We’re pleased to say the Computer Lab has been reopened under the guidance of our new Computer Lab Instructor, Chris Soper! Chris previously worked at Manchester Public Library as a Library assistant who specialized in helping the public with computers. He is currently working on his Master’s of Library Science at Southern Connecticut State University.
Chris loves to read and would love to hear your recommendations for great dystopian-type novels. Currently, his favorite books are Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry, and the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
“My goal as the Computer Lab Instructor is to provide new, fun and educational programs to the public. My hope is for people to learn about the advantages of technology and how it can help you with your technological needs. I’m very friendly and I don’t bite, so please visit and ask me anything you would like to know about computers or other electronic devices.”
Bristol Public Library and its branch, F.N. Manross Memorial, will be closed Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. The Library and its branch will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 29.
While we’re closed, you may still drop off items in our book drops or use the library catalogs to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. Library databases will also remain accessible with your library card while we’re closed.
The Teen Department is hosting a YA Preview Month during May! We are inviting all 5th graders to participate in any YA programs and activities – this will be their new spot for programming once they are 6th graders!
The Teen Department will be offering a variety of programs throughout May. Be sure to check the activities board in the YA department or the webpage to find out what’s happening. Some programs do require registration so please stop at the YA desk to sign up if your child would like to participate.
We hope to see lots of 5th graders all month long so that they can experience the fabulous programs the Teen Department offers!
In today’s tough economy, Bristol Public Library System offers free resources to help people find jobs and learn new skills. People of all ages and backgrounds borrow materials, gather for book discussions, and bring their children to storytime. By visiting Bristol’s libraries, people come to find their place in this community. Bristol Public Library System helps this community thrive.
And now we need you to keep us thriving! Won’t you join us in the Bristol City Council chambers for our budget hearing at 6 pm on March 19 and show the Council that you support your libraries?
Due to the loss of our computer instructor, who has taken a position elsewhere, the Computer Lab at the Main Library is closed and will remain closed until a new instructor is hired. All classes are cancelled and one-on-one instruction will not be available.
We know many of you will be inconvenienced by the closure of our computer lab. If you are looking for computer instruction, Bristol Adult Continuing Education and the Senior Center both offer classes. Contact Bristol Adult Continuing Education at (860) 584-7865 & the Senior Center at (860) 584-7895.
If you are looking for resume writing or job search strategy workshops, contact the New Britain CT Works Center @ (860) 827-6240 or the Newington Goodwill Career Center at (860) 665-0881.
Scanning services are available at Staples on Route 6/Farmington Avenue.