Here are some upcoming December events at the Black Rock Branch Library.
Mondays 10:30 – 11:30AM. The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Free Computer Classes for Beginners. The Black Rock Branch Library announces a series of free computer classes designed for beginners. All classes begin at 10:30 AM or and will last approximately 1 hour. Space is limited so register for one or more classes now. Call: 203 337-9676
Mondays & Wednesdays – 1:00 PM. The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Get Fit Bridgeport – The Black Rock Branch announces a physical fitness series using exercise DVD’s, that are available at the library. They are simple to use and appropriate for those who have not exercised regularly, or who need a gentler way of exercising, yet want results. The format will be 15 minute welcome and education, 30 minute walking with the video, 15 minute handout /repeat education and close. This program is free but registration required. Please call 203 337-9676 to reserve your spot. As with any exercise program, check with your doctor if you have any known health issues.
Wednesdays– 10:45- 11:45 AM. The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Little Rocks. Join us for our popular Little Rocks program for children up through age 3 with a caregiver. Stories, rhymes, music, movement, short films, and time for play are all part of the mix! Contact: Miss Bina: 203-337-9676.
Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Bridgeport – City Budgets and Balance Sheets: 101 (a view from the “cheap seats” as a taxpayer….) Civic leaders often use words like “open, accountable, transparent” (O.A.T.) to characterize their activities and processes. However, when you follow the money processes (according to the Charter, City ordinances, or best practices in ‘top-rated’ communities) that are frequently hidden from view, you may question whether O.A.T.s is an accurate description in Bridgeport. Time for Q & A.John Marshall Lee and Andrew Fardy will be the presenters.
Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: The second annual Black Rock Rotary and Library Holiday Party. Santa will be here so feel free to bring your camera for a photo with the jolly man in the red suit! Refreshments and other surprises! Contact Miss Bina: 203-337-9676.
Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Save and Burn - A documentary film by Julian Samuel. Save and Burndeepens our understanding of the history of civilization through the phenomenon of the library. From ancient China, India, Islam, and the Graeco Roman world, we see how the library radiated knowledge and spiritual values, and facilitated the cross fertilization of ideas from one culture to another. (A part of the Library Science/Artspace statewide Film Festival and New Haven exhibition in collaboration with the Connecticut Library Consortium.)
Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Drop In Craft: Recycled Crafts! In our Children’s Craft area. Please join us in making some nifty crafts using all recycled materials! Will it be old CDs? Candy wrappers? Jigsaw Puzzle pieces? Newpapers and magazines? Find out. Fun for all ages! And you will be helping out with keeping our city green! In conjunction with the new Recycle Bank program!!! Contact Miss Bina: 203-337-9676.
Wednesday, December 14th at 1:00 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Food for Thought – Book Discussion. The Black Rock Branch Library’s lunchtime book club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM - bring your brown bag lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert. Our next book up for discussion is: The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler. Swedish Detective Inspector Joona Linna investigating the murders of three family members, whose killing was witnessed by a fourth intended victim, a traumatized child whose shock Linna hopes to penetrate through a controversial hypnotism session. Call the library today and reserve your copy:203 337-9676
Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 PM, The Black
Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: New England’s Other Witch-Hunt: The Hartford Witch-hunt of the 1660s and Changing Patterns in Witchcraft Prosecution. Lecture by Doctor Walter Woodward: professor at the UConn Department of History and Connecticut’s State Historian. Everyone knows about the witch hunt at Salem in 1692. But few people know that in the years before Salem, Connecticut was New England’s fiercest witch prosecutor. The first person hanged for witchcraft in New England came from Windsor, and every single person indicted for witchcraft in Connecticut in its early years was convicted and hanged. Co-sponsored by the Bridgeport Digital Humanities Initiative and the Black Rock Branch Library.
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