Events

Events

Email Basics

Thursday, February 18

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of what email is and how it works.  Attendees will have the opportunity to create a personal email address, practice the basics of sending and receiving email, plus learn how to compose, reply to, attach files to, or print your emails.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or to use one of ours.  Previous experience with keyboards and mice is necessary.

Registration is required. To register, please call the Reference desk (ext. 318) or click here.

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 18

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 18

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.

Tilde Cafe

Saturday, February 20

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Topic: A Paleontologist’s Perspective on Mass Extinctions Past and Present.
Presented by Pincelli Hull, Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University

sFOUR-zando Concert: 4 Pianists, No Rules!

Sunday, February 21

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

sFOUR-zando : Four pianists, no rules! Piano music for 4-8 hands on one piano!  Including music by Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ganz, Barber and Lavignac. A fun musical program for all ages.

Featuring pianists:
Margaret- Ann Martin
George Melillo
Laura Richling
Victoria Reeve

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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3D Printing Intro: Design & Create 3D Printed Files (Lucy Hammer)

Tuesday, February 23

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing. Join instructor 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. For all ages.

Space is limited – register today! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Branford Land Trust: Saving the Sound

Wednesday, February 24

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that Branford has two beaches that rank amongst the worst 10% around the Sound? Curt will focus on both challenges and pathways forward for cleaning up bacteria at local beaches, including how to restore ecological health to our local river, harbor, bay and ultimately the Sound.

Medical Coding

Thursday, February 25

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.

Coloring & Conversation (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, February 25

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Coloring is a great stress buster and a way to tap into your inner artist! Join instructor Sally E. Bahner for a night of coloring and conversation. Space is limited, registration required. To register, please click here.

Saturday Cinema: Bridge of Spies

Saturday, February 27

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registration required. To register, please click here.

Opera Appreciation: Great Love Scenes

Monday, February 29

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charlotte D’Aniello hosts Opera Appreciation. Join us for a lively look at the world of opera featuring a lecture and video.

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 1

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Medical Coding

Wednesday, March 2

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 Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 2

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

iPad Basics

Thursday, March 3

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Confused about how to use your iPad? Come to this class and learn how to get started! This class is geared towards beginners, covering the basic functions and features of the iPad and apps.  Feel free to bring your own iPad or use one of ours.  iPads must already have gone through initial set-up process and be registered with an Apple ID and be running the most current operating system.  No previous experience is necessary.

Registration is required.  To register, please call the Reference Desk (ext. 318) or click here.

BPS Art Show Setup

Friday, March 4

8:00 am - 1:30 pm

BPS will be setting up the district-wide art show this morning.

Writer’s Workshop: Family Legacies (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, March 5

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Writing Down Your Family’s Stories

Every family has a wealth of stories to tell, but where do we begin? How do we record those memories in a meaningful and thoughtful way? Students in this class will be given instruction on how to turn the most memorable and significant stories from their family’s history into a collected legacy that can be shared with others. Sarah Bradley hosts this series of writing workshops focusing on helping you write your family’s history.

Group meets first three Saturdays in March. Please note that you are registering for all three sessions: March 5, 12, 19.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sarah Bradley is a freelance writer and creative writing teacher from Branford, CT. She has written for various print and online media sources for nearly ten years. Since 2012, she has been teaching creative writing to youth and adults along the shoreline, encouraging writers of all ages to put their ideas down on paper. In 2014, she was the recipient of the first place prize in fiction at the Trumbull Arts Festival. Her work will also appear in the fall 2015 issue of The Lost Country.

Sarah currently lives in East Haven, CT with her husband and three young sons.

Palliative Care: Pain and Symptom Management

Saturday, March 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Andrew T. Putnam will be here to discuss pain and symptom management in palliative care.

Dr. Putnam is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor or Nursing at Yale University. He is a specialist in Palliative Medicine who was Director of the Palliative Care Program at Georgetown University for 11 years. His interests include pain and symptom management in people with serve disease including cancer and physician-patient communication.

