2016 Author Luncheon with Stewart O’Nan Tickets on Sale April 1st!

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). InformatioAAA3n: Call Bristol Public Library at (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

The Friends of the Library 2016 Annual Book Sale Dates Announced

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library 2016 Annual Book Sale Schedule:

Wednesday, February 24  3:00 PM to 7:00 PM  ($5.00 Preview Night admission)

Thursday, February 25  9:00 AM to 7:00 PM  (No admission fee)

Friday, February 26  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM  (No admission fee)

Saturday, February 27  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM  (No admission Fee)

Sunday, February 28  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ($5.00 Bag Sale)

The sale  includes thousands  of gently used hard & soft cover books, audio books, movies & CDs, fiction & non-fiction, vintage items & collectibles.

The book sale  is held in the lower level meeting rooms and Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT.  All proceeds  benefit the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

Friends of the Library Summer Mini-Book Sales Coming in June!

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold a used book mini-sale on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 in the lower level of the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. The sale hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Friday and 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, with an adult fiction half-price sale on Saturday from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. The sale features 2,000 gently used fiction and non-fiction books for children, teens and adults, priced at $1.00 and $2.00, and a large selection of specially priced books at a slightly higher cost.

The Friends are also holding an ongoing mini-sale at the Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, Forestville, starting on June 8 and running until the end of the month. This sale features hardcover and softcover books for readers of all ages, and the books can be purchased whenever the library is open.

Both sales will allow shoppers to stock up on summer reading material, and the proceeds will help fund mini-grants for children, young adult, and adult programs at both Bristol libraries.

Friends of the Library Holiday Mini-Book Sale Begins December 1st. at Both Bristol Libraries

2014 Holiday Mini Book Sale The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold a Holiday Mini-Sale beginning on Monday, December 1st in the lobbies of the Bristol Public Library and the Manross Memorial Library. Nearly new books for readers of all ages, movies and CDs, including many holiday-themed and gift-quality items, will be available for purchase at reasonable prices whenever the libraries are open. The sale will allow shoppers to stock up on winter reading material as well as holiday gifts, and the proceeds will help fund reading programs for children, young adults, and adults at both Bristol libraries.

An Easy Way to Support Your Library!

The Friends of Bristol Library are now able to receive 0.5% of what you spend on Amazon.com  with no extra cost to you!  If you are interested, please  go to http://www.smile.amazon.com/ and sign in as you always do – then click on The Friends of the Bristol Library when asked to pick a charity.  You will only have to do this one time but you will need to go to http://www.smile.amazon.com/ each time you shop.  (There are a million charities registered already.)  The Friends have already arranged to have our portion of the sales sent directly to us.   How easy is that!!