Tips for Travelers on a Budget Mini Golf at Blackstone Library + Mini Golf: After Hours – Buy tickets or become a sponsor! Join Our Best Seller Book Club! 3D Print Club

Tips for Travelers on a Budget

Saturday, February 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Matt Cadorette has visited over 25 countries on 6 continents. In his presentation he’ll share strategies he’s learned and resources he trusts for creating a positive travel experience.  Whether you’re new to traveling or a jet setter looking for a good deal, you’re sure to learn something new! Registration is required. Click here to register.

Mini Golf at Blackstone Library + Mini Golf: After Hours – Buy tickets or become a sponsor!

Mini Golf at Blackstone Library features two days of play on the mini golf course for the entire family ($5 per person per round), plus Mini Golf: After Hours on Saturday evening, an adults-only event featuring a wine/whiskey/spirits tasting (sponsored by Branford Wine & Liquor), refreshments and a silent auction, in addition to a round of mini golf ($40 per person). Past mini golf fundraisers have raised thousands of dollars for the library and brought in hundreds of players over the multi-day event. Everyone enjoys seeing the various obstacles created by the hole sponsors!

Join Our Best Seller Book Club!

Saturday, February 29th from 3:30 to 4:30 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 Best Seller Book Club, we’ll be reading and discussing newly released, highly rated books from a wide variety of genres. This month's pick is Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow. Read the synopsis here! A limited number of copies of the book are available at the Reference desk. Registration is required. To register, click here. Please call the Reference department with any questions at (203) 488-1441 x 318

3D Print Club

Tuesday, February 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Our 3D print club is expanding its repertoire! Introducing our exciting, ongoing project: building a robot arm. These classes will show how 3D modeling, 3D printing, electrical components like servos and step motors, as well as a programmable microchip like the Arduino, can all be used in concert to create a unique and functional electronic device. The aim is to design and build a robot arm from scratch. Ideally, the arm will be fully articulated, capable of grabbing and moving small objects, and be controlled using a wireless controller. We will create every aspect of the arm over the course of a number of classes. This includes designing the various parts, printing them, assembling them, attaching the requisite electronics and wiring, building the controller and programming it to work.

It is ideal but not required for you to have already at least taken the intro to 3D printing class. However, because we will be working on this as a group, interesting beginners are welcome to come. We will do our best to provide value to all interested attendees.

All materials provided, just bring your creativity!

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Presidents’ Day Holiday

The library will be closed on Sunday, February 16 and on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

 

Mini Golf at Blackstone Library + Mini Golf: After Hours – Buy tickets or become a sponsor!

Mini Golf at Blackstone Library features two days of play on the mini golf course for the entire family ($5 per person per round), plus Mini Golf: After Hours on Saturday evening, an adults-only event featuring a wine/whiskey/spirits tasting (sponsored by Branford Wine & Liquor), refreshments and a silent auction, in addition to a round of mini golf ($40 per person).

Past mini golf fundraisers have raised thousands of dollars for the library and brought in hundreds of players over the multi-day event. Everyone enjoys seeing the various obstacles created by the hole sponsors!

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Own a Limited Edition 375th Anniversary Commemorative Map

Buy a map and support the Blackstone Library! Local artists Jean Polka and Pamela Morgan and local illustrator Pamela LaRegina worked with Blackstone Library staff and Town Historian Jane Bouley to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind map of Branford, highlighting Shoreline neighborhoods and points of interest, to commemorate the 375th anniversary of Branford’s founding. Read more…

New Entry & Teen Room are Complete

The new entry was opened in September!  The teen room is also open, and several teen programs are held there each week.  The new fiction room will be open in a few weeks; then the new children’s space will be completed.  We’re almost there – thanks for hanging in there with us! Photo Credit: Dave Wenchell