New Salem Press Resources

We’re pleased to announce we have added eighteen new resources to our online and print Salem Press collection. If you prefer print, physical editions are shelved in our Reference collection. Digital editions are available 24/7 from our Research & Information page with your valid Bristol library card.

What we’ve added:

Salem Press Health
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      • Addictions and Substance Abuse

Salem Press History
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      • Defining Documents in American History: Exploration and Colonial America (1492-1755)
      • Defining Documents in American History: The American Revolution (1754-1805)
      • Great Lives from History: Scientists and Science
      • The 2000s in America

Salem Press Literature
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      • Critical Insights: Contemporary Speculative Fiction
      • Critical Insights: Dystopia
      • Critical Insights: Good and Evil
      • Critical Insights: Grapes of Wrath
      • Critical Insights: Jane Austen
      • Critical Insights: Langston Hughes
      • Critical Insights: Orwell
      • Critical Insights: The Inferno
      • Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire
      • Critical Surveys: Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Classics
      • Critical Surveys: Manga
      • Masterplots, Fourth Edition

Salem Press Science
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  • Encyclopedia of Energy

Come, Meet Our New Computer Lab Instructor

We’re pleased to say the Computer Lab has been reopened under the guidance of our new Computer Lab Instructor, Chris Soper! Chris previously worked at Manchester Public Library as a Library assistant who specialized in helping the public with computers. He is currently working on his Master’s of Library Science at Southern Connecticut State University.

Chris loves to read and would love to hear your recommendations for great dystopian-type novels. Currently, his favorite books are Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry, and the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

Our new Computer Lab Instructor, Chris Soper

Chris says:

“My goal as the Computer Lab Instructor is to provide new, fun and educational programs to the public. My hope is for people to learn about the advantages of technology and how it can help you with your technological needs. I’m very friendly and I don’t bite, so please visit and ask me anything you would like to know about computers or other electronic devices.”

Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Bristol Public Library and its branch, F.N. Manross Memorial, will be closed Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. The Library and its branch will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 29.

While we’re closed, you may still drop off items in our book drops or use the library catalogs to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. Library databases will also remain accessible with your library card while we’re closed.

Money Smart Week Is Coming!

Money Smart Week 2013Being smart about money isn’t always easy. Staying smart about money can be even harder. That’s why Bristol Public Library is hosting a variety of free programs to help consumers learn to manage their personal finances during Money Smart Week®!

Money Smart Week is a financial literacy campaign lead by the American Library Association and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. Money Smart Week partners will be hosting their events April 20 – 27, 2013.

Taking Control of Your Finances in 8 Steps
Monday, April 22 @ 6:30
Kayse Kress, Senior Financial Advisor for Connecticut Wealth Management LLC, will teach you the eight steps to take control of your finances. You will learn about budgeting, spending plans, setting goals, managing debt, and more.

Debt Management & Credit Repair
Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:30
A representative from the Connecticut Department of Banking will discuss ways to manage your debt, repair you credit, avoid common credit mistakes, and how to interpret your credit report.

Avoiding Identity Theft & Financial Scams
Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:30
Identity theft is the fasted growing crime in America. Learn how to protect yourself and your assets from thieves who want to steal your information. Find out how to recognize the tricks of a con artist and the tell-tale warning signs of a scam. A representative from the Connecticut Better Business Bureau will lead this program.

Couponing: Beyond the Basics
Thursday, April 25 @ 6:30
Using coupons? Want to save more? This fun class with Angie Chastain, The Coupon Lady, provides information on meal planning, store loyalty programs, rebates, online incentive programs, and savings on gifts. Additionally, this class will cover saving money without coupons! This program is funded by a generous gift from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

All Money Smart Week events are free. Registration is recommended, but not required. To register, click on the event you wish to attend or call 860-584-7787 x2017. If you want to see what other Connecticut libraries are offering for Money Smart Week, visit the Money Smart Week map of events.