Events

Events

The Basics of Truffle Making

The Basics of Truffle Making

Wednesday, October 22

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What could be better on a fall day than indulging in some rich satisfying chocolate? Learning to make your own chocolate truffles could definitely top that!

Maria Brandriff, Assistant Director of the Cheshire Public Library, dons her second hat, that of chocolatier and teacher of all things chocolate. In the past two decades, Maria has been packing up her chocolate making equipment more and more frequently and traveling to libraries all over the state. Maria started out as a self-taught chef or as she puts it: ‘Julia Child taught me to cook!’. She has always had a strong interest in dessert and pastry making, which eventually evolved into a passion for chocolate making. In 2001, she completed a certificate of Gastronomy from the University of New Haven and in the winter of 2004, she took a private course in chocolate making with a professional chocolatier in the city of Arles in Provence, France.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register please click here or call 203-488-1441 ext. 318

Dementia Care Education for Families

Thursday, October 23

10:00 am - 11:30 am

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The four part series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Please register by calling 203/230-1777, ext. 14. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.

Next meetings held at 10:00am on:

October 30
November 13
November 20

Medical Coding

Thursday, October 23

5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

VNA Flu Clinic (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Friday, October 24

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

All vaccines administered by licensed and experienced nurses. The CDC recommends yearly flu shots for all ages. Pneumonia vaccine may be available. Participating insurance or private pay (cash, check or MC/VISA). Please bring all insurance cards with you.

The following insurances are accepted:
FOR THOSE OVER 65:

  • Medicare Part B
  • Connecticare VIP
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Anthem Medicare

ALL AGES:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem BC/BS
  • Connecticare

 

The Civil War Soldiers of Branford Book Signing with Jane Bouley

The Civil War Soldiers of Branford Book Signing with Jane Bouley

Saturday, October 25

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Town Historian Jane Bouley will sign copies of her new book The Civil War Soldiers of Branford: Including North Branford and Northford.

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, October 28

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Step by Step Guide to Researching Your Family History

Step by Step Guide to Researching Your Family History

Tuesday, October 28

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

This presentation gives an overview of the process, resources and tools researchers use to discover their family histories. New researchers will learn how to get started, what information is available, how to find it and how to use it. More seasoned researchers will benefits from tips on search methods and helpful websites and databases. The presentation will cover:

  • Census Records
  • Birth, Death, & Marriage Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Obituaries
  • Church Records
  • Local Histories & Biographies
  • Military Records
  • Tools available for genealogy research, onsite and online

Jane Bouley Book Signing

Wednesday, October 29

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stop in early to get your copy of Jane Bouley’s new book signed before the book talk.

Branford's Civil War Soldiers

Branford’s Civil War Soldiers

Wednesday, October 29

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Town Historian Jane Bouley will discuss her new book The Civil War Soldiers of Branford, Connecticut: Including North Branford and Northford.

Dementia Care Education for Families (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, October 30

10:00 am - 11:30 am

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Please register by calling 203/230-1777, ext. 14. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.

Join us for the next two meetings at 10:00am on:
November 13
November 20

Medical Coding

Thursday, October 30

5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

Writer's Workshop Group  (Lucy Hammer Room)

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, November 1

10:30 am - 11:30 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 November. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Salon for Connecticut Composers

Saturday, November 1

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Connecticut composers will discuss old and new compositions and play their works.

A Report and Discussion of the Quality of Education In CT’s Grade & Charter Schools

Sunday, November 2

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In May 2012, a State law mandated that an independent organization grade the 944 Connecticut public and charter schools from A to F, take steps to raise standards for educators, demand immediate action to improve failing schools, and increase access to high-quality school choices. The non-profit organization ConnCAN recently completed its annual report for 2014. In this session of the Branford Forum, the staff of ConnCan will present and discuss its report with the audience giving special attention to local area schools.

For more information, contact Marc Schwartz, MD (203) 772-5494

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, November 4

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 4

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Affordable Health Care Act Answers (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, November 6

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Steve Cudgma of Branford’s Squeri Insurance Agency will help you understand the ACA and how to make informed choices. Walk-in program in the Lucy Hammer Room. No registration required.

