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.

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!