Join us for Reliving the 1940s: Those Were the Days! Rescheduled from January, the program will recall growing up in the time when radio held center stage and the big band sound dominated music. Also, see what amazing things can be learned from the 1940 Census, and how World War II changed everything. There is no charge for this event. Please register in advance by stopping by the Library or calling 860-584-7787 x2023.
Thanks to a grant by the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund, the Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund and the Elizabeth Tyrell Fund for the Arts at the Main Street Community Foundation, The Library Coffee House Series starts off this fall with a blast from the UK with folk-jazz fusion
singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid! Sarah is touring internationally, promoting her new album Walking into White (2015) and will be performing in Bristol at our very own BPL Coffee House ! Welcome Sarah!
More details to come!
More information about Sarah: www.sarahmcquaid.com
Master Scrapbook Artist Gail Straun is hosting a make and take workshop on Thursday, July 23 @ 6:00 PM at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT. Gail will show how to make a beautiful mini-album for photos, Journaling, etc, from an empty Altoids mint box using Graphic 45 Tea Papers & embellishments. Ages 18 & up only. There is an $8.00 materials fee for this program, payable upon arrival. Limited to 10 spots. For more information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023.
The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold a used book mini-sale on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 in the lower level of the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. The sale hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Friday and 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, with an adult fiction half-price sale on Saturday from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. The sale features 2,000 gently used fiction and non-fiction books for children, teens and adults, priced at $1.00 and $2.00, and a large selection of specially priced books at a slightly higher cost.
The Friends are also holding an ongoing mini-sale at the Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, Forestville, starting on June 8 and running until the end of the month. This sale features hardcover and softcover books for readers of all ages, and the books can be purchased whenever the library is open.
Both sales will allow shoppers to stock up on summer reading material, and the proceeds will help fund mini-grants for children, young adult, and adult programs at both Bristol libraries.