Adults

Adult Services at the Southbury Public Library consists of the Adult Circulation Department and the Reference Department.

Circulation Desk

Visit or call our Circulation Desk if you would like to:

  • Check out or return items.*
  • Pick up an item you’ve requested.
  • Learn more about our lending policies and fines.
  • Ask a question about items checked out to your account.
  • Apply for a library card.

*Items may also be returned in the labelled slots next to the main entrance 24/7. Please be mindful of due dates and our lending policies to avoid accruing fines. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Reference Department

The Reference Department is here to help you! Please visit the Reference Desk if you need help:

  • Finding items in the library and suggesting items for us to purchase.
  • Navigating our online catalog.
  • Accessing our downloadable items through OverDrive/Libby, Hoopla, or RB Digital.
  • Using our public computers, printers, copiers, scanner, or fax machine.
  • Conducting research and using our databases.
  • Signing up for a library sponsored program.
  • Reserving a meeting room for your non-profit group.

If you need more intensive help, please set an appointment by visiting the Reference Desk or contacting one of the Reference Librarians.

Book Clubs

Find out what our book clubs are reading.

Reference Staff

For more information please feel free to contact the Reference staff:


Rebecca Randall, MS & MLIS: rrandall@biblio.org

Rhys Murphy, MI & MLIS: rmurphy@biblio.org

Elizabeth Kelly, BA: eakelly@biblio.org

Heather Aronson, MS & MLIS: haronson@biblio.org

(203) 262-0626 ext. 130

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Las Vegas Legends

07/26/2021 @ 1:00am - 08/09/2021 @ 11:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music
Event Details:
The video will be available from July 26 to August 8 here. "Las Vegas Legends" is an unforgettable, Off-Broadway, NYC cabaret revue saluting the great music of Las Vegas. Husband/wife musical team, Francine Evans & Joel Zelnik, ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Coloring Club

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required

Coloring Club

Join us for a relaxing hour of therapeutic coloring in the Kingsley Room. We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity!

Event Details:
Please note that properly worn face coverings and social distancing is required. Registration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. This program is sponsored by library staff and donors. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tuesday Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We will be discussing Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid for our July meeting. For more information about the book, click here. This meeting will be taking place in person in the Kingsley Room. Copies of the book are available digitally on Libby/Ov...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Wednesday at the Movies - Emma

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required

Wednesday at the Movies

Our Wednesday movie screenings start at 1pm and begin on the second Wednesday of each month. Closed captions are available unless otherwise noted. Infrared listening devices are available upon request.

*Rated R movies are for ages 17 and up only, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.*

Film screenings are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Registration IS required.

Event Details:
EMMA (2020) Rating: PG Run Time: 2 hours and 4 minutes Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Johnny Flynn Based on the Jane Austen classic novel, in 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her frien...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
From its beginnings in the 1890s, motion pictures have delighted the public—and upset civic and religious authorities who felt that movies needed to be regulated to protect “innocent” minds and discourage immorality.  Join us and learn more abou...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
From its beginnings in the 1890s, motion pictures have delighted the public—and upset civic and religious authorities who felt that movies needed to be regulated to protect “innocent” minds and discourage immorality.  Join us and learn more abou...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
This month we'll be discussing Death in Provence by Serena Kent. There will be copies available at the circulation desk.  Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regard...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nonfiction Book Club

10:00am - 11:00am
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We will be discussing "A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II" by Sonia Purnell for our August meeting. This meeting will be taking place in the Kingsley Room. Physical copies will...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required

Wednesday at the Movies

Our Wednesday movie screenings start at 1pm and begin on the second Wednesday of each month. Closed captions are available unless otherwise noted. Infrared listening devices are available upon request.

*Rated R movies are for ages 17 and up only, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.*

Film screenings are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Registration IS required.

Event Details:
Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018) Rated NR. 1 hour and 32 minutes. CC Cast: Ruth Bradley, Pippa Haywood, Ralph Ineson In 1926, with her personal life in tatters and her writing in crisis, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-l...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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