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Hoopla is Here!!

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Hurray! Hoopla is here!

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your BPL library card.

Check out our newest service!

The first 15 patrons from each library branch to sign up will receive a FREE Hoopla t-shirt.

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BPL Mission Statement

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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.


BPL Board of Directors Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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Meetings & Minutes

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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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All Saturdays in February
2:30 PM
North Branch


In celebration of Black History Month, The North Branch Library  presents Alex Haley’s 6 part TV Mini Series: ROOTS.

Roots.(1977): Where Are They Now?

Free Light Refreshments will be served

Sunday Film Festival at the BPL – THE FIELD

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Sunday, March 1st
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library
the field


“Bull” McCabe’s family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land. And when the widow who owns the field decides to sell the field in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it.

Director: Jim Sheridan; PG-13; 107 minutes; 1990

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Free Refreshments will be served

All Sunday Movies for March (Irish Heritage Month)

It’s Your Life, Live It Well!

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Tuesdays, March 3rd - April 7th
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

LiveWell – Attend Our Live Well Workshop Series.

Attend a free six week Live Well Workshop series and learn new techniques to take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, pain, depression, and anxiety.

Sponsored by Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, the State Department on Aging, the State Department of Public Health and the Black Rock Branch Library.

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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, March 4th
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.

The Kerry Boys, CT’s Favorite Irish Balladeers

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Friday, March 6th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Pierce & Coleen

The Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys Duo with Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals and Colleen Filush on fiddle and vocals for a rollicking good time.

For over 25 years The Kerry Boys have been Connecticut’s favorite Irish Balladeers with CT State Troubadour 2007/08, Pierce Campbell on guitar, harmonica and vocals and Coleen Filush on fiddle and vocals. Playing traditional Irish ballads and originals, their signature harmonies are backed up with high-energy instrumentation. The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun!

Free Refreshments will be served!

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Saturday Classic Movie Matinee – THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

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Saturday, March 7th
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Black Rock Branch


After settling his differences with a Japanese POW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors – while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. A near flawless war movie. Winner of 7 Academy Awards – including Best Picture.

Director: David Lean; PG; 155 minutes; 1957

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All March Movies at the Black Rock Branch

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

Food for Thought Book Discussion

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Wednesday, March, 18th
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
book cat

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.

Our March book is: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

Neuroimaging, with Dr. Ken Pugh,

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Thursday, March 19th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Dr pugh

Neuroimaging studies of early language development, reading and reading disability: An update on recent findings

Join Dr. Ken Pugh, President and Director of Research at Haskins Laboratories (the nation’s leading multidisciplinary community of scientists studying speech, language and reading) for a discussion on how children learn to read and acquire language and most importantly, how can we help those that struggle?

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Genealogy Roundtable

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Thursday, March 19th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center

Genealogy Roundtable

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

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6:00 - 7:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
family reentry logo

Support Group – Weekly Meeting

This will be an opportunity to make connections with others who share similar experiences and to create an environment of empowerment.

All female ex-offenders in the Greater Bridgeport area are welcome to join!

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Free Tai Chi Classes

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6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Johnathan Davis

Tai Chi with Jonathan Davis – Weekly Class

Please join us for our weekly 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.

Jonathan Davis, a.k.a. Brother Yah-ya,  is a certified Holistic Health counselor accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Yah-ya has been a devotee and instructor in the practice of Tai Chi for over twenty years.