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, or Hoopla
  • Using our public computers, printers, copiers, or scanner.
  • 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

Michael DeGirolamo Jr., MLIS:

mdegirolamo@biblio.org

Eli Kelly, BA: ekelly@biblio.org

(203) 262-0626 ext. 130

Upcoming Events

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:

Join Public Health Nurse from Housatonic Valley Health District as we discuss tick-borne illness with recent updates and how to protect yourself from tick bites. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Coloring Club

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Brown Room
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:

Registration is requested.  This program is sponsored by library staff and donors.

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.

Tuesday Night Fiction Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Brown Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required

Tuesday Night Fiction Book Club

With no registration required, new members are always welcome to the Tuesday Night Fiction Book Club. Copies of this month’s book are available at the Circulation Desk.

Event Details:

This month we'll be discussing The Spectacular: A Novel by Fiona Davis. Print copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

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: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us as the Southbury Library hosts Faith Vicinanza's, Southbury's Inaugural Poet Laureate, Book Launch.  Ms.

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.

*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:

One Life (2023)

Rated PG . 1 hour and 49 minutes. CC

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn

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

Evening at the Movies

Our evening movie screenings are on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6pm, excluding December. These screenings are free and open to the public. Closed captions are available unless otherwise noted.

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Event Details:

Dune Part Two (2024)

Rated PG-13. 2 hours and 46 minutes. CC

Cast:  Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson

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.

Scams and Spams

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us and learn more about avoiding scams and spam.  Topics will include what is spam, two factor authentication, face id and wallet protection.

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.

Video Production Seminar

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:

Come learn about the resources available to you through Western CT Community Television, the public access channel for Southbury & 20 other CT towns.

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

Mystery Book Club

With no registration required, new members are always welcome to the Mystery Book Club. Copies of this month’s book for are available at the Circulation Desk.

Event Details:

This month we'll be discussing An Anonymous Girl: A Novel by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Print copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

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.

Mysteries

Biographies