Dr. Putnam is a graduate of Yale University and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Sponsored by Shoreline Eldercare Alliance

The Jolly Beggars Concert

Sunday, March 6

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences. Based out of Connecticut, their traditional songs and musical arrangements have exposed many to the joys of Celtic music. They tell traditional stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs. Characterized by their tight harmonies and use of guitars, mandolin, tin whistles, octave mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, double bass, bodhran, spoons, and more, The Jolly Beggars have quickly built a solid following and continue to spread their music around the east coast.
The band performs music that is largely Celtic in origin (Irish and Scottish), with some pieces coming from an extension of that music in other cultures.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Intro to Digital Photography (Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, March 7

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Adults of all skill levels are invited to learn the basics of digital photography with local photographer, Ben Sordo.  Increase your knowledge of photography and learn by doing in this 4-part class, whether you have a digital camera, DSLR, or simply a cell phone camera.

*You must bring your own device to this class*

Group meets Mondays in March.  Please note that you will be registering for all 4 classes (March 7, 14, 21, & 28).

Space is limited.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Menunkatuck Audubon (Meeting held at Branford Senior Center)

Wednesday, March 9

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This month’s program will be held at Canoe Brook Senior Center in Branford.

11 Cherry Hill Rd, Branford, CT 06405

Peter Picone, wildlife biologist and lifetime Connecticut native, has been working for over 25 years and will share his insights on creating seasonal habitat for wildlife using native plants.   Have you ever wondered where the Northern Cardinal or the Downy Woodpecker rests at night ?   What does the American Goldfinch really eat in the wild: does it only eat thistle from a feeder?   What do songbirds like the Scarlet Tanager or Wood thrush feed on in the fall when the frost hits and there are no more insects to eat?     What variety of foods does the Wild Turkey feed on in your neighborhood?   Is the Wild Turkey dependent on food from your feeder?   In the dead of the winter, what do our resident songbirds feed on ?    What plants provide winter food sources at a time of food scarcity?   What kinds of trees do Mourning Doves select for nesting in early spring?   When you choose a plant for your property are you considering its “ecological function” and how it enhances wildlife habitat?    Mr. Picone will share his insights on enhancing habitat using powerpoint slides and short video out-takes of wildlife interactions with habitat.
Presenter:

Peter is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,

with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Renewable Natural Resources (Wildlife Management emphasis). He is currently employed as a Wildlife Biologist with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Wildlife Division. He provides technical assistance to private landowners regarding habitat, invasive non-native plants management, advises on the use of native plants for habitat enhancement, deer and beaver management and nuisance control, technical presentations regarding urban wildlife and habitat management; oversees management of western district wildlife management areas and state land agricultural agreements, access management; publish guides and technical literature to educate the public about habitat management and wildlife management; field research and wildlife surveys; budgeting; interface with other natural resource professional in related fields.

 

Intro to 3D Printing

Thursday, March 10

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn to create 3D files that you can print using our machines. Create a bookmark or key chain using Tinkercad: a free online 3D design program. In this class, you’ll learn by using Tinkercad’s online lessons, with guidance from our staff. Go at your own pace, and create something that’s truly yours. Space is limited, register today. To register, please click here.

Medical Coding

Thursday, March 10

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.

Writer’s Workshop: Family Legacies (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, March 12

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Writing Down Your Family’s Stories

Every family has a wealth of stories to tell, but where do we begin? How do we record those memories in a meaningful and thoughtful way? Students in this class will be given instruction on how to turn the most memorable and significant stories from their family’s history into a collected legacy that can be shared with others. Sarah Bradley hosts this series of writing workshops focusing on helping you write your family’s history.

