Events

Library Closed

Sunday, July 3

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 5

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 6

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Internet/Email Basics (Auditorium)

Thursday, July 7

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of what the Internet and email are and how they work.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about web browsers and how to use links, the forward and back buttons, how to find web pages, practice the basics of sending and receiving email, plus learn how to compose, reply 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.

Library Closed

Sunday, July 10

All Day

The Barkers of Branford

Wednesday, July 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ted Braun of Guilford will present from his new book entitled “The Barkers of Branford: Life In America Through A Local Lens” on July 13th in the Blackstone Library at 7 P.M.  This talk is sponsored by the Branford Historical Society.  Ted will share from the following:

  • A Boy’s Life in the 1860’s
  • 19th C Domestic Life
  • The Golden Age Of Bicycles
  • Prohibition Insights: The Branford License Question
  • “Women Step Forward” In A New Century
  • Branford Education A Century Ago
  • A Laborer’s View: Security, Unions and Politics
  • Electrification & The Flush Toilet Come To Town
  • “The Great War”: Branford Responds

 Diaries spanning seventy-two years were found in the home of Ted Braun’s in-laws Richard and Eileen Field of South Montowese Street in Branford. Decades of dust and cobwebs were removed, curiosity was whetted, and the result eight years later is this new publication. Llewellyn Barker, Richard’s grandfather, started writing in his diary at age fourteen in 1865 and continued until the day before he died in 1937.  In “The Barkers of Branford”, Ted supplements the themes revealed by Llewellyn with his own research and chronicles both local and national history in the process.  It is richly illustrated with over two hundred images documenting the transition of a family, a town, and a nation.

 Note:  If the front book cover image is used with the above article, attribution should state “Branford Historical Society archives-Mason Foote Smith”

 Sponsored by the Branford Historical Society.

Library Closed

Sunday, July 17

All Day

Healthcare Career Workshop

Tuesday, July 19

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You could be eligible for FREE Short-term Job-related training in the Healthcare field through the Health Careers Advancement Project. Presented by American Job Center Workforce Alliance (formerly CT Works).

To be eligible, you must be committed to succeed AND:

  • Have High School Diploma or GED
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Able to pass drug screen and criminal background check

Assistance may be available for:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Training-related clothing
  • Choose from these Career Training Offerings:
    • N.A. (Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Phlebotomy Technician
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Human Services Assistant
    • Medical Coding & Billing
    • HIM (Health Information Management
    • Medical Office Assistant
    • EMT
    • Patient Navigator
    • Patient Care Technician

    Stop Dreaming! Your future career begins today! Registration required. To register, please click here.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, July 21

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.

Library Closed

Sunday, July 24

All Day

A Woman’s Reason: Shakespeare Round Table

Thursday, July 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A presentation and discussion where audience members will be invited to read scenes from The Two Gentlemen of Verona, this year’s free Shakespeare on the Shoreline play. The Round Table will be facilitated by Shakesperience Artistic Director Emily Mattina and members of the cast.

Saturday Cinema: The Boss

Saturday, July 30

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This month we’re showing The Boss starring Melissa McCarthy.

Michelle Darnell is a ruthless businesswoman whose rise to the top has left her with many enemies. Her unscrupulous actions catch up with her when she is arrested for insider trading, but she decides to try to turn this setback into something positive for her career. After all, her prison term is short, and Americans love a good redemption story. If she can convince everyone she has changed her tune, her business may bounce back stronger than ever. However, her old enemies haven’t forgotten their grudges, and they are going to make it very difficult for her to bounce back.

Rated R for sexual content, language and brief drug use. To register, please click here.

Library Closed

Sunday, July 31

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 2

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 3

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Medical Coding

Thursday, August 4

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

Sunday, August 7

All Day

Spices of the World

Wednesday, August 10

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Spices are the jewels of the gourmet. The tiniest amount of the right spice can make all the difference between a bland dish and a scrumptious one. Learn the differences between herbs and spices; how to store spices and shelf life; what spices work well together and with what type of dishes; spices by region; and so much more.  This is a hands-on class where you will taste samples to determine the mystery spice, as well as taste testing various spices. Presented by Colleen Bell.

As a foreign exchange student to Sri Lanka, Colleen Bell developed a taste for exotic and fresh spices. She is a foodie that has spent a lifetime experimenting with various spices, herbs, recipes and cookbooks.

Registration required. To register, please click here.

Medical Coding

Thursday, August 11

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.

Tilde Cafe

Saturday, August 13

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Library Closed

Sunday, August 14

All Day

Medical Coding

Thursday, August 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, August 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.

Library Closed

Sunday, August 21

All Day

Medical Coding

Thursday, August 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.

Saturday Cinema

Saturday, August 27

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Library Closed

Sunday, August 28

All Day

Medical Coding

Thursday, September 1

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

Sunday, September 4

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 6

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 7

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Medical Coding

Thursday, September 8

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.

Menunkatuck Audubon

Wednesday, September 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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