Downton Abbey returns to BPL in April!

On Saturday,  April 26 at  2:00 p.m., the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT, invites you to attend a Downton Abbey Two O’Clock Tea in the Reading Room. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of The Bristol Public Library.  Period dress encouraged, but not required. There is no charge for this program, But registration is required.  For information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023. 

Irish Music for St. Patrick’s Day!

The Bristol Public Libraries will each present a St. Patrick’s Day music program this March.  The Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, in Forestville, will present an afternoon of Irish music with the Jolly Beggars on Saturday, March 22nd. at 1:00 PM , in the Manross Room.  Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, will host an evening program with Kerry Boys Trio on Wednesday, March 12th. at 6:30 PM (Meeting Rooms 1 & 2).  Irish-themed refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.  There is no charge for these events. Registration is required.  To register, visit the libraries, or call: (860) 584-7790 (Manross) or (860) 584-7787 x 2023 (Bristol Public Library).


Today’s Connecticut AARP Tax-Aide session is CANCELLED due to snow. Please join us next Tuesday, 2/25, from 12-4.

AARP Tax-Aide is available at Bristol Public Library on Tuesdays from 12-4 PM, February 11 through April 15.  The service starts at 12 PM, but please come EARLY to sign-in and reserve your spot as appointments are first-come-first-served, and spots are limited.

AARP Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance for senior citizens, disabled citizens and low-income citizens.  More information on eligibility requirements may be found at: or 1-888-227-7669.