Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 18 - September 19

All Day

Library Closed

Sunday, May 26

All Day

Library Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

All Day

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, May 29

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, May 29

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 29

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!

Knitting Group

Wednesday, May 29

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.

Electronic Files: Scanning, Storing, Securing

Thursday, May 30

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tired of all those bills and papers that keep piling up? Thinking of going PAPERLESS?  More and more families are using electronics for personal records. This session is for you if you’d like to learn how to use paperless methods, and how to scan and securely file your important papers (bills, receipts, etc.) electronically. Bring a laptop if you have one; one will be available for use if you don’t. Presented by Maryann Amore, Blackstone Library Trustee, and Former Bookkeeper.

Please register here for this event. Or call 203.488.1441 ext. 318

In our ever more complicated lives, we find ourselves inundated with personal papers: taxes, bills, receipts, finances, insurances, agreements. All of it feels important, and we are overwhelmed with papers that we can easily lose track of. Many of us are confused about what to keep, and what to discard.  Staff at libraries everywhere get these questions every day.  As part of their mission to provide needed and factual information to members of the public, the James Blackstone Memorial Library will offer a series of information sessions by local financial and legal professionals on these and other topics, culminating in an opportunity to bring documents to the library for secure shredding at very reasonable costs.

ProShred, a local secure shredding company based in Wallingford, CT, will be on the grounds of the Blackstone Library on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9am to noon. Members of the public are invited to bring boxes of documents to the library, where they can observe them being shredded. Coupons may be purchased in advance at the library, from board members, or on site the day of the event. Coupons will be available for two boxes for $10, or four boxes for $20. Single boxes are $7.00. If purchased on site the morning of the event, the first box will be $7.00; additional boxes will $5.00. Boxes that are approximately the size of copy-paper boxes or smaller will be considered one box; larger boxes and full trash bags will be considered two boxes.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 2

All Day

Blackstone Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 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.

Keeping Family Informed: How to Get Organized for the Important Times in Life

Thursday, June 6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Attorney Christian Edmonds will offer practical advice and tools for planning and organizing estate documents. Chris has 35 years of experience in service to Connecticut families, with law offices in Branford since 1991.  He is admitted to the Connecticut and Florida bars, and is a member and past president of the New Haven County Bar Association. Chris is also is a member of the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate section of the CT Bar Association, and a Certified Public Accountant.

Please register here for this event. Or call 203.488.1441 ext. 318

In our ever more complicated lives, we find ourselves inundated with personal papers: taxes, bills, receipts, finances, insurances, agreements. All of it feels important, and we are overwhelmed with papers that we can easily lose track of. Many of us are confused about what to keep, and what to discard.  Staff at libraries everywhere get these questions every day.  As part of their mission to provide needed and factual information to members of the public, the James Blackstone Memorial Library will offer a series of information sessions by local financial and legal professionals on these and other topics, culminating in an opportunity to bring documents to the library for secure shredding at very reasonable costs.

ProShred, a local secure shredding company based in Wallingford, CT, will be on the grounds of the Blackstone Library on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9am to noon. Members of the public are invited to bring boxes of documents to the library, where they can observe them being shredded. Coupons may be purchased in advance at the library, from board members, or on site the day of the event. Coupons will be available for two boxes for $10, or four boxes for $20. Single boxes are $7.00. If purchased on site the morning of the event, the first box will be $7.00; additional boxes will $5.00. Boxes that are approximately the size of copy-paper boxes or smaller will be considered one box; larger boxes and full trash bags will be considered two boxes.

Uncover Branford Planning Meeting (LUCY HAMMER)

Saturday, June 8

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)

Library Closed

Sunday, June 9

All Day

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 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.

iPhone Basics

Thursday, June 13

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn the basics of using your iPhone. Downloading apps, using Safari, changing settings and more will be covered.

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

Library Closed

Sunday, June 16

All Day

Friends Board Meeting (@ Bfd. Fire Station)

Tuesday, June 18

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, June 19

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, June 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.

Drop-in Tech Help

Thursday, June 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop in to the library between 2 & 4 PM to get a tech question answered. First come, first served. No registration required.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, June 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.

Tax Documents: Which Ones and How Long?

Thursday, June 20

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The number one question that accountants and financial professionals get asked is: Do I have to keep these receipts? (These contracts? These W-2s? These 1099s? etc.?) The CPAs of Amore and Beatman will answer all these questions and more in an informal presentation and Q and A session. Anthony Beatman is a certified public accountant, small business owner, and Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Central CT State University. John Amore, CPA, has been in business for over 45 years, servicing thousands of individual tax filers and small businesses over the years.

Please register here for this event.  Or call 203.488.1441 ext. 318

In our ever more complicated lives, we find ourselves inundated with personal papers: taxes, bills, receipts, finances, insurances, agreements. All of it feels important, and we are overwhelmed with papers that we can easily lose track of. Many of us are confused about what to keep, and what to discard.  Staff at libraries everywhere get these questions every day.  As part of their mission to provide needed and factual information to members of the public, the James Blackstone Memorial Library will offer a series of information sessions by local financial and legal professionals on these and other topics, culminating in an opportunity to bring documents to the library for secure shredding at very reasonable costs.

ProShred, a local secure shredding company based in Wallingford, CT, will be on the grounds of the Blackstone Library on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9am to noon. Members of the public are invited to bring boxes of documents to the library, where they can observe them being shredded. Coupons may be purchased in advance at the library, from board members, or on site the day of the event. Coupons will be available for two boxes for $10, or four boxes for $20. Single boxes are $7.00. If purchased on site the morning of the event, the first box will be $7.00; additional boxes will $5.00. Boxes that are approximately the size of copy-paper boxes or smaller will be considered one box; larger boxes and full trash bags will be considered two boxes.

F2G2 Game Night

Friday, June 21

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.

What is Opera? A Beginners Guide

Saturday, June 22

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Opera is a smorgasbord of the arts. Charlotte D’Aniello will guide you on an exploration of all the elements that combine into this amazing art form. Whether you’re an expert or a complete beginner, you’re sure to learn something new!

Registration is required. To register click here.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 23

All Day

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, June 26

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, June 26

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 26

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!

Knitting Group

Wednesday, June 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.

Bestseller Book Club – The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Saturday, June 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 The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins.

A servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife in this astonishing historical thriller that moves from a Jamaican sugar plantation to the fetid streets of Georgian London—a remarkable literary debut with echoes of Alias Grace, The Underground Railroad, and The Paying Guests.

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

Library Closed

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Wednesday, July 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, July 3

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Wednesday, July 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.

Library Closed for Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

All Day