Join us for Authors Next Door @ BPL!

On Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, will host ”Authors Next Door,” A local author fair in honor of National Library Week.  The program will include meeting and supporting local independent authors, door  prizes, book tables, book signings, and short reading and talks from our authors throughout the evening. Stop in anytime between 7 and 9 PM. Featured authors include: Janet Barrett, Patti Brooks, Steven Bachleda, Frank DeFrancesco, Roberta Dolan, Michael Dooling, Joe Hurley, Dawn Leger, Salvatore LoGiudice, Latoya McPherson, Chuck Miceli, Janina Nawarskas, Jerry Rasmussen, Chuck Radda & Javier Robayo. There is no charge for this event. Information: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

Spots Still Available for Boston Tea Party Bus Trip!

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Bristol Public Library is sponsoring a  ”Boston Tea Party” bus trip.  The bus will leave from Bristol Commons at 8:00 AM and is scheduled to return by 6:30 PM. The $101.00 ($100.00 for seniors) charge includes bus transportation & driver gratuity, guided living history tour of the Meeting House and Tea Party Ships, admission to the Boston Tea Party Museum, and Italian lunch at Maggione’s Restaurant.  There will also be time to explore Boston’s Italian North End neighborhood.  Registration is now open. Seating is limited.  Payment is due within three days of registration.  Checks payable to “Friendship Tours.” For more information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  All are Welcome.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day @ BPL!

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM: Award-winning recording artist Roger Ticknell performs Irish favorites for St. Patrick’s Day for a special afternoon “Irish Coffee” House at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street in Bristol, CT.  Light Irish-themed refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.  No charge, but please register at the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies During the Civil War

Matthew Bartlett (author of The Gettysburg Chronicle) and Jenn Bartlett will present For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies During the Civil War at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT, on Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 PM.  The program tells the stories of 4 women spies (2 Union and 2 Confederate) who risked all for the sake of their country.   There will also be a reenactment of an encounter between a Pinkerton agent and one of the spies mentioned in the program.   No Charge. Please Register at BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

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