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Blackstone Library Events for June
Posted on May 21st, 2015

Intro to E-mail
Thursday, June 4 @ 2:00 pm
In this introductory class you will learn the basics of using e-mail.  Attendees will have the opportunity to create a personal e-mail address and learn some information about navigating and composing e-mails.  Registration is required. To register, please call the Reference desk, extension 318.
Writer’s Workshop
Saturday, June 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 10:00 am
Sarah Bradley, instructor and 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 first four Saturdays in June. Please note that you are registering for all four sessions. To register, call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Adult Summer Reading Book Chat
Tuesday, June 9 @ 6:00 pm
Let us help you find what to read! We’re kicking off our adult summer reading with a book chat about upcoming & recently released titles for adults. A panel of Blackstone librarians will give you their reviews on some of the most talked about books of the spring and summer. Registration required. To register, call 203-488-1441 x 318.

Bestseller Book Club
Saturday, June 20 @ 3:00 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 Bestseller Book Club, we’ll be reading and discussing newly released, highly rated books from a wide variety of genres. This month we’re reading The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. Registration required. To register, call 203-488-1441 x 318.

What’s the Buzz?: Honeybees & Beekeeping
Wednesday, June 24 @ 6:30 pm
Beekeeper and The Bee Happy Company owner Ned Farrell will share his knowledge of bees and provide guidance on how to set up your own honeybee hives and give you a taste of life as a beekeeper. The Bee Happy Company’s products, including raw, unpasteurized honey & a variety of beeswax products will be available for sale. Registration required. To register, call 203-488-1441 x 318.

For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies in the Civil War
Tuesday, June 30 @ 7:00 pm
When you think of the role women played during the Civil War, do you think of laundresses, homemakers, or nurses? Would you ever think of spies? Female spies played an essential role in shaping the political, military, and social landscape. Come learn about four extraordinary Union & Confederate spies who risked all for the sake of their country. Presented by Matthew Bartlett, a 2013 graduate of American Military University with a Master’s in Military History with a specialization in the American Civil War. His specialty is the battle of Gettysburg, about which he has written six books. A historian and lecturer, Matthew and his wife belong to the 14th CT CVI, Company F. Sponsored by the John Loeb Lecture Fund and the Friends of the Blackstone Library.

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