Events

Branford Land Trust

Wednesday, May 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cancelled – Medical Coding

Thursday, May 26

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.

CT Solar Challenge

Thursday, May 26

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

CTSC is a grass-roots community-based program that promotes adoption of Solar Energy through cost reduction, community outreach & education.  The successful shoreline program adopted by Madison, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Clinton, Guilford and eight other towns has expanded to include Branford residents.  Solar experts will be on hand to discuss state programs giving away millions of dollars in rebates and incentives to GO SOLAR and make your home more Solar efficient. Our mission is to help make these programs simple and accessible to Branford residents.

Free LED Bulbs!

The first one hundred people to register and attend the Solar Workshop will receive 2 efficient LED light bulbs. Bring up to 2 incandescent bulbs to our Solar Workshop and New England Smart Energy Group (NESEG) will swap your old bulbs for 2 new energy efficient LED bulbs at no cost. Registration is required, go to CTSolarChallenge.com. Space is limited!

A $75 donation will be made by Aegis Solar for every solar installation completed through the Branford SolarChallenge to help benefit the Branford Food Pantry; a local non-profit that provides a place where free food is served to those who are homeless or destitute.

Saturday Cinema: Joy

Saturday, May 28

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on the last Saturday of each month for a hot new release. This month we’re showing Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Édgar Ramírez.

Registration required. To register, click here.

Library Closed

Sunday, May 29

All Day

Family Caregiver Education Program (Part 2 of 4-part series)

Tuesday, May 31

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This free four part caregiver education series by the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is for family members and friends of people with any type of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  It is designed to educate family caregivers and friends on the necessary skills and information needed to provide care for persons with memory loss or dementia of any type.  Topics include:

  • Overview of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Communication Techniques
  • Behavioral Challenges/Effective Strategies
  • Safety
  • Keeping the Caregiver Healthy
  • Community Resources
  • Family Dynamics
  • Legal and Financial Issues.

The program is on Tuesday’s — May 24, May 31, June 21 and June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Guest speakers will present on the listed topics.

To RSVP and or more info, please contact Maria Tomasetti of the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter at 203-230-1777, ext. 14 or mtomasetti@alz.org.

Tassy Awards

Wednesday, June 1

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A program by the Shoreline Arts Alliance.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CLA Board Meeting

Thursday, June 2

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Board Meeting for CT Library Association.

Computer Basics (Auditorium)

Thursday, June 2

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Want to begin using a computer? Need practice using a mouse and keyboard? This class introduces first-time computer users to common computer terms and features.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or to use one of ours. No prior experience with computers is necessary.

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

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 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.

Romance & Erotic Writing for Fun & Profit

Saturday, June 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt will show you how to use your creativity to get words down on the page in this two part course.  She’ll show you a quick plot outline that works for “plotters” as well as “pantsers” to make the most of your writing time.  She’ll go over finding time to write, getting motivated to finishing your project and where to send your manuscript.  Jamie will present to you the top five romance and erotic ebook publishers, what they’re looking for, terms, and what to expect once you send in your manuscript. She’ll talk about the importance of a query letter and a good synopsis and give examples.  Do you want an agent or do you need an agent?  Jamie will show the pros and cons of both. She’ll compare self publishing your manuscript with deciding on an epublisher or a commercial publisher. You’ll leave the class with a list of websites and resources that will help you in your writing journey.

Space is limited, registration required. To register, please call 203-488-1441 x 318. Will meet in LUCY HAMMER ROOM.

Part 2: Saturday, June 11 at 10:00 am

Tilde Cafe

Saturday, June 4

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Library Closed

Sunday, June 5

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 7

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Impact of Global Warming on Long Island Sound

Wednesday, June 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Impact of Global Warming on the Biodiversity of Long Island Sound
presented by Sarah Nahabedian

Climate change is in the news more than ever. More frequent and severe storms have caused coastal destruction and highlighted shoreline vulnerability. There is a growing concern that global warming, ocean acidification, and sea level rise have begun to affect the Long Island Sound and its marine life. Throughout the summer of 2015, a number of large migratory marine mammals, including minke, beluga, and humpback whales, were spotted in Long Island Sound: the first time whales have been spotted in the western part of the Sound since the 1990s. Many people have asked if- and how- climate change might be related. To understand the way climate change is impacting Long Island Sound, scientists and educators from The Maritime Aquarium are measuring many different factors that can show how an ecosystem changes over time. This lecture will describe the sentinels we use to measure change and the economic and environmental impacts of climate change on Long Island Sound.

