Adult Summer Reading Program starts June 25th!

The 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program begins at Bristol Public Library & Manross Memorial Library, on June 25th! From June 25, through August 15 adults patrons who check out library materials will have the opportunity to receive a raffle slip to win gift cards from a variety of local businesses.  Prize drawings will be held August 15 after 12:00 PM & winners will be notified the following week. Raffle slips will also be awarded to all patrons attending adult SRP events.  1 raffle slip per check out (not per item) & patrons must  have a valid library card from a Connecticut  public library.  There are also a wide variety of summer activities for adults at the libraries this summer–including  music, movies, book discussions, author visits and dramatic presentations. Something  for everyone!

Libraries Closed Memorial Day Weekend

The Bristol Public Library & the Manross Memorial Library will be closed Saturday May 24, Sunday May, 25 & Monday May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day.  The Bristol Public Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:30 AM and the  Manross Memorial Library will re-open Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00 AM.

Stafford Creations Art Display at Bristol Public Library

During the month of April, Bristol Public Library,  5 High Street, in Bristol, is hosting an exhibit of artworks and handcrafted goods by Bristol natives Bob and Cindy Stafford.  Bob and Cindy, who have been creating their art for over thirty years, are the  co-owners  of Stafford Creations.  Inspired mostly by nature, Bob gathers and dries his own wood for carving, often after storms, and uses any variety nature may give him. He uses wood from pine, to fruit woods, to hardwoods, while Cindy is the painter of their creations and of her own works as well..She uses Acrylics for woodcarvings and gouache and watercolor for her own  paintings. The display at Bristol Public Library features the both carved pieces and watercolor and is built around the theme of Spring.  for more information about the display, visit the Bristol Public Library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  For more information about Stafford Creations, contact Cindy at staffordcreations@yahoo.com.003