Events

Events

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MakerLab Open House

Sunday, March 29

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet the MakerLab: See demonstrations and get hands-on with the equipment of the MakerLab. Make squishy circuits, create a 3D file, make a button, step in front of the green screen and make a video, and see the 3D printer in action! Light refreshments will be provided. Join us for a fun and educational afternoon!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Help us run a station: If you’ve got basic skills on the 3D printer, a sewing machine, CAD software, photo and video editing, programming, soldering, experience with Raspberry Pi and/or Arduino, consider hosting a MakerLab station and showing off your skills!

CLICK HERE TO HOST A DEMO or contact Katy Dillman for more information.

Inside Granny’s Head: The Science of the Aging Brain

Tuesday, March 31

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What happens when fantasy becomes reality? Will medicine of the future ever conquer cancer? What’s happening to our brains as we age?

Come to Science in the News for answers to these questions and more. Each month, Yale graduate students and scientists will speak about a different science topic. The presentations are geared specifically towards non-scientists (adults and students).

This month they’re breaking down the truth about the aging brain.

Future Topics:
March 31: Inside Granny’s Head: The Science of the Aging Brain
April 29: When Fantasy Becomes Reality: Invisibility, Immortality, & Mammoth Monsters
May 26: Conquering Cancer: Medicine of the Future

Board of Education Meeting & Art Show Reception

Wednesday, April 1

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Branford Public Schools annual art show reception and Board of Education Meeting.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Living with Dementia-Middle Stage Caregivers

Thursday, April 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia.  Presented by Maria Tomasetti, South Central Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.  Please register by calling 203-230-1777, ext. 14.

Medical Coding

Thursday, April 2

5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

The current class that runs through December 20, 2014 is already full. For more information about the next session, please contact Kelly Anastasio of Medical Coding Academy at 203-848-0496 or click here to visit the Medical Coding Academy website.

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MakerLab: Create Your Own 3D Files

Saturday, April 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing? Join volunteer Jim Davis for an introduction to 3D file creation. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD. Once you learn this software, you’ll be able to design and 3D print your very own creations.

Space is limited – register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Library Closed for Easter

Sunday, April 5

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 7

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Medical Coding

Tuesday, April 7

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The East to West Migration of Steppe Eagles and Other Raptors of Nepal

Wednesday, April 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Old friend Dr. Robert DeCandido will discuss the 10,000 to 40,000 Steppe Eagles that migrate each autumn along the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. These eagles breed in China and Mongolia, and instead of heading north to south, migrate west toward Nepal, India, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia – some possibly as far as Africa. Along with the eagles are 30 other raptor species including ten total eagle species that take the same route. Bob will explain why the eagles migrate east to west (and not north to south) – and why some of the species seen in North America, such as the Golden Eagle, also migrate in Nepal. Presented by Menunkatuck Audubon Society.

Medical Coding

Thursday, April 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.

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Tips for Spring & Summer Gardens with Branford Garden Club

Saturday, April 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn tips and tricks to creating beautiful spring and summer gardens with the experts of the Branford Garden Club. Registration required. To register, click here.

Tilde Cafe: Managing Relationships w/ Viruses

Saturday, April 11

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Professor Akiko Iwasaki. Professor Iwasaki’s research on rhinoviruses and how we get the common cold has made the headlines in recent months – http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30685732. The spate of articles that appeared in newspapers and magazines the world over, upon publication of her paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, led to many heated discussions between children and parents about whether or not to wear a scarf when playing in the snow! During this Tilde Cafe discussion, we will hear about the intricate relationship between viruses and mammals, and how it can be managed.

Poetry Reading by Connecticut Poets Laureate & Open Mic

Tuesday, April 14

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate will read their poetry and discuss why towns in our state should consider naming their own poet laureate.  Currently, there are six towns that have a poet laureate: Guilford, West Hartford, South Windsor, Manchester, Washington Depot, and Avon.  There will be an open mic from 7 to 7:30. Refreshments will be served afterward and poetry books written by the poets will be for sale.

Living with Dementia-Middle Stage Caregivers

Thursday, April 16

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia.  Presented by Maria Tomasetti, South Central Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.  Please register by calling 203-230-1777, ext. 14.

Medical Coding

Thursday, April 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, April 16

6:00 pm - 7:30 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.

