Happy Thanksgiving from the Bridgeport Public Library
All BPL locations will be closed Thursday, November 27th & Friday, November 28th in celebration of Thanksgiving. The BPL will reopen Saturday, November 29th.
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.
As the Holiday Season approaches, here’s an opportunity to do some good and clear your library fines at the same time!
We believe that libraries change people’s lives. They are cornerstones of democracy. The Bridgeport Public Library provides opportunities for residents to learn, enjoy and achieve. To accomplish that mission, the Bridgeport Public Library offers free and open access to a relevant collection, staff knowledge, and modern facilities.
Any registered voter in the city of Bridgeport who has a high level of familiarity with the city’s libraries and who holds a library card may apply. Individuals who have a strong interest and wish to help reposition the Bridgeport Public Library facilities, collections, programs, and staff to help focus on building community, helping people, and changing lives are attributes sought. Applicants must be able to attend two or more monthly meetings.
Go Play! Parks Passport Program provides a fun opportunity for Bridgeport children and their families to visit and be physically active in Bridgeport parks.
TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE GO PLAY! PARKS PASSPORT: Click here
Bridgeport Public Library and BAYM Computer Genesis will be hosting a FREE Hour of Code event for kids grades 3 – 5 to learn the basics of computer coding in a friendly and relaxed way!
The Hour of Code is here. Check out our video.
Bridgeport Public Library Services Homeward Bound Books Program is available to Bridgeport residents who are home bound and unable to visit any of the library locations in person.
For more information please call 203-576-7828 to contact the Homeward Bound Books Coordinator Taja Shelton.
Mark Albertson, Norwalk Community College lecturer and author of “USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship” and “They’ll Have to Follow You! The Triumph of the Great White Fleet”, will discuss the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and Countess Sophie in July of 1914, and the events and circumstances that triggered WW I.
The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré’s 2008 spy novel.
Director: Anton Corbijn; Rated R; 121 minutes; 2014
Free Refreshments will be served – but feel free to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Black Rock Food Pantry.
Do you have a young budding artist and want a forum to showcase their talent?
Well look no further…
Poets, emcees, dancers, singers, musicians, actors, etc are all welcome.
Program days and times are 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month.
Please come and visit the Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters meeting
This is a great place to learn how to be comfortable leading and speaking before a small group. This will enhance your leadership and communication experiences before others. Toastmasters meets twice a month on the first & third Wednesday.
For more info contact: Scott R. Davis at 203-727-2487.
The Bridgeport History Center has sponsored a Bridgeport Memoir Writing Class since 2002. Please join us on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM.
Printable BPL Library Card Applications are now available Online in both English and Spanish.
Just print out an application. Fill it out and bring it to the library with proper ID’s (ID info is on each application.) and at no cost become a member of the BPL.
Available at all branches of the Bridgeport Public Library.
Check out all the venues we have available for free admission or a discounted price using your Bridgeport Public Library adult library card.