Events

Lock Picking for Beginners

Tuesday, October 23

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A lock is really just a puzzle waiting to be solved. Using transparent pin-tumbler padlocks and some basic picks, I’ll teach you a variety of techniques for opening basic locks. This will be a hands-on session. There will be some legal talk, a demonstration, and then plenty of time to try to pick as many locks as you can. Taught by Jim Davis.

Registration required. To register, please click here

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, October 24

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Each month, Books & Brews offers 2 titles to choose from, each with its own discussion group to take part in. Titles TBD.

We bring next month’s books to each meeting. Come out and grab one for next month’s group. You can also borrow one from the library (place a hold on our online catalog), or purchase your own copy. New members welcome. Read one of the titles and come out and join the fun!

Find us on meetup.com to connect with the group and RSVP to the meeting.

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, October 24

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.

Bestseller Book Club: Transcription

Saturday, October 27

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 Transcription by Kate Atkinson.

Space is very limited. Registration required. To register, please click here.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, October 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.

F2G2 Game Night

Friday, November 2

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for game night! We’ll be playing all types of board games, from fast-paced, hilarious party games to highly strategic, thinky games that will leave your head spinning! F2G2 is all about having fun, learning new games, and making friends. We’ve got games for everyone, no matter your experience level. Feel free to bring your own games too. Adults of all ages welcome.

Registration required. RSVP on Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/Everyday-Adventurers or click here.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 7

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, November 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.

Drop-in Tech Help

Thursday, November 8

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Having trouble downloading books through OverDrive? Need help on a Microsoft Word document? Can’t figure out how to email a picture from your iPhone? Swing on by for some drop-in tech help! Visit the Lucy Hammer Room any time between 1:30-3 PM to get a tech question answered.

No registration required.

Intro to 3D Printing/Modeling

Thursday, November 8

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Learn how to create your own 3D files for printing with instructor Jim Davis. For all ages.
Registration required. To register, please click here or call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Blackstone Library Tour: An Insider’s Look

Saturday, November 10

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sew-Along (with Technical Help)

Sunday, November 11

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this first of a two part “open sew class”. You bring in the sewing projects you want to work on and professional costume designer & sewing instructor Sara Normand will be on hand to  help you with them. For the first class, we will cover a bit of the more technical aspects of sewing such as how to pin and cut a pattern. The second class will be the actual sewing. If needed, we could extend to three sessions to complete your projects.

Registration required. PLEASE NOTE: you are registering for both classes. To register, please click here.

 

ERACE Informational Session

Tuesday, November 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join a representative of ERACE for this  informational meeting with a focus on their free courses leading to a high school diploma, GED, NEDP and ESL programs.

To register, please click here.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, November 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.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, November 15

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 consultations. Consultations are first-come, first-served. Sign up at Reference up to 30 minutes before program begins. Free and open to the public.

ERACE Informational Session

Thursday, November 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join a representative of ERACE for this  informational meeting with a focus on their free courses leading to a high school diploma, GED, NEDP and ESL programs.

To register, please click here.

Uncover Branford Planning Meeting (LUCY HAMMER)

Saturday, November 17

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Open to all: Get up, get out and uncover Branford!

Join us 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.

At our planning meeting, we’ll talk about our favorite places in town, and plan where we’ll venture to next! Join us!

RSVP at meetup.com (it’s free to create an account and join the group)

Sew-Along (with Technical Help)

Sunday, November 18

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for the second of a two part “open sew class”. You bring in the sewing projects you want to work on and professional costume designer & sewing instructor Sara Normand will be on hand to  help you with them. The second class will be the actual sewing. If needed, we could extend to three sessions to complete your projects.

Registration required. If you have already registered for the first session please DO NOT register again. Note: When you register for the first class you are enrolled in parts one and two.

Friends Board Meeting (@ Bfd. Fire Station)

Tuesday, November 20

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Close at 5 pm

Wednesday, November 21

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, November 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.

Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22

All Day

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22

All Day

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, November 28

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Each month, Books & Brews offers 2 titles to choose from, each with its own discussion group to take part in. Titles TBD.

We bring next month’s books to each meeting. Come out and grab one for next month’s group. You can also borrow one from the library (place a hold on our online catalog), or purchase your own copy. New members welcome. Read one of the titles and come out and join the fun!

Find us on meetup.com to connect with the group and RSVP to the meeting.

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, November 28

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.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, December 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.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, December 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.

Friends Board Meeting (@ Bfd. Fire Station)

Tuesday, December 18

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, December 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.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, December 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.

Photography Session

Friday, December 21

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

With Jamie Sargent (see Karen)

Library Closed

Sunday, December 23

All Day