Musical Arts Society of Branford Concert

Friday, April 17

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Vocal recital featuring Theresa Madrid, soprano

 

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MakerLab: Create Your Own 3D Files

Saturday, April 18

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Want to learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing? Join volunteer Jim Davis for an introduction to 3D file creation. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD. Once you learn this software, you’ll be able to design and 3D print your very own creations.

Space is limited – register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Music of the Beach Boys

Sunday, April 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Beach Meanies are one of the most popular and versatile tribute bands on the East Coast. The New York/New Jersey-based band has been performing together since 1984 and are renowned for energetic and fun tribute shows. They have performed the best of classic pop and rock at fan conventions, music academies, libraries and music festivals from New York City to Los Angeles to Liverpool.

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Become an Ingredient Detective

Tuesday, April 21

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What’s lurking in YOUR Cosmetics, Personal Care, and Household Products?!

Join us to learn how you can become an “ingredient detective” for the products that you, your family, and pets use every day. You’ll learn how to read labels and unlock the mystery of ingredients known as fragrance, PEGs, GMOs, SLS, DMDM, CEA, DEA, and phthalates (and yes, we promise you’ll be able to pronounce that last one before you leave!) Come find out about free websites/apps to help you choose the safest sunscreen, cleaning products, and cosmetics. You will realize that besides exercising and eating healthy, what goes ON your body also contributes to your overall health and quality of life.

Presented by Mary Cavaliere, a Wellness and Green Living Coach. She is committed to reaching as many “Ingredient Detectives In-Training” as possible throughout Connecticut and the Greater New York Metropolitan area.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, CLICK HERE.

Sea Level Rise: Implications for our Coastal Wetlands

Wednesday, April 22

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Branford Land Trust. Shimon Anisfeld, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer, will discuss our current understanding of the history and future of sea-level rise, and how salt marshes respond to this phenomenon.

Living with Dementia-Middle Stage Caregivers

Thursday, April 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia.  Presented by Maria Tomasetti, South Central Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.  Please register by calling 203-230-1777, ext. 14.

Medical Coding

Thursday, April 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.

Writing Mystery Novels with Author Michael Draper

Saturday, April 25

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join author Michael Draper for a discussion of writing mysteries and his latest novel “Three Strikes and You’re Dead”. Michael will talk about the research process that goes into writing intriguing mysteries, and as a cancer survivor, will discuss the therapeutic value of writing.
Registration required. To register, please click here.
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Saturday Cinema: Wild

Saturday, April 25

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for Saturday Cinema at 1:00 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. We’ll be showing the hot new releases you’ve been dying to get your hands on. Refreshments provided.

Book to Art Club: The Girl on the Train

Saturday, April 25

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a hands-on, creative way to engage with literature – where the process of art-making is more important than the product! This month we’re discussing The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins,  as we work on an art project related to the book. Books are available at the library, and art materials will be provided. If you prefer, please feel welcome to bring your own project inspired by the book to the meeting. Registration required. To register, click here.

OperaOggi CANCELLED

Monday, April 27

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Shakespeare and Star Trek

Tuesday, April 28

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What has the Bard got to do with Mr. Spock? More than you might expect! Come explore Shakespeare’s cosmic connections in this lively and entertaining talk. Presented by Rob Nelson.

Rob Nelson is Assistant Professor of Developmental   English at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. He has also taught at Yale University’s English Language Institute since 1997. He has lectured at Quinnipiac, University of Hartford, University of New Haven, SCSU, University of Bridgeport, Gateway Community College and Albertus Magnus College.

Registration required. To register, please click here.

When fantasy becomes reality : Invisibility, immortality, and mammoth monsters

Wednesday, April 29

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What happens when fantasy becomes reality? Will medicine of the future ever conquer cancer? What’s happening to our brains as we age?

Come to Science in the News for answers to these questions and more. Each month, Yale graduate students and scientists will speak about a different science topic. The presentations are geared specifically towards non-scientists (adults and students).

This month they’re exploring the possibilities of invisibility, immortality, and mammoth monsters?

Future Topics:
May 26: Conquering Cancer: Medicine of the Future

Medical Coding

Thursday, April 30

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.

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Intro to 3D Printing – Learn to Create Your Own Files

Saturday, May 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing? Join Jim Davis for an introduction to 3D file creation. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD. Once you learn this software, you’ll be able to design and 3D print your very own creations.

Space is limited – register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER