Books & Bagels at Manross Library

On Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., Manross Library presents: BOOKS & BAGELS. Join us for an informal review of new books at the library. Manross Library staff member Verna will give the review and have books available to check out. For more information or to register, please visit or call the Manross Library at 860-584-7790. Coffee and refreshments will be served, courtesy of the FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY. FREE. 2016.03.03Books&Bagels

Thank You CThumanities!

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 authorflier 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!

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). Information:  Call Bristol Public Library at (860) 584-7787 x 2023 or Manross Library at (860) 584-7790.authorflier 

Comic Plus for Libraries is Here!

Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Samuel J. Goodsell Bequest, we recently added Comics Plus: Library Edition to our pantheon of digital resources. Comics Plus allows you to read over 10,000 digital graphic novels, comic books, and manga on your pc, tablet, smartphone, gaming system, or any web-connected device.

Available genres include fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, memoir, biographies, classical literature, mystery, horror, fantasy, romance, and, of course, superheroes. New publishers are added all the time, and Comics Plus typically adds at least 100+ new titles every week!

Go to Comics Plus: Library Edition and click on Get Started to activate your account. Check out titles you like and find your checkouts in the My Comics section. A banner on the cover tells you how many days you have left to read the title. When the seven days are completed, the book is automatically returned.

Comics Plus titles cannot be downloaded, but they can be read online. Comics and graphic novels cannot be returned early. You can check out up to 25 titles at a time for a 7-day period.

Comics Plus for Libraries