Saturday Hours for the Bristol History Room this Fall!

The Bristol History Room, which houses the local history collection of the Bristol Public Library, will be open monthly on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30 AM on the following dates: September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 13.  The Bristol History Room collection includes books about Bristol, pictures and postcards, maps, diaries, church and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death and marriage indexes, city directories and yearbooks. There are nearly a hundred historic images of Bristol on permanent display in the local history room and temporary exhibits of pictures of Lake Compounce  and objects made at the American Silver Company.  Any questions please contact Jay Manewitz at 860-584-7787 x 2017 or by email: jaymanewitz@ci.bristol.ct.us

MINECRAFT!

The super popular BPL Minecraft Club is back this fall! Mr. Soper & Ms. Mennone are once again guiding club members through non-violent & cooperative adventures in order to complete mining tasks & quest objectives! There will be two five-week sessions this fall  (October 7 –  November 4 & November 18  -  December 16).  Registration begins September 29 (September 30th for those who participated this summer).  To see what the club has been up to so far, check out: www.bplminecraftclub.blogspot.com.

For more information or to register visit the library or call:(860) 584-7787 x 2021.

 

 

On the Job with Rick Spencer!

Bristol Public Library will host an afternoon music program with internationally known American folk musician, historian & staff musician at Mystic Seaport, Rick Spencer, on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 PM. The program entitled On the Job: Historic Songs of American Work and Trades will also include a presentation on the labor movement in America & the modern use of work songs. There is no charge for this event. Register at BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Made possible by CT At Work: A CT Humanities Initiative.

 

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!

BPL, the Friends & the Memorial Military Museum Collaborate to Tell the Story of Bristol Soldiers in WW I

On Monday, August 4, at 1:00 PM, The Bristol Public Library & the Memorial Military Museum will co-sponsor a program entitled: “Bristol Boys in WW I: The Yankee Division & the Battle of Seicheprey.”  The evening will be hosted by Bristol Press Columnist & City Historian, Bob Montgomery and will tell the story of the Bristol soldiers during the first encounter of American and German troops in the First world War.  There will also a presentation and exhibit of original artifacts from the battle and the First World War courtesy of the Memorial Military Museum. The program will be held at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT.  There is no charge  for this program.  Please register at the library or call; (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Made possible in part by a grant  from the Friends of Bristol Public Library.