Medical Coding (rescheduled from 3/20)

Tuesday, March 11

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Wednesday, April 25

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 Likeness, by Tana French

– OR –

•  Our Endless Numbered Days, by Claire Fuller

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, April 25

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 3D Printing/Modeling

Thursday, April 26

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to create your own 3D files for printing with instructor Jim Davis. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software SketchUp.  For all ages. Registration required. To register, please click here or call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Bestseller Book Club: White Houses

Saturday, April 28

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.

The unexpected and forbidden affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok unfolds in a triumph of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of Away and Lucky Us.

“I never envied a wife or a husband, until I met Eleanor. Then, I would have traded everything I ever had, every limo ride, every skinny dip, every byline and carefree stroll, for what Franklin had, polio and all.”

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have. She moves into the White House, where her status as “first friend” is an open secret, as are FDR’s own lovers. After she takes a job in the Roosevelt administration, promoting and protecting both Roosevelts, she comes to know Franklin not only as a great president but as a complicated rival and an irresistible friend, capable of changing lives even after his death. Through it all, even as Hick’s bond with Eleanor is tested by forces both extraordinary and common, and as she grows as a woman and a writer, she never loses sight of the love of her life.

From Washington, D.C. to Hyde Park, from a little white house on Long Island to an apartment on Manhattan’s Washington Square, Amy Bloom’s new novel moves elegantly through fascinating places and times, written in compelling prose and with emotional depth, wit, and acuity.

“Amy Bloom knows the urgency of love,” wrote The Washington Post about Bloom’s acclaimed bestseller Away. The same could be said of White Houses, an unforgettable novel about the power of passion and the endurance of love.

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 1

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SCORE Workshop: Financing Your Own Business

Tuesday, May 1

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This workshop, taught by a representative of SCORE New Haven, will teach you all you need to know about financing a business.

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

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 2

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, May 2

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 9

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, May 12

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

Uncover Branford Planning Meeting

Saturday, May 12

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)

SCORE Workshop: Business Contracts

Tuesday, May 15

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A representative of SCORE New Haven will be here to teach you the basics of business contracts.

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

Knitting Group

Wednesday, May 16

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, May 17

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.

Lock Picking for Beginners (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, May 17

6:00 pm - 8:00 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. To register, please click here.

SCORE Workshop: How to Write a Business Plan

Tuesday, May 22

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A representative from SCORE New Haven will be here to teach you the ins and outs of writing your business plan.

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

Knitting Group

Wednesday, May 23

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 3D Printing

Thursday, May 24

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join instructor Jim Davis for intermediate to 3D file creation. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software Blender. Once you learn this software, you’ll be able to design and 3D print your very own creations. For all ages. Registration required.

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.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 3

All Day

Friends Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 5

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Summer Latin Class

Wednesday, June 6

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Summer Latin Class – this weekly class will run June through August, will follow a high school Latin I curriculum using Ecce Romani text that is provided, and will aim to cover the first seven chapters.

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I, students will learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin and English grammar, and translation skills. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, and 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.

Registration required. To register, please call 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.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 10

All Day

Summer Latin Class

Wednesday, June 13

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Summer Latin Class – this weekly class will run June through August, will follow a high school Latin I curriculum using Ecce Romani text that is provided, and will aim to cover the first seven chapters.

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I, students will learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin and English grammar, and translation skills. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, and 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.

Registration required. To register, please call 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