Saturday Hours at the Bristol History Room

In addition to its regular hours, the Bristol Public Library’s local history room will be open from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 10. Visitors will receive a 24k Gold-plated Bristol Public Library centennial ornament (made by Michael’s Jewelers), while supplies last. The collection includes: books, pictures and postcards, city directories, yearbooks, maps, diaries, church and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death, and marriage indexes. There are also many historical photographs on display, including a wall devoted to Lake Compounce, along with local clocks, Civil War photographs and other items of interest. No Charge. Information: (860) 584-7787 x 2017.

The Bristol History Room is a collection of the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT.


Friends’ Holiday Mini-Sale Dates Announced

2016 Holiday Mini-Sale

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold a Holiday Mini-Sale from Monday, November 28 to Wednesday, December 28 in the lobbies of the Bristol Public Library and the Manross Memorial Library. Items will be available for purchase whenever the libraries are open.

The sale features nearly-new, gift-quality books for readers of all ages, a large selection of children’s picture books, movies, CDs, and other holiday-themed items. New items will be added frequently throughout the run of the sale.

This annual event allows shoppers to stock up on reasonably priced winter reading material and holiday gifts, and the proceeds will help the Friends fund reading programs and other activities at both Bristol libraries.

Afternoon Movie: Genuis (2016) December 27th @ BPL

 The story of American writer Thomas Wolfe and his connections with publisher Maxwell Perkins, who also published works by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Based on the 1978 National Book Award-winner Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by  A. Scott Berg.  Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman.  PG-13.