Events

Medical Coding

Tuesday, March 28

5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, March 29

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We’re venturing outside of the library & bringing a book club to you! Books ‘n’ Brews will meet at Thimble Island Brewery. Join us for this kick-off meeting in the tasting room, where we’ll talk books and vote on the first book club title. Potential reads include The Hike by Drew Magary, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead, or nominate a different title!

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!

REGISTER HERE

Thimble Island Brewery
16 Business Park Drive
Branford, CT. 06405
203-208-2827

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, March 29

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to create your own 3D files for printing with instructor Jim Davis. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD.  For all ages. Registration required. To register, please click here.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, March 29

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.

Exercises for Healthy & Active Aging

Thursday, March 30

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

George Norden, exercise physiologist and owner of Joint Effort Exercise will explain the benefits of regular exercise as we age, specifically strength training.  After completing a 300 hour internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation departments, George has held many positions in the field of medical exercise.   He will be explaining these experiences as well as providing tips on what types of exercise, and at what intensities are most effective at helping people over the age of 50 maintain or regain the strength and stamina needed to live a healthy and active lifestyle for years to come!

Registration required. To register, please click here.

Medical Coding

Thursday, March 30

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, April 1

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.

Tours offered the first Saturday of each month.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Discovering Opera: Murder & Mayhem

Saturday, April 1

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This three part series will walk you through the many elements of opera, expose you to great opera scenes and broaden your appreciation of the art form. Join Charlotte D’Aniello on the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 pm.

Part 1: Elements of Opera – March 4  @ 1:00 pm
Part 2: Murder and Mayham – April 1 @ 1:00 pm
Part 3: Those Special Moments – May 6 @ 1:00 pm

Branford Forum: Child Robot Interactions

Sunday, April 2

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Yale Professor of Computer Science Brian Scasselati on “Child Robot Interactions”

Building Committee Meeting

Monday, April 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Health Care Career Info Session

Tuesday, April 4

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.

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 4

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, April 5

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.

Intro to Excel

Thursday, April 6

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program.  This includes the basics of creating and working with spreadsheets and the construction of formulas for math calculations.  Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Excel already installed) or use one of ours.
Registration required. To register, please call 203-488-1441 x 318 or click here.

Medical Coding

Thursday, April 6

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.

College Admissions: Building a Successful Application – For Teens and their Families (Auditorium)

Saturday, April 8

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Michael Newcomer (Ph.D, Yale University), founder and president of Bulldog Tutors, for a discussion on college admissions and how to build a strong application.

Bulldog Tutors is composed exclusively of Yale graduates that have scored in the top 1% of what they teach. They create one-on-one tutoring opportunities in a wide variety of subjects and have worked to build awareness around college prep for those that are entering higher education.

This discussion is appropriate for students and their families.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or click here

RAVE ON! Concert

Sunday, April 9

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

RAVE ON! is a band that features the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and other legends of early rock-n-roll. This is the music that paved the way for rock-n-roll and influenced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and countless other artists.

Chris Roselle – Guitar & Lead Vocals
Pete Farley – Bass Guitar & Background Vocals
Don Guinta – Drums & Background Vocals

Intermediate 3D Printing

Tuesday, April 11

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join instructor Jim Davis for intermediate 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.

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

Knitting Group

Wednesday, April 12

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: Sea Level Rise

Wednesday, April 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sea Level Rise and How It Is Changing Our Beaches and Coastlines. Presented by James Tate.

Connecticut’s beaches play a number of important roles. They provide recreation, stimulate economic activity, and serve as buffers to storm wave damage. One of the challenges that coastal communities face is that our beaches are systematically erosive due to differences in the nature of Long Island Sound’s waves as the Sound shifts back and forth from periods of storm activity to fair weather conditions. This systematic loss of beach sand leaves many coastal structures and infrastructure vulnerable to severe wave damage during large storms. Recent research documents that the coastal towns that suffered the greatest damages during Irene and Sandy were the ones that had highly eroded and very narrow beaches. In a time of sea level rise, and potentially a time of intensified storm activity, Connecticut’s shoreline is increasingly vulnerable.

Presenter: Dr. James Tait received a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, with a specialization in coastal oceanography, from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His current research focuses on coastal resilience and the impacts of large storms on the coast. He is a professor in the Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences at Southern Connecticut State University. In addition, he is a co-founder and co-coordinator of Southern’s Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies. As part of his work, he consults with the towns of West Haven and East Haven on coastal resilience. One of his most cherished accomplishments is being included in the surfing movie Beyond Monster Mavericks.

 

Sponsored by Menunkatuck Audubon Society.

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Committee

Thursday, April 13

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Medical Coding

Thursday, April 13

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: Languages

Saturday, April 15

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

This month, Tilde Cafe discusses the fascinating topic of languages, and how they provide clues to our past. It’s definitely a timely topic considering the times we live in, and Professor Claire Bowern, a scholar in this area, will tell us about her research.

Closed for Easter

Sunday, April 16

All Day

Opera Preview: Eugene Onegin

Monday, April 17

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a Metropolitan Opera Preview of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, with Marc Verzatt, recently retired from the faculty of the Yale School of Music.  Sponsored by Shoreline Village Connecticut.

This opera is part of the Met Live in HD series and will be shown at Regal Branford on 4/22 @ 12:55 p.m. and an encore on 4/26 @ 6:30 p.m.

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

CLC Fundraising & Development Roundtable (Lucy Hammer)

Tuesday, April 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roundtable discussion for library staff involved with fundraising and development. Register at CLC’s website (ctlibrarians.org)

Eating Disorder Presentation

Tuesday, April 18

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, April 19

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.

Welcoming Branford: Celebration and Reception

Wednesday, April 19

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of art and community as we take a moment to recognize the diversity that can be found in Branford.

This art installation that uses a combination of text and photography was created to show what matters most to those within our community. The project was complied in partnership with ERACE and the Blackstone Library along with students and other community members. Pictures were either taken by local photographer Cathy Wilson Ramin or submitted by the public. All in an effort of bringing the community together by celebrating what makes us unique!

All are welcome to take in the art, converse with one another and listen to a couple of guest speakers. Light refreshments will be served.

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Committee

Thursday, April 20

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Medical Coding

Thursday, April 20

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, April 20

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.