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.


Event Date/Time

Books & Bagels at Manross

Manross Library Reading Area
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Manross Movie: THE WAY

Manross Room
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Summer Reading Kickoff at MANROSS! Paint Like Picasso

Manross Library Children’s Area
2:00 pm

Annual Manross Pet Parade with Bristol Blues Mascot BB

Children’s Area – Main Library
9:00 am - 10:00 am

YOGA with Miss Heather

Manross Room
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Forestville History

Manross Room
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Manross Movie: THE BIG YEAR

Manross Room
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Touring Connecticut

Manross Room
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sparky's Puppets

Children’s Area – Main Library
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Yummy Smoothies with Jodi/Price Chopper

Manross Room
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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  • Books & Bagels at Manross Library On Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., Manross Library presents: BOOKS & BAGELS. Join us for an informal review of new books at the library. Manross Library staff member Verna will give the review and have books available to check out. For more information or to register, please visit or call the Manross Library ...
  • Thank You CThumanities! CThumanities (formerly the Connecticut Humanities Council) has announced that they have agreed to sponsor a major portion of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library 2016 Author Luncheon!  CtHumanities will be sponsoring the event by means of a CThumanities Quick Grant. The Quick Grant will pay for the author’s honorarium and travel among other expenses.  CThumanites ...
  • 2016 Author Luncheon with Stewart O’Nan Tickets on Sale April 1st! Tickets for the 2016 Friends of the Bristol Public Library Author Luncheon go on sale on April 1st.  The Friends of the Bristol Public Library invite you to a community Author Luncheon with best-selling author Stewart O’Nan, Thursday, July 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Drive, Bristol, CT. Stewart O’Nan will discuss how he ...
  • Comic Plus for Libraries is Here! Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Samuel J. Goodsell Bequest, we recently added Comics Plus: Library Edition to our pantheon of digital resources. Comics Plus allows you to read over 10,000 digital graphic novels, comic books, and manga on your pc, tablet, smartphone, gaming system, or any web-connected device. Available genres include fiction, nonfiction, historical ...
  • LawDepot: Legal Forms in Minutes We’re pleased to announce the addition of LawDepot, a popular new online legal form service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries, to our collection of digital resources. With over 10 years of experience, LawDepot has drafted over one million contracts and has helped their clients save half a billion dollars in legal ...
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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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