Events

Introduction to Classical Latin – 7th Grade thru Adults (Lucy Hammer Room)

Wednesday, September 20

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I, students will learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin and English grammar, and translation skills. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, and mythology will be enhanced through English or Latin readings and activities. The Latin meanings of certain common abbreviations and phrases used in English, such as e.g., A.D., et al., ad hoc, status quo, and tempus fugit, will be featured weekly.

Taught by Susan Craig.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, September 20

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, September 21

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

CANCELLED – Medical Coding

Thursday, September 21

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.

Game On!: Game Night for Adults

Thursday, September 21

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Thimble Island Brewery for a night of games, snacks, and new friends! We’ll have a fun selection of card and board games available including Codenames, King of Tokyo, Sushi Go Party!, Dixit, Pandemic, & lots more. You’re also welcome to bring your own games. Registration is required. To RSVP, please click here or call 203-488-1441 x 318

Note: This event will be held at Thimble Island Brewery.

Workshop: Developing Your Writer’s Toolkit – Part Two (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, September 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you have an interest in creative writing, you know that getting started can be the hardest part! This workshop will teach you how to jumpstart your writing process and set yourself up for success every time you sit down to write. Students will build a virtual writer’s “toolkit” by working through a series of exercises designed to help them learn their personal strengths and weaknesses, adapt their writing around their particular skills, create a writing resource library, and set achievable goals for themselves. Beginning writers of poetry, fiction, and memoir welcome. This is a two-part workshop. Registration required. Please note you are registering for both sessions, on September 9 and 16.

Part One: Saturday, September 16, 10 am-12 pm (auditorium)

Part Two: Saturday, September 23, 10 am-12 pm (Lucy Hammer Room)

Workshop led by Sarah Bradley, instructor and writer for BranfordSeven.com.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Opera 101: The Divas

Sunday, September 24

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We’re diving into the Divas of opera! You’ll learn all about the styles of the female voice from sopranos who often take to leading female role, to contralto, the lowest and rarest of female voices, and everything in between. Registration required. To register, please click here or call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Lock Picking for Beginners (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, September 25

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A lock is really just a puzzle waiting to be solved. Using transparent pin-tumbler padlocks and some basic picks, I’ll teach you a variety of techniques for opening basic locks. This will be a hands-on session. There will be some legal talk, a demonstration, and then plenty of time to try to pick as many locks as you can. Taught by Jim Davis. Registration required. To register, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Medical Coding

Tuesday, September 26

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Make up for cancellation on 9/21

Introduction to Classical Latin – 7th Grade thru Adults (Lucy Hammer Room)

Wednesday, September 27

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I, students will learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin and English grammar, and translation skills. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, and mythology will be enhanced through English or Latin readings and activities. The Latin meanings of certain common abbreviations and phrases used in English, such as e.g., A.D., et al., ad hoc, status quo, and tempus fugit, will be featured weekly.

Taught by Susan Craig.

Adios, Coco Chanel! DIY Herbal Perfume

Wednesday, September 27

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Ditch your store-bought perfume! Most contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. Experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones, and top notes. Create your signature scent, mad-scientist style!

Registration required. To register, please click here.

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, September 27

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ll be discussing: TBD

New members welcome. You can borrow a copy from the library, or purchase your own copy. Read one of these titles and come out and join the fun!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We’re venturing outside of the library & bringing a book club to you! Books ‘n’ Brews will meet at Thimble Island Brewery.

Feel free to bring your own snacks. Thimble Islands offers a selection of craft beers (must be 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages), wine, soda, and water. No purchase necessary to take part in the book club. Come have some fun & get lit…erary at Books ‘n’ Brews!

 

Thimble Island Brewery
16 Business Park Drive
Branford, CT. 06405
203-208-2827

Knitting Group

Wednesday, September 27

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Book Sale on the Branford Green Preview Night

Thursday, September 28

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Preview Night $15 entrance fee

  • Thursday, 5pm to 8pm
  • Members of Friends of Library Free
  • Help is provided for large orders

Click here for additional information.

Medical Coding

Thursday, September 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.

Book Sale on the Branford Green

Friday, September 29

9:00 am

General Sale Free admission

  • Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Sunday, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Click here for additional information.

 

Book Sale on the Branford Green

Saturday, September 30

9:00 am

General Sale Free admission

  • Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Sunday, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Click here for additional information.

Saturday Cinema: The Big Sick

Saturday, September 30

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kumail Najiani and Emily Gordon come from different worlds. This didn’t stop their one-night stand from growing into a fully fledged romance, however. Kumail’s background is found in a traditional Muslim family, while Emily is your average American citizen. Kumail’s family is displeased with the idea that Kumail would seek a relationship with an American. This cultural clash comes to a head when Emily contracts a mysterious illness, complicating Kumail’s life even further. Kumail must work through this illness with Beth and Terry, Emily’s parents, whom Kumail had yet to meet before this point.

Rated R for language including some sexual references

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

Bestseller Book Club: Mrs. Fletcher

Saturday, September 30

3:30 pm - 4:30 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 Bestseller Book Club, we’ll be reading and discussing newly released, highly rated books from a wide variety of genres. This month we’re reading Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta. Registration required.

Book Sale on the Branford Green

Sunday, October 1

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

General Sale Free admission

  • Sunday, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Click here for additional information.

CANCELLED – Syndicate Concert

Sunday, October 1

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Cancelled

Branford Forum: Cathedrals to Books to Bytes: the end of the modern age

Sunday, October 1

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Professor Charles Hill of the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will share his perspective on statecraft and diplomacy in view of current politics

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 3

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lock Picking for Beginners (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, October 3

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A lock is really just a puzzle waiting to be solved. Using transparent pin-tumbler padlocks and some basic picks, I’ll teach you a variety of techniques for opening basic locks. This will be a hands-on session. There will be some legal talk, a demonstration, and then plenty of time to try to pick as many locks as you can. Taught by Jim Davis. Registration required. To register, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 4

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, October 4

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Intro to Excel

Thursday, October 5

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program, including the basics of creating and working with spreadsheets and the construction of formulas for math calculations.  Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Excel already installed) or use one of ours. Registration required. To register, please click here or call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Medical Coding

Thursday, October 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.

Blackstone Library Tour: An Insider’s Look

Saturday, October 7

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Welcome to the Blackstone Library! Take a tour of the building, learn historical tidbits, and get an insider’s peek into the day in the life of a Blackstone library employee.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Closed for Columbus Day

Sunday, October 8

All Day

Garden Club Fund Raiser

Sunday, October 8

4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

See Karen for details.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, October 11

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Meets in the Lucy Hammer Room each Wednesday. No registration required. For more info, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Menunkatuck Audubon: The Vanishing Honey Bee

Wednesday, October 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Howland Blackiston