Sarah Nahabedian is a Senior Educator and Dive Coordinator at The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut. She holds a MA in Maritime Archaeology and a BSc in Marine Biology and Foreign Languages. She is currently participating in a series of study circles through the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). Sarah joins this growing network of science educators and climate and ocean scientists working together to help change the conversation about climate change. 

Sponsored by Menunkatuck Audubon Society

Art Advice

Thursday, June 9

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Need help finding exhibition space/opportunities, performance/rehearsal space or developing new ways to promote your work or creative event? Stop in for a free one-on-one consultation with artist Debbie Hesse from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 9

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.

CELC Theme Day

Friday, June 10

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Romance & Erotic Writing for Fun & Profit

Saturday, June 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt will show you how to use your creativity to get words down on the page in part 2 of this this two part course.  She’ll show you a quick plot outline that works for “plotters” as well as “pantsers” to make the most of your writing time.  She’ll go over finding time to write, getting motivated to finishing your project and where to send your manuscript.  Jamie will present to you the top five romance and erotic ebook publishers, what they’re looking for, terms, and what to expect once you send in your manuscript. She’ll talk about the importance of a query letter and a good synopsis and give examples.  Do you want an agent or do you need an agent?  Jamie will show the pros and cons of both. She’ll compare self publishing your manuscript with deciding on an epublisher or a commercial publisher. You’ll leave the class with a list of websites and resources that will help you in your writing journey.

Space is limited, registration required. To register, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 12

All Day

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Tuesday, June 14

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Internet Basics (Auditorium)

Thursday, June 16

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This class will introduce you to the Internet. Learn about web browsers and how to use links, the forward and back buttons, and how to find web pages. The class also includes a brief introduction to search engines and search techniques.  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, June 16

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, June 16

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.

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Saturday, June 18

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Library Closed

Sunday, June 19

All Day

Family Caregiver Education Program (Part 3 of 4-part series)

Tuesday, June 21

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This free four part caregiver education series by the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is for family members and friends of people with any type of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  It is designed to educate family caregivers and friends on the necessary skills and information needed to provide care for persons with memory loss or dementia of any type.  Topics include:

  • Overview of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Communication Techniques
  • Behavioral Challenges/Effective Strategies
  • Safety
  • Keeping the Caregiver Healthy
  • Community Resources
  • Family Dynamics
  • Legal and Financial Issues.

The program is on Tuesday’s — May 24, May 31, June 21 and June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Guest speakers will present on the listed topics.

To RSVP and for more info, please contact Maria Tomasetti of the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter at 203-230-1777, ext. 14 or mtomasetti@alz.org.

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 23

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: 13 Hours

Saturday, June 25

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a showing of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

Staff Reserved

Saturday, June 25

5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

See Karen

Library Closed

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Family Caregiver Education Program (Part 4 of 4-part series)

Tuesday, June 28

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This free four part caregiver education series by the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is for family members and friends of people with any type of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  It is designed to educate family caregivers and friends on the necessary skills and information needed to provide care for persons with memory loss or dementia of any type.  Topics include:

  • Overview of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Communication Techniques
  • Behavioral Challenges/Effective Strategies
  • Safety
  • Keeping the Caregiver Healthy
  • Community Resources
  • Family Dynamics
  • Legal and Financial Issues.

The program is on Tuesday’s — May 24, May 31, June 21 and June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Guest speakers will present on the listed topics.

To RSVP and for more info, please contact Maria Tomasetti of the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter at 203-230-1777, ext. 14 or mtomasetti@alz.org.