Programs

Registration is required for all events
unless otherwise noted.

Please call us at 203-262-0626 ext. 130
or stop by the Reference Desk.

Friends of the Southbury Public Library Spring 2015 Book Sale

In the library’s lobby during library hours
booksale1The Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc. will be holding their Spring Book Sale in the first floor lobby of the Library during the month of April.  Thousands of books will be offered for sale at $2.00 or less.  VHS tapes, CDs and books on tape will also be for sale. Each week during the month of April, several different categories of books will be featured for sale, including: April 1-7: Biographies, History (including WW1, WW2, Civil War, Holocaust), Political & Commentary
April 8-14: Gardening, Crafts and Hobbies, Home Décor and Improvement, Pets & Animals
April 15-21: Cookbooks, Poetry, Travel, Legal/Law, Computer, Foreign Language
April 22-30: Fiction (Hardcover and trade paperback), Classics, Science Fiction, Education  & Study Guides
The Garden book sale, starting on April 8th, will offer a special collection from Southbury resident Cindy Stowell. The focus of her book collection was Connecticut Wildflower propagation and cultivation, Perennials, Plant identification guides and Garden design and Upkeep. Her extensive contribution to the community centered around conservation and preservation through her work with The Flanders Nature Center and Southbury Land Trust.Proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Southbury Public Library.  Any questions, please call Chris Tolley at 203-578-5988

Chocolate Truffle Making

Thursday, April 2nd, from 2-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
Maria Poirier BrandriffWatch Maria Poirier Brandriff demonstrate how to create delicious chocolate confections, enjoy free samples, and take a few chocolate treats home. A perfect way to learn a new culinary skill and start the Easter Holiday! This program can accommodate up to 50 people. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Peter Fletcher: Classical Guitar

Friday, April 10th from 6-8pm in the Kingsley Room
peter fletcher albumcoverListen to the masterful work of Carnegie Hall performing musician Peter Fletcher as he plays a 70 min. classical guitar set (with brief intermission), later staying to greet guests and chat. Light refreshments to be served. Sponsored by Ralph and Penny Holibaugh. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

Funeral Planning Presentation

Tuesday, April 14th from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
funeral consumers allianceA Question and Answer Session with Funeral Consumers Alliance Representative Patricia Carr will follow the presentation. The Funeral Consumers Alliance exists to inform people of the various options they have regarding end of life decisions. Patricia Carr, who has been involved with the Connecticut Chapter of the Alliance for several years, will explain some solutions to the challenges which face us as time marches on.

Lu Burke Literary Series Event

Author Talk with Victoria Wilson

Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room
barbaraVictoria Wilson, author and vice-president/senior editor at Alfred Knopf, will discuss her critically acclaimed biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, 1907-1940. Best-selling author and broadcaster Frank Delaney will introduce and interview Ms. Wilson, and a book signing will follow. Sponsored by the Library Gift Fund.

Genealogy and DNA

Thursday, April 23rd from 1:30-3pm in the Kingsley Meeting Room
nora_galvinpicThis lecture (plus question and answer session) with genealogist Nora Galvin will help answer your questions about genetic genealogy and inform and advise you about DNA testing. Sponsored by the Janet Mann Genealogy Fund and the Heritage Village Genealogy Club. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southbury Library.

Poetry Reading with Dolores Hayden

Tuesday, April 28th from 2-2:30pm in the Kingsley Room
doloresDolores Hayden, Yale Professor and published poet, will read a selection of her poetry aloud in Celebration of National Poetry Month. Light refreshments will be served.Dolores Hayden’s poems appear in many journals and anthologies including Poetry, Raritan, Shenandoah, Yale Review, Ecotone, Slate, and Best American Poetry. Her two collections, American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010) are critically acclaimed. A professor of American Studies and Architecture at Yale University, Hayden is also widely known for her non-fiction on the history of American landscapes.

Poetry Writing Workshop: Writing the Poetry of Place with Dolores Hayden

Tuesday, April 28th from 3-5pm in the Kingsley Room
writing workshopCelebrate National Poetry Month by writing a poem of your own. This workshop will be led by Yale Professor and published poet Dolores Hayden. During the workshop, she will discuss different forms of poetry, provide writing prompts, and offer advice on participants’ work. Novice and experienced writers are welcome – just bring a pen and your enthusiasm.Dolores Hayden’s poems appear in many journals and anthologies including Poetry, Raritan, Shenandoah, Yale Review, Ecotone, Slate, and Best American Poetry. Her two collections, American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010) are critically acclaimed. A professor of American Studies and Architecture at Yale University, Hayden is also widely known for her non-fiction on the history of American landscapes.