Join Our Best Seller Book Club! Sparking Joy: The KonMari Method 3D Print Club

Join Our Best Seller Book Club!

Saturday, January 25th 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

Sparking Joy: The KonMari Method

Saturday, January 25th 2:00-3:30pm Does the state of your home spark joy? If not, start the new year off with our Marie Kondo workshop! Christine Thorn of Wolcott, Connecticut’s first certified KonMari consultant, will share the benefits of the KonMari Method™ of tidying and decluttering to help you experience the life changing magic of tidying up! She’ll help you get your house in order for 2020 and beyond. Registration required. Click here to register.

3D Print Club

Tuesday, January 28th 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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The library will be closed on Sunday, January 19 and on Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.



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…

Make a gift to the Blackstone today!

Give your community the opportunity for personal growth and empowerment with the gift of learning.

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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