appropriate for students and their families.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or click here

Closed for President’s Day

Sunday, February 19

All Day

Opera Preview: Rusalka

Tuesday, February 21

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a Metropolitan Opera Preview of Dvorak’s Rusalka, with Marc Verzatt, recently retired from the faculty of the Yale School of Music. Sponsored by Shoreline Village Connecticut.

Marc, who recently retired as Lecturer in Voice and Opera at the Yale School of Music, will discuss Antonin Dvorak’s ‘Rusalka’.

Rusalka, Op. 114, is an opera by Antonín Dvořák. The Czech libretto was written by the poet Jaroslav Kvapil based on the fairy tales of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Němcová. The title character of Rusalka is an immortal water nymph who falls in love with a mortal man, a prince who finds himself repeatedly drawn to the quiet lake where Rusalka lives. Rusalka decides to give up her immortality to pursue true love. The prince ultimately leaves Rusalka, leaving her to a hellish life of eternal solitude.

This talk is presented prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” movies series, which will be shown at Branford’s Regal Cinemas on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at noon.

Registration required. To register, please click here.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, February 22

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Nuts & Bolts of the Responsive Grant Application

Thursday, February 23

8:30 am - 11:00 am

Nuts & Bolts of the Responsive Grant Application – Examine the applications for Project, Operating and Capacity Building support in the combined 2017 Responsive Grant process for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation. This session is a complement to the Grantseeker Information Webinar, which focuses on the process and requirements.

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 23

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For more information, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

The library will open at 1:30 pm

Friday, February 24

1:30 pm

The library will open at 1:30 pm so that all staff members can participate in training.

Saturday Cinema: Manchester By the Sea

Saturday, February 25

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lee Chandler is a grumpy handyman working in Boston and living a secluded life. After his brother suddenly passes away from heart failure, Lee is named the legal guardian of his teenage nephew. On top of the emotions that Lee faces from losing his brother and having to unexpectedly raise a teenager, returning to his hometown of North Shore means Lee must face past tragedies and a broken marriage that he had previously left behind.

Rated R by the MPAA for language throughout and some sexual content.

Registration required. To register, please click here.