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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.

Museum Pass List

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Food for Fines at the BPL

As the Holiday Season approaches, here’s an opportunity to do some good and clear your library fines at the same time!

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Two Shots Heard ‘Round the World

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Saturday, November 22nd
11:00 AM
Burroughs-Saden Library - 3rd floor
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Two Shots Heard ‘Round the World

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.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Closings

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Thursday, November 27th & Friday, November 28th
All Day
All Locations
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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.

BPL Mission Statement

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MISSION STATEMENT

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.

 

The Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors Seeking Applicants

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The BPL Board of Directors is accepting applications for a volunteer board position.

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.

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GO PLAY! Parks Passport Program

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Program runs until April 30, 2015
Passports also available at all BPL locations
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Explore, Learn, Play

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

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Hour of Code for {Kids}

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Tuesday, December 9th - Thursday, December 11th
3:30 - 5:30 PM
All BPL locations
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Hour of Code for {Kids}

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.

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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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Thanks for Giving – Parent/Child & Family Dinner

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Friday, November 21st
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Burroughs Saden - 1st floor
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Thanks for Giving

CT Parent Power is proud to present it’s first annual “Thanks for Giving” Parent/Child & Family Dinner to pay tribute and our deepest gratitude to all parents, relative caregivers and all adults who continue to help advocate and mobilize the changes necessary within our local and statewide policies to provide safe, healthy and thriving learning environments for all children!

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Saturday Movie Matinee – A MOST WANTED MAN

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Saturday, November 22nd
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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A MOST WANTED MAN

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

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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.

Poetz Next-Gen Youth Poetry Workshop

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Saturday, November 22nd
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - 1st floor
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Youth Poetry Workshop

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.

 

 

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, December 3rd
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library
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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.

Memoir Writing Class

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Saturday, December 13th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center
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Memoir Writing Class

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.

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Genealogy Roundtable

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Thursday, December 18th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center
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Genealogy Roundtable

Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

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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

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Friends of the BPL Book Sale

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

Patrons may enter via State Street.