Events

Events

Internet Basics Part II (in LHR)

Friday, July 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come learn the basics of using, navigating, and interacting with the Internet. Basic computer skills (keyboard and mouse use) required for participation. Feel free to bring your own laptop or to use one of ours. This is a two-part class, but please register separately for each one. Part II will consist of a short refresher from Part I and and introduction to Internet search tips and strategies.

To register, click here.

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.

Space is limited. Registration required. To register, click here. Please note that you are registering for ALL 4 SESSIONS (7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17)

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MakerLab: Create Your Own 3D Files

Saturday, July 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to design and print your own 3D files! 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

 

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

Photo by Flickr user JoelMontes

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, July 18

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

World Dance Class

Monday, July 20

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

Optical Delusions

Tuesday, July 21

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In anticipation of this summer’s production, the Shoreline Arts Alliance invites  you to join Emily Mattina and members of the cast and crew as they discuss their imaginative, provocative, and free production of The Comedy of Errors.

Optical Delusions is a symposium on science and art, comedy and catharsis, symmetry and duality, double revelation and double dilemmas. Director Emily Mattina’s interpretation of the play asks the question, “Does your identity shape your perspective or does your perspective create your identity? Imagine two sets of twins, separated at birth, how might their different experiences determine their personalities, their relationships, their unique views of the world? Through an examination of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, Ms. Mattina leads a discussion that questions the very question we all must ask when we look in the mirror. Who is there?” This signature Shakesperience programming should not be missed!

In the Lucy Hammer Room.

Photo by Flickr user JoelMontes

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, July 25

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

Saturday Cinema: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Saturday, July 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. This month we’re showing The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Refreshments provided. Registration required. To register, click here.

Bestsellers Book Club: Finders Keepers

Saturday, July 25

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 Finders Keepers by Stephen King. 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.

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Biblio Bards of Connecticut

Tuesday, July 28

5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Announcing the launch of Biblio Bards! We gather at different CT libraries to read one of Shakespeare’s plays aloud, round-robin style. We’ll have some copies of the play available, but please bring your own copy if you can.

Whether you are a Shakespeare junkie or have always meant to get around to his work, come join us. No acting experience is necessary. Readers and listeners are welcome.

We’ll be reading Comedy of Errors out loud, round-robin style. Some copies of the play will be available. Please bring your copy if you have one.

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MakerLab: Create Your Own 3D Files

Thursday, July 30

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to design and print your own 3D files! 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

 

Photo by Flickr user JoelMontes

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, August 1

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

World Dance Class

Monday, August 3

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, August 4

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Medical Coding – 1st Class of Session

Thursday, August 6

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, August 8

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 last four Saturdays in August. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dr. Henry Lee Lecture

Saturday, August 8

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a fascinating lecture by Dr. Henry Lee. Sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone Library.

Registration required. To register, please click here.

Tips for Home Organization

Tuesday, August 11

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learns tips and techniques to organize your home. Presented by Elaine Johnson, Professor Organizer. For more info about Elaine visit her website at http://personaltouchorganizing.com/

Medical Coding

Thursday, August 13

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, August 15

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 last four Saturdays in August. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

World Dance Class

Monday, August 17

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

Medical Coding

Thursday, August 20

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, August 20

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, August 22

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 last four Saturdays in August. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Wicked Stage: A reading of a new play

Wednesday, August 26

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Wicked Stage: A reading of a new play

In collaboration with Blackstone Library

Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 pm

Acclaimed Connecticut playwright Joe Landry premieres a new play read by the Legacy Theatre resident acting company. The Wicked Stage is a backstage story set during one unforgettable summer at a small theater on the Connecticut shore. Inspired by actual events from the rich history of the Stony Creek Theatre, with characters based on legendary showmen Orson Welles and William Castle. For reservations, visit www.BuildingLegacyTheatre.com.

 

Medical Coding

Thursday, August 27

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, August 29

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 last four Saturdays in August. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Saturday Cinema

Saturday, August 29

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.

Bestsellers Book Club: Go Set a Watchman

Saturday, August 29

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 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. After you’re registered, stop by the Reference desk on the main floor to pick up your copy of the book.

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 1

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm