The Library Winter Newsletter is Now Available!

The Winter issue of Connections, the adult services newsletter of our Bristol libraries is now available! Get it at BPL or Manross Library, on our website or subscribe by email, to find out what’s going on at our Bristol libraries this winter–New programs, new services, new upgrades.  All you need is your library card!

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How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

On Thursday, November 20, at 6:30 PM, Michael Alimo (CRPC, CLU, ChFEBC) and David Wayner (LTC Partnership Cert. CT, NY, NJ) will present a workshop, Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits, at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol.  The workshop will include common mistakes, how benefits are calculate and how to increase them, and special strategies for different family situations.   There is no charge for this program, but registration is required.  For more information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of Bristol Public Library.

November Coffee House 11/6 w/the Kenn Morr Band!

kenn morrThe BPL Library Coffee House presents the Kenn Morr Band on November 6th at 6:30 PM. Folk favorites and original music will both be on the program. “This Connecticut-based band offers up some New England warmth…The Kenn Morr Band’s sixth album, Worth Imagining brings a variety of instruments together to create a warm, soulful sound…Morr’s deep, succulent voice (often accompanied by backing vocals) calls to mind folksingers like Richard Thomspon and John Prine” (Jennifer Makowski, Popmatters.com).  No charge for the concert or refreshments (courtesy of the Friends  of the  Bristol Public Library), but please register at BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Bristol Public Library is located  on 5 High Street, Bristol, CT.

Music for all Ages at Manross Library!

Willie Was Different and Other Musical Tales

At 2:00 PM on Saturday October 25, the Manross Library will present “Willie Was Different and Other Musical Tales,” a free concert for music lovers of all ages.

The heart of the program features four musicians performing a composition based on the children’s story by Norman Rockwell. Music and narration bring to life the tale of Willie the wood thrush, who has a special talent for beautiful improvisations on his native birdsong. Other chamber, classical, and whimsical arrangements round out this delightful performance by Tracy Norkun, flute; Andrew Raibeck, clarinet; Karla Lee, bassoon; and Jean Degan, piano.

This concert, complete with light refreshments, has been made possible by a generous grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Please visit the library or call 860.584.7790 to register.