Medical Coding

Thursday, November 6

5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, November 8

10:30 am - 11:30 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 November. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dear Eva: A Reading of World War II Letters

Dear Eva: A Reading of World War II Letters

Saturday, November 8

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Your emotions will be stirred when you hear a reading of highlights from “Dear Eva,” a captivating non-fiction play based on World War II letters that were written by ordinary men and women in an extraordinary time. The 50-minute reading will be by the play’s co-authors, Catherine Ladnier of Greenwich and Paul Janensch of Bridgeport. They will welcome your questions and comments immediately afterwards.

The letters were saved by Eva Lee Brown of Easley, S.C. The men are in uniform. Some see action. The women are lonely and dealing with shortages. The letters are candid, sad and funny. The common theme is a longing for a return to normal life. The letters were discovered by Eva’s daughter, Catherine, who is a theater buff and compliance consultant in the securities industry.   She invited Paul, a former newspaper editor and professor emeritus of journalism at Quinnipiac University, to collaborate with her. Together, they selected the most dramatic letters, arranged them into story lines and edited them down to their essentials. The letters tell several compelling inter-twined stories. Something terrible happens to the battalion in which Eva’s brother Bill is serving, but it’s a military secret. Cousin Clifton flies against his mother’s wishes and is shot down over France. Eva is pursued by servicemen who write her ardent letters; one correspondent is Harry Ladnier, who receives love letters from other women. At the end, we learn what happened to Bill’s battalion and who won Eva’s heart.

The time seems right for hearing the highlights from “Dear Eva.” Interest in World War II is high. During the discussion period that follows a reading, audience members of all ages are eager to talk about World War II. Maybe they were involved in the war. Or they heard about it from parents or grandparents. Many draw comparisons between World War II and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They note that back then all Americans made sacrifices, not just members of the armed forces and their families.

Registration required. Click here to register.

Rave On!

Rave On!

Sunday, November 9

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Back by Popular Demand! Rave On! is a band that plays the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and other legends of early rock and roll. They will play hits like “That Will Be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Not Fade Away”, Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, and “Only the Lonely”, along with other classic, early rock and roll songs. The Rave On! band is made up of: Chris Roselle: Guitar and Lead Vocals, Pete Farley: Bass Guitar and background vocals, and Dan Guinta: Drums and back ground vocals. They perform at theaters, dinner shows, libraries, clubs, and special events throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, November 11

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Iceland’s Birds, Flowers, and Wildlife

Wednesday, November 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Pete and Barbara Rzasa. Sponsored by Menunkatuck Audubon Society.

Dementia Care Education for Families

Thursday, November 13

10:00 am - 11:30 am

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Please register by calling 203/230-1777, ext. 14. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.

Medical Coding

Thursday, November 13

5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, November 15

10:30 am - 11:30 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 November. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Holiday Greetings

Sunday, November 16

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Craft beautiful holiday letters that are sure to bring lots of joy to your friends and family. Presented by Carol Christmas.

Generational Workforce Issues

Tuesday, November 18

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Presented by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.

Reviving 5000 Years of Chinese Civilization

Reviving 5000 Years of Chinese Civilization

Tuesday, November 18

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When the European renaissance was taking place 6 to 7 centuries ago, very few people knew about it. In fact, the term “renaissance” wasn’t coined until the peak of the renaissance had already passed. But now the renaissance of Chinese Culture is happening in our time and we have the opportunity to witness it and be part of it.

This presentation by the Connecticut Chinese Culture Association runs from 30 to 45 minutes including time for questions.  It includes the essence and uniqueness of the traditional Chinese culture, how the authentic culture is coming back to the world stage through genuine artistic values and presentations such as the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts.  No registration is necessary.

 

Dementia Care Education For Families

Thursday, November 20

10:00 am - 11:30 am

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Please register by calling 203/230-1777, ext. 14. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.

Ask A Lawyer

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, November 20

3:30 pm - 5:30 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 15-minute consultations. Consultations are first-come, first-served. Sign up at Reference up to 30 minutes before program begins. Free and open to the public.

Medical Coding

Thursday, November 20

5:30 pm - 7:30 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.