Events

Medical Coding

Tuesday, May 30

5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, May 31

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We’ll be discussing Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Calahan, and The Lola Quartet, by Emily St. John Mandel.

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, May 31

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.

Tassy Awards

Wednesday, May 31

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Shoreline Arts Alliance Awards Ceremony-setup begins at 4pm.

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 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.

Blackstone Library Tour: An Insider’s Look

Saturday, June 3

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.

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Fiction Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 3

10:00 am - 11:30 am

The fiction writing workshop will give students an overview of the major elements needed to write compelling stories, including story arc, dialogue, point of view, character development, and conflict/resolution. Students will have an opportunity to complete several writing exercises during the course and share their writing with their peers. This workshop is ideal for beginning and intermediate writers, as well as those who have never written before but want to know how to start.

Sarah Bradley (pentopapercreativewriting.com) 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 appeared in the fall 2015 issue of The Lost Country. Sarah currently lives in East Haven, CT with her husband and three young sons.

Meets the first three Saturdays in June. You are registering to attend all three sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Library Closed

Sunday, June 4

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 6

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 7

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 7

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.

CT Office of the Arts-Higher Order Thinking

Thursday, June 8

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meeting.  See Karen for details.

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 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.

Campaign for the Blackstone Open House

Thursday, June 8

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn more about the improvements to the building and how the renovation and expansion addresses critical challenges, see plans and virtual renderings, and meet members of the library’s staff and board.

CELC Theme Day

Friday, June 9

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Private Event

Friday, June 9

5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Wedding Reception-Auditorium/Reading Room/Rotunda  See Karen

Fiction Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 10

10:00 am - 11:30 am

The fiction writing workshop will give students an overview of the major elements needed to write compelling stories, including story arc, dialogue, point of view, character development, and conflict/resolution. Students will have an opportunity to complete several writing exercises during the course and share their writing with their peers. This workshop is ideal for beginning and intermediate writers, as well as those who have never written before but want to know how to start.

Sarah Bradley (pentopapercreativewriting.com) 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 appeared in the fall 2015 issue of The Lost Country. Sarah currently lives in East Haven, CT with her husband and three young sons.

Meets the first three Saturdays in June. You are registering to attend all three sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Uncover Branford

Saturday, June 10

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Get up, get out and uncover Branford! We’re bringing you and your neighbors together to share your favorite Branford places and stories. Then, plan a group outing to a special spot! As you go out into the community to explore and uncover new places, you’ll make new friends, have lots of fun, and discover the hidden gems of Branford.

Document your adventures with photos and a short write up of your own personal favorites and we’ll turn that into a community exhibit at our Uncover Branford Open House and Reception at the end of the summer.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

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

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 11

All Day

Intro to Arduino

Tuesday, June 13

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to use a computer microchip to control simple electrical elements, like LED’s, buzzers, motors, and more with Jim Davis! Registration required. To register, please click here.

Campaign for the Blackstone Open House

Wednesday, June 14

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn more about the improvements to the building and how the renovation and expansion addresses critical challenges, see plans and virtual renderings, and meet members of the library’s staff and board.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 14

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: For the Love of Nature

Wednesday, June 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Red Admiral butterfly peers down from a branch almost as if it were staring curiously at the lens focused on it. A Humpback Whale dives and begins to circle while exhaling under water creating a ‘net’ of bubbles to allow for its pod mates to feed on the trapped sand lance fish. The petal of a Black-eyed Susan seems to curl delicately downward creating a unique perspective. A multitude of colored scales come together to create the patterns of a butterfly’s wing. From blue hour to daybreak, the colors created by the rising sun create a beautiful ‘painting’ in the sky.

With a passion for all things wild that began at a very early age, nature enthusiast and photographer, Donna Lorello, will share some of her experiences in how she captures anything nature has to offer. From birds and mammals, insects and flowers, water drops and sunrises, anything natural is fair game for her lens.

Join us on June 14 as Donna shares some of her experiences in how she photographs her subjects.

Presenter: Donna Lorello has been a lover of nature since her early days.  She embraced dinosaurs, Godzilla, and chasing butterflies and fireflies.  After receiving her first SLR camera as a teen, her zoom lens immediately found birds and flowers to focus on.  This love of the natural world led her to study Biology at Southern Connecticut State University and she has many great memories of observing a wide variety of local flora and fauna.  Donna gives thanks to people like Dr. Noble Proctor and Peter Borgemeister for strengthening her love of nature.  She became involved with the Branford Land Trust’s Osprey Observation Program, tagged Horseshoe Crabs during the first study season of Project Limulus, and expanded her skills in photographing natural subjects of all types using ethical methods.  Today, she feels an even stronger love of the environment and the delicate balance of nature, and through her photography, she can share her experiences with others.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Carl R. Harvey at (203) 389-6076 or program@menunkatuck.org.

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 15

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 15

6:00 pm - 7:45 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.

Fiction Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 17

10:00 am - 11:30 am

The fiction writing workshop will give students an overview of the major elements needed to write compelling stories, including story arc, dialogue, point of view, character development, and conflict/resolution. Students will have an opportunity to complete several writing exercises during the course and share their writing with their peers. This workshop is ideal for beginning and intermediate writers, as well as those who have never written before but want to know how to start.

Sarah Bradley (pentopapercreativewriting.com) 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 appeared in the fall 2015 issue of The Lost Country. Sarah currently lives in East Haven, CT with her husband and three young sons.

Meets the first three Saturdays in June. You are registering to attend all three sessions.

Summer writers workshop. Meets the first three Saturdays in June. You are registering to attend all three sessions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Library Closed

Sunday, June 18

All Day

Medical Coding

Tuesday, June 20

5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 21

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.

Medical Coding

Thursday, June 22

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.

Medical Coding Exam

Saturday, June 24

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

CANCELLED – Saturday Cinema

Saturday, June 24

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bestseller Book Club: The Stars Are Fire

Saturday, June 24

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 The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve.

Registration required. To register, please click here.