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 ckondziela@blackstonelibrary.org or call 203 488-1441, ext. 318. Book club meets via Zoom or outside on the Branford Green.

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 - 7:00 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group! Meetings are every Wednesday in the Blackstone Library Conference Room. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome.

Registration not required to attend this IN PERSON event.

Books & Brews Book Club (OFFSITE)

Last Tuesday of the month

6:30 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.

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!

Virtual Introduction to Classical Latin (for grade 7-adult)

Virtual Introduction to Classical Latin (for grade 7-adult)

Every Monday

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Using the textbook Ecce Romani I, students will learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin and English grammar, and translation skills. A textbook will be provided for each student. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, and mythology will be enhanced through English or Latin readings and activities. The Latin meanings of certain common abbreviations and phrases used in English, such as e.g., A.D., et al., ad hoc, status quo, and tempus fugit, will be featured weekly.

Taught by Susan Craig.

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

 

Virtual Latin II (for grade 7-adult)

Virtual Latin II (for grade 7-adult)

Every Wednesday

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Latin II is best suited for those who have completed at least a level I Latin course and are familiar with basic vocabulary and grammar, such as the five declensions, six cases, regular and irregular verbs, and all six verb tenses in the active voice of the indicative mood. This group learning experience will use the textbook Ecce Romani II. A textbook will be provided for each student. In addition to the lessons in the text, Latin mottoes such as Lux et veritas and Qui transtulit sustinet will be featured weekly.

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 Wednesday from 5:00-6:00pm.

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.

Read Cute: A Romance Novel Book Club

Read Cute: A Romance Novel Book Club

Third Thursday of the month

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you a veteran romance reader? Did binging Bridgeton on Netflix introduce you to the romance genre for the first time? Then join us for Read Cute, the newest book club at the Blackstone Library! Lead by local romance author Regina Kyle, we’ll indulge a passion for literature with romance novels fit for any persuasion. At each meeting you’ll also get to meet and chat with the author of that month’s book – a truly swoon worthy opportunity!

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

The Blackstone Library has a limited number of copies available for book club participants. If you are interested in obtaining a library copy, please call us at (203) 488-1441 ext. 318 or email programs@blackstonelibrary.org. Copies are first come, first served.

Awakening to Change: A Social Justice Book Club

Awakening to Change: A Social Justice Book Club

Thursdays

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are often asked to be the change we want to see in the world, but we can’t change what we can’t see.

As part of our Awakening to Change series, the Blackstone Library is offering a social justice book club. Each month we’ll read a book selected to help us develop a shared understanding of the complex issues surrounding racism. Over the course of several in-depth discussions, we aim to begin understanding the world in a new way.

Copies of the book will be available at the library for you to borrow. You can email programs@blackstonelibrary.org or call (203) 488-1441 ext. 318 to do so.

If you would like to purchase a personal copy for your own social justice library, People Get Ready Books in New Haven will donate 15% of every purchase to the Blackstone Library. Simply visit their website to order, use promo code AWAKENING, and you’ll be supporting both the library and a women and black owned local business. Books can be picked up at the store at 119 Whalley Ave, New Haven CT 203.954.6678

Registration is required to receive the link to the program. Click Here to register.

Blackstone Library English Conversation Group

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesdays at 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Library auditorium

Also Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PM on Zoom

Let’s Talk!

Practice your English speaking skills.

For ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) adults.

For more information and to register, contact Kathleen McKenna of Literacy Volunteers at  203-285-2621 or email kmckenna@lvagnh.org .

American Sign Language for Beginners

American Sign Language for Beginners

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Are you interested in learning the basics of American Sign Language? In this four session class taught by SIGNING Basics, a live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as how to introduce yourself and ask for another person’s name. In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

This course is taught in 4 – 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor, and class handouts are included. Additionally, you will have supporting videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. Please note, you are expected to attend all four sessions.

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot soon.

Happy Signing!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone Library

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.

Saturday Cinema

Saturday Cinema

1:00 pm - 2:30 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.