Thanks to the generosity of the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Literacy tutors and students at the Bristol Public Library will have more resources at their disposal. The library is pleased to be one of the 167 recipients of the 2012 Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation grants. The Foundation funds many programs in Thomaston and surrounding communities that seek to better the lives of the people in their communities.
The grant, which totaled just over $1600, has allowed the library to start a core collection of materials that teachers, tutors and students can use in their lessons. The collection is located on the second floor near the Career Center. A list of materials is available at the library.
Canceled due to poor weather conditions.
Please join us next month for lively Book Banter.
About Barbara Kingsolver‘s award-winning novel The Poisonwood Bible.
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in post-colonial Africa. — excerpted from kingsolver.com
Copies of The Poisonwood Bible are available at the Circulation Desk or you may bring your own.
The library computers at the main library AND the Manross branch are down for maintenance Wednesday through Friday.
As the semester begins to draw to a close, your library can be a great research resource for those school projects and papers looming on the horizon! In addition to the great new online learning tools we added to our website this fall, we also want to remind you of our older-but-no-less awesome tools. For example, if you’re a high school or college student, did you know you can research your papers anytime, anywhere with Salem Press Online?
Salem Press Online provides full 24/7 online access to its high quality reference works — search through the databases to access information about milestone documents, great lives and great works, as well as medical treatments and health conditions. (Professor prefers print? Non-circulating print versions of these works can be found in our reference collection during regular library hours).
To access Salem Press Online, visit our website, bristollib.com. Or click the icons shown below. If you are outside the library, you will need to sign in with your valid 14-digit Bristol library card number. Simply click the “remote access” button at the bottom of the Salem Press “Welcome” page, as shown below:
Then enter you library card in the blank:
What’s available to Bristol patrons through Salem Press Online? Lots!
Salem Press Health
- Complementary & Alternative Medicine
- Infectious Diseases & Conditions
- Magill’s Medical Guide
- Psychology and Mental Health
- Salem Health: Cancer
Salem Press History
- Encyclopedia of American Immigration
- Great Athletes
- Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453
- Great Events from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
- Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions
- Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e.
- Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages
- Great Lives from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
- Milestone Documents in African American History
- Milestone Documents in World History
- Milestone Documents of American Leaders
- Musicians and Composers of the Twentieth Century
- Survey of American Industry & Careers
- The Twenties in America
- The Thirties in America
- The Forties in America
- The Fifties in America
- The Sixties in America
- The Seventies in America
Salem Press Literature
- Critical Insights: John Steinbeck
- Critical Insights: Mark Twain
- Critical Insights: Stephen King
- Critical Insights: The Catcher in the Rye
- Critical Insights: The Great Gatsby
- Critical Insights: The Red Badge of Courage
- Critical Insights: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
- Critical Insights: To Kill a Mockingbird
- Critical Survey of Long Fiction
- Critical Survey of Poetry: American Poets
- Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets
- Critical Survey of Poetry: European Poets
- Critical Survey of Poetry: World Poets
- Critical Survey of Poetry: Topical Essays
- Critical Survey of Poetry: Cumulative Indexes
- Critical Survey of Short Fiction: American Writers
- Critical Survey of Short Fiction: British, Irish & Commonwealth Writers
- Critical Survey of Short Fiction: European Writers
- Critical Survey of Short Fiction: World Writers
- Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Topical Essays
- Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Cumulative Indexes
Salem Press Science
- Applied Science
- Earth Science: Earth’s Surface and History
- Earth Science: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
- Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Revised Edition
- Encyclopedia of Global Warming
- The Solar System
Questions? Concerns? Confusion? Contact us at 860-584-7787 x2017.
We get many calls for car repair manuals, so we know some of you are trying to save money by servicing or repairing your own vehicles. We want to remind you that Auto Repair Reference Center is a free online service accessible with your valid 14-digit Bristol Library card that gives you access to information on tens of thousands of vehicles from 1954 to present — everything from drawings and step-by-step photographs to technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer to wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing and maintenance schedules.
To access Auto Repair Reference Center just visit our Reference services page and click on ARRC icon. (If you access the database from outside the library, you will be prompted for your Bristol library card number). Then choose the year, make, and model of the vehicle you are interested in (for example: 2000, Dodge, Neon).