THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE THEATER NOT SCHEDULING IT AT THIS TIME……..
Please join us Wednesday, November 13th at 1:30 PM, for a discussion of “The Book Thief,” Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. No registration is required for the discussion, which will take place in Meeting Room 1 on the lower level of the Main Library. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library and the F.N. Manross Memorial Library.
Then, on Saturday, November 16th, we will attend a showing of the film “The Book Thief” at AMC Loew’s, 220 New Britain Avenue, in Plainville; followed by lunch at the Imperial Buffet. Please call to find out what time the group will meet in the lobby of Loew’s Cinema before the movie, and to ‘register’ for the lunch. Participants pay the cost of admission and lunch. All are welcome.
For the movie time, more information, or to register, call or visit either the Main Library, located at 5 High Street in Bristol (ph: 860.584.7787 ext. 2023); or the F.N. Manross Memorial Library, located at 260 Central Street in Forestville (ph: 860.584.7790).
Do you know that one of the very best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books? Reading to and with your child helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide solid foundations that are key to school success. For that reason, the Bristol Public Library is beginning a new free program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
Please visit us in the children’s department to register your infant, toddler, or preschooler (up to 5 years and not-yet-enrolled in kindergarten) and receive a book bag and logs to help you keep track of your reading. Once you’re signed up, check in with us to receive special rewards for every one hundred books read. Upon completion of reading 1,000 books, your child will receive a special book, a reading diploma, a picture on the “Reader’s Hall of Fame”, a special letter to the principal of his/her new school, and more. This is a great way for your child to begin his/her academic career as a star reader!
This program is possible thanks to the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, who have lovingly sponsored us in our new endeavor.
The fall session of Story Times and Reading Clubs begins in just one week! We have programs for children of all ages from infants through fifth grade. Please join us as often as you like for stories, songs, crafts, movies and activities. Our first day of story time is Monday, October 7.
Banned Books Week is an annual event highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans not to take this democratic freedom for granted. To learn more about Banned Books Week, visit ala.org/bbooks.
To commemorate Banned Books Week, Bristol Public Library is hosting two events:
Scandalous Cinema September 23-26 & 28 at 2 pm, we will be showing films based on banned or challenged books. Click here for the complete schedule. Free snacks provided by Price Chopper.
Guess the banned or challenged book! Win a fabulous Banned Books Week tote and a $15 Starbucks gift card. From September 23-30 come in to the High Street library and read the clues given for three books that have been challenged or banned. Fill out an entry form with the title of one of the books, your name, and your phone number. Then place your entry form in the box. The winner will be drawn on October 1. Gift card supplied by our Friends.
We’ll soon be changing how we manage our WiFi, which will mean some changes to your WiFi experience:
- You will need your valid library card number and CASSIE password to sign on to the libraries’ WiFi.
- You will (finally!) be able to print from your laptop to the libraries’ printers.
If you have questions, please contact Chris, the computer lab instructor, @ 860-584-7787 x2030