Excite Focus Group: Uncover Branford project design

Wednesday, January 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bestseller Book Club

Saturday, May 26

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.

Library Closed

Sunday, May 27

All Day

Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 28

All Day

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, May 30

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. This month, we’ll be discussing:

•  The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller

– OR –

•  The Farm, by Tom Rob Smith

Come to the meeting and grab a book for next month, or 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, May 30

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 Overdrive: Free E-books & Audiobooks

Thursday, May 31

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join us to find out how to download free books and audiobooks from the library with Overdrive.
To attend this class, you must be proficient in the use of your tablet or smart phone.
Registration required. To RSVP, please call 203-488-1441 x 318 or click here.

F2G2 Game Night

Friday, June 1

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for game night! F2G2 (First Friday Game Group) is a friendly board game group that meets on the first Friday of each month at the Blackstone Library to play a wide variety of tabletop board and card games. Never played anything other than Monopoly or Scrabble? No worries, we’ve got you covered! We provide and teach the games. With nearly 100 games in our collection, we’ve got something for everyone! Adults of all experience levels are welcome. For more info & to RSVP, visit us at meetup.com/everyday-adventurers.

 

Library Closed

Sunday, June 3

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 5

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Summer Latin Course

Wednesday, June 6

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us this summer to learn classical Latin! This weekly class is great for beginners or for those seeking to brush up on their skills. In just three months, you’ll learn Latin vocabulary and see how much of the English language is derived from Latin, plus you’ll learn many fascinating aspects of daily Roman life and Roman mythology.

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I (provided for free to each student), you’ll learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin & English grammar, & translation skills. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, & mythology will be enhanced through English or Latin readings and activities. The Latin meanings of certain common abbreviations and phrases used in English, such as e.g., A.D., et al., ad hoc, status quo, and tempus fugit, will be featured weekly. Depending on interest and available space, classes may continue September through May.

Taught by Susan Craig.

NOTE: Interested participants should be prepared to commit to attending all of the sessions.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. RSVP required. To RSVP, please click here or call the library at 203-488-1441 x 318.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 6

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 6

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, June 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 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 2-4 PM to get a tech question answered. No online registration required.

Please note: If multiple folks show up at the same time, a paper sign-up sheet may be utilized. Attendees will add their name to the sign-up sheet and we will go down the list of names. Sessions will run for 15 minutes.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 10

All Day

Puzzled Pint: A Social Puzzling Event

Tuesday, June 12

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you like original puzzles?! Not the jigsaw type, but wordplay and logic? Do you like beer? Then join us for Puzzled Pint! Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzling event which happens in cities throughout the world and we’re bringing it to Branford! At the bar/restaurant, you’ll solve puzzles in teams of usually 2-6 people. Bring friends or arrive solo and we’ll match you with a team! The puzzles typically take 30 minutes to 2 hours to solve. It is completely FREE and the puzzles will be provided for you.

Registration is required. To register, please click here OR call 203-488-1441 x 318. This month’s event will take place at Donovan’s Reef, located at 1212 Main St. Branford, CT.

NOTE: THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE OFF SITE. WE WILL BE MEETING AT DONOVAN’S REEF IN BRANFORD, CT.

 

Summer Latin Course

Wednesday, June 13

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us this summer to learn classical Latin! This weekly class is great for beginners or for those seeking to brush up on their skills. In just three months, you’ll learn Latin vocabulary and see how much of the English language is derived from Latin, plus you’ll learn many fascinating aspects of daily Roman life and Roman mythology.

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I (provided for free to each student), you’ll learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin & English grammar, & translation skills. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, & mythology will be enhanced through English or Latin readings and activities. The Latin meanings of certain common abbreviations and phrases used in English, such as e.g., A.D., et al., ad hoc, status quo, and tempus fugit, will be featured weekly. Depending on interest and available space, classes may continue September through May.

NOTE: Interested participants should be prepared to commit to attending all of the sessions.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. RSVP required. To RSVP, please click here or call the library at 203-488-1441 x 318.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 13

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.

Block for Piano Recitals

Saturday, June 16

All Day

Blackstone Library Tour: An Insider’s Look

Saturday, June 16

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

Library Closed

Sunday, June 17

All Day

Summer Latin Course

Wednesday, June 20

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us this summer to learn classical Latin! This weekly class is great for beginners or for those seeking to brush up on their skills. In just three months, you’ll learn Latin vocabulary and see how much of the English language is derived from Latin, plus you’ll learn many fascinating aspects of daily Roman life and Roman mythology.

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I (provided for free to each student), you’ll learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin & English grammar, & translation skills. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, & mythology will be enhanced through English or Latin readings and activities. The Latin meanings of certain common abbreviations and phrases used in English, such as e.g., A.D., et al., ad hoc, status quo, and tempus fugit, will be featured weekly. Depending on interest and available space, classes may continue September through May.

NOTE: Interested participants should be prepared to commit to attending all of the sessions.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. RSVP required. To RSVP, please click here or call the library at 203-488-1441 x 318.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 20

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.

Basics of Google Drive

Wednesday, June 20

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Learn how to create, upload and manage documents with Google Drive in this introductory class. Creating a Google account beforehand is strongly encouraged.

Space is very limited. Registration required. Click here to register.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, June 21

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.

Uncover Branford Planning Meeting (LUCY HAMMER)

Saturday, June 23

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)

Library Closed

Sunday, June 24

All Day

Summer Latin Course

Wednesday, June 27

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us this summer to learn classical Latin! This weekly class is great for beginners or for those seeking to brush up on their skills. In just three months, you’ll learn Latin vocabulary and see how much of the English language is derived from Latin, plus you’ll learn many fascinating aspects of daily Roman life and Roman mythology.

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I (provided for free to each student), you’ll learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin & English grammar, & translation skills. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, & mythology will be enhanced through English or Latin readings and activities. The Latin meanings of certain common abbreviations and phrases used in English, such as e.g., A.D., et al., ad hoc, status quo, and tempus fugit, will be featured weekly. Depending on interest and available space, classes may continue September through May.

NOTE: Interested participants should be prepared to commit to attending all of the sessions.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. RSVP required. To RSVP, please click here or call the library at 203-488-1441 x 318.

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, June 27

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 to read for June:

DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch  –OR–  A WILD SWAN & OTHER TALES by Michael Cunningham

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, June 27

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.

Saturday Cinema: Rebecca (Branford Fire Headquarters)

Saturday, June 30

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate summer reading by watching movies based on The Great American Read, a list of America’s 100 most loved books. We’ll be showing a series of films based on the books.

This month we’re showing Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the book by Daphne DuMaurier. RSVP HERE.

Rebecca is a 1940 American romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was Hitchcock’s first American project. The screenplay is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The film stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, with Judith Anderson and George Sanders in supporting roles.

The film is a gothic tale shot in black-and-white, and is widely considered to be the first example of the film noir genre. Maxim de Winter’s first wife Rebecca, who died before the events of the film, is never seen. Her reputation and recollections of her, however, are a constant presence in the lives of Maxim, his new wife and the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers.

Rebecca won two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Cinematography, out of a total 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson also were Oscar-nominated for their respective roles as were Hitchcock and the screenwriters. Rebecca was the opening film at the 1st Berlin International Film Festival in 1951.

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

NOTE: This program will meet offsite, at the Branford Fire Department Headquarters, 45 N. Main St, Branford, CT.

Bestseller Book Club: Varina

Saturday, June 30

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 Varina by Charles Frazier.

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

Library Closed

Sunday, July 1

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 3

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm