Events

Events

Medical Coding

Thursday, May 28

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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Saturday Cinema: The Imitation Game

Saturday, May 30

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. This month we’re showing The Imitation Game. Refreshments provided. Registration required. To register, please click here.

The Imitation Game is rated PG-13

Book to Art Club

Saturday, May 30

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 Dead Wake: The Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson, 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.

Friends Board Meeting (in auditorium)

Tuesday, June 2

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 3

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Intro to Email Class

Thursday, June 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this introductory class you will learn the basics of using e-mail.  Attendees will have the opportunity to create a personal e-mail address and learn some information about navigating and composing e-mails.  Registration is required. To register, please call the Reference desk, extension 318, or click here.

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 4

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.

Photo by Flickr user JoelMontes

Writer’s Workshop Group I (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, June 6

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sarah Bradley, instructor and writer for BranfordSeven.com, hosts this series of writing workshops. Whether you want to work on your memoir, explore your creativity in the world of fiction, or craft essays, this group will give you the opportunity to work on your writing in a supportive environment. Group meets the first four Saturdays in June. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Branford Forum with Marc Schwartz

Saturday, June 6

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tilde Cafe

Saturday, June 6

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunlight, excited electrons, and skin cancer. Douglas E Brash PhD. Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University

Medical Coding

Tuesday, June 9

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Adult Summer Reading Book Chat

Tuesday, June 9

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Let us help you find what to read! We’re kicking off our adult summer reading with a book chat about upcoming & recently released titles for adults. A panel of Blackstone librarians will give you their reviews on some of the most talked about books of the spring and summer. We’re covering everything from debut fiction to nonfiction.

Registration required. To register, please click here.

Seashore Touch Tank

Wednesday, June 10

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Russ Miller, Director of Meigs Point Nature Center will bring his extensive environmental knowledge, as well as
his ability to captivate and entertain people of all ages, to our June meeting as he shows off some live specimens
in the Seashore Touch Tank. Presented by Menunkatuck Audubon Society.

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 11

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.

Photo by Flickr user JoelMontes

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, June 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sarah Bradley, instructor and writer for BranfordSeven.com, hosts this series of writing workshops. Whether you want to work on your memoir, explore your creativity in the world of fiction, or craft essays, this group will give you the opportunity to work on your writing in a supportive environment. Group meets the first four Saturdays in June. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Medical Coding

Tuesday, June 16

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 18

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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Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, June 18

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.

Photo by Flickr user JoelMontes

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, June 20

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sarah Bradley, instructor and writer for BranfordSeven.com, hosts this series of writing workshops. Whether you want to work on your memoir, explore your creativity in the world of fiction, or craft essays, this group will give you the opportunity to work on your writing in a supportive environment. Group meets the first four Saturdays in June. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Bestsellers Book Club: The Water Knife

Saturday, June 20

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever thought about joining a book club? It’s a fun way to get connected, make new friends, and read more books! In the Bestsellers Book Club, we’ll be reading and discussing newly released, highly rated books from a wide variety of genres. Registration required.

This month we’re reading The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. After you’re registered, stop by the Reference desk on the main floor to pick up your copy of the book.  To register, please click here.

What’s the Buzz?: Honeybees and Beekeeping

Wednesday, June 24

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

If you are curious about bees, love honey, or have ever entertained the idea of being a beekeeper, this presentation is for you. Beekeeper and The Bee Happy Company owner Ned Farrell will share his considerable knowledge of bees and provide guidance on how to set up your own honeybee hives. Come learn about these fascinating creatures and get a taste of life as a beekeeper.

The Bee Happy Company’s products, including raw, unpasteurized honey and a variety of beeswax products, will be available for sale.

Registration required. To register, click here or call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Staff Reserved

Saturday, June 27

All Day

Reserved for a private event-See Karen.

Photo by Flickr user JoelMontes

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, June 27

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sarah Bradley, instructor and writer for BranfordSeven.com, hosts this series of writing workshops. Whether you want to work on your memoir, explore your creativity in the world of fiction, or craft essays, this group will give you the opportunity to work on your writing in a supportive environment. Group meets the first four Saturdays in June. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Staff Reserved

Saturday, June 27

5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Private Event-see Karen

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Annual John Loeb Lecture—For the Sake of the Country: Female Civil War Spies

Tuesday, June 30

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When you think of the role women played during the Civil War, do you think of laundresses, homemakers, or nurses? Would you ever think of spies?

Female spies played an essential and critical role in shaping the political, military, and social landscape. They changed the course of military battles, political intrigue, and even saved a president!

Learn about four extraordinary Union and Confederate spies who risked all for the sake of their country.

Presented by Matthew Bartlett, a 2013 graduate of American Military University with a Master’s in Military History with a specialization in the American Civil War. His specialty is the battle of Gettysburg, about which he has written six books. A historian and lecturer, Matthew and his wife belong to the 14th CT CVI, Company F.

 

 

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For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies During the Civil War

Tuesday, June 30

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When you think of the role women played during the Civil War, what do you think of? Do you think of laundresses, homemakers, or nurses? Would you ever think of spies?

Female spies played an essential and critical role in shaping the political, military, and social landscape. They changed the course of military battles, political intrigue, and even saved a president! Learn about four extraordinary Union and Confederate spies who risked all for the sake of their country.

Matthew Bartlett is a 2013 graduate of American Military University with a Master’s in Military History with a specialization in the American Civil War. His specialty is the battle of Gettysburg, about which he has written six books. A historian and lecturer, Matthew and his wife belong to the 14th CT CVI, Company F.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The U.S. Government and U.F.O. Disclosure

Thursday, July 2

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Mutual UFO Network of Connecticut (MUFON CT), a local affiliate of the national MUFON, invites you to participate in World U.F.O. Day. We will be showing a documentary movie on the topic of U.F.O. disclosure and the U.S. Government, and the government’s role and policies regarding the intentional cover-up of the U.F.O. phenomenon. Never before has there been as much interest from the public, scientific and faith communities, and other nations on this subject. Come join us for the film and an audience discussion that follows. Also come learn about MUFON CT, our mission and our other activities.

This program will be facilitated by Dyke Spear, MUFON CT Director of Public Relations and Media and Spokesperson, and fellow MUFON CT Field Investigators.

Registration required. To register, please click here.

For Program Questions please contact: Tamara Petro at tamara.mufonfi@gmail.com or #203-208-6065

Library Closed for Independence Day

Saturday, July 4

All Day

World Dance Class

Monday, July 6

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for this 4 part series to learn dances from all around the world with Marina Zovich, certified music teacher and Artistic Director of Marina’s Studios. You’ll learn line, circle and couple dances from all over the world for beginner and intermediate dancers.

Marina brings more than two decades of experience teaching music and dance in schools, colleges and recreation departments. She received her masters of music education from Moscow Pedagogical University (Russia), she completed graduate courses at Central Connecticut State University. Marina is a certified music teacher and “Let Your Yoga Dance” instructor (Kripalu Holistic Center, Lenox, Massachusetts

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 7

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo by Flickr user JoelMontes

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, July 11

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sarah Bradley, instructor and writer for BranfordSeven.com, hosts this series of writing workshops. Whether you want to work on your memoir, explore your creativity in the world of fiction, or craft essays, this group will give you the opportunity to work on your writing in a supportive environment. Group meets on July 11th, 18th, 25th, & August 1st. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, July 16

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm