Spots Still Available for Boston Tea Party Bus Trip!

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Bristol Public Library is sponsoring a  ”Boston Tea Party” bus trip.  The bus will leave from Bristol Commons at 8:00 AM and is scheduled to return by 6:30 PM. The $101.00 ($100.00 for seniors) charge includes bus transportation & driver gratuity, guided living history tour of the Meeting House and Tea Party Ships, admission to the Boston Tea Party Museum, and Italian lunch at Maggione’s Restaurant.  There will also be time to explore Boston’s Italian North End neighborhood.  Registration is now open. Seating is limited.  Payment is due within three days of registration.  Checks payable to “Friendship Tours.” For more information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  All are Welcome.

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.

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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.