Movie & Lunch at BPL!

On Wednesday, May 7th., Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, will hold a Movie & Lunch program starting at 1:00 PM. Hyde Park on Hudson is a British historical comedy starring Bill Murray as FDR.  Beverages  &  cookies will be provided courtesy of the  Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Bring your lunch!  No Charge, but registration is required.  To register, please visit BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

New Meeting Room Booking System Update

Bristol Public Library is transitioning its online meeting room booking process to LibCal–a specialized library  calendar and booking platform.  LibCal has worked well in testing and current bookings from May 5 onward are being transcribed to the from the previoius system. The new system is scheduled to go live Monday, May 5, 2014.  The Library Board Meeting Room Policy, Room Agreement, and meeting room hours, will remain unchanged. The new system will allow for a meeting room availability calendar, which updates itself automatically and will always display the most current meeting room availability status.  Double booking of meeting rooms and booking of rooms less than two weeks ahead of time  or farther than 5 months ahead of time (the range allowed by library policy) will not be accepted by the system.  LibCal will also simplify the requesting of amenities when making a room reservation and will provide automatic statistics for library use.  Further information is available by calling the Programming/Public Relations Manager or the Computer Lab Manager at (860) 584-7787 x 2007.

Stafford Creations Art Display at Bristol Public Library

During the month of April, Bristol Public Library,  5 High Street, in Bristol, is hosting an exhibit of artworks and handcrafted goods by Bristol natives Bob and Cindy Stafford.  Bob and Cindy, who have been creating their art for over thirty years, are the  co-owners  of Stafford Creations.  Inspired mostly by nature, Bob gathers and dries his own wood for carving, often after storms, and uses any variety nature may give him. He uses wood from pine, to fruit woods, to hardwoods, while Cindy is the painter of their creations and of her own works as well..She uses Acrylics for woodcarvings and gouache and watercolor for her own  paintings. The display at Bristol Public Library features the both carved pieces and watercolor and is built around the theme of Spring.  for more information about the display, visit the Bristol Public Library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.  For more information about Stafford Creations, contact Cindy at