Friends of the Library Holiday Mini-Book Sale Begins December 1st. at Both Bristol Libraries

2014 Holiday Mini Book Sale The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold a Holiday Mini-Sale beginning on Monday, December 1st in the lobbies of the Bristol Public Library and the Manross Memorial Library. Nearly new books for readers of all ages, movies and CDs, including many holiday-themed and gift-quality items, will be available for purchase at reasonable prices whenever the libraries are open. The sale will allow shoppers to stock up on winter reading material as well as holiday gifts, and the proceeds will help fund reading programs for children, young adults, and adults at both Bristol libraries.

Join us on 12/19 for Lunch & a Movie at BPL!

hundred foot journey-001Warm up with a special Lunch Hour Soup & Movie showing of The Hundred Foot Journey, based on the book by Richard C. Morais, on Friday, December 19 at 12:30 PM.  Bring your lunch. The library will provide soup & coffee.   There is no charge for this program, but registration is required.  For more information, or to register, please visit the library,  or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Bristol Public Library is located at 5 High Street in Bristol, CT.  Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

Doctor Who Holiday Social

Attention geeks & Time Lords! Bristol Public Library will present a  Doctor Who Holiday Social leading up to the broadcast release of the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special. Join fellow Who-vians on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 PM for some hot cocoa and gingerbread companions, while enjoying a past Christmas Special chosen by a poll of our patrons on Facebook.  Win a trimmed Doctor Who Christmas tree or a copy of Doctor Who–The Official Annual 2015!

No charge. Please register at the library or by calling (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Refreshments courtesy of the dalekxmasFriends of the Bristol Public Library.  Program geared for adults, aged 18+.  Who-vian garb optional!  Don’t forget to find us on Facebook & vote for the Christmas episode you want to see at the social!


The Library Winter Newsletter is Now Available!

The Winter issue of Connections, the adult services newsletter of our Bristol libraries is now available! Get it at BPL or Manross Library, on our website or subscribe by email, to find out what’s going on at our Bristol libraries this winter–New programs, new services, new upgrades.  All you need is your library card!

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How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

On Thursday, November 20, at 6:30 PM, Michael Alimo (CRPC, CLU, ChFEBC) and David Wayner (LTC Partnership Cert. CT, NY, NJ) will present a workshop, Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits, at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol.  The workshop will include common mistakes, how benefits are calculate and how to increase them, and special strategies for different family situations.   There is no charge for this program, but registration is required.  For more information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of Bristol Public Library.