Even More Salem Press Resources in Paper & Digital

Salem Press Critical Insights Alice Walker volume cover artWe’re pleased to announce we have added added EVEN MORE NEW RESOURCES to our print and online Salem Press collection — 15 more volumes in the Critical Insights series! These volumes circulate, so you may take them home and read them at your leisure. Digital editions can be accessed 24/7 from our Research & Information page with your valid Bristol library card.

New Critical Insights volumes added:

  • The Awakening
  • James Baldwin
  • The Bell Jar
  • Charles Dickens
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Robert Frost
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • I know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Little Women
  • Jack London
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Alice Walker

New Salem Press Resources in Paper & Digital!

Salem Press Critical Insights LGBTQ Literature cover art with rainbow flagWe’re pleased to announce we have added 20 new resources to our online and print Salem Press collection. If you prefer print, physical editions are shelved in our Reference collection. Digital editions are available 24/7 from our Research & Information page with your valid Bristol library card.

What we’ve added:

Ancient Creatures

Contemporary Biographies:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Critical Insights:

  • The American Comic Book
  • The American Dream
  • American Road Literature
  • The American Thriller
  • Crime & Detective Fiction
  • LGBTQ Literature
  • Magical Realism
  • The Slave Narrative
  • Virginia Woolf & 20th Century Women Writers

Critical Surveys:

  • Critical Survey of Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Novelists with Feminist Themes
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Science Fiction Novelists
  • Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythology

Earth Science:

  • Earth Materials & Resources, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Earth’s Weather, Water, & Atmosphere, Volumes 1 & 2

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Volumes 1-4
Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society, Volumes 1-3

New Downloadable Magazine Titles Available at the Library!

Logo for Zinio,  a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazinesWe’ve added several new titles to the downloadable magazines! 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 rbdigital.com/bristolct. You MUST have a valid Bristol library card to access Zinio. As of July 1st available titles include:
30 Minute Dinners
American Patchwork & Quilting
Better Homes & Gardens
Country Living
Do It Yourself
Dr Oz the Good Life
ESPN the Magazine
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Family Circle
Food Network Magazine
Good Housekeeping
HGTV Magazine
Interweave Crochet
Interweave Knits
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Martha Stewart Living
Men’s Health
National Geographic interactive
O, the Oprah Magazine
PC Magazine
Popular Science
Smithsonian Magazine
Taste of Home
Vanity Fair
Weight Watchers
Women’s Health

Unfortunately, Rolling Stone and US Weekly have ended their relationship with Zinio. Back issues and any issues you may have added to your personal collection WILL remain accessible to you, but new issues will not appear.

Paris! Sera Toujours Paris!

Poster of Paris! Sera Toujours Paris! 7/21/2015 library programOn Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Manross Memorial Library welcomes Carole Rothschild, a native French speaker and teacher, will introduce you to Paris and help you plan your next trip to the French capital! Perfect for Armchair Travelers, as well! Her program includes recommendations for places to dine, shop, and sights to see in and around The City of Light. Learn a few basic French phrases and enter drawings for door prizes.

Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. FREE event. Please register in advance by stopping by the Manross Library or calling 860/584-7790.

Relive the 1940s @ BPL in August!

Poster for Reliving The 1940s 8/5/2015 library programJoin us for Reliving the 1940s: Those Were the Days! Rescheduled from January, the program will recall growing up in the time when radio held center stage and the big band sound dominated music.  Also, see what amazing things can be learned from the 1940 Census, and how World War II changed everything.  There is no charge for this event.  Please register in advance by stopping by the Library or calling 860-584-7787 x2023.