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


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).