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

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

(203) 262-0626 ext. 130

Upcoming Events

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 Queen Anne's Lace by Susan Wittig Albert. There will be physical copies available at the circulation desk. Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless...

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.

Marianne Bette Author Talk/Signing

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for returning local author Marianne Bette, MD to discuss her new book "Living with a Grieving Heart: Thoughts From a Grief Warrior". Losing someone you love is hard. But when the dust settles and the pain starts to fade, grief can surprise...

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:
Heart of Champions (2021) Rated PG-13. 1 hour and 59 minutes. CC Cast: Michael Shannon, Alexander Ludwig, Alex MacNicoll During their last year at an Ivy League college in 1999, a group of friends and crew teammates' lives are changed foreve...

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:
This program will be delivered via Zoom and will be streamed to our Kingsley Room. If you want to watch the program from home, register here From American Gothic to Whistler’s Mother to Nighthawks, there are some images that are so ubiquitous...

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: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
This program will also be streamed to our Kingsley Room. Register here if you want to watch it at the library. From American Gothic to Whistler’s Mother to Nighthawks, there are some images that are so ubiquitous in our culture that we have stoppe...

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.

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:
Registration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. 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 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 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah for our August meeting. This meeting will be taking place in the library's Brown Room from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Print copies will be available in regular and large print on a first-come-firs...

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:
Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) Rated PG. 2 hours and 4 minutes. CC Cast: Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess's newl...

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.

Evening at the Movies- Father Stu

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Event Details:
Our evening movie screenings are on two evenings of each month at 6pm, excluding December. These screenings are free and open to the public. Closed captions are available unless otherwise noted. Infrared Listening Systems are available upon request. ...

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