National Potato Chip Day Social @ Manross Library!

Manross Library will hold a Potato Chip Social for adults, on Saturday, March 21st, at 2:00 p.m. You are invited to a Potato Chip Social for adults where we will mark National Potato Chip Day with a fun and tasty program of all things potato chip! Activities include a trivia game with prizes, judging the best plain potato chip, sharing recipes and, of course, sampling potato Chips and other surprises.  Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of Bristol Public Library. No charge. Please stop by and register at Manross or call: 860/584-7790.

April Coffee House: Sheri Miller

As part  of the BPL Coffee House series,NYC singer/songwriter Sheri Miller will be performing a concert at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT, on Saturday, April 18, @ 2:00 PM.   Sheri has been named one of Music Connection’s “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists.” Her album Mantra featured two popular songs, “Right Here, Right Now,” and “All He Has To Do,” which have become wedding favorites.  Sheri was a member of The Delilahs, produced by Marcus Hummon (Dixie Chicks, Rascall Flatts).  Sheri has co-written songs with Grammy-Award winning songwriters J.D. Souther (The Eagles) and Al Anderson (NRBQ), as well as other hit songwriters.  Rolling Stone calls her: “Alluring…She makes a powerful first impression, and then, even better, a series of more complex and lasting ones,” and Amplifier Magazine says she isNew York City’s best kept singer-songwriter secret.”      No Charge. Please RSVP at the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Made possible in part by a grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.



For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies During the Civil War

Matthew Bartlett (author of The Gettysburg Chronicle) and Jenn Bartlett will present For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies During the Civil War at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT, on Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 PM.  The program tells the stories of 4 women spies (2 Union and 2 Confederate) who risked all for the sake of their country.   There will also be a reenactment of an encounter between a Pinkerton agent and one of the spies mentioned in the program.   No Charge. Please Register at BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

Join BPL in Supporting Local Independent Authors!

On Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, will host ”Authors Next Door,” A local author fair in honor of National Library Week.  The program will include meeting and supporting local independent authors, door  prizes, book tables, book signings, and short reading and talks from our authors throughout the evening. Stop in anytime between 7 and 9 PM. Featured authors include: Janet Barrett, Patti Brooks, Frank DeFrancesco, Michael Dooling, Joe Hurley, Dawn Leger, Salvatore LoGiudice, Latoya McPherson, Janina Nawarskas & Chuck Radda. There is no charge for this event. Information: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

Spots Still Available for Boston Tea Party Bus Trip!

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Bristol Public Library is sponsoring a  ”Boston Tea Party” bus trip.  The bus will leave from Bristol Commons at 8:00 AM and is scheduled to return by 6:30 PM. The $101.00 ($100.00 for seniors) charge includes bus transportation & driver gratuity, guided living history tour of the Meeting House and Tea Party Ships, admission to the Boston Tea Party Museum, and Italian lunch at Maggione’s Restaurant.  There will also be time to explore Boston’s Italian North End neighborhood.  Registration is now open. Seating is limited.  Payment is due within three days of registration.  Checks payable to “Friendship Tours.” For more information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  All are Welcome.