Upcoming Events

Monday, August 21, 1:30 pm

Eclipse Viewing Party

Enjoy NASA’s live feed of this year’s biggest celestial event and experience the spectacle with your community! 30 Adult Eclipse Glasses will be raffled off during the program. NO ADDITIONAL GLASSES ARE AVAILABLE. For tips on creating your own pinhole...

Wednesday, August 23, 1:00 pm

Movie: United Kingdom

Enjoy a free screening of the real-life romantic drama at the Bristol Public Library! (2016) PG-13. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the BPL. Register at the library, online, or call 860-584-EXT 2023. RSVP Online

Thursday, September 7, 6:30 pm

Coffee House Concert: Vellamo

Discover the magical sound of traditional folk music with the Finnish singer-songwriter sensations Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala, performing together as Vellamo. Free. Light refreshment served. Register online, in person, or call 860-584-7787 ext 2023. RSVP Online

Saturday, September 9, 1:00 pm

Sinatra at 100

Presented by CCSU’s Gilbert Gigliotti, “Sinatra at 100” features some of Sinatra’s most powerful and significant performances in song and film, and shines a light on Sinatra’s wives, lovers, friends, and politics. Free. Light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of...

Thursday, September 14, 1:00 pm

Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife

Enjoy a screening of the biographical drama depicting the life of Jan and Antonia Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo at the time of the German invasion. (2017) (PG-13) Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the BPL. Free. Register online,...

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You asked, and we listened. The Bristol Public Library will shortly be opening a Café area on the second floor!  Read more »

The Sounds of Summer

Anxious to fill in your summer calendar? Pencil in your entertainment without spending a dime–or leaving the city! Our popular Coffee House Concert Series will continue this summer with a trio of sensational shows to keep your summer bright. Read more »

Books, Talks, and Tastes

For lovers of fantastic books and fervent discussions, Book Bites will meet four times over the summer. Copies of the chosen titles can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Read more »