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Blackstone Memorial Libary November Events
Posted on October 21st, 2014

James Blackstone Memorial Library All events are free, open to the public, and held at the Library
Writer’s Workshop Group
November 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 10:30 AM
Sarah Bradley, instructor & writer for, hosts this series of writing workshops. Whether you want to work on your memoir, explore your creativity in the world of fiction, or craft essays, this group will give you the opportunity to work on your writing in a supportive environment. Group meets the 1st four Saturdays in Nov. Registration required. Call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit Please note that you are registering for all four sessions.
Branford Forum: Report & Discussion of the Quality of Education in CT Schools
Sunday, November 2 @ 2:00 PM
Staff of ConnCan will present & discuss its 2014 annual report of CT schools with the audience, giving special attention to local area schools.
Dear Eva: A Reading of World War II Letters
Saturday, November 8 @ 1:00 PM
A captivating 50-min. reading of real World War II letters read by Catherine Ladnier & Paul Janensch. The letters tell compelling inter-twined stories. Something terrible happens to the battalion in which Eva’s brother Bill is serving, but it’s a military secret. Cousin Clifton flies against his mother’s wishes and is shot down over France. Eva is pursued by servicemen who write her ardent letters; one correspondent is Harry Ladnier, who receives love letters from other women. At the end, we learn what happened to Bill’s battalion and who won Eva’s heart. Registration required. Call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit
Rave On! Concert
Sunday, November 9 @ 2:00 PM
Rave On! is a band that plays the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and other legends of early rock and roll. They will play hits like “That Will Be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Not Fade Away”, Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, and “Only the Lonely”, along with other classic, early rock and roll songs. Free and open to the public.
MakerLab: 3-D Printing 101(FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS)
Wednesday, November 12 @ 2:00 PM
Join us for an introduction to 3D Printing as we review the concept, see it in action and learn how to download and manipulate CAD software so that you can leave with something 100% created by you! 
Holiday Greetings
Sunday, November 16 @ 1:30 PM
Craft beautiful holiday letters that are sure to bring lots of joy to your friends and family. Presented by Carol Christmas.
Reviving 5,000 Years of Chinese Civilization
Tuesday, November 18 @ 7:00  – 8:00 PM
The renaissance of Chinese Culture is happening in our time & we have the opportunity to witness and be part of it.
Includes the uniqueness of  traditional Chinese culture, how the authentic culture is coming back to the world. Presented by the CT Chinese Culture Association.
ShoreGrass Concert
Saturday, November 22 @ 2:00PM
ShoreGrass, a bluegrass band from the CT shoreline tells nearly true stories about friends, family and places close to their heart, using bluegrass instrumentation, traditional 3-part harmony, creative arrangements, and their unique and original sound with a healthy dash of humor.
An Operatic Rarity
Monday, November 24 @ 7:00 PM
Charlotte D’Aniello discusses the rarely performed opera, La Donna del Lago. This wonderful opera will be shown live in HD at the Regal Cinemas this Spring. Opera Appreciation meets the last Monday of every month. Open to the public.

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