Music for all Ages at Manross Library!

Willie Was Different and Other Musical Tales

At 2:00 PM on Saturday October 25, the Manross Library will present “Willie Was Different and Other Musical Tales,” a free concert for music lovers of all ages.

The heart of the program features four musicians performing a composition based on the children’s story by Norman Rockwell. Music and narration bring to life the tale of Willie the wood thrush, who has a special talent for beautiful improvisations on his native birdsong. Other chamber, classical, and whimsical arrangements round out this delightful performance by Tracy Norkun, flute; Andrew Raibeck, clarinet; Karla Lee, bassoon; and Jean Degan, piano.

This concert, complete with light refreshments, has been made possible by a generous grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Please visit the library or call 860.584.7790 to register.

Popular Music of the Gaslight Era @ BPL

Gaslight Top 40! (1890-1920)

1:30 PM  Thursday  August 14 @ BPL &

 6:30 PM  Thursday  August 14 @ Manross Library

Pianist John Root will perform a diverse repertoire of musical styles from the turn of the previous century.   John sings and plays authentic piano arrangements of songs composed during these three decades as they were originally performed.  Everyone is invited to sing along with familiar selections!

Adult Summer Reading Program starts June 25th!

The 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program begins at Bristol Public Library & Manross Memorial Library, on June 25th! From June 25, through August 15 adults patrons who check out library materials will have the opportunity to receive a raffle slip to win gift cards from a variety of local businesses.  Prize drawings will be held August 15 after 12:00 PM & winners will be notified the following week. Raffle slips will also be awarded to all patrons attending adult SRP events.  1 raffle slip per check out (not per item) & patrons must  have a valid library card from a Connecticut  public library.  There are also a wide variety of summer activities for adults at the libraries this summer–including  music, movies, book discussions, author visits and dramatic presentations. Something  for everyone!

Libraries Closed Memorial Day Weekend

The Bristol Public Library & the Manross Memorial Library will be closed Saturday May 24, Sunday May, 25 & Monday May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day.  The Bristol Public Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:30 AM and the  Manross Memorial Library will re-open Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00 AM.

Jolly Beggars Coming to Manross Library March 22nd!

 The Manross Memorial Library will present an afternoon of Irish music with the Jolly Beggars on Saturday, March 22nd. at 1:00 PM , in the Manross Room.   Irish-themed refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.  There is no charge. Registration is required.  To register, visit the Manross Library or call: (860) 584-7790.