Afternoon Movie @ BPL

2exoticOn Thursday, September 10 @ 1:00 PM the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT, will present the comedy/drama movie Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) PG, starring Maggie Smith, Judy Dench, Richard Geer. No charge. Light refreshments courtesy of the  Friends of the Bristol Public Library.  Please register at BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

Free Retirement Planning Workshop in September

On Wednesday, September 9 @ 6:30 PM, Financial planner and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Michael Alimo, of USA Financial & Tax Services, presents a free workshop at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, on how to navigate the retirement planning process, make the best use of your assets and avoid common mistakes.  No charge. To attend, Please RSVP at the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

August 13th: Coffee House & Summer Swing Finale @ BPL

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Thursday, August 13th @ 6:00 PM

The Library Coffee House Summer Series  winds up with the Summer Finale featuring the Swing & Jazz music of pianist John Brighenti with Atla DeChamplain (vocals) & Lou Boccierello (bass).  Old-fashioned ice cream floats by Dunphy’s will be served and all adult Summer Reading prizes will be awarded.  RSVP at the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  No charge.  Refreshments courtesy of the  Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

New Downloadable Magazine Titles Available at the Library!

Logo for Zinio,  a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazinesWe’ve added several new titles to the downloadable magazines! Download them from anywhere through Zinio & keep them as long as you want! To get started click on the Zinio button on our site,, or go directly to You MUST have a valid Bristol library card to access Zinio. As of July 1st available titles include:
30 Minute Dinners
American Patchwork & Quilting
Better Homes & Gardens
Country Living
Do It Yourself
Dr Oz the Good Life
ESPN the Magazine
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Family Circle
Food Network Magazine
Good Housekeeping
HGTV Magazine
Interweave Crochet
Interweave Knits
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Martha Stewart Living
Men’s Health
National Geographic interactive
O, the Oprah Magazine
PC Magazine
Popular Science
Smithsonian Magazine
Taste of Home
Vanity Fair
Weight Watchers
Women’s Health

Unfortunately, Rolling Stone and US Weekly have ended their relationship with Zinio. Back issues and any issues you may have added to your personal collection WILL remain accessible to you, but new issues will not appear.

Paris! Sera Toujours Paris!

Poster of Paris! Sera Toujours Paris! 7/21/2015 library programOn Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Manross Memorial Library welcomes Carole Rothschild, a native French speaker and teacher, will introduce you to Paris and help you plan your next trip to the French capital! Perfect for Armchair Travelers, as well! Her program includes recommendations for places to dine, shop, and sights to see in and around The City of Light. Learn a few basic French phrases and enter drawings for door prizes.

Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. FREE event. Please register in advance by stopping by the Manross Library or calling 860/584-7790.