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Tuesday, February 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, July 18

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.

Library Closed

Sunday, July 21

All Day

Valley-Shore Public Library Director’s Roundtable

Tuesday, July 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets in 2nd Floor Conference Room. See Karen.

iPad Basics

Wednesday, July 24

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn how to get started with your iPad. Navigating the home screen, downloading apps, changing settings and more will be covered.

Registration required. Click here to register or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, July 24

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 if you are interested in the Latin class.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, July 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 – City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Saturday, July 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 City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person.

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.

In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves – and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.

Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life – and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. “At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time,” she muses. “After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.” Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

Registration required. RSVP here or call (203) 488-1441 x 318. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Library Closed

Sunday, July 28

All Day

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, July 31

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 if you are interested in the Latin class.

Books & Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, July 31

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 31

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. See upcoming titles at the group’s meetup.com page.

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, July 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, August 2

6:00 pm - 9:00 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.

RSVP on our Meetup page.

Adios, Coco Chanel! DIY Herbal Perfume

Saturday, August 3

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ditch your store-bought perfume! Most contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, to experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones, and top notes. Create your signature scent, mad-scientist style!

Registration is required. To register click here.

Library Closed

Sunday, August 4

All Day

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, August 7

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 if you are interested in the Latin class.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 7

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, August 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.

Intro to Excel

Thursday, August 8

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn the basics of Excel including creating and working with spreadsheets and the construction of formulas for math calculations.

Registration required. Click here to register or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.

Uncover Branford Planning Meeting (LUCY HAMMER)

Saturday, August 10

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)

Day Hikes in Connecticut: A Talk with Ed Kirk

Saturday, August 10

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ed Kirk purchased the book “AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Connecticut” and decided to hike the book. Driving anywhere from 15 minutes to over 2 hours from home, on hike after hike, Ed was overwhelmed by beauty, experienced the dangers nature, and learned just how amazing our local wilderness can be. His 90-minute presentation includes hundreds of pictures, over a dozen stories, and “how-to” tips on preparation and tracking of his experiences after hiking only half of the book so far.

Registration is required. To register click here.

Library Closed

Sunday, August 11

All Day

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, August 14

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 if you are interested in the Latin class.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, August 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, August 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.

Library Closed

Sunday, August 18

All Day

Friends Board Meeting (@ Bfd. Fire Station)

Tuesday, August 20

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, August 21

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 if you are interested in the Latin class.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, August 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.

Intermediate Excel

Thursday, August 22

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Continue your studies of Excel. Learn more ways to work with data, including filtering and sorting, plus how to create more complex formulas.

Registration required. Click here to register or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.

Library Closed

Sunday, August 25

All Day

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, August 28

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 if you are interested in the Latin class.

Books & Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, August 28

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 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. See upcoming titles at the group’s meetup.com page.

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, August 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.