Classical Latin (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Wednesday, October 11

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friends of the Library

Tuesday, November 13

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meeting in Auditorium

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.

Lock Picking Club (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, November 19

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the first meeting of the Lock Picking Club. Lead by Jim Davis, the club is an informal learning and discussion setting where attendees are anywhere from novice to expert lockpickers. All are encouraged to bring their own locks and lockpicks as well as any relevant equipment. Attendees should have a way to identify their equipment. Jim and the library will provide a limited amount of picking resources for those who do not have much or any equipment.
The goal of this club is for everyone to share ideas, tips, tricks, challenge each other to open custom pinned locks, and expose everyone to as wide a variety of locking mechanisms and lock picking techniques as possible. Ideally, attendees should have some lockpicking experience, but newbies will not be turned away.
Registration required. RSVP here.

Roundtable for Early Educators provided by BECC – (Auditorium)

Tuesday, November 20

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

To learn more about the topic and/or sign up click here.

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

Movie showing: Resilience Documentary (Offsite)

Tuesday, November 27

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Blackstone Library and East Shore District Health Department are partnering to offer a free screening of RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE, a film about childhood trauma and the adverse effects on health over a lifetime — and the role that everyone in the community can play in reversing them.

Location: Branford Fire Department, 45 N. Main Street, Branford

This one-hour documentary explores Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. Find out how people across the country are working to address Toxic Stress.

Following the film, local health professionals will be on hand for a discussion and to answer questions. Screening is free and open to all.

“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

Additional screenings will be offered:

Wednesday, December 5, 6:30–8 pm     Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven

Thursday, January 10, 6–7:30 pm     Edward Smith Library, 3 Old Post Road, Northford

Questions? Please call Barbara Naclerio, East Shore District Health Department, 203-488-4233.

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.

Blackstone Library Tour: An Insider’s Look

Saturday, December 8

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

Intro to 3D Printing

Tuesday, December 11

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, 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.

Uncover Branford Planning Meeting (LUCY HAMMER)

Saturday, December 15

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)

Lock Picking Club (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, December 17

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the first meeting of the Lock Picking Club. Lead by Jim Davis, the club is an informal learning and discussion setting where attendees are anywhere from novice to expert lockpickers. All are encouraged to bring their own locks and lockpicks as well as any relevant equipment. Attendees should have a way to identify their equipment. Jim and the library will provide a limited amount of picking resources for those who do not have much or any equipment.

The goal of this club is for everyone to share ideas, tips, tricks, challenge each other to open custom pinned locks, and expose everyone to as wide a variety of locking mechanisms and lock picking techniques as possible. Ideally, attendees should have some lockpicking experience, but newbies will not be turned away.

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.

Library Closed

Sunday, December 23

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 25

All Day

Knitting Group

Wednesday, December 26

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, December 27

2:30 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 registration required.

Bestseller Book Club: Nine Perfect Strangers

Saturday, December 29

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 Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.

Registration required. To register, please click here.

Library closes at 5:00 pm

Monday, December 31

5:00 pm - 8:15 pm