Autumn Pie Social @ Manross Library!

Celebrate the fall season! Our Pie Social is a fun opportunity for adults to visit around America’s favorite comfort food. Take a pie trivia quiz and learn about the history of pie. We’ll sample various brands of apple pie and select a winner. If you’d like, bring a copy of your favorite pie recipe to share in our “quick cookbook.” Warm mulled cider, coffee and pies will be served. Free. Pies provided by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Please register in advance.2015.09.21AutumnPieSocialJPeg


OneClick Upgrade August 25th

Tuesday, August 25, Recorded Books will perform an upgrade to the OneClickdigital service. This update will begin at 11:00 p.m. EST and will last approximately 2 hours. During this time, the service will be unavailable and neither eAudios nor eBooks will be available for search, checkout, hold, or download. Instead, a maintenance notification will appear on the OneClickdigital site during the downtime.

Even More Salem Press Resources in Paper & Digital

Salem Press Critical Insights Alice Walker volume cover artWe’re pleased to announce we have added added EVEN MORE NEW RESOURCES to our print and online Salem Press collection — 15 more volumes in the Critical Insights series! These volumes circulate, so you may take them home and read them at your leisure. Digital editions can be accessed 24/7 from our Research & Information page with your valid Bristol library card.

New Critical Insights volumes added:

  • The Awakening
  • James Baldwin
  • The Bell Jar
  • Charles Dickens
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Robert Frost
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • I know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Little Women
  • Jack London
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Alice Walker

New Salem Press Resources in Paper & Digital!

Salem Press Critical Insights LGBTQ Literature cover art with rainbow flagWe’re pleased to announce we have added 20 new resources to our online and print Salem Press collection. If you prefer print, physical editions are shelved in our Reference collection. Digital editions are available 24/7 from our Research & Information page with your valid Bristol library card.

What we’ve added:

Ancient Creatures

Contemporary Biographies:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Critical Insights:

  • The American Comic Book
  • The American Dream
  • American Road Literature
  • The American Thriller
  • Crime & Detective Fiction
  • LGBTQ Literature
  • Magical Realism
  • The Slave Narrative
  • Virginia Woolf & 20th Century Women Writers

Critical Surveys:

  • Critical Survey of Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Novelists with Feminist Themes
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Science Fiction Novelists
  • Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythology

Earth Science:

  • Earth Materials & Resources, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Earth’s Weather, Water, & Atmosphere, Volumes 1 & 2

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Volumes 1-4
Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society, Volumes 1-3

New Downloadable Magazine Titles Available at the Library!

Logo for Zinio,  a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazinesWe’ve added several new titles to the downloadable magazines! Download them from anywhere through Zinio & keep them as long as you want! To get started click on the Zinio button on our site,, or go directly to You MUST have a valid Bristol library card to access Zinio. As of July 1st available titles include:
30 Minute Dinners
American Patchwork & Quilting
Better Homes & Gardens
Country Living
Do It Yourself
Dr Oz the Good Life
ESPN the Magazine
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Family Circle
Food Network Magazine
Good Housekeeping
HGTV Magazine
Interweave Crochet
Interweave Knits
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Martha Stewart Living
Men’s Health
National Geographic interactive
O, the Oprah Magazine
PC Magazine
Popular Science
Smithsonian Magazine
Taste of Home
Vanity Fair
Weight Watchers
Women’s Health

Unfortunately, Rolling Stone and US Weekly have ended their relationship with Zinio. Back issues and any issues you may have added to your personal collection WILL remain accessible to you, but new issues will not appear.