Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 14, 1:00 pm

Coffee House Concert: Joy To The World

Sophisticated and expressive, husband and wife duo Judy Handler and Mark Levesque combine classical, Brazilian, Celtic, and folk music elements to create an extraordinary concert experience. With “Joy To The World,” audiences will enjoy unique arrangements of holiday music from...

Friday, December 15, 1:00 pm

Rescheduled: Coloring Club for Adults

Rescheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017 Creative downtime with relaxing music, good things to eat, fellowship, and of course lots of coloring! All coloring materials are supplied or bring your own. RSVP Online Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the...

Saturday, December 16, 9:30 am

Lake Compounce: A Picture Exhibit

Lake Compounce is the highlight of any Bristol summer day, but did you know it’s been keeping Bristolites cool since 1846? Discover the history of your favorite amusement park through pictures and artifacts at the Bristol Public Library! Call 860-584-7787...

Saturday, December 16, 11:45 am

Presentation: Connecticut Icons

Explore classic CT symbols with Connecticut Magazine’s former editor! Includes a multimedia presentation, icons quiz, and book signing. Visit the Bristol History room before the presentation for an exhibit about Lake Compounce—home of Bristol’s own classic CT icon! Register online,...

Wednesday, December 20, 1:00 pm

Book Bites: The Women In the Castle

Come join us for terrific discussions around popular and classic books! December’s selection is “The Women In the Castle” by Jessica Shattuck. Newsweek raves that it is “captivating, fascinating, and…reveals an entirely new side of what it’s like to be...

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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 »

Library Coffee House

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 »