Romeo & Juliet Thoughout the Ages on Valentine’s Day!

Since the early 18th century, composers have been inspired by the
world*s most beloved love story. Some sixty works, including operas,
ballets, symphonies, incidental music, overtures and songs, have
been based on the play. Only *Hamlet* and *The Tempest* can rival
that number. Jeffrey Engel will present background histories and
excerpts from popular *Romeo and Juliet* inspired works. Ages 18 & up only.

Made possible by a music programs donation from Norman W. Odlum



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