F. N. Manross Memorial Library

The F. N. Manross Memorial Library is the Forestville branch of the Bristol Public Library.

The Manross Library offers materials, programs & resources to users in Forestville and the Greater Bristol area. Manross Library has also become a hub for the homeschooling community in the region.

Upcoming Events

Event Date/Time

Friends of the Library Quarterly Meeting

Manross Room
04/24/2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Children's Yoga at Manross Library

Manross Room
04/26/2014
9:30 am - 10:15 am

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs at Manross Library

Manross Library Children’s Area
04/26/2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Teen Afternoon Movies at Manross Library

Manross Room
05/1/2014
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Arm Knitting for Teens (and their moms) at Manross Library

Manross Room
05/3/2014
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Books & Bagels at Manross Library

Manross Room
05/8/2014
10:30 am

Drop-in Games for Teens at Manross Library

Manross Library Reading Area
05/9/2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Very Hungry Caterpillar Mother's Day Tea at Manross Library

Manross Library Children’s Area
05/10/2014
10:00 am

The Fault in Our Stars Party for Teens at Manross Library

Manross Room
05/31/2014
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Teen Afternoon Movies at Manross Library

Manross Room
06/5/2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Recent Manross News

  • Jolly Beggars Coming to Manross Library March 22nd!  The Manross Memorial Library will present an afternoon of Irish music with the Jolly Beggars on Saturday, March 22nd. at 1:00 PM , in the Manross Room.   Irish-themed refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.  There is no charge. Registration is required.  To register, visit the Manross Library or call: (860) 584-7790.  
  • Irish Music for St. Patrick’s Day! The Bristol Public Libraries will each present a St. Patrick’s Day music program this March.  The Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, in Forestville, will present an afternoon of Irish music with the Jolly Beggars on Saturday, March 22nd. at 1:00 PM , in the Manross Room.  Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, will host an evening program with Kerry Boys Trio on Wednesday, March 12th. ...
  • Thur., Feb. 13: Manross Library Closed Due to Storm
  • Rotary Meeting Rescheduled Due to Storm The meeting that was to take place at the Manross Memorial Library in Forestville, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, has been rescheduled for the same time (and location) on Thursday, March 13. For more information, please contact Jackie Majerus-Collins at 860-655-8188.
  • Bristol Schools open LATE…no A.M. story times! Bristol Schools have a LATE opening today…Thursday, February 6, 2014…so there are NO morning story times! We will see you next week! There will be afternoon story times and reading clubs today! Let’s make sure that everybody gets to SCHOOL safely!
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Portrait of Frederick N Manross

Frederick N. Manross

The Manross Library was established on December 31, 1949, as the gift of Arthur N. Manross, who donated the former homestead of his father, Frederick N. Manross to the City of Bristol. The house was donated to replace the former home of the Forestville Library when the land it occupied was sold in 1947. The new library site, a two-story structure built in 1899, was dedicated as the F. N. Manross Library. The original building stood at the corner of Central and Garden Streets on what is now the front lawn of the current library building erected in 1975.

 

Portrait of Arthur N. Manross

Arthur N. Manross

The Manross Library is an active neighborhood library offering materials, programs & resources to users in Forestville and the Greater Bristol area. As a community library Manross Library offers Notary Public services and extensive programming for both adults and children. Manross Library has also become a hub for the homeschooling community in the region. Manross library added an elevator in 2012, is ADA compliant, and is accessible for the whole community.

 


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