Thank You CThumanities!

CThumanities (formerly the Connecticut Humanities Council) has announced that they have agreed to sponsor a major portion of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library 2016 Author Luncheon!  CtHumanities will be sponsoring the event by means of a CThumanities Quick Grant. The Quick Grant will pay for the author’s honorarium and travel among other expenses.  CThumanites joins The DoubleTree by Hilton as major sponsors of the Luncheon, which will feature best-selling author Stewart O’Nan on July 14th.  Tickets, which include a plated lunch at the authorflier DoubleTree, are $28.00.  Tickets are available at Bristol Public Library, Manross Memorial Library in Forestville and through the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. For information visit or call the library at: (860) 584-7787 x 2023 (BPL) or (860) 584-7790 (Manross).  Get your  tickets before they are gone!

Armed Forces Day Program: Fire on the Mountain

The library is pleased to observe Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 PM, with a special showing of the 1996 documentary film Fire on the Mountain, about the exploits of the Tenth Mountain Division, an elite group of mountain soldiers who fought decisive battles in the Italian Alps during World War II. The film also keeps up with some well-known alumni from the Tenth. There will be a display of memorabilia and short presentation before the film. Special Guest: WWII Tenth Mountain Division veteran, and Bristol “Hometown Hero,” Tony Sileo.  Bristol Public Library, 5 high Street, Bristol, CT.

No charge. Please RSVP at the library or by calling: (860) 584-7787 x 2023 


Cupcakes and Coloring @ BPL

“C” is for  Cupcakes and Coloring on May 14 @ 1:00 PM. Join us for an afternoon of social time featuring treats to eat, peaceful music and an adventure in coloring. All coloring materials provided or feel free to bring your own!  No charge. Please RSVP at the library or by calling:  (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT.

Afternoon Movie @ BPL: Testament of Youth

Ontestament of youth Wednesday, May 11 @ 1:00 PM, the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT, will present the movie Testament of Youth, starring Emily Watson, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington and Taron Egerton ( PG-13, 2015, UK). A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I – a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times (IMDb. No charge. Light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Please RSVP at BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.