For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies During the Civil War

Matthew Bartlett (author of The Gettysburg Chronicle) and Jenn Bartlett will present For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies During the Civil War at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT, on Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 PM.  The program tells the stories of 4 women spies (2 Union and 2 Confederate) who risked all for the sake of their country.   There will also be a reenactment of an encounter between a Pinkerton agent and one of the spies mentioned in the program.   No Charge. Please Register at BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.


WOWbrary! Sign up now!

Bristol Public Library is pleased to announce the latest offering to our patrons—-Wowbrary! This is a weekly email alert that showcases the library’s newest items  from every department including Manross Library.Email alerts go out  every Saturday to everyone who subscribes. Subscribers will be among the first to know about new arrivals an’d when they see something of interest’ they will be able to click instantly and place a hold!  Of course this new service is free and we encourage patrons to take advantage of it! Sign up on the library homepage or  by clicking on the Wowbrary link above!  Information on library programs  is included too!

Dabbawalla Social @ BPL in January

Bristol Public Library, 5  High Street, in Bristol, will host an Indian ”Dabbawalla” Social, on Tuesday, January 27 at 1:00 PM.  Join us for fellowship, sampling Indian foods, and learning about the famous Dabbawallas of Mumbai. No charge. Please register at the library or by calling (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Win a stainless-steel Indian-Tiffin lunchbox!dabbawalla-001

AARP Tax Aide begins February 3rd.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.

AARP Tax Aide is available Tuesdays from February 3, 2015 to April 14, 2015.  The Tax Aide Program begins at 11:00 AM on the lower level at BPL.  There are no advanced appointments.  Patrons may sign-in on a first-come-first-served-basis until that day’s session is full.  Whether a session is full will be up to the AARP volunteers to decide. The program period ends at 3:00 PM.  Questions and concerns about AARP Tax Aide should be addressed to AARP.  Tax Aide is not a library program and library staff cannot assist you.  You must bring a government issued ID and all necessary paperwork with you!

For more information: 888-OUR-AARP,