UK Mini-Invasion @ the Library Coffee House in September!

Thanks to a grant by the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund, the Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund and the Elizabeth Tyrell Fund for the Arts at the Main Street Community Foundation,  The Library Coffee House Series starts off this fall with a blast from the UK with folk-jazz fusion
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More details to come!

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More information about Sarah: www.sarahmcquaid.com

 

Fun & Creative Opportunity for Crafters!

Master Scrapbook Artist Gail Straun  is hosting a make and take workshop  on Thursday, July 23 @ 6:00 PM at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT.  Gail will show how to make a beautiful mini-album for photos, Journaling, etc, from an empty Altoids mint box using Graphic 45 Tea Papers & embellishments.  Ages 18 & up only.  There is an $8.00 materials fee for this program, payable upon arrival.  Limited to 10 spots.  For more information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

Doctor Who: 50 Years in 100 Minutes!

Calling all Whovians!  The Doctor will be returning to Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, on July 7th @  6:30 PM. The What, Where, and How of Doctor Who with Clive Young is a fast-paced multimedia program celebrating Doctor Who from 1973 to the present day.  Designed for both new and old fans alike, the program explores the show’s colorful on-doctor summerscreen and behind-the-scenes histories, highlighting all twelve Doctors and their most important episodes  Using video and PowerPoint, the program features thrilling action, amusing trivia, and much more!  No Charge.  Please RSVP @ BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

State-wide Inter-library Loans Suspended After May 16

Due to changes at the Connecticut State Library, the Bristol Public Library System will suspend inter-library loan services through the statewide ReQuest network beginning May 16 until a new state-wide system is in place in the autumn.

How will this affect you? If an item you desire is not available through our consortium, Library Connection, we will not be able to get it for you until the new state-wide system is in place. However, as Library Connection comprises 30 libraries, the majority of item requests placed are readily filled and very few patrons will be affected.

Remember, as long as the Connecticard program remains funded, your Bristol library card is valid at any public library in the state and you are welcome to visit libraries outside our consortium to borrow their items directly from them.

Friends of the Library Summer Mini-Book Sales Coming in June!

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold a used book mini-sale on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 in the lower level of the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. The sale hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Friday and 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, with an adult fiction half-price sale on Saturday from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. The sale features 2,000 gently used fiction and non-fiction books for children, teens and adults, priced at $1.00 and $2.00, and a large selection of specially priced books at a slightly higher cost.

The Friends are also holding an ongoing mini-sale at the Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, Forestville, starting on June 8 and running until the end of the month. This sale features hardcover and softcover books for readers of all ages, and the books can be purchased whenever the library is open.

Both sales will allow shoppers to stock up on summer reading material, and the proceeds will help fund mini-grants for children, young adult, and adult programs at both Bristol libraries.