Friends of BPL Annual Used Book Sale Dates & Times!

The Friends of Bristol Public Library has announced the hours for the Annual Friends’ Used Book Sale at Bristol Public Library.   The book sale hours will be as follows:

Wednesday, February 25, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Preview Sale–$5.00 admission)
Thursday, February 26, 9:00 AM — 7:00 PM
Friday, February 27, 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 1,  1:00 PM — 3:00 PM ($5.00 Bag Sale).
The book sale offers used hard & soft cover books, CDs, audio books & movies and  is located on the lower  level at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol.  All proceeds benefit our Bristol libraries.  For informaton visit BPL or  call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

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.


WOWbrary! Sign up now!

Bristol Public Library is pleased to announce the latest offering to our patrons—-Wowbrary! This is a weekly email alert that showcases the library’s newest items  from every department including Manross Library.  The first email will go out on Saturday, January 3, 2015 and be delivered every Saturday to anyone who subscribes.Subscribers will be among the first to know about new arrivals and when they see something of interest they will be able to click instantly and place a hold!  Of course this new service is free and we encourage patrons to take advantage of it! Sign up on the library homepage or  by clicking on the Wowbrary link above!
For program information patrons can subscribe to the library newsletter by typing their email into the Library Newsletter box on the homepage and then the clicking “Subscribe” button!