Group meets first three Saturdays in March. Please note that you are registering for all three sessions: March 5, 12, 19.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sarah Bradley is a freelance writer and creative writing teacher from Branford, CT. She has written for various print and online media sources for nearly ten years. Since 2012, she has been teaching creative writing to youth and adults along the shoreline, encouraging writers of all ages to put their ideas down on paper. In 2014, she was the recipient of the first place prize in fiction at the Trumbull Arts Festival. Her work will also appear in the fall 2015 issue of The Lost Country.

Sarah currently lives in East Haven, CT with her husband and three young sons.

Branford Forum

Sunday, March 13

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Zack Cooper (Yale Political Science) “Why Is the Cost of Private Health Insurance So High?”

Intro to Digital Photography (Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, March 14

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Adults of all skill levels are invited to learn the basics of digital photography with local photographer, Ben Sordo.  Increase your knowledge of photography and learn by doing in this 4-part class, whether you have a digital camera, DSLR, or simply a cell phone camera.

*You must bring your own device to this class*

Group meets Mondays in March.  Please note that you will be registering for all 4 classes (March 7, 14, 21, & 28).

Space is limited.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Intro to Word

Thursday, March 17

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing in this introductory class. This class will cover formatting text, saving a file, how to copy and paste, as well as other useful fundamentals.  Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Word already installed) or use one of ours.

Registration is required. To register, please call the Reference desk (ext. 318) or click here.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, March 17

3:30 pm - 5:00 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.

Medical Coding

Thursday, March 17

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.

Writer’s Workshop: Family Legacies (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, March 19

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Writing Down Your Family’s Stories

Every family has a wealth of stories to tell, but where do we begin? How do we record those memories in a meaningful and thoughtful way? Students in this class will be given instruction on how to turn the most memorable and significant stories from their family’s history into a collected legacy that can be shared with others. Sarah Bradley hosts this series of writing workshops focusing on helping you write your family’s history.

Group meets first three Saturdays in March. Please note that you are registering for all three sessions: March 5, 12, 19.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sarah Bradley is a freelance writer and creative writing teacher from Branford, CT. She has written for various print and online media sources for nearly ten years. Since 2012, she has been teaching creative writing to youth and adults along the shoreline, encouraging writers of all ages to put their ideas down on paper. In 2014, she was the recipient of the first place prize in fiction at the Trumbull Arts Festival. Her work will also appear in the fall 2015 issue of The Lost Country.

Sarah currently lives in East Haven, CT with her husband and three young sons.

Jim Turecek

A Fly Fishing Safari

Saturday, March 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and enjoy an afternoon learning about the art and craft of fly fishing with Jim Turecek, an expert fly fisherman with 40 years experience. Whether you are an experienced fisherman or someone interested in starting a new hobby, you’ll gain a new insight to the excitement of fly fishing. We’ll travel from local trout streams and Long Island Sound, to the bonefish flats of the Caribbean. You’ll learn about both fresh and salt water fly fishing. There will be displays of equipment, prey species and the fly to best imitate them. Q&A following the program.  Registration required. To register, please click here.

Intro to Digital Photography (Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, March 21

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Adults of all skill levels are invited to learn the basics of digital photography with local photographer, Ben Sordo.  Increase your knowledge of photography and learn by doing in this 4-part class, whether you have a digital camera, DSLR, or simply a cell phone camera.

*You must bring your own device to this class*

Group meets Mondays in March.  Please note that you will be registering for all 4 classes (March 7, 14, 21, & 28).

Space is limited.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Homemade Body Scrubs Workshop

Tuesday, March 22

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Make your own Coffee Body Scrub or Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub. You decide which 4 ounce scrub to create! The caffeine in coffee works as a vasodilator – it will tighten the surface of the skin, making your skin firmer. The molecular structure of pumpkin is small and therefore can penetrate deep within the skin when used topically. Pumpkin is ideal for treating a dull complexion, aging skin, and pigmentation.

Historical/medicial overview plus workshop.

Presented by mother/historian Velya Jancz-Urban & daughter/herbalist Ehris Urban of Grounded Holistic Wellness.