Adult Recurring Events

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 more information email ebyrne@blackstonelibrary.org or call 203 488-1441, ext. 318.

Best Seller Book Club

Best Seller 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 Best Seller Book Club, we’ll be reading and discussing newly released, highly rated books from a wide variety of genres.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone Library

Social Distance Knitting Group

Social Distance Knitting Group

Every Wednesday

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group! Meetings are every Wednesday in the Blackstone Library Conference Room. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome to drop in any time between 6:00 and 8:00pm.

Registration not required to attend this HYBRID (in person and on Zoom) event. If you would like to attend a meeting via Zoom, please contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318  or email programs@blackstonelibrary.org for details.

How to Eat a Poem: A Weekly Poetry Discussion Group

How to Eat a Poem: A Weekly Poetry Discussion Group

Every Saturday

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to better understand and appreciate the wide world of poetry! With an emphasis on teaching students to read, understand, and evaluate poetry, this group will be your guide to discovering how and what a poem means, and hopefully gain a new appreciation for the art form.

Registration is required to receive a link to this online event. For more information, please call 203-488-1441 x 318 or email programs@blackstonelibrary.org.

First Friday Book Discussion

First Friday Book Discussion

First Friday of the month

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Don’t let social distancing prevent you from discussing a great book with your neighbors! Download this month’s title on Hoopla (free with your Blackstone Library card), then meet up with us via zoom for a live book discussion.

Registration is required to receive a link to this online event.

Adult Coloring Group

Adult Coloring Group

Last Monday of the Month at 6:00pm

6:00 pm - 7:30 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.

Registration is required to attend this IN PERSON event.

Latin III

Latin III

Every Wednesday

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 discussing annotated passages from Ovid, et. al. A complimentary copy of Ecce Romani II will be provided as long as the supply lasts.

Registration is required to attend this ONLINE event. Contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318  or email programs@blackstonelibrary.org for details. Class meets every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00pm.

Virtual Latin II (for grade 7-adult)

Virtual Latin II (for grade 7-adult)

Every Monday

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Latin II is best suited for those who have completed a level I Latin course and are familiar with basic Latin vocabulary, the five declensions and six cases of nouns, regular and irregular verbs, and all six verb tenses in the active voice of the indicative mood. Participants will use the textbook Ecce Romani II. A complimentary copy of the text will be provided as long as the supply lasts. In addition to the lessons in the text, college and state Latin mottoes such as Lux et veritas and Qui transtulit sustinet will be featured on a regular basis. Ecce Romani is a reading-based program and this high school-based curriculum is presented in English with some conversational phrases in Latin.

Registration is required to receive a link to this ONLINE event. Contact the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318  or email programs@blackstonelibrary.org for details. Class meets every Monday from 5:00-6:00pm.

Introduction to Classical Latin (for grade 7-adult)

Introduction to Classical Latin (for grade 7-adult)

Every Saturday

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I, participants will learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin, Latin and English grammar, translation skills, and ancient Roman geography, history, daily life, and mythology. Latin abbreviations and phrases used in English, such as e.g., A.D., et al., ad hoc, status quo, and tempus fugit, will be featured on a regular basis. Participants will need to obtain a copy of the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th edition of Ecce Romani I. A complimentary copy of the text will be provided as long as the supply lasts. Ecce Romani is a reading-based program and this high school-based curriculum is presented in English with some conversational phrases in Latin. 

Taught by Susan Craig.

Registration is required to attend this ONLINE event. To register, call the Reference Desk at (203) 488-1441 ext. 318 or email programs@blackstonelibrary.org

 

Saturday Cinema

Saturday Cinema

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 month at 1:00pm.

Registration is required to attend this IN PERSON event.