Sunday Hours Begin January 8 @ Bristol Public Library

Sunday Hours at the Bristol Public Library

The Bristol Public Library, located at 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT, will be open Sundays, beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017 through Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  The library collection includes adult and children’s books, magazines, audio books, E-books, DVDs, CDs and downloadable materials.  Internet access, all online resources, and Wi-Fi will also be available on Sundays. All you need is your library card!  for more information, visit the library or contact the Bristol Public Library at (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster @ BPL! Gong Hey Fat Choi!

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Tuesday, January 24 @ 1:00 PM
A social to celebrate the incoming of the Year of the Rooster. Join us in learning about traditional Chinese New Year customs and enjoy holiday activities and auspicious foods. Gong Hey Fat Choi! Refreshments provided by Lotus Garden Restaurant, Plainville, CT. No charge. Please RSVP @the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.


Recent Release Movie: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, presents the Recent Release superhero adventure movie Captain America: Civil War (2016) PG-13. Stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., and Scarlett Johansson. Thursday, January 5, 2017 @ 6:00 PM. No Charge. RSVP: Visit the library,, or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

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Friends’ Holiday Mini-Sale Dates Announced

2016 Holiday Mini-Sale

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold a Holiday Mini-Sale from Monday, November 28 to Wednesday, December 28 in the lobbies of the Bristol Public Library and the Manross Memorial Library. Items will be available for purchase whenever the libraries are open.

The sale features nearly-new, gift-quality books for readers of all ages, a large selection of children’s picture books, movies, CDs, and other holiday-themed items. New items will be added frequently throughout the run of the sale.

This annual event allows shoppers to stock up on reasonably priced winter reading material and holiday gifts, and the proceeds will help the Friends fund reading programs and other activities at both Bristol libraries.