CThumanities (formerly the Connecticut Humanities Council) has announced that they have agreed to sponsor a major portion of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library 2016 Author Luncheon! CtHumanities will be sponsoring the event by means of a CThumanities Quick Grant. The Quick Grant will pay for the author’s honorarium and travel among other expenses. CThumanites joins The DoubleTree by Hilton as major sponsors of the Luncheon, which will feature best-selling author Stewart O’Nan on July 14th. Tickets, which include a plated lunch at the DoubleTree, are $28.00. Tickets are available at Bristol Public Library, Manross Memorial Library in Forestville and through the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. For information visit or call the library at: (860) 584-7787 x 2023 (BPL) or (860) 584-7790 (Manross). Get your tickets before they are gone!
Tickets for the 2016 Friends of the Bristol Public Library Author Luncheon go on sale on April 1st. The Friends of the Bristol Public Library invite you to a community Author Luncheon with best-selling author Stewart O’Nan, Thursday, July 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Drive, Bristol, CT. Stewart O’Nan will discuss how he came to write three books set in Connecticut (Night Country, Circus Fire and Last Night at the Lobster) and how area libraries were of help to him. Stewart will also read from his national best-selling novel, Last Night at the Lobster, based on true events in Bristol and the local area. Doors open @ 11:30 AM. Ticket includes a plated lunch and the author’s presentation, followed by Q & A and book signing. Ticket price: $28.00. Tickets may be purchased at Bristol Public Library (5 High Street in Bristol) and Manross Memorial Library (260 Central Street in Forestville). Information: Call Bristol Public Library at (860) 584-7787 x 2023 or Manross Library at (860) 584-7790.
The Bristol Lions Club will be collecting used eye glasses for the Lions SightFirst program at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street in Bristol. There is a SightFirst drop box, where donated eye glasses may be left, on the Lower Level of the library at the foot of the main staircase.
SightFirst helps Lions and their partners address the world’s leading causes of preventable or reversible blindness, as well as provide services to persons who are blind or have low vision. The program focuses on large-scale projects that address cataract, trachoma, river blindness, diabetic retinopathy, and uncorrected refractive error. SightFirst also funds research projects that directly support SightFirst objectives, with an emphasis on projects that seek to better deliver cataract, trachoma and uncorrected refractive error services.
for information contact the
Bristol Lions Club:
|Address:||PO Box 1421
Bristol, CT 06011-0462
|Phone:||860-584-2560 Ev Lyons Membership Chair|
Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Samuel J. Goodsell Bequest, we recently added Comics Plus: Library Edition to our pantheon of digital resources. Comics Plus allows you to read over 10,000 digital graphic novels, comic books, and manga on your pc, tablet, smartphone, gaming system, or any web-connected device.
Available genres include fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, memoir, biographies, classical literature, mystery, horror, fantasy, romance, and, of course, superheroes. New publishers are added all the time, and Comics Plus typically adds at least 100+ new titles every week!
Go to Comics Plus: Library Edition and click on Get Started to activate your account. Check out titles you like and find your checkouts in the My Comics section. A banner on the cover tells you how many days you have left to read the title. When the seven days are completed, the book is automatically returned.
Comics Plus titles cannot be downloaded, but they can be read online. Comics and graphic novels cannot be returned early. You can check out up to 25 titles at a time for a 7-day period.
We’re pleased to announce the addition of LawDepot, a popular new online legal form service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries, to our collection of digital resources.
With over 10 years of experience, LawDepot has drafted over one million contracts and has helped their clients save half a billion dollars in legal fees. LawDepot provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents. By following a simple step by step process, library patrons will be able to create a large variety of state specific legal forms. After a document has been completed, users will have the option to print, download or save their form to LawDepot’s secure archive. All LawDepot documents have been developed by an experienced team of in-house lawyers and are regularly updated to ensure accuracy.
Popular forms offered by LawDepot include Bill of Sale, Last Will and Testament, Lease Agreement, Lease Notices, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreement, Promissory Note, Release Agreement, Sales Agreement, Service Agreement and hundreds more.
Go to LawDepot and click on Browse Documents to activate your account.