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Tuesday, June 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friends Board Meeting (@ Bfd. Fire Station)

Tuesday, March 19

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Intermediate 3D File Creation/Printing

Tuesday, March 19

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join instructor Jim Davis for intermediate 3D file creation. Recommended for those who attended one of Jim’s beginning classes in Fusion 360. For all ages. Registration required. To register, please click here or call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, March 20

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, March 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.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, March 21

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.

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, March 27

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, March 27

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 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. 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, March 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.

Intro to Excel

Thursday, March 28

2:00 pm - 3:15 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. Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Excel installed) or use one of ours.

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

Bestseller Book Club – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Saturday, March 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.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

 

 

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, April 3

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, April 3

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, April 3

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, April 5

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.

Registration required. Click here to register or RSVP on our Meetup page.

Sew-Along (With Technical Help) Part Two

Saturday, April 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 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. For the first class, we covered 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. Please register here or call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

NOTE: You are registering for BOTH classes. The first class took place on Sunday, March 3 @ 2 pm.

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, April 10

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, April 10

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 Word

Thursday, April 11

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn the basics of word processing in this introductory class. This class will cover formatting text, saving a file, how to copy and paste, as well as other useful fundamentals. Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Word installed) or use one of ours.

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

Uncover Branford Planning Meeting (LUCY HAMMER)

Saturday, April 13

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)

Friends Board Meeting (@ Bfd. Fire Station)

Tuesday, April 16

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, April 17

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, April 17

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, April 18

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 for Easter

Sunday, April 21

All Day

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, April 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, April 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 – The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Saturday, April 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 The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger.

Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook’s differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.

This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story—one of women’s friendships and the larger forces that shape them—The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.

Space is very limited. Registration required. To register click here or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.

Beginning Quilting

Sunday, April 28

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Sara Normand for a beginning quilting class. You will use 9 squares of fabric in different ways to make a quilt square. Please bring 9 four inch squares of COTTON fabric, in at least three colors. Register here or call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 as space is very limited.

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, May 1

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, May 8

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.

OverDrive, Hoopla & Kanopy

Thursday, May 9

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn the basics of three (free!) fantastic resources offered through the library. Access e-books with OverDrive, movies with Kanopy and those plus more with Hoopla!

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

Uncover Branford Planning Meeting (LUCY HAMMER)

Saturday, May 11

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)