Postponed: Unbroken Lunch & Movie Program Scheduled for 12/30/2014

The library Lunch & Movie excursion, to see the movie  Unbroken, scheduled for 12/30/2014 has been postponed due concerns with the  mixed reviews received by the film.  The library has decided to wait until the more information is available concerning the actual character of the film before making a decision to either re-schedule the trip to the theater or show the film at the library at some future date.  For more information contact the Programming/Public Relations Manager at (860) 584-7787 x 2007.

Dabbawalla Social @ BPL in January

Bristol Public Library, 5  High Street, in Bristol, will host an Indian ”Dabbawalla” Social, on Tuesday, January 27 at 1:00 PM.  Join us for fellowship, sampling Indian foods, and learning about the famous Dabbawallas of Mumbai. No charge. Please register at the library or by calling (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Win a stainless-steel Indian-Tiffin lunchbox!dabbawalla-001

AARP Tax Aide begins February 3rd.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.

AARP Tax Aide is available Tuesdays from February 3, 2015 to April 14, 2015.  The Tax Aide Program begins at 11:00 AM on the lower level at BPL.  There are no advanced appointments.  Patrons may sign-in on a first-come-first-served-basis until that day’s session is full.  Whether a session is full will be up to the AARP volunteers to decide. The program period ends at 3:00 PM.  Questions and concerns about AARP Tax Aide should be addressed to AARP.  Tax Aide is not a library program and library staff cannot assist you.  You must bring a government issued ID and all necessary paperwork with you!

For more information: 888-OUR-AARP,


CT Fastrak Open House @ BPL


Thursday, January 22, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. No charge. Meeting Rooms: 1 & 2 on the Lower Level @ BPL.

Come learn more about Connecticut’s new bus rapid transit system.
Find out about:
• Planning your trip • Exploring new routes
• Buying tickets • Connecting to other bus routes
A new CTfastrak bus, ticket vending machine and online trip planner will be
available at each open house for hands-on demonstrations.