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

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.

Virtual Knitting Group

Every Wednesday

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a weekly knitting group! Group meets every Wednesday via Zoom. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. 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 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)

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

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 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.

High School Diploma Information Sessions: Presented by Shoreline Adult Education

Second Thursday of the month

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shoreline Adult Education is a regional program for adults wishing to continue their education. They offer different options to earn a high school diploma. These programs are free and designed with flexibility to meet the needs of individuals in varying stages of life.

Registration is required to receive a link to this online meeting. Click here to register.

High School Diploma Information Sessions: Presented by Shoreline Adult Education

Second Thursday of the month

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shoreline Adult Education is a regional program for adults wishing to continue their education. They offer different options to earn a high school diploma. These programs are free and designed with flexibility to meet the needs of individuals in varying stages of life.

Registration is required to receive a link to this online meeting. Click here to register.