Black History Month Program: Clo Pratt & Colonial Connecticut

Join educator and performing artist Tammy Denease on a trip to colonial Connecticut, where you will learn about some of the events that led to freedom for the Colonies through the eyes of freedwoman Clo Pratt. Preceded by a short presentation, or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Co-sponsored by Bristol Public Library and the Bristol Historical Society in honor of Black History Month.clickhere




Friends 2017 Annual Book Sale Schedule Announced!


2017 Annual Used Book Sale!

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library 2017 Annual Used Book Sale schedule has been released:

Preview Night: Wednesday, March 1 3:00 PM–7:00 PM ($5.00 admission)
Thursday, March 2, 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Friday, March 3, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Saturday, March 4 9:00 AM–4:00 PM (Half Price Sale after 12:30 PM)
Sunday, March 5, 1:00–3:00 PM ($5.00 Bag Sale)

Special Exhibit in the Bristol History Room Saturday, February 4th!

Bristol History Room Special Exhibit:  Babylonian (cuneiform) writings on 4,000 year-old clay tablets. The tablets were acquired for the Bristol Public Library in the 1920’s by long-time Director, Mr. Charles Wooding. This will be the first public exhibit  of these ancient tablets in recent times. Translated by Elizabeth E. Payne, former Conservator, Babylonian Collection, Yale University. No Charge.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM–11:00 AM

Location: Bristol History Room, Second Level, Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT


The Bristol History room will be open the following Saturdays through May 2017: February 4, March 4, April 1 & May 13, 9:30 AM–11:30 AM

Sunday Hours Begin January 8 @ Bristol Public Library

Sunday Hours at the Bristol Public Library

The Bristol Public Library, located at 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT, will be open Sundays, beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017 through Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  The library collection includes adult and children’s books, magazines, audio books, E-books, DVDs, CDs and downloadable materials.  Internet access, all online resources, and Wi-Fi will also be available on Sundays. All you need is your library card!  for more information, visit the library or contact the Bristol Public Library at (860) 584-7787 x 2023.