Events

Events

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They Called Me Lizzy…from Slavery to the White House

Sunday, February 1

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

East Haddam Stage Company’s one-woman drama, “They Called Me Lizzy…from Slavery to the White House” featuring Bristol CT actress Stephanie Jackson as Elizabeth Keckly is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Madame Keckly was born into slavery, but through her tenacity and skills as dressmaker, purchased her freedom and launched her own business. She came to the attention of Mary Todd Lincoln, became her dressmaker (and stylist) as well as confidante and friend. With interest in Elizabeth Keckly’s life heightened by inclusion in Spielberg’s recent movie Lincoln, the public will have a chance to experience a much fuller view of this extraordinary woman.

 

 

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 3

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 4

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

LOOK UP! A Conversation about the Nature of Mindfulness (in LHR)

Wednesday, February 4

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join local writer Jen Payne for an discussion about mindfulness in these fast-paced times. Following a trail of readings from her new book, LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, Jen will guide participants on a conversation about reconnecting with nature, the many ways to be mindful, and how the simple act of looking up can create more balance in our lives. Books will be available for purchase the night of class. Class size is limited to allow for group discussion.

Registration required. To register, click here.

Affordable Care Act Answers

Thursday, February 5

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.

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Intro to Computers & Word – Beginner

Thursday, February 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. In this Part 1 – Beginner class, you’ll learn how to compose a new document, edit text, change fonts, and insert pictures.

Basic familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Word installed) or register for one of ours. Space is limited, register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Part 2 – Intermediate will take place on February 12. This class allows you to continue practice and learn more advanced techniques. Please register separately for this class. Register for Part 2 here.

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 5

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.

Musical Art Society of Bfd. Showcase of High School Talent

Sunday, February 8

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Musical Art Society of Branford Showcase of High School Talent
Alice Collins Memorial Scholarship Auditions

Musical Art Society of Branford is celebrating their 95th Season of Free Concerts to the community. Another important feature of the Society is the annual Scholarship Auditions for a graduating high school Senior who will major or minor in music in college. Over the years the Musical Art Society has awarded 90 scholarships to talented young musicians who have gone on to be successful musicians and music teachers. Please join us to hear the outstanding musicians from Branford High School, including the music groups of the schools, led by  Cathyann Roding, Will Valenti and Carol Titcomb.

Questions about this concert can be directed to Martha Medford, 203-481-6952.

 

FLAG Meeting

Wednesday, February 11

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meeting of the Fairfield Library Administrator’s Group. For more information, contact Karen Jensen, Library Director.

Menunkatuck Audubon Presents Nature Show & Share Night

Wednesday, February 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Menunkatuck Audubon on February 11 for Nature Show-and-Share Night. Free and open to the public. Bring your favorite nature photos on a CD or thumb drive to share for an informal evening celebrating our mutual love of beautiful places and all creatures great and small. Have something else, like a skull or snakeskin? Bring it along! Presenter(s): You and us!

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Intro to Computers & Word – Intermediate

Thursday, February 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. In this Part 2 – Intermediate class, you’ll continue practice from the Beginner class and work on more advanced techniques.

Basic familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Word installed) or register for one of ours. Space is limited, register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PART 2

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 12

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.

Library Closed for President’s Day

Sunday, February 15 - February 16

All Day

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The Dog Listener

Wednesday, February 18

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Certified Dog Listener Phil Klein, as he teaches us to see the world through our dogs’ eyes and communicate using their language. Learn how this technique leads to a happier, more relaxed dog. Questions are welcome, but please leave the dogs at home. For info about Phil visit his website at http://www.philthedoglistener.com/.

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

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 19

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 19

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.

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MakerLab: Create Your Own 3D Files

Saturday, February 21

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

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MakerLab: Intro to Sewing (Lucy Hammer)

Saturday, February 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Join Zenaida Barrios in this introductory class. Using the MakerLab sewing machine and supplies, she’ll show you the basics of hand and machine sewing, and will help you complete a small project to take home. For adults and teens (grades 5 and up). No experience necessary! Class size is limited, so register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Shoreline Eldercare Alliance: Hearing & Eyesight Problems

Saturday, February 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Ebola Explosion! Barriers, Blood, and Bad Press

Tuesday, February 24

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 ebola virus.

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

Bfd. Land Trust: Creating Seasonal Habitat for Songbirds

Wednesday, February 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Creating Seasonal Habitat for Songbirds using Native Plants
A lifetime CT native, Peter Picone, Wildlife Biologist, DEEP, will share his insights on creating seasonal habitat for songbirds using native plants.

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 26

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.

Branford Schools Art Show Setup

Friday, February 27

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

See Karen with questions.

the boston girl

Book to Art Club

Saturday, February 28

2:00 pm - 3:00 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 will be reading The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent. 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, please click here.

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Coffee, Donuts, & a Movie: Boyhood

Saturday, February 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Looking for something warm and relaxing to do this Saturday? Join us for a free showing of the award winning new film, Boyhood. Coffee and donuts provided.

The Branford Forum with Marc Schwartz

Sunday, March 1

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Professor Paul Bloom, Yale Department of Psychology: “How Do Young Children Know What’s Good, What’s Evil?”

Friends Board Meeting (in LHR)

Tuesday, March 3

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Annual Shoreline Eating Disorder Presentation: Listen to Me

Tuesday, March 3

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Shoreline Eating Disorders Presentation scheduled for March 3rd., will focus on both males and females who have received treatment for ED symptomology. They will range in ages 13-60 years, and will speak of their treatment in their CT based facility.  The spectrum of ED symptomology will be covered including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder, as well as exercise addiction.
Please contact Gina Macdonald MA, LPC. GINAYOGACREEK@GMAIL.COM for any questions.

Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, March 4

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See Karen for setup details.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 4

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Medical Coding-Cancelled

Thursday, March 5

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.

Workshop: Writing Memoir

Saturday, March 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop, hosted by Sonya Huber, will introduce various methods for planning and writing memoirs, and will include writing exercises as well as a discussion of participants’ current and proposed projects. Space is limited – register today!

Sonya Huber is the author of two books of creative nonfiction, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir and Opa Nobody, and a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Fourth Genre, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Washington Post Magazine, and other journals. She received the 2013 Creative Nonfiction Award from Terrain and her work appears True Stories, Well Told: From the First 20 Years of Creative Nonfiction. She teaches in the Department of English at Fairfield University and in the Fairfield Low-Residency MFA Program.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Tilde Cafe

Saturday, March 7

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm