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New Reads
Songs of Pete Seeger
haunted house

The True Story of the Bpt Poltergeist on Lindley St

Saturday, October 4th, 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Burroughs – Saden Library – Bridgeport History Center

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Phil Rosenthal Plays the Songs of Pete Seeger

Former Connecticut State Troubadour Phil Rosenthal performs music by Pete Seeger in a very special concert at the Black Rock Branch Library.

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Library News

Sunday hours at Burroughs – Saden Library

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BPL logoSunday Hours at the BPL

The Bridgeport Public Library is pleased to announce the return of Sunday hours to the main Downtown Burroughs – Saden Library.

The main Downtown Burroughs & Saden Library will be open every Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Homeward Bound Books Program

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We Bring the Books to You!

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.

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Driver Permit Tests Available for Free!

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Free Permit Practice TestsFree Driver Permit Tests

In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Bridgeport Public Library is proud to offer FREE Connecticut Driver Permit practice tests.


These tests, for both automobile and motorcycle, along with the Driver Handbook for each, are available by clicking on the link. You will be taken directly to the test pages.

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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.

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.

Library Card application

Aplicación en Español

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, October 1st
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters Meeting

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.

Lee y Seras

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Wednesday, October 1st
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden - 1st Floor

Lee y Seras

Lee y Seras

Ready for School, Ahead for Life

Six Family Conversations –  Wednesdays, September 10th – October 15th

Dinner and Child Care
Families with Children up to 6 years

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Youth Poetry Workshop!

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Saturday, October 4th
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library 1st floor
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Youth Poetry Workshop!

Youth Poetry Workshop is back in session, this Saturday 1:00 –  4:00 PM the at Bridgeport Public Library. Free food and beverages. Hosted by Poetz Realm. We will provide bus passes if you need one.
Please spread the word: #cavbpt — with Cav Cav.
The Youth Poetry Workshop will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.



Saturday Classic Movie Matinee – GOLDFINGER

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Saturday, October 4th
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Black Rock Branch


The film’s plot has Bond investigating gold smuggling by gold magnate Auric Goldfinger and eventually uncovering Goldfinger’s plans to attack the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.

Director Guy Hamilton; Rated PG; 112 minutes; 1964

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Free Refreshments will be served – but feel free to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Black Rock Food Pantry.

Memoir Writing Class

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Saturday, October 11th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center

Memoir Writing Class

The Bridgeport History Center has sponsored a Bridgeport Memoir Writing Class since 2002. Our class has continued to write about memories of not only Bridgeport, Connecticut, but about the stories that we find have linked our lives.

We all have shared landscapes of memories, be it a football game, high school, or daily life. Newcomers are welcome!

Please join us on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM.

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Latino Advocacy Foundation of Fairfield County

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Tuesdays, October 14th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

Latino Advocacy Foundation Meeting

Our mission is to provide services, programs and advocacy that improve the social, labor and economic conditions of the Latino community in greater Fairfield County while nurturing and promoting its cultural traditions as it builds bridges with  other communities.
Nuestra misión es proveer servicios, programas y actividades de
promoción que mejoren las condiciones sociales, laborales y económicas
de la comunidad latina del condado de fairfield, Injectando la promocion de sus tradiciones culturales, creando puentes con otras comunidades.

Food for Thought Book Discussion

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Wednesday, October 15th
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Food for Thought Book Discussion

Our lunchtime book club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM. Bring your brown bag lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert.

For October: bring on the chills with John Searles’ “Help for the Haunted” a creepy coming of age tale.

Genealogy Roundtable

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Friday, October 17th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center

Genealogy Roundtable

12:30 Friday September, 19th – Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield.

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Become a Literacy Volunteer

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Wednesday, October 22nd
10:15 AM
Burroughs - Saden Library 3rd fl. Community Room (Classroom)
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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.

You don’t need to speak another language or have a teaching background to volunteer. Please join us at this informational session and learn more about the rewards of becoming a Literacy Volunteer.

RSVP to: lwolfeiler@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org  or call: 203 576-7012

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Free Computer Classes for Beginners

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Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Black Rock Branch
computer classes

Free Computer Classes for Beginners – Tuesdays & Saturdays

The Black Rock Branch Library is once again offering an ongoing series of free Tuesday evening and Saturday morning computer classes designed for beginners.

All Tuesday classes begin at 6:30 PM and will last approximately 1 hour.

All Saturday classes begin at 10:30 AM and will last approximately 1 hour.

Space is limited so register for one or more classes now. Walk ins OK – space permitting.

Call: (203) 576-7025.

Friends of the BPL Book Sale

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Library Garage

Patrons may enter via State Street.