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Robert Jawitz's Photographs of Hammonasset State Park

All Day 5/1 - 6/30
Art Exhibit Second Floor at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Music, Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

Blackstone Artists Circle Gallery Reception. This artist’s work will be on display in the upper rotunda gallery for May & June. Photographs of the many facets and moods of t...

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers Group

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lucy Hammer Room at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Clubs & Discussion Groups
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Looking to connect with other writers in the Branford area? Join our writers group led by local writer Kiersten Bjork! Group will meet the first and third Tuesday of the month ...

Registration Open
Registration
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Children (ages 0-5)" group.

Stories & Music for Babies up to 24 months

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Auditorium at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Youth, Children (ages 0-5)
Stories & Music for Babies:

Babies & their caregivers are invited to sign up for a gentle storytime of rhyming, movement & song for babies just under 24 months.  Each week we will promote bond...

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Children (ages 0-5)" group.

Stories & Music for Babies up to 24 months (class two)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 10:45am - 11:15am
Auditorium at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Youth, Children (ages 0-5)
Stories & Music for Babies:

Babies & their caregivers are invited to sign up for a gentle storytime of rhyming, movement & song for babies just under 24 months.  Each week we will promote bond...

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Middle School (grades 5-8)" group.
This event is in the "High School (grades 9-12)" group.

Nintendo Switch Tournament: Super Smash Bros

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Gaming
Age Group:
Teens, Middle School (grades 5-8), High School (grades 9-12)
Event Details:

Want to prove you’re the best player in town? Come to our Super Smash Bros tournament to test your skills!   

Registration Open
Registration
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Classical Latin Three

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Latin III  will begin with a review of chapters 28-40 of Ecce Romani II. At the completion of all 27 chapters of  the text, the group will move on to translating and disc...

Virtual Event
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Alzheimer's Association Effective Communication Strategies

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Talks & Lectures
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Communication is more than just talking and listening--it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As peop...

Registration Open
Registration
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Blackstone Fiber Art Community

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Clubs & Discussion Groups, Hands-On or DIY
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for a weekly fiber art group. All experience levels in knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, sewing, felting, embroidery, and all fiber art forms are welcome! Drop in any t...

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Evening of Guitar at the Blackstone

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Music, Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Guitarist and Branford resident Neal Fitzpatrick will present a regular, monthly program of music for classical guitar. Each session will feature a different era, genre, or st...

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Registration
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Children (ages 0-5)" group.

Video Stories for Babies up to age 5

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Auditorium at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Youth, Children (ages 0-5)
Video Stories:

A storytime featuring movies, music & more! For children through age 5. We’re saving Fridays for a special event that features songs, hand rhymes, & a video story we can...

Registration Open
Registration
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Classical Latin Two

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Taught by Susan Craig. Class is full and is not accepting new students at this time.

Virtual Event
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Poetry Cafe

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Program Type:
Clubs & Discussion Groups
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

We are a fun, friendly group who love poetry. Each week, we select a poet - from modern to classic, humorous to serious - to read aloud followed by a lively group discussion. We al...

Registration Open
Registration
Virtual Event
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Family Picnic & Poetry Fair

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Lawn at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Music, Arts & Culture, Storytimes
Age Group:
Youth
Event Details:

A poetry event for the whole family on the park-like grounds of the Blackstone Library! Bring a picnic and enjoy costumed performances of favorite childhood poems.

Cancelled
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Saturday Cinema

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Music, Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Movie magic, now at Blackstone! Join us for Saturday Cinema and see a highly anticipated new release on our big screen in the auditorium. Showings are the last Saturday of the mont...

Registration Open
Registration
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Best Seller Book Club

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Book Groups
Age Group:
Adults
Best Seller Book Club:

Registration is required to receive a link to this ONLINE event. The Blackstone Library has a limited number of copies of these titles available for book club participants. If y...

Event Details:

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 read and discuss newly rel...

Registration Open
Registration
Virtual Event

Closed for Memorial Day

All Day
James Blackstone Memorial Library, Virtual

The Blackstone Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

Closing
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Help Tuesday

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lucy Hammer Room at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Technology Training
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Confused about your new iPhone or iPad? Need help formatting a Word document? Drop in to the library between 11am & 12pm to get a tech question answered. First come, first serv...

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Children (ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School Aged (grades k-4)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Middle School (grades 5-8)" group.
This event is in the "High School (grades 9-12)" group.

Spring Family Take-N-Makes

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 9:00am - 8:00pm
Youth Services at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Hands-On or DIY
Age Group:
Youth, Children (ages 0-5), School Aged (grades k-4), Teens, Middle School (grades 5-8), High School (grades 9-12)
Take-N-Makes:

Drop-in event. Looking for something fun to do - how about dropping by the library to grab an interactive kit that you can complete with your family and/or friends? Each month...

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Classical Latin Three

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Latin III  will begin with a review of chapters 28-40 of Ecce Romani II. At the completion of all 27 chapters of  the text, the group will move on to translating and disc...

Virtual Event
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Blackstone Fiber Art Community

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Program Type:
Clubs & Discussion Groups, Hands-On or DIY
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for a weekly fiber art group. All experience levels in knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, sewing, felting, embroidery, and all fiber art forms are welcome! Drop in any t...

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Tassy Awards

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium at James Blackstone Memorial Library
Age Group:
Adults, Everyone
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Books & Brews Book Club

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Offsite
Program Type:
Book Groups
Age Group:
Adults
Books & Brews:

We're not your grandmother's book club! Pick up a copy of this month’s title and be ready to share your thoughts at our monthly meeting at Thimble Island Brewing Company. Check out...

Offsite Event
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Trivia Night at Caius Farm Brewery

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Offsite
Program Type:
Gaming
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Calling all trivia fans! Come out and test your knowledge at Caius Farm Brewery! This event is hosted by the Blackstone Library in collaboration with the brewery. It's free to join...

Cancelled
Offsite Event
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Classical Latin Two

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Taught by Susan Craig. Class is full and is not accepting new students at this time.

Virtual Event