Holiday Cabaret – Private Event

Sunday, December 17

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

See Whitney
Contact: Kelliann Festa

Knitting Group

Wednesday, January 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.

Fiction Writing Workshop (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, January 27

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Award-winning novelist, Susan Strecker, will host a three-part workshop on January 13th, 20th and 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Topics covered will include eight tips and tricks for writing a novel, the essential elements of successful books and the importance of hooking the reader. Writers of all experience and ability levels are welcome. Registration required.

Bestseller Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere

Saturday, January 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. Registration required.

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Campaign for The Blackstone

Sunday, January 28

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Special event TBD See Karen

Lock Picking for Beginners (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Sunday, January 28

2:00 pm - 3:45 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, January 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. This month, we’ll be discussing:

ORYX & CRAKE by Margaret Atwood

– OR – 

ON BEAUTY by Zadie Smith

Come to the December meeting and grab a book for January, 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, January 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.

Internet Basics

Thursday, February 1

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Ready to get online but not sure how? This introductory class is for those who are new to the Internet or want to brush up on basic skills. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Registration required. RSVP here or call 203.488.1441 ext. 318.

First Friday Game Group (F2G2)

Friday, February 2

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for game night! F2G2 is a monthly tabletop board gaming group that meets at the Blackstone Library, 758 Main St on the last Friday of each month at 6pm. We’ll be playing all types of board games, from fast-paced, hilarious party games to highly strategic, brain burners that’ll 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. To sign up, click here.

Blackstone Library Tour: An Insider’s Look

Saturday, February 3

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.

The SAT or the ACT? Standardized Testing Options & the College Admissions Timeline: Presented by Bulldog Tutors (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, February 3

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Jas Jernaill, the Managing Director of Bulldog Tutors, for a discussion on successfully navigating the university admissions process. Topics will include standardized testing options, how to build a successful college admissions application, and how the admissions timeline differs for aspiring student athletes. The talk will run for about 30 minutes with 15 minutes of questions to follow.
This talk is appropriate for juniors and sophomores, as seniors will be at the tail end of this process come December.
Registration for this program is required since space is limited. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or click here.

Branford Forum: Race Relations

Sunday, February 4

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This month Yale Professor Elijah Anderson will be here to discuss Race Relations in the Age of Trump

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 6

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 7

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, February 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.

Uncover Branford Meeting

Saturday, February 10

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Intro to Arduino

Saturday, February 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to use a computer microchip to control simple electrical elements, like LED’s, buzzers, motors, and more with Jim Davis! Registration required. To register, click here.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, February 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.

Uncover Branford-ERACE

Thursday, February 15

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Reception and library tour for ERACE Students.  See Karen

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, February 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.

Lock Picking for Beginners

Saturday, February 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Closed for President’s Day

Sunday, February 18

All Day

Closed for President’s Day

Monday, February 19

All Day

Knitting Group

Wednesday, February 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.

Bestseller Book Club: The Woman in the Window

Saturday, February 24

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 Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. Registration required. To sign up, click here.

“Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian Flynn

“Unputdownable.” —Stephen King

“A dark, twisty confection.” —Ruth Ware

“Absolutely gripping.” —Louise Penny

Synopsis: For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .  Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems. Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.

Creature Creation: Create Your Own 3D Creatures

Sunday, February 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor Jim Davis will teach you how to design your own 3D printable creature using a new 3D design software. Registration required. To sign up, click here.

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, February 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. This month, we’ll be discussing:

•  MODERN ROMANCE by Aziz Ansari

– OR –

•  NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Come to the December meeting and grab a book for January, 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, February 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.

Branford Forum

Sunday, March 4

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 6

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 7

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, March 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.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, March 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.