Events

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

Saturday, April 22 - April 30
All Day

The library will be closed for renovations starting on Saturday, April 22 so that we can install a new circulation desk and new carpeting throughout the building. We plan to reopen during the first week of May, possibly by May 1 at 10am. We will be in the building during this time and will be answering the phones, so please call ahead to find out what day we will reopen to the public.

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Maple Sugaring Lecture with David Leff

Tuesday, May 23
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30pm for a slide-illustrated talk about maple sugaring. Explore the mysteries and mystique of maple sugaring and meet the dedicated, sometimes quirky folks who make it. Find out how this unique and ancient northeastern North American product was discovered and the high tech techniques it takes to produce today. Are sugarmakers the canary in the coal mine for climate change? Why do some people think maple syrup is the next miracle food? Learn how you can make and enjoy your own syrup.

As a former sugarmaker and board member of the Connecticut Maple Syrup Producers Association, David Leff will give guests an insider’s view of the craft. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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120th Anniversary History of the Library

Wednesday, June 21
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Details to come!

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Repeating Events

Computer Class

Computer Class

Mondays

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you know little to nothing about computers, are afraid or confused about them, or interested but don’t know where to start, this is the place for you.  We cover the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel, email, and how to search the Internet for whatever interests you. There is no fee, you can start any day, but you can only attend once a week. Classes last an hour and are held on Mondays at 6pm and Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 10:30am.

Computer Class

Computer Class

Tuesdays

10:30 am - 11:30 am

If you know little to nothing about computers, are afraid or confused about them, or interested but don’t know where to start, this is the place for you.  We cover the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel, email, and how to search the Internet for whatever interests you. There is no fee, you can start any day, but you can only attend once a week. Classes last an hour and are held on Mondays at 6pm and Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 10:30am.

Computer Class

Computer Class

Wednesdays

10:30 am - 11:30 am

If you know little to nothing about computers, are afraid or confused about them, or interested but don’t know where to start, this is the place for you.  We cover the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel, email, and how to search the Internet for whatever interests you. There is no fee, you can start any day, but you can only attend once a week. Classes last an hour and are held on Mondays at 6pm and Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 10:30am.

Tech Talks

Tech Talks

Third Wednesday AND Monday Prior

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

“Tech Talks”, the adult program series focusing on topics related to modern technology that you may be interested in learning more about, is a recurring program on the third Wednesday of every month. Each month will introduce a different topic.

Needlers Group

Saturdays

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Derby Neck Needlers Group meet to exchange tips on crocheting, knitting and needlepoint. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to attend. It’s a great way to learn some great skills! Refreshments served.

Dinner and a Movie

First Thursday

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Adult patrons are invited to enjoy Dinner and a Movie at the Derby Neck Library. We will be showing classic and modern movies in stunning HD on the 1st Thursday of every month at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at the half-way point with refreshments being served throughout. Viewers must be 18 or older as movies may contain adult themes and content. No registration is required.

Tabletop Gamers

Tabletop Gamers

Last Thursday of every month

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adults and teens are invited to the library’s new Tabletop Gamers Club! Occurring on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm, players of all skill levels will come together to play board games, card games, dice games, roleplaying games, and more! You choose the games you want to play. Chess, Go!, Quiddler, D&D, whatever! Boards and pieces will be supplied by the Library. Have a game we might want to play? Suggest it and we will order it for the next month!

For more information, contact Ian Parsells, the head librarian and club moderator at headlibrarian@biblio.org or call 203-734-1492. Registration is not required.

Tabletop Gamers

Tabletop Gamers

Third Thursday of every month

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adults and teens are invited to the library’s new Tabletop Gamers Club! Occurring on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm, players of all skill levels will come together to play board games, card games, dice games, roleplaying games, and more! You choose the games you want to play. Chess, Go!, Quiddler, D&D, whatever! Boards and pieces will be supplied by the Library. Have a game we might want to play? Suggest it and we will order it for the next month!

For more information, contact Ian Parsells, the head librarian and club moderator at headlibrarian@biblio.org or call 203-734-1492. Registration is not required.

D&D Sundays

D&D Sundays

First Sunday of every month

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Roll a character, then play a thrilling campaign alongside fellow enthusiasts as you work together to vanquish common foes and achieve victory! Beginners are welcome. Refreshments are served throughout. All supplies provided.

Contact club moderator, Ian Parsells at headlibrarian@biblio.org if you are interested in joining the group.

D&D Sundays

D&D Sundays

Third Sunday of every month

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Roll a character, then play a thrilling campaign alongside fellow enthusiasts as you work together to vanquish common foes and achieve victory! Beginners are welcome. Refreshments are served throughout. All supplies provided.

Contact club moderator, Ian Parsells at headlibrarian@biblio.org if you are interested in joining the group.

Women’s Forum

Third Monday of every month

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Women’s Forum is dedicated to stimulating discussions focused on short stories, historical presentations, and more. The group meets on the third Monday of the month at 12:30pm. Copies of the reading selections are available at the library. You may wish to bring a light lunch. We serve free coffee and tea at each meeting. For more details, speak to Pat Sweeney, club moderator.

Evening Book Club

Last Monday every month

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting on the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm, the Evening Book Club is a monthly program where we primarily read shorter novels by award-winning authors and occasionally a memoir.  Reading selections are available in the lobby near the new books. Bring a friend or family member and enjoy an informative and entertaining evening.  This club is also moderated by Pat Sweeney.