Adult Recurring Events

Mystery Book Club

First Wednesday of the month

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Mystery Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. For information call Elizabeth Henderson at (434) 841-5328.

Second Tuesday Book Group

Second Tuesday of the month

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

New members welcomed; books available for loan in advance of the discussion. For book selection info call 203 488-1441, ext. 318 or click to see the current title. Group meets in the Lucy Hammer Room

Bestseller Book Club

Last Saturday of the month

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.

Cosplay Club

Last Wednesday of the month

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Interested in cosplay? Not sure where to start?

Mature teens and adults are invited to join veteran cosplayer, Denny McDermott, for a monthly opportunity to show off your latest creations, get tips and tricks from fellow cosplayers, use the library’s sewing machines and 3D printer (free!) and work together on building costumes for cons, ren fairs, LARP, and everyday life!

Cosplay, or costume play, is a unique art that combines costuming, sewing, arts and crafts, and acting. Because cosplayers don’t just get into costume–many get into character! Learning to become your favorite historical figure, cartoon, superhero, or other famous figure takes time, dedication, and talent. But there are a lot of inside tips and tricks that can make it a less expensive (and more fun!) hobby!

Denny has been cosplaying for a number of years, and primarily focuses on female costumes. Her most popular are Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls and Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled, but she has played other roles, as well. She is also a photographer and creative writer, which she incorporates into her character play.

Ready to sign up? RSVP @ https://blackstonecosplayclub.eventbrite.com. Have questions? Want to request a special topic? Email Miss Sarah today: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

Classical Latin (Registration Required)

Every Wednesday

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in learning to speak Latin? Contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 for details. Class meets every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00pm.

Knitting Group

Every Wednesday

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.

Books & Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Last Wednesday of the month

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!

Adult Coloring Group

Second and Fourth Monday of the month

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come relax and socialize with our adult coloring group! Coloring may seem childish, but many people find it’s a great way to keep the brain engaged and the body relaxed–plus it’s a great place to make new friends! All materials provided, just bring your creativity. Held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month!

3D Print Club

Second to last Wednesday of the month

6:00 pm - 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!

Lock Picking For Beginners

Saturday mornings once a month

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Did you know that lock-picking is a widely growing hobby in the maker community? A pin-tumbler lock is a puzzle waiting to be solved. It combines manual dexterity, patience, and problem solving. We provide everything that you need to learn how to open simple pin-tumbler locks, learn which locks are secure and which are not, and have a great time doing it! We also cover local and federal laws surrounding this hobby.