Kids Events

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.

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families – 4th thru 6th Grade and Caregiver (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, September 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have started a cookbook club for families and we want to include you! Here’s how it works, stop by the Youth Services Department for this month’s cookbook. Review the recipes with your kids, test a few out and then the night of the meeting bring in something delicious to share. During the meeting we will eat, talk about the book and whether or not you would recommend it to your family and friends. We promise this will be a great way to meet people and share in the joy of cooking as a family!

Sound fun? Space is limited, so click here to sign up or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 today.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, September 17

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 19

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.

Maker Mondays: Middle School (LUCY HAMMER ROOM)

Monday, September 23

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.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, September 24

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!

Half Day with ArtBot Creation – K thru 4th Grade (Lucy Hammer)

Wednesday, September 25

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Library is your destination on early release days since we will be featuring a different hands-on project that anyone can jump into. This month we will be creating Artbots – a battery powered robot that doodles all made out of recycled materials. Sound like fun?

Click here to sign up or call us at 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 to register today. 

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

Thursday, September 26

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.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, October 1

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, October 3

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…Rube Goldberg – K thru 4th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Friday, October 4

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 activity 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, October 7

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.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, October 8

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, October 10

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.

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families – 4th thru 6th Grade and Caregiver (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, October 10

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have started a cookbook club for families and we want to include you! Here’s how it works, stop by the Youth Services Department for this month’s cookbook. Review the recipes with your kids, test a few out and then the night of the meeting bring in something delicious to share. During the meeting we will eat, talk about the book and whether or not you would recommend it to your family and friends. We promise this will be a great way to meet people and share in the joy of cooking as a family!

Sound fun? Space is limited, so click here to sign up or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 today.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, October 15

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, October 17

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.

Maker Mondays: Middle School (LUCY HAMMER ROOM)

Monday, October 21

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.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, October 22

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, October 24

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.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, October 29

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!

Annual Halloween Parade: Stories with Miss Mary and Miss Carly – Babies thru Age 5 (Reading Room)

Wednesday, October 30

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It is time to have a spook-tacular morning at the Blackstone Library as Miss Mary and Miss Carly put on their annual Halloween Parade! Kids are welcome to come in full costume to partake in Halloween rhymes, books, movement activities and even apps. It will certainly be a blast and one NOT to miss. We will close the hour with a parade around the outside of the building so that EVERYONE can see your amazing costumes and share in a couple of non-food based treats.

Registration for this program is not required. This storytime is meant for babies through age 5.

Half Day with Pumpkin Painting – K thru 4th Grade (Lucy Hammer)

Wednesday, October 30

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Library is your destination on early release days since we will be featuring a different hands-on project that anyone can jump into. This month we will be painting pumpkins and listening to spooky music in prep for Halloween. We will provide all the necessary supplies – all you need is the pumpkin you want to paint! Sound like fun?

Click here to sign up or call us at 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 to register today. 

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

Friday, November 1

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 activity 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.