A Gathering Place for the Entire Community

The Bridgeport Public Library was recently featured on Connecticut For Sale, Check out the article here:


Entertainment and Education Come Together At Bridgeport Public Library.


Food for Fines at the BPL

Bring non-perishable food to the Library August 8th – 14th

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Library News

New Newfield Library on the Way!


From City Librarian Scott Hughes:

Not by sight (site), but by Faith. 755 Central Avenue is no longer the old Newfield Library or the Charles Smith Center. It is the soon to be NEW Newfield Library. We closed on it this afternoon after 8 years of dreaming. IN my LIFETIME !!

Press release from BPL Board of Directors.

Comunicado de la Junta de Directores BPL


Summer Reading


Super Hero Summer Reading Online Sign-up


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KidSpeak is here!

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KidSpeak Language Learning for Children

Finally – children’s magazines online! Enjoy!

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Bridgeport Public Library Master Plan…

Bridgeport Summer Activities for Kids, Teens & Families


Bridgeport Summer Activities:

The City of Bridgeport, through its Lighthouse After School program, is pleased to
present you with this publication highlighting the numerous programs
available for children and their families to learn, play and grow
throughout the summer.

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Eat Healthy – Buy Local

2015 farmers markets

 Bridgeport & Fairfield County Farmer’s Markets

Bridgeport Farmer’s Markets (All Bridgeport markets will accept SNAP/EBT, WIC, Senior & Veteran FMNP and CVV checks):

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Online BPL Library Card Applications

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Online Printable BPL Library Card Applications 

Printable BPL Library Card Applications are now available Online in both English and Spanish.

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DC Comics on Hoopla

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DC Superheroes

All the iconic DC Comics Superheroes in time for “Heroes” Summer Reading! Free with your BPL Library Card.

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Now at 4 BPL Locations:

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Lee y Serás

Lee y Seras
Wednesdays, July 29th - September 2nd
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library

Ready for School, Ahead for Life

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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

Wednesday, August 5th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

Please come and visit the Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters meeting

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Become a Literacy Volunteer

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Wednesday, August 12th
10:30 AM
Burroughs - Saden Library 3rd fl. Community Room (Classroom)

Share Your Knowledge

Make a difference in someone’s life. Help an adult learn to speak, read and write in English or improve their basic reading and writing skills.

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Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, August 20th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library, Bridgeport History Center

Genealogy Roundtable

Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

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Crochet Club at Burrough-Saden Library

5:30 - 7:30 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library

Crochet Club

Crochet basic learning-all levels are welcome.

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Free Tai Chi Classes

Johnathan Davis
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

Tai Chi with Jonathan Davis – Weekly Classes

Please join us for our twice a week Tai Chi classes. These classes are designed for all ages and all fitness levels. Just wear loose fitting  clothing, flat shoes and you’ll be good to go.

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