Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day @ BPL!

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM: Award-winning recording artist Roger Ticknell performs Irish favorites for St. Patrick’s Day for a special afternoon “Irish Coffee” House at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street in Bristol, CT.  Light Irish-themed refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.  No charge, but please register at the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

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.


Postponed! Reliving the 1940s scheduled for Thursday, February 5th

Reliving the 1940s scheduled for  Thursday, February 5th at BPL is postponed due to concerns about parking and public safety with the weather status for Thursday being unclear.  The program will be offered  again in August as part  of the Summer Reading Program.  The exact date will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed with the  CT Historical Society.  Patrons who have sign-up for the program already will be contacted by the library directly  concerning the new date.  for more information contact thew  Programming/Public Relations Manager at (860) 584-7787 x 2007.

WOWbrary! Sign up now!

Bristol Public Library is pleased to announce the latest offering to our patrons—-Wowbrary! This is a weekly email alert that showcases the library’s newest items  from every department including Manross Library.Email alerts go out  every Saturday to everyone who subscribes. Subscribers will be among the first to know about new arrivals an’d when they see something of interest’ they will be able to click instantly and place a hold!  Of course this new service is free and we encourage patrons to take advantage of it! Sign up on the library homepage or  by clicking on the Wowbrary link above!  Information on library programs  is included too!