Lions Club SightFirst Eye Glass Donations May Now Be Made at BPL

The Bristol Lions Club will be collecting used eye glasses for the Lions SightFirst program at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street in Bristol.  There is a SightFirst drop box, where donated eye glasses may be left, on the Lower Level of the library at the foot of the main staircase.

SightFirst helps Lions and their partners address the world’s leading causes of preventable or reversible blindness, as well as provide services to persons who are blind or have low vision. The program focuses on large-scale projects that address cataract, trachoma, river blindness, diabetic retinopathy, and uncorrected refractive error. SightFirst also funds research projects that directly support SightFirst objectives, with an emphasis on projects that seek to better deliver cataract, trachoma and uncorrected refractive error services.

 

for  information contact the

Bristol Lions Club:

Address: PO Box 1421
Bristol, CT 06011-0462
Phone: 860-584-2560 Ev Lyons Membership Chair
Email: v.evertt.lyons@snet.net

 

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 fiction, memoir, biographies, classical literature, mystery, horror, fantasy, romance, and, of course, superheroes. New publishers are added all the time, and Comics Plus typically adds at least 100+ new titles every week!

Go to Comics Plus: Library Edition and click on Get Started to activate your account. Check out titles you like and find your checkouts in the My Comics section. A banner on the cover tells you how many days you have left to read the title. When the seven days are completed, the book is automatically returned.

Comics Plus titles cannot be downloaded, but they can be read online. Comics and graphic novels cannot be returned early. You can check out up to 25 titles at a time for a 7-day period.

Comics Plus for Libraries

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 fees. LawDepot provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents. By following a simple step by step process, library patrons will be able to create a large variety of state specific legal forms. After a document has been completed, users will have the option to print, download or save their form to LawDepot’s secure archive. All LawDepot documents have been developed by an experienced team of in-house lawyers and are regularly updated to ensure accuracy.

Popular forms offered by LawDepot include Bill of Sale, Last Will and Testament, Lease Agreement, Lease Notices, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreement, Promissory Note, Release Agreement, Sales Agreement, Service Agreement and hundreds more.

Go to LawDepot and click on Browse Documents to activate your account.

LawDepot

New Zinio Magazine Titles Added

We’ve added many new titles to our Zinio downloadable magazine collection! Download them from anywhere through Zinio & keep them as long as you want! To get started click on the Zinio button on our site, bristollib.com, or go directly to www.rbdigital.com/bristolct/service/zinio. You MUST have a valid Bristol library card to access Zinio. As of February 1 available titles include:

  • 30 Minute Dinners
  • Allrecipes
  • American Patchwork & Quilting
  • Beadwork 🌟
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Clean Eating 🌟
  • Conde Nast Traveler 🌟
  • Cook’s Country 🌟
  • Country Living
  • Discover 🌟
  • Do It Yourself
  • Dr Oz the Good Life
  • Elle
  • ESPN the Magazine
  • Every Day with Rachael Ray
  • Family Circle
  • Family Handyman 🌟
  • Food Network Magazine
  • Glamour 🌟
  • Good Housekeeping
  • HGTV Magazine
  • House Beautiful 🌟
  • Interweave Crochet
  • Interweave Knits
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Macworld
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Men’s Health
  • Mother Earth News 🌟
  • National Geographic interactive
  • Newsweek
  • O, the Oprah Magazine
  • OK! Magazine 🌟
  • PC Magazine
  • PC World 🌟
  • Popular Mechanics 🌟
  • Popular Photography 🌟
  • Popular Science
  • Prevention
  • Quilts and More 🌟
  • Redbook 🌟
  • Runner’s World 🌟
  • Self
  • Shape 🌟
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Taste of Home
  • Taste of Home Holiday 🌟
  • Vanity Fair
  • Vegetarian Times 🌟
  • Weight Watchers
  • Woman’s Day 🌟
  • Women’s Health 🌟
  • Yoga Journal 🌟

🌟 indicate new additions

Zinio Digital Magazine Service

The Friends of the Library 2016 Annual Book Sale Dates Announced

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library 2016 Annual Book Sale Schedule:

Wednesday, February 24  3:00 PM to 7:00 PM  ($5.00 Preview Night admission)

Thursday, February 25  9:00 AM to 7:00 PM  (No admission fee)

Friday, February 26  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM  (No admission fee)

Saturday, February 27  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM  (No admission Fee)

Sunday, February 28  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ($5.00 Bag Sale)

The sale  includes thousands  of gently used hard & soft cover books, audio books, movies & CDs, fiction & non-fiction, vintage items & collectibles.

The book sale  is held in the lower level meeting rooms and Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT.  All proceeds  benefit the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.