Calling all Trek fans! On Thursday, July 21 @ 6:30 PM, Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, @ 6:30 PM. presents Beam Me Up! 50 Years of Star Trek with Clive Young– a fast-paced multimedia program celebrating Star Trek from 1966 to the present day. Designed for both new and old fans alike, the program explores Roddenberry’s inspirations for the characters, stories and settings in the original series, and follows the backstage drama behind its many incarnations over the years. Finally, the program examines the legacy of the Star Trek franchise today and its on-going impact on pop culture.Using video and PowerPoint, the program features thrilling action, amusing trivia, and much more! No Charge. Please RSVP @ BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Public Library.
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 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.
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.