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Blackstone Memorial Library October Schedule of Events
Posted on September 23rd, 2014

The Androgyny of John Singer Sargent
Tuesday, October 14 @ 7:00 PM
Psychobiographer Fred Biamonte will present the story of Sargent’s life, with an emphasis on his unique relationships with men and women. Sargent’s androgynous nature captured the essence of the personality in his portraits, and expressed his passion in his landscapes.

Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter, & Full of Surprises
Saturday, October 18 @ 12:00 PM
Delve into Connecticut’s haunted history with author Zachary Lamothe. Visit abandoned Norwich State Hospital, Daniel’s Village, hear stories of demonic possessions, and discover other mysteries. Call 203-488-1441x318 to register.

Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Speckled Band
Sunday, October 19 @ 2:00 PM
Come be part of the ‘studio audience’ at our live murder mystery ‘radio’ show! You’ll learn about CT native William Gillette’s contribution to the Sherlock Holmes oeuvre and watch & participate in a live murder mystery radio show played by 4 actors portraying 7 characters, followed by a Q&A. East Haddam Stage Company production.

Teen Advisory Board with a Maker Twist (5th Grade & Up)
Tuesday, October 21 @ 4:00 PM          
We’re focusing on new technology equipment to see how it works and what we can create. Once we have the new equipment under our belts, we’ll find creative ways to share them with others and create new programming for teens & tweens. Registration required. Call 203-488-1441 x 323.

Basics of Truffle Making
Wednesday, October 22 @ 7:00 PM
What could be better on a fall day than indulging in some rich satisfying chocolate? Learning to make your own chocolate truffles could definitely top that! Chocolatier Maria Brandriff will teach you all you need to know just in time to make your own Halloween treats! Registration required. Visit blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488 x 1441. Free & open to the public.

Alzheimers & Families
Thursday, October 23 @ 10:00 AM
For caregivers of people with any type of dementia. The four part series covers communication techniques, strategies for behavioral challenges, safety, caregiver health, plus financial and legal issues. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter. Next meetings held at 10:00am on: 10/30, 11/6, and 11/20.

VNA Flu Clinic
Friday, October 24 @ 10:30 AM
All vaccines administered by licensed and experienced nurses. The CDC recommends yearly flu shots for all ages. Pneumonia vaccine may be available. Participating insurance or private pay (cash, check or MC/VISA). Please bring all insurance cards with you.

Murder & Mayhem at the Opera           
Monday, October 27 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for a night of OPERA MADNESS! Charlotte D’Aniello will highlight thrilling scenes of murder and mayhem.

 Step by Step Guide to Researching Your Family History
Thursday, October 28 @ 6:00 PM
This presentation gives an overview of the process, resources and tools researchers use to discover their family histories. New researchers will learn how to get started, what information is available, how to find it and how to use it. More seasoned researchers will benefits from tips on search methods and helpful websites and databases.

Civil War Soldiers of Branford
Wednesday, October 29 @ 7:00 PM
Town Historian Jane Bouley will discuss her new book The Civil War Soldiers of Branford, Connecticut: Including North Branford and Northford. Book signings will take place on before the talk on 10/29@6PM and 10/25@2PM
 


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