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.
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.
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!
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!
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.