Events

Events

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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. To register, click here.

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.

Opera Erotica

Monday, April 27

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This month Opera Appreciation is spicing things up! Join Charlotte D’Aniello for a lively look into operatic erotica. Opera Appreciation takes place the last Monday of every month Jan. – May. Free and open to the public.

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

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Writing Workshop: Healing Through Poetry and Prose (Lucy Hammer)

Saturday, May 2

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Amy J. Barry, a professional writer, certified expressive arts facilitator, and Hospice-trained bereavement counselor will lead this workshop series to encourage right-brain creativity. Using expressive arts techniques, such as visual and word prompts, she will engage participants in writing poetry and short prose followed by group discussion about what we read and write, in order to facilitate healing through any kind of loss or transition. Writing experience is not required. More information about Amy can be found at www.aimwrite-ct.net.

Materials: pen or pencil and writing notebook or journal

Please note, you are registering for 4 sessions: May 2, 9, 16, 23.

Space is limited, register today! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Instructor Bio

Amy J. Barry facilitates expressive art and writing workshops on the shoreline. A professional writer, she writes arts features and theater reviews for newspapers and magazines in Connecticut. She is a member of the CT Critics Circle. She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and has won more than a dozen awards for “Excellence in Journalism” from SPJ-CT Chapter, garnering eight First Place awards for her popular column, A Parent’s Eye View. Amy is the author of A Child’s Grief Journey, a picture book to help young children cope with the death of a parent. The book was selected as one of the best five books for 1999 by Education World.

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MakerLab: Basic Sewing (Lucy Hammer)

Saturday, May 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Do you have basic sewing skills and want to try a project? Join Zenaida Barrios in this Basic Sewing class. Using the MakerLab sewing machine and supplies, she’ll show you the basics of 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!

Have your own sewing machine or cotton fabric you’d like to use (cotton shirts are OK, too)? Bring them in!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Compassion Club

Saturday, May 2

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Private Event

The Branford Forum with Marc Schwartz

Sunday, May 3

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Topic: Against Empathy presented by Paul Bloom, Yale Professor of Psychology

“I am not against morality, compassion, being a good neighbor, or making the world a better place.  My claim is actually the opposite: if you want to be good and do good, empathy is a poor guide.”

At Yale, Professor Bloom explores how children and adults understand the world, with special focus on morality, religion, fiction, and art.

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 5

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 6

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Medical Coding – Cancelled

Thursday, May 7

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.

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Writing Workshop: Healing Through Poetry and Prose (Lucy Hammer)

Saturday, May 9

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Amy J. Barry, a professional writer, certified expressive arts facilitator, and Hospice-trained bereavement counselor will lead this workshop series to encourage right-brain creativity. Using expressive arts techniques, such as visual and word prompts, she will engage participants in writing poetry and short prose followed by group discussion about what we read and write, in order to facilitate healing through any kind of loss or transition. Writing experience is not required. More information about Amy can be found at www.aimwrite-ct.net.

Materials: pen or pencil and writing notebook or journal

Please note, you are registering for 4 sessions: May 2, 9, 16, 23.

Space is limited, register today! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Instructor Bio

Amy J. Barry facilitates expressive art and writing workshops on the shoreline. A professional writer, she writes arts features and theater reviews for newspapers and magazines in Connecticut. She is a member of the CT Critics Circle. She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and has won more than a dozen awards for “Excellence in Journalism” from SPJ-CT Chapter, garnering eight First Place awards for her popular column, A Parent’s Eye View. Amy is the author of A Child’s Grief Journey, a picture book to help young children cope with the death of a parent. The book was selected as one of the best five books for 1999 by Education World.

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Murder at the Blackstone Fundraising Event

Saturday, May 9

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s a night of murder and mystery at the Blackstone Library!

When an author winds up dead at the library, everyone’s a suspect! Who killed Agatha Mystry? Solve the clues, interview suspects and help catch a killer.

Saturday, May 9 at 7 PM

Tickets are $40, and include food, drinks, and a deathly funny interactive play, starring the Round Table Players. All proceeds benefit the Blackstone Library. Questions? Email murder@blackstonelibrary.org.

Featuring:

  • Delicious finger foods from Shoreline Café
  • Deadly Drinks (beer, wine, soda) sponsored by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • Craft beer tasting from Branford’s own DuVig Brewing Company
  • Prize drawings

Click below to purchase your tickets today!


Names of Attendees


Businesses: Interested in a sponsorship? Donate prize items or sponsor a clue! Click here to learn more (PDF): Murder at Blackstone Sponsor Packet

 

Deadly Drinks Sponsor: P

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Music in the Movies

Sunday, May 10

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nicole Biamonte, Associate Professor of Music Theory at McGill University in Montreal will provide an introductory look at the different ways that music is used in movie soundtracks: it can set the scene, portray emotions, enhance the action, or sometimes contradict the images onscreen.

Dr. Biamonte holds a PhD in music theory from Yale University and a BFA in piano from SUNY Purchase.  She has published a variety of articles and book chapters on music theory and analysis as well as the edited collection Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom. She is the editor of the journal Music Theory Online.

Building a Referral Based Business

Tuesday, May 12

7:30 am - 10:00 am

A special workshop presented by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.

Medical Coding

Tuesday, May 12

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Tuesday, May 12

5:30 pm - 7:30 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

The World of the Woodpecker

Wednesday, May 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The sight and sound of a woodpecker pecking at the side of a tree is a familiar event in a birdwatcher’s experience.
However, while woodpeckers are familiar parts of the local birdlife for most of us, they have some fascinating
behaviors and adaptations that are not as well known. To help us uncover some of the lesser-known details
of these marvelous birds, Ted Gilman will use slides, posters, preserved specimens and other materials in his
presentation. Ted will also offer some tips on identification and habitat preferences, as well as general life history
and conservation information. Presented by  Menunkatuck Audubon Society

Medical Coding

Thursday, May 14

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.

Family Resource Center/ERACE

Friday, May 15

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Commencement Celebration for participants of Parent-Child Program.

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Writing Workshop: Healing Through Poetry and Prose (Lucy Hammer)

Saturday, May 16

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Amy J. Barry, a professional writer, certified expressive arts facilitator, and Hospice-trained bereavement counselor will lead this workshop series to encourage right-brain creativity. Using expressive arts techniques, such as visual and word prompts, she will engage participants in writing poetry and short prose followed by group discussion about what we read and write, in order to facilitate healing through any kind of loss or transition. Writing experience is not required. More information about Amy can be found at www.aimwrite-ct.net.

Materials: pen or pencil and writing notebook or journal

Please note, you are registering for 4 sessions: May 2, 9, 16, 23.

Space is limited, register today! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Instructor Bio

Amy J. Barry facilitates expressive art and writing workshops on the shoreline. A professional writer, she writes arts features and theater reviews for newspapers and magazines in Connecticut. She is a member of the CT Critics Circle. She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and has won more than a dozen awards for “Excellence in Journalism” from SPJ-CT Chapter, garnering eight First Place awards for her popular column, A Parent’s Eye View. Amy is the author of A Child’s Grief Journey, a picture book to help young children cope with the death of a parent. The book was selected as one of the best five books for 1999 by Education World.

Tilde Cafe: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery

Saturday, May 16

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm