Art with the Night Sky: Highlighting Georgia O’Keefe – K thru 4th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Friday, August 23

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Many famous artists have been inspired by the night sky and thoughts of discovering what is out there! The next few Fridays we will be meeting to learn about different artists, review their interpretation of the sky and then recreate their famous pieces with similar techniques. Previous knowledge of the particular artist we are featuring or experience with certain mediums is not required, we just want to promote creativity and appreciation.

Registration for this program is required. To do so, please click here or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321.

Outdoor Movie: Captain Marvel – (OFFSITE)

Friday, August 23

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the end of Summer Reading with this outdoor movie event at Foote Park! We’ll be showing Captain Marvel and create a mini outdoor amphitheater for everyone’s viewing pleasure. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to bring a blanket and snacks. But, please note that The Ice Cream Guy truck will also be on site, so that you can purchase a sweet treat.

Captain Marvel is rated PG13
Foote Park is located at 12 Melrose Avenue, Branford CT
Past Branford Family Resource Center
Rain Date: TBD

Registration for this event is required. To do so, click here or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321.

CLASS RESCUEDULED – Boxed Out of Space: Puzzle Solving Game

Monday, August 26

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

CLASS RESCHEDULED! This program has been moved to Monday, August 26th from 3:30-5pm.

Work together and make your way around space. That’s right, in this program, participants will work together to solve a series of puzzles, break open locks and discover keys! Sometimes the challenges will be 100% digital, other times we will be physically opening up boxes to find what we need. Either way, we will have the necessary resources to find the answers, you just have to come together as a team to ensure that you can safely travel through space.

Registration for this program is required. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, August 27

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Conference & Hammer Rooms.

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK)–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is  currently closed, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the waiting list–we’ll let you know when a spot opens up!

NO MEETING THIS WEEK – (TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, September 3

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Conference & Hammer Rooms.

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK)–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is  currently closed, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the waiting list–we’ll let you know when a spot opens up!

Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Lucy Hammer/Computer Lab)

Thursday, September 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online coding program SCRATCH.

Every week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

This is an 8 week course, when you signup you are agreeing to all 8 sessions.
Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 or click here.

Storybook and…Insects – K thru 4th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Friday, September 6

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Head to the Blackstone Library the first Friday of every month to create a piece of art, maker project or science experiment all based around a particular book! Each month’s project will stem from a biography, non-fiction or hands-on book that will be shared with the entire group. Once read we will paint, create, build or experiment with different materials to bring that particular book to life.

Registration for this program is required. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 or click here.

Maker Mondays: Middle School (LUCY HAMMER ROOM)

Monday, September 9

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, circuit creation and more!

Each session, we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 321 or click here.

New Time!! (TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, September 10

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Conference & Hammer Rooms.

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK)–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is  currently closed, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the waiting list–we’ll let you know when a spot opens up!

Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Lucy Hammer/Computer Lab)

Thursday, September 12

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online coding program SCRATCH.

Every week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

This is an 8 week course, when you signup you are agreeing to all 8 sessions.
Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 or click here.

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