Red Cross Blood Drive Moved to Library

The Red Cross Blood Drive scheduled for Friday, August 21st at Bristol Hospital          has been moved to the Lower Level of the Bristol Public Library. The Blood Drive will begin at 8:30 AM, and end at 1:30 PM, on Friday August 21, 2015.  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.  For more information or to make an appointment please call: 1-800-REDCROSS or go online to


Bristol’s New Quick Flicks

Bristol’s Quick Flicks is a fast and easy way to view the latest movies!   Popular new DVD releases are now available on a first-come, first-served basis, to be charged out for a 7-day loan period with no renewals or holds.  Adult Cards only. Limit of 2 per person present at the time of checkout.  Overdue Fee: $1.00 per day. Quick Flicks must be returned directly to Bristol Public Library.

Special Mum Fest Edition of the Library Coffee house in September w/ Sarah McQuiad

BPL is happy to welcome UK Folk/Jazz Fusion singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid to Bristol for  a special Mum Fest edition of the Library Coffee House, on Thursday, September 24 @ 6:30 PM.  Sarah is  currently on an international tour promoting her new album Walking into White.

Click to Hear “Silver Lining” by Sarah McQuaid

Sponsored by 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. More about Sarah McQuaid:




Retirement Planning Workshop Canceled


On Wednesday, September 9 @ 6:30 PM, Financial planner and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Michael Alimo, of USA Financial & Tax Services, presents a free workshop at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, on how to navigate the retirement planning process, make the best use of your assets and avoid common mistakes.  No charge. To attend, Please RSVP at the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

August 13th: Coffee House & Summer Swing Finale @ BPL

Don’t Forget!


Thursday, August 13th @ 6:00 PM

The Library Coffee House Summer Series  winds up with the Summer Finale featuring the Swing & Jazz music of pianist John Brighenti with Atla DeChamplain (vocals) & Lou Boccierello (bass).  Old-fashioned ice cream floats by Dunphy’s will be served and all adult Summer Reading prizes will be awarded.  RSVP at the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  No charge.  Refreshments courtesy of the  Friends of the Bristol Public Library.