James Blackstone Memorial Library News - January 5, 2023

From: James Blackstone Memorial Library
January 5, 2024

Community Volunteer Fair
January 13, from 10 am – 1 pm

Meet and greet local nonprofit organizations, find out what their missions are, and learn more about the skills they’re looking for in their volunteers. Want to volunteer as a family? Many organizations take volunteers who are under 18! You’re sure to find a volunteer opportunity that works for you. Registration is not required to attend this IN PERSON event.

The events listed below are not sponsored by Blackstone Library.

39th Annual MLK Celebration and Breakfast.  

For January 15, 2024 at 8:30am. Please join us, in-person, to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy of hope.  World-renowned expert on negotiation and conflict resolution, Yvonne Renee Davis discusses “The Impact of Silence”. Tickets $20 /students $5) full breakfast included.  At First Congregational Church on the Branford Green.  

For tickets and info go to: Facebook.com/ MLKBreakfast Committee or email MLKHeritageFoundation@gmail.com.



Calll the Health Department at 203-481-4288 to register for an appointment today!

Vaccine available: While supplies last

  • Preservative free quadrivalent vaccine
  • High Dose / Senior Strength vaccine
  • Nasal vaccine for those 49 years or younger without asthma or not immunocompromised
  • Egg free vaccine

Tips for a better experience -

  • Fill out our Flu consent form
  • Bring your insurance card or copy of it front and back
  • Wear short sleeves

We use preservative free vaccine | Quadrivalent and “Senior Strength” vaccine available | Limited doses of Nasal Vaccine

The Things We Carry: How Microbes Impact Our Health

On January 27, 2024, Tilde Cafe will meet in person at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library (unless things change at the last minute, in which case we will have to lean on good old Zoom) for a fascinating conversation with Professor Stavroula Hatzios. Back in 2010, Professor Paula Kavathas had introduced us to the concept of communal harmony between humans and microbes. Since that time, if you check Google Trends or the Google Ngram Viewer, you will find that interest has grown in this area of science.

Please click on the flyer above, if you plan to attend. Note, while the venue permits up to 50 attendees, the registration link allows only 20, so if you receive an error/no more seats message when you click the link, don't worry, we will save a seat for you if you simply email us at admin@tildecafe.org

Route 146 Corridor Management Plan

Route 146 Corridor Management Plan that is being developed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). A public survey is now available to provide feedback on the draft strategies for the Route 146 Corridor Management Plan. The public survey is online and can be found at:  https://arcg.is/0uWq4b
The final Route 146 Corridor Management Plan will include a list of strategies that should be pursued to preserve and protect the intrinsic and unique qualities of the Route 146 Corridor for years to come. As strategies, they define approaches to various issues that have been identified in the corridor over the course of the planning process. CTDOT has gathered feedback from the Corridor Working Group, stakeholder interviews, public meetings, and other public outreach to refine the strategies presented in the public survey. CTDOT is seeking input on these strategies and if there are other strategies that should be considered.
More detail on the draft strategies and the project goals can be found on the Project website at https://route146cmp.com/documents.html.  A handout explaining the potential strategies can be accessed at https://route146cmp.com/pdf/Route%20146%20CMP_Strategies_Public%20Review%20Handout%2011-14-23_v2.pdf.
The survey will be open through January 2024. The direct link to the survey is: https://arcg.is/0uWq4b
For more information on the Route 146 Corridor Management Plan, please visit https://route146cmp.com/. For questions about the project, please contact DOT.Route146@ct.gov.

Local organizations: to have your event included here, email communityevents@blackstonelibrary.org.

No flyers devoted solely to the advertising or promotion of commercial products or services for a single profit making business will be accepted.

Religious and political materials are permissible for informational purposes or special events; materials that have the primary effect to proselytize for a single point of view will not be accepted.

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