Join us at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 for a very special story time with Dr. Goodman, N.D. We will read Growing Vegetable Soup, learn about healthy eating and living, hear how we can stay healthy, and color a well balanced plate of delicious food. Wear orange to the library and let us give you an orange nose to wear all day!
On Wednesday, October 7 @ 6:30 PM, Bristol Public Library, on 5 High Street, will host An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University , presented by CT author and photographer, Mathew Duman. The presentation will share stories about the often humorous history, meaning and architecture behind these “New World” grotesques adorning the buildings at Yale. Copies of the book of the same title will be available for signing at the event. 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 the Bristol Public Library.
Falling is here! Getting ready to fire up your leaf blower or chainsaw or – if you’re more the pessimistic type – your snow blower? No matter what sort of small engine you’re ready to use, it might need a little tune-up. In that case, the Small Engine Repair Reference Center, available online through our website, is at your service!
Simply go to bristollib.com, click on “Public Services,” and then “Research & Information.” From there, click on Small Engine Repair Reference Center and choose your engine. You’ll need your valid Bristol Library card to access the site, but it’s 100% free of charge.
On Saturday, October 11 at 3:00 PM, BPL will welcome Bristol native, and Simpsons television series writer, Mike Reiss. Mike, who was a Bristol Public Library user in his school days, and is a major donor to the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, is visiting the library to attend a small dedication ceremony for the new first floor library Express Area. The new Express Area, is designed to support the growing use of digital technology in the community and will include cafe style seating, free WI-FI, tables with charging hubs and USB ports for mobile devices and will be a location inside the library where covered beverages will be permitted. The required furniture and re-furbishing of the first-floor lobby are made possible by Mike’s generous support.
Although the Express Area will not be completed by October 11, the dedication ceremony will include the presentation of a plaque, the signing of Simpsons posters that will be part of the Express Area decor, a display board showing what the new furniture materials will look like, and refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. The public is welcome to attend the dedication.