Events

Events

Dementia Care Education for Families

Thursday, October 30

10:00 am - 11:30 am

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Please register by calling 203/230-1777, ext. 14. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.

Join us for the next two meetings at 10:00am on:
November 13
November 20

Medical Coding

Thursday, October 30

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.

Writer's Workshop Group  (Lucy Hammer Room)

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, November 1

10:30 am - 11:30 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 first four Saturdays in November. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Salon for Connecticut Composers

Saturday, November 1

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Connecticut composers will discuss old and new compositions and play their works.

A Report and Discussion of the Quality of Education In CT’s Grade & Charter Schools

Sunday, November 2

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In May 2012, a State law mandated that an independent organization grade the 944 Connecticut public and charter schools from A to F, take steps to raise standards for educators, demand immediate action to improve failing schools, and increase access to high-quality school choices. The non-profit organization ConnCAN recently completed its annual report for 2014. In this session of the Branford Forum, the staff of ConnCan will present and discuss its report with the audience giving special attention to local area schools.

For more information, contact Marc Schwartz, MD (203) 772-5494

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, November 4

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 4

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Affordable Health Care Act Answers (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, November 6

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Steve Cudgma of Branford’s Squeri Insurance Agency will help you understand the ACA and how to make informed choices. Walk-in program in the Lucy Hammer Room. No registration required.

Medical Coding

Thursday, November 6

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.

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, November 8

10:30 am - 11:30 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 first four Saturdays in November. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dear Eva: A Reading of World War II Letters

Dear Eva: A Reading of World War II Letters

Saturday, November 8

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Your emotions will be stirred when you hear a reading of highlights from “Dear Eva,” a captivating non-fiction play based on World War II letters that were written by ordinary men and women in an extraordinary time. The 50-minute reading will be by the play’s co-authors, Catherine Ladnier of Greenwich and Paul Janensch of Bridgeport. They will welcome your questions and comments immediately afterwards.

The letters were saved by Eva Lee Brown of Easley, S.C. The men are in uniform. Some see action. The women are lonely and dealing with shortages. The letters are candid, sad and funny. The common theme is a longing for a return to normal life. The letters were discovered by Eva’s daughter, Catherine, who is a theater buff and compliance consultant in the securities industry.   She invited Paul, a former newspaper editor and professor emeritus of journalism at Quinnipiac University, to collaborate with her. Together, they selected the most dramatic letters, arranged them into story lines and edited them down to their essentials. The letters tell several compelling inter-twined stories. Something terrible happens to the battalion in which Eva’s brother Bill is serving, but it’s a military secret. Cousin Clifton flies against his mother’s wishes and is shot down over France. Eva is pursued by servicemen who write her ardent letters; one correspondent is Harry Ladnier, who receives love letters from other women. At the end, we learn what happened to Bill’s battalion and who won Eva’s heart.

The time seems right for hearing the highlights from “Dear Eva.” Interest in World War II is high. During the discussion period that follows a reading, audience members of all ages are eager to talk about World War II. Maybe they were involved in the war. Or they heard about it from parents or grandparents. Many draw comparisons between World War II and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They note that back then all Americans made sacrifices, not just members of the armed forces and their families.

Registration required. Click here to register.

Rave On!

Rave On!

Sunday, November 9

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Back by Popular Demand! Rave On! is a band that plays the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and other legends of early rock and roll. They will play hits like “That Will Be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Not Fade Away”, Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, and “Only the Lonely”, along with other classic, early rock and roll songs. The Rave On! band is made up of: Chris Roselle: Guitar and Lead Vocals, Pete Farley: Bass Guitar and background vocals, and Dan Guinta: Drums and back ground vocals. They perform at theaters, dinner shows, libraries, clubs, and special events throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

BECC: Circle of Security - A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

BECC: Circle of Security – A Parenting Group for those with Children from Birth thru 5

Tuesday, November 11

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Branford Family Resource Center have come together to facilitate a parenting group that focuses on building the bond between parent and child. Parents with children from birth thru 5 will come together once a week to share their experiences, learn techniques as well as ways in which they can be their children’s first teachers! Those that complete 80% of the program will receive a $50 dollar gift card!

The group will meet every Tuesday starting Sept. 9th thru Nov. 11th
from 11:30 to 1pm.

* Lunch will be provided as well as childcare if needed.

*Signup is required to do so please call 203. 415. 5237 OR email the BECC at branford.becc@gmail.com

 

Iceland’s Birds, Flowers, and Wildlife

Wednesday, November 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Pete and Barbara Rzasa. Sponsored by Menunkatuck Audubon Society.

Dementia Care Education for Families

Thursday, November 13

10:00 am - 11:30 am

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Please register by calling 203/230-1777, ext. 14. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.

Medical Coding

Thursday, November 13

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.

Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Saturday, November 15

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a demonstration of the library’s new 3D printer and learn what it is, how it works, and what you can do with it. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Three sessions available:

 

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, November 15

10:30 am - 11:30 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 first four Saturdays in November. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Holiday Greetings

Sunday, November 16

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Craft beautiful holiday letters that are sure to bring lots of joy to your friends and family. Presented by Carol Christmas.

Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Monday, November 17

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a demonstration of the library’s new 3D printer and learn what it is, how it works, and what you can do with it. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Three sessions available:

 

Generational Workforce Issues

Tuesday, November 18

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Presented by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.

Reviving 5000 Years of Chinese Civilization

Reviving 5000 Years of Chinese Civilization

Tuesday, November 18

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When the European renaissance was taking place 6 to 7 centuries ago, very few people knew about it. In fact, the term “renaissance” wasn’t coined until the peak of the renaissance had already passed. But now the renaissance of Chinese Culture is happening in our time and we have the opportunity to witness it and be part of it.

This presentation by the Connecticut Chinese Culture Association runs from 30 to 45 minutes including time for questions.  It includes the essence and uniqueness of the traditional Chinese culture, how the authentic culture is coming back to the world stage through genuine artistic values and presentations such as the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts.  No registration is necessary.

 

Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, November 19

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a demonstration of the library’s new 3D printer and learn what it is, how it works, and what you can do with it. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Three sessions available:

 

Dementia Care Education For Families

Thursday, November 20

10:00 am - 11:30 am

For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Please register by calling 203/230-1777, ext. 14. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.

Ask A Lawyer

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, November 20

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 15-minute 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, November 20

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.

Job Search Boot Camp: The 6-Second Resume

Friday, November 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kick your job search into high gear. The CT Works Job Search Boot Camp is a great opportunity for you to make connections, talk about what’s worked for you and what hasn’t, and workshop ideas for moving forward. This week’s topic is The 6-Second Resume. Meeting in Lucy Hammer Room. Registration required. To register call Reference at 203-488-1441 x 318. Please see flyer for more info.

Writer’s Workshop Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, November 22

10:30 am - 11:30 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 first four Saturdays in November. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

ShoreGrass Concert

ShoreGrass Concert

Saturday, November 22

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ShoreGrass, a bluegrass band from the Connecticut shoreline tells nearly true stories about friends, family and places close to their heart, using bluegrass instrumentation, traditional 3-part harmony, creative arrangements, and their unique and original sound with a healthy dash of humor.

TheShoreGrass lineup is comprised of Frank and Barbara Shaw (banjo and guitar), Paul Pozzi (mandolin), Scott Freemantle (bass) and Stacy Phillips (Dobro and fiddle) who play a lively mix of traditional bluegrass, oldtime, early country, gospel and folk songs. They have recorded four albums, including their latest release, Hummingbird.

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 2

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 3

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Medical Coding

Thursday, December 4

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.