Black Rock Library - April Events

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.     

Monday, April 9th at 6:00 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: A City Budget Presentation with Mayor Bill Finch. According to Mayor Finch, “We want to increase the transparency of our budget process so that every citizen who is interested in the process can learn more about how our city budget is put together.”“In these tough fiscal times, it’s ever more important to give citizens an opportunity to learn how their dollars are being allocated.” For more info call 203 337-9676.

Friday, April 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: The FSW Homeowners Assistance Program: Are you having trouble paying your mortgage? The FSW’s, Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP), in partnership with the City of Bridgeport, provides a grant of up to $4,000 to Bridgeport homeowners who are at least 60 days behind in their mortgage payments and are temporarily in a demonstrable financial crisis situation. For more information contact: Blanca Herrera-Rodrigues at (203) 368-5529

Wednesday, April 18th 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 Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison AllenReturning to the hometown of her youth after a failed marriage, Willa struggles to find her place in a community where she no longer feels like she belongs uncovers a 60-year family feud and falls for a strangely secretive man.

Thursday, April 19th at 6:00 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Family Film Festival – HUGO Twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, is put in jeopardy. Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Martin ScorseseRated PG; 127 minutes; 2011 Contact Miss Bina: 203-337-9676.    

 Saturday, April 21st at 1:30 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Saturday (Family) Movie Matinee – TOY STORY 3: Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! Animated Feature Voices by: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation; Directed by Lee Unkrich Rated G; 103 minutes; 2010 Free refreshments will be served – but feel free to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Black Rock Food Pantry. For more info call 203 337-9676.

Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: The Art of Critiquing Art - the first in a series of monthly programs conducted by the World Artistic Network. This particular art critique program, aims to help people integrate with more ease into the art world and assist them in developing  the analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills needed to enhance and fully appreciate all forms of art. For more info call 203 337-9676.

Thursday, April 26th at 7:15 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: A  Free French Language Class for Beginners:  It’s April in Paris and time for a little French in Black Rock…. Bonjour! A class on French language for beginners will be offered at the Black Rock Public Library. If you have you ever wanted to learn some French this is a chance to get a free introductory class which involves basic conversation and pronunciation. Please register early as this class will be conducted by our neighborhood language wizard Rob Foley whose recent Italian classes were extremely popular. To register call: 203 337-9676.

Saturday, April 28th at 1:30 PM, The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Saturday Movie Matinee – J. EDGAR: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts Warner Bros.; Directed by Clint Eastwood Rated R; 137 minutes; 2011 Free refreshments will be served – but feel free to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Black Rock Food Pantry. For more info call 203 337-9676. 

John Soltis

Community Librarian

Black Rock Branch Library

203 337-9676

jsoltis@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org