Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 19, 6:30 pm

Coffee House Concert: Seat Of Our Pants

Heralded by The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center as “a sweet soup of blended harmonies, uplifting lyrics, and a fun vibe,” this acoustic contemporary folk band promises a rollicking good time you won’t soon forget! Free. Register online,...

Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 pm

Frankenstein: Presented by The Hampstead Stage Company

The Hampstead Stage Company gives this old tale second life with an original adaptation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Free. Register online, in person, or call 860-584-7787 ext 2023. RSVP Online

Saturday, October 28, 9:30 am

Saturday, October 28th from 9:30 AM–11:30 AM Swing by the Bristol History Room to enjoy a special exhibit about Bristol’s own Gianna d’Angelo! Debuting in Rome at 25, d’Angelo sang in Europe’s most popular opera houses before her American debut...

Thursday, November 2, 1:00 pm

Movie: Their Finest

Enjoy a free screening of this wartime dramedy at the Bristol Public Library! (2016) R. Register at the library, online, or call 860-584-EXT 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the BPL. RSVP Online  

Wednesday, November 8, 1:00 pm

Coffee House Concert: Too Human

Well known for their “sweet harmonies, unusual arrangements and Roger’s famous mouth trombone,” Too Human play “good music with a lot of heart.” Catch an earful at the Bristol Public Library! Register online, in person, or call 860-584-7787 ext 2023....

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Latest News

Change is in the air… and in your library!

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 »