Adult Virtual Events
All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. The majority of programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget. For all virtual adult programs requiring registration, registrants will receive an email with the Zoom links the morning of the program.
Information and Registration: Reference Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 130
Connecticut's Indigenous Communities: An Introduction
Tuesday, November 9, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us for a presentation about the history and cultures of Connecticut’s indigenous communities. Connecticut’s indigenous communities have a long rich history, and have survived European diseases, war, land losses, poverty, and discrimination. Yet still, their communities remain a vibrant part of Connecticut life today. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
DNA Testing Companies: Pros and Cons
Friday November 12, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us and learn more about the different DNA testing companies, including pros and cons, costs, and features. Conversation will include the different types of DNA testing: autosomal, Y-DNA, and mitochondrial. DNA testing is an important tool in genealogy and can deliver information that genealogy mapping cannot. Get a better understanding of DNA testing and the best way of utilizing it. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
Laurel and Hardy
Friday, November 19, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Stanley Laurel and Oliver Norvel Hardy formed one of the greatest comedy partnerships in the history of film. Join us for a presentation about their rise during the silent film era of Hollywood, through their continued success with talking pictures. Laurel and Hardy were able to transcend the different ages of movies like no one else. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
Monday, November 22, 2-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required- Space is Limited
Welcome back to the Adult Coloring Club! Materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Register here.
I Still Believe (2020) PG
Wednesday, November 10, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope. Register here.
12 Mighty Orphans (2021) PG-13
Wednesday, November 17, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way. Register here.
Last Christmas (2019) PG-13
Wednesday, November 24, 1-2:45pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true. Register here.
Mystery Book Club
Monday, November 8, 3-4pm, Online, Registration Required
Nonfiction Book Club
Wednesday, November 10, 10-11am, Online, Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David J. Silverman. Hard copies are available for pick up at the circulation desk. Register here.
Tuesday Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, November 16, 6:30-7:30pm, Online, Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing The Vanishing Half by Lucy Foley. Hard copies are available at the circulation desk. Register here.
Children and Teen Virtual Events
Information and Registration: Children/Teen Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 3
See below for information about our upcoming Children's and Teen Programming! All of our Children's and Teen Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget. Currently, youth services programs are a mix of virtual and in person; in person programs are dependent on the current COVID-19 situation and may move online if needed. Registration is required for all in person programs. For virtual programs requiring registration, registrants will receive an email reminder with the Zoom links approximately 24 hours before the start of the program.
Drop-In Storytime (All Ages)
Monday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 10:30am, Online, No Registration Required
Join us Monday mornings on the Youth Services Southbury Library Facebook Page. This storytime will be live at 10:30am and viewable after, with no Facebook account required to watch. Our Friend Miss Heather is here to share stories, songs, and a simple craft all themed around a different fun topic each Monday. Craft supplies can be picked up in the library after storytime and are available while supplies last (they go quickly!). Find more on our website here.
Storytime with Katie (All Ages)
Wednesday, November 3, 10, 17, & 24, 10:30am, Online, No Registration Required
Join us online on the Youth Services Southbury Library Facebook Page (live at 10:30am and viewable after, no Facebook account required to watch) for a special virtual storytime and craft. Miss Katie will share stories, rhymes, and songs geared towards toddlers and older. Crafts can be picked up in the library after storytime and are available while supplies last (they go quickly!). Find more on our website here.
Open House Take and Make Craft (All Ages)
Saturday, November 6, 13, 20 & 27, All Day, Upstairs, No Registration Required
Stop by the Youth Services Department on Saturdays to take a home a fun seasonal craft (while supplies last)! Due to COVID-19, this program is Take & Make only. Find out more on our website here.
Nutmegs at Noon (Grades 2-3)
Tuesday, November 9, 16, 23, & 30, 12:00pm, Online, No Registration Required
Nutmegs are back! Join Miss Heather on our Facebook Page as we explore the 2022 Elementary Nutmeg and Charter Oak Nominees. Catch us live or watch it later! No Facebook account required to view. Find out more on our website here.
Food Explorers Online: No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake (for Ages 7 and Up and Their Families)
Tuesday, November 16, 5-6pm, Online, Registration Required – Space Limited
Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers and learn how to make a no bake pumpkin cheesecake from the comfort of your own home. This class will be conducted using Zoom. Find out the ingredients list and register on our website here.
Fall Fairy Craft (for Grades 2-5)
Thursday, November 18, 4:30-5:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space limited
We’re back crafting live and in person! Join us and make a fall fairy house as Miss Katie shares related stories. Find out more or register on our website here.
Family Film Friday: Soul (for All Ages)
Friday, November 19 from 6-7:45 pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Families are invited to watch the new hit Disney Pixar film. Bring your own blankets and pillows. No food or beverages are allowed. No food or beverages are allowed. Rated PG. All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Find out more and register here.
STEAMonday: Pumpkin Slime (Grades 2-5)
Monday, November 29, 4:15-5pm, Storytime Room, Registration Required
STEAMonday is back live and in person with a fall themed favorite. We’re making pumpkin slime. Register and find out more on our website here. Find more, including the ingredients list to follow along at home, on our website here!
Tiny Food Explorers In-Person (Ages 2-5 and Their Families)
Tuesday, November 30, 10-11am, Kingsley room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join Tiny Food Explorers for some fun with food! Come and explore new flavors and textures while playing games all about food and MyPlate! You’ll make a hands-on healthy snack that even the pickiest of eaters will be keen to try. All snack ingredients will be nut free but may contain dairy. Find out more and register here.
Special Events for Teens:
LitLoot: Book Subscription Boxes for Teens (Grades 6-12)
Available Starting Monday, November 1, Registration Required- Space Limited
Register for our LitLoot book subscription box and get two book selections customized to you along with some extra added on goodies in this box of book magic! Find out more, including how to register on our website here.
Teen To-Go Craft Kits: Snail Plush(Grades 6-12)
Starting Monday, November 8 while supplies last
Pick up complete kits to make a Snail Plush from the Teen Department starting Monday, November 8. Each kit will have instructions and all supplies needed (except scissors). Find out more on our website here.
Food Explorers Online: Baked Veggie Rigatoni (Grades 6-12 and Their Families)
Wednesday, November 17, 5-6pm, Online, Registration Required – Space Limited
Join Food Explorers to make Baked Veggie Rigatoni! This healthy and delicious dinner is packed with delicious flavor and is perfect for a cozy fall dinner. Cook along with us over Zoom from the comfort of your very own kitchen. Space is limited for time to answer individual questions and walk everyone through this program. Find out the ingredients list and register on our website here.
Teen Advisory Board (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, November 30, 6-7pm, Tutor Corner, Application Required– Space Limited
The Teen Advisory Board is made up of creative, energetic volunteers in Grades 6-12 who are interested in making a difference at the Southbury Public Library! Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members can directly influence our teen book & AV collections, teen programming and events, and other teen services. Each monthly meeting opens with a discussion about ideas for programs, materials, and more and closes out with some special volunteer projects. If you are interested in becoming a TAB member, fill out the application form on our website and we will contact you. Find out more and apply on our website here.
The Friends of the Southbury Public Library Holiday Lobby Book Sale: November 30–December 31!
The Friends of the Southbury Public Library are excited to announce they will be having a Holiday Lobby Sale starting on Wednesday November 3 through the end of the year! There will be many gift quality books, covering Children’s, Cooking, Boutique, History, Biography, Fiction, Non Fiction, Special Interest and so much more!
Through the end of November, the Southbury Historical Society has a display of the history of local blacksmith shops in the Brinker Fireplace Room.
Learn more www.southburylibrary.org